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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 The first level
State of Emergency Windows Mission related characters have rings around their feet for easy identification.
State of Emergency PlayStation 2 The main menu
State of Emergency PlayStation 2 End of level statistics.<br>The level ends when the target score has been reached

Promo Images

State of Emergency Screenshot
State of Emergency Screenshot
State of Emergency Screenshot
State of Emergency Screenshot

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 (264)

Critic Reviews

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 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Gamer Windows Dec, 2003 43 out of 100 43

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Trivia

During 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 :)

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