State of Emergency (PlayStation 2)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
70
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
1.8
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

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.

Screenshots

State of Emergency PlayStation 2 The high score table
State of Emergency PlayStation 2 There is only one controller configuration with limited customisation options
State of Emergency PlayStation 2 Before a game can begin the player must name their save game and select a character.<br>Only two characters are available at the start of the game, others are unlocked by gameplay
State of Emergency PlayStation 2 The main menu

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

GameSpot Feb 15, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Over Online Apr 23, 2002 84 out of 100 84
IGN Feb 15, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
Fragland.net Sep 13, 2002 72 out of 100 72
Peliplaneetta.net Mar 12, 2002 72 out of 100 72
PSX Extreme Mar 14, 2002 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PGNx Media May 23, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Game Revolution Mar, 2002 C- 42
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 05, 2002 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

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
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