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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. Perhaps it won’t get this bad, but Urban Chaos sure does an admirable job at placing you in the middle of such a scenario. Whilst there’s no real characters as such and a lack of realistic drama, the plot is still nicely done.
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. Their worldwide uniformity makes it seem as if there's a single organization out there passionately dedicated to clubbing the world's protestors.
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, but for anyone who plays video games to be entertained, Urban Chaos is a nice slice of over the top fun.
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, riot shields and more.
Conclusion: Mindless fun. I was going to say harmless but I think that goes out the window after you sever the first head. Bloody maps and tons of enemies make this the perfect afternoon shooter but the lack of depth is really pulling it down. I'm afraid it is going to get lost in the ever increasing number of Playstation games, but I'm also sure it's going to find its fans out there.
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.