The series was critically acclaimed, but reached the peak of its popularity before mass adoption of the internet, and hence has a relatively small online community compared to later less influential games.
The game puts you in charge of a player-named corporation - also issued is a wide choice of symbolic, simplistic logo. Gameplay involves ordering a 4-man (or woman) team of cyborg agents around gritty cyberpunk-themed cities, in pursuit of mission goals such as assassinating executives of a rival syndicate, rescuing captured allies, "persuading" civilians and scientists to join your company, demolishing buildings, or simply killing all enemy agents. You are also required to collect the funds to finance the R&D of new weaponry and cyborg upgrades, by means of taxing conquered territories in the original game. The cyberpunk megacorp in Syndicate is called 'Eurocorp'. Unlike some games, which either punish the player for civilian deaths or reward him for violent actions committed, Syndicate remains indifferent.
The Syndicate series is noted for its attention to detail and the intricacy of its narrative. Notable features are the use of context-sensitive background music which changes to suit the mood of the on-screen action, and a high degree of interactivity, in that many objects in the first game and nearly every object in the second game can be destroyed. The visual aesthetic of both games borrows heavily from films such as Akira and Blade Runner.
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ITEM IS: USED - CD IN SLEEVE
WHAT YOU GET:
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