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Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow

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PSP
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Description

Logan's Shadow, the second PSP iteration of the long running Syphon Filter series, sees Gabe Logan in the battle of his life as he faces the possibility of his long time friend and ally, Lian Xing, could be a double agent.

This 3rd-person stealth title uses all the tricks in the book, with Logan's task made simpler thanks to a number of gadgets, weapons and techniques available to him. For example, using boxes and walls to duck and cover or humans themselves to create a shield against incoming bullets can save you both health and time in the middle of the action.

New interactive moments, such as unlocking doors or moving heavy items out of the way, require the right timing of button presses to pull off the moves. You will also go underwater to explore the depths of the ocean in order to take down the enemy and solve the mystery that could tear the world apart.

There are five multiplayer modes available, two new to the franchise (Sabotage and Retrieval), and three returning modes (Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Rogue Agent).

Screenshots

Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow PSP Blind fire
Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow PSP Manning the helicopter turret.
Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow PSP Main Menu
Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow PSP Ready for action

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The Press Says

Good Game PSP Dec 12, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine PSP Nov, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine PSP Nov, 2007 8.75 out of 10 88
The Review Busters PSP 2007 8.25 out of 10 82
GameSpy PSP Oct 02, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameCell UK PSP 2007 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos PSP Oct 08, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Deaf Gamers PSP Jan 30, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
Jeuxvideo.com PSP Nov 28, 2007 15 out of 20 75
TotalPlayStation PlayStation 2 Aug 01, 2010 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Logan's Shadow appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

al-Jamil

Regarding the fictional Middle Eastern terrorist group al-Jamil -- which the protagonist character Gabriel Logan spends much of his time fighting throughout the story , and which is led by the character called Ghassan al-Bitar -- "al-Jamil" means "sunrise," or "the sunrise" in Arabic. The term is probably a metaphor for victory, vindication, or the establishment of whatever geopolitical conditions the group wants to create. It is a matter of opinion whether the al-Jamil foot soldiers are tragically misguided people, or mere vermin to be exterminated. From time to time, written material appears on the screen to introduce new game segments, as if the writing is from logs kept by Gabriel Logan. At one point, Logan writes that he almost feels sorry for the followers of al-Jamil -- because he helped to arm organizations like theirs, manipulating them to fight the Soviets following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #9 PSP Game of the Year

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