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 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.

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American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows Sniper rifle
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows "All right!"
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows Only in America, where ambulances are equipped with gatling guns.
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows There are dead people everywhere.

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 (3652) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars

Critic Reviews

Imperium Gier Nov 07, 2006 7.3 out of 10 73
Gry OnLine Aug 14, 2006 71 out of 100 71
PC Action Sep 29, 2006 70 out of 100 70
Gamesmania.de Aug 21, 2006 63 out of 100 63
Gamigo Aug 26, 2006 6.1 out of 10 61
PC Games (Germany) Aug 28, 2006 45 out of 100 45
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 2006 41 out of 100 41
Defunct Games Oct 17, 2006 40 out of 100 40
JeuxVideoPC.com Oct 10, 2006 5 out of 20 25
PC Player (Denmark) Dec, 2006 2 out of 10 20

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Awards

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

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