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Syndicate Wars (DOS)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Jewel Case - Playstation (UK):

    Welcome To The Future...

    An Urban Hell Where Merciless Cyborg Agents & Rebellious Zealots Fight It Out For Global Domination

    • Plug in a multi tap so you and your friends can experience the most explosive 4 player blast em-up ever
    • Employ a vast arsenal of devastating weaponry capable of bringing down entire office blocks
    • Battle through 38 missions of frantic action and cunning strategy
    • Enter the most realistically detailed and atmospheric living cities ever conceived

    Contributed by TechSmurfy (814) on Feb 17, 2012.

Vision Software Multimedia Entertainment '96 Catalog (ZA):

    Syndicate Wars

    In this strategy/action game, the player is in control of a large corporation and has to eliminate his compassion (which includes religious cults and rebels). To eliminate your compassion you send in a crack team of cyborgs to wipe them out. Their [sic] is a wide range of weapons at their disposal. Networking abilities and a rotating view ensure great game play.

    Contributed by phorque (141) on Jul 18, 2006.

Back of Box - DOS (US):

    The explosive sequel to Syndicate, 1993 Action/Strategy Game of the Year.



    Power. Your trench-coated enforcers break into a room, ventilating any opposition and "persuading" useful citizens to join the Syndicate. Violence. Arterial spray and laser scorch marks are the hallmarks of a job well done. It all hits the fan when the alien artifacts are discovered. Now. The Church of the New Epoch, led by The Nine, is rising as a formidable power opposing the Syndicate system. Gradually you begin to piece together The Nine's sinister plans. Search and Destroy. It will require all your skills in strategy and assassination to take and retain control of the situation --- no matter which side you're on.

  • 8-Person Multiplayer over a network or modem
  • Fully destructible environment
  • Over 15 new weapons: Nuclear Grenades, Razor Wire, Psycho Gas, Time Travel Weapons and more
  • 3-D rotating map during gameplay
  • Over 60 Missions in more than 30 cities
  • Futuristic Travel: Tubes, Bezier Roads, Hover Monorail, plus go-anywhere Antigrav Vehicles
  • Play either side as Eurocorp Syndicate or Church of the New Epoch
  • Official Guide to Syndicate Wars available.

  • Contributed by Rambutaan (432) on Jan 26, 2005.

Advertisement in PC Games, November 1996 (German):

    Geben ist besser als nehmen!



    SYNDICATE WARS’



    der gewaltige Nachfolger von Syndicate’ erhältlich für PC CD

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Oct 19, 2004.

Press Release:

    SEGA Saturn Version of Syndicate Wars Cancelled

    Guildford, UK, March 97 -- After much internal debate, Bullfrog Productions has ceased development on the Sega Saturn version of Syndicate Wars.

    The decision was made on the basis of global sales forecasts which it was felt were not high enough to justify the development costs.

    In announcing the cancellation of the Sega Saturn version of Syndicate Wars, Les Edgar Managing Director of Bullfrog Productions said, "The cancellation of a project is not something we do lightly at Bullfrog. However, when we analyzed the figures on a global basis, it seemed that projected sales made the continuation of the project unviable. For this reason we have decided to cancel the project".

    Syndicate Wars was originally published on the PC CD in October 1996. A version for the PlayStation is still under development and this is planned for a June release.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Apr 22, 2004.

Press Release:

    Syndicate Wars to Break Out on Sega Saturn

    Syndicate Wars, the eagerly awaited sequel to Bullfrog Production's classic program Syndicate will be converted for the Sega Saturn and is due for release this September.

    Syndicate closed with the global domination of the World by The Corporation. Now, a hundred years later, they have got complacent and things are going wrong. The chip which controlled the minds of the world's population has started to malfunction and once again the citizens of the world are perceiving reality as it really is - grim.

    A new religious cult has sprung up and they are gaining huge numbers of converts to their cause. while in the cities, marauding gangs of bikers are capitalising on the disorganization of the Corporation and gaining control of whole city precincts.

    This is the dark and gloomy setting for Syndicate Wars and this time the player can choose to be a Corporation executive determined to place The Corporation back in control and further your own career. Alternatively you can be a Church Elder or the leader of the biker gang.

    Syndicate has indisputably become a classic program with it's blend of strategy and action and is a program which has almost universal recognition within the gaming fraternity. Technological advances coupled with consumer demand led Bullfrog Productions to decide to create a sequel to this classic program.

    The game is set in a fully 360 degree rotatable landscape with full light sourcing. Everything in any of the 30 cities will completely destroyable. This mean that you can enter a fully living working city and leave it as a smoldering crater (assuming you have enough weaponry). Other technological advances have enabled Bullfrog to place mirrors on the sides of buildings as well as using video streaming to play the CD footage of your choice on the sides of buildings.

    The weaponry in Syndicate Wars will be as spectacular as the cityscapes, with 24 weapons in all. These will include old favorites such as the Uzi, Mini Gun and Flamer and new weapons will include the handheld laser which gives a huge electric shock and pierces shields, Napalm mines which are a burning chemical festival and razor wire which when placed across dark alleys cuts oncoming enemies in two.

    Syndicate Wars will be a worthy successor to it's classic parent the new setting, technological advances and the fact that now the player can directly control the lead agent means that playability has been further enhanced. Plus the introduction of two other groups means that the players will ave to use different tactics in order to win the game depending on which group they opt to play. Syndicate Wars will be published for the Sega Saturn by Bullfrog Productions, priced at 44.99 Pounds in the UK and distributed world wide by Electronic Arts.

    This press release was provided by Bullfrog Productions Ltd. UK.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Apr 22, 2004.

1996 EA catalog:
    Corporate Persuasion trough Urban Violence!

    Power. Your trench-coated enforcers break into a room, ventilating any opposition and persuading useful citizens to join the Syndicate. Violence. Arterial spray and laser scorch marks are the hallmarks of a job well done. It all hits the fan when the alien artifacts are discovered. Search and Destroy. It will require all your skills in strategy and assassination to take and retain control of the situation.

    8-player network and modem (PC-CD only)

    3-D rotating map during game play.

    Fully destructible worlds.

    Over 20 weapons.

    Over 60 missions throughout 30 cities.

    Play either side: Eurocorp Syndicate or Church of the New Epoch.

    Contributed by Zovni (9360) on Jun 30, 2001.