You are John Blade, commander of HardCorps, an elite security force dedicated to protecting the people of Freeport City. Four years have passed since your first battle with Elexis Sinclaire, a beautiful, brilliant, and ruthless scientist who is out to remake humanity according to her own twisted vision.
User reviews: Very Positive (227 reviews)
Release Date: May 10, 2006

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You are John Blade, commander of HardCorps, an elite security force dedicated to protecting the people of Freeport City. Four years have passed since your first battle with Elexis Sinclaire, a beautiful, brilliant, and ruthless scientist who is out to remake humanity according to her own twisted vision. The law has failed to bring Elexis and her multi-billion dollar empire, SiNTEK, to justice, so Blade is determined to take matters into his own hands. Joining Blade on his mission are JC - a hacker with a secret to keep - and Jessica Cannon, a fiery rookie who can find her way into any secure facility.

Enter the living, breathing world of Freeport City, a futuristic collision of New York, San Francisco and Tokyo. As Freeport continues to suffer from mutant attacks, you must now bring down Sinclaire before she can set her deadly plan in motion and alter the shape of humanity forever.

SiN Episodes™: Emergence launches the new era of episodic gaming. A first person shooter powered by Valve's award-winning Source™ technology, SiN Episodes offers unprecedented interactivity, an engrossing story, and a revolutionary dynamic difficulty system that provides a custom experience based on your skill level and play style.

  • Intense Combat: Face off against ruthless enemies, like jetpack soldiers and mutants that evolve as you fight them. Witness enemies that adapt to your actions and truly work as a team, as they cover each other and help fallen comrades to get back on their feet.
    Outsmart your opponents by using your surroundings to your advantage as you set up traps using lethal elements of the environment. Location-based damage rewards accuracy while melee combat moves enable you to get up-close and personal.
  • Unprecedented Interactivity: Blast your way through highly interactive environments powered by an enhanced version of the Source engine. Characters dynamically react to what you're looking at and the environment. Target and shoot off specific vehicle parts and literally blow cars to pieces. Experience the next level of vehicle combat with a flexible positioning system enabling you to move around the interior with an unprecedented degree of freedom, allowing you to pick the ideal position to attack that enemy position up ahead.
  • Personal Challenge System™: Driven by one of the most elaborate statistics systems ever created, SiN Episodes will constantly adapt to your playing style and offers a challenge that is custom-tailored to your skill level.
  • Episodic Delivery: Buy as little or as much of the game as you want, with each installment offering 3 - 6 hours of action-packed gameplay. But tread lightly, as the choices you make may influence future episodes in unforeseen ways.
  • Source Powered: Utilizing the same engine that powered Half-life® 2, Emergence gives you stunningly gorgeous graphics and intense physics-based gameplay.

System Requirements

    Minimum: 1.2 GHz Processor, 256MB RAM, DirectX 7 level graphics card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Recommended: 2.4 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX 9 level graphics card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

Helpful customer reviews
16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Just imagine if SiN had taken Half Life's place. Doesn't really bear thinking about. Still - this was the beginning of a great (albeit kinda-sexist) game that was unfortunately cut short. Damn casual games.
Posted: May 12
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
****EDGY GAME BE WARNED****
This game is Half Life 2 If it was really edgy
Do you remeber the type of kid in school who thought he was morpheus and wore a trench coat, boots. Was really into Korn and NIN. that kid would love this game
The first thing you see in the game in the main Villan I guess and she has GAINT T I T S with jiggle physics
see the team who made thise most likely didnt know many women and were really into the Matrix
also there is some flashback or memory thing soon after i really dont know
where you see this woman in a biki for like 20 seconds for no reason in a lake of some kind
would have loved that when i was like 12 when this came out but its cringey as ♥♥♥♥ now.
all the women in this game are edgy with stupidly big t i t s in tight leather gear(trinity from the matrix), and the dudes are pony tail sporting gungslingers (brony wet dream)
it reminds me of 90s/ 2000s comics mixed with the matrix and dues EX
but it made by a nerds who are most likely juggalos
The guy you play as is named John BLADE hahahah
the main gameplay is near to HL2
this game has soilders you shoot(combine), then mutants kinda simular to the zombies in HL2.
thinks its physics puzzels are new and interesting, it is interesting to play in the way its fun to watch matrix rip offs
its decent but A LOT is ripped off from HL2 and the game is in the source engine so its very obvious
that said the animations on most the charaters are very smooth and so are the gun animations
when people talk tho, it does look like those kinda high end gmod videos its a little odd
But yeah i enjoyed it, the edgy voice acting like "we are going south central of F U C K YOU"
the Jessica girl who acts as this games alyx uses the word b i t c h alot
interesting to play its something old dated, familar yet unfamilar at the same time
cant wait for episode 2 hahaha no
also when i beat the game there was some kinda blooper real with your mother jokes, the word f u c k and mother f uc ker used alot, EDGY HAHA
Posted: September 25
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
A very interesting and nuanced game besieged by a couple of issues and unexplained and wonky plot that was intended to be cleared up by the third episode. Unfortunately, it didn't sell enough to make a sequel. It recouped costs, but didn't even get near the jumping-off point they needed for EP2. So, Ritual was bought by MumboJumbo, a casual games outfit, and SiN is doomed to the aether of inexistence.

One of the most prolific devs, Levelord (A parallel Gabe if there was one) has entirely moved on* from the games industry and without his influence the odds are not a single peep will ever be heard again from SiN. Which is a shame, because it showed promise.

A doomed sequel to a relatively unknown game that got clouded out by Quake 2 and Half-Life. Such a waste of potential that it died so soon. Worth a buy and a play.

* Source: http://www.shacknews.com/article/75336/where-are-they-now-richard-levelord-gray
Posted: October 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
ALL YOU DO IS SIN, SIN, SIN
Posted: May 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.3 hrs on record
I really wish they'd make another episode.
Posted: June 1
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234 of 255 people (92%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Buy it now, BLADE!
Best game ever, BLADE!

Don't forget, try to make sure my corpse is easily identifiable, BLADE! That way my family will get a faster life insurance payout, BLADE! Of course don't forget to loot my corpse, BLADE! And make sure you pick up my ammo, BLADE!

PS: I'll get you BLADE. (Psssst. Kill me, BLADE! I'm 3 days away from my pension, BLADE! But make sure it will look like an accident, BLADE!)

I give you a few stars, BLADE!

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Posted: December 31, 2013
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