Urban Chaos (Dreamcast)

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.6
Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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Une adaptation sans concession mais bien trop fidèle pour que les développeurs se soient souciés des capacités spécifiques de la Dreamcast. Les défauts subsistent hélas. Urban Chaos reste pourtant un jeu original et bourré d'action.
Urban Chaos is a disappointment, not because it was expected to be better, but it had so much going for it in gameplay and innovation, only too fall short because of control and visual weaknesses. I have no problem with recommending a game that has dated visuals as long as the gameplay is worth it. Sadly, I have to bring down the hammer again on another Eidos title due to the somewhat unreliable controls, lackluster visuals, and horrible frame rate. Maybe Eidos will make a sequel to Urban Chaos for the Dreamcast that will alleviate these flaws... then again, let's not cast the die, considering how much we love Eidos sequels.
Video Games
Urban Chaos gehört genau zu der Sorte von Spielen, die das Dreamcast im Kampf gegen die PS2 nicht braucht. Solch lieblose 32-Bit- beziehungsweise PC-Umsetzungen haben in der Riege hochkarätiger Sega-Titel nix verloren. Alleine schon die hakelige Steuerung lässt einen oft vor Wut ins Joypad beißen. Dazu kommen Aussetzer bei der Sprachausgabe, eine lachhafte Sichtweite bei den Driving-Sequenzen, längere Ladezeiten als bei der PS-Version und, und, und. Um es kurz zu machen: Forget this one!
Para ser un juego de acción Urban Chaos tiene una duración bastante larga (a algunos les puede parecer que demasiada) aunque claro está, ésta depende en buena medida de lo directo que se quiera ir al objetivo. Yendo siempre al grano se acorta bastante el tiempo de juego pero es difícil resistirse en todas las ocasiones a cruzar la calzada para zurrar a ese camorrista o a entrar en ese callejón oscuro de donde proceden unos gritos.
All Game Guide
Aside from the scavenger hunt aspect of the missions to dislike, there is the action and combat, which is almost as frustrating as locating where that action is to take place. The movement of the characters isn't as smooth as it should be, and controlling them in dangerous situations such as jumping over rooftop gabs or hanging from ledges is sometimes more tricky than it should be. Beyond that, the combat engine could used some serious work. Urban Chaos seeks to bring large brawls to life, with enemies attacking from all sides, but dealing with multiple baddies soon becomes a tremendous pain, as they attack quickly and the loose controls do not allow you to respond in time. If you don't die getting to the criminals, you'll often find yourself losing your life once you get there.
The Video Game Critic
Unfortunately the clips of voice dialogue, which often border on silly, don't sound as clean as they should be. You can actually hear annoying "tick" sounds between the sound bites. Urban Chaos still manages to be mildly entertaining despite its shortcomings. If you can get a handle on the control scheme, you may find its dark world a worthwhile place to visit.
Like your everyday action movie, Urban Chaos shoots for the "short on plot, long on action" formula. The Dreamcast release, with its sickeningly sluggish frame rates and equally sinister control schemes, takes what was a charming PC beat-'em-up with a twist of Tomb Raider for good measure and vandalizes it beyond recognition.
Official Dreamcast Magazine (U.S.)
"When Bad Games Attack!" It's one of the worse shows you'll see on Dreamcast.