Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow neither looks nor plays like your typical “handheld” game, and it seriously pushes the limits of what the PSP and portable games in general can achieve. Hell, you’re lucky to find a console game so well put together overall.
  2. 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.
  3. 95
    Dark Mirror was an incredible title that showed off the PSP, but Logan's Shadow elevates the story, gameplay and multiplayer elements to new heights. Not only does it keep the formula that made the first game so good, it smoothly improves on it.
  4. Syphon Filter: Logan Shadow's is one of the best, if not the best, experiences you will have on a handheld this year, especially if you are a fan of the genre.
  5. For fans of the series, and gamers on the go, Logan's Shadow is a must buy in every sense as the visuals are sharp, the sound is solid and the gameplay is a treat on the PSP.
  6. This well-rounded, gorgeous game delivers on all fronts with scarcely a problem in sight. With superb and precise controls, Logan's Shadow provides gamers with an intriguing story, a variety of environments and all the tactical gunplay they can handle.
  7. The complicated control scheme will undoubtedly be a sore spot for some gamers and to compensate, the enemy AI is dumbed down a little. Still, as far as stealth action games on the PSP go, it doesn't get any better than this.
  8. Undoubtedly one of the system's best titles to date, Logan's Shadow brightens up the PSP library with a thrilling mixture of remarkably entertaining gameplay and astonishing presentation.
  9. 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.
  10. Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow not only lives up to the high standards set by its predecessor, it actually exceeds them in many ways. [Dec 2007, p.78]
  11. Exhilarating, accomplished and relentlessly enjoyable. [Christmas 2007, p.110]
  12. Hands down Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow is one of the best games to ever grace a PSP.
  13. Once again, Gabe Logan sets out on another PSP adventure that plays just as smoothly as his last one.
  14. 90
    Approachable controls, film-like cut-scenes and great graphics make Syphon Filter Logan's Shadow one of the best PSP games of 2007.
  15. The PSP is finally getting some solid original content and this one is among its finest. I highly recommend you give this one a spin.
  16. Make room, Metal Gear Solid: ballsy, tough, heroic spying is officially cool again. [Jan 2008, p.123]
  17. Syphon Filter manages to deliver a very enjoyable third-person shooting experience like few other PSP titles. I’m not a fan of using the face buttons for aiming, but this game’s pace – most scenarios revolve around advancing towards cover, eliminating the targets, then advancing again – is more suited to this configuration than more frantic action titles. I also like the new advanced grappling, stealth kill features, and brief God of War-style button mashing sequences.
  18. If you enjoy games of the stealth/action variety, and are willing to make the adjustment to the controls, this is an excellent game.
  19. If you’re a fan of portable online gaming, Logan’s Shadow has a lot to offer, improving on Dark Mirror in a number of ways.
  20. There's plenty of stealth action games around but there's always room for quality. Logan's Shadow is a hand-held game with a pride. Two thumbs up. [Feb 2008]
  21. 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.
  22. From the structure of the single-player campaign and the enemies to the puzzles and the online multiplayer, Logan's Shadow follows in its predecessor's footsteps like a sneaking spy. While it isn't likely to catch you unawares, you'll still be happy to act surprised.
  23. Without a doubt, Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow is one of PSP's top titles this year. It's beautiful, action-packed and, most importantly, fun. It's far from perfect — controls being the most troublesome issue — but its flaws hardly ruin what is, on the whole, a very good game.
  24. 85
    To be honest, Dark Mirror was so good that Sony Bend could have got away with slapping a fresh story and some new levels around the same engine and been done with it.
  25. The storytelling is captivating in solo mode, and multiplayer is still addictive, for those who enjoyed the previous game.
  26. 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.
  27. 84
    Linear it may be but as a cinematic action game, you can't fault it. [Issue#161, p.95]
  28. 80
    If you can master Logan's Shadow's complexities, you're in for the most rewarding stealth combat experience available on the PSP. But it's a game that demands a lot from its players, and the PSP is just not a good fit for a game with such an elaborate control scheme.
  29. 80
    Logan's Shadow, like "Dark Mirror" before it, doesn't quite stack up to the better Metal Gears and Splinter Cells, but it's absolutely worth a look for stealth-action fans yearning for something to tide them over this year.
  30. If you enjoyed Dark Mirror than Logan’s Shadow is a no brainer. Logan’s Shadow gives gamers that big console feel and shrinks it down to a portable size which is an accomplishment in itself.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Dec 27, 2012
    This game is just fantastic. It has a brilliant storyline, a fabulous design and an awesome gameplay experience! This is a must have game inThis 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! Full Review »
  2. Nov 18, 2012
    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 wasI 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. Full Review »
  3. Nov 7, 2011
    The sequel to arguably the most amazing portable game ever, it doesn't disappoint. Leaving everything that worked as a base, it fixes everyThe 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. Full Review »