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  • Summary: We find Gabe Logan once again using a combination of stealth and "run-and-gun" gameplay as he is called into action when a dangerous new technology is hijacked by a criminal extremist group. In a story that takes him from the depths of the Indian Ocean to the deserts of the Middle East, Gabe is faced with the possibility that his long time partner, Lian Xing is a double agent. Logan's Shadow is complete with a variety of combat mechanics including the ability to force enemies into cover with "blind-fire", an advanced melee system that allows Gabe to use enemies as human shields, and 360 degree underwater combat. For the first time in the franchise "interactive moments" have been added for increased player interaction, such as airlifting debris and escaping wrist restraints. Returning to the franchise are buddy missions which have been enhanced with a variety of new objectives. [SCEA] Expand
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  1. 100
    If you played through Dark Mirror and hated every second of it then Logan's Shadow will give you the exact same feelings. If you have good taste however and liked Dark Mirror, even a tiny bit, then you simply must play Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow. With extravagant production values and gorgeous graphics, your eyes will adore it.
  2. A fantastic PSP game, and one of the best action games to hit the system. Check it out if you’re a fan of last year’s Dark Mirror or if you are an fan of deep action games.
  3. Hands down Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow is one of the best games to ever grace a PSP.
  4. Once again, it’s apparent that Syphon Filter and the PSP were made for each other. While the game isn’t without its issues, it’s still a solid action title that actually feels at home on the handheld. Action fans with a PSP should consider this a must-have.
  5. 85
    Visually this is one of the best games on the PlayStation Portable - easily comparable to PlayStation 2 quality from the cut scenes to the in game models; and it plays well too.
  6. Slick, well produced, and involving, and most importantly it is very hard to put down.
  7. As efficiently and proficiently designed as Logan’s Shadow is, it’s unavoidably tied to the problems associated with action games of this type on PSP. [Feb 2008, p.96]

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  1. Jan 1, 2011
    10
    This is easily one of the best games on the PSP. It defines what a shooter should be on the PSP. The pros for this game are many. First, the presentation. Graphics in this game are excellent, and the ragdoll physics do well. The sound effects and score of this game are also great. More important is the gameplay. The campaign is lengthy and fun, and boasts great replayability. One can find themself replaying the campaign more than three times to boost their career stats and unlock bonus levels. The story is typical, though, as Logan finds himself fighting waves of enemies and encountering super model secret agents all en route to free his partner Lian Xing and her scientist husband. Besides the main campaign the game has some of the best online play availible in the PSP. Both Ad Hoc and Infrastructure are availible with up to eight players per match. Online has many levels and modes, including DM, TDM, CTF, and Rogue Agent (where the player tries to kill the rogue to become the rogue). All of these online modes can be played with different weapon sets(sniper being a favorite) which depend on the host's liking. The gameplay is tied together with a solid control scheme which works beautifully when coupled with the cover system. Given, aiming with the face buttons will take some getting used to, but is fine once mastered. This game as a whole is a complete package which deserves your time and money. Expand
  2. Nov 7, 2011
    10
    The sequel to arguably the most amazing portable game ever, it doesn't disappoint. Leaving everything that worked as a base, it fixes every minuscule problem and builds upon them to make another astounding game. Employing comic book writer Greg Rucka, the story is a vast improvement, and plays as a very enjoyable spy thriller. The graphics for the cut scenes have increased immensely, while the added swimming levels work excellently, which is something I never thought I'd see. Multiplayer's been made better as well. Overall a great game - even though Dark Mirror will likely have higher scores because of the shock it caused, for my money this game's just as good - and as good as a sequel could be. Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2012
    10
    I really don't have a lot to say about this game other than it's definitely a game you need to play if you own a PSP. The storyline was thrilling, except for the ending. It left on a cliff hanger. I wish Sony would hurry up and make a sequel to this game. I hate cliff hangers. Expand
  4. Dec 27, 2012
    10
    This game is just fantastic. It has a brilliant storyline, a fabulous design and an awesome gameplay experience! This is a must have game in your psp. Undoubtedly the best third person shooter game in the psp. This game is definitley better than dark mirror. Logan's shadow is the best game syphon filter has made so far! Expand

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