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Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain

By Aaron Lazenby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

A bloody, frustrating mess of a game.

Game PlayStation 2 2004
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On top of the menacing premise, this is a brutally violent game. Opponents come flooding toward you non-stop, and their deaths are graphic: Set an opponent on fire, for example, and watch him struggle and burn to a crisp. And the frustraing gameplay is likely to give you a headache. There's much less room for error than in other shooter games (all in the name of authenticity, apparently), and just when you think you've figured out one task, a voice will break in to let you know you've failed another. What you're left with is a bloody, frustrating mess of a game that tries to create a realistic sense of menace but instead achieves only a real level of dissatisfaction.

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