Critic & User Reviews
GREAT Spy Game!
posted by Sensewu (VISALIA, CA) Jun 28, 2007
Member since Jun 2007
7 out of 7 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The graphics in this game aren't bad, for being an early Xbox release, the game actually looks decent. It runs really smooth, and has a good shadow effect allowing you to hide in the shadows to hide from enemies and so on.
The sound in this game is nothing great, since there isn't really much music during missions, just faint sounds here and there. And of course, the sound when you've been spotted, intense.
The controls in this game are really good and tightly controlled, its easy to maneuver. You can jump, crouch/crouch walk/run and run. You can hang onto poles to get across areas, and glide down zip lines etc. The game has a really good controls system.
Overall, I think the first Splinter Cell is one of the best in the series. Its original, has its own style that differentiates itself from other games in the same type of genre. The AI isn't too bad in this game, even though sometimes they seem to be stupid and get spooked for absolutely no reason lol but it doesn't bring down the game at all. The game also has a good list of missions and things to accomplish, some are easy, but as you progress, most of the missions get harder. Just a tip, some of the areas in the game take strategic planning beforehand, so most of the game you'll have to have some patience.
But I highly recommend this game to the hardcore gamer, or just casual gamer. Awesome game.
very good,but not as much as double agent
posted by bkdpatnode (LACEY, WA) May 25, 2011
Member since May 2011
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The splinter cell series is the best
posted by KillaKali (ANTIOCH, CA) Jun 22, 2006
Member since Apr 2006
8 out of 9 gamers (89%) found this review helpful
PLEASE READ BEFORE RENTING OR WRITING A REVIEW!!!
posted by Maverik707 (NEW BERLIN, WI) Feb 24, 2007
Member since Feb 2007
6 out of 7 gamers (86%) found this review helpful
On the other hand, if you are a gamer who likes being stealthy and thinking your way through a game, I WOULD DEFINATELY RECOMMEND THIS GAME!! You can't just run through all the levels and shoot-em'-up, you have to sneak around without being seen, shoot out lights, use distractions to move guards from their posts, and stick to the shadows. The fact that you can sneak up behind enemies and grab them and force them to cooperate is pretty cool, too.
As if this wasn't enough, there are three more games in the series... So once you begin you'll be able to continue your stealthy gaming...
PEICE OF GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!
posted by SHRIMP (CYPRESS, TX) Oct 11, 2006
Member since Aug 2005
2 out of 16 gamers (12%) found this review helpful
recommend: no way
The best game ever
posted by JTorigin (BLUE SPRINGS, MO) Jul 5, 2009
Member since Jul 2009
and the new one is exclusive to xbox 3600 no ps3
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
posted by zenubio (FARMINGTON, MN) Jan 18, 2009
Member since Aug 2003
For it's time the graphics are amazing. Sound cues are great. There's some annoyances though that keep me from giving it a spectacular rating.
I realize the name of the game is stealth, but there were plenty of opportunities when even if the guard heard me, I could have bum rushed him before tripping an alarm.
I also felt like there was only one way to do many things. There were plenty of situations where I would have loved to try different scenarios, but the game had pre-programmed one successful route.
Again if you are patient and can deal with some of the glitches this can be a pretty amazing game. It's AWESOME when a guard is standing right next to you in the dark and doesn't see you.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell review
posted by nonstop199 (SAMOA, CA) Jul 4, 2008
Member since Mar 2008
Buy this game now!!!
posted by sephirothg (TWIN FALLS, ID) Jun 14, 2007
Member since Aug 2006
A Definite Tom Clancy Classic
posted by Daniel (HEMET, CA) Apr 23, 2007
Member since Jul 2005
Anyway. The game was an instant classic when it was released. The graphics and sound were both revolutionary, and its sound was top-notch except for Lambert's voice. Sounds like he's trying to make everything cliche or something.
The only thing stopping me from giving Splinter Cell a 10 was the twitchy AI. Sometimes it could see you, sometimes it didn't, and "What was that noise? I'm going to check it out" system was flawed. It did it's job, but only too well. The AI would follow you wherever you went for about 10 seconds, then go back to his assigned duty. Happened in Pandora Tomorrow, too, though it wasn't as bad.
9/10 because it's a totally badass game that took things to the next level.
Splinter Cell has a splinter
posted by Millmen (AUSTIN, TX) Feb 18, 2007
Member since Feb 2007
IF YOU DON'T LIKE THIS GAME........
posted by twinkie (RENO, NV) Jul 6, 2006
Member since Jun 2005