FIRST 10 MINUTES | X360, PS3, PC Thursday, February 23, 2012 | 11:00 AM

Our videos of Syndicate

Our videos of Syndicate

When Starbreeze announced they were working on a sort of reboot of Syndicate but that it was going to be a first person shooter, fans of Bullfrog's action/strategy game started to worry. In the end, aside from the cyberpunk universe, it is true that there is very little from the original game left here. All we have is basically a standard action game whose story is not even compelling. Thankfully, the shooting feels good and the DART system brings a few cool features like the possibility to make your enemies commit suicide. That being said, it is not quite sure it will be enough convince the players as it is a pretty generic shooter. The co-op mode is a nice addition though, so it really depends on what you're looking for in a game. Here are a bunch of videos of the campaign mode.


The First 10 Minutes
Gameplay
Gameplay #2
Training
The First 10 Minutes PC
Gameplay #1 PC
Gameplay #2 PC
Training PC

All comments

Commented on 2012-02-23 14:01:30
It's holding the tone of the original true here. Corporations have taken over the world, we've lost the human revolution unlike in Deus Ex where it's just starting, and is more nihilistic about it. If you're not chipped, you might as well not exist. You're playing a drone hitman of a corporation, has no personality, and is just there to get the business done. No moralising of his evil actions.

If you play it like a normal shooter, you'll be toast especially in the co-op.
Commented on 2012-02-23 14:05:42 In reply to digi_matrix
World-wise, yes, but as far as gameplay mechanics go, it is nothing like the original game. Just imagine what Tomb Raider would be like if it were to become a first person shooter. Syndicate is not a bad game, but it certainly isn't great either, especially considering the number of good shooters which have already been released.
Commented on 2012-02-23 14:06:30 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
World-wise, yes, but as far as gameplay mechanics go, it is nothing like the original game.
It's a FPS, so that's obvious.
Commented on 2012-02-23 14:08:31 In reply to digi_matrix
I would love to see how you would react if Rayman Origins was getting a sequel in the form of a FPS. :D
Commented on 2012-02-23 14:46:45
I have been pleasantly suprised by this game, it is in no way a proper syndicate game, but it is a really solid and somewhat original shooter, great co-op mode too.
Commented on 2012-02-23 15:24:01
Its a nice game, but I would prefer sort of Syndicate remastered in isometric HD, new sounds and everything and of course...mouse-clickable. :-)
Commented on 2012-02-23 20:39:49 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
I would love to see how you would react if Rayman Origins was getting a sequel in the form of a FPS. :D
as a First-Person Platformer? I liked Mirror's Edge, so maybe I'd be open to the idea! I'm not as rigid on what genre a franchise should be, as I'm not the maker.
Commented on 2012-02-23 21:48:19 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
I would love to see how you would react if Rayman Origins was getting a sequel in the form of a FPS. :D
Yea too many people are getting hung up on the perspective that games are played in... syndicate requires the player to play with strategy and use all their abilities rather than just shoot... If they made Rayman a first person platformer (Like digi said), so long as it was good it shouldn't realy matter, after all they made it into a third person platformer from a 2d platformer! the perspective of the game should not be the issue!

ALso I think as a shooter it plays great too but the breaching mechanic adds great strategy!
Commented on 2012-02-26 18:37:49
Is this Xbox 360 or PC? The bloom is disgusting.
Commented on 2012-02-26 19:15:36 In reply to THU31
Xbox, we'll try to add a PC video this week.

About the game


What's up?
  • droezelke
    droezelke As Crookedmind said: education on mental health is what is needed. (1 Hour ago)
  • Loakum
    Loakum Call of Duty Zombie mode actually looks GUD this year! Truth be told, I've never played the zombie mode in CoD before. (1 Hour ago)
  • droezelke
    droezelke Above that, the side effects are sometimes very pronounced. Also, with almost all those meds, suicide is a side effect. (2 Hours ago)
  • droezelke
    droezelke ... deals with the problem, how the patient is being treated, and what the patient does for himself. There are so many variables, that interpreting studies on those meds, is extremely difficult. (2 Hours ago)
  • droezelke
    droezelke @GriftGFX: About the efficacy: I have had a discussion with a psychiatrist on the medicins. The drugs are as useful as a placebo. The thing that matters most, is how the environment of the patient ... (2 Hours ago)
  • crookedmind
    crookedmind of mental health problems go through. It's not a joke, even if people have polluted the waters of what is and isn't really a condition. It needs to be taken at least as serious as diabetes. (7 Hours ago)
  • crookedmind
    crookedmind and killed a bunch of people. If I had the money I would open my own awareness center to educate people as to how important mental health is, and what those suffering from either side of the aisle... (7 Hours ago)
PreviousNext
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood GSY is getting some nice content at 3 pm CEST with our July podcast and some videos of the Deus Ex Mankind Divided preview build. :) (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood For once we'll be live at 4:30 pm CEST. Blim should not even be tired! (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood More Quantum Break coverage coming in a few hours, 9:00 a.m CEST. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood We'll have a full review up for Firewatch at 7 pm CET. Videos will only be tomorrow though. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Tonight's livestream will be at 9:15 GMT+1, not GMT+2 as first stated. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood New GSY Live dedicated this time to Just Cause 3 on Tuesday 9:30 GMT+2 (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Join us tomorrow at 10 pm GMT+2 for a new livestream. We'll be playing Rise of the Tomb Raider. (> 3 Months ago)
PreviousNext
Top stories