Syndicate: A New Perspective On Classic Cyberpunk

Back in the early 90’s, the first person shooter genre was just getting started with games like Wolfenstein 3D, and DOOM.  If you made a game about a team of gun-toting cyborgs it wasn’t going to be anything like a modern FPS.  The original Syndicate from 1993 was about heavily-armed cyberpunk troops, but it was a tactical, real-time strategy game shown from an isometric view. Gaming technology has finally caught up with the ideas behind the series and the new Syndicate game that comes out later this year has moved the franchise into the first person view.  Despite the change in perspective, this new Syndicate keeps the same setting as the previous games and puts players in the near future where cybernetic augmentation is commonplace, and unregulated corporations rule the world.  Continue Reading

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