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Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror

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Overall 7
7.0

Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror [2007]

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Pretty good controls, Visuals look sharper, more vibrant, Great shooter elements
  • Cons: Ho-hum port of PSP game, Superfluous port of PSP game, Stealthy bits
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Overall 6
6.0

Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror review

Gameplanet
17 January 2008
  • Excerpt: Dark Mirror is not that bad, it offers some great play and some variety, and somewhat of a decent story to keep you interested throughout.
  • Pros: This game certainly has no shortage of variety with 30+ mission to get through and scattered across the world. Its enough to get you going for a few hours on end.
  • Cons: Graphics are not overly that great and again raises the question of ports. If porting games continue, as we are sure they will, then more effort needs to be made to ensure quality.
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Overall 6
6.0

Syphon Filter – Dark Mirror

Gamecell
7 December 2007
  • Conclusion: As a full price PS2 title Dark Mirror will struggle but as a budget purchase or rental you might get something from it. The PS2 has had something of a renaissance towards the end of its shelf life with games like Okami, God of War and Shadow of Colossus showing what can be done with the aging hardware, and whilst this game is almost certainly going to sell more then a couple of copies at retail I can’t help feeling it’s a missed opportunity.
  • Pros: Gadgets aplenty, Simple pick up and play gameplay, Laughably cheesy one-liners
  • Cons: Graphically lacking, No multi-player, Feels dated, Levels are too short – designed with the PSP not PS2 in mind
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Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror

NZGamer.com
22 November 2007
Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 6
6.0

Expert Review

Kikizo
29 October 2007
  • Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Syphon Filter is great on the PSP - personally I'd recommend it. But this is the PS2 version of said PSP game, and it just doesn't work. It's lazy, it's unsuited to the system and it's pointless. Unless you can find it for a tenner, there's no reason to pick it up.
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

The Laser
15 October 2007
  • Summary: Gabe Logan goes undercover to infiltrate a terrorist conspiracy in Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror, a finely crafted stealth action title for the PSP. While slightly scaled-down, the handheld version promises to bring everything players love about the series to the system. An engaging storyline and supporting characters creates an immersive experience with robust production values.
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Overall 6
6.0

Cracked Mirror

TotalPlayStation.com
9 October 2007
  • Excerpt: The days where people can claim the PSP isn't anything but a sales success hardware-wise are behind us. Though it's nowhere near as popular as the rampant, runaway success of the Nintendo DS, the PSP has actually sold more units than either the GameCube or the Xbox last generation. So install base-wise, the thing is an unequivocal success. It's on the front, that things aren't quite as rosy.
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Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror Review

VideoGamer.com
6 October 2007
  • Excerpt: The Syphon Filter series has suffered a bumpy ride in contrast with its genre mates, and has never really made it to the cult status many thought it would arrive at. On Sony's first console it was hugely popular and commercially successful, before floundering on the PlayStation 2. Then Dark Mirror arrived on the PSP, to enormous critical success, but despite its brilliance it never seemed to be embraced by gamers or retailers, and finding a copy in a shop was almost as...
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Overall 9
9.2

Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror

The Gamers Temple
4 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror places you in the role of Gabe Logan, an elite special operative working for one of those shadowy, super-secret international counter-terrorism so loved by games and action movies. A terrorist organization has begun attacking chemical plants and it soon becomes apparent that this is all part of a plan to build a super weapon. Of course they can’t be allowed to carry out their nefarious plan, and it is up to you to put an end to the terrorists.
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Overall 9
8.5

Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror

Playstation Illustrated
17 August 2007
  • Excerpt: While the Syphon Filter series had a great run on the PSOne, the series wasn't well received on the PS2. Released last year for the PSP, Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror managed to not only find an audience where the PS2's Omega Strain failed, but also showed that the system's lack of dual-analog controls wasn't that big of a hurdle if handled right. Although Dark Mirror is really just a port of the PSP version, it is still a fun game for anyone who hasn't played it.
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