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Urban Chaos (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
78
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3.6
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Description

As the 2nd millennium ends, the cities are over-ran with Apocalyptic violence. Is this down to urban frustrations, or a sinister cult controlling everybody? You are either cop D'Arcy Stern or former soldier Roper McIntyre, and have to find the answers, but more importantly put a stop to the carnage.

This involves a succession of action-packed non-linear missions. The environment incorporates shadows, rain, fog and a day/night cycle. Police cars, motorcycles and ambulances must be controlled during some missions. There are many ways to 'settle' the enemies - car chases, hand-to-hand combats and action movie-style shoot outs for example.

Screenshots

Urban Chaos Windows Returning a vehicle to the station!
Urban Chaos Windows FMV Intro
Urban Chaos Windows Main menu
Urban Chaos Windows Fighting multiple hoodlums

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User Reviews

Potentially great, but ruined by a couple of bad design decisions hydra9 (3851) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars
Think Streets of Rage in 3rd person 3d view jumping from building to building. SebastianLi (46) 2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars
Fun yet incredibly annoying Evil-Jim (151) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
Tomb Raider, Driver, GTA and the worst story line ever all mixed together. Michael Joyeux (13) unrated

The Press Says

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 15, 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jan 04, 2000 9 out of 10 90
IGN Dec 24, 1999 8.7 out of 10 87
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jan 15, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 28, 1999 16 out of 20 80
WomenGamers.com Feb 16, 2000 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jan 07, 2000 78 out of 100 78
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2000 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Jan, 2000 76 out of 100 76
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 2000 73 out of 100 73

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Trivia

Urban Chaos was originally conceived as a Double Dragon-style game, with the environment-as-weapon flourishes of a Jackie Chan movie, but at the last moment, it was pitched to Eidos as an open-world-combat-driving-everything game.

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SebastianLi (46) added Urban Chaos (Windows) on Apr 12, 2000
Other platforms contributed by GTramp (38818), Sciere (270454) and Grant McLellan (545)