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
Buy On
  1. 50
    Finally, the multiplayer component isn't bad, though there are two things that are glaringly missing. First, there's no straight-up deathmatch mode. Players will be taking the side of either the cops or the criminals, and the sides aren't particularly well balanced. Second, there's the inexcusable absence of splitscreen play.
  2. It looks underwhelming, but spend a little time with Urban Chaos: Riot Response and it quickly stands out from the crowd.
  3. 60
    The level designs vary from excellent to poor, enemy variety is non-existent (ok, the gang members where masks, but still), the aforementioned rescue missions become tedious, and the end arrives a couple of levels too soon.
  4. Finally, a twitch-and-kill action game that right-wingers can get behind.
  5. games(TM)
    70
    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. Edge Magazine
    60
    Ultimately, Urban Chaos doesn't have the reach to deliver what it promises, and ends up retreating into cliché. A few months more, a few dollars more and this could have made a much more defiant stand. [June 2006, p.93]
  7. There's just enough in Urban Chaos that's different from the standard FPS title to entice players, thanks mainly to the implementation of the riot shield, which is used to great effect throughout the game.
  8. The game's narrative is told by way of full-motion video news clips (with a genuine news anchor - none of these are rendered or anything) that look incredibly authentic, yet are cheesy at the same time.
  9. Official Xbox Magazine
    50
    If you're morbidly curious or looking for a weekend rental, Urban Chaos is nowhere near as crummy as its first impression would lead you to believe. [July 2006, p.85]
  10. 70
    Had the single-player elements not been so overused, it might have been a breakthrough title. 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.
  11. Computer Games Magazine
    70
    It's goofy, satisfying, and unapologetically drenched in hilarious M-rated cussing, blood and ragdollery. [Sept. 2006, p.81]
  12. 60
    It's not as flashy as Black or Farcry: Instincts, but the patriotic vibe and real-life arsenal make up for the graphical inadequacies.
  13. GamePro
    50
    Urban Chaos tries to be different than other FPS titles, and it manages to get a few things right. But shoddy visuals and generic action bring the game down to the depths of mediocrity. [July 2006, p.78]

Awards & Rankings

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#27 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
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#17 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 »