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Urban Chaos: Riot Response PS2 Review
31 May 2010
Excerpt: There might come a day when a violent uprising hits the streets. It might be so bad, that buildings burn, crazy people in masks do crazy stuff and a new task force would be needed to deal with all the out of control rioting.
Excerpt: Rocksteady is unlikely to win any awards for its no-holds-barred ultra violent FPS Urban Chaos: Riot Response, but they have created a genuinely fun experience. It's not a game you'll want your kids or your disapproving partner to see, as it'll only reinforce what they think is bad about videogames,...
Excerpt: Urban Chaos: Riot Response is the latest from stalwart publisher Eidos Interactive, who brought us such classic games as Tomb Raider , the Hitman series and more. This title is an interesting mix of FPS goodness with layers of strategy involving unique weapons and resources, such as firefighters,...
Excerpt: There are few more frightening and iconic figures than the riot control police officer. Dressed entirely in black with faces obscured, carrying clubs and grenade launchers, viciously beating people as they lie helpless on the ground.
Excerpt: Each of the game's 20 single player missions is introduced by a mock live action newscast that sets up the upcoming mission scenario. These newscasts are very tongue-in-cheek, much like the newscasts in Paul Verhoeven's
Conclusion: Ignoring the tacked-on 9/11 vibe, Riot Response manages to be a first-person shooter with enough new stuff to make it a worthwhile experience. It may not be a looker, and some of the characters might seem a little cookie cutter, but it's still a blast.
Conclusion: Urban Chaos: Riot Response is a simple but satisfying take on the first-person shooter. It doesn't get bogged down in realism, tactics, or story. Instead, it just gives you a lot of great weapons and a ton of enemies to shoot.
Pros: Gruesomely gratifying combat, More than 15 missions and 200 special-achievement medals to unlock, Riot-shield mechanic works well without making the game too easy.
Cons: Scripted artificial intelligence is very predictable, Friendly characters often get in your way or get stuck trying to follow you.
Excerpt: Terrorists in games will always be controversial following events of recent years. In fact, it’s only really in the last couple of years that their presence has been even semi-acceptable, and by god a game had better give you the chance to play as the good guy blasting the hell out of them.