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Syphon Filter

Syphon Filter

  • Publisher
    989 Studios
  • Developer
  • Release date
    31 Jan 1999

Syphon Filter is a third-person shooter video game for the PlayStation released in 1999. It is the first game in the Syphon Filter series. It was re-released on December 4, 2006, on the PlayStation Network for use on the PSP. In March 2011, it was released for Android, exclusively for Sony's XPERIA Play device.

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AGM score 93%
IGN 9.5
GameSpot 9
assault rifle
political thriller
sniper rifle
weapons swap
submachine gun
run 'n gun
record breakers
destructible environment
third-person perspective
rail track
ski mask
auto shotgun
voice acting
greatest hits
modern warfare
modern military
non-player character
playstation underground
boss fight
heads up display
level selection
saving the world
playstation mobile
psone classics
loading screens
playstation plus
instant death
deadly gas
thermonuclear weapon
artificial intelligence
playstation tv support
difficulty level
street light
aggressive door-opening
shoot the backpack
earpiece conversation
trash can
lock on
interactive environments
stealth kill
light machine gun
grenade launcher
night vision goggles
svd dragunov
police car
swimming pool
gas mask
train level
weapon slot loadout
pp-19 bizon
covert machinegun
e3 1998
shooting out lights
gas grenade
radiation suit
m79 grenade launcher
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About Syphon Filter

Syphon Filter is released by 989 Studios in 31 Jan 1999. The game is designed by Eidetic. Syphon Filter is a typical representative of the Shooter genre. Playing Syphon Filter is a pleasure. It does not matter whether it is the first or a millionth hour in Shooter, there will always be room for something new and interesting. Thrilling levels and gameplay Syphon Filter will not leave anyone indifferent. The complexity of gameplay increases with each new level and does not let any player get bored.

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Syphon Filter is versatile and does not stand still, but it is never too late to start playing. The game, like many Shooter games has a full immersion in gaming. AllGame staff continues to play it.

Syphon Filter is perfect for playing alone or with friends.

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The story

This section tells the history of the world of Syphon Filter

Gabriel Logan and Lian Xing are operatives of The Agency, on the trail of Erich Rhoemer, an international terrorist. In August of 1999, Agent Ellis attempted to infiltrate Rhoemer's narcotics operation in Guรกcimo, Costa Rica, but was discovered and executed by ex-KGB agent Mara Aramov. Rhoemer then ordered Anton Girdeux, a French mercenary, to burn down the plantation to hide the evidence of their Syphon Filter research. In Washington, D.C., Edward Benton, the Agency Deputy Director, is briefing Logan's mission to Agency Director Thomas Markinson and a shadowy, unnamed figure. Several weeks later, Gabe and Lian investigate a mysterious viral outbreak in the Himalayas, which leaves only a single survivor. (Lian describes this as impossible.) The game begins one month after the events in Costa Rica. Rhoemer and his terrorists have launched an assault on Washington, D.C. Gabe defeats Pavel Kravitch, Rhoemer's communications expert, which allows him to gain entry to the Washington Metro. Once inside, an explosive goes off leaving Gabe trapped underground. He pursues Aramov, catching her in the tunnels before heading to a nearby park to aid in the defusing of several viral bombs, where he learns that Aramov has escaped custody. Making his way to the Freedom Memorial, Gabe takes on and defeats Jorge Marcos, Rhoemer's trigger man, before he incinerates Girdeaux. Lab results show that Syphon Filter is a deadly next-generation biological weapon, capable of targeting specific demographics. Jonathan Phagan, PHARCOM's CEO and founder, attends a gala at his new Expo Center Museum in New York City, where he is taken captive by Aramov and Benton is revealed as a double agent. Gabe kills Benton and frees Phagan, but Aramov, who is captured, again escapes custody. Gabe goes to Rhoemer's secret base in Rozova, Kazakhstan. He kills Rhoemer's commander Vladislav Gabrek and destroys the base, but Lian is taken captive and presumably killed by Rhoemer. Gabe is then sent to infiltrate Rhoemer's stronghold in Uzhhorod, Ukraine, which is an abandoned cathedral. Injecting viral patients with what he is convinced is an antidote, Gabe descends deeper into the cathedral to rescue Lian; who explains that there is no 'global' antidote for the virus. They also find Phagan, who is later killed by Aramov. She decides to help Gabe and Lian, since she has nowhere else to go. Gabe then infiltrates the PHARCOM warehouses in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where PHARCOM security is battling Rhoemer's men. Gabe learns that Markinson, who had been secretly negotiating with Rhoemer to obtain Syphon Filter for the Agency, had made Gabe inject the patients with potassium chloride. Rhoemer reveals he has captured a Soviet-era nuclear ICBM. Rhoemer shoots Markinson and starts the launch sequence for the missile. Gabe cannot prevent it from launching, so his only hope is to initiate its self-destruct sequence once it is in the upper atmosphere. Gabe successfully destroys the missile. Rhoemer, furious at Logan's interference, engages him in a final showdown. Gabe is able to kill him and avert World War III. In a post-credits scene, the shadowy figure from the beginning of the game is holding a sample of Syphon Filter inside the Agency's headquarters with Aramov, who is laughing.


Screenshots will help you evaluate the graphics and gameplay of Syphon Filter.

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