Syphon Filter

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 189 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: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. 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 .
  2. May 2, 2021
    10
    Para ser un clon del Golden 007 de N64 y de los Metal Gear Solid, este juego estaba bien hecho y con esencia de pelijuego como los juegos dePara ser un clon del Golden 007 de N64 y de los Metal Gear Solid, este juego estaba bien hecho y con esencia de pelijuego como los juegos de Sony. El doblaje es bastante bueno, los gráficos eran lo mas avanzados de la PS1, la dificultad es bastante frustrante y complicada, pero lo suficiente, no tiene coleccionables para que vayas directo a la acción y a la vez tiene sigilo como la misión del museo y los jefes son variados y me encanta que puedas apuntar y disparar mientras corres, la banda sonora es como de las películas de espías y la historia habla sobre la histeria de los virus y las armas biológicas y las conspiraciones sobre las agencias nacionales y el gobierno de Estados Unidos. El mejor juego de Bend Studio y mejor héroe Gabe Logan Expand
  3. AkhilK.
    Mar 23, 2003
    10
    This game will make your jaw drop for hours because quite frankly this game is one of the best playstation 1 games ever. though not as good This game will make your jaw drop for hours because quite frankly this game is one of the best playstation 1 games ever. though not as good as metal gear solid, this game lets u use more than one machine gun and much much more!!!!! Expand
  4. Mar 22, 2022
    10
    Me fascino el taser, fue algo maravilloso en mi infancia, me hizo ver el mundo de una manera diferente, estoy muy agradecido con los creadoresMe fascino el taser, fue algo maravilloso en mi infancia, me hizo ver el mundo de una manera diferente, estoy muy agradecido con los creadores de este titulo, jugué la mayoría y me gustaron bastante. deberían sacar uno actual para steam con todas las armas de sus antecesores. Expand
  5. 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
  6. Oct 22, 2021
    8
    A PS1 classic that combines Metal Gear Solid with Goldeneye. The action is fast and fluid, although the controls are a little sluggish. YouA PS1 classic that combines Metal Gear Solid with Goldeneye. The action is fast and fluid, although the controls are a little sluggish. You play as Gabriel Logan, a U.S. spy that must stop terrorists bent on unleashing a biological weapon. The story is engaging and gameplay is a mix of shooting and stealth. One big tip: master the head shot early! Metal Gear fans should enjoy this. I would rate Syphon Filter with an 8.5 out of 10 Expand
  7. Jan 2, 2022
    4
    Syphon Filter is a game that even for the time it feels really outdated, this is not an early PS1 game, this is 1999. By the time, theSyphon Filter is a game that even for the time it feels really outdated, this is not an early PS1 game, this is 1999. By the time, the controls and graphics were much more polished overall. The way to shoot the guns reminds me to GTA 3, if not, a bit worse for its camera, so you really know what to expect. Although the first person view was cool, and there´s a bit variety of weapons to use. But what kills this game is the level design and its checkpoint system, is so unfair at times, killing you in one hit only because you do a mistake and losing like 15 minutes or more of progress. But the enemies never are a threat, and they can shoot you from close range and i mean close range like 1 METER and they dont hit you, WHAT?
    The soundtrack was fine, the same with the story, but nothing spectacular.
    There´s also a bit of revolutionary gameplay here and there, but anything impressive in this game is drag down by the bad.
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#10 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1999
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#6 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1999