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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 its 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 shooting your way through everything and anyone, or helping the people around you. You need to protect them from terrorists, street gangs or zombies with the help of eight weapons from a tire iron 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 behaviours. 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.


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 "Rescue my baby!"
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows Terrorists are bad, mmmkay?
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows Explosion

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Alternate Titles

  • "Bad Day LA" -- Common shorthand

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This is not a game, this is a satire as a game Kasey Chang (4622) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars

Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Sep 20, 2006 5 out of 10 50
PC Games (Germany) Aug 28, 2006 45 out of 100 45
PC Powerplay Sep, 2006 41 out of 100 41
Yiya Aug 31, 2006 6 out of 15 40
Defunct Games Oct 17, 2006 40 out of 100 40
Gamernode Sep 22, 2006 3.2 out of 10 32
IGN Sep 18, 2006 2.7 out of 10 27
GameDaily Dec 14, 2006 2 out of 10 20
PC Player (Denmark) Dec, 2006 2 out of 10 20
1UP Sep 05, 2006 1 out of 10 10


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