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?
Directive: Eliminate the Syphon Filter Virus
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
I have already had Pharcom investigated. The final report was inconclusive.
Whose report, Benton's? The same man who coordinated our botched raid in Costa Rica? The man who got Jenkins' entire team taken out?
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
Early drafts of Gabe and Lian were of having Gabe with buzz-cut army style haircut, and Lian with short red hair. These drafts however evolved into Gabe and Lian as we know them now and can be seen as a secret code on _Syphon Filter 2_ (2000). See more
References Lethal Weapon 4