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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 There are only four maps/levels available in the game.
State of Emergency PlayStation 2 There is only one controller configuration with limited customisation options
State of Emergency Windows "Revolution" mode is the campaign where you find resistance members (fist icons)...
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

Digital Press - Classic Video Games PlayStation 2 Nov 14, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN PlayStation 2 Feb 15, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
GameZone Xbox Mar 31, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Mar 01, 2002 4 out of 5 80
Netjak Xbox Apr 30, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Peliplaneetta.net PlayStation 2 Mar 12, 2002 72 out of 100 72
Game Informer Magazine Xbox May, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Apr 11, 2003 13 out of 20 65
PGNx Media PlayStation 2 May 23, 2002 6 out of 10 60
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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