Syndicate is a real-time tactical simulation in which you control cyborgs to conquer the world. In the future, corporations have become as wealthy as nations, and have divided the world between syndicates. People have microchips attached to their necks that allow them to be controlled. Using cybernetically enhanced agents, you fight against the agents of other syndicates to steal their territory, and embark on a number of missions with goals such as assassination and sabotage. Money earned from successful missions can be used to upgrade the bodies of your agents and buy better weapons. Any items found on agents you kill can be collected, and there is a mind control device which can be used to brainwash massive numbers of people to use as human shields, or bring back with you to turn into additional agents. Police officers will only fire on your agents when their weapons are drawn, and the police can also be brainwashed and used to add to your firepower. A maximum of four agents can be sent on each mission, and you switch between and control them with the mouse. A fantastically violent but addictive game. A radar screen indicates the location of the target and enemy agents. High resolution VGA graphics enable highly detailed cities with futuristic hover vehicles, and the graphics are so good that there appears to be way more than the 16 colors that are actually present. An expansion pack called American Revolt was released, and they were also sold together as Syndicate Plus. There are over 50 levels in the full version of the game. Only the first level is playable in the shareware version.
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I have found no ordering information for this game, and it is not listed on Electronic Arts' website.
It can be downloaded in a Windows XP/Vista/7/8-compatible format from GOG for $5.99.
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