You are Nick Mason, elite police officer of Unit T-Zero -
the last line of law enforcement. Take
control of a city torn apart by gang warfare. Your choice
of weapons - riot shield and military grade hardware or brutal
gang weaponry. Fight through realistic and dynamic environments.
Back up support from firemen, medics and other police units
- command America's finest in the heat of urban chaos...
in the not too distant future, Urban Chaos: Riot Response
follows the life of Nick Mason, returning from military service
to find his home city ravaged by gang warfare. He is quickly
enlisted into the ranks of the newly formed G18 Counter Gang
Division; an elite enforcement unit granted special emergency
powers over all other public services and tasked with securing
the city and its citizens at any cost. With direct control
over paramedics, police and the fire department, you must
work together to save lives, property and your city.
first person shooter (FPS) from Eidos is a breath of fresh
air in a crowded marketplace. I
thought I'd played just about every FPS game on the market,
but Urban Chaos does bring a number of new elements
to the genre. Firstly there is the heavy use of your riot
shield. This you carry on you at all times and can whip out
at any time to stop bullets, cleavers, Molotov cocktails,
and any number of other projectiles that sap your energy.
It's more useful than you'd think - as it really will take
some hammering and saves you having to dive behind cover every
you are using your shield you can't line up the bad guys in
your sights and then drop the shield and fire at your target.
No, this more realistically forces you to redraw your weapon
each time you put the shield away. This may sound like a pain,
but you soon get used to it and makes the gameplay more believable.
interesting angle is the fact that there are a number of mini
challenges that you can optionally complete during each level.
These include sharp shooting (kill a set number of bad guys
with head shots) and evidence gathering (collect all of the
hidden discarded items that the gangs have dropped).
the game you'll happen across medics, firemen, civilians etc.,
all of who you can help and can help you. For example, medics
can heal you and firemen can smash down locked doors for you.
When you meet one of these helpful people you have several
options that allow you to command them to do things - like
take cover, follow you or help you.
you take out your enemy you can pick up their weapons and
use them. Certain items, like the cleaver, you can throw and
then pick up and reuse again and again. You also need to look
out for useful items in your environment - like gas cylinders
that can be exploded. And watch out for the gang leaders as
you don't want to kill them - instead you need to incapacitate
them by using your stun weapon so that they can be brought
in for questioning.
are faults with this game. Firstly the bad guys all the look
the same (I suppose that you could argue that they are all
part of the same gang that all wear the same masks) and the
insults that they scream at you gets a little repetitive very
quickly. "You're gonna die!" "Do you like looking
at me?" etc. But on the whole this is a pretty solid
game that will have you coming back for more time and time
FPS's were starting to all look the same to you, then Urban
Chaos: Riot Response could revitalise the genre for you
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