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  • Summary: Play as Nick Mason, an ex-US marine and part of T-Zero, the elite counter-gang unit. Specially trained in all areas of urban combat and armed with the very latest high-tech weaponry, T-Zero is all that stands in the way of total anarchy.
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. 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. 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.
  3. 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.
  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. It's goofy, satisfying, and unapologetically drenched in hilarious M-rated cussing, blood and ragdollery. [Sept. 2006, p.81]
  7. If you need a simple gunplay fix this could maybe see you through a weekend... [July 2006, p.92]

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  1. Jul 13, 2014
    10
    As others have stated, this game is HIGHLY underrated, and is one of my top underdog games of all time. Anyone screaming that the level of uber-'murica patriotism is sickening needs to realize that this game came from a UK company and this is without a doubt satire to-the-max.

    As far as the gameplay goes, it appears to be the typical run-and-gun on the surface, but goes slightly deeper than that. A wide range of weapons from two dynamically different groups, ranging from high tech firearms to lower tech cleavers to your trusty riot shield (which will endlessly save your hind-end) ensure plenty of options to dispatch your enemies. While kill 'em all is always the easiest way to clean up the streets, some optional objectives call for less-than-lethal results.

    And these optional objectives, as well as numerous difficulty levels, offer different rewards in the form of new weaponry, equipment and other various perks. And to me, this is where the replay value holds. On one level and difficulty setting alone, one optional objective may be to run the level in X:XX time, while another calls for X headshots and another calls for the non-lethal pacification of the gang's leader. Many times this alone may take several runs through. Up the difficulty and you get a new set of objectives along with more aggressive enemies. I am by no means a completionist, but I felt compelled to replay each level until I met every objective. The only modern game that had this type of feel, in my opinion, was The Club; but that game fell short.

    Graphics, by the old Xbox standards for pretty fair to good. Music in the menus is a bit repetitive but tolerable. Voice acting, well, it fits the campy, satirical nature of the game, so no complaints there.

    In all honesty, this game is the only reason I've held on to my old Xbox. It never made it to the 360 BC list, and, sadly, I don't see an HD remake coming anytime in the future. But even owning a 360 and an Xbox One, I occasionally find myself wanting to pop it in a kill some Burners.
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  2. Nov 29, 2011
    9
    Heavily underrated game. The missions are presented very well, the weapons are a ton of fun to use, and the optional cheats are good for a few laughs (squeaky voices anyone?). It's immensely satisfying killing the baddies in this game, the deaths are sometimes comical and sometimes gruesome. Headshots are beautiful, with the camera view flying right to them as their head explodes. I'd recommend this game to any Xbox owner, the only downside is it isn't backwards compatible with the 360 :( Expand

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