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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. Sets the standard that all future stealth action games on the GameCube will be measured against.
  2. With its incredible gameplay, excellent atmosphere and great graphics, Splinter Cell is a great game that shouldn’t be missed by any self respecting GameCube owner.
  3. Even though you get more varied action from a "Metal Gear Solid," what's here is so well designed, I remained jaw-dropped impressed from start to finish. [June 2003, p.126]
  4. The single most immersive action gaming experience I have ever had. Every element – graphics, gameplay, sound, story – works together to form a very cohesive unit and blow your little gaming mind.
  5. There's no denying Splinter Cell's brilliant level designs, countless gameplay innovations, and seamlessly integrated storytelling. [May 2003, p.84]
  6. 80
    This version of Splinter Cell disappointingly doesn’t measure up to the superior versions on the Xbox, PS2, and PC, although it’s still a decent mission for the GameCube.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Allan
    Apr 11, 2003
    10
    This game is really cool. the fact that you control a spy is awesome. ive played the xbox version but the gamecube version is way better cause it has extras and the controls are way more responsive(gotta admit xbox controls suck hard). get it now!!! Expand
  2. JackW.
    Apr 10, 2003
    10
    This game really rocks. I really like it and I have also played the origin version on Xbox. I think this GC-version is even better, because GC-players will get more bonuses than Xbox-players. Buy this game, you won't be disappointed. Expand
  3. Nov 30, 2013
    10
    This is the first game in the classic Splinter Cell series. This is a hardcore stealth game. The voice acting is superb and the story is marvelous. This is a must play and own for stealth fans. Expand
  4. SpyJuice
    Apr 14, 2003
    10
    PERFECT. The graphics for the Gamecube version are still excellent, still quite comparable to the Xbox version. Controls are the best on Gamecube (of course) and the GBA connectivity feature is...dandy. My friends have it on PS2 and PC and when we compared them all, GC prevailed. If you like action games, definitely get this brand new stealth action game (especially if u have a GBA!). Expand
  5. MannyS.
    Apr 17, 2004
    10
    Magnificent!!!!!!!! graphics, plot...it totally kicks rival MGS2 @$$.
  6. BobM.
    Apr 22, 2004
    10
    This is the greatest steath game i ever played. all GC owners should get it!
  7. ToniG.
    Apr 23, 2003
    0
    This game sucks!! Boring, stupid Ai, linear level design. It is just one narrow straight line the levels!!!!

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