New MobyGoal! We're aiming for 1,500 well documented Arcade games.

State of Emergency

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
70
1.8
Windows
60
2.7
Xbox
65
3.0
Not an American user?

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 Lot of people
State of Emergency Windows ... who give you missions to accomplish.
State of Emergency Windows Where are we running?
State of Emergency Windows There are only four maps/levels available in the game.

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Great idea, POOR execution PlayStation 2 Lothian (13)
Console port to Windows...BAD Windows Twilightseer (252)

The Press Says

Digital Press - Classic Video Games PlayStation 2 Nov 14, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Apr, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Mar 01, 2002 4 out of 5 80
GameSpot Xbox Mar 28, 2003 7.8 out of 10 78
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation 2 Feb 27, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN Xbox Mar 27, 2003 6.6 out of 10 66
IGN Windows Sep 08, 2003 6.6 out of 10 66
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Mar 05, 2002 4 out of 10 40
GameSpy Xbox Apr 05, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Factornews Xbox Jun 11, 2003 2 out of 10 20

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


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.

Related Web Sites

Contributed to by Dapy (24), JPaterson (9147) and The Ring Hawk (654)