developer: Starbreeze AB
publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
Syndicate is a return to the world of the cult production of the same name which was released in 1993. The title takes us into the cyberpunk reality familiar from the original, but this time however, we do not deal with a tactical game, but with a dynamic first-person shooter.
Syndicate shows the grim reality of the future in 2069 divided between three mega-corporations: Cayman Global, Aspari, and Eurocorp. They govern every part of the American economy and wage a bloody war. The players assume the role of a member of the last one, Miles Kilo, and is thrown into the vortex of an intricate plot. During the game, the fans of the series have the opportunity to come across the locations already known from the original and spot many references to it.
As befits a modern shooter, in Syndicate we get a whole arsenal of futuristic weapons and kilograms of useful gadgets and nano-enhancements that allow us, among others, to temporarily enhance our skills, see through walls, and even slow time down.
In addition to the single player campaign, the developers also prepared an extensive multiplayer mode. Its greatest advantage is the opportunity to visit, along with three companions, sites created on the basis of the maps from the original Syndicate and perform missions heavily referring to those familiar from the original. We also get the opportunity to manage our own syndicate, research new technologies and equipping agents with new gear.
Graphics or Syndicate are of the highest level. Dark, cold color palette highlights the nature of the reality in which the action takes place.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM (3 GB RAM - Vista/7), graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 8800 GT or better), 10.5 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7