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Description

In the sequel to the dark isometric action / strategy game Syndicate, you control either Eurocorp Syndicate or Church of the New Epoch. These two sinister forces are battling for world domination. You must help them dominate the world across 60 violent missions spread through 30 cities - you receive e-mails containing the mission plans.

After selecting a squad of four men from your roster, you direct them through the rotatable 3D city views, shooting foes as the situation dictates. Nuclear grenades and psycho gas are among the new weapons. Tubes, a monorail system and unimpeded Antigrav vehicles give a futuristic feel to travel. In the PC version, 8-player battles over modem and network are available.

Screenshots

Syndicate Wars DOS Singin' in the Rain
Syndicate Wars DOS Lasers
Syndicate Wars DOS Bloody Harvest
Syndicate Wars DOS Fireworks

Promo Images

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User Reviews

A fine sequel Evil-Jim (181) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
A wonderful game of mass mayhem, blowing up buildings, destroying whole cities and very clever puzzels, absolutely great! DarkTalon (162) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A great, wonderful, amazing game. Tomer Gabel (4642) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
Fantastic CyberPunk style urban-combat game Xeper La'Ark (3) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

Computer Games Magazine 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 1996 89 out of 100 89
Privat Computer PC 1996 88 out of 100 88
PC Games (Germany) Sep, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Sep, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Dec 04, 1996 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Play Sep, 1996 74 out of 100 74
GameStar (Germany) Mar, 1998 70 out of 100 70
High Score Dec, 1996 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Syndicate Wars appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

DOS version installer

The installer of the DOS version was apparently rushed, as it has some odd quirks. For example, when it asks for the language, it always shows all languages the game was released in, but you can only click on those that are actually available on the disc. Second, while you can set up a device for music, covering everything from Adlib to General MIDI, and even test your settings by hearing a song from the game, the game itself doesn't support any music source apart from CD-DA.

German version

In the German version, all blood and the civilian's cries of fear were removed.

Prime number

On the CD is a file MISC\PRIME1.TXT which is ~260KB. It starts with: "The Largest Known Prime, 2^859433-1 (258716 decimal digits) = 129498125604[...]". This was the largest prime number at that time. The largest prime number found in 2008 is 50 times longer, so this file would have been around 13MB!

References

Some vehicles (such as the car and the truck) are based on the designs of Hi-Octane, a little known racer also released by Bullfrog a year before.

Information also contributed by Evil Azrael

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robotriot (9071) added Syndicate Wars (DOS) on Dec 08, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Picard (40548), Chentzilla (210), Sciere (505899) and Grant McLellan (623)