Reviews for Syndicate - US & Canada DNS
Intense, Action-Packed Co-op!Squiffy | Feb. 27, 2012 | See all Squiffy's reviews »
I cannot get over how fun the Co-op in this game is. The whole CHIP system really works great to break the monotony of typical shooter mechanics. The ability to use your Breach (hack) ability remotely while still shooting makes the gameplay feel more like multitasking. Breaching enemy armour or shielding to drop their invincibility, using your abilities to grant buffs to your allies or cripple your enemies. Tossing a heal to a buddy while blasting at the enemy that's almost killing him. There are many ways that allied Agents help each other out and working together in this game is key to beating off the higher difficulty modes and the bosses. The upgrade system is pretty unique and interesting, as well as the Syndicate (clan) system built into the game which includes leaderboards and Syndicate challenges. Enemies come in many varieties and offer a true challenge. Push yourself to greater challenges (and rewards!) by trying it on a harder difficulty, or with fewer Agents at your side. If you're looking for a fun, challenging and action-packed co-op shooter, I cannot recommend this game enough. The campaign is supposedly only about 6 hours long, but that's about par for the genre these days. The real meat is in the multiplayer.