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  • Summary: Infiltrate terrorists' positions, acquire critical intelligence by any means necessary, execute with extreme prejudice, and exit without a trace. In Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, you are Sam Fisher, a highly trained secret operative of the NSA's secret arm: Third Echelon. Suit up with the latest classified field operative gear and weapons as you travel through diverse mission objectives. The world's future is in your hands, as cyber terrorism and international tensions are about to explode into WWIII. Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. While it lacks 3-D graphics and an impressive use of lighting and shadows found in its predecessors, the stealthy action game still captures the thrill of modern espionage.
  2. While it may not be as complex as the GameCube version, it certainly does what it intends to do well.
  3. A good one all around, getting as much gameplay in to the tiny little cartridge as it can. I even find it got the difficulty about right--not too had, not too easy.
  4. 80
    A solid, good-looking, and fairly robust little stealth action game that sticks to the mission plan of its bigger console co-operative.
  5. The game has great graphics with terrific effects and smooth animation. [June 2003, p.140]
  6. 75
    The gameplay is really solid. It just doesn't feel like Splinter Cell, so calling it that seems a little misleading. [June 2003, p.42]
  7. All the pipe crawling and shadow sneaking give SC diversity other GBA adventures lack. [June 2003, p.127]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. TheodoreD.
    Oct 16, 2004
    10
    This game has great graphics, sound, Levels,and so on.
  2. SamFisher
    May 8, 2003
    10
    Best GBA Game Ever!!
  3. J.Valdez
    Jun 20, 2003
    8
    This game is fun for all the sneaking around but it is also a very short game! I beat this game within 2 short days of playing it. Not Enough shooting. Lost of sneaking around. I sold Splinter Cell and bought Zelda:link to the past for GBA "a awsome game" 10 Expand

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