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  • Summary: A real-time, class-based strategy game through which you control a team of four agents, each with distinct and unique abilities, collectively battling for control of a simulated, living cyberpunk city.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Sep 2, 2015
    90
    If you remember the original Syndicate games, then I should imagine that purchasing Satellite Reign would be a no-brainer, but even for newcomers to the series such as myself, this is a highly recommended purchase.
  2. Sep 5, 2015
    85
    Satellite Reign is a must-have for those of you who fondly remember the original Syndicate. For those of you looking for a real time tactical Cyberpunk title where you control four agents on the field of battle wielding all manner of awesome, then this is really worth a look.
  3. Sep 3, 2015
    82
    A well-done revival of Syndicate for real-time strategists with strong nerves. Brains and coordination triumph over fast clicking.
  4. Aug 28, 2015
    80
    Satellite Reign offers a very solid set of mechanics and the four specialists are clearly designed to allow players to approach almost all situations in a variety of ways, able to create big gun battles or to always move without altering anyone to their presence.
  5. Sep 4, 2015
    80
    A great game and a true spiritual successor of Syndicate Wars, which makes you think how come aren’t there more titles like this one out there. With a lot of freedom of action and progression, it could be a bit repetitive on occasion, but you can always face situations in multiple ways.
  6. Oct 16, 2015
    72
    Fans of the original Syndicate, this is for you. The narrative side is really weak, but gameplay wise it's a great strategic experience.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Sep 15, 2015
    50
    No characters stand out to give the game verve, and Dracogenics does nothing to inspire efforts to take it down. [Oct 2015, p.118]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27
  1. Sep 3, 2015
    10
    Возвращение игры, которая стояла у истоков своего жанра. Diablo и иже подобное - лишь моды к оригиналу. Синдикат.
    Это то перерождение, что
    Возвращение игры, которая стояла у истоков своего жанра. Diablo и иже подобное - лишь моды к оригиналу. Синдикат.
    Это то перерождение, что очень, очень близко стоит с тем, что было. Фактически младший брат.
    Есть различия, но так и должно быть. У создателей не было в планах делать полноценный клон.
    И получилось очень даже хорошо.
    Вновь мы видим город будущего. Чётко выделены зоны влияния больших корпораций. Свои правила и своя собственная гвардия в каждом дистрикте.
    Четвёрка бойцов, уже далеко не людей, но ещё и не роботов. Киборги - вот что в итоге получается при прохождении сюжета.
    Можно модифицировать, как тела своих пехотинцев, так и оружие.
    Модификаторов не много, но и не сказать, что их не хватает.
    Каждый боец уникален и это ещё больше разнообразит прохождение миссий.
    Обадовало то, что при больших и мощных перестрелках можно повредить здания, деревья, лестницы. Класс )
    И ещё. Не бойтесь отсутупить, перевооружиться, выучить новые технологии и вернуться добить врагов. Иначе победа всегда будет выскользать из рук.
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  2. Nov 2, 2019
    10
    It is as good as syndicate and syndicate wars but in its own different right.
  3. Sep 10, 2016
    9
    -- Score changed from 7 to 9/10
    Now, with the addition of Online Co-Op, this game is AWESOME!!
    Single-player is good. The sprawling city
    -- Score changed from 7 to 9/10
    Now, with the addition of Online Co-Op, this game is AWESOME!!

    Single-player is good. The sprawling city is beautifully detailed, the missions many and varied and the stealth / hacking / gunplay tactical choices are solid and well-designed. But let me be clear - playing the entire campaign cooperatively with a friend (or three) adds entirely new approaches to planning missions, extra layers of tactical depth and a whole lot of fun!! 9/10 Highly recommend!
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  4. Jan 3, 2017
    8
    It is a fun game and it stays true in spirit to Syndicate Wars. The inclusion of RPG elements (classes, skills, levelling up) however feelsIt is a fun game and it stays true in spirit to Syndicate Wars. The inclusion of RPG elements (classes, skills, levelling up) however feels out of place in a shooter game like this. Great visuals and very good soundtrack, but combat feels lackluster, missions are repetitive, AI is limited, the UI/HUD is not intuitive, and there are some bugs. I still recommend it though, the game is well worth the money. Expand
  5. Mar 8, 2016
    7
    Okay, I am forced to change my opinion about this game. Soon after the release I picked it up and wass hugely disappoined. I gave the game aOkay, I am forced to change my opinion about this game. Soon after the release I picked it up and wass hugely disappoined. I gave the game a lowly 4/10 and pointed out that the game was full of bugs and poorly optimized. Just last week I saw that Satellite Reign received a series of updates that fixed some of the problems that annoyed me from the begining and I decided to give it another try. And even though the game is still flawed in many ways, it has been fixed enough to be playable and enjoyable. At this time, if you're looking for a cyberpunk treat, you might want to give this one a try. It is still full of questionable solutions when it comes to gameplay and story, but at least it is enough of a decent game to try it out. Expand
  6. Oct 9, 2015
    6
    Bitterly disappointed with this. When I discovered the game touted as a modern Syndicate Wars, I was very excited as Wars is one of myBitterly disappointed with this. When I discovered the game touted as a modern Syndicate Wars, I was very excited as Wars is one of my favorite games of all time but this is not the game I wanted it to be.

    Good - the core gameplay is good and the graphics look great. The game does manage to retain the cyberpunk atmosphere of Syndicate Wars.

    Bad - by far the biggest problem is lack of customization for your team; I thought I would be able to design each of my agents from scratch and then gear them up before each mission. But no, each agent is predetermined and gear NEVER changes in appearance. All you can do is 'clone' random npc's but all that changes is the head and hairstyle, so disappointing. You don't even get the freedom to deploy your team; instead you are forced to field each of the 4 classes instead of the classes you want to field.

    The devs really, really should have allowed the player full freedom of customization for the agents. Having a 'base' would have worked better than always being in the game map.

    Verdict - Ironically, the games from 90's that inspired this actually do a lot of things better than this, like the Cryovat chamber where you applied mods to each cyborg and a clear mission briefing. If they brought out an update that allowed me to fully create each agent and then gear them with different looking clothes then this game would jump to an 8. But as is, with no customization at all, its a hugely disappointing 6/10.
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  7. i76
    Nov 18, 2017
    0
    No drivable cars, no environmental destruction, no 'weird/crazy' weapons/gadgets like Syndicate, semi personalised characters, no 'world'No drivable cars, no environmental destruction, no 'weird/crazy' weapons/gadgets like Syndicate, semi personalised characters, no 'world' domination... group feels like petty armed thugs running around the streets killing and stealing with no purpose, no home base (do they camp out on the streets?) not some organised, professional group fighting for or bringing down mega corps.... etc etc.

    - AI is horrible and frustrating.
    - Weapons are boring and simple and seriously lack diversity.
    - Augmentations are weak in terms of diversity/types.
    - Cities feel hollow and dead with 'things moving around (its not a living city)
    - My 'agents' have personality which is not what a cyborg should be, it should be a stock base for me to build on not some pre defined archetype that I can edit in a limited way.

    I want to love it but imo SR badly missed the mark.
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