State of Emergency 2 review

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Regardless of the mode, you find horrendous run-and-gun play. The camera is hard-wired to your character's buttocks, but it still struggles to be useful. With no auto-targeting, trying to kill up-close characters or fast-moving helicopters is futile. You can't jump or dive, so mobility is not a strong suit, though leaning around corners is the game's lone smart action. SOE2's enemies are too dumb to do things like follow you up a ladder, and can only kill you through sheer numbers or advanced weaponry. This happens often enough that you'll curse the story mode's lack of checkpoints.

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DescriptionA misguided attempt to turn a brawling flash-in-the-pan into a full-fledged series.
US censor rating"Mature"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)