Syphon Filter: Combat Ops

LQ: 8.4


Brain grade: 8.5
Fun score: 8.3

Game Type: ESRB Rating: Teen Platform/Console: , LWK Recommended Age: 13+ Other Requirements: Internet Connection Thinking Skills Used: ,

Syphon Filter: Combat Ops is an online multi-player shooter game that allows players to customize maps and missions and then take their level online for battle with up to eight players. Levels are user-created, so objectives vary from game to game. Players can use a variety of weaponry and gadgets to dispatch their foes, and have to learn to become a sharp shot in order to survive against the game’s best players. There is no blood but moderate violence, and players can communicate with each other via text messages, so Syphon Filter: Combat Ops is best suited for players ages 13 and up.

This Game is Good for Kids Who Need Help With:


Adapting and adjusting to changing conditions and expectations.

Since this game features levels that are user created, the missions are always changing, and since the game is played online, your child's opponents constantly change too. Each player has a different way of playing the game, and every map has a different layout. Players who do the same thing over and over again will find it hard to adapt to all their differing foes, and might also create dull levels that players may not want to join.

Self Awareness

Understanding our own actions, thoughts and feelings.

Players of Syphon Filter: Combat Ops will need to work together if they are to win. Players need to be aware of what role they take within the team, figuring out how best to fit into an overall strategy. In Team Deathmatch, players will want to stick together so that they can concentrate their firepower on a single enemy. By doing so, players can increase their chances of hitting a difficult-to-kill target. In other modes like Retrieval, players must work together when stealing a game winning item from the opposing team. A good strategy for this mode would be watching the back of the carrier while he steals the item. The key to doing well in Syphon Filter: Combat Ops is to be a good team member and focusing on the game's objectives. Players can also design their own maps and share them online. For this feature it is a good idea to be creative, yet stay practical when placing weapons and items.

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