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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.

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    State of Emergency is a riot—a total free-for-all where you have to beat up everything and everyone in order to make your way through the game. Set in four enormous and fully interactive environments, including the Mall, Chinatown, the East Side, and Corporation Central, the games 118 diverse and entertaining missions range from protection to punishment. But, watch out: You'll have to act strategically to not harm the civilians. Play as one of five rebels, each with different strengths and weaknesses and each with their own underlying motives for toppling the Corporation. The deep selection of hand-to-hand fighting moves includes deadly combinations, grab-and-dash attacks, foot stomp attacks, and punches. A ton of super-destructive weapons also make a big impact in helping you cause mayhem on the streets of Capitol City. The full arsenal includes an Uzi, AK47, M16, Flame Thrower, Rocket Launcher, Molotov Cocktail and Tazer. And, watch yourself—Corporation Enforcers prowl the streets looking to stop trouble and are ready to use any and all means necessary to do so. This is a State of Emergency, after all.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15388) on Jun 24, 2010.

Press Release - Xbox:

    Rockstar Games' State Of Emergency Xbox Set to Hit Retail March 26th



    Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), proudly announces the street date for State of Emergency for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Developed by VIS, State of Emergency, already a "Greatest Hits" title for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system is expected to hit retail shelves at a MSRP of $19.99 on March 26th, 2003 in North America, and will be available in Europe on April 4th, 2003.

    "State of Emergency was a tremendous success on the PlayStation®2 with its over the top style, unique attitude and technical achievements. The Xbox has allowed us to add a multitude of improvements, most notably the frenzied addition of multiplayer modes. Xbox owners have yet to play a multiplayer game this intense," said Jamie King, Rockstar Games' Vice President of Development. "At a competitive price point of $19.99, the Xbox title offers players the chance to enjoy State of Emergency with all new multiplayer modes and get great value for their money."

    State of Emergency re-invents the old-school street brawler genre by combining over an unprecedented 250 characters on screen with an endless array of special fighting moves, weapons and interactive environmental objects. State of Emergency's comical cartoon style complements its arcade driven gameplay.

    Additional information about State of Emergency is available at www.rockstargames.com/stateofemergency.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66204) on Jul 04, 2005.

www.take2games.com.au - PlayStation 2/Xbox:
    State of Emergency is a "man against the mob" arcade-like fighting game where you are a member of an underground resistance movement, dedicated to liberating your people from the oppressive Corporation. Use hand to hand combat, weapons, and anything you can find on the street. Hundreds of people are rioting as you fight for freedom - be careful!

    Developer
    VIS Entertainment

    Rating
    MA15+

    Available Now
    from Rockstar Games for PlayStation®2 Worldwide.
    from Rockstar Games for Xbox Worldwide.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66204) on Feb 07, 2005.

Back Of Box (U.S./Canada):
    Awarded "Top Overall Game Of E3" by GAMESPOT.COM

    A shadowy corporation has seized control of your country. The people have taken to the streets in protest. A state of emergency has been declared... now it's time for you to fight for your freedom.

    Try to topple the corporation or simply cause complete mayhem.

    Prepare for chaos as hundreds of people fill the screen - each citizen reacts differently to events.

    Deep selection of hand-to-hand fighting moves and tons of super-destructive weapons are at your disposal.

    Even pick up items off the street and use them to fight your oppressors.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9146) on Mar 15, 2002.