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Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow™

Syphon Filter

Release Date(s)



Shutdown (since June 27, 2012)

Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow is a third-person action video game released for the PSP which was brought to the PS2 in 2008.

Plot sypnosis

Some time after the events of Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror, Gabriel Logan receives an assignment from a "pencil neck" named Robert Cordell. A United States Naval supply ship, the U.S.S. Mt. St. Helens, has been boarded by Somali "pirates" in the Indian Ocean and is being led by a Syrian, Ghassan al-Bitar. Logan is supposed to secure the classified contents of Hold Five. Cordell explains to Logan that he is the only option because he cannot expect special operations to keep any secrets. Despite Teresa Lipan's protests, Gabe accepts the assignment to tie up loose ends with Bitar.

Upon arrival by helicopter, Gabe's pilot, Alima Haddad, tells Gabe that a distress signal coming from U.S. special operations has been broadcasting for hours. Gabe realizes that Cordell did indeed rely on Special Forces, so the "pencil neck" was either keeping sensitive data from him, or lying to him. After fighting the pirates on deck, he learns from a dying soldier that the squad's missions failed due to Cordell's incompetence. Gabe surmised that the attack was complex enough for Bitar's terrorist group, Al-Jamil, to be involved. Gabe fights his way to the cargo hold, with Alima Haddad being killed by an anti aircraft missile. Logan makes it to Hold Five, to find the cargo stolen. Gabe attempts to shoot down Bitar but misses. Cruise missiles were fired at the ship, with the missiles impacting before Teresa's warning was finished. Gabe kills Fahid, the commander of the piracy operation and escapes when a cruise missile hits the bridge. Upon returning to headquarters, Gabe finds out that Cordell accused Lian Xing of being a double agent, while presenting photos of her and a man in Cyprus.

Gabe enlists the help of an old friend Dane Bishop. They visit the wreckage of the St. Helens where they find Russian Spetsnaz are sweeping the area. Gabe helps Bishop move mines that the divers planted and protects Bishop's minisub. Dane cuts a hole in the hull, and Gabe is sucked into the wreckage.

Inside, he finds Surgeyev, a Russian henchman. With Bishop's help, he gains access to the nuclear warhead storage facility and blows open a heavy door. They meet up and fight their way into the reactor room, where they switch off the ship's systems, but then Surgeyev ambushes them. Gabe kills the enemy and heads back into the ocean with Bishop.

They swim around looking for Bishop's minisub, clearing out Russian divers as they go. They find Bishop's minisub, but it is partially damaged so Gabe acquires an item from the Agency helicopter and uses it to repair the minisub. A Spetsnaz submarine attempts to destroy Bishop's minisub, so he distracts the submarine while Gabe uses depth charges to disable the Russians. When the submarine is damaged, Gabe rips out the control valves to sink it. Upon completion of their mission, Gabe and Dane head home.

Gabe learns of the identity of the man in the photo, a Chinese scientist named Shen Rei, Lian's former husband. Shen was wanted by Cordell, the British and Chinese governments, as well as Bitar for a weaponized device called X-Z-2. Gabe also learns that Lian only went rogue to protect Shen. Logan travels to Azerbaijan to look for Maggie Powers, a British MI6 agent who will hopefully help him find Lian. There he finds that Russian Spetsnaz have been waging war with a resistance group. He also discovers a note from Maggie that she has been captured and wants him to leave. Logan continues on anyway and helps the resistance leader destroy an armoured convoy.

The resistance leader directs him to a hotel where Lian supposedly stayed. Gabe infiltrates the hotel and is ambushed. He holds the killer at gunpoint and finds out she is a Chinese agent. They fight the Spetsnaz together until Trinidad, the Chinese agent, tricks Gabe into giving her a boost onto the rooftops. She escapes and Gabe has to track her then provide covering fire for her. They make it to the rooftops where a large Spetsnaz group ambush them, and snipers try to take them out, but the duo eventually clear out all the patrols. Trinidad directs Gabe to jump off the roofs into a canal, and then disappears. Gabe continues searching for Maggie, and finds her inside the Spetsnaz command post. He kills the Russian thugs and then frees Maggie, but then a gunship attacks them. Maggie procures an RPG - 7 from the weapons stash inside the command post and uses it to destroy the helicopter. Gabe cannot find a missile launcher himself, so he directs Maggie to fire on the aircraft.

When they finally bring down the gunship, Kudrenko and two thugs confront them. They are taken to the Gebel Tyorma prison complex in the Republic of Georgia , where Trinidad approaches Gabe. She briefly tells Logan about how Lian and her were connected - she used to train Lian before she defected and her student's mistake caused her reputation to be blemished. Because of this, she enlists Gabe's help to assist her in finding Shen Rei, and loosens Logan's cuffs when he agrees to help. Seeing the Spetsnaz return, Trinidad hides herself and escapes in a stealthy method, leaving Gabe to fend for himself. He takes out the patrols and rescues Maggie Powers. They find a sewage disposal pipe inside the shower room and crawl into the outside of the base. There they fight their way through thugs and an armoured convoy, with Maggie covering Gabe when a sniper ambushed him. However, Gabe also learns that Cordell has shut down the Agency due to his inability to secure the contents of Hold Five.

They arrive inside an airfield and infiltrate a plane. Gabe helps Maggie who is flying the craft find a transponder, but halfway through his assignment he finds Spetsnaz patrols trying to break into the cockpit. He prevents the breach and moves on, but cannot find the transponder. Eventually he sees Kudrenko, who challenges him to a duel to the death. Logan kills Kudrenko and then a NATO escort directs Maggie to land the plane in a Syrian airstrip.

Cordell accosts Logan upon the plane landing, capturing Maggie and taking her into custody. He tells Logan to retire, saying that the business contains too many secrets. Gabe listens to him at first, but a note inside his apartment directs him to Tommy's Boxing Gym in downtown Langley, Virginia . While Trinidad watches him, Gabe goes into the gym and finds Teresa. She informs him that she set up a backup communications center in the gym since Cordell put the Agency out of commission. She also give Gabe the information he needs - Cordell is planning to bombard hidden caves in the desert, where Lian is held. Gabe goes to the desert and helps a tank commander who lost his allies to the enemies, who happen to be Bitar's thugs. Along the way to Bitar's bunker, Gabe finds evidence that Cordell ordered a squad of Desert Scorpions to jump into enemy territory, but due to his haste, the Scorpions parachuted in broad daylight, causing a massacre when anti aircraft artillery cut them down.

Gabe and the tank commander eventually arrive at a bridge, where they clear out the enemy patrols. As they make their way across the bridge, Gabe sees C4 explosives set on it. While he hurriedly has the tank back off, the bombs go off, sending Logan and the tank into the canyon below. Gabe somehow survives the ambush but the tank commander is presumably killed.

Logan wakes up to the sound of gunfire and kills the enemy patrols trying to eliminate him. He makes his way to a series of overhead ledges and helps a Special Op crew call in air strikes to destroy the turrets guarding Bitar's bunker. When the artillery is destroyed, the Special Op leads Gabe to a demolitions expert Boomer. They eliminate the enemy threat while Boomer sets up C4 at a door to let Gabe into the base. Both take cover, but Boomer seemingly dies.

Gabe finds incriminating evidence on Cordell wanting the weapon inside the base. He goes on to find Lian and rescues her. They escape from the base but find that Malak, another of Bitar's elites, is waiting to ambush them. They eliminate him using electronic weapons to disable his armour then they shoot him. When they return, Gabe hands the proof to Cordell and the latter is taken into custody.

Logan goes to Bitar's dam and Lian helps him provide a diversion. Gabe destroys the power substations and uses a keycard to access the spillway but Lian has disobeyed her orders. She goes in to find Shen while Gabe goes on with the mission. He destroys turbines to disable the dam further and eliminates troops equipped with antistatic armour.

He travels deeper into the dam complex and discovers evidence that Trinidad is inside the compound. He finds her inside the crane control room and threatens to shoot her, so she gives him an access code that will override the crane's security mechanisms allowing him to manually control it. After Logan enters the code, he unties her despite Teresa's warnings to leave her alone. She escapes from Logan, but he is too busy to catch her. Instead, he operates the crane and destroys the door.

He heads to another wing of the compound and accesses the charge room. Bitar sees him and escapes with one device leaving Shen behind. Logan works with him and removes the X - Z - 2 devices from the machinery. Eventually they meet up with Lian while Gabe finds Bitar.

He sees Bitar on a cargo elevator and procures one such lift to chase the enemies. He shoots hydraulic tanks to slow down Bitar and finds him almost invulnerable due to his antistatic armour, so he shoots the X-Z-2 causing an explosion that kills Bitar.

Eventually, Shen commits suicide to avoid capture by the Chinese CSS agent, Trinidad. Gabe considers retiring after the ordeal due to the nature of their work, only for fellow IPCA agent Lawrence Mujari to be killed and Teresa to be wounded by Trinidad, while an injured Gabe kills her in turn. Lian gives Gabe CPR, leaving the fates of the bulk of the Agency unknown.


Act I Pirates of Somalia  · Going Under  · Ocean's Five  · Sea of Darkness
Act II What Lies Below  · Depths of Darkness  · Dead Currents  · Drowning
Act III Missing Friends  · Found Enemies  · Nowhere To Run
Act IV Trinidad  · Into The Cold  · Deadly Cargo
Act V Operation Canyon Storm  · Our Hidden Past  · Desert Flames
Act VI The Long Descent  · Powerless  · Disintegration  · Leading The Blind  · With Violent Intent
Bonus Stages Killing Time  · Lian's First Time  · Shadowed  · Behind The Scenes  · Left Behind


The New Cover System

 As with Dark Mirror, Logan's Shadow is a third person shooter game that includes elements of stealth and firepower. Underwater levels, which have never been seen before, make an appearance with special weapons (such as harpoon rifles, bolt cannons and other firearms), puzzles and 3D movement. Blind fire makes an appearance which allows the player to shoot from cover that forces the enemies to run to cover.

Online Shutdown

As of June 27, 2012[1], Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow online feature was shut down, as well as Syphon Filter: Combat Ops and Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror Online.


  • This is the first Syphon Filter not to be based off a virus plotline, but rather it follows conspiracies and double agents.
  • In the cover page, Logan is seen holding an M4 with ACOG and foregrip .
  • This is the first game to introduce underwater combat.
  • If the player kills Surgeyev without breaching the reactor's core in Dead Currents, he can receive the Hidden Evidence called 'Surgeyev'.



Main Characters Anton Girdeux  · Edward Benton  · Erich Rhoemer  · Gabriel Logan  · Jonathan Phagan  · Lian Xing  · Mara Aramov  · Thomas Markinson
Minor Characters Alec Kabanov  · Ellis  · Jenkins  · Jorge Marcos  · Pavel Kravitch  · Richard Erikson  · Vince Hadden  · Vladislav Gabrek
Enemies Georgia Street Terrorists  · Flaming Enemy  · Girdeux's Terrorists  · Pharcom Bodyguards
Organizations Black Baton  · CBDC  · Pharcom  · The Agency
Missions Georgia Street  · Destroyed Subway  · Main Subway Line  · Washington Park  · Freedom Memorial  · Expo Center Reception  · Expo Center Dinorama  · Rhoemer's Base  · Base Bunker  · Base Tower  · Base Escape  · Rhoemer's Stronghold  · Stronghold Lower Level  · Stronghold Catacombs  · Pharcom Warehouses  · Pharcom Elite Guards  · Warehouse 76  · Silo Access Tunnels  · Tunnel Blackout  · Missile Silo
Weaponry 9mm  · .45  · Air Taser  · BIZ-2  · C4 Explosive  · Combat shotgun · G-18  · Gas Grenade Grenade  · HK-5  · K3G4 Assault Rifle  · M-16  · M-79  · Nightvision rifle  · PK-102  · Shotgun  · Sniper Rifle
Gadgets Card Key  · Flak Jacket  · Flashlight  · Viral Antigen  · Viral Scanner
Vehicles UH-60 Blackhawk
Conflicts Washington D.C. Attack  · First Investigation of PHARCOM  · Destruction of Rhoemer's Base  · Sabotage of Rhoemer's Cathedral  · Kazakhstan Missile Incident
Transcipts Georgia Street  · Destroyed Subway  · Main Subway Line  · Washington Park  · Freedom Memorial  · Expo Center Reception  · Expo Center Dinorama  · Rhoemer's Base  · Base Bunker  · Base Tower  · Base Escape  · Rhoemer's Stronghold  · Stronghold Lower Level  · Stronghold Catacombs  · Pharcom Warehouses  · Pharcom Elite Guards  · Warehouse 76  · Silo Access Tunnels  · Tunnel Blackout  · Missile Silo
Main Characters Dillon Morgan  · Elsa Weissinger  · Gabriel Logan  · Jason Chance  · Lawrence Mujari  · Lian Xing  · Lyle Stevens  · Mara Aramov  · Steven Archer  · Teresa Lipan  · Thomas Holman  · Thomas Markinson  · Uri Gregorov
Minor Characters Carter  · Colorado Bridge Bombing Commander  · Davies  · Derek Falkan  · Dobson  · Eschelman  · Ferguson  · Gershon  · Imposter Gregorov  · John Ramirez  · Jonathan Phagan  · Kowalski  · Mr. Cochran  · Shi-Hao  · Thompson  · Unnamed Airman  · Unnamed Doctor  · Vince Hadden  · Vladimir Nedobryi
Missions Colorado Mountains  · McKenzie Airbase Interior  · Colorado Interstate 70  · I-70 Mountain Bridge  · McKenzie Airbase Exterior  · Colorado Train Ride  · Colorado Train Race  · C-130 Wreck Site  · Pharcom Expo Center  · Morgan  · Moscow Club 32  · Moscow Streets  · Volkov Park  · Gregorov  · Aljir Prison Break-In  · Aljir Prison Escape  · Agency Bio-Lab  · Agency Bio-Lab Escape  · New York Slums  · New York Sewer  · Finale
Locations Club 32  · McKenzie Airbase  · Rocky Mountains, Colorado
Terrorists Spooks  · Unit one
Multiplayer Abandoned Bank  · Catacombs  · Kazakhstan Warehouses  · New York Garage  · New York Slums  · Park Hedge Maze  · Park Jungle Gym  · Pharcom Expo Center (multiplayer)  · Rooftops (multiplayer)  · Small Village (multiplayer)
Weaponry .45  · 9mm  · 12 Gauge  · Air Taser  · BIZ-2  · C-4 Explosive  · Combat Knife  · Crossbow  · G-18  · H11  · Hand Taser  · HK-5  · Incendiary Grenade  · K3G4 Assault Rifle  · M-16  · M-79  · Nerve Gas Grenade  · Nightvision rifle  · PK-102  · Sniper Rifle  · Tear Gas Launcher  · The Flame-Thrower  · UAS-12  ·
Gadgets Binoculars  · Camera Scrambler  · Cellular Modem  · Flak Jacket  · Flashlight  · Nightvision Goggles  · Transponder Locator
Vehicles C-130 Hercules  · F-22 Raptor
Conflicts Raid on the C-130 Wreckage  · Escape from Mackenzie Air Force Base  · Second Investigation of PHARCOM  · Meeting with Uri Gregorav imposter  · Rescue of Uri Gregorav  · Search for Syphon Filter antidote  · Escape from New York City
Main Characters Gabriel Logan  · Lian Xing
Minor Characters Ellis  · Nigel Cummings  · Silvers
Missions Hotel Fukushima  · Costa Rican Plantation  · C5 Galaxy Transport  · Pugari Gold Mine  · Pugari Complex  · Kabul Afghanistan  · S.S. Lorelei  · Aztec Ruins  · Waterfront  · Docks Final Assault  · Convoy  · The Beast  · Australian Outback  · St. George Australia  · Paradise Ridge  · Militia Compound  · Underground Bunker  · Senate Building  · DC Subway
Weaponry .45  · 9mm  · Air Taser  · AU300 Heavy Barrel  · BIZ-2  · Combat Knife  · Crossbow  · Falcon  · G-18  · H11  · HK-5  · K3G4  · M-16  · M-79  · MARS  · Nightvision rifle  · PK-102  · Shotgun  · Spyder  · Tear Gas Launcher  · UAS-12
Multiplayer maps Afghanistan  · Computer center  · Izmalavio Park  · McKenzie Air Force Base  · Paradise Ridge  · Rhoemer's Stronghold  · S.S. Lorelei  · Training Simulator  ·
Multiplayer characters Agency operative  · Anton Girdeux  · Bag Lady  · CBDC operative  · Corpse  · Elsa Weissinger  · Erich Rhoemer  · Evil scientist  · Gabe Logan  · John Ramirez  · Jonathan Phagan  · Jorge Marcos  · Lawrence Mujari  · Lian Xing  · Mara Aramov  · Military Police  · Monk  · Ninja Gabe  · Russian Bodyguard  · Spook  · SWAT Officer  · Teresa Lipan  · Terrorist  · Unit One  · Uri Gregorov  · Virtual test subject  · Vladislav Gabrek
Minigame types Assassination  · Biathlon  · Demolition  · Elimination  · Thief
Minigame maps China Exhibit  · Colorado Bridge  · D.C. Subway  · Military Base  · New York Slums  · Phagan's Warehouse  · Rhoemer's Fortress  · Washington Park  · Whispering Woods Mortuary
Conflicts Assassination of Shi Hao  · Costa Rican Incident  · Investigation of Pugari Complex  · Soviet-Afghan War  · First Destruction of the SS Lorelei  · Investigation of Erich Rhoemer  · Abduction of Elsa Weissenger  · Assassination of Commander Silvers  · Paradise Ridge Incident  · Attempted Apprehension of Mara Aramov
Main Characters Gabriel Logan  · Lawrence Mujari  · Lian Xing  · Mara Aramov  · Teresa Lipan
Minor Characters Alima Haddad  · Andre Proust  · Elsa Weissinger  · Gary Stoneman  · Gina Hunter  · Imani Gray  ·Jean Fournier  · Maggie Powers  · Mikhail Pulikovsky  · Mikhas Ivankhov  · Oleg Petrenko  · Rodion Ushakov  · Soren Masson  · Vladik Savin  · Vladimir Zhidkov  · William Crusher  · Yegor Leonov  · Yuschenko
Missions IPCA European Command: Training Centre  · Carthage, Michigan: Quarantine Zone  · Carthage, Michigan: Warehouse District  · Carthage, Michigan: Carthage Mall  · Pescara, Italy: St Cetteo's Square  · Mazyr, Belarus: Krivorozhstal Mill  · Mazyr, Belarus: Belaya Vezha  · Tash, Kumyr, Kyrgysztan: Saydahmat's Village  · Sana'a, Yemen: Arms Bazaar  · Sana'a, Yemen: Taherir Palace  · Minsk, Belarus: International University  · Samaschki, Chechnya: Ivankov's Home  · North Atlantic: Lorelei Salvage Rig  · Tokyo, Japan: Murukawa Tower  · Taguang, Myanmar: Irawaddy Basin  · Zurich, Switzerland: Niculescu Funds Tower  · Budva, Montenegro: Niculescu's Villa Estate  · Kiev, Ukraine: Chechen Terrorist Base
Organizations IPCA
Weaponry Beta Weapons  · C11  · China Type 56  · Combat shotgun  · FAL  · FAMAS  · G 33E  · GAWS 12 gauge  · K-BAR  · M1 Super 90  · Riot shotgun  · Shot Defender  · ShotHammer  · Silenced . 44  · Slug Defender  · SlugHammer  · SPA-12 shotgun  · SPA-15 shotgun  · Stava M70 B1  · SSG 550  · Sweeper 12 gauge
Conflicts ALA Assault on Carthage  · Assassination of Dimitri  · Sabotage of CDP Operations  · Transaction on Kyrgysztan  · Assault on Yemen  · Raid on Jandran's Labs  · Investigation of Chechen Genocide  · Second Destruction of the SS Lorelei  · Assault on Murukawa Industries  · Recovery of Imani Grey  · Raid on Meta Global Headquarters  · Raid on Niculescu's Estate  · Showdown with the CDP  · Assassination of Mara Aramov and Elsa Weissenger
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