Riot: Civil Unrest

Leonard Menchiari, IV Productions, Merge Games

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Riot: Civil Unrest

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Based on 21 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Feb 5, 2019
Xbox OneFeb 5, 2019
PCFeb 5, 2019
Nintendo SwitchFeb 5, 2019

Developer: Leonard Menchiari

Publishers: Merge Games, IV Productions

Genres: Action, Simulation, Strategy

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.

PLAY AS THE POLICE

- Employ numerous crowd-control tactics, both passive and aggressive.
- Command Assault, Tactical, and Ballistic squads.
- Call in police trucks, water cannon or even a tank!
- Choose whether to use smoke grenades, rubber and plastic bullets or even live ammunition.

PLAY AS THE RIOTERS

- Instruct Rioters (armed and passive) and Journalists.
- Incite rage and cause the masses to act aggressively or try to calm the situation with tactical crowd reformation and retreats.
- Attack authority with Molotov cocktails, fireworks, paper-bombs, rocks, street furniture and the power of the media.

MULTIPLE MODES

- Sixteen campaign levels split over four scenarios; Keratea (Greece), NoTAV (Italy), Indignados (Spain) and Arab Spring (Egypt).
- See the story unfold from both sides - play all thirty-two levels as the Rioters or the Police.
- Single player mode - play against the computer AI.
- Versus mode – play with or against a friend or AI.

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IGN Spain

6 / 10.0
IGN Spain

A good idea with a great presentation that doesn't achieves its full potential due to it's low budget limitations.

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The Games Machine

7.6 / 10.0
The Games Machine

Without considering its aim, RIOT may seem just a poor RTS. However, its ability to integrate gameplay's limits in a dialogue between them and the game's thesis made RIOT a really experimental and interesting game, unique in its own approach to the genre.

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PC Invasion

PC Invasion

Riot: Civil Unrest attempts to depict complex socio-political upheavals in an extremely unengaging and unintuitive manner, to the point that these events lose their impact in video game form.

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Nintendo Life

5 / 10
Nintendo Life

RIOT - Civil Unrest could have been something special, but its move to Nintendo Switch from other platforms hasn't seen that potential embraced any further. The lack of touchscreen support and the absence of a proper tutorial mode are odd decisions considering how difficult it can be to follow the action when playing in handheld/tabletop mode. Even its use of real-life clashes between protesters and police fails to bring anything insightful or interesting to the table. Sadly, this riot is already fizzling out.

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