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GF Rating
8.2

621 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Poor poor Sam...

posted by morgan72 (STRATFORD, CT) Nov 5, 2006

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Member since Oct 2006

8 out of 13 gamers (62%) found this review helpful

This is the one title I anxiously awaited more than any other, unfortunately it didn't live up to what I built it up to be in my head. Don't get me wrong, if it was a stand alone title, it would have been great, but as a 'Splinter Cell' sequel I think it fell short. The Splinter Cells have been my favorites by far since the XBOX came out, and while Double Agent continued on with many of the great aspects of the game, it did little improve on any of it, and actually took some of the best parts away for portions of the game. While the branching storyline was nice, the inability to get the correct gear, or properly functioning gear just didn't make any sense and actually became annoying (when you see the flickering night-vision you'll understand). You have no control of your load out (equipment) as in the past, and you're hampered by a "trust meter" throughout the game. Again, if you're the regular player its a fun game, packed with everything the genre has to offer, but if you're a 'Splinter Cell' fan, don't be in a rush to pay full price.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Rebel with a Cause

posted by TheBauc1 (MOBILE, AL) Nov 2, 2006

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Member since Jan 2006

6 out of 10 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

This game is excellent in many ways. Like the other SC games before it, there's awesome multiplayer. You can pull off even more spy moves will Sam. The story was interesting (someone very close to Sam dies). You end up doing missions for both sides of the fight. That's right, super cool loyal spy Sam Fisher helps the terrorists. The level design is okay, some areas are great but others are uninteresting. The controls worked well for me and the AI was challenging and smart. Now back to the multiplayer. There's some new games including deathmatch and team deathmatch, YEAH BOY!!! This game is great especially if you already love Splinter Cell. I give it a 8, out of 10.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Good...IF you like other Splinter Cell games!

posted by Greydawg (GREENVILLE, SC) Oct 27, 2006

Member since Oct 2006

6 out of 10 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

I have seen both the 360 and regular XBOX versions versions, and to be honest, I think they look very similar on an HDTV with the correct connections. I'm not saying the 360 version doesn't look better than the XBOX version, but the differences are negligible enough that it's difficult to be excited enough about the 360 version to pay $12 more for it over the XBOX version. I have always loved the series, but I definitely spend more time in the single player parts of the game (I always have). With that said, I think the regular XBOX version is simply a better deal----the 360 version doesn't make me say, "wow, this is why it's a next-gen console," especially when you compare it to how great it looks on the regular XBOX (and yes, it does look great), even if it is missing one of the levels from the 360 version. Thankfully though, all of the best missions and options are still intact. By now I think everyone interested in reviews of the XBOX version have already read the reviews for the 360 version, which for whatever reason was released a week beforehand (hmmm, make note of the higher price tag and hype from a week of release before all other versions), but with that said it's still a good game, IF you like the Splinter Cell series so far.

My point? I like the Splinter Cell franchise---I always have. I like Tony Hawk games the same way------I like them so much, all it really takes to spark my interest (or $, in other words) is new levels and goals, and that's pretty much what Splinter Cell Double Agent delivers. The series as a whole is progressing more like Tony Hawk and the Burnout games rather than, say, Halo----the differences between the games aren't enough to call them sequels like Splinter Cell 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. and they are so similar to every other game in the franchise that they can run on cross-generation platforms well enough to merit their development for all these systems.

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