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  • Summary: Veteran agent Sam Fisher is back. But he's never faced an enemy like this before. To stop a devastating terrorist attack, he must infiltrate a vicious terrorist group and destroy it from within. For the first time ever, experience the relentless tension and gut-wrenching dilemmas of life as a double agent. As you infiltrate a terrorist organization in its American headquarters, you must carefully weigh the consequences of your actions. Kill too many criminals and you'll blow your cover. Hesitate too long and millions will die. Do whatever it takes to complete your mission, but get out alive. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. On par with the 360 version of the same name. This will tingle your heart strings just as much as your fingers. [Dec 2006, p.36]
  2. The nuts and bolts of the game remain exactly the same, but the branching storyline adds a whole new layer of depth. Splinter Cell fans will love this without being hugely surprised by it. [Dec 2006, p.84]
  3. I found the story more fleshed out since certain story elements that are glossed over in the X360 version are given more gravity and importance.
  4. Galvanized by the well-implemented trust management system, Splinter Cell: Double Agent proves to be another great game in this venerable series. Alas, the graphical limitations of the Gamecube keep this version from the success of its peers.
  5. If the only console you own is a Gamecube – steer clear of Splinter Cell: Double Agent. But if you happen to own a PS2 or Xbox – pick up one of those versions and you will have an awesome holiday.
  6. 50
    Honestly, it's an okay game at heart, but it's hard to see that if you've even caught a glimpse of the other versions.
  7. I'm looking forward to the great stuff Ubi has on the horizon, but looking past Double Agent. [Dec. 2006, p.114]

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  1. EtienneM.
    Dec 24, 2006
    Strong points of this game: -The trust system has a direct impact on your game experience. It is much more than a simple statistic to look at on your mission report. -Greater liberty of movement. In past Splinter Cell games, many movements were seldom used (such as the wall kick) and you rarely had more than one or, at most, two viable options to get past some guards. In Double Agent, your options are much more varied and Fisher's various skills come in handy much more often. -The default controls are more or less the same as in Chaos Theory, so it's easy to pick up if you've played that game already. Weak points of this game: -Graphics. I'm far from the "graphics > all" mindset, especially with great gameplay, but it's to the point where it's almost impossible to tell which areas of the game are "lit" and which are "dark". In a stealth game, you can see how it hurts the immersiveness and gameplay. The in-game shadow calibration doesn't do much to improve the situation, I'm sad to say. -Some things are just plain weird, such as the ability to knock yourself out by bashing a door that only opens towards you... -Particularly in earlier levels, some encounters seem to force you in dealing with an ennemy in a particular way, even past the tutorials, which is annoying if you want to retain a "no kills" record. I haven't had a chance to try the multiplayer yet. All in all, not a bad game at all but still not as strong as we could hope for after the great first three episodes of the series. Collapse

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