Syndicate Hands-On Gameplay Demo

Ryan Mac Donald and Justin Calvert get hands-on with Syndicate's cooperative mode.

Discussion

56 comments
rahmie0789
rahmie0789

lol that guy sucks with the sniper rifle. Ill give him the benefit of the doubt because he has to explain while he plays.

MrArmageddon8
MrArmageddon8

For all those who hate shooters, the solution is to not buy them, simple as that. Why are you complaining about this? It is a company who specializes in shooters making...gasp... another shooter! Starbreeze did an excellent job with The Darkness and Riddick, if this game is anywhere near those in terms of quality then I'm be happy. I'm sorry but this shooter hate is just another opinion bandwagon trend...

gameguy182
gameguy182

Is this an EA partners program game?

abfackeln
abfackeln

Looks too much like a straight up FPS. Wish it was a little bit more like Deus Ex. Played enough of these games.

ivanex
ivanex

Damn, another generic FPS game ! Make something new guys be creative.

darthkillerduck
darthkillerduck

@Jakeslikescakes of course he should be good at a game he's never played before. It's common sense *sarcasm over

NuclearPig
NuclearPig

@Dexter-010 Only in online co-op you have a squad of 4 people playing

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

I'm not sure I like the hud... It looks to be more of a hinderance and distraction than anything positive. But I should care not, since Australian bureaucrats can't get their fingers out of their arses so I can get my hands on this game.

xedgorex
xedgorex

please,,,,weve had enough fps...please stop it. please

Dexter-010
Dexter-010

This game looks really good, but I see a squad. Is this like in Brink? A crappy AI squad? Or is this going to be much better?

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

The hud is overtly excessive

omghaxor45
omghaxor45

developers now a days only care about money, especially EA, so they dont have the time to really make a dense game and this game looks really shallow as it is

GunEye
GunEye

This game looks great, very erratic, and very well depended on cooperation and teamwork. And thats simply great.

REDDSouljah420
REDDSouljah420

Looks janky, hope they smooth out the feel of it all before release.

Jakeslikescakes
Jakeslikescakes

the guy with the sniper is so bad. he needs a BFG from Doom to kill anyone. i think he got his first kill beyond 9 minutes in. The game looks pretty fun though

pcsun3
pcsun3

rofl 00:55 awesome movement skills!! XD

stan_boyd
stan_boyd

@Drakkengoth Speak for yourself, I still like playing shooters.

Venom_Raptor
Venom_Raptor

Stop with the hate for FPS games, if you don't like them, don't play them. Doesn't take many brain cells to come to that conclusion. :roll: As for Syndicate, it doesn't look too bad, may rent it.

twistyanddark
twistyanddark

One more generic pew pew. I came here not because I am nostalgic of the old Syndicate but because I thought there would be some originality of some kind. I do not blame the title, not the gamers who like this. There is room for everyone in the business. I just won't buy this.

aminal85
aminal85

Bullet sponge minibosses = laaazy game design, not that the rest of the gameplay particulary shines.

darthkillerduck
darthkillerduck

wow i love all the butthurt little fanboys of the old syndicate thumbing down comments that have something good to say about the game. if you think the people that buy this game are the mindless masses, just look at yourselves! it seems the entire userbase of gamespot has come onto this one video just to blam it, which to me looks like a pretty big bandwagon. I personally will be getting the game, so i'm just gonna sit here and wait for the inevitable thumbs down. go on, prove me right!!

Drakkengoth
Drakkengoth

This... This looks okay, developers can't comprehend that we the consumer are absolutely f***ing sick of fps games

HitmanSquirrel
HitmanSquirrel

This looks so boring and repetitive! Typical FPS I guess...

LostPower
LostPower

LOL this game looks horrible. They should have made a new strategy Syndicate. Just another bland FPS I won't be touching.

Ravenhoe
Ravenhoe

Well, I am now pretty sure that I wont be buying this. It looks awful.

Banefire76
Banefire76

hahahahahahahahahaha.....(back in control) Yeah that was awesome!!!!!! NOT!!!

xxxxTRISTAMxxxx
xxxxTRISTAMxxxx

Yup another FPS for 2012. I love how developers justify that their FPS is different and unique, but yet it is the same old...run and gun. That is why I am heading more into 3rd person games like Ghost Recon Future Soldier and Mass Effect 3, with the exeception of course to R6 patriots.

psycho75
psycho75

I Hate 1st person shooters!...they are all the SAME!

M-S-M-S
M-S-M-S

It seems that they've ruined the franchise. As a FPS it may be OK, but it has nothing to do with the original - which was a masterpise... And I'm trying to avoid EA games till they decide to stop being a huge greedy company, and bring their games back to Steam. There is no better platform "to stay in touch and direct contact with their users"... Keep on with the lies, EA...

ShimmerMan
ShimmerMan

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dovonob
dovonob

wtf............well that's me flacid for another month after watching that. Why...........just why..............just call it something else so it's not associated with the original Amiga classic. peter molyneux is a dick, he can't even be bothered to cock his own game up this time just handed it to EA, at least you know they're consistent with their quality.... Can't wait for next years Populus FPS

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

Another Generic FPS for the brainless,non thinking masses..

marlobc
marlobc

guess what? more fps-_-

johngriffin
johngriffin

Everything I wanted to say about this demo has already been said by Vari3ty, tforbes, D1zzyCriminal and probably more comments on other pages. I won't even play this if I get a lend of it, BF 3 is better.

D1zzyCriminal
D1zzyCriminal

Where are the crowds of civillians? The Hover Cars? Upgrading your squad of 'borgs? The PURSUADERTRON!? It looks like Blacklight: Tango Down. Which isnt a bad game, but its not Syndicate.

Jestersmiles
Jestersmiles

one more time for those that did not know it.... EA....dumb down everything....

TrueIori
TrueIori

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ThexSilentxOne
ThexSilentxOne

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bloody-hell
bloody-hell

Good first impression, the first bug can be seen at 5 seconds into the video, the guy to the right - looks like he's holding an invisible extension of that uzi with his left hand. At 45 seconds into the video, there's console-ish autoaiming at its best (misses with the sniper, yet still hits the bigger-than-the-character hitbox) and kills him. Watching these guys play on the xbox (i assume) with controllers is incredibly unsatisfying. (miss, miss, miss, reload, miss, miss, hitbox hit, miss, miss). AI looks incredibly dumb, as usual for "AAA" titles. At 3 minutes into the video I gave up, that's not syndicate that's generic shooter 0815, cluttered with HUD elements, blurry textures and boring gameplay. With EA as the publisher I automatically assume it's using Origin, that alone is already enough for me to skip this. If I'm wrong there's for sure other DRM nonsense like activation limits, forced online mode or similar. Thankfully, the original Syndicate 1 is working just fine in Dosbox and is a pure diamond compared to this remade crap. Hmm, this post comes off as a bit of "hate" when I read it again, but then .. Thanks for destroying a once good franchise, keep it up, EA.

Vari3ty
Vari3ty

Apparently the executives at EA have never heard of something called market saturation...

tforbes
tforbes

wow, this game looks awful. one of the worst FPS games ive seen in a long time. a hud that has all kinda of stuff going on and zooming in and out... you couldnt make a more complex hud and still have a screen to play on.

xANGRYPATx
xANGRYPATx

looks ok.... but dear God do they have enough things on the freaking HUD?!?!?!?!

KerrinScott
KerrinScott

Well, this demo should win over at least 7 people -- that makes approximately 11 who are going to buy this turd of a reimagined franchise.