Syndicate (2012) PC

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  • Summary: 2069 - No longer governed by politicians, the world is divided into regions controlled by mega-corporations known as Syndicates. These Syndicates have revolutionized the way consumers interact with the digital world. Consumers no longer require a device to access the world's data and control2069 - No longer governed by politicians, the world is divided into regions controlled by mega-corporations known as Syndicates. These Syndicates have revolutionized the way consumers interact with the digital world. Consumers no longer require a device to access the world's data and control their technology - they can achieve this with the blink of an eye after a neural chip implant. Civilians clamored to be "chip'd" and to enjoy all that their selected syndicate has to offer. Housing, medical, banking, insurance, education, entertainment, and employment. One complete package - one complete lifestyle. In return, the syndicates gained unprecedented insights, and control, over individuals and their behavior. With insufficient government oversight, business has become war. The Syndicates stop at nothing for ultimate market dominance. On the front lines of this war are the Agents, the syndicates' bio-engineered and chip-augmented enforcers. They can breach anything in the wired dataverse including their enemies, their weapons, and the environment surrounding them, making them the most efficient and deadly technological weapons in the world. Assume the role of Miles Kilo, Eurocorp's latest prototype Agent, and embark on a brutal action adventure of corruption and revenge. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Feb 24, 2012
    89
    The separate co-op missions are well worth checking out.
  2. 80
    A solid shooter that feels fresh and original on some points, and succesfully borrows from the best on others. It's not perfect, but it's a title that all shooter fans should take for a spin.
  3. Feb 21, 2012
    75
    A game of thrills and missed opportunities. And so it's important to know what you want from this shooter before you commit. 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.
  4. CD-Action
    Mar 13, 2012
    70
    The potential of both Syndicate as a franchise and Starbreeze as the developer was not fully used. The co-op mode and the video post-processing are great but the game as a whole is a disappointment. [April 2012, p.52]
  5. 65
    It's too short, too small in many ways and way too conventional in a market oversaturated with AAA alternatives. Alternatives which last longer and offer competitive modes, not just a few dozen hours of co-op runs in which you can't point anything out to your teammates unless everyone has a microphone for the game's VoIP.
  6. Hyper Magazine
    May 14, 2012
    60
    An ok campaign with potentially great co-op marred by uninspired design, poor storytelling and glitches. [June 2012, p.76]
  7. Apr 27, 2012
    50
    When it's not going out of its way to be terrible, Syndicate is simply mediocre. [May 2012, p.54]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 101
  2. Negative: 34 out of 101
  1. Feb 21, 2012
    10
    I have to agree with nikmaster. The game play is excellent and the co-op is really really fun with friends. Overall the game challenge yourI have to agree with nikmaster. The game play is excellent and the co-op is really really fun with friends. Overall the game challenge your brain even more then other FPS's out there. In few seconds you can change the whole battlefield. Expand
  2. Mar 3, 2013
    10
    The game is really fun. Its a FPS with some interesting gameplay. But i love the graphics The game somehow reminded me on Deus Ex HumanThe game is really fun. Its a FPS with some interesting gameplay. But i love the graphics The game somehow reminded me on Deus Ex Human revolution.. i really cant understand the low score from some players the game really is great in terms of gameplay. I loved it right away. I love the disco scene with the great soundtrack and i love the pretty graphics Expand
  3. Mar 11, 2012
    8
    This is a good FPS with some nice elements which are well implemented, if not unique, to this title. The plot is a nice sci-fi future whereThis is a good FPS with some nice elements which are well implemented, if not unique, to this title. The plot is a nice sci-fi future where corporations run the planet and the atmosphere is OK, not the best, but good enough.

    There is one thing that irks the hell out of me and that is the forced bloom on all the lighting, it makes the game nearly unplayable in certain instances.

    Other than that graphical flaw and no way to disable it, the graphics are not the best, the FOV is not the best for PC and there is no way to adjust it, and the game has a bit of a deus-ex imitation going (but I actually like that since they did it well and not cheesy.)

    This is a solid play and it is a hell of a lot more fun than that other EA game that is out right now, ME3.
    The FPS mechanics are well done and as it is an FPS, that is the most important part. I'd give it an 8.5 if it were not for the terrible bloom lighting, so instead it gets an 8.
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  4. Mar 3, 2012
    6
    It's OK, Simple as that, It runs fine on my i7, nvidia 240gtx. I read that many people had problems with it running poorly, which i'm yet toIt's OK, Simple as that, It runs fine on my i7, nvidia 240gtx. I read that many people had problems with it running poorly, which i'm yet to experience. I will never understand why it's banned in Australia. Stupid. But anyway, it's not worth anything above $50 and I would recommend it only to true FPS lovers and when you can find it on a cheap sale. Expand
  5. May 29, 2012
    5
    The biggest problem with this game is simply it's generic nature (guns, setting and story). It is just so by the numbers and I've neverThe biggest problem with this game is simply it's generic nature (guns, setting and story). It is just so by the numbers and I've never pressed LB so much in any other game (breach hack ability). Arrg I would not recommend it to anyone with taste.

    The bosses are really horrible and each enemy is taken down in 2 ways.

    The textures are horrible and covered up in a bad attempt of glare and lens flares.

    I played it on a PC with an XBOX 360 controller on Hard difficulty.
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  6. Mar 6, 2012
    4
    The gameplay is quite enjoyable for a linear shooter, one of the better ones in a long time. Had no performance issues, but the over the topThe gameplay is quite enjoyable for a linear shooter, one of the better ones in a long time. Had no performance issues, but the over the top use of bloom and very bright lighting at times make this unplayable most of the time. Hopefully this is toned down in patches, until then it will remain on the shelf uncompleted. Expand
  7. Feb 28, 2017
    0
    Idee interessanti, ma la fusione di meccaniche fps con poteri da rpg o arpg non funziona completamente.
    Farragginoso e non divertente come
    Idee interessanti, ma la fusione di meccaniche fps con poteri da rpg o arpg non funziona completamente.
    Farragginoso e non divertente come gameplay: alla fine la cosa più semplice è uccidere tutti i nemici con l'attacco instakill del corpo a corpo
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