Bad Day L.A. review

A disaster game in every sense of the word

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The game's environment pleads for satire, only we don't get much of it - just a few swipes at Homeland Security, George W. Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger. For instance, say you kill a bunch of innocents; a crowd comes after you ready to slaughter you for your crimes. When you pick up an American flag, you're automatically considered a patriotic good ole' boy, and they leave you alone.

The other power-ups are gimmicks. Find a porno mag or malt liquor and your health increases. Smear dog poo over yourself and your enemies run from you. Most of the game's humor follows this vibe, with uninspired jokes showcased in cut-scenes where Anthony drop-kicks an infant, spits pick-up lines of cheese andcroons Michael Jackson hits. The worst offense is that it's just not funny.

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DescriptionPlane crashes, zombie hordes and meteor showers; it's a bolt cutter to the face of bland mainstream culture.
US censor rating"Rating Pending","Rating Pending"
UK censor rating"",""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)