Urban Chaos: Riot Response

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Urban Chaos: Riot Response
UrbanChaosRiotResponse ps2.jpg
Developer(s)Rocksteady Studios
Publisher(s)Eidos Interactive
Designer(s)Paul Crocker
EngineHavok[1]
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, Xbox
Release
  • EU: May 19, 2006
  • NA: June 13, 2006
Genre(s)First-person shooter
Mode(s)Single-player, online multiplayer

Urban Chaos: Riot Response is a first-person shooter video game developed by British games developer Rocksteady Studios and published by Eidos Interactive for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The game was released in June 2006.

The player controls Nick Mason, a member of the newly formed "T-Zero" riot response squad, in an unnamed modern American city that has been overtaken by the notorious Burners gang. The gang members, armed with cleavers, molotov bombs and firearms are attacking civilians, paramedics, firefighters and police officers, and it is up to him to stop them. He must defeat them by whatever means necessary in order to protect the city, capturing gang leaders and rescuing injured civilians along the way.

Development[edit]

Urban Chaos: Riot Response was known by three different names in development, it was first called Roll Call, a first-person shooter set in a run-down city in the near future. The project became Zero Tolerance, a first-person shooter following a member of an elite anti-gang unit who must defend a city under siege.[2] The game was developed using the Havok physics engine for in-game physics effects.[1] ReplicaNet was used to supply the software in the online and LAN multiplayer action.[3] Perforce Software's Source Control Management (SCM) System was used to manage the game's source code, documents, and digital asset development.[4]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
PS2Xbox
Edge6/10[5]6/10[5]
EGM4.67/10[6]4.67/10[6]
Eurogamer6/10[7]N/A
Famitsu31/40[8]N/A
Game Informer7.75/10[9]7.75/10[9]
GamePro2.5/5 stars[10]2.5/5 stars[10]
GameSpot7.8/10[11]7.8/10[11]
GameSpy4.5/5 stars[12]4.5/5 stars[12]
GameTrailers7.8/10[13]7.8/10[13]
GameZone8.5/10[14]8/10[15]
IGN7.9/10[16]7.9/10[16]
OPM (US)3/5 stars[17]N/A
OXM (US)N/A5/10[18]
The A.V. ClubC+[19]C+[19]
Detroit Free Press3/4 stars[20]3/4 stars[20]
Aggregate score
Metacritic73/100[21]72/100[22]

The game received "average" reviews on both platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[21][22] In Japan, where the PlayStation 2 version was ported for release as simply Urban Chaos (アーバンカオス, Āban Kaosu) and published by Spike on June 28, 2007,[citation needed] Famitsu gave it a score of one eight, one seven, and two eights for a total of 31 out of 40.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dobson, Jason (May 15, 2006). "Product: Havok Supports Wii, Next-Gen At E3". Gamasutra. UBM plc. Retrieved August 26, 2009.
  2. ^ Surette, Tim (February 6, 2006). "Zero Tolerance overtaken by Urban Chaos". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  3. ^ Carless, Simon (May 31, 2006). "Product: ReplicaNet Debuts 5.5, Urban Chaos Licensing". Gamasutra. UBM plc. Retrieved August 26, 2009.
  4. ^ Gamasutra staff (June 30, 2009). "Product: Rocksteady, Perforce Team For Urban Chaos". Gamasutra. UBM plc. Retrieved August 26, 2009.
  5. ^ a b Edge staff (June 2006). "Urban Chaos: Riot Response". Edge. No. 163. Future plc. p. 93.
  6. ^ a b EGM staff (July 2006). "Urban Chaos: Riot Response". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 205. Ziff Davis. p. 92.
  7. ^ Reed, Kristan (May 31, 2006). "Urban Chaos: Riot Response (PS2)". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "- Japan Time! The Official Phantom Hourglass (JP) Thread (Page 6)". NeoGAF. NeoGaf LLC. June 20, 2007. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Urban Chaos: Riot Response". Game Informer. No. 157. GameStop. July 2006. p. 105.
  10. ^ a b Johnny K. (July 2006). "Review: Urban Chaos: Riot Response". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. p. 78. Archived from the original on June 21, 2006. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  11. ^ a b Mueller, Greg (June 14, 2006). "Urban Chaos: Riot Response Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  12. ^ a b Villoria, Gerald (June 15, 2006). "GameSpy: Urban Chaos: Riot Response". GameSpy. Ziff Davis. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  13. ^ a b "Urban Chaos: Riot Response Review". GameTrailers. Viacom. June 14, 2006. Archived from the original on January 3, 2009. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  14. ^ Bedigian, Louis (July 5, 2006). "Urban Chaos: Riot Response - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  15. ^ Valentino, Nick (June 28, 2006). "Urban Chaos: Riot Response - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on June 2, 2009. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  16. ^ a b Perry, Douglass C. (June 12, 2006). "Urban Chaos: Riot Response". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  17. ^ "Urban Chaos: Riot Response". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Ziff Davis. July 2006. p. 76.
  18. ^ "Urban Chaos: Riot Response". Official Xbox Magazine. Future US. July 2006. p. 85.
  19. ^ a b Dahlen, Chris (June 28, 2006). "Urban Chaos: Riot Response". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Archived from the original on July 5, 2006. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  20. ^ a b Tang, Joanne (July 15, 2006). "'Urban Chaos: Riot Response'". Detroit Free Press (USA Today). Gannett Company.
  21. ^ a b "Urban Chaos: Riot Response for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  22. ^ a b "Urban Chaos: Riot Response for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 17, 2015.

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