DescriptionIt'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.
- "紧急状态" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "SoE" -- Common name
Part of the Following Groups
- BPjS / BPjM indexed games
- PlayStation 2 Greatest Hits releases
- PlayStation 2 Platinum Range releases
- State of Emergency series
|Great idea, POOR execution||PlayStation 2||Lothian (13)|
|Console port to Windows...BAD||Windows||Twilightseer (264)|
|Gaming Target||PlayStation 2||Feb 22, 2002||8.4 out of 10||84|
|Game Informer Magazine||PlayStation 2||Apr, 2002||8 out of 10||80|
|GameZone||Xbox||Mar 31, 2003||8 out of 10||80|
|GameSpot||Xbox||Mar 28, 2003||7.8 out of 10||78|
|Game Informer Magazine||Xbox||May, 2003||7.75 out of 10||78|
|Netjak||Xbox||Apr 30, 2003||7.5 out of 10||75|
|GameSpot||Windows||Aug 15, 2003||7.2 out of 10||72|
|PC Zone||Windows||Jan 02, 2004||6.2 out of 10||62|
|All Game Guide||Xbox||2003||60|
|PC Gamer||Windows||Dec, 2003||43 out of 100||43|
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TriviaDuring the intro movie, a character is attacked by a ATO officer outside of a TV shop. The character is wearing a blue and white horizontally stripped shirt. Originally the shirt was green and white, it therefore had a striking similarity to the football strip of Celtic Football club based in Glasgow, Scotland.
The team that produced the game were based in Dunfermline, Scotland, and I believe that the intro movie was created by Axis Animation (Part of the VIS Group) who are based in Glasgow. Something tells me that there was some Football rivalry going on :)
Related Web Sites
- State of Emergency (Official Site - Rockstar Games)