* AnnoyingVideoGameHelper: Jessica has a tendency to attract gunfire from enemies without any provocation from the player.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Emergence's theme song.
* EvilIsSexy: Elexis Sinclaire.
* {{Narm}}: "[[StarWars Oh Noisy One Kenobi]]."
* ObviousBeta: The original game was a mess when it first hit shelves. Problems included LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading, non-functioning AI for one of the bosses, music tracks not playing correctly (or at all), various game crashes, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking typos on various textures]]. By the time these issues had been patched out, the damage had already been done; the game had released merely two weeks before [[Creator/ValveSoftware Valve]]'s mega-hit ''VideoGame/HalfLife'', and ''[=SiN=]'' was completely overshadowed by that game's runaway success.
* PortingDisaster: The Steam re-release of the original game included with ''Emergence'' is a Downplayed example. While it was updated to natively support modern computer hardware and use Steam's server browser for multiplayer, the music playback suffers from bugs, has censored nudity and drug references, as well as having edited a number of textures to remove pop-culture references and, oddly, replaced others with renders of ''Emergence'''s 3D models. It also does not include the ''Wages of Sin'' expansion pack.
* VideoGameMoviesSuck: A direct-to-video anime movie based off the game was made by Creator/ADVFilms in 2000. It is remembered by few, and by most accounts liked by even fewer.