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State of Emergency

aka: SoE

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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.


  • 紧急状态 - Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Credits (PlayStation 2 version)

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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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  • MobyGames ID: 5971


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by JPaterson.

Xbox added by Dapy. Windows added by The Ring Hawk.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, tarmo888.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.