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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

State of Emergency Windows Where are we running?
State of Emergency Windows Shooting
State of Emergency Windows Mission related characters have rings around their feet for easy identification.
State of Emergency Windows Completing tasks unlocks more characters (there are a total of five).

Promo Images

State of Emergency Screenshot
State of Emergency Screenshot
State of Emergency Screenshot
State of Emergency Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Great idea, POOR execution PlayStation 2 Lothian (13)
Console port to Windows...BAD Windows Twilightseer (264)

Critic Reviews

PGNx Media Xbox Apr 18, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Fragland.net PlayStation 2 Sep 13, 2002 72 out of 100 72
GamePro (US) Xbox Apr 16, 2003 3.5 out of 5 70
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Mar 05, 2002 70 out of 100 70
XBox Evolved Xbox Apr 10, 2004 6.7 out of 10 67
IGN Xbox Mar 27, 2003 6.6 out of 10 66
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Feb 27, 2002 13 out of 20 65
All Game Guide Xbox 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Gamer Windows Dec, 2003 43 out of 100 43
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Mar 05, 2002 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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