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  • Summary: Set in the not too distant future, Urban Chaos: Riot Response follows a year in the life of Nick Mason, returning from military service to find his home city ravaged by gang warfare. He is quickly enlisted into the ranks of the newly formed G18 Counter Gang Division; an elite enforcement unit granted special emergency powers over all other public services and tasked with securing the city and its citizens at any cost. With direct control over Paramedics, Police and the Fire Department, you must work together to save lives, property and your city. An innovative, voice activated control system issues orders to offer protection and tactical guidance in the fight for survival. [SCi Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. It's really a testament to the game's quality that even though I found its politics and implications deeply troubling I was still won over by the amazing gameplay.
  2. Always enjoyable and never dull. It might lack polish in some areas but it makes up for it with loads of character and plenty of kick-ass, laugh-out-loud aggression. [June 2006, p.52]
  3. If you like your game with punch, this is as hard-hitting as they come. Varied missions and non-stop chaos make this a winner. [Issue 81]
  4. It’s not the best FPS ever made, but it is one of the more action-packed and genuinely interesting titles to come out in recent memory.
  5. The graphics are surprisingly impressive, movement is smooth and, despite the occasional feeling of repetition, the action is constantly fast-paced and compelling. [June 2006, p.118]
  6. As-is, playing Urban Chaos feels a lot like listening to a hit pop song. It's fun to hear the first few times, but repetition has its limits.
  7. If you need a simple gunplay fix this could maybe see you through a weekend... [July 2006, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Andy
    Jun 18, 2006
    I love this game - because it's a 'game', not trying to be an 'experience'. It's packed with collectibles and that gives an infuriatingly addictive feel. I don't get why people think it doesn't look that hot - I think these reviewers must be looking at too many Xbox 360 games in between their PS2 sessions. Expand
  2. Nov 20, 2012
    As soon as I saw you can taze people and bash thugs with a riot shield, I knew I had to buy this game. Even someone who doesn't enjoy action games will have loads of fun for hours. The huge selection of items and unlockables and loads of missions makes up for every problem the game has. Trust me, you will have a good time if you buy this game! It still holds up well even today Expand
  3. Jun 7, 2013
    If you're looking for a highly satisfying shooter with a constant chaotic feeling, Urban Chaos: Riot Response is one very good choice. It may not have the technical perfection or history-value of some other shooters, but when it comes to fun, this game delivery the goods and shows itself as a really addictive experience. Expand
  4. Eli
    Jul 13, 2006
    Urban Chaos Riot Response doesn't try to be something it's not. The graphics are average and the gameplay is simple. What this game is though is fun. Simple and fun. In Urban Chaos you play as a riot response officer in a unit called t-zero that has been orginized to take back the city from the gangs. The story isn't much to speak of but once again that is not what makes this game good. This game plays like an average fps with a few cool twists. First of all the riot shield, which you recieve early in the game, is an essential tool and a lot of fun to bash people over the head with. It protects from litererally anything the enemies can throw at you but it you make invulnerbale as enemies tend to attack from all sides. You have a pretty large arsenal and can carry as many weapons as you please. You'll get a very handy pistol and tazor to start and get other such weapons as shotguns, assault rifles and oh chainsaws to use at your leasure. Though most of the weapons aren't essential they are a whole lot of fun to use. The main draw of Urban Chaos is the arcadic styled gameplay. The gameplay is chaotic and there is rarely a break from crazed mask wearing "terrrorists" charging at you with a meat cleaver or a chainsaw. The game doesn't shy away from the blood and it is every so satisfying to blow off an enemies head in mid-air and watch him crumple to the pavement with a steady stream of blood squirting from his neck especially in slowmotion. In every level you are tasked with trying to complete goals such as 10 headshots or 10 arrests and taking a gang leader alive. Completing these tasks helps you get medals and there a hell of a lot of medals to be won and they unlock new items and upgrades for your weapons. Throughout the game you'll also help out fireman and paramedics. Overall Urban Chaos is a perfect game to get your blood going during the slow ass summer season. Expand
  5. KevinB.
    Jul 3, 2006
    this game is just another mindless shooter....what actually does make this SLIGHTLY worth while is that you can use a bunch of weapons ranging from meat cleaves to molotovs to sawed off shottys...they also give you a stun gun to shock guys which is pretty funny the first couple of times. you also get a riot shield which is good and bad...good:it can protect you from enemy attacks and also serves as a weapon to beat people into submission..bad: it protects you from everything...let me say that again....EVERYTHING! once you get a sheild it's already over cause nothing can stop you...takes all the fun out.. Expand
  6. DamianoG.
    Jun 16, 2006
    not impressived buy this, its not the best shoot them up out their!