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Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain – Consumer Guide

Mike Bracken's picture

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Strong Language, Violence

Parents will want to take note of the Mature rating this game has received—-it's earned it. Featuring some coarse language, plenty of bloody head shots, and lots of killing, this is one game that definitely isn't geared for the little ones.

Fans of the earlier games will most likely be disappointed that they're not Gabe Logan this time out. While it shouldn't make a difference who the onscreen avatar is, there's no denying that playing as Gabe is a hell of a lot cooler than playing as "nondescript special agent #1." After all, we all know how gamers felt when they were Raiden and not Snake in Sons of Liberty 

Casual gamers are probably the target audience for this title, and yet they're sure to be turned off by the high learning curve and asinine control scheme. I haven't juggled this many buttons at once since I last played Steel Battalion—-and at least that game came with a controller featuring 40 buttons.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers will be able to enjoy Omega Strain as the game does feature subtitling.

Category Tags
Platform(s): PS2  
Developer(s): Sony America  
Publisher: Sony  
Series: Syphon Filter  
Genre(s): Shooting  
ESRB Rating: Mature (17+)  
Articles: Consumer Game Guides  

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