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Emergency 2017 PC

Another stand-alone expansion pack for Emergency 5 - a 2014's simulation/strategy game by Sixteen Tons Entertainment. The expansion is a both improved and expanded version of the base game.

Strategy | RTS | catastrophic | rescue | simulation elements

Emergency 2017 Release Date PC

27October2016

developer: Sixteen Tons Entertainment publisher: Ravenscourt Official website

English language game language: English

Emergency 2017 for PC is another stand-alone expansion for 2014's Emergency 5 – a simulator-strategy game which depicts the work of emergency services. Similar to Emergency 2016, the successor is an expansion pack enriched with a massive amount of additional content. As usual, it was developed by Sixteen Tons Entertainment – a studio that developed every installment of the franchise since the late 1990s.

Mechanics

Emergency 2017 for PC does not stray away from the formula of the series and the player becomes the leader of a rescue team comprised of over twenty different police units, firefighters, paramedcs and technicians. In subsequent missions set in four German cities (Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg and Munich), the player's goal is to face the effects of different accidents, catastrophies, natural disasters or terrorist attacks. In order to do that, one mainly has to secure the area, find and help all the victims, as well as restore order to the place. For those unfamiliar with the previous iterations, the creators offer a functional tutorial, where one can get acquainted with the game’s mechanics.

In comparison to the previous edition, the creators introduced plenty of improvements and upgrades to the mechanics and eliminated the most common problems. The largest novelty introduced in Emergency 2017 however, is a completely new story campaign set in contemporary times, as well as a mini-campaign situated within the Middle Ages, which is a period popular for the so-called witch hunts. Apart from that, Emergency 2017 brings a new K9 unit, which is a dog capable of tracking those trapped under the debris or locating the bomb planted.

Game modes

Similar to the base Emergency 5 and Emergency 2016, which was released a year later, the player can enjoy the game individually or in the co-op multiplayer mode. In the latter case, the players have to deal with the effects of catastrophies collectively. However, it is also worth highlighting that since the previous edition, the creators eliminated common flaws which made it either impossible or more difficult to play via LAN.

Technical aspects

In terms of technicalities, Emergency 2017 for PC is based on the fifth, full-fledged installment in the series, which was released in 2014. Compared to the base game however, Emergency 2017 brings certain improvements and upgrades, such as polishing the visuals, adding special effects, unit animations, etc. As usual, the game also features a functional editor allowing the players to design their own missions and share them with other members of the community.

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1 - 4  

User score: 7,2 / 10 based on 47 votes.

PEGI rating Emergency 2017

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence.

Emergency 2017 System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Quad Core 2.66 GHz
  • 6 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce 550 Ti/Radeon HD 6670 or better
  • 18 GB HDD
  • Windows 7 SP1/8.1/10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Quad Core 3.20 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce 660 Ti/Radeon HD 7950 or better
  • 18 GB HDD
  • Windows 7 SP1/8.1/10 64-bit
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