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.
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.
Conclusion: To cut a long story short, Splinter Cell is one heck of a game. Possibly the best game of the year. No other title in 2002 can rival the technical excellence and the phenomenal game design I've witnessed in Splinter Cell. Immersing, gritty, intelligent and hella fun to play - that's Splinter Cell, people!
Cons: 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: 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: "Splinter Cell on ensiluokkainen toiminta-hiiviskely niin Xboxilla kuin PS2:llakin, joka sisältää mielenkiintoisia tehtäviä sen lyhyen yksinpelikampanjansa loppuun asti. Graafiselta toteutukseltaan peli on kummallakin koneella yksi tämän hetken hienoimpia pelejä sisältäen myös lähes fotorealistiset varjot ja valaistuksen(xboxilla).