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State of Emergency (Xbox)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
65
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.0
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

There are no Xbox screenshots for this game.

There are 14 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

XBox Solution (XBS) Apr 06, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
GameZone Mar 31, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine May, 2003 7.75 out of 10 78
Netjak Apr 30, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
PGNx Media Apr 18, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Informer Magazine May, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Apr 16, 2003 3.5 out of 5 70
All Game Guide 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpy Apr 05, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Extreme Gamer Apr 28, 2003 4 out of 10 40

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