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For decades, the clans of Bloodland were locked in a never-ending war; then the Wanderer arrived with the Book of Knowledge. He divided the book and gave each clan a piece, hoping the clans would come to rely on each other's newly acquired knowledge. The Wanderer left and the clans, hoping to reassemble the book, returned to their old ways.

That is when Syn appeared. She turned the pieces of the book into weapons and organized a tournament of the clans' warriors. Whoever wins the tournament will control the Book of Knowledge and become the ruler of Bloodland.

Cardinal Syn is a gory versus fighting game, set within a series of character-specific arenas that may include traps such as poisonous puddles or lava. Players can choose between 20 characters, each with unique combos and weapons (including ranged and magic attacks) and battle their way through the tournament. Additional modes include Practice, Survival, and Team Battle.


Cardinal Syn PlayStation Intro
Cardinal Syn PlayStation Practice mode
Cardinal Syn PlayStation Fighting Hecklar.
Cardinal Syn PlayStation Character select

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One of the most beautiful migraine inducers you'll ever experience Jeff Hazen (119) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Absolute Playstation Aug, 1998 82 out of 100 82
Video Games Jul, 1998 80 out of 100 80
Gamezilla Sep 25, 1998 77 out of 100 77
Mega Fun Aug, 1998 73 out of 100 73
Game Players Jun, 1998 6.2 out of 10 62
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Svenska PlayStation Magasinet Jun, 1998 6 out of 10 60
IGN Oct 23, 1998 5.5 out of 10 55
GameSpot Jul 08, 1998 4.8 out of 10 48
PSM Jun, 1998 2 out of 5 40


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