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  • Summary: Enlist in the freedom movement to topple the tyrannical corporation. Freedom Agents duties include the following: Eliminate corporate officers, execute assassinations before targets flee to safety, steal sensitive items and documents from the corporation and return them to freedom agents atEnlist in the freedom movement to topple the tyrannical corporation. Freedom Agents duties include the following: Eliminate corporate officers, execute assassinations before targets flee to safety, steal sensitive items and documents from the corporation and return them to freedom agents at the safehouse, rescue captured allies from corporation deathsquads and help rescue them to safety. [Rockstar] Expand
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. State of Emergency isn't exactly the deepest game on the market, but with its timers and its high-score lists, the game is definitely shooting for shorter, arcadelike play sessions.
  2. Pure console fare; it's going to lower the bar on the PC's status as a more sophisticated gaming machine for sure. It's pure mindless fun for the most part, and at other times it's just pure mindless.
  3. A pretty straightforward brawler that, while fun at first, probably won’t hold your attention for very long.
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    An additional year of development time after the PS2 version's hot-then-cold reception, really should've yield something more than a just a decent port.
  5. All this violence is undeniably fun for a while and the visuals are decent, but after a couple of hours you'll have seen all there is to offer. [PC Zone]
  6. Running around 3D urban locales such as a mall or a corporate office building in the midst of a full-blow riot is sure to hook a few people, but flat gameplay and god-awful controls will make them turn away in disgust. [Dec 2003, p.132]
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  1. DanielW.
    Feb 16, 2005
    10
    This is a game from rockstar. this is an simple but very fun game of killing as many people as you can scoring as many points as you can theThis is a game from rockstar. this is an simple but very fun game of killing as many people as you can scoring as many points as you can the missions are the same but still it is fun. Expand
  2. Jason
    Oct 28, 2003
    9
    Wonderfully rebellious fun. Just don't expect to be getting a sophisticated game. It's great for what it's made for (mindless Wonderfully rebellious fun. Just don't expect to be getting a sophisticated game. It's great for what it's made for (mindless fun), just don't expect anything more. Expand