Syphon Filter 3 PlayStation

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 5, 2001
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
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  1. The controls are simple enough to master that you shouldn't have to pause the game to look at the manual just to figure out how to pull off a stunt.
  2. More of the same thing that made the first game good. Unfortunately, what was great almost three years ago doesn't hold nearly as much water these days.
  3. Everyone in general is pretty stiff, and trying to control our hero while dodging the insane amount of enemies is more chore than thrill.
  4. The graphic engine doesn't seem to have been touched, nor does the gameplay engine.
  5. All bloodthirsty primal tendencies aside, the game remains shallow. The storyline is weak and incoherent.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    65
    This is basically the same game as the last two – this series just refuses to evolve. [Dec 2001, p.262]
  7. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    A general sense of "same-old, same-old" throughout. [Jan 2002, p.146]
  8. Play Magazine
    60
    A medium challenge with an all-too-easy ending. [Feb 2002, p.62]
  9. The feeling of tension and suspense the player gets while playing through the first two games is strangely absent here. Whereas before I would hug the walls and creep silently through corridors looking for the enemy, now I find myself calmly standing in the middle of a room nonchalantly picking off baddies.

Awards & Rankings

#14 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2001
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jun 16, 2013
    5
    Developers 989 Studios seemed to rest on their laurels when it came to the third game in the Syphon Filter series. With virtually nothing inDevelopers 989 Studios seemed to rest on their laurels when it came to the third game in the Syphon Filter series. With virtually nothing in the way of new ideas it still made for a playable stealth/action hybrid title but it was hard to not feel you’d seen it all before. Full Review »
  2. JoshuaF.
    Apr 18, 2002
    10
    This game is fun. And I'm too poor to buy a ps2 so im glad this was game was made. Sure sometimes the graphics aren't good and the This game is fun. And I'm too poor to buy a ps2 so im glad this was game was made. Sure sometimes the graphics aren't good and the baddies are too easy but it is fun fun fun . Especially in deathmatch all this game needed were some sims that you can add and a weapon menu to lock and unlock weapons for the deathmatch. Full Review »
  3. NickH.
    Apr 6, 2002
    10
    Goood game.