Syphon Filter 3 was the third of the series and is a sequel to Syphon Filter 2. It was released in 2001, and it was one of the games released on the PS1, instead of PS2, which became more common this year. This game is mostly about the Syphon Filter and the main operatives' history and stopping the Syphon Filter virus.
Syphon Filter 3

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Release Date: 2001

Format: Playstation

Preceeded By: Syphon Filter 2

Followed By: Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain

Plot sypnosis

Gabe, Mujari, and Lian are mourning Teresa Lipan in Whispering Woods. Hadden is then seen talking to Aramov, who complains that with administration pulls, he could end it. Hadden responds by saying he has other plans for Gabe Logan, that hearings have been scheduled and that he has to blame someone.

At the Senate house in Washington D.C., Mujari and Lian are standing outside in a hallway while Gabe is inside talking to Hadden. Hadden tells Gabe his own version of the Syphon Filter Virus situation, saying that "There is no conspiracy, no arms consortium, only a traitor. Acting alone, or with his friends". He then asks Gabe if he has ever assassinated a world leader, Gabe says no, but remembers a mission in Tokyo in which he shot Shi Hao from across the street in a hotel.

In the first flashback, Gabe is dropped off at a hotel, where Lian tells him that he has to go to room 413. Gabe goes up to the desk and asks for the key. He then goes to the elevator. After a talk with the elevator attendant about the weather, Gabe goes to the room. He receives a transmission from Lian to get his equipment from the bathtub.

Gabe gets his equipment and goes to the window. He aims carefully for Shi Hao, who is currently in a meeting/interrogation with the JRA. Gabe watches as they are beating a man. He takes the shot, only after eliminating the rooftop sniper, and kills Shi Hao. Shi Hao's highest ranking lieutenants and other men in the building rush to attack Gabe, but he takes them out easily.

JRA members have entered the hotel and have captured the daughter of a Japanese official hostage. Gabe eliminates most if not all of the grunts and, in the process, gets an explosive round shotgun from the man who took the beating across the street. He rescues the daughter of the Japanese official. Logan leaves the hotel and Lian tells him that hearings have been scheduled.

The second mission is also a flashback. In it, Gabe details the events leading up to the D.C. incident in 1999. Gabe and Lian were sent to Central America in Costa Rica to meet with Ellis, who was undercover, infiltrating the ranks of Rhoemer.

Gabe and Lian were airdropped into the area, but were separated with two soldiers in between them. After they meet up, they notice several automated gun emplacements. Gabe and Lian are only able to take out the emplacements with grenades, and at the second emplacement, Lian runs out, forcing Gabe to destroy the rest on his own.

Rhoemer has Anton Girdeaux set fire to all the plants in the area, and has Aramov kill Ellis. Gabe and Lian show up right after Ellis was killed. Gabe and Lian are told by Edward Benton to continue Ellis' mission. Gabe must secure 3 samples of the plants, and destroy Rhoemer's assault chopper; Lian must find out what the hell they were growing.

Gabe gets his samples, takes out the chopper, rescues two slaves and finally comes across a minefield. While he was collecting the samples, Lian tells him that Rhoemer was heading for a landing strip. Gabe crosses the minefield after several close calls. Benton tells Gabe to meet up with Lian. He ignores the order and heads for Rhoemer. Gabe procures a jeep and trails Rhoemer to his C-5 Galaxy transport. The former manages to get on and find the exact same type of armor he would find no more than a month later on Chance.

Gabe finds Rhoemer donning the armor. Gabe goes to the pilot, but is forced to let him live to keep the plane airborne. Gabe does the same thing to Rhoemer that he does later to Chance: he shoots the latter with a USAS-12. However, his enemy apparently has a parachute on, for he escapes from the cargo bay.

The next testimony for Hadden to hear which spans for two missions, is that of Mujari. Mujari explains the first time he came into contact with the Agency and the Syphon Filter virus. In 1984, Mujari was working with the ANC, in South Africa, to free repressed Africans. Mujari freed two slaves, saved his partner, Dejesus, destroyed the mines with explosives, spoke with Foreman Jones about the sick workers, and sent the transmission to HQ, which was normally Venik Smith's mission; he was killed by two soldiers when Mujari reached the Transmitter Tower. When a movie that shows him going down the elevator and looking at the sick workers, he tells Hadden in his testimony that he has "found [his] brothers, but [he] would not be setting them free."

We find that after the testimony that Mujari kept the South African samples, and Teresa Lipan, who was working in the WHO (World Health Organization), came to his lab and saw the South African sample. Hadden says that Mujari gave the virus to Teresa, but Mujari said that he "thought nothing of it," and that Teresa asked him to work on the virus in a lab. Hadden asked if he remembered which lab Teresa took Mujari to. Mujari replied "Of course. It was Pharcom."

When it was Lian's turn to testify, she tells about the events that happened in Kabul, Afghanistan during 1987. At the time of the event, she was gathering evidence of Soviet troop movements led by Uri Gregorov while she was an MSS agent. She was ambushed at one point by the Soviets, and was saved by a U.S. Army Ranger. The Ranger that saved her was none other than Gabe Logan. Gabe debriefed Lian on his mission to deliver weapons to the local rebels in the area, and Lian agreed to create a distraction for him.

While Lian was testifying, Gabe was doing a joint operation with an MI-6 team headed by Maggie Powers. They tracked a shipment of the Syphon Filter Virus in Dublin, Ireland and had objectives to destroy the ship in order to prevent the virus from falling to the wrong hands. He planted three explosives in three different cargo holds, and one decoy explosive in the engine room. Gabe also recovers the shipping manifest to find out where the virus came from.

Lian then started telling about her side of the operation in Costa Rica saying that Rhoemer had kidnapped an impressive list of world-renowned scientists and medical technicals to work at his labs. Benton ordered Lian to get the scientists out alive in order to find out whatever the plants were used for. She was also ordered to collect the physical sample of the virus, collect data disks, and destroy the seven computers that were inside. During the mission, we discover that Elsa Weissinger was one of Rhoemer's lab technicians. She was ordered by Rhoemer's men to tell where her mentor, Dr. Fried, was so her life would be spared. It's discovered that the plants were part of creating the Syphon Filter virus.

At the time of testifying about the Costa Rica operation, Gabe and the MI-6 team were under attack by the Irish Republic Army. The IRA discovered the Agency consortium's plans to drop off viral containers at this particular dockyard and already unloaded several truckloads of the virus while the bombs were planted on the ship. Gabe and the MI-6 team set out to prevent the trucks from the leaving the area. An MI-6 agent named Nigel Cummings was the double-agent of the IRA, and Gabe killed Nigel in self-defense, for the IRA agent attempted to run him over with a truck.

It was Gabe's turn to testify and he told about his mission to deliver the weapons to the rebels in Afghanistan during 1987. Gabe, Ellis, and Benton were the only survivors of a destroyed convoy. While Benton was driving the truck, Gabe and Ellis were repelling attacks from other Afghan rebel factions while clearing away all obstacles. Upon entering Kabul, Lian's diversion worked as the heavily guarded portion of their entrance was temporarily empty. Unfortunately, the rendezvous point had a Soviet T-64 tank guarding the town square. Gabe had to take out the tank using C-4 charges. Gabe then reveals to Hadden that Benton's contact was not an Afghan rebel but a Soviet agent. It turned out that Benton did not work for the CIA. He worked for the Agency which was supplying weapons to the Soviets. However, Benton shot the Soviet agent dead and ordered Ellis and Gabe to leave the weapons for the rebels. He recruited Gabe and Ellis into the Agency several years later.

While Gabe was testifying, Lian was working in the Tanami desert at Australia with tactical support provided by Maggie. The manifest recovered by Gabe led her to the desert and also found out that Dr. Elsa Weissenger was running the medical end of the operation. Lian intends to capture Elsa, take photographic evidence of genocide, sabotage the compound's communications systems, take out as many terrorists as possible, and save 6 aborigines. Upon Elsa's kidnapping, Lian forces Elsa to synthesise the vaccine after getting three compounds to make it. Before going off to save the villagers, Elsa gives Lian a data disk containing information about Mara Aramov as an insurance policy in case Aramov double-crossed her. Lian saves the villagers and kills Commander Silvers in the process. Elsa disappears when Lian returns to the chopper.

Hadden starts to accuse Gabe of killing Teresa Lipan, but Teresa herself barges in, arguing that Gabe is innocent because she faked her death. Hadden was shocked at her appearance. Teresa makes a testimony of what happened when she was an ATF agent in Western Montana, Paradise Ridge. She received a call from two FBI agents saying that they needed back-up in order to take down a militia sniper. Teresa provided back-up for the agents, but she ended up being in a middle of a conspiracy. It turned out that a militia survivalist named Earl Oakton was captured by the Agents and was executed in cold blood. The acclaimed FBI agents were corrupt N.S.A. agents who were hell-bent on killing the Oakton family just for picking up the satellite data, and one captured Teresa. Teresa's captor killed the executors and it was revealed that the disguised Gabe Logan was the one responsible for saving her life. Gabe is concerned about retrieving the data. Teresa does her best to save the militia men and her fellow ATF agents from the N.S.A. hitmen. She eventually meets up with Dusty and Debbie Oakton, recovers the satellite data, and extracts them from the area with Gabe.

At the end of the testimony, it turned out that Teresa was shadowing Hadden the entire time and found out that Mara Aramov was his accomplice. Gabe appears with federal agents with a warrant to arrest Hadden. Before any action could be taken, though, Aramov interrupts and shoots everyone in sight, but Gabe and Teresa escape danger. While Teresa monitors the wounded agents, Gabe attempts to pursue Aramov while saving captured federal agents. He was also searching for codes to disarm planted bombs mentioned by Mujari. After sending the codes to Mujari, Gabe continues his pursuit, eventually entering a subway train and shooting Aramov.

Upon Aramov's capture, Gabe is now directed the head of the Agency, which was eventually labed the I.P.C.A. Before Gabe, Lian, Lawrence, or Teresa could have a break, Mara Aramov escaped the hospital. Gabe however was more concerned about forming the I.P.C.A. knowing that he'll deal with Mara at another time. The ending clip shows that Mara recovers the shipment of the Syphon Filter virus from the S.S. Lorelei's wreckage.


  • Mission 1: Hotel Fukushima
  • Mission 2: Costa Rican Plantation
  • Mission 3: C5 Galaxy transport
  • Mission 4: Pugari Gold mine
  • Mission 5: Pugari Complex
  • Mission 6: Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Mission 7: S.S. Lorelei
  • Mission 8: Aztec Ruins
  • Mission 9: Waterfront
  • Mission 10: Docks Final Assault
  • Mission 11: Convoy
  • Mission 12: The Beast
  • Mission 13: Australian Outback
  • Mission 14: St. George Australia
  • Mission 15: Paradise Ridge
  • Mission 16: Militia Compound
  • Mission 17: Underground Bunker
  • Mission 18: Senate Building
  • Mission 19: DC Subway
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