A secret US government called "The Agency" sends agent Gabe Logan around the world to stop terrorists and find out about the secret weapon called Syphon Filter.


Credited cast:
John Chacon ...
Gabriel Logan (voice)
Ava Fang ...
Lian Xing (voice)
Eric R. Hilding ...
Mara Aramov (voice) (as Anna Murivitskaya)
Art Freedman ...
Jonathan Phagan (voice)
Doug Boyd ...
Erich Rhoemer (voice)
Frederick L. Gillette ...
Edward Benton (voice)
Jason Cusson ...
Anton Girdeux (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)
Rahman Shamilov ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Joel F. Martinez ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Gary Barth ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Buzz Burrowes ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mari Luz Rodrigo ...
Mara Aramov (voice)


The secret "Agency" in Washington D.C. sends Gabe Logan and his partner Lian Xing around the world to investigate a recent outbreak of viral weapons by a German terrorist named Erich Rhoemer. They go to New York City, and many places in Russia to end these actions. Also, PHARCOM a biotechnical corporation that was helping investigate these viral outbreaks is thought to be involved. Syphon Filter is a super weapon that if gotten into the wrong hands may bring the entire world under terrorist control, but who's funding it? Written by Sam

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Directive: Eliminate the Syphon Filter Virus


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17 February 1999 (USA)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The game's timeframe takes place from sometime in August 1999 to 8 September 1999. This can be figured out from the date/time info on the in-game PDA equipment See more »


Mara Aramov is Russian, but her last name should actually be "Aramovna," because Russian surnames have masculine and feminine forms. See more »


Erich Rhoemer: Don't you know when to quit, Logan? We'd have made a great team.
Gabe Logan: I don't think so.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, a man is shown looking out Markinson's office window with Pharcom boxes in the foreground. Mara Aramov walks up to him and whispers something in his ear, he replies "well done my dear, well done..." she then runs off laughing and the door is left open for a sequel See more »


Referenced in Syphon Filter 3 (2001) See more »

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This game ROCKS!!
20 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

Syphon Filter came as a bit of a surprise. I had just finished "Metal Gear Solid" and I was urging for more spy-action. Well, Syphon Filter is not as good as MGS, but comparing the two games isn`t quite fair. Syphon Filter is a more actionpacked experience than MGS, but the voice-overs, graphics and so on isn`t quite up to MGS`s standard. The game is a lot of fun to play, but can sometimes be hard to control. Syphon Filter does also have some stealth-levels like in MGS. The game can sometimes be VERY HARD, but therefore it`ll last you longer than MGS did, and is satisfying to finally complete a hard level. This game is much more violent than MGS, but MGS was a much more stylish experience with a kick-ass plot, excellent atmosphere and good vioce overs. The graphical detail in Syphon Filter have been kept down to make the game move faster and to avoid that dreadful slow-down that plagues many other games. Okay, the plot can be a bit cheesy, but Syphon Filter is a lot of fun. If you`d like to know which game to buy of MGS and Syphon Filter, I`d say go buy both games. It is quite affordable now since both games can be picked up cheaply. 9,5/10

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