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State of Emergency

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
70
1.8
Windows
59
2.7
Xbox
65
3.0
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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 Windows Moving some stuff
State of Emergency Windows Shooting
State of Emergency Windows "Chinatown" is second only to "crate filled warehouse" on the list of cliche game locations.
State of Emergency Windows "Revolution" mode is the campaign where you find resistance members (fist icons)...

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)

The Press Says

GameZone Xbox Mar 31, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Peliplaneetta.net PlayStation 2 Mar 12, 2002 72 out of 100 72
GamePro (US) Xbox Apr 16, 2003 3.5 out of 5 70
Game Informer Magazine Xbox May, 2003 7 out of 10 70
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Mar 14, 2002 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide PlayStation 2 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Aug 14, 2003 50 out of 100 50
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Mar, 2002 C- 42
GameSpy Xbox Apr 05, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Factornews Xbox Jun 11, 2003 2 out of 10 20

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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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