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  • Summary: SiN Episodes features the highly anticipated return of Elexis Sinclaire, the world’s most dangerous and seductive biochemist, and the only man who stands in her way, John R. Blade. The sworn enemies face off in Freeport City, a near-future mixture of San Francisco, Tokyo and New York, all set inside the unrestricted SiN universe. SiN Episodes expands on the role of Colonel John R. Blade, a battle worn hero in charge of HardCorps, an elite strike force with a long history of conflict with SinTEK, a powerful multibillion dollar empire headed up by Elexis Sinclaire, a beautiful, brilliant, and ruthless scientist who is out to remake humanity according to her own twisted vision. Joining Blade on his mission are JC, a HardCorps hacker with a secret to keep, and Jessica Cannon, a fiery rookie who can find her way into any secure facility. SiN Episodes: Emergence features never before seen weapons, characters and environments along with a host of interactive options, paying homage to its predecessors, SiN and its expansion pack, Wages of SiN, which set a new bar for interactivity. [Ritual Entertainment] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Not many games in this genre are released with a $20 price tag, so some gamers out there might not really know how to deal with a game that is a little light on the content but much lighter on the price.
  2. Emergence should serve as a great launching point for Ritual’s experiment. It’s a solid game that knows its audience, and while it is pared down, that’s only as far as needed for a game half the length and cost of an average one.
  3. Our only real gripe is that the weapon selection is meager; a pistol, a shotgun and a submachine gun fill out your arsenal.
  4. Ticks all the boxes without ever once truly capturing the imagination. Cheap, though. [Aug 2006, p.78]
  5. SiN Emergence is a decent game. It's just uninspired, relying too much on the technology upon which it is built, and as such brings little new to the table.
  6. It's a bland taste to a cultured palette. But it's fun, too, and self-aware.
  7. Even with the negatives described here, SiN Episodes 1:Emergence is a hard game to critique because it isn't complete. [Sept. 2006, p.59]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 183
  1. Jan 5, 2013
    This game was highly under-rated. The action is a rapid, adrenaline rush with vivid, constantly changing environments. There should have been a Episode 2, but unfortunately, there wasn't. I have replayed this game multiple times and get a rush every time. The graphics are excellent and the game-play addictive. The main character is you, essentially, and playing with you is a fem fatale that will not only knock your socks off, but she can kick butt and is an an enjoyable companion to play with. Everything about this game was A+. Highly recommended. Expand
  2. CarlB.
    Jun 27, 2006
    The best game of the year. Fun from beginning to end with no levels that dragged on.
  3. ChrisK
    Sep 27, 2008
    I purchased this game back in the date of it's release (2006), but It wasn't until 2008 that I was actually able to play it. The overall enjoyment I got from this game was virtually freaking kick ass. The graphics are top notch clear and crisp many of the background scenery reminds me of Final Fantasy. The character designs and costumes are idealistic and not over the top. A choice of three weapons is clean and simple, though I have to improve my aim badly with a pistol, but everything else hits the mark. This game sure isn't a walk in the park even for the six hours it took me to complete it. I had lot count of the times I was left startled, even when I play it again I'll still jump. Accuracy pays is the only thing I can suggest to anyone thinking of playing this game, your enemies don't mess around. This game isn't just a pretty graphics shoot them up it test's gamers instincts on a number of levels, so be warned you will have to do some creative routing around. The story makes for an overall classic FPS style, and doesn't venture over the top. The only down side is once you complete the only episode you just wish there were more, you get hooked on the quality this game offers you. Expand
  4. KaiR.
    May 11, 2006
    Soooo much fun, little need to think things through - just kill kill kill! Could be just a little longer, but hopefully we wont have to wait long for the next 'episode' to be published. Expand
  5. ChrisD.
    Aug 4, 2006
    Nice to see SP development is still alive - great game, though could be longer or cheaper - not good value!
  6. BradyS.
    May 25, 2008
    A first person shooter with a selection of... three guns to choose from?? I'm sorry, but even with my favorite gaming engine (the one from Half-Life 2... Source, is it called?) backing it, this short game is still just... boring. Expand
  7. MattK.
    May 14, 2006
    Okay, i know the zero is a _little_ bit harsh, but come on!!! I have played numerous games (litterally more than a hundred, alot more) and i have GOT to say that this is the worst. That is why i gave this game a zero... It is literally the worst game i have EVER ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever played... Please don't buy it and encourage the people at Ritual Games [TM] ( but seriously Ritual Games.... ALL of your games suck.... i'm sorry, but they do. Your best game deserves maybe a four.... try making some quality games that people won't buy simply because they are on a sweet engine {congrats to valve for creating Source [TM]} Collapse

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