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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 Moving some stuff
State of Emergency PlayStation 2 As McNeil flattens security officers he gains points. He takes damage too but health packs keep popping into existence which is good, the downside is that they disappear very quickly
State of Emergency PlayStation 2 There are bonus multipliers for successive quick kills
State of Emergency Windows There are only four maps/levels available in the game.

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

GameSpot PlayStation 2 Feb 15, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Over Online PlayStation 2 Apr 23, 2002 84 out of 100 84
XBox Solution (XBS) Xbox Apr 06, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
Game Informer Magazine Xbox May, 2003 7.75 out of 10 78
GamePro (US) Xbox Apr 16, 2003 3.5 out of 5 70
Game Informer Magazine Xbox May, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 Mar 12, 2002 68 out of 100 68
PC Zone Windows Jan 02, 2004 6.2 out of 10 62
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Aug 14, 2003 50 out of 100 50
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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