Ha! I actually like 4E! That was the first time I actually got to organize some fantastic games, instead of just longingly reading over the rulebooks. Being more approachable meant I could introduce more of my newbie friends to the game! On that note, while they really shouldn't have used the Syndicate name, if you look at it as a new cyberpunk IP, the Syndicate shooter has some pros: beautiful aesthetic, some good writing tucked in the background, good sound design... but yeah, it ain't Syndicate.
The list is woefully incomplete (forgot to put Kings of Dragon Pass on there!), but yes, those are all spot-on! How could I forget Deus Ex! It's like... THE game!
Preeeetty sure we're talking about the Fasa Xbox version of Shadowrun, dogg. ^_^ But 4e was fun.
The Syndicate shooter had questionable writing in my opinion. The bad guy needs to stay bad.