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State of Emergency (PlayStation 2)

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It's some time in the far future, where The Corporation controls everything. People are generally happy, except for a resistance group called Freedom, who do not like The Corporation's dictatorial rule.

In State of Emergency, the player can choose from one of five different characters: Spanky, an ex-gang member; McNeil, a disgruntled ex-cop; Bull, a criminal in prison; Libra, a lawyer; and Phreak, an orphan. The player must complete a variety of missions, ranging from Rescue missions to "Kill This Person" missions to "Blow Up This ..." missions.

The player has many different weapons at his or her disposal, including shotguns, machine guns, pistols, knives, rocket launchers, tear gas launchers, flame-throwers, gatling guns, pepper spray, molotov cocktails and more. It is even possible to use street props, such as boxes, construction cones, benches, signposts, trashcans, and more. Breaking and entering stores allows the player to use the items there as a weapon, such as a DVD player or a television. There are many different enemies such as gang members, skinheads, and The Corporation forces.


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There are 14 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.

Alternate Titles

  • "紧急状态" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "SoE" -- Common name

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Great idea, POOR execution Lothian (13) 2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Over Online Apr 23, 2002 84 out of 100 84
Gaming Target Feb 22, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Mar 01, 2002 4 out of 5 80
Fragland.net Sep 13, 2002 72 out of 100 72
Peliplaneetta.net Mar 12, 2002 72 out of 100 72
GameSpy Mar 05, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 27, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 27, 2002 13 out of 20 65
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 05, 2002 4 out of 10 40


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On September 28, 2002, State of Emergency (PS2) was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. The Xbox version followed June 30, 2005.

For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

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JPaterson (9118) added State of Emergency (PlayStation 2) on Mar 15, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Dapy (24) and The Ring Hawk (647)