Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror review

Gabe Logan's back on top as his stealth-shooter series returns to respectability

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As always, Gabe has access to a staggering number of weapons, including pistols, shotguns and submachine guns. The most interesting is his MB-150 sniper rifle, which - in addition to bullets - shoots darts loaded with explosives, nerve gas or an electrical charge. All of these can be set as traps or, better yet, shot into a guard and then detonated when he gets close to his friends. Gabe can also take out unsuspecting enemies with his bare hands or a combat knife, and like in previous games, he's got a short-range taser that can set terrorists on fire (although their bloodcurdling screams might make you think twice about that).

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GenreAction
DescriptionPackaging online play with a compelling single-player game, this gadget-heavy, versatile spy thriller is one of the PSP's best shooters.
Platform"PSP"
US censor rating"Mature"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)
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