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!


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

Contributed by Luis Silva (13621) on May 10, 2006. [revised by : FatherJack (62757), Patrick Bregger (200677) and Timo W. (227)]. -- edit trivia