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State of Emergency

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
72
1.8
Windows
60
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 Map
State of Emergency Windows Where are we running?
State of Emergency Windows Lot of people
State of Emergency Windows Moving some stuff

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

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
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Apr, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Xbox Mar 28, 2003 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Informer Magazine Xbox May, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameZone Windows Oct 15, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68
XBox Evolved Xbox Apr 10, 2004 6.7 out of 10 67
IGN Xbox Mar 27, 2003 6.6 out of 10 66
All Game Guide Xbox 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide PlayStation 2 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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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Contributed to by Dapy (24), JPaterson (9096) and The Ring Hawk (654)