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Best Beginner Skills in RoboCop: Rogue City

Smarts beat strength, at least at the beginning
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As someone who grew up during the golden age of cinema, the RoboCop movies were one of my most intense memories. Soon enough, there were some games for early arcades and consoles, but none of them could bring you the feeling of a nearly indestructible cyborg law enforcer. Until now.

RoboCop: Rogue City is a spiritual successor to the RoboCop 2 movie. The game puts you in the role of Alex Murphy, one of the few guys, along with Commander Sheppard, who had to go to work even after they died. Naturally, RoboCop is overpowering compared to the low-level criminals at the beginning of the game. That’s why it is important to level him up for the latter.

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Beginner Skills in RoboCop: Rogue City Explained

The Best Skills to Choose

Although the first Instinct would be to invest all of your points in your combat skills and armor, the enemies, in the beginning, are really weak, and you can dispose of them without much effort. The skills that will be the most useful at the beginning are Deduction and Psychology. The Enhanced Scanning ability will allow you to find hidden objects and rooms. Each of them will give you a certain amount of XP.

Enhanced Public Trust is another very useful ability because it improves the people’s opinion of RoboCop. That makes some of the missions much easier and opens some of the good-guy options. Another very useful ability is Fuse Boxes Recovery under the Vitality skill branch. This ability allows you to replenish a portion of your health on fuse boxes, which are scattered all around.

However, if you want to have extra fun, the most entertaining ability choice would be Slow Motion under the Focus branch. That way you can watch the criminals’ heads explode in glorious bullet-time view.

Level System in RoboCop: Rogue City

The game lets you choose the skills at the very beginning, while you don’t know anything about how they work. Not to mention, mistakes were made. The skill tree in this game is very branching, and it might seem a bit too much. That’s why we are here to help you make the right choice.

RoboCop earns experience points by doing police work all around Old Detroit. It could be solving petty crimes, finding missing IDs, or doing the police missions. Once you gather 1000 XP, you will level up and get the chance to improve one of your abilities with a single skill point.

Abilities in Robocop: Rogue City

The skill tree in this game has eight branches, and each branch has 10 nodes to put your skill points. On your second, sixth, and tenth nodes, you will unlock a special ability or augmentation. The branches are the following:

  • Combat – all about offensive capabilities
  • Armor – how much damage you can take
  • Vitality – the longevity of your lifespan
  • Engineering – for dashing and cracking safes
  • Focus – basically a slow-motion mode
  • Scanning – for fun environmental kills
  • Deduction – detecting hidden objects and rooms
  • Psychology – better relationship with people and the public

Those would be the most practical skills for the beginning of the game. For more Rogue City articles, you can read about All Serve and Protect 1 Locations in Downtown in Robocop Rogue City.

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Nenad Grujić

My name is Nenad Grujić and I'm a Staff Writer at GameJournalist. I have decades of gaming and media under my belt, and decades of writing experience. I like to call myself "your favorite ace of all trades", although I specialize in writing, education, voice acting, video editing, and media content creation.

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