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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.


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Alternate Titles

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

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XBox Solution (XBS) Apr 06, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
GameZone Mar 31, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Mar 28, 2003 7.8 out of 10 78
Netjak Apr 30, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
GamePro (US) Apr 16, 2003 3.5 out of 5 70
Game Informer Magazine May, 2003 7 out of 10 70
XBox Evolved Apr 10, 2004 6.7 out of 10 67
IGN Mar 27, 2003 6.6 out of 10 66
Extreme Gamer Apr 28, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Factornews Jun 11, 2003 2 out of 10 20


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According to the developer, Vis, who is based in Scotland, the riots in the game came around as a result of watching various soccer riots in Scotland. While the locales are obviously different, the same behavior model is there.

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Dapy (24) added State of Emergency (Xbox) on Mar 24, 2003
Other platforms contributed by JPaterson (9577) and The Ring Hawk (841)