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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 Even during a terrorist crisis, this man is washing a car.
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows One of the loading screens.
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows Only in America, where ambulances are equipped with gatling guns.
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows Intro - useless "info"

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

Gamers.at Sep 08, 2006 73 out of 100 73
PC Action Sep 29, 2006 70 out of 100 70
Worth Playing Sep 20, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Playfuls Oct 06, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
PC Powerplay Sep, 2006 41 out of 100 41
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 2006 41 out of 100 41
FOK!games Sep 10, 2006 39 out of 100 39
GameSpy Sep 13, 2006 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Game Revolution Sep 14, 2006 D 25
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 (61031) added American McGee presents Bad Day LA (Windows) on Aug 26, 2006