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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.
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.
Excerpt: It went through three different names in its development, but Urban Chaos: Riot Response is a fitting name for this action-packed first-person shooter. Not to be confused with the third-person action game that appeared on the PC, Dreamcast, and PlayStation some years back, this Urban Chaos is an extremely violent and entertaining take on the familiar cops-versus-criminals themed first-person shooter.
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
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. The game's twisted sense of humor and tendency toward overindulgence make it that much more enjoyable. If you're looking for a fun, pick-up-and-play shooter, and don't mind a lot of senseless brutality, Urban Chaos is the game for you.
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. In this respect, Urban Chaos Riot Response ticks all the right boxes. And it’s also a whole lot of fun! Is that politically correct?