Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
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  1. GameSpy
    90
    Some will take Urban Chaos at face value and feel good inside with the game's many nods at the every day heroes of Americatown, USA. Others will take in the game's blatant sensationalism and wonder if it's not-so-subtle satire. Regardless, Urban Chaos: Riot Response is lots of fun, and merits a look from anyone who enjoys shooters.
  2. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    86
    A no-nonsense shooter that combines brutal violence and utter pandemonium with clever and varied mission objectives. [May 2006, p.74]
  3. I'll admit, I really would have liked better AI and a jump button. But at the end of the day, I'm still playing this game to try and get the mini-goals.
  4. The story may not be all that, but the presentation is pretty good and the graphics certainly aren't shabby, especially the outdoor environments with the bloom lighting.
  5. Urban Chaos brings together some solid gameplay that integrates the gimmick as well as can be done. Over that lies a layer of old school sensibilities and a feeling that'll have you jamming to Team America's infamous "America, **** Yeah." Put all of that together, and you've got a killer game.
  6. Games Master UK
    81
    The action never lets up and the bullets never run out. It's not subtle but it is fun. [June 2006, p.64]
  7. It definitely isn't a pretty game but when it comes to the shooting action Riot Response will not let you down.
  8. Play Magazine
    80
    The game never advances the genre, but its use of a protective riot shield, one that progressively takes damage to the point where it's almost impossible to see through, is certainly a nice touch. [July 2006, p.72]
  9. But it more than makes up for that with a smoking-hot single-player adventure sure to provide one last summer sizzle on your Xbox.
  10. Urban Chaos is definitely worth a rental. If you're good, there's no reason that you can't complete it in a weekend.
  11. A very solid title despite its rather lacking looks. The overall presentation is good and it features plenty of cool ideas that seem to work very well in general.
  12. While the story and some of the gameplay elements could use some work, the sheer variety of action is enough to set it apart from a lot of so called "run and shoot" FPS games out there.
  13. An excellent first-person shooter, using a moving storyline as a backbone for its fast-paced gameplay, awesome presentation, and packed online experience.
  14. 79
    If you can get past the ordinary textures, bland character designs, and strange presentation of Urban Chaos: Riot Response, you'll find a technically capable game that offers a lovely little surfeit of gameplay touches that make it very worthwhile.
  15. By around the fourth level of Urban Chaos: Riot Response, it was clear to us that we were thoroughly enjoying this title. Despite each level not be drastically different from the next, we loved the execution of the high-octane action.
  16. The game's twisted sense of humor and tendency toward overindulgence make it that much more enjoyable. If you're looking for a fun, pick-up-and-play shooter, and don't mind a lot of senseless brutality, Urban Chaos is the game for you.
  17. Game Informer
    78
    It's by no means a blocckbuster that can suck away years of your life, but it offers up memorable thrills that you won't find anywhere else. [Ju;y 2006, p.105]
  18. 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.
  19. Urban Chaos is definitely worth a rental. If you're good, there's no reason that you can't complete it in a weekend. There are plenty of side missions that will extend the replay value if you purchase the game and want to wring every second of enjoyment out of it, but you don't have to take on these side missions if you just want to blast your way through it.
  20. It is a delight to play and a refreshing change from the usual stack of first-person shooters. The challenges and objectives are reasonable but not so challenging that you'll want to throw the controller.

Awards & Rankings

34
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#27 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
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#15 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2006
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. BlueFalcon
    Sep 4, 2006
    8
    I didn't expect much from this game, but it really surprised me. There's a lot of dark humour, and crazy situations that are right I didn't expect much from this game, but it really surprised me. There's a lot of dark humour, and crazy situations that are right up my alley. I love the gameplay too. The graphics aren't exceptional, but it has nice diversity and great looking fire & explosions. After reading the EGM review, it sounded like they were talking about a different game. This game is great, and worth buying for sure. Full Review »
  2. Eli
    Sep 2, 2006
    8
    The x-box systems days are numbered but it's games like Urban Chaos that breath little bit of life to the console. Urban Choas is a The x-box systems days are numbered but it's games like Urban Chaos that breath little bit of life to the console. Urban Choas is a simple game but it manages to constantly keep you entertained with over the top violence, chaotic fps action, lots of fun weapons, some nifty gameplay mechanics, and a ton extras to unlock make the game worth a few hours of your time. Urban Chaos is by no means perfect but it's a simple and often repetetive game but most of the time the simple nature of the game works to it's advantage and the shield mechanic is simply awsome. Not quite worth 40$ but once it drops to say 20$ it's worth every penny. Full Review »
  3. StuB.
    May 26, 2006
    9
    This game is brilliant, Its perfect for everyone that just wants to be able to kill criminals in various ways including cleavers, circular This game is brilliant, Its perfect for everyone that just wants to be able to kill criminals in various ways including cleavers, circular saws, or battering them up. The shield makes this game stand out as other than Counterstrike (if im allowed to say that) its not in any other game...(or if it is then its not that good). For me, this is the perfect game as your a member of T-ZERO Anti Terrorist Riot Response (NOT G18 like the review says) and you get to do a variety of situations...and hit people with your shield. Granted, the game does get a little repetitive but you can earn different T-ZERO weapons through EMERGENCY missions which you can use for earlier missions just to make the killing a little more intense. To be fair....the only thing that I dislike about this game is (this may spoil a slight part of the game) that your riot shield can stop RPG shots....VERY unrealistic...Your shield also gets beaten up with bullet holes and cleavers get stuck in it. If your shield can withstand an RPG shot...Im sure the cleavers wouldn't even make a mark...But in all...THIS GAME ROCKS!!! well worth the money. Good job Eidos! Full Review »