- Infiltrate – Utilize deadly force and the most advanced weaponry and high-tech equipment imaginable.
- Execute – Precision aiming, melee attacks and target enhancements provide plausible deniability to any action.
- Recon – Take down hostiles who feature awareness, behaviors and communications based on player actions.
- Online – Precision strike teams (2 teams) match up against each other in a battle for competing objectives.
List Price: $39.99
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror Description
Reviews By Soul to Steal : Date September 28, 2007
I wasn’t expecting much from this game considering how badly the series went down hill like a runaway train after the first syphon filter. The first syphon filter had cutting edge graphics for a playstation game, a great story and excellent mix of action and stealth game play.
The series was pretty much butchered in the second,third and fourth games. But Dark mirror has really impressed me.
The graphics are very good for a PS2 game, really good models and clean crisp textures.The story is interesting and sets the table for some intense action.
Reviews By Liquid Identity : Date December 10, 2007
Dark Mirror is one of many in the long line of Syphon Filter games. It carries on the tradition of excellent third-person shooting action serving as the foundation for a twisting plot of intrigue and conspiracy. A sensitive incident at a refinery in Alaska leads to an investigation by agent Gabe Logan and his covert team. What they uncover is not what they expected and when things just don’t add up they dig deeper, slowly adding pieces to the puzzle of a deadly conspiracy. In order to keep up with the story, it’s important to find hidden evidence on each level and read the files in your inventory. They provide essential details to story progress. Without them (they aren’t necessary), it’s sometimes difficult to figure out the whos and whys of what is going on. The twists and turns come fast, and apart from the occasional unaccounted for gap due to missing intel, the story is solid. Deception abounds and Dark Mirror feels more like a mystery than past tactical espionage-oriented Syphon Filter games.
This time around, the missions are presented in smaller pieces with simpler designs. You can sit down and play through one part of a mission in under 10 minutes. There are checkpoints within these bite-sized areas at critical locations so you never have to backtrack far if you die or do something that results in mission failure. The levels themselves are fairly straightforward and linear, but it doesn’t feel too constrained and there is room for tactical experimentation, as well as secrets to find.
Most of the time you will be moving, sneaking, shooting, aiming and taking cover. Stealth has always been a staple of Syphon Filter, and it is well represented in Dark Mirror. Doing things quietly often ensures resistance along your path is lighter. However, stealth is not necessary in most cases, and there is no severe punishment for attempting it and being caught. You can get a rush of anticipation as you sneak around your quarry, or you can get a rush of adrenalin when they spot you and assault you full force. However you want to play it, Dark Mirror will accommodate you.
When you do get into trouble, you can now take cover along walls or behind obstacles.
Reviews By Rovimaru : Date December 12, 2012
I liked the custom character feature from Omega Strain and would have liked to see it here too, but despite that, this game was enjoyable. There are some glitches in this game such as out-of-sync lip moving in cut scenes, and on the very final level, Gabe’s guns as well as his left arm (when holing a gun) would be invisible. I’ve beaten the game already, but when I tried to play the final level again, the game would freeze.