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State of Emergency (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
60
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

It's some time in the far future, where The Corporation controls everything. People are generally happy, except for a resistance group called Freedom, who do not like The Corporation's dictatorial rule.

In State of Emergency, the player can choose from one of five different characters: Spanky, an ex-gang member; McNeil, a disgruntled ex-cop; Bull, a criminal in prison; Libra, a lawyer; and Phreak, an orphan. The player must complete a variety of missions, ranging from Rescue missions to "Kill This Person" missions to "Blow Up This ..." missions.

The player has many different weapons at his or her disposal, including shotguns, machine guns, pistols, knives, rocket launchers, tear gas launchers, flame-throwers, gatling guns, pepper spray, molotov cocktails and more. It is even possible to use street props, such as boxes, construction cones, benches, signposts, trashcans, and more. Breaking and entering stores allows the player to use the items there as a weapon, such as a DVD player or a television. There are many different enemies such as gang members, skinheads, and The Corporation forces.

Screenshots

State of Emergency Windows A colored arrow floats over your head to direct you to your mission objective.
State of Emergency Windows Mission related characters have rings around their feet for easy identification.
State of Emergency Windows Where are we running?
State of Emergency Windows "Chinatown" is second only to "crate filled warehouse" on the list of cliche game locations.

Alternate Titles

  • "紧急状态" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "SoE" -- Common name

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User Reviews

Console port to Windows...BAD Twilightseer (252) 0.71 Stars0.71 Stars0.71 Stars0.71 Stars0.71 Stars

The Press Says

GameSpot Aug 15, 2003 7.2 out of 10 72
GameZone Oct 15, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68
IGN Sep 08, 2003 6.6 out of 10 66
PC Zone Jan 02, 2004 6.2 out of 10 62
Shooterplanet May 31, 2004 48 out of 100 48
PC Gamer Dec, 2003 43 out of 100 43

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Trivia

During the intro movie, a character is attacked by a ATO officer outside of a TV shop. The character is wearing a blue and white horizontally stripped shirt. Originally the shirt was green and white, it therefore had a striking similarity to the football strip of Celtic Football club based in Glasgow, Scotland.

The team that produced the game were based in Dunfermline, Scotland, and I believe that the intro movie was created by Axis Animation (Part of the VIS Group) who are based in Glasgow. Something tells me that there was some Football rivalry going on :)

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The Ring Hawk (654) added State of Emergency (Windows) on Jul 31, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Dapy (24) and JPaterson (9147)