Syphon Filter (PlayStation)

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Gabriel Logan, one of the government's top covert agents, must neutralize the terrorists that threaten Washington D.C. and destroy a biological weapon that has been built to end the lives of millions of innocent people.

Syphon Filter is an action game played from the 3rd person. Players take the role of Gabiel Logan as well as other CBDC agents. To successfully complete the mission, players must utilize each of the character's skills accordingly. Logan is able to kneel, crouch, walk, roll, climb, jump and run to meet his objectives.

The action unfolds over thirteen missions that are chock full of dangers, hazards and puzzles.


Syphon Filter PlayStation Is the first time you play this game? The training video teaches you how to play.
Syphon Filter PlayStation Climbing
Syphon Filter PlayStation Intro - Lian examines someone infected with the virus
Syphon Filter PlayStation The shotgun is very effective at short distances

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Syphon Filter Screenshot
Syphon Filter Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "虹吸战士" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "サイフォン・フィルター" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Snake? Snake!? SNAAAKE! ...Or is Syphy Filter better than that? Reborn_Demon (136) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars

Critic Reviews

IGN Feb 17, 1999 9.5 out of 10 95
Freak Apr, 1999 94 out of 100 94
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Feb 01, 2001 94 out of 100 94
Gamezilla Mar 31, 1999 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot Feb 12, 1999 9 out of 10 90
PGNx Media Aug 09, 2002 8.75 out of 10 88
The Video Game Critic Oct 11, 2000 B+ 83
Game Revolution Feb, 1999 B+ 83
Video Games Aug, 1999 82 out of 100 82 Jul 27, 1999 16 out of 20 80


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German version

In the German version, the in-game blood was re-coloured green. In the pre-rendered cutscenes, it was removed.

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