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.
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Very Positive (378 reviews) - 88% of the 378 user reviews for this game are positive.
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

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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
this game needs to get discount

keep in mind that this review based on its generation

pros
-smooth in gameplay
-ai is challenging (not sure tho), enemies use cover, try to dodge dmg,
-rich environment
-half life feels

cons
-only 3 guns and grenade
-locked doors (cant shoot the padlock)
-a very few cutscene of elexis :(
-some of you will get crash, delayed launch, stuck exit
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
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323 of 357 people (90%) found this review helpful
73 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2013
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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152 of 176 people (86%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 31, 2014
Buy this because Inside Gaming... BLADE!
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119 of 137 people (87%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
"Save me a seat in the sequel, Blade!" ;_;
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100 of 116 people (86%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2013
Blade let's talk this out........ Kill me *Bang*
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97 of 127 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2015
May be hated for saying this, but it should be cheaper by now. It was a good game when it came out, but a horrible way to end a series that just started. Only 2 hours of gameplay isnt worth 10 bucks.
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88 of 116 people (76%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 21, 2014
65%

SiN is the ORIGINAL half-life mod. The game is so bland and predictable, and so much like every other FPS you've ever played in the last 10 years, but it was the FIRST of its kind. You think starting a game with a heli-mounted machine gun section is a filthy cliche? SiN INVENTED that. Cover based shooting? Charging berzerker bosses? Terrible voice acting? Unplayable forced stealth sections? Sewer levels? SiN is guilty of every cliche in the modern FPS dictionary because it INVENTED every cliche in the modern FPS dictionary. SiN is so far ahead of it's time while paradoxically so stuck in the past that it boggles my mind.

The levels are unintuitive, and will have you backtracking constantly. The enemies are either far too easy or tear off 50% of your health unavoidably. The weapons are uninspired and bland as all hell. The stealth is garbage and isn't even worth attempting unless you HAVE to. The game is absolute balls compared to it's source material, but you know what? Blade, the protagonist is the most Bad-♥♥♥ Mofo I have EVER played, the levels are supremely rewarding, the voice acting may be ♥♥♥♥, but is full of charm. The game is beautifully cinematic in a B-movie sort of way.

SiN is a masterpiece, it is so fantastically average, it exists in trancendant mediocrity. SiN is the BEST WORST GAME EVER MADE.

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33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 9, 2013
Despite being an absolute ♥♥♥♥♥ to get running, this is a criminally underrated FPS with an awesome soundtrack, great visuals and satisfying combat.

Full video review:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLMnAWoZ6XA

Sin Episodes Review:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lHOKR0ZB28
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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 25, 2013
Interesting story and atmosphere, the gameplay felt right and when it came out, the graphics were great and the price was low. Even the challenge mode was astonishingly demanding and rewarding at the same time.

Such a promising start of a game series - and so disappointing that there was never a next part.
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RedCom
4.9 hrs
Posted: September 24
A fine try to revive dead FPS series, but it didn't work.
At least, it was worth money spending.
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bibendovsky
5.2 hrs
Posted: September 17
Not bad beginning but terrible the rest. You wish to finish the game ASAP after tons of enemies. Try the original game (SiN 1) for contrast.
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Frozone
2.5 hrs
Posted: September 16
this game is really good wish there were more like this 10/10
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Zalboa
3.7 hrs
Posted: September 10
Well i finally beat this after buying it.... a couple years ago... I kept restarting it because I'd get new computers before I would play this again. Anyways, it was... short? I guess it would be worth a playthrough if you bought it on sale. Might as well play it on the no save mode, you won't need to save.
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Urko
3.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
Great game with its own flavour.
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Stuggeha
1.5 hrs
Posted: July 19
Game is powered by source and it haves a really good story Really nice !
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1.3 hrs
Posted: July 17
Pyrocynical brought me here XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
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Metal Ender
6.9 hrs
Posted: July 16
You wouldn't think it looking at the game right now but once upon a time I used this game as a way to test my new PCs. Not because it was ever demanding, only because you see a lady in a bikini. Reminds me of my misspent youth. 5/7 I think its also a shooter.
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