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American McGee presents Bad Day LA (Windows)

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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 its 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 shooting your way through everything and anyone, or helping the people around you. You need to protect them from terrorists, street gangs or zombies with the help of eight weapons from a tire iron 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 behaviours. 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.


American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows At the end of every mission you have an overview.
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows A giant hamburger being attacked by dogs.  Go figure.
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows The main menu.
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows Even during a terrorist crisis, this man is washing a car.

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  • "Bad Day LA" -- Common shorthand

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This is not a game, this is a satire as a game Kasey Chang (3652) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars

Critic Reviews

2404.org PC Gaming Sep 10, 2006 6.4 out of 10 64
Gamesmania.de Aug 21, 2006 63 out of 100 63
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 2006 61 out of 100 61
PC Games (Germany) Aug 28, 2006 45 out of 100 45
Defunct Games Oct 17, 2006 40 out of 100 40
Yiya Aug 31, 2006 6 out of 15 40
FOK!games Sep 10, 2006 39 out of 100 39
GameSpy Sep 13, 2006 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
IGN Sep 18, 2006 2.7 out of 10 27
1UP Sep 05, 2006 1 out of 10 10


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