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Origin is offering Syndicate "On the House"

Syndicate free on Origin

EA’s thrown another game on the On the House pile over on Origin. Last time it was Theme Hospital, and it’s plucked another Bullfrog classic out of its catalogue: Syndicate. It’s over 20 years old, and it looks it, but underneath its crusty exterior is a violent, clever, disturbingly liberating game where you can do anything to get the job done. 

The product description on Origin sounds like it was taken from an EA job listing:

“You are an ambitious marketing director in the Syndicate, hand-picked to lead a team of cyborg mercenaries. You work in the problem-solving department and you are damn good at "taking care" of problems. Some might say that violence is not the answer but you know better. There here are hardly any problems that you can't solve with a well-placed bullet. Collateral damage in the local population and infrastructure during the "negotiations" is, as always, acceptable. After all, what would you expect form [sic] the dystopian futuristic world run by mega-corporations?”

If you would rather not muddle through a 20-year-old interface, you might want to consider Satellite Reign, which is very much a spiritual successor. Take a gander at my Satellite Reign Early Access review to see if it’s your cup of cyberpunk tea. It’s already ticking a lot of the Syndicate boxes, and gosh is it beautiful, all neon reflections on rain-soaked streets. I’d recommend waiting for more content, though. 

You can grab Syndicate on Origin right now for free, and keep it. 

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3 Years ago

Little things like this make me almost tolerate EA's existence.

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3 Years ago

It would be nice but yea not working that why it was free its not working for me a first i was verh shocked and happy too see something from my life time i can know this game was awesome in my book first time i saw blood in a PC game, wait i take that back this game when i got it was not was when it was on apple im not sure if it was always on botb but back then there was not a lot of games for the kind of computer i had so yea when i saw this it took me back in time. me playing it in my very ugly bright Yellow powerchair playing that and the Star war RTS game so yea good times. i will say i would give this game back then 10/10 mostly for being able to play it on apple not on an IBM but i now say im a windows. man now. but this game will always hould a little part my my heart for games. just wish it would work i mean few things can it be run on computer now i mean we have very powerful coms now from back then, if origin could get someone too make it work then yea that cool. will see, as of right now it Does not work at all.