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 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.

Screenshots

American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows Scared stiff.
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows Picking up dog poo causes others to vomit when you approach.  Why you'd carry dog poo is beyond me.
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows A giant hamburger being attacked by dogs.  Go figure.
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows The plot sounds good, but really is thin and drawn out.

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 (3652) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars

Critic Reviews

Fragland.net Oct 09, 2006 75 out of 100 75
Game Captain Aug 24, 2006 66 out of 100 66
2404.org PC Gaming Sep 10, 2006 6.4 out of 10 64
Gamesmania.de Aug 21, 2006 63 out of 100 63
Playback Aug, 2006 6.33 out of 10 63
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 2006 61 out of 100 61
HardGamers Sep 18, 2006 43 out of 100 43
PC Powerplay Sep, 2006 41 out of 100 41
Game Revolution Sep 14, 2006 D 25
1UP Sep 05, 2006 1 out of 10 10

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Awards

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

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Sicarius (60992) added American McGee presents Bad Day LA (Windows) on Aug 26, 2006