Syndrome

Rating Summary

Based on 22 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

52

Top Critic Average

5%

Critics Recommend

Based on 22 critic reviews
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70 / 100
Oct 12, 2017

From Dead Space to Event Horizon, Syndrome brings back classic elements of deep space horror. The setting maybe terrifying, but gameplay gets boring after a couple of hours, because of the constant need of checking the map and visiting the same places once and again. VR survival mode for PS4 works great.

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5 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2017

Syndrome takes after similar space horror games like Dead Space or System Shock 2, creating a well crafted atmosphere and interesting setup, but failing to achieve either enjoyable gameplay or good enough graphical level, incapable of reaching its full potential.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2016

Syndrome is a frightening experience that reuses the outer space - survival horror medley; it makes us suffer thanks to its overwhelming difficulty and mechanics: run and hide... or die.

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40 / 100
Oct 19, 2016

While not utterly broken, it doesn’t do anything to stand out from its peers so there isn’t much reason to pick it up.

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5.5 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2016

Syndrome has a foundation in place to be a creepy horror story that focuses on the desolation of outer space and the madness it can bring, but the execution is a few light years behind. It might give players something more to try out for a Halloween-themed gaming binge, but players might also die of boredom long before they succumb to shock.

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Oct 6, 2016

First off, this game is insanely overpriced for what it is. If it was a little cheaper, I'd say you could enjoy it the way you would enjoy a bad horror movie. It does have a spooky atmosphere due to the isolation aspect, but it's not enough. I think the developers need to learn to take inspiration from other sources but still using their own ideas.

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4 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2017

Syndrome doesn't bring anything to the table as a survival horror. There are many better games in the genre.

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5.5 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2016

Diehard fans will enjoy the atmosphere, but the rough gameplay and level design ultimately bring down Syndrome.

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Psyche

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2016

Syndrome is a fun, frightening reminder that space is a scary place. Being trapped on a spaceship is terrifying and isolating. However, it could be quite frustrating at times. I couldn’t play for extended periods of time because I don’t enjoy repeating objectives or areas over and over. That said, it was atmospherically wonderful. The visual and sound design alone make it a great game for horror fans, especially those with a love for sci-fi.

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6 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2016

Where Syndrome should have been a love letter to classic sci-fi horror games, it instead feels like a drunken, rambling text sent at three in the morning.

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