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
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The Press Says
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||PlayStation 2||Nov 14, 2003||8.5 out of 10||85|
|GameSpot||PlayStation 2||Feb 15, 2002||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Game Over Online||PlayStation 2||Apr 23, 2002||84 out of 100||84|
|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|
|GameSpot||Windows||Aug 15, 2003||7.2 out of 10||72|
|GamePro (US)||Xbox||Apr 16, 2003||3.5 out of 5||70|
|Gamesmania||PlayStation 2||Mar 12, 2002||68 out of 100||68|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Xbox||Apr 11, 2003||13 out of 20||65|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||PlayStation 2||Mar 05, 2002||4 out of 10||40|
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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)