State of Emergency

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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.


State of Emergency Windows "Revolution" mode is the campaign where you find resistance members (fist icons)...
State of Emergency Windows Moving some stuff
State of Emergency Windows Lot of people
State of Emergency Windows Mission related characters have rings around their feet for easy identification.

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

Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Feb 22, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
Game Over Online PlayStation 2 Apr 23, 2002 84 out of 100 84
Netjak Xbox Apr 30, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
XBox Evolved Xbox Apr 10, 2004 6.7 out of 10 67
IGN Windows Sep 08, 2003 6.6 out of 10 66 Xbox Apr 11, 2003 13 out of 20 65
PGNx Media PlayStation 2 May 23, 2002 6 out of 10 60
All Game Guide Xbox 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Mar, 2002 C- 42 (UK) PlayStation 2 Mar 05, 2002 4 out of 10 40


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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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