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6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 30
  2. Negative: 7 out of 30
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  1. [Anonymous]
    May 20, 2004
    5
    This game lost all that was fun about it. The game play used to include sneaking around, shooting people from far away, a much more interesting and challenging weapon-aiming gameplay. Now it's just a run around and shoot people game. The original syphon filter was different from all other mission games, it's not lost all it's originality.
  2. Gamegriller
    Jul 27, 2004
    5
    How can so many people rave about this? Don't believe the hype. Because if they actually played it they would see how mediocre and disappointing the controls, camera, and overall pace, are, not to manetion the lousy level select interface
  3. MarkHenderson
    Aug 25, 2009
    6
    The Game is great, I love the series. But the only thing i do not like about it is how it punishes people for not playing online. All but Three of the commendations are attainable and only 4 or 5 medal can be gotten. it should have been made like Rainbow six 3 where you still have 3 people helping you but they are controlled by the cpu.
  4. Jul 15, 2013
    7
    In Omega Strain you are some kind of Virus cop. You navigate the map, shoot, collect ammo, and find action stations that advance the plot to your next way-point. The music is awesome. The controls are fluid. The graphics are amazing with lots of particle and lighting effects. The gameplay is pretty straight forward, but very very exciting. The levels might be too long with too much backIn Omega Strain you are some kind of Virus cop. You navigate the map, shoot, collect ammo, and find action stations that advance the plot to your next way-point. The music is awesome. The controls are fluid. The graphics are amazing with lots of particle and lighting effects. The gameplay is pretty straight forward, but very very exciting. The levels might be too long with too much back tracking. Its a disappointment to fail the final objective and play the level again. That might be enough to quit playing actually. The rest of the time you can regenerate to a checkpoint if you die. Your character is mostly a cardboard cut out, that you create, and the story is some kind of Die-hard movie. The production value is high and graphics are good with progressive scan. Super exciting but definitely missing something that could have made it more fun. Its definitely cinematic. I suppose it was meant to be played online and I guess that would have been fun. They should have made the levels shorter with less backtracking. They probably should have made it more cinematic with pauses in the level. It really is run and blast. If you are close enough you don't even have to aim. Pretty fun 3rd person shooter. Not the greatest game. Worth trying out. Expand

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#54 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 47 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 47
  2. Negative: 7 out of 47
  1. Cooperative multiplayer and the basic gunplay thrills don't quite make up for bad control and ugly graphics.
  2. A disappointing package that clocks in much closer to the other Syphon Filter sequels instead of standing up to the fantastic original game.
  3. Cheat Code Central
    80
    The sound effects are varied and realistic but the musical soundtrack steals the show. Not only is there plenty of musical variation but it matches the moods of the game perfectly.