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Urban Chaos

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
78
3.6
Dreamcast
45
3.7
PlayStation
68
4.1
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Description

As the 2nd millennium ends, the cities are over-ran with Apocalyptic violence. Is this down to urban frustrations, or a sinister cult controlling everybody? You are either cop D'Arcy Stern or former soldier Roper McIntyre, and have to find the answers, but more importantly put a stop to the carnage.

This involves a succession of action-packed non-linear missions. The environment incorporates shadows, rain, fog and a day/night cycle. Police cars, motorcycles and ambulances must be controlled during some missions. There are many ways to 'settle' the enemies - car chases, hand-to-hand combats and action movie-style shoot outs for example.

Screenshots

Urban Chaos Windows FMV Intro
Urban Chaos Windows Mucky Foot Productions
Urban Chaos PlayStation Beating up a mugger.
Urban Chaos Windows Returning a vehicle to the station!

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User Reviews

Potentially great, but ruined by a couple of bad design decisions Windows hydra9 (3851)
Think Streets of Rage in 3rd person 3d view jumping from building to building. Windows SebastianLi (46)
Fun yet incredibly annoying Windows Evil-Jim (151)
Tomb Raider, Driver, GTA and the worst story line ever all mixed together. Windows Michael Joyeux (13)

The Press Says

Game Vortex Windows 1999 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Jan 04, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Jan, 2000 88 out of 100 88
Power Unlimited PlayStation Dec, 1999 8 out of 10 80
PC Gaming World Windows Dec, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Jan 07, 2000 78 out of 100 78
Consoles Plus PlayStation Apr, 2000 61 out of 100 61
Spel för Alla Windows Feb, 2000 5 out of 10 50
All Game Guide Dreamcast 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameSpot PlayStation Apr 24, 2000 2.9 out of 10 29

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Trivia

According to the developers, about half a million copies of the game were sold (platforms not specified).

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Contributed to by GTramp (37805), Sciere (268669), Grant McLellan (545) and SebastianLi (46)