Excerpt: Welcome to the world of espionage and covert operations that exists in Splinter Cell . Ubi Soft has once again put out a game that introduces new concepts and ideas into what would normally be a third-person shooter.
Conclusion: Overall, Ubi Montreal has done an admirable job on porting the game to the PC. For all intents and purposes, this is a very straightforward port with a lot of technical tweaks and some minor gameplay adjustments. There is still no multiplayer support, but the replay value is certainly increased by the fact that you will probably be compelled to finish the game on "hard," too.
Pros: An excellent PC adaptation of an awesome console title;, Everything;
Cons: The PC version definitely had more potential that could've been realized if this was a PC game from the get go (even better physics, AI). You definitely need a very powerful rig to run Splinter Cell at maximum detail., I'm yet to think of a serious downside to this game. Possibly a few odd AI glitches and some rather hard-to-detect important gameplay clues.
Excerpt: It's no surprise to anyone who has read my reviews and commentaries that I am a huge Metal Gear fan. Something about tactical espionage and stealth infiltration just piques my interest. Nothing is more suspenseful than sneaking up on an unsuspecting guard, where the slightest noise could mean the difference between taking a hostage or being a corpse.
Excerpt: Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to enter the boots of Sam Fisher. A highly skilled commando and one man army, Sam is recruited by the NSA to join a new, top secret branch of the organization called Third Echelon. As the organization’s main operative, Sam is tasked with intervening or eliminating geopolitical instability and potential nuclear threats, often placing him in dangerous situations around the world.
Excerpt: 2002 has been a great year for gaming. It’s nearing the end, but there are still awesome new titles to be played. The fact that Splinter Cell was released later in Europe than in the US has annoyed a lot of people, including me, but now it’s finally out. Splinter Cell has been in development for quite a while, and the final product is nothing short of spectacular.
Excerpt: Finally, there is game that begs us to use our intelligence. Tom Clancy's authentic stealth action game, Splinter Cell, is the closest to perfection gamers will see for a very long time. Unlike Clancy's previous group strategy shooters, Splinter Cell is a lonewolf title, sending you in alone to accomplish the impossible. And, unlike Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, running in guns a blazin' is not an option.
Excerpt: Serious Sam: The Terrorist Encounter After the disappearance of two of the best NSA agents in the Former Soviet Republic of Georgia, a secret government security agency called ‘Third Echelon’ recruits the help of a convert ops veteran, Sam Fisher, to investigate. As he delves into the mystery as a Splinter Cell - one operative backed up by a remote team, a plot to systematically wipe out the US using digital warfare is brought to light.
Excerpt: Here’s the situation, take out the lights, switch on the night goggles, sneak up on a unsuspecting guard and pop him a bullet, quickly hide his body before his fellow guards find him and you and that’s Splinter Cell. Now before you utter the words “Metal Gear Solid” this game is and isn’t Metal Gear Solid, but it is also so much more than Metal Gear Solid.
Excerpt: Querem ficar a conhecer o melhor jogo do ano? Então digam olá a Splinter Cell! Para não perder tempo, vamos directos ao assunto: agarrem na carteira, vistam um casaco e dirijam-se ao dealer mais próximo. Depois, aguentem a intempérie, superem o frio e ultrapassem a fome, enquanto esperam pacientemente pelo dia 28 de Novembro. Acreditem em nós? não é caso para menos. Splinter Cell é, sem margem para dúvidas, o melhor jogo de 2002!