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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 Windows Meet my knife
State of Emergency Windows Completing tasks unlocks more characters (there are a total of five).
State of Emergency Windows There are only four maps/levels available in the game.
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 PlayStation 2 Lothian (13)
Console port to Windows...BAD Windows Twilightseer (252)

Critic Reviews

GameSpot PlayStation 2 Feb 15, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
XBox Solution (XBS) Xbox Apr 06, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
GameZone Xbox Mar 31, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Xbox May, 2003 7.75 out of 10 78
Peliplaneetta.net PlayStation 2 Mar 12, 2002 72 out of 100 72
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Mar 14, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation 2 Feb 27, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameZone Windows Oct 15, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Apr 11, 2003 13 out of 20 65
Factornews Xbox Jun 11, 2003 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

During the intro movie, a character is attacked by a ATO officer outside of a TV shop. The character is wearing a blue and white horizontally stripped shirt. Originally the shirt was green and white, it therefore had a striking similarity to the football strip of Celtic Football club based in Glasgow, Scotland.

The team that produced the game were based in Dunfermline, Scotland, and I believe that the intro movie was created by Axis Animation (Part of the VIS Group) who are based in Glasgow. Something tells me that there was some Football rivalry going on :)

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