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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 Aiming at an unsuspecting terrorist - head-shots are the preferred killing method in Syphon Filter
Syphon Filter PlayStation The shotgun is very effective at short distances
Syphon Filter PlayStation Better avoid that flamethrower
Syphon Filter PlayStation The map always shows the locations of your targets, if they are known

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 (124) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars

Critic Reviews

Video Games Mar, 1999 4 out of 4 100
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
Power Unlimited Jun, 1999 8.6 out of 10 86
Game Revolution Feb, 1999 B+ 83
Mega Fun Sep, 1999 83 out of 100 83
Video Games Aug, 1999 82 out of 100 82
Spel för Alla Nov, 1999 7 out of 10 70


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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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Macintrash (2494) added Syphon Filter (PlayStation) on Apr 06, 2001
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