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Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
5.8 out of 10

Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain

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Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain – Review

GameCritics.com
4 April 2005
  • Excerpt: If the hottest buzzwords at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo were "Action RPG" and "World War II shooter", then "counter-terrorist shooter" (of both the solo and squad-based variety) were probably the shoo-in for third place. The show floor and game store shelves seem to be filled to the brim with games where players take on the role of covert military operatives charged with bringing down the Osama Bin Ladens of the virtual universe.
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Overall 7
7.2

Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain

Game Over Online
29 March 2005
  • Excerpt: To paraphrase an old slogan, “You can’t keep a good biotoxin down.” Five years ago, SCEA introduced PlayStation owners to the deadly Syphon Filter virus, an engineered weapon so destructive that it could turn targeted areas into uninhabitable wastelands. Needless to say, the devastation that could be unleashed by fanatics or terrorists could eliminate all life on earth, were it not for the efforts of covert agents Gabe Logan and Lian Xing.
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A bloody, frustrating mess of a game.

Common Sense Media
2 September 2004
  • Summary: Parents need to know that this is way too bloody and violent for kids. It features a detailed back story concerning international terrorism and large-scale biological attacks on civilian populations. This might be too frightening for younger teens, who are well aware of the threat of terrorism.
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Overall 9
8.5

Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain

Playstation Illustrated
22 August 2004
  • Excerpt: For its debut on the PS2, SCEA wanted to do something really unique and special for Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain . And, in a way they were able to craft an action game that not only stays true to the game's roots on the original PlayStation, but also manages to bring a few new twists to the genre. For the most part, the experiment is a success, but not completely. The Omega Strain isn't one of the PS2's crowning graphical feats.
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Overall 4
4.0
Gameplay 2
2.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 5
5.0

Expert Review

Kikizo
12 July 2004
  • Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Gabe Logan's debut on the PlayStation 2 isn't even that, since he's there to advance the story only. And this mildly interesting story is marred by terrible controls and confusing level design. There is admittedly a lot to see here, but only the most masochistic will be able to experience it all. This could have been a good game. It's not.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

TheStar.com
11 July 2004
  • Excerpt: Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain is actually the fourth in a series but a first timer on PS2 and an attempted leap to the "next level" of gameplay.
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Overall 6
6.0

Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain

Evergeek
11 July 2004
  • Excerpt: Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain is actually the fourth in a series but a first timer on PS2 and an attempted leap to the "next level" of gameplay.
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Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain

The Armchair Empire
20 June 2004
  • Conclusion: Control wise, the game is very similar to the Playstation games, which means players need to be prepared to use nearly every button on the Dual Shock 2 to accomplish needed tasks. Though they seem complicated at first, the sheer number of moves that the control scheme allows is impressive and working the controller became second nature by the second time through the pre-release demo (though my hands did cramp up while trying to play Far Cry later the same night).
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Overall 6
6.0

Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain

Sofa Cinema
9 November 2004

Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain

Gameswelt
15 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Nach diversen PSone-Einsätzen verschlägt es die Virus-Jäger der 'Syphon Filter'-Reihe auf die PlayStation 2. Was 'Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain' abseits des neuen Online-Modus zu bieten hat und ob der Action-Titel mit den Vorgängern mithalten kann, verraten wir im Review.
  • Pros: interessanter Online-Modus, abwechslungsreiche Missionsaufgaben, viele Waffen
  • Cons: frustrierender Schwierigkeitsgrad, schwache Grafik, komplizierte Steuerung, zahlreiche Designmängel
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