The sequel to Syphon Filter (1999) takes place right after the first one. The Agency has apparently betrayed Gabe Logan and framed him for the Khazakstani ICBM missile launch containing the Syphon Filter virus that was destroyed by him. Upon that, they have captured his partner Lian Xing; who was infected with the virus. As Gabe and some fellow GI's seek refuge from the Agency, their plane is shot down in the Colorado Rockies where Gabe and Lian exchange story paths while in contact with their friend and ex-Agency operative Teresa Lipan.
Deadly espionage in a world held hostage!
Did You Know?
This is the only game in the series where Mara Aramov does not make an in-game appearance; she only appears in the cutscenes and multiplayer mode. See more
At the end of the game Mara Aramov, speaking with Vince Hadden, says that as the Secretary of State he will become president when the administration falls. This is factually erroneous as if the President and Vice President were to depart from office the Presidency would pass to the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Developers realized this and, when repeating the scene at the beginning of Syphon Filter 3 change the line from "become president" to "have the power." See more
[Logan learns that Archer is commanding a squad
I served with him in Guatemala. He was a young brown-noser bucking for promotion.
Well, it looks like he made it.
The credits end with Mara Aramov and the Secretary of State planning their next move against Gabe Logan, thus leaving the door open for a possible trilogy. See more
Scenes were cut from the final game, possibly for timing. These scenes can be retrieved by completing the first disk on hard mode. The following scenes include:
- Shi Hao demanding his shipment of the Syphon Filter virus from an unknown caller.
- Archer's Blackhawk helicopter swooping low over Gabe on the train in Colorado.
- Teresa and Gabe in Moscow, trying to start up their shot-up van in Moscow. Gabe gets out to push.
- A bag lady in New York pushes a shopping cart across the street and a limo (presumably Mara Aramov's) runs it over, knocking down the bag lady.