Become the head of operations in a fictional rescue and catastrophe management organization
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Release Date: Apr 13, 2006

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In 911: First Responders®, become the head of operations in a fictional rescue and catastrophe management organization. Command a number of vehicles and staff from the fire department, medical rescue, police and technical services. Be a real world hero set against a background of continuous day/night changes and constantly varying weather conditions.

Game Features:
  • 20 Exciting Missions with multiple life saving solutions set in diverse locations around the world – from Antarctica to the Middle East to Your Hometown.
  • Realistic Catastrophes and Detailed Graphics – manage a large team of emergency professionals through a wide range of physical conditions and situations.
  • Control All Emergency Units ranging from SEK scouts, recovery helicopters, technical ancillary services, fire rescue, EMT, and even TransAid large-capacity aircraft .
  • Realistic Physical Conditions featuring collapsing buildings and bridges, blast waves, even object weight and material for an truly authentic experience.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 2000/XP
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: AGP graphic card. NVIDIA GeForce3
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9 compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 2000/XP
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: AGP graphic card. NVIDIA GeForce 5700
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9 compatible
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⊕midian
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
AMAZING game. Sure its old but it is gold!
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WarlordOfRome
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
This game is a real-time strategy game in which the player must command emergency services during a wide variety of situations.

It is also the digital embodiment of stress and panic.

Now the game does have a story-line but I haven't played it, I just play free mode in which you can play an endless game as emergencies occur across the city and you must command all your resources.

At first it is deceptively relaxing. The occasional stroke, small fire, or pickpocket to deal with. Then situations get more and more severe and more and more frequent Not gradually, it just spikes and spikes up.

Before you know it your fingers are moving across your keyboard at lightning speed as your rapidly clicking the minimap to bring you all over the city to deal with 10 situations at once. Those situations can also create more situations.

Example:

- I receive word that there is an unauthorized demonstration going on in the north part of town. I look over there and it's just some guy with a sign shouting "Resist!". So I send a police car over and pay the man no mind.

- Then there is a traffic accident on the other side of town and one of the vehicles involved is now in the river along with the driver. So I'm sending ambulances, some firefighters, a divert, some tow trucks and a crane.

- While this is happening a rabid dog is on the loose. I send some armed police to go deal with it.

- I have now forgotten about the Unauthorized demonstration.

- Now I'm micromanaging the traffic accident. Having the firefighters pry open one of the cars to rescue the injured driver and shoving them in an ambulance. The diver is slow as a turtle but ends up attaching a buoy to the submerged vehicle so the crane can pull it out of the water.

- I check back on the rabid dog and instruct the officers to put it down. A civilian was injured so I deploy an ambulance and bring the officers back to HQ.

- The other car in the accident is out of the water and the firefighters pry it open, Sadly the driver is already deceased. I have the towtrucks recover the vehicles and send it all back to HQ.

- The ambulance aiding the injured civilian (that may have rabies now) is on the scene and I micromanage the process and then bring it back to HQ.

- I have now noticed that there is a fire on the minimap. Though since I wasn't notified it wasn't part of the Endless modes generated emergencies.

- Turns out that Unauthorized demonstration has grown from one man to a full blown mob on a rampage that has started a large fire and killed the officer that I sent.

- I kick into high gear. I deploy all of my officers and ambulances to the scene along with a hydro-pup equipped armored vehicle. I decide not to risk any fire fighters and just pay a bunch of in-game money to have an airplane drop a load of water onto the building.

- I ignore the medical and criminal emergencies that pop up while I organize my forces to put down the riot. Though I do divert attention to any fires.

-So my police forces arrive and attempt to put down the riot non-lethally. While the officers are over-whelmed the hydro tank is able to repel the rioters just fine. Sadly the water plane hasn't arrived yet so the fire is still going. Since I am monitoring 5 places at once I am too late to notice that the hydro tank caught fire and exploded. Killing multiple officers.

- Many rioters are injured, but whenever any civilians walk by and see the riot they join in, so their numbers keep growing while I keep losing my officers.

- Eventually matters grow grave. So I lure the rioters into a parking lot and let them attack the remaining police cruisers. The area is now on fire. I make sure to contain the fire and the rioters inside with my remaining forces.

- I should note that during this another traffic accident, a bank robbery, more fires, and a bomb threat have occurred.

- Eventually all the rioters are dead or dying. I save as many as I can and deliver the rest to the morgue and breath a sigh of relief.

- Then mere seconds later there is an earthquake which causes fires and injuries across the city.

- I quit the game so I do not have a heart attack.
***********************************************************************************************************************

This game with Free-mode alone is quite fun until you get overwhelmed. Then you will be the one needing medical attention.

For 5 USD on Steam I say this game is worth it to kill time..
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「 TxO 」TheLegendEc0605 #1
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
the best game of every service and please add 9/11 mission it will be fun and be excited for those that love the game alot like me
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Oof - ツ >:D
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Great game.

Lots of missions, Lots of diffrent type of missions (Fire, Ambulance, Police), Lots of diffrent type of vehicle :D

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Nexus
( 82.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
This is a great game, lots of great mods, and really entertaining. There are some bugs especially when using mods (you should expect this if you mod games) but mods are really what kept this game alive for so long, the community is still very active making mods, creating clans to play realistically or casually. So for 5 bucks you might as well pick this one up.

On a side note to make the game 1920x1080 you need to edit the config files. Also when you get an arson call send cops immediately, when there is an illegal demonstration send more cops than you think you need or you will most likely get cops killed and end up killing lots of civillians as demonstations can get out of hand really quick.
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Lindsey Michaelson of the Amazon
( 76.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Love this game 10/10 with mods
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will075
( 108.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
good abd i you is
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Player
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
If you like firefighters, first aid and similar things, this game is a must have for you. Costs just 5€ but will entertain you for long time that you may say even 10€ would be worth it.

It is an old game with low res graphics. Beware playing it on more active displays or it will minimize to desktop very often (like almost every your order to click).

The game itself has a lot of things to do. The first mission, for example. On a rainy day a soil is waterlogged so a crane tilt and fell on a building where were some workers repairing. There are two injuries, one injured person lies under barrier. You need to call the ambulance to heal those injured person, but you also need to call a firefighter to lift the barrier. Then a crane drops even more making a fire and another injury so you will pick a firefighter, extinguish the fire etc. For extinguishing the fire you may equip your firefighter with hose connected to water pipe or to pick fire extinguisher. What to say..there is a lot things to do. Totally worth 5€ even with low resolution graphic. It's an old game..
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baa baa
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
Similar to old game, police quest SWAT 2, however you are not only play with cop, ems and fire department are under your command.

Rescue your city at once or let's play *disaster*

Very funny to play with your friend.

It's a 24hr emergency services, sleeping time is not guaranteed!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
If you like firefighters, first aid and similar things, this game is a must have for you. Costs just 5€ but will entertain you for long time that you may say even 10€ would be worth it.

It is an old game with low res graphics. Beware playing it on more active displays or it will minimize to desktop very often (like almost every your order to click).

The game itself has a lot of things to do. The first mission, for example. On a rainy day a soil is waterlogged so a crane tilt and fell on a building where were some workers repairing. There are two injuries, one injured person lies under barrier. You need to call the ambulance to heal those injured person, but you also need to call a firefighter to lift the barrier. Then a crane drops even more making a fire and another injury so you will pick a firefighter, extinguish the fire etc. For extinguishing the fire you may equip your firefighter with hose connected to water pipe or to pick fire extinguisher. What to say..there is a lot things to do. Totally worth 5€ even with low resolution graphic. It's an old game..
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
82.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
This is a great game, lots of great mods, and really entertaining. There are some bugs especially when using mods (you should expect this if you mod games) but mods are really what kept this game alive for so long, the community is still very active making mods, creating clans to play realistically or casually. So for 5 bucks you might as well pick this one up.

On a side note to make the game 1920x1080 you need to edit the config files. Also when you get an arson call send cops immediately, when there is an illegal demonstration send more cops than you think you need or you will most likely get cops killed and end up killing lots of civillians as demonstations can get out of hand really quick.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
This game is a real-time strategy game in which the player must command emergency services during a wide variety of situations.

It is also the digital embodiment of stress and panic.

Now the game does have a story-line but I haven't played it, I just play free mode in which you can play an endless game as emergencies occur across the city and you must command all your resources.

At first it is deceptively relaxing. The occasional stroke, small fire, or pickpocket to deal with. Then situations get more and more severe and more and more frequent Not gradually, it just spikes and spikes up.

Before you know it your fingers are moving across your keyboard at lightning speed as your rapidly clicking the minimap to bring you all over the city to deal with 10 situations at once. Those situations can also create more situations.

Example:

- I receive word that there is an unauthorized demonstration going on in the north part of town. I look over there and it's just some guy with a sign shouting "Resist!". So I send a police car over and pay the man no mind.

- Then there is a traffic accident on the other side of town and one of the vehicles involved is now in the river along with the driver. So I'm sending ambulances, some firefighters, a divert, some tow trucks and a crane.

- While this is happening a rabid dog is on the loose. I send some armed police to go deal with it.

- I have now forgotten about the Unauthorized demonstration.

- Now I'm micromanaging the traffic accident. Having the firefighters pry open one of the cars to rescue the injured driver and shoving them in an ambulance. The diver is slow as a turtle but ends up attaching a buoy to the submerged vehicle so the crane can pull it out of the water.

- I check back on the rabid dog and instruct the officers to put it down. A civilian was injured so I deploy an ambulance and bring the officers back to HQ.

- The other car in the accident is out of the water and the firefighters pry it open, Sadly the driver is already deceased. I have the towtrucks recover the vehicles and send it all back to HQ.

- The ambulance aiding the injured civilian (that may have rabies now) is on the scene and I micromanage the process and then bring it back to HQ.

- I have now noticed that there is a fire on the minimap. Though since I wasn't notified it wasn't part of the Endless modes generated emergencies.

- Turns out that Unauthorized demonstration has grown from one man to a full blown mob on a rampage that has started a large fire and killed the officer that I sent.

- I kick into high gear. I deploy all of my officers and ambulances to the scene along with a hydro-pup equipped armored vehicle. I decide not to risk any fire fighters and just pay a bunch of in-game money to have an airplane drop a load of water onto the building.

- I ignore the medical and criminal emergencies that pop up while I organize my forces to put down the riot. Though I do divert attention to any fires.

-So my police forces arrive and attempt to put down the riot non-lethally. While the officers are over-whelmed the hydro tank is able to repel the rioters just fine. Sadly the water plane hasn't arrived yet so the fire is still going. Since I am monitoring 5 places at once I am too late to notice that the hydro tank caught fire and exploded. Killing multiple officers.

- Many rioters are injured, but whenever any civilians walk by and see the riot they join in, so their numbers keep growing while I keep losing my officers.

- Eventually matters grow grave. So I lure the rioters into a parking lot and let them attack the remaining police cruisers. The area is now on fire. I make sure to contain the fire and the rioters inside with my remaining forces.

- I should note that during this another traffic accident, a bank robbery, more fires, and a bomb threat have occurred.

- Eventually all the rioters are dead or dying. I save as many as I can and deliver the rest to the morgue and breath a sigh of relief.

- Then mere seconds later there is an earthquake which causes fires and injuries across the city.

- I quit the game so I do not have a heart attack.
***********************************************************************************************************************

This game with Free-mode alone is quite fun until you get overwhelmed. Then you will be the one needing medical attention.

For 5 USD on Steam I say this game is worth it to kill time..
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135 of 141 people (96%) found this review helpful
121 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
Got LA mod and played co-op.
Did a few disasters well.
Got called out to a riot - 'aight, I'll send a patrol car.
Cops brutally murdered by a good 20 people.
Send out the SWAT team.
SWAT shoot back 10 rioters, but they keep coming, and get brutally murdered by 30 ganging up on each one. Every new civilian who walks in somehow being recruited to the cause and fighting armed soldiers.
Send out 2 SWAT vans and a truckful of national guard.
SWAT and National Guard fight well, killing about 30, but lack of organisation and attempt to avoid brutal murder means they're all eventually murdered by the onslaught.
Send out Blackhawk helicopter and army humvees loaded with marksmen.
Marksmen take position and shoot without regard, killing over hundreds.
Approximately 10 police cars called, to maintain order and restrain civilians from walking on the scene, they are overtaken - all murdered. The civilians keep coming. Shots keep firing. The bodies pile up. Nobody shall take down the marksmen.
Send in mass casualty unit, stretchers flee charging civilians, the national guard marksmen covering their asses by shooting down any pursuers. Mass casualty unit ends with more casualties than they brought back.
Eventually enough cops arrive, blocking every nook and cranny of every crook and nanny that could ever arrive. Still shooting down stragglers who get through or ignore the police.
20 cop vans and SUVs, 4 SWAT vans, 3 national guard trucks and Humvee, a US Army Blackhawk helicopter, FBI trucks, sheriff deputies, 2 mass casualties units, 3 coroner vans and one firetruck later, I've got over a hundred bodies waiting in the street, rotting, hearing their dying screams over and over I can't tell what is living and what is dead, they are all just the emergency. I do not have the money, I do not have the time, and I lack the mind, to clear this up, to move so many bodies.
We stick a bunch of police barricades and traffic cones around the entire block and everyone gathers outside, never relenting. We had to leave the carnage in the road, there was no choice. All witnesses were arrested or killed. Nobody shall know of this national tragedy. Save for the brave emergency staff who will have it burned into their very souls.

Holy ♥♥♥♥♥ 10/10.

I'm serious by the way, check my screenshots.
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110 of 115 people (96%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
198.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 10, 2015
Oldie but Goldie, having the most channel on YouTube still featuring EM4/ 911 FR as a regular feature and being a Beta tester for numerous Modification you could argue I am Biased. And you might be right, i got the game on it's day when it was originally released on April 6 2006. Since then I propably put well beyond 3000 hours into this game.

And what I said back then is all the more true nowadays with all the mods that you can get. There is no game like EM4/911 FR

Maybe one day we will say the same about Emergency 5, but that day is far away yet, until that day arrives all hail the King of Emergecny RTS games, Emergency 4/911 First Responders

There are only two things that I could say that are negative,

- the graphics enigine is starting to show it's age
- the learning curve is steep and can be overwhelming for some by the sheer number of calls in a day.





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46 of 52 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
This is a great game, albeit with a few significant problems.

The Gameplay is the best part of it, where you have to simultaneously deploy and manage multiple response units including firemen/firetrucks, Ambulances/Paramedics, Police, Negotiators, Salvage vehicles etc.

You start in a suburban area where you respond to numerous events. The game quickly manages to scale up and has you managing multiple units at the same time, in different areas of the city, all earning you money to purchase new equipment. When you have the required equipment it unlocks a "mission" that takes you into a separate "mission map" and you get a more complex mission. When you complete the mission it takes you back to the suburban area again, to manage more random events until you have purchased the required hardware for the next mission.

This gameplay is quite fun, and even though it is the same incidents, the map is quite large and always has you thinking on "where is the nearest hydrant?", "what resources do i need for that?" or "where is that criminal running?" so each incident is still quite unique.

Now, the "significant problems" I mentioned earlier (from least significant to most significant)

Firstly: Audio is ok. It repeats a lot of things a lot of times and has some interesting things (like every vehicle you click on sounds the "ambulance sirens", even if you click on a car on the side of the road)

Secondly: Graphics are ok. It doesn't have any options above 1024x1280 and on a full HD display it is somewhat grainy, but I don't think this significantly detracts from the game

Thirdly: When doing the more complex "Mission scenario" I still haven't found a way to restart it without quitting to windows. So when you make a big stuff-up and all your firemen are dying with a wall of fire between them and the paramedics, you actually have to deal with the situation... or you quit to desktop and start the game again

Next: Each individual will not really do anything unless you have told them to. ie: A fireman will watch a fire burn, unless you have told him to equip an extinguishing device (hose or extinguisher) and is within range. If a fire moves out of range, he won't follow it. Same goes for Paramedics and Police. I'd love to see a little bit of automation, such as: tell the fire-truck to "CONTAIN" the fire and they setup automatically to stop the fire spreading, or tell the paramedics to "TREAT" the casualty, and when he is ready for transport they should automatically load him into the ambulance and take him away.

Oh, and firement shouldn't stand in one fire when trying to fight another fire... yeah this can happen.

Lastly: Traffic routing. If you order ten ambulances (yes, i made a few mistakes fighting a fire once) and tell them where to go, after the first two arrive, then the others keep driving around in circles because they can't get to the spot where the first two ambulances parked. Sometimes they'll drive around a building on fire and blow up because they are trying to get to that exact spot.

And sometimes they get "jammed" because they drove too close to a pedestrian and then you have to manually "unjam" them so they can drive again. (not too common)

But, all in all, a good, enjoyable game, just be warned that some things are frustrating


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58 of 71 people (82%) found this review helpful
65 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
-fire breaks out at tire yard
-fire truck parks too close to the flames
-fire truck explodes, killing three firemen

10/10 fire safety fails.
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72 of 94 people (77%) found this review helpful
63 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
At first I was like: Damn Cops
Then I was like: OH ♥♥♥♥ FIRE!
Then I was like: oh it was arson
After that I was like: Cops go pew pew pew
Then it was like: FIRE STILL BURNING!!!!!
Now I'm like: Arsonist dead, so is half the city

Mission Accomplished
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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
A small car fire, I neglected it and worried about a bigger fire across town in a small building, the next 5 minutes the fire turns into a 3 city block fire and burned down half the town. 10/10
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42 of 56 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
Time Disclaimer -- I have played 911: First Responders / Emergency 4 for hundreds of hours prior to the Steam release.

Emergency 4 is a Real Time Strategy in which the user is tasked with controlling a number of German Emergency Services; Police, Ambulance, Fire, and Mechanics. Using these, it's up to the user to deal with a number of disasters in the main campaign ranging from simple fires to earthquakes, hostage situations, airline disasters and more! Alternatively, the user can play an endless mode in which they must deal with random emergencies which will grant them the finances to purchase more vehicles and deal with bigger disasters. One great aspect is you're not penalized for doing a bad job so if you get bored, you can use your police units to cause havoc.

The game is easy to get into but difficult to master as controlling a number of different emergency units can quickly become overwhelming. The assets have also aged well since release.

Emergency 4 is definitely a unique game and is an often looked over gem, it's a game that is both engaging and enjoyable, even if you're not a fan of Real Time Strategies.

Additionally, the game is VERY moddable. The 'LA Mod' is definitely recommended as it adds dozens of additional units and missions.

To put it simply, this game is a must play and for the price it's being offered at, it's definitely worth grabbing. There are rumors of emegency 5 being released next month (October 2014) and hopefully it's a better game than the poorly done Emergency 2012/2013/2014 games and hopefully, the release of Emergency 4 on Steam is a good sign of Emergency 5 being released on Steam sometime soon.
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