56 eye-melting screens of the most hilariously over-the-top bloom lighting in video game history

Above: Flourescent light. Dark environment. Bit of horizonal light-bleed. Borderline plausible

Above: Oh. Forget what I just said. I was wrong. Oh so wrong

Above: Could I toggle to "Not being stabbed in the eyes with red-hot pokers" mode instead?

Above: Wow. Full-screen bloom, two different colours, "God Rays" and gooey side-eye blur. Syndicate's lighting artist has the front cover of his C.V. nailed with this one

Above: Seriously, how do I switch modes?

Above: With lighting like this, of course people are going to fall downstairs. It's just not safe

Above: There's a reason Lou Reed didn't sing "Shiny shiny, shiny bits of concrete". It isn't

Above: There's a man shooting at me through this doorway. Can you see him? No neither can I. That's why I'm getting shot. THANKS SYNDICATE!

David Houghton
Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.