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You play as Anthony Williams, a homeless person in Los Angeles who doesn't give a shit. One day, as he is again blocking the highway with his shopping cart, a plane full of biowaste crashes into the bridge nearby and one Bad Day in L.A. begins. Soon people begin to mutate into zombies because of the dangerous waste, meteorites come down from the sky, a tsunami makes its way to L.A. and many other bad things happen. The game is a humorous take on the USA's post-9/11 culture of fear.

Your only goal is to survive. You can do that by either shooting your way through everything and anyone, or helping the people around you. You need to protect them from terrorists, street gangs or zombies with the help of eight weapons from a tire iron to a rocket launcher. But you can also heal the zombies with your fire extinguisher or use it to help burning people. For every action you do, you either get a smiley or a frowney, and depending on how many of these you have collected, the NPCs will have different behaviours. If you behave like a psycho and collect frowneys, everyone will hunt you down and will not help you find your way through the mess.


American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows Lots of escort and errand missions.
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows Search terrorist in ruins
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows There are dead people everywhere.
American McGee presents Bad Day LA Windows Before the game - plane crashed

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American McGee presents Bad Day LA Magazine Advertisement Part 1


Alternate Titles

  • "Bad Day LA" -- Common shorthand

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User Reviews

This is not a game, this is a satire as a game Kasey Chang (4608) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamers.at Sep 08, 2006 73 out of 100 73
Gry OnLine Aug 14, 2006 71 out of 100 71
2404.org PC Gaming Sep 10, 2006 6.4 out of 10 64
PC Games (Germany) Aug 28, 2006 45 out of 100 45
Defunct Games Oct 17, 2006 40 out of 100 40
FOK!games Sep 10, 2006 39 out of 100 39
Gamekult Sep 28, 2006 3 out of 10 30
PC Player (Denmark) Dec, 2006 2 out of 10 20
1UP Sep 05, 2006 1 out of 10 10
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 2006 Unscored Unscored


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