Rated 8 out of 10 by JestoNsane4u Good game but, it is very short lived
I like this game a lot. The single player really doesn't have much of a storyline but, it's pretty fun game play. The coop is pretty solid, everything you get from the demo. Some levels are longer than others. You can create or join a syndicate with friends but, besides trying to get to the top of the leaderboards, there really isn't any reason to join a syndicate. There are 20 levels in single player but, it seems more like 10 with how short most of them are and, there are 9 coop maps. Basically, the biggest motive to play online is to level up your weapons and chipsets to max so, you can take on the levels in Extreme mode. One major glitch about playing online is, if you are using Xbox Party, it crashes the game so, beware! The in game chat works just as well as Xbox Party so, I have no reason to play in a party. All in all the game is really fun, pretty good graphics but, it is very short. Not really worth $60 but, I'm hoping they come out with some additional maps or expansion pack to make the games replay value a bit higher.
Rated 8 out of 10 by rooman75 Remember Deus Ex?
Syndicate reminds me much of Deus Ex. The only difference would be that going in loud is more effective. When you start the game I urge you to go in open minded. I thought this was going to seem like an Electronic Arts side job, but the further in I got, I realized that this game took effort. To be honest I expected Sydicate to be something like Brink. The graphics are pretty good except for a bit of a blue like like tint. The shooting of guns is nice and loud and the characters voices sound like someone is really talking. To my surprise the multiplayer is fairly busy. I make the request to join a match and in about 20 seconds I will already have other players. If you have ever played video games electronic arts has made then you're in luck. The controls are very similar and are easy to understand. In the end, I recommend you at least try this game and you'll hopefully like it.
Rated 0 out of 10 by JestoNsane4u The Demo Is Pretty Fun, Thinking Of Getting This..
Before the demo for this game came out, I was a lot like everyone else. "Oh, just another deus ex." But, after playing the demo, I must say I'm pretty impressed. At first I didn't like it but, once I caught onto everything, it was epic, played it for 2 hours straight. It's pretty fun and, the coop makes it feel like coop with a purpose. Not just run around shooting things and you're done. You have to heal teammates while shooting at the bad guys and, quickly run over to unlock a gate and throw up some cover walls. It's pretty intense and the upgrade system makes replay better than other games. Not only do you have to get so many kills/objectives to be able to unlock weapon upgrades but, once you buy the upgrade you have to get so much XP to use the upgrade. It sounds dumb but, it makes it really fun. Only flaws I found are: grenades are strange to most FPS, AI might kill you with 1 shot or 10,000 shots (is there something wrong with the tracer counter?), gameplay is borderline Brink, if your coop teammates aren't very good chances are you won't pass the map. The demo was pretty fun and, there isn't many other titles coming out for a few weeks so, I may be picking this one up.
Rated 10 out of 10 by gamer202 worth the long wait!
syndicate hits all the main points that any game needs to acheive greatness, especially its gunplay! all in all dubstep isnt my favorite type of music, i like it, but its not my favorite, but when you are in a fast paced, head to head boss battle, skrillex's new song, syndicate, makes the fight all the better. voice acting works well and never will have mouth gliches,as far as i know. the graphics are outstanding, enemys look fantastic and buildings make 2027 look like star trek, and thats not a bad thing! the campaign is average lengh, but fun all the way through, although some boss battle will take you a long time to killyour enemys, especially when they keep on calling in re enforcements. but the co op is outstanding and is worth at least 40 dollars by itself, and the campaign is worth much more than 40 dollars seeing that throught the entire experience, you are on the tip of your chair, sucked in to the world of syndicate! but the gunplay is really were syndicate shines, it has hundreds of different guns that have unique and powerful ways of tearing thru enemys...especially miniguns! all in all this customer is very satisfied with this purchase! two thumbs up on this side!
Rated 9 out of 10 by Moose828 The Most Underrated Game YOU are not playing
I love a good shooter. It is even better if the shooter has a good storyline. Good graphics are a plus.
Now you usually find these in games that are hyped beyond beleif, and sometimes you are let down.
Then there is the sleeper game that somehow catches your eye and you decide to give it a shot. Such was the case with Syndicate.
Let's face it, you probablt have not heard that much about this game. That does not mean you should not pass it by. No, you should get the game, play it, embrace it, and tell all your friends about it.
If I were to point out a minor problem for me, it is in the graphics. For the most part, they are sharp and clear, until you look at the edges and there is some blurring and that is intentional. BUT that is my only nitpick.
BY ALL MEANS PLAY THIS GAME!!!!!!!!
Rated 9 out of 10 by MoodyTheViking Great entry into the cyberpunk genre
This game was everything that Shadowrun should have been, but there were some changes I would have made. The campaign is pretty awesome, not very long, but a great story nonetheless. I remember playing Syndicate on PC back in the 90's and this was a great reboot of it. If I had any choice in the multiplayer, I would have allowed players to choose what corporation they want to work for, each with it's own specific weapons and cybernetics, and the ability to run missions to steal tech from other corporations and upgrade your character. But hey, what do I know haha. Overall, I would recommend this to anybody that like FPS games. Also, liking dubstep wouldn't hurt.
Rated 0 out of 10 by UpbeatPuma perfect co-op game
the reason i say perfect co-op game is because this is not like any normal shooter their is no run and gun you have to play as a team to make it passed the level heal your teammates while still shooting at the enemy that come in waves and if ur stuck with bad teammates you will be doing most of the healing and killing the most ai. Now for the most part I liked this game a lot more then most shooters because it adds teamwork more then any shooter i have played this game im in the top 100 in leaderbords and mostly because my team sucked so i had to get all the kills while picking them up. The weapon pickup is great whatever you upgrade on your guns you get when you pick up a enemy weapon and if you upgrading it during the gameplay if it is done upgrading it will pop up on your gun the next time you shoot are switch weapons the game gets a 5 out of 5 i have talked a lot of gamer friends in downloading the demo they said its just another shooter UNTIL they played with me and now the love it oh and i played this game for 8 hours straight i never play like that just a very addicting game just hope all the points role over cause they top you out at rank 10 but you can still get points and blue prints to upgrade all your weapons upgrade the pistol and it sounds like robocop hope this helped, but like i always say download the demo and try it before you buy it wish i did that with Duke Nukem the only game i didnt try first
Rated 8 out of 10 by ZzGHOSTzZ not bad
well i picked up a copy of syndicate today i had my 20% off cupon for my b-day plus my 10% for bein a powerup member its not that bad i havent beat it yet but its way better than that demo that was out its worth 35 40 bucks so wait for a price drop or use some kind of reward for it it worth the playthrough if your a fps shooter fan the story is pretty cool your powers are tight so if u can snag it for a little under blue book its worth it. 1 thing i want you to no dont judge the game by the demo cause the campaign is way better
Rated 0 out of 10 by TrueAnakin09 Most intriguing...
Okay people, let's get the record straight. Yes, the premise is similar to Deus Ex (i.e. corporate war, the statement that "business is war," the idea that power has reverted to corporations rather than governments, etc.) The gameplay and design is less so like Deus Ex. While the latter was about exploration, stealth, and finding alternate routes, Syndicate looks to be much more action oriented with advanced hacking abilities. This does look like a good game and is worth checking out. Don't write it off.
Rated 10 out of 10 by poppyseedsoldier Fantastic Game.
Syndicate is based on strongly on the plot story. At times the plot may not be too well, but you can still follow it. The gameplay and upgrade system makes this game great. A "Chip" allows you to use perfect abilities to take on enemies in more ways than one. This game isn't the casual shooter where you go out guns blazing, but more of a strategy shooter. The gameplay is fast with parkour abilities and tons of enemies with new ones every few minutes. I would reccomend this to someone who wants "A new style of FPS."