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Urban Chaos: Riot Response review

We've got a shield and we're not afraid to use it...

Monday 15 May 2006
There's been no shortage of quality FPSs lately, what with the likes of Cold Winter and Black providing plenty of no-brainer blasting. There's no such thing as too many games that let you practice your headshots on a constant stream of cleaver-wielding idiots, so Urban Chaos is more than welcome here.

This does have a bit more to it than just unleashing lead into anything than moves - there's a certain
amount of squad-based action here, too.

Playing as T-Zero officer Nick Mason, your job is to rid the streets of the Molotov-toting criminals, and you've got a full set of emergency service workers at your beck and call to do so.

In one mission you might have a paramedic with you to escort to injured civilians, in another you'll have fire-fighters to put out fires and break through sealed doors.

The objective-based missions call for some puzzle-solving as well, such as finding your way through
burning buildings using thermal vision.

The levels are still massively linear, but this just means the action is never less than full-on with explosions and gang wars going off all around you.

More Info

GenreAction
DescriptionAn ugly but surprisingly innovative shooter that has players restoring order in a city consumed by anarchy.
PlatformXbox, PS2
US censor ratingMature
Release date13 June 2006 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)