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GF Rating
8.2

1674 ratings

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Fair Nothing To Write Home About

posted by MrNutJob (VENICE, CA) Jan 5, 2014

Member since May 2013

A bit surprised at the over 8 point score from most here... The Main Solo Mission was fair but Sam Fisher sure could use an Enema! Talk about Stiff, in fact the whole 'crew' of this new Splinter Cell seemed more Officious than a Cabinet meeting at the White House. These folks operating outside of the law even disobey the President! Talk about Stars and Stripes.

I think too many liberties were taken here in the Story, I think we should start reviewing CONTENT more and not worry about the Gameplay so much.

All this 'Side Mission' stuff is just another way of saying: "I couldn't handle the Real Story, so let me give them all this as well..."

Essentially this one is good looking but not in keeping with the Splinter Cell from last time in Vegas.

I don't really need the Go USA thing and all...

I can catch that on CNN.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

one of the best games ive ever played

posted by gunznbutta (MECHANICSBURG, PA) Jan 3, 2014

Member since Aug 2012

i honestly thought this was one of the best gamess ive ever played!controlles were perfect,graphics great. awsome game didnt wanna put it down after i started playing.i loved it so much i think i played for 12 hours at one point. theres so manny ways u can do the missions so u r never board.i recomend u buy this game!it has a very high replay value! GET THIS GAME!! you will b impressed!!!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Fun SP, unique MP finally honed in

posted by Bailey117 (PEORIA, IL) Dec 30, 2013

Member since Apr 2012

As a long-time fan of the series, it was a little difficult getting used to the "semi-reboot". (That is to say, events from past games have happened, but the main characters are MUCH younger, thinner, etc.) That being said, the gameplay was solid and attempts to accommodate multiple play styles (I would say its a STEP in the right direction for players who prefer run-n-gun vs. slow-n-steady stealth, but the game definitely prefers stealth). The plot is fairly intense and fun, as you'd expect from a Clancy-esque game.

However, at the end of the day it is similar to Conviction to me - which is to say a bit of a let down. Just when you think they will venture into some good territory and push limits/boundaries, the writers pull back. Its frustrating.

BUT, I think this game really shines in its SPIES VS MERCS multiplayer. I have tried this in the series over the last maybe decade when it debuted. NOW they have a real sweet mix and balance. I had a blast playing it. The new modes fix severe flaws: frequent respawns instead of dead-n-out, upgradeable suits & weapons, and everything feels quite balanced. The game really gets you to evaluate what abilities & gadgets you take into a match, to best suit the gadgets your opponents are using. For example, the mercs can be annoying with their remote-controlled drone and pick you out of a nice hiding spot. But this can be countered with EMP grenades... and so there are several strength/weakness trade-offs that make this game great!

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