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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 Windows Completing tasks unlocks more characters (there are a total of five).
State of Emergency PlayStation 2 The main menu
State of Emergency Windows Map
State of Emergency Windows "Chinatown" is second only to "crate filled warehouse" on the list of cliche game locations.

Promo Images

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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

GameSpot PlayStation 2 Feb 15, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Apr, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Xbox May, 2003 7.75 out of 10 78
Fragland.net PlayStation 2 Sep 13, 2002 72 out of 100 72
Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 Mar 12, 2002 68 out of 100 68
IGN Windows Sep 08, 2003 6.6 out of 10 66
IGN Xbox Mar 27, 2003 6.6 out of 10 66
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Feb 27, 2002 13 out of 20 65
GameSpy Xbox Apr 05, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Extreme Gamer Xbox Apr 28, 2003 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

On September 28, 2002, State of Emergency (PS2) was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. The Xbox version followed June 30, 2005.

For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

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