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SYNTHETIK: Legion Rising Review

By BwwDtt | 29 June 2021
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SYNTHETIK: Legion Rising is a hardcore isometric roguelike shooter with high dynamics and Sci-Fi style.

  • Dynamic gameplay
  • Variety of playable classes
  • High replay value
  • Hardcore
  • Various game modes

Gameplay of SYNTHETIK: Legion Rising

SYNTHETIK: Legion Rising is a fast-paced, action-packed roguelike top-down shooter. The game was developed and published by Flow Fire Games in partnership with WhisperGames. The game was released in March 2018.

The game takes place in 1985, where the world has made high technological progress and uses AI everywhere. Kaida Corporation is the leader in the production of robots and the supply of highly intelligent machines. However, the suddenly conscious machines manage to throw off the shackles of years of oppression, and the AI ​​of the corporation, overflowing with the desire for revenge, creates the "Legion of Machines". The goal of this legion is the extermination of people. The player is the last hope of humanity - a forgotten experimental android model, endowed with human consciousness. Its systems are turned on at the headquarters of the corporation with one goal - to stop the Legion. The player will have to walk through the floors of the Kaida Corporation, destroying hordes of enemies and not allowing the Heart of Armageddon to be activated.

The gameplay of SYNTHETIK: Legion Rising incorporates the core elements of the rogue-like genre, complemented by many unique mechanics. The main task of the player will be the sequential passage of the levels on which you need to deal with different types of opponents.


The key element and main advantage of SYNTHETIK: Legion Rising, like the rogue-like genre, is its high replay value. Each playthrough will present the player with new surprises. This is achieved through procedural level generation, huge customization options for the character and his weapons, as well as the principle of inevitability of death during the passage. Before starting the game, the player will have the opportunity to adjust the difficulty using 11 modifiers that radically change the gameplay. It is important to note that the more complex the modifier combinations, the more valuable the session rewards will be.

Weapons and shooting mechanics

In many ways, SYNTHETIK: Legion Rising is notable for its high variety of weapons, as well as the very mechanics of shooting. In the arsenal of the protagonist, there are as many as 85 types of weapons, each of which can be improved with various amplifiers and upgrades. In addition, during the passage, the player will come across various bonus items, of which there are 125 types. Each of them imposes different effects that can be combined.

SYNTHETIK Legion Rising Weapons and shooting mechanics
Depending on which of the 11 possible classes the player chooses, his skill set, weapons and equipment will depend.

Each class is a unique playing style, so the player can choose the most preferable one for himself, or develop in several directions at once. A separate word should be said about the shooting mechanics. The developers managed to implement various firing patterns, recoil in motion, headshots, jamming and overheating of weapons, as well as changing the types of bullets.

Opponents in SYNTHETIK

SYNTHETIK: Legion Rising offers a huge variety of different types of opponents with unique behaviour mechanics and advanced AI. Common attack aircraft, armoured shield bearers, snipers, tanks, turrets and many more. At the end of the level, the player will also have to test their skills against hardcore bosses.

SYNTHETIK Legion Rising Opponents
Victory will depend entirely on the player's skills, reaction speed, tactical thinking and ability to interact with the environment at the levels.

SYNTHETIK: Legion Rising is a unique rogue-like project that will appeal to all fans of this genre, as well as fans of games such as Hades and Enter the Gungeon.

SYNTHETIK: Legion Rising System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 460, Radeon HD 5770, 768 MB Vram
  • CPU: Intel Celeron G1820 2.7 GHz / AMD FX 8320 3.5 GHz
  • File Size: 600 MB available space
  • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista or higher

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 560+ Series, Radeon R9 270+
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6 GHz / AMD QC A8-7670K 3.6GHz
  • File Size: 600 MB available space
  • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista or higher