Syphon Filter (PlayStation)

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AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
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Overall User Score (35 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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The most surprising and certainly one of the important games of the year is 989 Studios' Syphon Filter. This hybrid of action/adventure and puzzler-solving aspects integrates well-balanced gameplay, FMV, and story plot lines like few before it. In fact, it's easy to say that while it borrows aspects from other games, it comes nowhere near close to feeling like any of them. It's a game in its own right, straight and simple.
משחק מתח-פעולה מצוין, עם סיפור מרתק והרבה אקשן, שללא ספק יהפוך לאחד המשחקים הקלאסיים של הפלייסטיישן. חובה!
Gaming Entertainment Monthly
Overall, Syphon Filter is a definite winner in my book. The amazing story, combined with the various stealth and action elements, creates a stellar title. I recommend this game highly to anyone who has always wanted to act out their childhood fantasies about being an action hero. I would like to commend 989 Studios on a job well done - it is not often that we see a game of such high caliber. If you don’t already own Syphon Filter, what are you waiting for? Buy it!
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
This is a game that I simply cannot recommend highly enough, despite my graphics gripes and occasional nitpickings. 989 Studios is definitely to be commended for creating what is one of the best games available for the Playstation today. A definite “must have” for any PSX enthusiast, or for anyone who just wants to play a damn good spy game.
If you are looking for a great spy action adventure game, look no further. This game is long, challenging and most of all a fun experience. I think 989 Studios did a great job in creating a realistic environment. It is almost like you are playing your own interactive movie. While the controls may seem a bit overwhelming at first, stick it out because it will pay off in the long run. This game is highly recommended, so check it out.
While there's something to be said for pure originality in game design, games are, more often than not, a collection of proven ideas from previous titles put together and given a new face. With one part GoldenEye, one part Metal Gear Solid, and a dash of Tomb Raider contained in its gameplay, Syphon Filter just about perfects this concept.
PGNx Media
Overall, Syphon Filter is a genuine and outstanding game for the Playstation. Everything clicks together minus some bad pop-up and a weak final boss battle. This game got 14 nominations and it won two.
Power Unlimited
Al lijkt Syphon Filter in velerlei opzicht op Metal Gear Solid, dat wil nog niet zeggen dat het een ordinair jatwerkje is. Integendeel, deze game staat op z'n eigen benen, en zal je zonder enige twijfel lang genoeg bezighouden tot een volgende soortgelijke game verschijnt.
Syphon Filter PlayStation recibe con los brazos abiertos al mejor juego de acción (propiamente dicha) de los últimos meses. Si te gustaron los Tomb Raider y no puedes esperar a la cuarta entrega, debes probarlo, ya que, aunque Logan no tiene tantas razones como Lara para ser querido, el juego es casi tan bueno, o más, que la saga de Eidos. Si por el contrario buscas otro Metal Gear (olvídate, MG solo hay uno) quedaras un poco decepcionado.
Super Play
På det hela taget är Syphon Filter ändå en lyckad satsning. Kombinationen av rå action-underhållning och problemlösning gör det på sätt och vis till ett unikt spel. Och när vi om några månader sitter där med alla andra Metal Gear Solid-plagiat kommer 989 Studios spel sälert att kännas relativt spännande och intressant. För även om det i grund och botten handlar om en återanvändning av beprövade koncept ska man ha klart för sig att Syphon Filter inte är vare sig någon Metal Gear Solid-klon eller Tomb Raider-kopia. Faktum är att det klarar sig alldeles utmärkt på egna ben. Utan paralleller och referenser.
Mega Fun
Freunde von Metal Gear Solid werden Syphon Filter mögen, obgleich es doch seine Schwächen hat, speziell in puncto Synchronisation. Positiv ist die intuitive Steuerung. Geschmückt mit Daueraction und einem großen Waffenarsenal ergibt sich allemal ein guter Titel, der jedoch für den eines oder anderen etwas schwierig sein mag, da die KI der Gegner hoch angesiedelt ist. Insgesamt bleibt Syphon Filter auch in Sachen Atmosphäre hinter MGS zurück.
The Video Game Critic
The missions are well-designed with a female guide that provides regular updates over your radio. Thankfully, Syphon Filter is also a very forgiving game, providing plenty of flak jackets and checkpoints. If you finished Metal Gear Solid and want more along those lines, check this out.
Game Revolution
Syphon Filter also suffers from many typical PSX polygonal errors. Textures become warped when viewed from an angle and grenades sometimes get thrown right through walls. I have even experienced occasions when enemies have spotted me through a wall. Fortunately, these common errors do not affect gameplay in any major way, though it is sometimes funny to see Gabe standing halfway through the pavement.
Spelet har en grabbig atmosfär och precis som i Hollywood-filmer är hjälten orädd och våghalsig. Uppdragen är livsfarliga och det gäller att hålla tungan rätt i munnen. Grafik och ljud är okej, men med sådan inlevelsefaktor blir utseende sekundärt. Gillar man actionspel i stil med Die Hard Trilogy och Metal Gear Solid är Syphon Filter en titel man inte bör missa. En av sommarens bästa ursäkter för att inte bada.
Un très bon soft qu'il faut apprécier tout seul. En effet, si vous vous amusez à regarder les jeux que Syphon Filter copie, vous le trouverez toujours moins bien que l'original dans sa catégorie. Mais quand on prend le jeu dans son ensemble, on obtient un véritable titre fun et intense que beaucoup de jeux originaux ne donnent pas. Mieux vaut une bonne copie qu'une croûte originale. C'était la pensée du jour, merci Père Fouras.
Spel för Alla
Syphon Filter påminner om Metal Gear Solid, men kommer inte upp i samma klass. Grafiken är inte den allra bästa men det kompenseras av ett snabbt tempot och rafflande eldstrider. Ibland är problemlösningarna lite för simpla och det är lite för enkelt att skjuta ned alla terroristerna.