Syphon Filter

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8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 132 Ratings

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  • Summary: While it may not be an original concept, the game is truly greater than the sum of its many parts.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 100
    The atmosphere is captured perfectly, the cinemas are perfectly interleaved with the action, really drawing you into Gabe's chaotic world.
  2. 95
    The stealth aspect of Syphon Filter is fantastic. Pure bliss. "Metal Gear Solid" and "Goldeneye" fans will absolutely dig the many mission objectives just within a single level, which are sometimes split up into two or three different parts.
  3. A wonderful game that manages to combine the action/mission based elements of "Goldeneye" with the military overtones of "MGS" into one slam blam package.
  4. Graphically this game is really well done. The PlayStation probably isn't going to get much better at this point.
  5. This is easily the sleeper hit of the year with action that rivals the highest grossing action flicks. Mel Gibson watch out!
  6. Despite the slight lack of originality and a couple of minor problems, Syphon Filter grabs you and doesn't let go.
  7. It's derivative, yet brilliant; intrinsically flawed, but fantastically playable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Aug 5, 2019
    10
    It was an amazing game.Easy controls, nice missions and locations, variety in weaponary and the AI was challenging.This game had a nice storyIt was an amazing game.Easy controls, nice missions and locations, variety in weaponary and the AI was challenging.This game had a nice story with good characters and voice acting.The soundtracks were fabulous as well. Expand
  2. KeithE.
    Mar 2, 2005
    10
    The best shoot em up yet great selection of weapons great story lines.
  3. Apr 25, 2012
    10
    It's One Of The Best Game I Played On Play Station 1 And Great Story Lines . And The Graphics Are Good In 1999 , Really Good Game .
  4. Jan 7, 2015
    9
    A beautifully well written game that has missions split between heavy action and stealth. The weapons were varied and it was a thrill makingA beautifully well written game that has missions split between heavy action and stealth. The weapons were varied and it was a thrill making my way through its tense and challenging levels. Let’s hope that we receive a new Syphon Filter game in the future. Expand
  5. Nov 13, 2018
    8
    This is really a great game, there is so much to love about it, must play for sure!
  6. Mar 19, 2017
    8
    The best game in the series. Played this back in high school, and it's well worth a purchase if you own the system. Not quite as good as MGSThe best game in the series. Played this back in high school, and it's well worth a purchase if you own the system. Not quite as good as MGS but still a solid game. Expand
  7. Jun 16, 2013
    6
    When released on the PSone Syphon Filter provided an entertaining mix of stealth and action orientated gameplay. Unfortunately as with manyWhen released on the PSone Syphon Filter provided an entertaining mix of stealth and action orientated gameplay. Unfortunately as with many games of that era the graphics and controls don't really stand up when played today meaning that this is one game best left in the past. Expand

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#16 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1999
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#6 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1999