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|
|XBox Solution (XBS)||Xbox||Apr 06, 2003||8.2 out of 10||82|
|Game Informer Magazine||PlayStation 2||Apr, 2002||8 out of 10||80|
|GameSpot||Xbox||Mar 28, 2003||7.8 out of 10||78|
|Game Informer Magazine||Xbox||May, 2003||7 out of 10||70|
|GameZone||Windows||Oct 15, 2003||6.8 out of 10||68|
|XBox Evolved||Xbox||Apr 10, 2004||6.7 out of 10||67|
|IGN||Xbox||Mar 27, 2003||6.6 out of 10||66|
|All Game Guide||Xbox||2003||60|
|All Game Guide||PlayStation 2||2003||60|
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TriviaOn 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.
Related Web Sites
- State of Emergency (Official Site - Rockstar Games)