|State of Emergency (Xbox, 2003) (2003)|
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|STATE OF EMERGENCY - XBOX Game! Microsoft Black Label|
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|STATE OF EMERGENCY [M]|
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|State of Emergency is a no-holds-barred romp of carnage and destruction set in chaotic 3D city streets full of hundreds of characters. In the near future, the oppressive, ubiquitous "Corporation" finally pushes the people too far, causing a riot to break out. The Corporation calls a "State of Emergency" and begins to fill the streets with heavily armed officers to try to keep the peace. In line with publisher Rockstar Games' brave trend of violent games based on criminal situations, the player in this adventure takes the role of an angry agent who resists the domineering Corporation and is encouraged to do so as viciously and brutally as possible.|
Players choose to guide one of five diverse resistance agents through the four different city districts, challenged by over 30 missions in each area. Free-form "Chaos" modes are available as well, to allow the player to wreak havoc on his or her own terms. In either mode, survival through merciless violence is a founding aspect of gameplay and the resistance agent will need to use any means available to cause as much pain and destruction as possible while moving through the city streets. While simple found items like pipes and clubs serve as good beginning weapons, more sophisticated arms become available as the game progresses, including shotguns, grenades, flamethrowers, and even rocket launchers.
|Game||State of Emergency|
|ESRB Descriptor||Blood and Gore, Violence|
|Number of Players||1-4|
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Average review score based on 5 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
Take a year old PS2 title, whip up new multiplayer options, higher resolution textures, better framerate and a few other Xbox-specific goodies and you have State of Emergency for the Xbox. Anyone looking for bit of violent, pick-up-and-play action should look no further then this game. The control scheme, the plot and objectives are so simple that anyone knowing how to pull off a few button combinations will instantly be able to get right in to the action. One Xbox feature that I simply can’t get enough of is the custom soundtrack option and thankfully State Of Emergency supports it. This game really beckons to have this feature anyway, so wisely VIS put it on their “to do” list for the Xbox version. Can you even imagine a more perfect game to play with the song “Anarchy” blasts in the background? Being that I’m disappointed with the sound effects, I pump up the soundtrack levels and continue to mow down riot police with my Uzi. The Bottom Line: If you’ve never played State Of Emergency, your not missing anything. Besides blowing things up and killing people this game has nothing to offer.Although better than the PS2 version how good could this game have gotton? Save your money.
Good - Over the top mayhem that the Grand Theft Auto series and Rockstar are known for, a classic arcade feel with high scores and multiple modes, cartoony graphics.
Bad - You're mostly killing civilians in frantic parts, lack of level variety, feels like it's over too soon.
The bad points aside, State of Emergency is an interesting game. As one of five people hoping to see the downfall of a massive corporation that has overtaken the U.S. government, you take to the rioting streets in hopes of using the chaos to bring the corporation down. Simple, yes, but SoE's simple story leaves just one thing open to you: massive chaos and bloodshed.
Simply put, if you have no moral qualms of killing pedestrians who get in your way in GTA, or just doing it for laughs now and then, SoE's simple structure and hilarious moments allow for some quick sessions of mayhem and gunslinging.
On the downside, there are only four levels and six modes. While the high score system gives the game a nice arcade feel, the lack of levels and playable characters may see you finishing the game sooner than you want.
To conclude, if you like GTA or Rockstar's over the top use of violence in video games, SoE's presentation will very likely appeal to you. Just note that the game is shorter than other Rockstar games.
I still can't believe they seriously allowed this game where you get rewarded for stirring riots and shooting at law enforcers with various weapons!
This game is for every closet anarchists and other hooligans, hospitalized bikers and for me! Just imagine playing a GTA game where you're always at maximum stars.
Two-player mode: Play it with your girlfriend!
Warning: Old game, ugly graphics included
A fun game that gives the player a lot of freedom to do what he wants, fun arcade games as well as a revolution filled story, the time factor is lacking though, after a while the game becomes repetative, still a great one though.
love the game its funn i had it be for thats it