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Splinter Cell Review

Developer: Ubi Soft Montreal Publisher: Ubi Soft
Release Date: November 18, 2002 Also On: GCN, PS2 and Xbox

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell is a top contender for game of the year. You are Sam Fisher, a member of the C.I.A., playing through 15 missions full of challenge and strategy. The game has amazing graphics with real time shadow effect not seen in most games.

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Splinter Cell is truly easy to play. It controls almost like Halo with a couple different controls. Halo players will feel at home. Other players will like the easy controls as well. But the younger players will keep wondering why they are losing because they don’t understand what to do in the games. The game is easy enough for people to pick up and play without too much difficulty.

The graphics on Splinter Cell are great. Your character has massive details on his body head to toe. Even the enemies have the same details. The game casts real-time shadow affects that not only reflect Sam Fisher, but the people and other objects around him making it seem that much more real. The walls on building look well and the creators didn’t skip on the detail of the sky and the ground. These graphics may be a preview of what is in store for all games.

The sound in this action thriller is amazing. The voice acting is great and you can hear echoes in rooms. The enemies talk about things on the side which kind of alerts you to their presence. This is great to know when planning where you are going through the level without setting off the alarms. The guns echo as well and sound so real. With surround sound you would think you were right in the game.

The game has a creative storyline meant to challenge the games players in different ways. There are many games around that are like Splinter Cell, but none come close to the real thing.

Most people who own an Xbox will appeal to this because it has many elements game should have in shooters; Challenge, Puzzle, and difficulty. The eeriness of Tom Clancy’s stories will sink players in to play the game. People Young Teen to Adult will like playing the game.

Splinter Cell is a long game spanning over 20 hours, but the game doesn’t have many extras to keep people playing it. Most people though will keep playing the games levels until they get bored of it or something better and more challenging comes along. But all the power in the world, Except Halo and Doom, cannot match the power of Splinter Cell.

Graphics: 10
Sound: 9.5
Gameplay: 9.5
Creativity: 9
Replay Value/Game Length: 8.5
Final: 9.7
Written by Shawn Review Guide