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  • Summary: 2069 - No longer governed by politicians, the world is divided into regions controlled by mega-corporations known as Syndicates. These Syndicates have revolutionized the way consumers interact with the digital world. Consumers no longer require a device to access the world's data and control2069 - No longer governed by politicians, the world is divided into regions controlled by mega-corporations known as Syndicates. These Syndicates have revolutionized the way consumers interact with the digital world. Consumers no longer require a device to access the world's data and control their technology - they can achieve this with the blink of an eye after a neural chip implant. Civilians clamored to be "chip'd" and to enjoy all that their selected syndicate has to offer. Housing, medical, banking, insurance, education, entertainment, and employment. One complete package - one complete lifestyle. In return, the syndicates gained unprecedented insights, and control, over individuals and their behavior. With insufficient government oversight, business has become war. The Syndicates stop at nothing for ultimate market dominance. On the front lines of this war are the Agents, the syndicates' bio-engineered and chip-augmented enforcers. They can breach anything in the wired dataverse including their enemies, their weapons, and the environment surrounding them, making them the most efficient and deadly technological weapons in the world. Assume the role of Miles Kilo, Eurocorp's latest prototype Agent, and embark on a brutal action adventure of corruption and revenge. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Feb 24, 2012
    89
    The separate co-op missions are well worth checking out.
  2. 80
    A solid shooter that feels fresh and original on some points, and succesfully borrows from the best on others. It's not perfect, but it's a title that all shooter fans should take for a spin.
  3. Feb 21, 2012
    75
    A game of thrills and missed opportunities. And so it's important to know what you want from this shooter before you commit. Come to it for the thrills of joining a team and mowing down gunners like so many weeds in a Colorado research facility. Come to it for a chilly vision of the future, where the minds of meddlers can be altered with a simple computer program. There are numerous games better at providing single-player satisfaction, however, and this is where Syndicate falters.
  4. CD-Action
    Mar 13, 2012
    70
    The potential of both Syndicate as a franchise and Starbreeze as the developer was not fully used. The co-op mode and the video post-processing are great but the game as a whole is a disappointment. [April 2012, p.52]
  5. 65
    It's too short, too small in many ways and way too conventional in a market oversaturated with AAA alternatives. Alternatives which last longer and offer competitive modes, not just a few dozen hours of co-op runs in which you can't point anything out to your teammates unless everyone has a microphone for the game's VoIP.
  6. Hyper Magazine
    May 14, 2012
    60
    An ok campaign with potentially great co-op marred by uninspired design, poor storytelling and glitches. [June 2012, p.76]
  7. Apr 27, 2012
    50
    When it's not going out of its way to be terrible, Syndicate is simply mediocre. [May 2012, p.54]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 103
  2. Negative: 32 out of 103
  1. Feb 21, 2012
    10
    I have to agree with nikmaster. The game play is excellent and the co-op is really really fun with friends. Overall the game challenge yourI have to agree with nikmaster. The game play is excellent and the co-op is really really fun with friends. Overall the game challenge your brain even more then other FPS's out there. In few seconds you can change the whole battlefield. Expand
  2. Feb 28, 2012
    10
    Great singleplayer and excellent co-op! Hands down the best FPS of the year so far.

    Starbreeze har done a solid job with this reboot, the
    Great singleplayer and excellent co-op! Hands down the best FPS of the year so far.

    Starbreeze har done a solid job with this reboot, the campaign is on the short side but a lot of fun and on top of that they've created a unique and amazingly fun co-op experience.
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  3. Feb 29, 2012
    8
    The average game is not for everyone. Let's start with the bad sides of the game. The graphics in the game, not really, its shortcomings areThe average game is not for everyone. Let's start with the bad sides of the game. The graphics in the game, not really, its shortcomings are trying to hide behind all sorts of effects, some of these effects will start to hurt your eyes. Level design is simple, sometimes cool, but all the same little details. The plot of ****. Weirdly annoying placed throughout the game handles and doors that open fast clicking at the button, well, why do they need? All the bosses made disgusting, besides the first with whom have war under a great track Skrillex. There are some minor bugs, but this is garbage. But what is good in the game? The coolest thing in this game - it shooter! Weapons feel very well, as a model of the weapon made just perfect. The interface is very original, especially like hologram illumination rounds in the cage. Interesting upgrade hero, which really start thinking about what to choose. Cool intelligence of the enemies, who never miss an opportunity send you to hell. Maybe I missed something else, but can't all remember! I will say one thing, long ago came out the game The Chronicles of Riddick, so everything was done so abruptly that I was pissed with boiling water from all parts of the game, and the Syndicate - it's just earning money on amateur of shooters, unfortunately! Expand
  4. Mar 3, 2012
    6
    It's OK, Simple as that, It runs fine on my i7, nvidia 240gtx. I read that many people had problems with it running poorly, which i'm yet toIt's OK, Simple as that, It runs fine on my i7, nvidia 240gtx. I read that many people had problems with it running poorly, which i'm yet to experience. I will never understand why it's banned in Australia. Stupid. But anyway, it's not worth anything above $50 and I would recommend it only to true FPS lovers and when you can find it on a cheap sale. Expand
  5. Feb 25, 2012
    5
    But its got #SKRILLEX!!! Poor use of the license (and dubstep) aside, this is ALCP (Another Lazy Console Port). Overall its a generic shooterBut its got #SKRILLEX!!! Poor use of the license (and dubstep) aside, this is ALCP (Another Lazy Console Port). Overall its a generic shooter that feels 10 years old. Most of the over mentioned comments are spot on: a poor Deus Ex knock off, terrible graphics and criminal overuse of bloom lighting effects. I would also add bad AI, numerous typos, missed references to controller keys, uninspired combat & story. Movement and shooting is so awkward, i've just been running up on fools and melee'ing them to death. Expand
  6. Feb 26, 2012
    4
    So sad to see a great franchise being butchered to some mundane FPS.

    While the PC version undoubtly looks and plays better than the PS3 and
    So sad to see a great franchise being butchered to some mundane FPS.

    While the PC version undoubtly looks and plays better than the PS3 and Xbox360 it falls short on delivering what Syndicate is all about.

    Whoever played the old Syndicate games, will not get what they were hopping fore. If you're in for some new, fancy looking FPS, Syndicate might be for you.

    Everybody else avoid Syndicate at all cost and buy when it's in the bargain bin for 10 bucks or less.
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  7. Feb 28, 2017
    0
    Idee interessanti, ma la fusione di meccaniche fps con poteri da rpg o arpg non funziona completamente.
    Farragginoso e non divertente come
    Idee interessanti, ma la fusione di meccaniche fps con poteri da rpg o arpg non funziona completamente.
    Farragginoso e non divertente come gameplay: alla fine la cosa più semplice è uccidere tutti i nemici con l'attacco instakill del corpo a corpo
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