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"Syndicate reminds you that with a bit of creative effort, shooters don't have to play by Modern Warfare rules to be truly modern." - Gamespot.com
2069 - no longer governed by politicians, the developed world is divided up into regions controlled by mega-corporations known as syndicates. These syndicates have revolutionized how the consumer interacts with the digital world. No longer does the consumer require a device to access the world’s data and control their technology, they can do this at the blink of an eye via neural chip implant.
Civilians flocked to be “chip’d” and enjoy all that their selected syndicate has to offer; housing, medical, banking, insurance, education, entertainment and jobs. One complete package. One complete lifestyle. In return, the syndicates gained unprecedented insights, and control, over the individual and their behaviour. With little governmental oversight, business has become war. The syndicates will stop at nothing for ultimate market dominance.
At the front line of this war are the agents, the syndicate’s bio-engineered and chip-augmented enforcers. They can breach anything in the wired dataverse including their enemies, their weapons and the environment that surrounds them, making them the most efficient and deadly technological weapons in the world. Take on the role of miles kilo, eurocorp’s latest prototype agent, and embark on a brutal action adventure of corruption and revenge.
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, armour and gear 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.
Quick paced, solid FPS.EveryEU | Oct. 23, 2013 | See all EveryEU's reviews »
t know what to expect when I bought Syndicate. Now I know that it is a bit worse than what is seen in the trailers. First off, I would suspect the gunplay to be much better than it actually was. There is not enough (particle) effects to make all the shooting - main point of this game - all that exciting. You wont see anything you saw in say F.E.A.R. The guns are fine but the environment doesn
t react to the shooting that oges on. No smoke, no broken glass or furniture. Feels like a sterile training ground. This is perhaps a bit compensated by good, aggressive AI that makes you work for your kills. The maps are fine, varied enough to keep going. Out of all the guns, maybe 2-3 are ok, the rest is garbage (the laser for example). The story is ok but the cutscenes are too long, because there is really no point. The story is blatantly obvious and the game is needlessly secretive about it. Then theres the most iritating part - the bosses. They are a lot better than the player, often surrounded by normal enemies which btw also take a lot of hits before dropping dead. The player at such events is extremely disadvantaged. To add to that, they are acompanied by iritating, unexplained puzzles that try to be clever but instead of enriching the experience they just end up dragging it longer than it is needed. The player too often finds himself alone in an open map against waves and waves of enemies (beat them or you cannot progress further). So you have to use every bit of "advantage" you can get, predominantly by using the scarce 3 hacking skills and a combat bullettime-like mode. The problem is, destroying your enemies doesn
t make you feel satisfied, instead youre just happy you beat an iritating stage and hope there will be no more of them on the way.The journal is completely pointless for such a fast paced FPS. The skill tree is as simple as it can get - a little like Far Cry3 but not nearly as thought through.
Overall the experience is fast, rather effective and satisfying. Nonetheless it could have been much much better.
Very good and solid gameVerdungo | Sept. 22, 2013 | See all Verdungo's reviews »
It's not the best shooter game or cyber-punk story. But everything in this game is solid good. Graphics is still very nice, shooting feeling really good and gripping story with a lot of action that keeps You in front of the screen. I've never tested the co-op, but I heard it's the main heart of this game and here You can find some similarities to the original. So, with good price You got really good game. Not perfect, not epic, but like a good old movie it's perfect for a weekend:)
Good gamebritishlad | May 7, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »
Syndicate is a first person shooter set in a futuristic environment, where companies rather than government rule the world and it is a remake of an old game but they have very little incommon - Here's a list of good and bad things:
The gameplay is simple but fun and the gunplay is very satisfying
The graphic are really good but some people may be put off by the constant bloom
Good voice acting from actors like Brian Cox
CO OP is good but it's pretty dead now and it is very difficult to play on your own
Story is rubbish and forgettable
Boss battles are naff and not fun to fight
Single player campaign can be completed in 4-6 hours
It's a good game but not at full price
Not baddman19901 | May 7, 2013 | See all dman19901's reviews »
Picked this game up while it was on sale and found it to be a decent fps, the single player is some what short but does have a decent story. The game is just a normal fps but has some unique features and does play smoothly while looking good. The game is worth playing through and a co-op mode is also there but i would not pay full price for it.
good game not brilliantbalbo79 | March 17, 2013 | See all balbo79's reviews »
Syndicate might seem like a first person shooter like many others, but it adds an interesting component: the capabilities offered by the DART-6 that is a powerful neural chip will allow us first to violate any mechanical system controlled by electronic circuits, as well as other powers as Suicide for example, will allow us to violate the chip neural opponents causing an explosion or a real electric shock who tampers with the weapons of the enemy or Persuasion to convince an opponent to fight for us. Each of the systems mentioned will need a certain interval of time for recharging. Syndicate is not a masterpiece, but thanks to a rather varied gameplay and a functional and interesting co-op is "simply" a good game. A shooter capable of making the happiness of those who, as a lover of the genre, was tired of the "usual fps" and wanted to try something different.