Syndicate

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
"Not just another stock FPS in an over-saturated genre"
4 stars"

Review by B K on 18th October, 2012

This game exceeded my expectations. When I first heard about the Syndicate reboot being an FPS (and saw the fairly lacklustre trailer), I thought it was a bit of a waste of a fantastic franchise.

I bought this recently, after some big price drops, and I was impressed at how much better the game was than I thought it would be, and how much more original it was. The single-player campaign isn't wildly original, but there are enough unique gameplay features and creative weapons that it feels like Syndicate has something fresh to offer a very over-saturated genre.

I think a main selling point is the large number of co-op levels. The mission-based co-op gameplay is unlike what anyone else is doing (it's more objective-based than Uncharted or Call Of Duty's co-op modes), and it's a refreshing way to play an FPS. The co-op has more in common with the original game, since you're generally operating in a squad of 4 with a set objective.

The game keeps enough links to the original that you feel like it's set in the same universe, involving the same companies, but is modernized enough that it doesn't seem dated. Overall, this game didn't quite get the credit it deserved; it's not just another stock shooter.

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
"Great, but buggy"
2 stars"

Review by Nicolas on 15th March, 2012

The game itself is great, seriously great. It reminded me of deus ex and other ones, but with less rpg and just far more shooting. As well with pretty much no free will. The way is set and one can't really influence it. But it's alright, Graphics are brilliant, story good, gameplay great. Sometimes one doesn't need a free world etc. BUT one mayor thing. I haven't seen so many bugs in a game since a long time. One mayor one still hasn't been really fixed and the game crashes on PS3 and one has to restart just to crash it again at the same spot. Still waiting for a fix on that. It is a mayor game breaking bug and there are many more less bad ones, but still 2/5 otherwise it would have been a 5/5

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
"Great game, Awesome Co-op, Sick Sound Track."
5 stars"

Review by Charles on 9th March, 2012

Awesome Soundtrack with artists such as Skrillex Flux Pavilion and more, Co-op is spot on involving Team Work and other aspects that the ME3 Multi player Demo has not yet indicated.

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
"could have been great, its only good"
1 stars"

Review by Keith on 19th July, 2012

I had very high hopes for this game, in the end it disapointed me, its still good dont get me wrong, but a good game is dime a dozen these days, it didnt stand out or leave an impression after id finished it, if you're a casual gamer you might want to check it out but dont expect an engaging storyline with interesting characters because it aint in this game BUT the gameplay is very solid and fun, co op is great you actaully have to work together if you want to progress, I think they should have spent more time working on getting the characters and story right though, overall 7/10 for single player 9/10 for co op

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
"PERFECT!!!"
5 stars"

Review by Kyle on 8th August, 2013

Delivery – Perfect timing, Ordered on Friday, recieved by Thursday the next week. Shipping cost is reasonable, and the fact that I got a few games that I LOVE for the price of one at local retail (also one never being released in aus LOL) was the best!

Thoroughly recommended! Thanks MAPE!

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
"Another gimmick shooter"
1 stars"

Review by Patu on 28th February, 2012

I wasn't too impressed with this game; in a genre, swollen to overflowing with shooters this game has no real reason to be bought, as many other shooters out there do the task better. Though it draws inspiration from the original game it is by no means like it.

Syndicate adds a gimmick to the game called ‘breaching’ which lets you hack your enemies chip to commit suicide, create a backfire, or persuade to change allegiance but this could have been taken further. Other than that it sits with the rest of the “Ok-Shooter” games around.

The single player game was monotonous, as boring as Battlefield 3 single campaign, though like Battlefield 3, co-op in Syndicate was where fun ensued. For me this game is a weekend rental at best. If you're a shooter fan you most likely have far better online shooters to spend time on.

Description

Game case and manual are in German however game has English audio.

Syndicate is the re-imagination of a cult classic franchise from 1993 – a unique action shooter set in a not too distant future, where Business is War. Take on the role of Miles Kilo, Eurocorp's latest prototype agent, and embark on a brutal action adventure of corruption and revenge.

“Fantastic, nail-biting cooperative play…” Gamespot 7.5/10

In single-player, embark on a unique sci-fi shooter adventure of corruption and revenge, as you utilize DART 6 chip-enhanced technology to breech, manipulate and control the wired world. Or form your own Syndicate in four-player co-op and dominate nine action-packed missions inspired by the original Syndicate game.

  • Chip Enhanced Gameplay: Slow down time, see through walls, and breach your enemy and everything digital in the world with Dart vision – A neural DART6 chip implant that allows you to interface directly with the Dataverse.
  • 4-Player Online Co-op: Assemble your Syndicate for global domination. A 4-player, online co-op experience like no other, with chip enhanced gameplay and 9 missions re-imagined from the original Syndicate.
  • Visceral FPS Experience: Utilize an upgradable arsenal of futuristic weapons, armor and ear to annihilate your enemies and harvest their chip technology for personal advancement and sinister corporate greed.
  • Sci-Fi Fiction: Immerse yourself in the world of Syndicate 2069, with a world-class sci-fi story experience, written by bestselling author Richard Morgan.

Reviews

“…Come to it for the thrills of joining a team and mowing down gunners like so many weeds in a Colorado research facility. Come to it for a chilly vision of the future, where the minds of meddlers can be altered with a simple computer program. There are numerous games better at providing single-player satisfaction, however, and this is where Syndicate falters. While it isn't entirely successful, the campaign still dares to be different. And while "different” isn't the same as “great,” Syndicate reminds you that with a bit of creative effort, shooters don't have to play by Modern Warfare rules to be truly modern." 7.5/10 – Gamespot

Syndicate is a really cool game that shines through its great co-op modes. The singleplayer is great, but the multiplayer is where its at. Beware for an action overdose.” 8.5/10 XGN

“Right from the start, you feel like a demigod, dispatching enemies with ease thanks to an overpowered arsenal and a whole bunch of ‘breaching’ powers that let you slow time, enhance damage and decrease ouchies from incoming bullets.” 9/10 Playstation Official Mag Aus

“A solid shooter with relatively interesting unique features, Syndicate's co-op outshines the otherwise lackluster single-player campaign.” 7.5/10 Playstation Universe

Release date Australia
February 24th, 2012
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Box Dimensions (mm)
133x171x15
UPC
5030935099652
All-time sales rank
Top 1000
Product ID
18464914

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