NFG Summary:“SiN Episodes: Emergence is an intense first-person shooter that delivers fast-paced action and an engaging storyline. With its impressive graphics and immersive gameplay, this game offers an exciting and thrilling experience for fans of the genre.”

Categories: FPS
Meta Score: 75
Store: SiN Episodes: Emergence (Price: $ 0,65)
User Score: 76.0
Platform: PC
Publisher Names: Ritual Entertainment
Support Language: English, Russian, French
Publish Date: 2006-05-09


PC 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


SiN Episodes features the highly anticipated return of Elexis Sinclaire, the world’s most dangerous and seductive biochemist, and the only man who stands in her way, John R. Blade. The sworn enemies face off in Freeport City, a near-future mixture of San Francisco, Tokyo and New York, all set inside the unrestricted SiN universe. SiN Episodes expands on the role of Colonel John R. Blade, a battle worn hero in charge of HardCorps, an elite strike force with a long history of conflict with SinTEK, a powerful multibillion dollar empire headed up by Elexis Sinclaire, a beautiful, brilliant, and ruthless scientist who is out to remake humanity according to her own twisted vision. Joining Blade on his mission are JC, a HardCorps hacker with a secret to keep, and Jessica Cannon, a fiery rookie who can find her way into any secure facility. SiN Episodes: Emergence features never before seen weapons, characters and environments along with a host of interactive options, paying homage to its predecessors, SiN and its expansion pack, Wages of SiN, which set a new bar for interactivity. [Ritual Entertainment]

Positive Comment(s)

Movement and controls seem so crisp and fluid that it just makes for an extremely enjoyable experience.88CPUGamer
SiN is actually something of a guilty pleasure. It’s over far too quickly and feels rather unsophisticated, but I enjoyed it anyway, a bit like I enjoy…eating hotdog. [June 2006, p.62]85PC Gamer UK
Nine episodes times around six months is a really long love relationship (and expensive), but it may very well prove to be the next best thing in mature gaming.80Computer Games Online RO
Our only real gripe is that the weapon selection is meager; a pistol, a shotgun and a submachine gun fill out your arsenal.80GamesRadar+
There’s not much in the way of weapon or enemy variety, and the game is pretty short, but just about every minute of it is action packed. The dynamic difficulty system works very well.80GamerFeed
SiN Episode 1: Emergence is action packed from start to finish and doesn’t relent until the final bullet is fired.80AceGamez
Fortunately, Sin Episodes: Emergence does a better job at closing the first episode than “Half-Life 2: Episode One.”80Thunderbolt
A good first step into the world of episodic content, the game is not perfect but Emergence is a decent way to re-start this franchise and kick off this new type of gameplay.78Gaming Nexus
It’s not going to win any literature awards, but damned if I can find anything about it that’s not fun. [July 2006, p.109]78Game Informer
SiN Episodes: Emergence is a fun, if somewhat derivative, blast from the near past. [Aug 2006, p.33]78PC Gamer

Negative Comment(s)

SiN Emergence is a decent game. It’s just uninspired, relying too much on the technology upon which it is built, and as such brings little new to the table.75eToychest
This is a pretty-looking, short, budget-priced, by-the-numbers futuristic shooter that’s most notable for its episodic nature and its old heritage.73GameSpot
The first installment to SiN Episodes is really a tossup between wanting to know what happens next or completely quitting right away, because the gameplay is getting too old.72GamerNode
It’s a bland taste to a cultured palette. But it’s fun, too, and self-aware.70Eurogamer
For the moment, the single-player game is all we can base this review on. In that respect, SiN Episodes only flirts with greatness.701UP
While the game clocks in at about 5 – 6 hours from start to finish, I don’t know anyone masochistic enough to undertake such a challenge.70Armchair Empire
A bad trip down memory lane – this is the FPS circa 1996 incarnate. [July 2006, p.95]64PC Format
Sadly, with ultra-generic gameplay and a muddled story, there’s very little in Emergence to hook gamers into future installments.60GameSpy
A fairly bland and generic first person shooter experience that proves repetitive even in a single episode. It gives little reason to look forward to further installments of the series.60IncGamers
Even with the negatives described here, SiN Episodes 1:Emergence is a hard game to critique because it isn’t complete. [Sept. 2006, p.59]50Computer Games Magazine

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