Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain FACT SHEET
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Players: Single-player (Single-console) 1-4 players (Online)
Platform: PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system
Peripherals: DUALSHOCK® 2 analog controller, standard digital controller,
Memory Card (8MB) (for PlayStation 2), Network Adaptor
(Ethernet/modem) (for PlayStation 2),
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain – compatible headset (Sold separately)
Launch Date: Winter 2004
Target Age: 18+
Rating: Rating Pending (RP)
Enter an intense world where a deadly global terrorist consortium threatens
population with an outbreak of the Syphon Filter virus, as Gabe Logan
is back to maintain world
peace and save mankind in Syphon Filter®: The Omega Strain. With
outbreaks occurring at an
increased rate throughout the world, Gabe can’t save the world’s
population on his own and
relies on his top recruits for his newly reformed agency.
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain explodes onto the PlayStation®2
system as the latest chapter of the Syphon Filter storyline with edge
of your seat offline and
online action. The newest installment in the multimillion unit selling
series offers sophisticated
and highly intelligent AI, richly detailed worlds, an enhanced character
and groundbreaking cooperative, peer-to-peer online gameplay.
Selected as one of the chosen few to be a trained operative within Gabe
Logan’s new Agency,
gamers will enter a world of intrigue and global espionage, battling
lethal enemies through 17
thrilling missions that span the globe from Yemen to Toronto. With a
deadly arsenal of all-new
high tech weaponry and gadgets, players can take on commandos solo-style
or go online and join
up with three other agents for action-packed, strategic, team-based
gameplay. While all 17
missions are available in single-player and online, online gameplay
offers gamers the
opportunity to access more of the worlds through working hand-in-hand
with other skilled
operatives. Gamers will need all the help they can get as the world’s
population once again
hangs in the balance. Join Gabe Logan’s new Agency and help him
fight the latest threats to
world peace as he attempts to rid the world of the Syphon Filter virus
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain is the next installment of the Syphon
Outbreaks of a fatal, mysterious virus erupt in such different locations
as Toronto, Belarus,
Uganda, and Brazil. How did it spread? Where did the virus come from?
threaten Moscow with a weapon of mass destruction. Where did they get
it? What do they
want? The enigmatic Mara Aramov escapes from a high security prison
and is seen in locations
all over the world. How did she escape? Who is she working for?
Gabe Logan suspects that each of these questions can be answered with
another: Who is behind
the Syphon Filter conspiracy? Put in charge of a powerful new black-box
Agency, Gabe uses all
of his resources in a desperate battle against the clock. He and his
team track terrorists all over
the world including Quebec, Yemen, Belarus, Myanmar and Tokyo, as they
struggle to discover
who mutated the original virus, and why. But ultimately, Gabe must battle
with the dark side of
high-stakes espionage: how far will he push his team to solve the mystery
behind Syphon Filter:
The Omega Strain. How far will you go, to help him?
· Become a skilled agent in Gabe Logan’s reformed Agency
and help him fight the evolving
threats to world peace.
· Customize your agent’s look, uniform and equipment with
enhanced character customization
· Explore and battle through 17 massive, intense, international
non-linear worlds with multiple
ways to complete each of the deadly missions. Levels are up to three
times larger than
previous installments in the franchise.
· Battle terrorists and enemies with 4-player cooperative, peer-to-peer
online play in all 17
single-player missions with the ability to access new areas of the environments
while playing online.
· Utilize a Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain – compatible
headset for PlayStation 2 (sold
separately) for voice chat to verbally strategize with fellow agents
online. Players also can
use the directional pad to strategize with teammates.
· Defeat all-new terrorists and enemies, including the most deadly
commandos in the world.
· Take on terrorists with more than 100 unique, deadly weapons
and gadgets. Arsenal will
improve as you progress through the levels.
· Combat the enemy with deadly artillery or fight hand-to-hand
with a knife. Players can only
carry four weapons at a time, so strategic play is at a premium.
· Keep enemies in target while kneeling, crouching, walking,
rolling, climbing, jumping,
walking, strafing, throwing and running with the new ability to target
and lock on to
individual body parts.
· Multiple targeting modes provide shooting options for enemies
with regular clothing, flak
jackets or full body armor.
· Access vanity items such as improved weapons, gadgets, equipment
· The highly sophisticated enemy AI (Artificial Intelligence)
reacts to other agents’ actions to
hunt, explore, shoot and kill.