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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.

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American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows Like a typical platformer
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows A damsel in distress kind of errand.
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows One of the many pointless objectives.
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows The plot sounds good, but really is thin and drawn out.

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 (3653) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars

The Press Says

Playback Aug, 2006 6.33 out of 10 63
Gamesmania Aug 21, 2006 63 out of 100 63
Worth Playing Sep 20, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Playfuls Oct 06, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
HardGamers Sep 18, 2006 43 out of 100 43
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 2006 41 out of 100 41
GameSpy Sep 13, 2006 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Game Revolution Sep 14, 2006 D 25
PC Player (Denmark) Dec, 2006 2 out of 10 20
1UP Sep 05, 2006 1 out of 10 10

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Awards

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

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Sicarius (61021) added American McGee presents Bad Day LA (Windows) on Aug 26, 2006