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  • Summary: Join the resistance and liberate your people from the oppressive Corporation. State of Emergency plunges you into a rioting mob fighting for freedom. Use hand-to-hand combat, weapons, and anything you can find on the street to add to the chaos. The streets are littered with a variety of weapons--from park benches and soda cans to flamethrowers and rocket launchers. As you fight for the cause, don't be surprised if corporate executives, law enforcement officials, and looters fight back. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. While it's not an entirely brilliant game, the multiplayer feature and the sharper graphics make this the essential version to own.
  2. While State of Emergency's arcadelike objectives and somewhat simplistic fighting system can make it feel a little shallow, the game's technical strengths, satisfying displays of comically overblown violence, and budget price make it worth a look.
  3. Though the Chaos mode great fun, there really isn't much to enjoy beyond this. The wealth of game modes, secrets and graphical wizardry we saw in "Kung-fu Chaos" is simply lacking in State of Emergency.
  4. It's too one dimensional – violence being the answer to all the Revolution missions without a stealth objection or changing environments to consider.
  5. After 20 minutes of watching people run around crazily and aimlessly, you realize that they're mostly just window dressing for very basic, uninspired, beat-'em-up gameplay that we've all played before. [May 2003, p.74]
  6. There's not much of an actual game here. [May 2003, p.134]
  7. It never really evolves beyond the point-to-point errand running through relatively small environments. [May 2003, p.69]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6