First of all, you should not compare this game with the good-old-tactical-Syndicate, cause it is completely a different game, in a different genre. As a first-person shooter Syndicate is a great game, with nice graphics (sometimes to much bloom, but its OK), incredible sound effects and fantastic shooting mechanics. AI is one of the best out there, they move from cover to cover, they crouch, charge, try to flush you out with grenades and such (they even sometime prone behind cover which I haven't seen before). Also, your special abilities are very fun to experiment with, creating a very unique feel to the whole experience. Campaign is not very long, but not shorter that today's other FPS games. Co-op is very fun to play with your friends (or even alone). I recommend this game to anyone who is interested in playing hardcore shooters.