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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.

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State of Emergency PlayStation 2 The high score table
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 This is McNeil, one of the two characters available from the start<br>He's a decorated officer who may belong to the Freedom Network.<br>Awful shirt and how come his hands are bigger than his head
State of Emergency PlayStation 2 End of level statistics.<br>The level ends when the target score has been reached

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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

Game Over Online Apr 23, 2002 84 out of 100 84
Gaming Target Feb 22, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
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
GameSpy Mar 05, 2002 70 out of 100 70
PGNx Media May 23, 2002 6 out of 10 60
All Game Guide 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Revolution Mar, 2002 C- 42
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 05, 2002 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

According to the developer, Vis, who is based in Scotland, the riots in the game came around as a result of watching various soccer riots in Scotland. While the locales are obviously different, the same behavior model is there.

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JPaterson (9101) added State of Emergency (PlayStation 2) on Mar 15, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Dapy (24) and The Ring Hawk (644)