The Best Video Game Weapon Ever

So as of today (1/14/2012) Syphon Filter 1, 2 and 3 are available for free to Playstation+ members. I had completely forgotten about this series of games. I remember playing the demo for the original Syphon Filter game and enjoying it as a kid. I think I rented it maybe three or four times, and distinctly remember using a Gameshark to have all of the guns unlocked at the beginning of the game. I decided to download the game today to see if it has held up at all. What I discovered is that the Gameshark code to unlock all weapons was a complete waste of time.

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krazykombatant4573d ago

OMG i remember playing this on my cousins ps1 way way way back! This game was always the shit for me!

radiopools4568d ago

Yeah man, I had a major nostalgia kick to the face playing it. The outdated graphics make it look so goofy, but I love it!

totallysane4573d ago

they need to remake for ps3 or ps4

soundslike4573d ago

These games were amazing but I think if they updated them they'd just be generic shooters by today's standards. Unfortunately.

Auld4573d ago (Edited 4573d ago )

I hate to say this but I agree, if they remade this game today for this generation it would most likely be a disappointment; that being said I remember hearing somewhere that a remake might be in development, so fingers crossed for the game not becoming a deuce if it actually does get made.

radiopools4568d ago

If not a remake, then they need to add this taser into another game and make it behave exactly the same way it did in this one. With the same sound effects and hilarious death scream sampled from SF1.

Auld4573d ago

Ah man the taser, what a fun gun, I remember it with glee as the bodies burst into flames. Just imagine if we had the slogan "don't tase me bro" back when this game was out, oh the insanity that would follow ;)

radiopools4568d ago

I tried to fit a "don't tase me bro!" joke into the article somehow but it wasn't coming to me. I just love how the bodies start to smoke before bursting into flames :D


Syphon Filter Trophy Guide

This is a very simple list to complete. There are no collectibles. Most of everything here is story related with a couple miscellaneous Trophies thrown in. Nothing here can be missed as there is a really helpful rewind feature as well as mission select.

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Majin-vegeta788d ago

No beating the game with only the taser.I am outraged 😤

SoulWarrior788d ago

No trophy for tasering an enemy to flames, equally disappointed lol

TheLordOfStuff788d ago

Damn, little sadistic me was always doing that lol

phoenixwing788d ago

I loved the taser in that game it was so fun to use

badz149788d ago

what a time to be alive to be able to see this game finally gets trophy support

SonyStyled787d ago

I feel like this comments section helps distinguish the PS ‘old’ fans from the ‘new.’

SNES was my first console, Christmas morning heaven.

I’ve never played SF but I can understand the delight for trophy support 20 years after.

TheColbertinator787d ago

No taser trophies is a lost good idea. Bzzzztttt


The Battle for Backwards Compatibility: PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X|S

A new battleground is heating up in the modern era: backwards compatibility. Sony and Microsoft have different angles, but which is better?

Eonjay793d ago

These are different companies with different eco systems. They will pick the approach that best suits them and the games in their catalog which are also vastly different.

Silly gameAr793d ago

Nothing will ever be as good as the phat PS3 model. Since sites like to compare things all the time, compare the older systems to the newer systems when it comes to BC. I'm sure you'll find the newer systems lacking.

lonewolf10792d ago

Shame they removed the hardware emulation pretty rapidly from the PS3.

Eidolon792d ago

Wasn't it at revision one? lol

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Silly gameAr792d ago (Edited 792d ago )

Had to get those cost down to make it cheaper. Since people weren't too into BC back then, that was the first to go. Shame indeed.

3 gens of playstation games, and you could use your PS1 and PS2 disk. No limited emulation. The PS3 was ahead of it's time. The way people LOVE BC today, the PS3 would have killed in 2022.

Orchard791d ago (Edited 791d ago )

@Silly It wasn’t that people weren’t into back compat, it’s that they weren’t into $599 consoles that arrived a year later than and ran a lot of games worse than the cheaper competitor console.

Price is always #1.

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Profchaos792d ago

Unfortunately I've only got the slim I do really want to find a far model

Eidolon792d ago

Just get a PS2............ Maybe if you're collecting, though.

Eidolon792d ago (Edited 792d ago )

The Phat models, especially the original were prone to overheating, no way at this time you could get one where you could use it for PS2 AND heavy PS3 gaming(which would cause it to malfunction at some point).. It's just a novelty now. So, why... ? Only collection/hobby, and definitely not practicality.

Retroman792d ago (Edited 792d ago )

Try Amazon
Fat 60gb ps3

Profchaos792d ago (Edited 792d ago )

@Eidolon I've actually got an original PS2 but I don't have a crt to play it on. Upscaling to a 4k tv doesn't look great and I've tried component cables and such but nothing has really worked for me.
I would happily pay for a ossc or a framemister but apparently those are not that great for PS2.

I basically want the fat PS3 purely for PS2 BC on HD TVs

Eidolon791d ago (Edited 791d ago )

Component cables worked great for me, I do have one of the slim ps2 models, though. You can grab a cheap crt but shipping will be expensive and their brightness degrades. Nothing will beat playing PS2 on a CRT. Even upscaled PC emulation just exposes the age. Wish some technology like CRT could co exist with LCD and OLED, but for retro gaming.. and shit.. maybe could make older more recent gen games look decent again.

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ApocalypseShadow792d ago

Modern gaming journalism. Creates division so that they have something to talk about in the time between new games.

PS2 BC wasn't finicky. It played nearly every game in PS1's catalog. The list was almost negligible. PS3 almost played all the games from PS1 and PS2 until the removal of full BC. But Sony showed you can sell over 100 million PS4 consoles WITHOUT it if you provide a smattering of new games. Microsoft showed you can't sell 100 million consoles WITH it if you don't provide enough new games for a new console.

Xbox is said to lead the way but if we were to count the total amount of BC games for each console, it's near the same amount. Microsoft doesn't play all its previous games as Sony doesn't. Just offering different selections.

New games for new consoles still matter and should always be the priority. BC is fine but should be secondary to providing new games. There isn't any new battleground. If a strategy is to look to the past for games already played or purchased for new consoles, you're looking in the wrong direction. It would be the same with subscriptions. You don't watch Netflix to watch old shows you already watched even if they were good. You look to watch NEW shows you haven't watched.

I know some love trophy or achievement hunting. But that's not enough for me. Only if the games looked better, moves better and played with better controls. Going back to some these games with bad camera angles and tank controls to get a trophy doesn't sound fun to me. But that's just me. Some might. But I hope it's because a game was fun.