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  • Summary: Syndrome, a sci-fi survival horror game that places you in a living hell inside a doomed starship. Find out what happened to your lost crew. Run. Hide. Fight. Survive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. Oct 21, 2016
    77
    If you like the tension of Alien Isolation, you will like Syndrome. But you have to be able to ignore the frequent trial & error, which in combination with long loading times can get to you.
  2. Oct 4, 2016
    75
    Syndrome is a frightening experience that reuses the outer space - survival horror medley; it makes us suffer thanks to its overwhelming difficulty and mechanics: run and hide... or die.
  3. Oct 14, 2016
    66
    Not quite as well accomplished as recent big AAA-hitters in the genre, but nonetheless a fine horror game with nice puzzles.
  4. PC Games
    Oct 9, 2016
    59
    Alien Isolation gave me goosebumps. SOMA enraptured me with its interesting story and underwater-scenario. Dead Space shined through awesomely directed fights. And Syndrome? The horror-game by Camel 101 copies a lot of those outstanding examples, without ever reaching their overall quality. Syndrome has no elements that separate it from other games of this particular genre and thus descends into mediocrity. If you desperately look for something horror related though, Syndrome might entertain you - at least for a little while.
  5. Nov 8, 2016
    50
    Not a complete disaster, but very close to being one. Syndrome does offer quite a few scary and tense moments, but its sluggish gameplay and bugs make it more of an annoyance to play.
  6. Nov 25, 2016
    40
    Space engineers are trending in horror games, but you'd be better off spending your time with Amanda Ripley from Alien: Isolation or Isaac Clarke from the Dead Space series.
  7. Oct 7, 2016
    20
    Syndrome might offer a beautiful ship to look at, but it’s a buggy mess that fails to get the essentials right. This lovely ship can’t make up for an ugly everything else.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Oct 9, 2016
    9
    Good story, excellent little easter eggs, great level design, mechanics controls could be better and voice acting but. If you like RPG,Good story, excellent little easter eggs, great level design, mechanics controls could be better and voice acting but. If you like RPG, Stealth and FPS, give this game a chance and you will not regret.

    It's not for casual horror players.

    This is a true hardcore horror game!
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  2. Oct 9, 2016
    9
    I must admit that I didn't expected much. I'll get the negatives out of the way first.
    The voice acting is a bit wooden and the characters
    I must admit that I didn't expected much. I'll get the negatives out of the way first.
    The voice acting is a bit wooden and the characters are okeyish but it doesn't matter because the game is excellent.
    The way it lets you choose how to play rather than forcing you to go hiding all the time like someone cut off your hands, makes this game a breath of fresh air and graphics are awesome too.

    The story is quite good as well and reminds me of System Shock, the movie Virus, Event Horizon from 90s. I love it so far.
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  3. Oct 7, 2016
    8
    Simply a scarry survival horror game which will give you hours of throwback goodness.
    The easter eggs and a few other gameplay gems were also
    Simply a scarry survival horror game which will give you hours of throwback goodness.
    The easter eggs and a few other gameplay gems were also a pleasant surprise.

    Give it a try.
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  4. Oct 17, 2016
    8
    Very nice not-so-much indie horror game taking place in a spaceship.
    As it is most of the times in these cases, everyone is dead, there are
    Very nice not-so-much indie horror game taking place in a spaceship.
    As it is most of the times in these cases, everyone is dead, there are bad guys around and a big secret to reveal.
    The game is creepy and well made, and it includes combat which is a refreshing feature in this genre.
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  5. Nov 14, 2016
    8
    A must-have for the horror enthusiast.
    You've got the usual *something gone wrong* here, and you pick up right after the chaos starts.
    There
    A must-have for the horror enthusiast.
    You've got the usual *something gone wrong* here, and you pick up right after the chaos starts.
    There are disgusting enemies and gruesome dead bodies and backstories that can be read (some worse than the visuals), and a few twists here are there, that might get you off guard.
    While not completely original, the game is solid and fun.
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  6. Oct 12, 2016
    5
    I only have "first impressions" - because i did not really play much more than 2 hours i think - and so .. did not get very far.... .

    I did
    I only have "first impressions" - because i did not really play much more than 2 hours i think - and so .. did not get very far.... .

    I did like the visuals - although they were not very detailed in my opinion. What bothered me was the layout of what is meant to be a space ship. So unless the intention of the architect that build the ship was to make it a maze ... the map made little to no sense to me.

    The problem is that such games live and die with immersion.

    So i am left to wander around a pretty scenery that i cannot interact with properly. (i can only interact with VERY few objects - although there is stuff around that i would definitely consider to be very useful. Also ... even powered up ... the ships lights seem to be magical. They will almost blind you when you look into them - with fancy coronas and lens flares ... but their light radius hardly ever extends to more than a meter.
    I know i know ... a ship in perpetual shadows is fancier than a brightly lit apple store - but it still doesn t make sense.

    What i mean to say with all that is ... that the game never managed to immerse me ... and so i was rather bored than succumbed to built up tension. (I found Bioshock to be a lot scarier than this one.... mind you.. i also did not find any of the Dead Space games to be scary - maybe i am just not scared of space stuff much)

    So after this brief playtime ... i am left with little desire to resume playing. This is a simple and average game in my opinion - it does not offer much to stand out - but does not really disappiont much either. Pretty average imo.
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  7. Oct 7, 2016
    3
    Warning! Do not play this game. You wil be fraustrated.

    1. You will die suddenly and for no apparent reason. 2. You are not allowed to
    Warning! Do not play this game. You wil be fraustrated.

    1. You will die suddenly and for no apparent reason.

    2. You are not allowed to save the game whenever you want. I never had the chance to save my progress
    So after I died I had to start all over again. This is the point when I erased the game from my computer.
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