Syndicate (2012)

Video Game  -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  21 February 2012 (USA)
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 250 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 4 critic

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 13 May 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 09 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 54 titles
created 23 Sep 2012
 
a list of 253 titles
created 24 Dec 2012
 
a list of 202 titles
created 11 Jan 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Syndicate" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Syndicate (Video Game 2012)

Syndicate (Video Game 2012) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Syndicate.

Videos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dart (voice)
...
Lily Drawl (voice)
...
Jach Denham (voice)
...
Jules Merit (voice)
...
Additional Voices (voice)
...
Additional Voices (voice)
...
Additional Voices (voice) (as Stephanie Beard)
...
Additional Voices (voice)
Mark Mark ...
Additional Voices (voice)
...
Additional Voices (voice)
...
Additional Voices (voice)
...
Ben Lee / Additional Voices (voice)
...
Additional Voices (voice)
Beth Chalmers ...
Additional Voices (voice)
...
Commercial Announcer / British Pilot / Additional Voices (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

21 February 2012 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(playstation 3 version)| (all versions)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows Syndicate (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It's like Deus Ex! Just... without the interacting with the dystopia, a defined character to play as and with a much more dumbed down story
31 October 2014 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

Okay, I was around 15 or 16 at the time, back in 2012. I have just finished one of my favourite games - The Darkness. I found out that they're making a new game called Syndicate but this time I couldn't get my hands on it no matter what I did. I found it about a few months ago at a used video game store and I seized my opportunity to buy it (because I found it harder to find games on the PS1) and... It is disappointing.

In the year 2069, corporations are literally at war with each other, having more power then The government. You are one of the assassins who tries to do what your boss (Brian Cox) tells you to do, maybe alongside a fellow Agent (Michael Wincott). However you soon begin to doubt your allegiance with Eurocorp as a scientist tries to show you that you are more then a tool.

Well the plot works in theory but in order to get to the point of "Wait a minute! What we're doing is... bad!" comes about three or four hours before the end. So what you're left doing over and over is that you go to a place that's important to a rival company, you walk in - shoot everyone and then maybe face a faceless boss, you then go back where Eurocorp congratulates you - then you have to do it again! And on this it's not hard to question your decisions when you are FORCED to watch your in-game FRIEND shoot up a train full of innocent people.

Oh and the graphics... they usually are pretty good, except in the lighting. This game has by far and away the worst in-game lighting I have ever seen, It's so bad. Usually it's extremely bright, giving the whole game an ugly look. So, naturally you may ask "Why don't you just lower the settings" because unless you are about half-way across in both brightness and blackness level (and believe me when I say you WILL want to turn it down to the lowest it can go) then you will sometimes face areas so dark you'll barely see anything.

Oh and I have to say something because I hate it every time I see it - silent protagonists. I get the whole "It's meant to be you!" that made Doom popular but this is a story where offering the lead character's insight to what he himself is going through would add a whole lot more in depth.

So what do I like about this game. Well I do like the plot once it gets going (just be patient) and also despite the silent protagonist. I also think the gun play and the tutorials on the abilities you're given work well too. Basically the whole game-play, while for the most part generic - it does make the game fun when you use your abilities, harming your enemies from 30 feet away.

So do I recommend this? Well I haven't played the original Syndicate but I know it's not an FPS. I think if what you're looking for is a literal turn off your brain video game then this is perfect. I just thought after playing The Darkness that Starbreeze would make a game probably just as good or even better. I did like it but it was disappointing in comparison with what it could have been.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Syndicate (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?