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Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 34
  2. Negative: 4 out of 34
  1. It's way too short, but the game does go over the top in both the action and the premise, and it is fun.
  2. This poorly designed camera cannot keep up in many situations.
  3. 80
    Manic, frenzied and violent gaming at it’s gripping best.
  4. A brilliant renaissance for the once dominant beat-em-up genre...[but] you realize that this is an extremely short title posing as an epic undertaking in its revolution mode.
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    63
    After the blood-soaked honeymoon is over, you'll see the game in the harsh morning light and wonder if it was worth it.
  6. Such virtual destruction may once have seemed innocent, but these days the whole thing hits a little close to home.
  7. 20
    It’s like on your 16th birthday where you’re expecting a set of keys that will unlock a brand new car but instead you get an all-season bus pass. Except multiply that disappointment by about fifty times and you have what it feels like to play State of Emergency.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. DaMan
    Feb 7, 2002
    10
    This game kicks ass.
  2. TristanH.
    Feb 21, 2002
    10
    I love this game! I don't own it but my friend does. For anyone on here who doesn't like it, e-mail me and I'll buy it from I love this game! I don't own it but my friend does. For anyone on here who doesn't like it, e-mail me and I'll buy it from you. t_man9mm@hotmail.com Expand
  3. NickT.
    Feb 27, 2002
    9
    This game kicks ass!!! u can do anything from chucking grenades thru windows to beatin' the hell out of well....anyone.
  4. SeanG.
    Feb 20, 2002
    6
    Bought it without waiting for reviews. BAD CALL. Played for 15 minutes...Why is this a Playstation 2 game and not PS1? Missions are basically Bought it without waiting for reviews. BAD CALL. Played for 15 minutes...Why is this a Playstation 2 game and not PS1? Missions are basically the same...But I only played 20 minutes worth. Expand
  5. Mar 29, 2017
    6
    A decent game that doesn't have much replay value, it also get's really repetitive. Might be worth a one time play through if you can find itA decent game that doesn't have much replay value, it also get's really repetitive. Might be worth a one time play through if you can find it on the cheap or for free. Expand
  6. SolidSnake
    Jul 14, 2002
    4
    When I first rented this game, I gave it a score of 9/10. But after two days of playing it, I came to the conclusion that it's no where When I first rented this game, I gave it a score of 9/10. But after two days of playing it, I came to the conclusion that it's no where near that score. It's too repetitive. I reccomend you play it with friends as an overnight rental. Expand
  7. NicholasB.
    Mar 19, 2002
    0
    This game was made in 5 minutes. The missions are the same through the whole thing... boring.

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Awards & Rankings

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#43 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
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#83 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002