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Urban Chaos: Riot Response review

Strap on your steel-toed boots and get ready to bust heads and save lives in a city gone mad

The gang members you'll fight, called the Burners, aren't fleshed out quite so well, though, and their hockey masks make them almost indistinguishable from each other. But their constant, varied taunts and threats - usually consisting of Mason's name followed by a string of profanity - make them seem like real, vicious people with something to prove. And while they act pretty dumb at first - plenty of them charge at you like idiots, or just stand out in the open and shoot - a few are actually good at staying behind cover and dodging your fire. This unpredictability, along with their habits of attacking in groups and popping up out of nowhere, makes them almost frightening.

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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)

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