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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 These are the different game modes in which level one can be played
State of Emergency PlayStation 2 Before a game can begin the player must name their save game and select a character
State of Emergency PlayStation 2 There are bonus multipliers for successive quick kills
State of Emergency PlayStation 2 End of level statistics.<br>The level ends when the target score has been reached

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
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Nov 14, 2003 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
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Mar 01, 2002 4 out of 5 80
Peliplaneetta.net Mar 12, 2002 72 out of 100 72
Gamesmania.de Mar 12, 2002 68 out of 100 68
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 27, 2002 13 out of 20 65
All Game Guide 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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 (9115) added State of Emergency (PlayStation 2) on Mar 15, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Dapy (24) and The Ring Hawk (646)