Title: State of Emergency   Developer: Take 2   Type: Fighting Action
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STATE OF EMERGENCY

"STAND BACK… it’s a RIOT ! Smash store windows, burn cars and kill the police using various weapons ranging from bricks to rocket launchers. Make sure you don’t get cornered by the authorities though, ‘cos they will kick you inside-out if they catch you !"
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
James (killa)  "I Hired this The Other Day, 2 Days Ago In Fact.
It's A Weekly, And Yesterday I Was Pondering Wether They Would Allow Me To Swap It For Another Game Of Equal Or Lesser Value. A Week Is Far Too Long.
The First Time You Play, It's Pretty Cool. Decking People With Vcr's And Then Beating The Crap Out Of Them Even After They're Dead Has Is Perks. But After A Few Minutes It Gets Old.
Not To Mention, The Levels Are Very Restricted, I've Only Played The First 2 But I Can't See Them Changing.

My Verdict: It Doesn't Live Up To The Hype, And It's A Big Disappointment. Not Even Worth Hiring."
Graphics  7/20
Playability  20/50
Sound  8/10
Lastability  3/20
38%
Last updated on 2002-06-09 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 2 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Poopytrip  "This Game Was Really Good... At First. I Bought This Without Playing It First (mistake!!!) Just Because Of The Huge Hype And Because The Creators Of Gta3 Were Involved In The Game. The Graphics Of Soe Are Pretty Good, There Can Be Like Over 150 People On Screen At Once With No Slowdown That I Noticed. But, The Huge Croud Can Be Bad, Too. Once I Had To Protect A Person And I Noticed He Waas Getting Shot From Someone. Because Of The Amount Of People Around, I Couldn't Tell Who And Where The Shooter Was And I Failed The Mission Numerous Times. I Felt Like Kicking The Tv To The Ground At That Moment, Just Like Many Other Moments In The Game.

This Game Certainly Deserves Credit For Some Of The Things You Can Do But Can't Be Found In Any Other Game. For Example, You Can Decapitate Some Guy, Pick Up Hos Head, And Beat Down Other People With It!!

There Is Plenty Of Gore And Complete Mayhem Included In Soe To Keep You Well Occupied- For Around A Week Or So. Once You Get Past A Lot Of The Missions, The Rest Seem Repetative. You Either Have To Protect/escort Someone, Take Out A Certain Target, Or Pick Up And Item And Bring It Back To Base- That's About It!! Most Of The Missions Are Just Different Versions Of Other Missions. That Really Dissapointed Me, Because Some Of The Missions Seem Either Practically Impossible Or Downright Pointless.

The Controls For Soe Are Pretty Basic And Easy To Learn. But What Really Pisses Me Off Is You Can Only Have One Weapon At One Time!

Don't Get Me Wrong, This Game Is Decent. You Might Want To Borrow Or Rent It First And Save Yourself 50 Bucks Because By The Time You Have To Return The Game To The Video Store, You'll Probably Be Sick Of The Game Anyway. I'll Have To Give Credit To Rockstar, Though, For Making Such A Bold Game, But There Are A Lot Of Things To Iron Out. Most Of My Gripes Aren't Big, But There Are So Many, And It Just Adds Up Quickly.


(p.s.) There's Gonna Be A Soe Movie!!!"
Graphics  15/20
Playability  20/50
Sound  8/10
Lastability  7/20
50%
Last updated on 2002-04-23 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 52 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Ryu  "Can You Tell Me Something? Who Ripped This Game Off Of Gta3? And Why Did They Do It? Another Game In The Works, And They Made It A Bloody, Violent, Disgusting, Irritating, Different Game. Who Can Blame Them? I'm Glad They Ripped It Off.
Lets Face It. It Isn't The Wackiest, Coolest Game Of Its Generation. It Sure Isn't Fun When It Comes To The 4 Or 5 Moves You Have. Weapons You Pick Up Determine Your Actual Strength. And Its A Whole New Gta3 Waiting To Happen. They Said It For That Game, They're Saying It For This One; It Gets Boring. Boring Is Actually The Better Part Of It. Then Again, That's They're Opinion.
Its A Sort Of Fun Game, Tons Of Things To Do, And The Missions Are Harder Within Each Level, But Can Be Reduced To A Simple Easy Game With Cheats And Codes.
You Play As 5 Characters, In A Resistance Called Freedom. And Basically, You're Trying To Take Out A Mega Corporation. Wheres The Story? The Nonstalgic Brutalizations Of Constant Fun And Thrill Through An Epic Headline, Flashing Twenty Four Sever, Reminding You This Is An Awesome Game? Nope, Not Here. Not Anywhere Within' The Boundaries Of This Game. It Sure Has Its Potential, Sure, You Have Over 120 Different Missions With All The Levels Combined (there Are 4), And Everything Varies Within The Levels. Its Fun Once You Get It. It Gets Better A Day Later. But Then Everything Goes Downhill. Personally, It Lost My Touch. Gta3 Atleast Had The Pumped Up Graphics. This Has Graphics, But No Where Near My Approximate Value Of What A Ps2 Game Should Look Like.
It Can Be Fun. It Sounds Like I'm Saying That Over And Over. The Truth Is, To Contradict Myself, It Can Be Tiring. And Wasteful. Especially When You're As Busy As Me.
Are They Ever Going To Come Up With A New Idea? This Is Just Blood And Guts, They Can Do Better Then This."
Graphics  7/20
Playability  33/50
Sound  8/10
Lastability  15/20
63%
Last updated on 2002-04-06 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 2 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Mark R  "This Is Super Violent To Say The Least, But Done In A Cartoony Sort Of A Way. I'm Really Impressed With The Graphics, They Are Not Overly Detailed But There Is So Much Going On At Once With No Drop In Frame Rate. The Explosions Are Pretty Sweet Too. The Sounds Effects Are Great And Really Add To The Game.

Since I Bought The Game I've Mainly Played The Choas Mode, As I Like The Freedom To Do Whatever You Want And Not Having To Complete A Certain Task. The Controls Are Well Done And All The Various Weapons, Objects, Body Parts Are Well Done.

The Last Clone Standing Is One Of My Favourite Parts, You Have To Kill 200 Clones As Quickly As Possible, Talk About Mass Carnage!

Definately Good Fun After A Stressful Day At Work.

I'd Probably Recommend That You Rent The Game First To Most People. But If You Don't Mind Violence And Have A Fairly Black Sense Of Humour, This Game Is For You!"
Graphics  15/20
Playability  43/50
Sound  8/10
Lastability  18/20
84%
Last updated on 2002-03-17 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 7 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Psycho Mantis  "Its Ok For A While But Either Gets Frustrating Or Repeditive. I Bought It Because All The Hype And It Lives Up To Some Of It But Not All."
Graphics  15/20
Playability  48/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  15/20
87%
Last updated on 2002-03-03 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 3 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Derek Johnstone  "Its A Bit Far Fetched And Not In The Same League As Gta 3 But Enjoyable Kick Ass Fun Which Is Quite Easy To Complete"
Graphics  11/20
Playability  33/50
Sound  8/10
Lastability  7/20
59%
Last updated on 2002-03-03 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 1 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Hector Soldado  "This Game Is Definately A Renter. It Feels As Though Your Playing Gta3 Except You Cannot Drive Cars.
I Honestly Was Tired Of The Game After Playing It For 10 Minutes. There Is Absolutely No Variety. You Basically Have 2 Moves. Don't Get Me Wrong, I Love Blowing Off Heads And Kicking Dead People, But That's All This Game Has.
I Bought This Game Because Gta3 Was Great, But It Is Nothing In Comparison. Trust Me-- rent It!"
Graphics  11/20
Playability  10/50
Sound  2/10
Lastability  7/20
30%
Last updated on 2002-03-03 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 14 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Chris  "I Expect More Of This Game.. I Thought It's Gonna Better That Gta! I Think It Sucks.. Just Rent It First Before U Actually Buy It So U'll Know.. That Was My Mistake That I Didn't Rent It First"
Graphics  7/20
Playability  20/50
Sound  8/10
Lastability  7/20
42%
Last updated on 2002-03-02 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 1 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Steve Triplett  "The Game Was A Huge Let Down. I Bought It The First Day It Came Out, And Was Very Dissapointed. There Are Only Like 4 Levels, And It Just Feels Like You Are Doing The Same Thing Over And Over Again. I Say Stick With Gta3."
Graphics  11/20
Playability  48/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  7/20
75%
Last updated on 2002-02-25 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 28 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Kev  "If You're Looking For A Violent, Bloodthirsty, Stomach Wrenching Games - Then This Is For You. Don't Make The Mistake Of Comparing This To Gta3 - They Are 2 Completley Different Games. This Is A Fast And Furious Game For Those That Enjoy The Act Of Violence. Graphics Are Good And Gameplay Is Excellent With Missions And Objectives Being Quite Hard But Not Impossible. I Bought It And Love It - You Probably Will Too!"
Graphics  11/20
Playability  43/50
Sound  8/10
Lastability  20/20
82%
Last updated on 2002-02-25 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 5 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Leigh Walker (46137) Uk  "If You Loved Dynasty Warriors, Double Dragon, Streets Of Rage, Powerstone... Then You Will Llloooovvveee This Game, Ok, So It's Not The Longest Game But It Does Have Some Replay Value, Ok, Firstly Theres Chaos Mode, Which Is Often Refered To As "kaos" In This Mode You Either Have A Set Time Of 3 Minutes 5mins, Or A Running Clock Which Can Be Topped Up By Picking Up The Clocks Dropped By Gaurds Etc.
After Doing Considerably Well On All Of These You Open A Mode Called "last Clone Standing" This Is Were Theres 250, Yep 250 Clones Running Around Unarmed, Your Mission, Blow The F*** Out Of Them, As Quickly As Possible, And Yes The Rumours Are True, Theres No Slowdown As In Game Its Run From The Ps2 Not The Disk. And Yep, It Is Possible (yet Unlikely) That All 251 People Could Appear On Screen At Once, This Is A Great Adition Which Is Probably One Of The Harder Kaos Modes, Moving On There's The Second Mode Known As Revolution, In This Mode You Find Your Chosen Character Plonked In A Level (the Mall To Start With) And Your Suddenly Enticed Into A World Of Rioting And Mayhem, Ok. This Mode Can Get A Little Repetative If Your Expecting The Wrong Thing, But In My View If You Liked Games Like Double Dragon 1-2-3 Etc, And Streets Of Rage, Rival Turf, Final Fight/ Then This Will Be Your Dream Come True, As Its A Glorified 3d Version Of All Of These Great 2d Fighters, And To Top It All It Holds A Story Which Goes Deeper Than, The Old-skool Style Of Get To End Kill Boss, Move To Next Level.
As For The Actual Missions They Are Weaven Together Very Well, However If Your Expecting The Likes Of Gta3, (will You Ever Learn) Then Think......
How Long Do Riots Last In Real Life, A Few Hours , A Day Maybe Two.

How Long Does Some Sort Of Organized "kill There Boss" Scam Last, (at A Guess) Two Weeks Months Sometimes Years. So While You Wont Find Gta3 Legnth Missions You Will Find Plenty 185, And On Top Of That These Are Spread Of 5, Beutifully Coloured Levels.
Also There's Five Characters To Choose From And,,, Erm... Loooaaadddssss Of Weapons, Ok People May Say, 20, 30, But Thats Just The Normal Stuff, What About Bins, Benches, Legs, Arms, Heads, Signgs, Tv's. Safe's, Trust Me The List Goes On.

So While This Is A Wonderful Game Remember Rioting Is Not Big And Its Not Clever,
According To This Game, It's A Hell Of A Lot Of Fun.

And Thats Basically This Game Summed Up, People Didnt Like Powerstone For The Characters Or Moves They Liked It Because It Was Fun To Play, And Rest Assurred This Game Takes On The Same Fighting System, The Controls Are Simple To Get Into, And Why The Camera Can Be A Little Loose, It Adds To The Tension Of Walking Round A Corner And There Being 10 Gang Members Ready To Introduce You To Their Fists.

Trust Me If You Like Arcade Games, You'll Like This, Ok It Wont Last You Years But If You Expect It To Be What It Is, Not More, Then It Will Last You More Than A Few Months,

So In Short,
Graphics
Very Colourful, Nicely Drawn Cartoon Style, Upto 200-250 People Around And In Your Face, Great Atmospheric Reality.

Sound.
While Not A Part Of The Game That Really Stands Out When You Think About It It's Because It's Plenty Good Enough, Great Sound Effects, And The Sound Of 50 Screaming Pedestrians Is Fantastic, (well What'dya Expect There Running From A Hurling Rocket.

Playability.
Ok Maybe It Could Have Been Differant,, But It Wouldnt Have Been The Same, Rockstar Have Got Themselves A Great Arcade Style Fighter, That'll Bury Any Disbeleavers, Pure Fun And Adrenaline Pumping Action

Lastability.
Not That Much Of A Problem, 5 Chrctrs 3 To Unlock 5 Levels 4 To Unlock, 180+ Missions And The Ever Fun /kaos Mode."
Graphics  18/20
Playability  48/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  18/20
93%
Last updated on 2002-02-24 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 1 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Michael King (graphic)  "This Game Blows It Useless Go Spend Your 40.00 Somewhere Else There Is No Cutscenes No Cars. Gta3 Is Ten No Wait Twenty Times Better Rockstar Games Really Failed This Time Round The Only Thing Good Is The Graphics."
Graphics  11/20
Playability  20/50
Sound  5/10
Lastability  3/20
39%
Last updated on 2002-02-24 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 1 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Your Mom  "Good Game...had It A Few Days But You Will Get Bored Quick...ive Turned It Off Many Times Only To Put In The Best Game Ever, Gta3...get It If You Get Off On Killing Things Etc...they Will Be Banning This Game Soon..."
Graphics  11/20
Playability  33/50
Sound  8/10
Lastability  11/20
63%
Last updated on 2002-02-23 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 6 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Tom Sharples  "I Had High Hopes Fot This Game And Was Completely Let Down. Plain And Simple. It Sucks. It Got Repetitive The Day I Bought It. It Is The Same Thing On Each Of 4 (yes, Only 4)levels Of The Game. I'm Disappointed People Actually Spent Time Developing This Game. Don't Get Me Wrong. It's Fun To Decapitate People And Beat Their Lifeless Body With Their Own Head, But You Can Only Do So Much Of This Before It Isn't Fun Anymore. Rockstar Could Have This A Great Game. Blah, There Is Just No Variety. Rent It, Don't Buy It. You Will Be Disappointed."
Graphics  7/20
Playability  20/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  7/20
43%
Last updated on 2002-02-20 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 14 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Chris Miller  "The Rioting Is Just Downright Hilarious, The Graphics Are Good, You Can Pick Up Virtually Everything And Use It As A Weapon And It Also Has The Panache Of Grand Theft Auto 3. 175 Missions To Do So You Can't Get Bored And A Good Storyline. Also, The Weapons Are Very Wide In Variety And Are Very Fun To Use. I Would Say It Rivals Gta3 But Not Quite Up To Snuff With It. Great Follow-up By Rockstar To Gta3."
Graphics  11/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  18/20
88%
Last updated on 2002-02-19 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 5 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
The Man  "This Game Is Really Sweet. You Can Do So Much. Also, If You Don't Want To Do Missions, You Can Just Cause Complete Mayhem Using A Huge Arsenal Of Weapons. You Kill Civilians With Everything From A Flame Thrower To A Dead Guy's Decapitated Head! The Graphics Are Cartoony, But Good- It's Able To Have Like 150 Screaming People On Screen With No Slow Down At All. It's Awesome. The Sound Effects Are Good, People Screaming, Car Exploding, Windows Breaking, And Alarms Ringing. The Music Gets A Little Old, But It's Not A Big Deal Because Of All The Othernoises In The Background. Buy This Game!! That Is Of Course If Your Parents Don't Mind The Blood And Gore Of A Mature Rated Game."
Graphics  18/20
Playability  48/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  20/20
95%
Last updated on 2002-02-18 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 3 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Keith Sneed  "The Graphics Are Not Amazing Compared To Other Games, But When U Have Hundreds Of People On The Screen And You Detect No Slow Down, Thats Amazing. The Sound Is Fairly Good. There Isnt Really Anything To Take Away From It, Though I Wish That More Games Would Start Using Dolby Digtal Sound And/or Dts Sonce The Ps2 Can Support It. It Always Neat When The Mall Is In Chaos, And You Hear A Voice On The Intercom Talking About A Sale At A Store Or Something, Keeps The Mood Right. The Gameplay, Wow, Its Gets You Hooked. Its Is So Fast, Unless You Play It, You Wont Understand How Fast It Is. Its Hard, But Not Insanely Difficult. This Is The Type Of Game If You Would Have To Live On A Desert Island, This Is A Game You Would Take. With The Khaos Mode, It Allows The Game For Great Longtivity. Allows Tryin To Beat Your Best Score And Openning New Characters And Levels. Right Now, I See This Game Being Only Behind One Game In The Ps2 Libary, And Thats Rockstar's Other Masterpiece, Gta3. So Quit Reading And Go Get The Game. (if You 17 Or Old.hehe)"
Graphics  18/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  20/20
97%
Last updated on 2002-02-18 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 1 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Fellow Gamer  "This Game Is Not For The Weak!! You Should Rent This Game First. Everyone Was Expecting Alot More. Gta 3 Was Alot Better. Mission On This Game Are Not Good."
Graphics  11/20
Playability  33/50
Sound  5/10
Lastability  7/20
56%
Last updated on 2002-02-18 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 3 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Rich Weis  "My Initial Reaction Was, Wow So Much Going On At
Once! But Further Play, I Feel Is Much More
Shallow And Somewhat More Predictable Than Gta 3.
Where I Feel This Game Pales Is It Basicly
One-note As Compared To Gta 3. The Levels Are, To Me, Much Less Expansive And Captivating. While I Think It Is Bold And Definitely Worth Owning It Suffers From A Sameness Evident From Even The 2nd Level. My Advice, As A Gamer Since The Dawn Of Pong, Rent This One First."
Graphics  7/20
Playability  20/50
Sound  5/10
Lastability  7/20
39%
Last updated on 2002-02-18 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 4 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Mikal O'neil  "This Game Is Amzingly Kick Ass!!!!! God It's Fun Being Able To Run Around A Mall Shooting Anything In Sight, While Blowing Up All Of The Stores That Sell A Bunch Of Crap. This Game Is Very Top-notch, If I Was Payed To Rate Games I Would Give It A Ten Out Of Ten....."
Graphics  18/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  20/20
97%
Last updated on 2002-02-17 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 3 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Casey Sammann  "I Think It Is An Excellent Game!!! But It Makes
You Sick And Could Easily Give People
Seizures. I Think It Is A Little To High Paced And Graphically...not The Best. Definetely Not As
Good As Gta3 In Reality. But It Scores High With
The Weapon Selection And Such Easy Killing."
Graphics  11/20
Playability  43/50
Sound  8/10
Lastability  15/20
77%
Last updated on 2002-02-17 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 1 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
Brett Bernardi  "I Think This Game Is Amazing. The Graphics Are Great, The Weapon Selection Is Great, The Music Is Great( Although It Sometimes Becomes Repetative), And The Humorous Violence Is Also Great. Next To Gta3, This Is The Best Game Out There."
Graphics  11/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  8/10
Lastability  20/20
89%
Last updated on 2002-02-16 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 2 days.
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PS2 Review SUMMARY and SCORE
John Stidham  "This Game Is Bad Ass. Violence Oozes Out Of Your Playstation. You Can Beat People With Legs And Heads! I Wish You Could Drive The Cars But Its Good That They Limit That. The Cops Get Medi-evil On Your Ass. This Game Is A Lot Of Fun! Everyone Should Buy This Before Some Bans It Or Something."
Graphics  15/20
Playability  48/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  20/20
92%
Last updated on 2002-02-15 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 1 days.
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