Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC
2 stars out of 4
It's ironic that a game about a dystopian future ruled by all-powerful, world dominating corporations was made by EA, one of gaming's biggest megapublishers. Maybe that's why "Syndicate" feels a bit soulless and empty, despite having all the makings of a great game: spectacular graphics, solid gunplay, cool special abilities and a robust four-player cooperative mode. The story feels halfhearted and overall, "Syndicate" suffers when compared to "Deus Ex: Human Revolution," a game which won the cyberpunk sci-fi shooter sweepstakes last year.