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American McGee presents Bad Day LA (Windows)

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Description

You play as Anthony Williams, a homeless person in Los Angeles who doesn't give a shit. One day, as he is again blocking the highway with his shopping cart, a plane full of biowaste crashes into the bridge nearby and one Bad Day in L.A. begins. Soon people begin to mutate into zombies because of the dangerous waste, meteorites come down from the sky, a tsunami makes his way to L.A. and many other bad things happen. The game is a humorous take on the USA's post-9/11 culture of fear.

Your only goal is to survive. You can do that by either shoot your way through everything and anyone, or help the people around you. You need to protect them from bad boys like terrorists, street gangs or zombies with the help of eight weapons from a tireiron to a rocket launcher. But you can also heal the zombies with your fire extinguisher or use it to help burning people. For every action you do, you either get a smiley or a frowney, and depending on how many of these you have collected, the NPCs will have different behaviour. If you behave like a psycho and collect frowneys, everyone will hunt you down and will not help you find your way through the mess.

Screenshots

American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows This mascot beats on people with his sign.
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows Picking up dog poo causes others to vomit when you approach.  Why you'd carry dog poo is beyond me.
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows One of the loading screens.
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows "All right!"

Alternate Titles

  • "Bad Day LA" -- Common shorthand

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User Reviews

This is not a game, this is a satire as a game Kasey Chang (3654) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars

The Press Says

Gry OnLine Aug 14, 2006 71 out of 100 71
Gamesmania Aug 21, 2006 63 out of 100 63
Gamigo Aug 26, 2006 6.1 out of 10 61
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 2006 61 out of 100 61
Worth Playing Sep 20, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Yiya Aug 31, 2006 6 out of 15 40
GameSpy Sep 13, 2006 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
IGN Sep 18, 2006 2.7 out of 10 27
PC Player (Denmark) Dec, 2006 2 out of 10 20
GamingExcellence Oct 02, 2006 1.2 out of 10 12

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2006 – Coaster of the Year (PC)

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Sicarius (61031) added American McGee presents Bad Day LA (Windows) on Aug 26, 2006