Just when you thought you’d seen it all, a real-time riot simulator breaks out onto the Xbox One in the form of RIOT: Civil Unrest. So get ready to delve into the thick of it and witness some of the world’s recent confrontations from the point of view of both the police and the rioters.
The idea in RIOT: Civil Unrest is to throw you right into the heart of the chaos during a riot, allowing you to experience the goings on through the eyes of both sides. It’s a complex strategy game that sets the objectives for each of the 30+ scenarios, after which the player must decide to tackle the situations and employ different tactics to achieve the optimum outcome. Can you gain control of a crowd as the police, using the likes of water cannons, smoke grenades or even real bullets? On the flipside, do you engage with the police with Molotov cocktails and rocks or bring in the power of the media?
Those are the questions that’ll run through your mind whilst controlling either the protesters or law enforcement across four different campaigns and numerous scenarios. Prepare to explore events recreated based on real riots such as the Italian NoTav opposition to a planned high-speed rail link between Turin and Lyon; the Arab Spring uprising in Egypt; Indignados, the anti-austerity protests in Spain; and Keratea, the landfill fuelled struggle against the government in crisis-racked Greece.
Should you wish to join the revolution, RIOT: Civil Unrest is now available on Xbox One via the Xbox Store for £14.99. Not convinced yet? Unsure what to expect? Then we’d recommend a read of our full review to ensure you know what it’s all about!
RIOT – Civil Unrest is the highly anticipated real-time riot simulator that places the player right in the heart of some of the world’s most fractious clashes. Campaigns include: Indignados (Spain), Arab Spring (Egypt), Keratea (Greece) and NoTAV (Italy). Seventeen single level scenarios include Rome, Oakland, Paris, London and Ukraine. RIOT – Civil Unrest’s creator, Leonard Menchiari, experienced rioting first-hand at the NoTAV protests in Italy. He created the game to tell the stories and express the feelings experienced during these clashes. What triggers the crowd to behave with such anger and aggression? Often outnumbered, what does a police officer feel like during the conflict? RIOT – Civil Unrest presents the player with the opportunity to experience both sides of the fight – a fight in which there really are no winners. Who is right and who is wrong? Experience RIOT – Civil Unrest and draw your own conclusions.