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  • Summary: The Omega Strain, an intense action game, offers more of what sparked the franchise?s popularity with the addition of four-player cooperative peer-to-peer online play, an innovative character customization feature, all-new features and weapons, and larger, richly-detailed, intense international environments. Featuring a lethal arsenal of all-new, high-tech weaponry and sophisticated gunplay, players can take on hostile terrorists alone or band together with up to three other agents online to combat world terror as a team. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 47
  2. Negative: 7 out of 47
  1. 95
    A chunky online component will keep you coming back for more than just the 40 or so hours of solo game play.
  2. 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.
  3. Somewhat of a disappointment. The frustrating controls along with some other issues, the game is kept from being a true must-have title.
  4. If you can forgive the unimaginative AI and time-intensive design, Omega Strain stands as an accomplished shooter.
  5. If the control had been more intuitive and the combat had been tightened up, the game could have been more enjoyable, but as things stand, most should give Sony's new shooter a wide birth.
  6. Plays as though its developers were simply going through the motions. There are better third-person military shooters out there...lots of them. [June 2004, p.27]
  7. Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain easily ranks among the worst titles I have ever played on the PlayStation 2, an astounding feat considering that the game came from Sony themselves.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. JoeyDude
    May 9, 2004
    It is awesome don't listen to the reviewers, because it's awesome!
  2. OmarM.
    May 4, 2004
    It was awesome I really enjoyed beating this game the gameplay is truly remarkable!
  3. GabeL.
    May 6, 2004
    This game is awesome!!!
  4. [Anonymous]
    May 20, 2004
    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. Expand
  5. Gamegriller
    Jul 27, 2004
    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 Collapse
  6. AnsonG
    Dec 7, 2006
    This is Syphon Filter??? If i put on an older game, and compared it to the original Syphon Filter, u could hardly tell the difference. The whole scenery in this game, no matter what level, is choppy and more like Playstation game. But i do know what or when someone in main character is killed one thing I will state right off the bat this-Syphon Filter TOS dont feel like a new SF game. It feels more like expansion pack. In this game, u take command of an agent for Gabe Logan and numerous other people. The "heroes" of the older games are now "retired" in a sense, even though they do not look as if they have aged at all. How ever, terrible control worsen an already lackluster performance for Syphon Filter. I remember when Syphon first come out on the ps1 . The great game leads many to believe that it could have been as great as MGS(Metal Gear Solid) was. SF could Have accomplished that task if somebody didnt get lazy when they designedthis game. If u are ging to "resurrect" a series completely. Stay away from this game and play the original Syphon Filters on the ps1 because that is the memory u should have of a great series, not this terrible memory that this game has given me. Expand
  7. PartyBoy
    May 7, 2004
    This game was absolutely horrible... it hasnt really changed 2 much since the ones on ps1.

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