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  • Summary: Spanky and his gang of revolutionaries are back, and this time they're bigger and badder! A new, high-performance graphics engine puts you in the middle of hundreds of chaotic rioters, AND, this time, you control the riot. A deeper and more engaging Story Mode allows you to switch betweenSpanky and his gang of revolutionaries are back, and this time they're bigger and badder! A new, high-performance graphics engine puts you in the middle of hundreds of chaotic rioters, AND, this time, you control the riot. A deeper and more engaging Story Mode allows you to switch between the principal characters and take advantage of each character's unique abilities, such as MacNeil's sharp-shooting or Spanky's gang control. Ten years have passed and the Corporation has re-emerged, stronger and more brutal than ever. Join Spanky and his cohorts to ignite the flames of revolution against the oppressive Corporation and create a full-blown State of Emergency! A new, high performance graphics engine which can render up to 500 characters in each level. Features bigger and better weapons, including rocket launchers, mines, grenades, C-4, Molotov cocktails, as well as various clubs, knives, and numerous guns. Features a Multi-Player Arcade Mode which will enable players to riot for hours with their friends. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 36
  2. Negative: 19 out of 36
  1. A well done blast of intense action gaming that should keep genre fans occupied for a while. The plot isn’t going to win any awards, but its twists and turns are compelling enough to keep you playing throughout the tougher sections.
  2. Playing through State of Emergency 2 is a lot like watching a decent actor try to produce a real performance in a straight-to-video horror movie. [Apr 2006, p.122]
  3. The frustrating ease of death, an uninteresting story and characters, washed-out visuals and uninspired gameplay do not a successful sequel make.
  4. 45
    The disc doesn't do anything that every other third-person action game on the market does better.
  5. 40
    Even at $29.99 and with an arcade mode that might keep you amused for five or ten minutes, State of Emergency 2 feels simultaneously stale and awkward. It isn't complete trash, but it is too aggravating and unimaginative to be worth more than a Friday night rental.
  6. Flaws like this keep State of Emergency 2 from being anything more than a straightforward third-person shooting gallery. [Jun 2006, p.92]
  7. 15
    State of Emergency 2 is worse than its predecessor and has almost no redeeming features. We're hoping this is the end of the franchise because the gameplay is seriously outdated.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Nov 15, 2011
    10
    i can not believe there is not a third. This game is underrated for no reason. I love it and its very entertaining. Worth the money, and greati can not believe there is not a third. This game is underrated for no reason. I love it and its very entertaining. Worth the money, and great for its time graphics and very nostalgic like. Expand
  2. Chris!
    Aug 31, 2008
    8
    SOE2 is an interesting game with more of a storyline to the first! I'm only, however up to the 4th Chapter & so far, so good! Its a SOE2 is an interesting game with more of a storyline to the first! I'm only, however up to the 4th Chapter & so far, so good! Its a different sort of 3rd person shooter game. It does not deserve any criticism guys. Expand
  3. VahndD.
    Mar 2, 2006
    3
    very hard play game. very confusing, make my tense get higher coz of this bad game. i was trully sorry to bought this game.
  4. [Anonymous]
    Mar 6, 2006
    2
    Gameplay variety and arcade modes can't overcome frustration with weak controls and annoying trial and error gameplay. This is the only Gameplay variety and arcade modes can't overcome frustration with weak controls and annoying trial and error gameplay. This is the only game I've ever traded in. Expand