So, anyway, in Syndicate, you get to play a Eurocorp agent named Miles Kilo (really) — the proud recipient of the new DART 6 chip, and who is assigned one boring mission after another. Breaking into heavily-guarded rival companies, dealing with terrorists intent on starting a war, et cetera — Syndicate’s levels are hardly what you’d call “inspired.” We’ve seen it all before — in almost every form of media imaginable, and things aren’t any different here (with the exception of the whole “breaching” thing, that is): it’s just run, shoot, repeat. The graphics — while good — are often distracting and choppy for a title of this caliber, and the onscreen tutoring you usually get in a game like this just doesn’t seem to be there — even when you’re playing via the “Easy” setting.
Confidentially, the only reason one might want to dive into Syndicate would be it co-op mode. When going head-to-head with a friend online, the game is actually kind of fun (though several of the breaching features aren’t available in multiplayer mode — sigh), but unless you’re the type content with doing the same thing over and over again, it’s probably best to avoid Syndicate altogether.
Syndicate is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes. This game can also be found on: PC and Xbox 360.