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
Buy On
  1. Despite a high level of difficulty, the game is proof positive that the original PlayStation still has plenty of life left within.
  2. The story is as good as ever and backed by some of the best sound of any PSone game and a smattering of smooth FMV scenes the atmosphere is bang up there with the best.
  3. It could have been better in a couple of areas, graphics, and sound. However, I did enjoy the game, and loved the way it was presented.
  4. 75
    I'd say this game ranks pretty high. It's no "Metal Gear Solid 2: Son's of Liberty," but at least it's not "Nuclear Dawn."
  5. The best PlayStation espionage game since "Metal Gear Solid."
  6. 90
    The gameplay still delivers thrilling combat that’s focused less on stealth and much more on action.
  7. Syphon Filter offers some extremely engaging gameplay, helped by the intriguing plot.
  8. Game Informer
    90
    The graphics may be dated, but it's still an amazing game. [Dec 2001, p.111]
  9. Next Generation Magazine
    80
    Graphically solid, slickly presented, and sporting a solid selection of mission types in a complex storyline, SF3 is perhaps the last great PSX action title. [Jan 2002, p.88]

Awards & Rankings

#14 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2001
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 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.