Summary: Syphon Filter is undoubtedly one of the finest PSX games made, with great graphics and gameplay, but I must say that the difficulty level of the game at higher levels made me want to rip my hair out. Things move pretty smoothly until the last 1/4 or so of the game; at that point, you hit levels that are maddeningly difficult and, at certain points in the game, I'd become so frustrated that I truly wanted to break my controller in half or fling it across the room.
Summary: This game is pretty cool. It's like a hybrid between a shooter and a spy game. Syphon Filter has an awesome assortment of weapons that you can burn, blow, tear, and otherwise give your enemies a few more holes in their body. The level design is really good, with lots of nooks and crannies to hide in. Perfect for snipers. But the voice acting is bad.
Summary: Syphon Filter is a great game for those who like Espionage and Action movies. You play a Government Agent trying to stop a super virus from being exposed to the world. You will venture from the subways of D.C., a Cathedral in Kazakstan, a Muesem, and a Terrorist Base. The level design is well thought out, and the graphics are great. Control is just right, and the soundtrack has some techno-spy music on it.
Summary: Overall this game is the best I've bought so far. If you love the sniper-style game, buy this game. The game is well designed to keep play moving. For example, you can only move around in a well-defined area (in most levels) an essentially have to complete on part of a level before you can move on -- trade-off some realism to increase play-ability. The graphics are good, the action is terrific. One gripe: some of the "boss" scenes are absurdly too difficult.
great graphics, cool story line and good game play
12 November 1999
Summary: This game reminds me of the James Bond movies, you are a special agent try desperatly to stop a virus sweeping the nation, not sure of the source, but presumed to be terrorists using it to get what they want. You have a comlink that your partner uses often to tell you where to go and what to do next, not really a hard game, just takes some time to go through, well worth the money spent if you're into this type of fast paced action. Personally I like the sniper rifle.
Excerpt: This game simply, is absolutley incredible!! I am normally slightly sceptical of this style of game, but this is absolutley awesome. You take control of Agent Gabe Logan who has to prevent a global bio-warfare massacre through reconnanssance stealth, and extreme combat. There are 20 levels in total, each of them getting progresivley harder and harder as the game go's on.
Excerpt: I've always wanted to be James Bond. Fast cars, fast women, fast chases, generally fast stuff. There have been numerous attempts to exploit this desire, held by most men, in the games market but none have captured the true Bond essence. Goldeneye is one of the best games ever but stick take away the Bond licence and you still have a great game. Besides Bond isn't just about bazookas and semi-automatics, he has style, sophistication and a ready wit about him.
Excerpt: Play!!!!!!!! Syphon Filter for most PSone owners was deemed thew closest thing to Metal Gear solid. However I personally prefer this game by a long way! There are some stages where you, as secret agent (james bond esq) Gabe Logan must avoid being spotted by passing enemies for example deep in their base. This means you must pick them off when they are alone by popping them in the head with a silenced pistol. Thats not all thats too the game though. Oh no!
Excerpt: Intelligence gathering has ascertained that a small terrorist organisation has managed to get hold of a deadly virus capable of targeting specific individuals. Something of a cliche that we have already seen in games such as Metal Gear Solid, which follow the same pattern of people saying things such as "god-damn it soldier I gave you an order" and "take him out". However, this is an original game, and one that you will find to get out of.
Excerpt: I bought this game after hearing about it from a friend and I got absolutely hooked. This game is so amazing. Its good points are it's realistic, fun and good for people who like strategic shoot-em-ups. The only bad point for syphon filter is that sometimes the levels are hard to get through. I had to try a few levels again and again before I got it right, but the good points far exceed the bad. I would strongly recommend buying this game and if possible syphon filter 2.