VIDEO | X360, PS3, PC Wednesday, February 1, 2012 | 10:20 AM

Syndicate demo video

Syndicate demo video

As planned, EA released a demo of their upcoming FPS Syndicate which allows up to four players to play the co-op mode. As you will see, I haven't been of much help but in my defense, it was my frist attempt at the game. Don't hesitate to tell us what you thought about the game if you've given it a try.

Demo gameplay

All comments

Commented on 2012-02-01 11:30:27
It was fun for sure, a little bit complicated at first with all the HUDs and infos, but once you understand its fun.

Though I am not interested in co-op only played to get a feel of the controls and gunplay, its very nice.

I just need single player now to impress me.
Commented on 2012-02-01 12:29:37
is there a demo for pc ?
Commented on 2012-02-01 13:21:54
here's a quote from Starbreeze -

No PC demo. Our team chose to focus its resources into making the game as great as it could be. We hope you see that on 2/21/12!
So apparently the PS3 and XBox versions aren't as great as they could be (or they are full of shit and the PC is just getting the shaft).

So, if you want to try out the game on the PC, you are going to have to pay for it first and then be out of luck for a return... Nice.
Of all the platforms where people would appreciate a demo the most, it's Windows.
Commented on 2012-02-01 13:31:55
ALWAYS BE BREACHING

This is a lot of fun! Full body awareness, sliding into cover, the apps, upgrading your chip with buffs, and that side-scope on the Kusanagi assault rifle is sick.
Commented on 2012-02-01 14:11:23 In reply to PlumbDrumb
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Commented on 2012-02-01 14:33:49
I was bored silly with this within seconds. It's just a generic shooter in every possible way. What a waste of the Syndicate name.
Commented on 2012-02-01 14:51:41 In reply to moroboshi
Posted by moroboshi
I was bored silly with this within seconds. It's just a generic shooter in every possible way. What a waste of the Syndicate name.
THIS, million times!
Commented on 2012-02-01 15:16:00
I honestly enjoyed it, although one of my friends didn't feel the same. Too much to do rather than shoot he said.

My only problem was it froze my xbox every time we lost connection to the server! But hey, it's EA!
Commented on 2012-02-01 16:04:44
HUD looks sweet, love it.

Haven't had the chance to play it but I reckon it'll be fun.
Commented on 2012-02-01 16:42:31 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
It was fun for sure, a little bit complicated at first with all the HUDs and infos, but once you understand its fun.

Though I am not interested in co-op only played to get a feel of the controls and gunplay, its very nice.

I just need single player now to impress me.
CAn you play it alone?

What about the gore? killing feedback?
Commented on 2012-02-01 17:43:54 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
CAn you play it alone?

What about the gore? killing feedback?
No gore, typical minimum shooting blood splatter, and the demo is only online co-op.
Commented on 2012-02-01 19:53:20 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
CAn you play it alone?

What about the gore? killing feedback?
I used a shotgun to skewer a dude in half right out of Darkness 2! So random but satisfying :D
Commented on 2012-02-01 20:31:05
i was surprisingly impressed by this, on my watch list for sure
Commented on 2012-02-01 20:49:46
Aiming was odd at times not sure if thats because the game falls under 30 fps at times?
Commented on 2012-02-01 20:54:32
Didnt mind it, but not really wowed by it. Could have done with a single player demo too.
Commented on 2012-02-01 23:00:46
Was pretty good I thought, Single player demo would have been nice so I wouldn't get stuck with ass-hats who don't know the meaning of working in a team but hey-ho...
Commented on 2012-02-02 01:16:17 In reply to PlumbDrumb
Posted by PlumbDrumb
So apparently the PS3 and XBox versions aren't as great as they could be (or they are full of shit and the PC is just getting the shaft).
What they're saying is "PC version is an afterthought and we have 5 interns working on it".
Commented on 2012-02-02 11:27:56
Played 3 more hours of it, and have now upgraded my Kusanagi Sniper Rifle to have a side-scope which is so useful in close quarters! The sniper is a BEAST, sometimes you can totally quick scope which feels so good in close areas.

Playing it like Darkness 2 where you can multi-task with the shoulder buttons is very effective, especially when reloading you can breach/heal dudes or change the apps with the D-pad. I love the huge acrobatic jump you can do when sprinting, totally Mirror's Edge like.

I love the skill paths, with putting in research projects for certain mods, but not having to do an arbitrary 100 kills with that weapon like in CoD.

Also, the revolver can also "gib" enemies in half, they in fact count how many enemies you gibbed, so there sort of is dismemberment.
Commented on 2012-02-02 15:05:33
didnt know you could gib people, will be using the revolver for sure now lol
Commented on 2012-02-02 15:34:12 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Also, the revolver can also "gib" enemies in half, they in fact count how many enemies you gibbed, so there sort of is dismemberment.
:D

Can you check if you can gib enemies with the shotgun?
Commented on 2012-02-02 15:51:11 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
:D

Can you check if you can gib enemies with the shotgun?
Yup, that's when I first noticed the "gibbing", with the shotgun. And they weren't even upgraded.
Commented on 2012-02-02 16:13:03 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Here's an example of the gibbing at 0:41 of GT's video
Commented on 2012-02-02 16:36:46 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Here's an example of the gibbing at 0:41 of GT's video
Nice, thanks!
Commented on 2012-02-02 17:39:34
is it possible to play this online with a party of 2?? like can the 2 of us search for a game? cause it didnt seem possible, we were forced to play private match.
Commented on 2012-02-02 18:03:31
The demo was fun. I liked the upgrade system. There seems to be a lot of time you can spend there, upgrading your character.

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