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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 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 Windows You can't stop me
State of Emergency Windows "Chinatown" is second only to "crate filled warehouse" on the list of cliche game locations.
State of Emergency PlayStation 2 The game starts with a series of company logos which are in turn followed by a short sequence of looters being beaten up by riot police, then comes this title screen

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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

XBox Solution (XBS) Xbox Apr 06, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Mar 01, 2002 4 out of 5 80
Fragland.net PlayStation 2 Sep 13, 2002 72 out of 100 72
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation 2 Feb 27, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 Mar 12, 2002 68 out of 100 68
IGN Windows Sep 08, 2003 6.6 out of 10 66
PC Zone Windows Jan 02, 2004 6.2 out of 10 62
PGNx Media PlayStation 2 May 23, 2002 6 out of 10 60
All Game Guide Xbox 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Factornews Xbox Jun 11, 2003 2 out of 10 20

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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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