Splinter Cell (2002)

Video Game  |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  17 November 2002 (USA)
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Stealth-mission expert Sam Fisher searches for two US agents in a former Soviet republic and soon uncovers a plot involving a nuclear device.

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Sam Fisher is an elite Black-Ops agent called the Splinter Cell. When two government operatives undercover in Georgia go missing, Sam is sent in by the Third Echelon to investigate. He discovers that the Georgian president is conspiring with mercenaries and computer experts for some kind of master plan, and despite Sam interrogating various involved members, he has a hard time getting further information, until its too late. What follows is a maelstrom of conspiracies, political backstabs, and complete pandemonium. Written by Kerwin Tsang

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Since the game takes place in late 2004, then the events of the game happen during a U.S. presidential election. However, no mention of the election is made on any of the news stories nor during any of President Bowers' speeches. It can be assumed that since Bowers was serving as U.S. President both prior to the election date and in subsequent games, he was reelected during the game. See more »

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Knocking out a guard obviously makes a lot more noise than shooting him, even though its supposed to be the stealthier way. The game's explanation is that other guards can hear him groan when shot, but they don't seem to hear the noises made when you knock him out (he still groans, and then hits the floor rather hard). See more »

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Lambert: Sounds like we found the subdermals.
Sam Fisher: I get nervous when the bad guys start making 'blood' jokes.
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Written by Ken Jordan, Scott Kirkland & Tom Morello
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A great game and a revolution in gaming in general
11 December 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Sam Fisher is a CIA Black Ops Agent codenamed "Splinter Cell" who is recruited to infiltrate the Georgian government in an effort to locate two missing US spies. He soon uncovers a political conspiracy involving presidents, hackers and so on and so forth.

Games are not known for their plots but to be honest "Splinter Cell" has a pretty good one - it's a good starting place for a Tom Clancy novel and one can imagine that Clancy had the idea once, considered it unworthy compared to his other stuff and tossed it aside and later decided to use it as a game. It's never expanded upon fully as most of the time is actually spent on gameplay, not plot...but it does have one of the best video game stories of all time.

I liked the voicework by everyone's favorite villain from "Total Recall" (Michael Ironside) but the best part of this game was the beautiful rich textures and actual gameplay. In "Splinter Cell" you do stuff I've never seen in other games - stalking villains instead of shooting them. I do like shoot-'em-ups but it's come to a point now where new stuff is welcomed - and this is great! You can climb through windows, pick locks, open doors, stalk people, grab them, interrogate them, hold them at gunpoint (and use this as a neat defensive trick when surrounded by numerous villains), etc - and instead of just using a lockpick, for example, you really do pick the lock by pressing keys on the computer keyboard! And to open doors you don't just walk up to one, you have to manually push it open.

The graphics are great, fluid movements on characters...one of the best games of all-time!


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