Police Quest 4: Open Season is the fourth instalment of the classic Police Quest series and this time focuses on the adventures of homicide detective John Carey. The game begins with John at the scene of the murder of his best friend and ex-partner. As the story progresses more people will be murdered until you can eventually put the clues together to close in on the murderer.

Police Quest: Open Season was released in 1993 by Sierra On-Line and features a vast improvement in graphics and game play. It attempts to provide a realistic view of what it’s like to be in the police force. The story was put together by Daryl Gates, a retired Police Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police Quest 4 Walkthrough

Murder Scene

Speak with everyone and then use your Notebook to look at the body and cigarette. Use your notebook with the graffiti on the wall. Use your Keys to open the trunk of your car and take the Homicide Kit. Look at the body again and use the Chalk on the body and the cigarette to make an outline. Open the dumpster and use the Notebook on the body. Close the dumpster and then talk to everyone again until they have nothing more to say.

Monday

Parker Center

Once Lt. Block has finished speaking leave the room. You’ll automatically go down to sit at your desk. Take the Memo from your desk and read it. Open the top drawer on the left and take the Photo. Open the top drawer on the right and take¬† 3.14 Report. Look at the Photo and take note of the number. Use the Notebook on the 3.14 Report and then give it to Hal who sits opposite you. Take another 3.14 Report and stand up.

Use the computer at the back of the room and enter your ID, 612, and password, GUNNER. Look at Gang Information and choose “Rude boys get bail”. Read all the information about them and then leave to the left. Enter the elevator and go to the Lobby. Use the Spare Change on the candy machine and take the Chocolate Bar. Leave the building. When you’re bothered by a reporter on the way out use the Hand icon to push your way past her. On the map select the LA County Morgue.

LA County Morgue

Enter the building, talk to Sherry and show her your Badge. Enter and talk to Russ. Pick up the 2 Personal Belongings Envelopes on the counter to his right. Continue through to the next room, use the Notebook on the Hickman’s head and then talk to Sam. Ask him about everything and then use the Notebook on him. Leave the building and go to the Target Range

LA Police Academy

Enter the building and take the 13.5.1 Buff from the counter. The forms are on the right side in some kind of blue box. You’ll automatically fill it out. Give the form to Bert and then use your Wallet on him to pay for the session. Take the Ammo and Head Gear. Take the gun and shoot the targets when they appear. You’ll have a few second to put as many bullets into each target as possible. When told by the instructor, open your inventory and reload your gun. When the session is over walk back to the counter and give the Head Gear back to Bert. Open the map and drive to Hickman’s House.

Hickman’s House

Knock on the front door and speak to the girl, Valerie, who opens the door. Wait for Katherine to enter the room and give her Hickman’s Personal Belongings. Talk to her until she runs off. Speak with Valerie until she mentions the closet. Open the closet and look inside one of the jackets to find a bottle of Pills. Leave and go back to the alley.

South Central LA

Walk up the screen to the other end of the alley. Look at the bullet holes in the wall. Open your Kit and take out the Putty Knife. Use the knife on each of the bullet holes to loosen them. Use a Plastic Bag from your Kit on each of the Bullets to take them.

Open the door at the end of the alley and talk to the guys loitering around. Use your Notebook on the one who agrees to help. Walk east twice to the Mini Mart and use your Badge on the drunk guy outside. Give him some Change. Talk to him and use the Notebook on him. Enter the store and show your Badge to the lady at the counter. Talk to her and use your Notebook on her. Take an Apple from the counter and some Glue from the stand to the right. Use your Wallet on her to pay for the items and then leave the store.

Walk to the east until you see a little girl sitting down. Show her your Badge. If you try to talk to her before showing your badge she’ll run off. If she runs off leave the screen and come back. Give the girl an Apple and then talk to her about everything. Walk to the east and show your Badge to Mrs. Washington. Give her the Envelope with Bobby Washington’s Belongings. Walk back to your car and leave.

Parker Center

Enter the building and use your ID on yourself. Take the lift to “B”. Speak to Chester and then give her the Glue and the Pills for her to look at. Head back to the lift and press “4”. Walk into the room and give Teddy the Bag of Bullets. When he asks where you want them stored select “Shelf Storage”.

Walk back to the lift and press “3”. Sit down at your desk and answer the phone. It’s the guy from the alley and he wants to meet you. Give the Crime Scene Report to Hal and then take the lift to “L”. SAVE the game and then drive to South Central LA.

South Central LA

As soon as you arrive quickly duck down behind your car by using the Walk icon. Open your inventory and use the Kevlar Vest on yourself. This will give you a little more time. Crawl to the right, to the back of the car and use the Keys to open the trunk. Use the keys to unlock the Shotgun on the left side of the trunk and take it. Open your inventory and take the Shotgun. When the gunman appears take aim and fire. You’ll have a few chances to shoot him. Once he’s been hit other Police Officers will arrive and the day will end.

Tuesday

Parker Center

After getting a grilling from the boss leave his office. Use your Notebook on the 3.14 Report and give it to Hal. Sit down at your desk and take another 3.14 Report. Take the lift to “B”. Speak with Chester for an update and then open up the map.

Yo Money’s Estate

Yo Money’s Estate should now be on your map. Head over there and use the Notebook on the crime scene. Walk towards the house one screen and look in the bushes to the right. Take the Woman’s Shoe and use the Notebook on the bushes.

Knock on the door, show your Badge to the security guard, talk to him and show him the Shoe. Enter and speak to both Yo Money and his Girlfriend. Show the Shoe to both of them. When the phone rings and the girlfriend is chatting quickly grab the Cigarette from the bowl on the table.

La County Morgue

Enter the building and show your Badge to Sherry. Go through and talk to Russ. Continue to the next room and talk to Sam who’ll invite you out to the Short Stop Bar after work.

LA Police Academy

This isn’t necessary but you can head back to the firing range for some extra points and practice. In my version the game crashed once I tried to leave the range so you may want to skip this part.

Parker Center

Wear your ID and take the lift to level 3. Use the computer and choose Hate Crimes. Type in Walker and read the information about him. Log Out. Use the Notebook on the 3.14 Form. Give the Form to Hal and take a new 3.14 from your desk.

South Central LA

Walk over to Mrs. Washington and speak to her. Speak to the child who tells you she knows a secret. Ask her about everything and then use the Notebook on her.

Dennis Walker’s Place

Knock on the door and show your Badge to the man. Talk to the man and he’ll let you in. Talk to him twice but he says he can’t hear you because the music is too loud. SAVE your game. Turn the music down. When you do Walker makes a run for it and his girlfriend enters with a knife. Quickly take out your Gun and click it on her. Talk to her twice and then use the Cuffs to arrest her.

Parker Center

Back at the station Mrs. Garcia will talk to you before storming out. Take the Memo from your desk and then read it. Use the Notebook on the 3.14 Form and give it to Hal. Take another 3.14 Form from your desk.

Hickman’s House

Enter and speak with Katherine. When you leave you’ll automatically go to the bar to meet up with your friends.

Short Stop Bar

Take some Pretzels from the bowl. Speak with your friends, Sam and Julie, until you’re interrupted by your boss who tells you to go home and get some rest.

Wednesday

City Hall

SAVE your game. Walk to the front podium. You’ll get a barrage of questions. You can try to answer a few if you want. After the judge questions you Walker will stand up and attack you. Quickly take your Gun out and click it on him. Talk to him twice and then Cuff him.

Parker Center

Use the Notebook on the 3.14 Form and give it to Hal. Take a new Form and then talk to Hal about any new developments.

LA Police Academy

Enter the building and take a 13.5.0 Form. Give it to Bert and take the Ammo and Head Gear. You don’t need to pay for this test. Walk east to the range, wear the Head Gear and take the test. Once it’s complete give the Head Gear back to Bert and leave.

Impound Lot

Show your Badge at the window to get the pass phrase for the day. Walk east and speak with the man. Open the patrol car door and take the Newspaper Clipping. Open your inventory and read the Clipping.

LA County Morgue

Enter and speak with Sam about everything.

Griffith Park

The dog won’t let you near the crime scene so give the Pretzels to the dog and he’ll run off. Look at the crime scene. Use the Hand icon on the ground and you’ll uncover a bone. Use a Plastic Bag to take the bone and then use the Notebook on the crime scene.

LA County Morgue

Enter and give the Bone to Sam. Talk to him about any new developments.

Hollywood and Vine

Show the man standing outside your Badge and question him about everything. Enter the Kitty Bitty, door is on the right, and show your Badge to Electra, the girl sitting at the bar. Show her the Shoe and question her about everything. Leave and enter the store on the left. Show the man your Badge and ask him about everything. Leave and enter the Kitty Bitty again. This time the proprietor will be at the bar. Show her your Badge and ask her about everything.

LA County Morgue

When you arrive you’ll see that the reporters have arrive. Enter and the day is supposed to end.

The Day Won’t End!

If the day won’t end you’re not alone.¬† This is the official spoiler from Sierra Help.

Go to the L.A. County Morgue. You should see a news team questioning Sherry and the day will end. If this doesn’t happen, you have missed something. Did you get the newspaper clipping from the patrol car at the Impound Lot? Did you look at the clipping in your inventory? Did you go to the Bitty Kitty and question Electra and Barbie after showing them your badge? Did you show them both the shoe from Yo Money’s house? Did you question the proprietor of Ragin’ Records about the patrol car and the abandoned car? Did you give the bone from Griffith Park to the coroner?

Even after going through all of those steps the day still wouldn’t end and no reporters could be seen at the morgue. I assumed it was a bug but if you see something I’ve missed let me know. For those of you who could get past this day continue reading for Thursday.

Thursday

LA County Morgue

Talk with Sam about everything.

Parker Center

Take the lift down to the Basement and speak with Chester about everything.

Impound Lot

Show your Badge at the window to get the password for the day. Walk to the east and speak with the man. Look at the license plate of the vehicle and write it down “E2BSY669”.

Parker Center

Put your ID on and take the lift to your office. Use the computer and login (ID: 612 and Password: Gunner). Choose “DMV” and type in “E2BSY669”.

Social Services Office

Head over to Social Service and show your Badge to Nora, the woman sitting at the desk. Speak with her until you enter Luella Parker’s Office. Look at the desk and take the Tape and Cage Files. Outside the office speak with Nora again and then leave.

Hollywood and Vine

Enter Ragin Records and give the Tape to the man. Look at the counter and use the Drumstick. When the man puts the Drumstick on the counter use the Hand icon to take it. Open your inventory and use the Glue on the Mirror and the Glue on the Drumstick. Use the Mirror on the Drumstick. Leave and enter Kitty Bitty. Show the Shoe to Barbie Cann once more and talk to her.

Third Eye Theater

Click on the ticket booth and show your Badge to Mitchell Thurman. Talk to him and then enter through the left door. Speak wtih Mitchell again. Drink the Tea and then go through the right door.

South Central LA

Enter the building and take the Rope from on top of the boxes.

Griffith Park

Use the Rope to catch the dog.

The Alley

Use the Prybar on the door to break it open.

The Dark Room

Use your Flashlight and then use the Knife on the door knob. Use the door knob and them use the Mirror and Drumstick on the crack in the door. Enter the room.

The Room

Open the refrigerator and use the Notebook on the head. Close the fridge and leave the room. Go to the next room and use the Pills with the dog. Go up and to the right. Open the double doors and look at the carpet. Use the Hand icon on the carpet and use the Notebook on the Shoe and trapdoor. Open the trapdoor and go through.

Third Eye Theater

Use the Notebook on the woman sleeping on the chair. Pick up the Coca-Cola can and use the Hand icon on it to shake it. You’ll find a Key. Enter the movie theater. A woman in red will carry the sleeping woman away. Use the Key on the door to the right. Use your Flashlight in the dark room. The woman will hit you over the head and take all of your stuff.

The Room

Take the ball and throw it out the window. Look out the window. Head to the kitchen and open the fridge. Take the Lighter from the mouth of the head. Close the fridge. Go to the bathroom and open the medicine cabinet. Take the Hairspray. Open your inventory and use the Hairspray with the Lighter. Leave the room and enter the room with the trapdoor. Use the makeshift Flamethrower on the killer to complete the game.