- Fully integrated first-person gaming experience
- Character-driven story
- Complete interactive graphic environment
- Multiplayer options
- Powered by the Quake 2 engine
- Platform: Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me / XP
- PEGI Rating: Unknown
- Media: Video Game
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When the chief executive officer of SinTEK Industries begins injecting the streets of Freeport with a DNA-altering drug, it's time to reassess the laws of morality. When this twisted biochemist plans to overtake the world with her army of genetically engineered mutants, it's time to rewrite the golden rule. You are Col. John R. Blade. You've made a religion out of fighting crime, and now you're going to make Elexis Sinclaire pay for her sins.
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the basic background behind sin is that an underground vigilantepolice force called hardcorps (cheesy, yes - but it feeds the macho image)who immediatly begin to cleanse the streets and are awarded the roll ofauthority and John R. Blade (you) are made cheif. with your geeky hackersidekick J.C, you blast your way through creative levels and such. I wontgive out any more 'story' as it all relies on mystery.
graphicswise...it was good for it's time (think half-life), it ran on a quake 2engine which again was good for it's time.
sound is...ok, could be better but then again could be a lot worse.
the overall gameplay is great, especially when blade whips out theoccasional duke nukem style catchphrase.
there is a background sense ofhumour to it hidden amongst the objectives..for example, find a quarter onthe floor for no good reason? use it in pay phone and hear some randomgarbage. crack open the hidden safe in the bank behind the painting toreveal copies of the quake add-on (I forget the name...)
another thing I found quiet interesting was the non-linear storyline, forexample - fail to find out where Sintek's dam stronghold is and you walkright past a level. veichles to drive, a multitude of weapons ranging fromyour fists to the quantum distablisher (confusing yes). oh yeah, and oneweapon is 3 pieces scattered through the game...lot's of satisfaction whenyou get it.
now I know what you're likely to be thinking...if it's sogreat...why's it going for £4? think now, we have 'far cry', 'doom 3' and'half life 2' all coming out reasonably simultaneously (Well far-cry's outnow but you know what I mean) - sin was unfortunate enough to be releasedthe same time (nearly) as half-life...bummer. i remember walking past agame shop and seeing a HUGE sin display and the very next week it was inthe discount section.
but come on...a fps for £4, with interactivestory, a reasonably attractive evil nemesis and challenging puzzles? whynot? (you even get to be a mutant version of yourself for a level and passthrough a sort of right of passage to cahnge yourself back human, quitefun ripping enemies apart with your bare hands)