Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent Image

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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. Dual objectives to fulfill: NSA government agents and terrorists will each want you to accomplish opposing tasks at the same time. Discover the tension of being a double agent: Use actual tactics employed by today’s real-life double agents to sabotage the terrorists' plans. Explore a branching storyline with multiple endings: Your choices have an impact on how the story and game play unfolds. Missions from all over the world, from Asia to Africa to the heart of the US. Experience extreme situations: underwater or in a sandstorm, hiding behind the dust or smoke – and even skydiving. Master the latest weapons and gadgets used by NSA government agents in addition to black-market terrorist weapons. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. The stealth adventure genre doesn't get any better than this. [Christmas 2006, p.95]
  2. 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.
  3. Double Agent comes close to earning a Classic award, let down only by the fact that we wanted to see them run a bit further with the trust system idea.
  4. Newcomers to the series can feel comfortable starting with Double Agent, knowing that they're playing a game that's every bit as good as the first three, in spite of a few bugs along the way.
  5. Agent Sam Fisher's latest assignment turns out to be a fairly routine stealth action operation, but changes to Splinter Cell's innovative multiplayer mode help make up for this.
  6. Splinter Cell: Double Agent offers more of the third-person stealth action we've come to expect from the Splinter Cell franchise, and it adds a unique, fast-paced multiplayer format unlike any online game I have played before.
  7. 50
    I've been reviewing PC games since 1999 and playing them since the late 1980s, and this is the first time I've had to jump through this many hoops to get a single game going.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 49
  2. Negative: 34 out of 49
  1. AnonymousMC
    Feb 22, 2007
    Well, this game is flippin' awesome!! But, I read the reviews above and everyone is complaining about the P.C version!!! EVERYONE knows that if you're going to get games with top-of-the-line graphics, you have to get it for a console, unless you have an extremely good video card! I'd say you're free to your opinion, but you don't need to complain if you have a console where you can truly enjoy the game. These people are basing their ratings on how the game RUNS, not how it actually PLAYS. I suggest you put the proper rating for the playing, and then write about how it runs. Expand
  2. Jul 10, 2011
    first thing this game runs great on my system.the only thin i gave it 8 because it is so silent.i mean no talking guards,no interrogation.and night vision is a bit blurry and i also dnt like thermal vision.overall it is good. Expand
  3. AntonioMB.
    Jun 11, 2007
    This game would have taken an 8, but unfortunately it is full of bugs. Seriously, I've never seen a game so full of glitches. For example, you can't change video configurations. Multiplayer is good, and the plot is cool. Expand
  4. ScottL.
    Nov 10, 2006
    I have bought every other splinter cell out and loved them. This one is no exception it is awesome WHEN IT WORKS! 1. I loose control when I am trying to crack safes. The arrow keys just don Expand
  5. Dec 8, 2011
    The is the glitchiest most incomplete console to pc port I have ever played. The interface and menus are very hard to get working properly. Save games vanish often. The inventory system is incomprehensible. Worst of all, the gameplay feels very clumsy and clunky, a telltale sign of a very poor console port. The 3d map is difficult to use as well, making navigating your goals very difficult. Wow. they dropped the ball on this one on PC. Expand
  6. AnonymousMC
    Mar 24, 2009
    Astonishingly poor game. I have never felt so betrayed by a game developer. Almost constant bugs that made the game almost unplayable and to date go unresolved by Ubisoft, who clearly have no interest if the game is enjoyable or even playable. The game is an obvious and poorly executed port of a console game and should never be purchased. I spent $10, yet it remains the worst enoyment per $ expenditure of any game I have every bought. Expand
  7. KDep
    Nov 28, 2006
    Please watch out! This game does not support Shaders 2.0 (which is what about 70% of people have on their graphics cards). This game will NOT run on a 2.0 card. Only a certain number of cards exist that can play this game. Please check or download the demo before you buy! Expand

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