ESRB Rating: Teen
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• Covert stealth-action game
• Realistic lighting, shadowing, animation, physics, and sound effects
• Diverse stealth techniques including sniping, split jumping, zip lining, rappelling, and using human shields
• Night/thermal vision goggles, prototype weapons and surveillance gear, and other exotic gear
• For 1 player
Amazon.com Product Description: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell grants players access to the highest echelons of national security, where shadowy operatives have the freedom to do whatever it takes to safeguard America. The player controls Sam Fisher, a field operative of a secretive black-ops NSA subagency called Third Echelon. Sam Fisher is geared up to infiltrate high-security strongholds, seize critical intelligence, destroy threatening data, and neutralize the enemy--all without leaving a trace.
From the Manufacturer: Infiltrate terrorists' position, acquire critical intelligence by any means necessary, execute with extreme prejudice, and exit without a trace! You are Sam Fisher, a highly trained secret operative of the NSA's secret arm: Third Echelon. The world balance is in your hands, as cyber terrorism and international tensions are about to explode into WWIII.
...this game is amazing!, November 13, 2002
Reviewer: crimsonblur from Seattle, WA
Wow, I just played the demo. I got the XBOX Mag. from the bookstoer and I couldn't stop playing, right up until I had to run off to class. Good LORD, the graphics are outragiously awesome! I mean, the demo is just one short mission, and I kept playing it over and over again, each time completing it in a different way and it never got boring, I want to go play it again, right after Seinfeld is over. Anyway, if I can play the DEMO over and over again and have fun with each part of it, the full game HAS to be the best XBOX game so far. Halo 2 will probably beat it, but that's not until sometime 2003!
SAM FISHER+JOANNA DARK ,SAM FISHER + JOANNA DARK, November 13, 2002
Reviewer: jbest48 from NC, USA
REMEMBER PERFECT DARK FOR N64? I STILL HAVE IT AND IT MY FAV. GAME ON N64. WHY AM I COMPARING PERFECT DARK TO SPLINTER CELL? WELL, TO ME SPLINTER CELL SOUNDS A LIL BIT LIKE PERFECT DARK. AND I WOULD LOVE TO FIND OUT THAT TOM CLANCY AND RARE ARE OR WOULD CONSIDER WORKING ON A SEQUEL FEATURING JOANNA DARK AND SAM FISHER. IF THEY WOULD THEY SHOULD MAKE IT SO YOU CAN SWITCH BACK AND FORTH ON THE FLY JUST LIKE IN RESIDENT EVIL ZERO AND MAKE THE ENVIROMENTS AND WORLDS LIKE THEY WERE WITH ELDER SCROLLS 3 AND MAKE THE GRAPHICS ENGINE BASED ON DEAD OR ALIVE 3. THIS IS MY DREAM GAME FROM TOM CLANCY AND RARE. I HOPE THEY THINK ABOUT THIS IDEA. HOW COOL WOULD IT BE IF THEY DID MAKE THIS GAME?????
Druff is a MGS troll......Splinter Cell Rocks!!!, November 10, 2002
Reviewer: ansymo from Ypsilanti, MI United States
I've played the Demo of Splinter Cell and I've played the full version of MGS:2, I'll just say that the demo of Splinter Cell blows MGS:2 away! Everything about Splinter Cell is GREAT! Lighting, graphics, and something that MGS:2 didn't have......a good story line! You won't find the character (Sam Fisher) fighting ninjas or.......vampires, or talking to his girlfriend about what they did on their first date. If you like the sort of stuff then get MGS:2. If you want a "real world" plot, then get Splinter Cell.
Awesome game., November 8, 2002
Reviewer: Pete Smolar from Oro Valley, AZ USA
I just got my demo in the mail from X-Box mag. I must say the demo is outstanding, I have never seen a game so realistic. Like when you walk in a room there was a man behind some curtins. If he hears you he will some out, watch the way the shadows and curtin react. The real time lighting is a major step in video games. I have played the demo about 20 times and plan to buy the game...
Just played the demo, November 7, 2002
Reviewer: chip1978 from Little Rock, AR
The demo for this game is avalible now. And let me just say: wow!
The graphics are astounding. You can switch between normal, infared, and nightvision views.
The freedom to interact in the environment is amazing. You can throw cans to distract enemy patrols. You can jump up and hide in hallways.
My only beef with the game is the controls. For anyone who's played Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six series, you'll understand what I'm talking about. Shooting is difficult. Fortunately, the sneaking element is more important in this game.
This is one of the few games for x-box that's reality based. There's no invisible ninjas, no android marines, just a lot of really high-tech toys.
I'll be in line to get this game when it comes out!
Great game! Not sure what "Druff" was thinking..., November 7, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from washington
Druff called this game "horrible. Very horrible." This is untrue. Splinter Cell is one of a kind. Metal Gear Solid 2: Subtance, is good, I don't deny that, but Splinter Cell is better in every aspect. In Splinter Cell, you can interrogate civillians, use human shields, and many other original things. Hey you don't have to take my word for it. Look at the XBOX Magazine. Splinter Cell was rated 9.6 (out of 10) and on the cover it states [Splinter Cell] "BETTER THAN METAL GEAR!" Splinter Cell is the new king of stealth games, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Believe the hype!, November 7, 2002
Reviewer: Brad from Atlanta Ga.
Quit reading these reviews and go out and get your own copy now!! This game is that good... This game had me grinning from ear to ear. It's been a long time since I have played a game that I actually slowed myself down to enjoy the experience. Look at the sreenshots, read the hype, and forget any negative reviews coming from jealous PS2 fans. This is a must own game for your Xbox or PC game collection. Period. 5 stars!
Splinter Cell... truly redefining the stealth genre, November 6, 2002
Reviewer: icantfindanunusednikname from Phelan, CA United States
This game is amazing. It is by far more steathly than Metal Gear Solid, and has much more gameplay depth and options than MGS. I would recommend this game to anyone, except those who have it in their mind that MGS is the best game/series ever made and who have no intent on letting any other game, no matter how good it is, take its place. But in my opinion, Splinter Cell does just this, blows MGS out of the water.