Syndicate is published by Bullfrog Productions in 1994. It is a real-time tactical game that has some similarities with UFO Enemy Unknown. It uses 320x200 256-color VGA graphics and is one of the first DOS games that uses 640x480 256-color SVGA graphics.
The introduction show us how militant corporation in near future kidnap people, change them into cyborg agents and execute various military missions.
The game puts us in charge of a self-named corporation in a gritty near-future cyberpunk-style world. Game play involves ordering a four-person team of cyborg agents around cities displayed in a fixed-view isometric style, in pursuit of mission goals such as assassinating executives of a rival syndicate, rescuing captured allies, "persuading" civilians and scientists to join the player's company or simply killing all enemy agents.
As we progress through the game, we must manage the research and development of new weaponry and cyborg upgrades. We have only limited funds, requiring taxation of the conquered territories while ensuring that they are not so over-taxed that they revolt against the us.
We begin the game with simple pistols, progressing through increasingly destructive weaponry that includes Uzis, miniguns, flamethrowers, sniper rifles, time bombs, lasers and the enormously destructive rocket launcher. In addition, we can use items such as medikits to heal our agents, scanners to locate pedestrians/vehicles and the "Persuadatron" to brainwash the our targets into blind obedience.
Overall, Syndicate is a fun game to play. However, to get engaged into the game, you must go through a little learning curve as there are quite a number of things that we can do from the beginning.
You can download Syndicate here.