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American McGee presents Bad Day LA (Windows)

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Description

You play as Anthony Williams, a homeless person in Los Angeles who doesn't give a shit. One day, as he is again blocking the highway with his shopping cart, a plane full of biowaste crashes into the bridge nearby and one Bad Day in L.A. begins. Soon people begin to mutate into zombies because of the dangerous waste, meteorites come down from the sky, a tsunami makes his way to L.A. and many other bad things happen. The game is a humorous take on the USA's post-9/11 culture of fear.

Your only goal is to survive. You can do that by either shoot your way through everything and anyone, or help the people around you. You need to protect them from bad boys like terrorists, street gangs or zombies with the help of eight weapons from a tireiron to a rocket launcher. But you can also heal the zombies with your fire extinguisher or use it to help burning people. For every action you do, you either get a smiley or a frowney, and depending on how many of these you have collected, the NPCs will have different behaviour. If you behave like a psycho and collect frowneys, everyone will hunt you down and will not help you find your way through the mess.

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American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows Heavy machine gun is great
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American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows A giant hamburger being attacked by dogs.  Go figure.
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows Juan

Alternate Titles

  • "Bad Day LA" -- Common shorthand

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This is not a game, this is a satire as a game Kasey Chang (3653) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars

The Press Says

PC Action Sep 29, 2006 70 out of 100 70
Playback Aug, 2006 6.33 out of 10 63
Gamigo Aug 26, 2006 6.1 out of 10 61
Worth Playing Sep 20, 2006 5 out of 10 50
PC Games (Germany) Aug 28, 2006 45 out of 100 45
Playfuls Oct 06, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
PC Powerplay Sep, 2006 41 out of 100 41
FOK!games Sep 10, 2006 39 out of 100 39
Gamernode Sep 22, 2006 3.2 out of 10 32
GamingExcellence Oct 02, 2006 1.2 out of 10 12

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2006 – Coaster of the Year (PC)

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Sicarius (61021) added American McGee presents Bad Day LA (Windows) on Aug 26, 2006