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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 Only in America, where ambulances are equipped with gatling guns.
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows Intro - useless "info"
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows A damsel in distress kind of errand.
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows Lots of escort and errand missions.

Alternate Titles

  • "Bad Day LA" -- Common shorthand

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User Reviews

This is not a game, this is a satire as a game Kasey Chang (3654) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars

The Press Says

Gry OnLine Aug 14, 2006 71 out of 100 71
Gamigo Aug 26, 2006 6.1 out of 10 61
Worth Playing Sep 20, 2006 5 out of 10 50
HardGamers Sep 18, 2006 43 out of 100 43
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 2006 41 out of 100 41
Defunct Games Oct 17, 2006 40 out of 100 40
Game Revolution Sep 14, 2006 D 25
PC Player (Denmark) Dec, 2006 2 out of 10 20
4Players.de Sep 01, 2006 18 out of 100 18
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 (61025) added American McGee presents Bad Day LA (Windows) on Aug 26, 2006