Dave "Aardvark" Eaton
NA January 31, 1999
EU July 9, 1999
JP August 12, 1999
NA December 4, 2006 (PSN)
PAL September 20, 2007 (PSN)
March 25, 2011
|Genre(s)||Third-person shooter, stealth|
Gabriel Logan and Lian Xing are operatives of The Agency, on the trail of Erich Rhoemer, an international terrorist of Nepal. In August 1999, Agent Ellis attempted to infiltrate Rhoemer's narcotics operation in Guácimo, Costa Rica, but was discovered and executed by ex-KGB agent Mara Aramov. Rhoemer then ordered Anton Girdeux, a French mercenary, to burn down the plantation to hide the evidence of their Syphon Filter research.
As Gabe and Lian get caught up in an operation to save Washington D.C. from being destroyed by the viral bombs the Rhoemer has created. Gabe fights Mara and find out the bombs are being held in the park, and eventually he comes up against Anton Girduex, armed with a flamethrower but is defeated and burnt alive. The Agency decides to investigate a multi-million dollar company called Pharcom, but the report done by Edward Benton is found to be inconclusive, but Gabe is sent to look into the company founder, Johnathan Phagan, but Gabe discovers that Edward has been a mole inside The Agency for a while, and the one responsible for exposing Ellis. Gabe kills Benton and The Agency captures Aramov.
Gabe is then sent to infiltrate Rhoemer's stronghold in Uzhhorod, Ukraine, which is an abandoned cathedral. Injecting viral patients with what he is convinced is an antidote, Gabe descends deeper into the cathedral to rescue Lian; who explains that there is no 'global' antidote for the virus. They also find Phagan, who is later fatally shot by Aramov. She decides to help the Agency, since she has nowhere else to go.
Gabe then infiltrates the PHARCOM warehouses in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where PHARCOM security is battling Rhoemer's mercenaries. Gabe learns that Markinson, who had been secretly negotiating with Rhoemer to obtain Syphon Filter for the Agency, had made Gabe inject the patients with potassium chloride.
Rhoemer reveals he has captured a Soviet-era nuclear ICBM. He shoots Markinson in the head and starts the launch sequence for the missile. Gabe cannot prevent it from launching, so his only hope is to initiate its self-destruct sequence once it is in the upper atmosphere. Gabe successfully destroys the missile.
Rhoemer, furious at Logan's interference, engages him in a final showdown. Gabe is able to kill him and avert World War III. Gabe and Lian both disillusioned with their trust in the Agency ponder the situation as the camera zooms out over the warehouses.
In a post-credits scene, the shadowy figure from the beginning of the game is holding a sample of Syphon Filter inside the Agency's headquarters with Aramov, who is laughing.