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 (252)|
The Press Says
|GameSpot||PlayStation 2||Feb 15, 2002||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||PlayStation 2||Nov 14, 2003||8.5 out of 10||85|
|GameSpot||Xbox||Mar 28, 2003||7.8 out of 10||78|
|Fragland.net||PlayStation 2||Sep 13, 2002||72 out of 100||72|
|GameSpy||PlayStation 2||Mar 05, 2002||70 out of 100||70|
|GameZone||Windows||Oct 15, 2003||6.8 out of 10||68|
|IGN||Windows||Sep 08, 2003||6.6 out of 10||66|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Xbox||Apr 11, 2003||13 out of 20||65|
|PGNx Media||PlayStation 2||May 23, 2002||6 out of 10||60|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||PlayStation 2||Mar 05, 2002||4 out of 10||40|
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TriviaAccording 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.
Related Web Sites
- State of Emergency (Official Site - Rockstar Games)