State of Emergency

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
70
1.8
Windows
59
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 PlayStation 2 This is McNeil, one of the two characters available from the start<br>He's a decorated officer who may belong to the Freedom Network.<br>Awful shirt and how come his hands are bigger than his head
State of Emergency Windows ... who give you missions to accomplish.
State of Emergency PlayStation 2 As McNeil flattens security officers he gains points. He takes damage too but health packs keep popping into existence which is good, the downside is that they disappear very quickly
State of Emergency Windows You can't stop me

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

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
Game Informer Magazine Xbox May, 2003 7.75 out of 10 78
Game Informer Magazine Xbox May, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation 2 Feb 27, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 Mar 12, 2002 68 out of 100 68
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Apr 11, 2003 13 out of 20 65
Shooterplanet Windows May 31, 2004 48 out of 100 48
GameSpy Xbox Apr 05, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Factornews Xbox Jun 11, 2003 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

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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