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  • Summary: Syphon Filter 3 looks, plays, and feels more like an expansion pack for the previous games than a true sequel.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. The graphics may be dated, but it's still an amazing game. [Dec 2001, p.111]
  2. 90
    The gameplay still delivers thrilling combat that’s focused less on stealth and much more on action.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. This is basically the same game as the last two – this series just refuses to evolve. [Dec 2001, p.262]
  7. Syphon Filter 3 is a quality film with B-movie gameplay. The visuals, music, and CG are all top-notch, but the chewy gameplay center gets old after a few bites.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jun 16, 2013
    Developers 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. Expand

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