Excerpt: Back in 2002 Rockstar Games decided to capitalize on the overwhelming success of Grand Theft Auto III by taking all of the fluff out of the game and basically turning you lose to riot to your hearts content. While blowing things up can be quite fun it can also be monotonous. The general consensus for the original State of Emergency was either you loved it or you hated it, in either sense the game seriously lacked depth.
Excerpt: Back in the early day of the PS2, Rockstar followed up their blockbuster GTA3 with State of Emergency, a game widely rumored to be based on the WTO riots in Seattle that put you in the middle of giant marauding crowds bent on destroying the man. SOE featured an innovative game engine that allowed for previously unheard of numbers of characters on-screen as well as a locational damage/weapon engine that allowed you to rip off body parts and use them to beat down new...
Pros: ups: Lots o' guns and blood, fun arcade challenges.
Cons: downs: Innovative SoE engine replaced with dull third person action, poor AI, poor presentation.