Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. 90
    A major leap forward for the series and, at least in my opinion, gets better and better the more I play it.
  4. Ubisoft just executes the hell out of Splinter Cell, and in the end it makes its familiarity one of its strengths: The sight of Sam Fisher is always a welcome one. [Feb. 2007, p.64]
  5. 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.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 165 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 49
  2. Negative: 34 out of 49
  1. AdamM.
    Dec 8, 2006
    3
    Very disappointing effort, Ubi. You were doing so well with the ports from the last three Splinter Cell games, what happened here? The safe Very disappointing effort, Ubi. You were doing so well with the ports from the last three Splinter Cell games, what happened here? The safe cracking barely works, the unlocks don't appear in my inventory, no matter what I do, the story seems to have been cut in half so the extra space could be used to make things shinier. And that's not even getting into the "streamlined" multiplayer. The story mode is good...while it lasts. But if you want a good Splinter Cell game, I'd suggest sticking with Chaos Theory. Full Review »
  2. Nov 14, 2011
    1
    Do you know why Sam got his **** face on the cover of the retail package? Yeah, that **** face staring at you. Do you know why? Oh, because heDo you know why Sam got his **** face on the cover of the retail package? Yeah, that **** face staring at you. Do you know why? Oh, because he is trying to warn you: "Don't play this game, I didn't want to be in Double Agent, this game sucks." That's what uncle Sam's facial expression is about. But what about the game? Well, to an all time Splinter Cell fans (except for this one), Double Agent is a truly insult. Super buggy, eventually become unplayable at the Africa mission. And the graphic is disgustingly weird, I don't even know how to describe it, it just doesn't look right. About the gameplay......I don't know, maybe it should be good, but due to the terribly buggy experience, I can't feel anything. This game ruined and wasted me five hours. Damn you, Ubi. Full Review »
  3. May 10, 2011
    0
    Another Example of UBISOFT's inability to update a game they released. I bought every splinter cell game at retail price, and i can't play anyAnother Example of UBISOFT's inability to update a game they released. I bought every splinter cell game at retail price, and i can't play any of their games anymore with my current computer. But this game in particular was buggy from the start, and to date it's still a nightmare to play. I installed XP on a seperate Drive, installed the game, updated both windows XP and the game, updated every driver, and still the game crashes constantly. And even IF it manages to load a level, you have to play it with horrible sound and missing textures/glitches. (Core i5-760, GTX460, tested on Windows XP SP3, 270.61 nvidia drivers).

    When i bought this at release day i had a 7800GT, and it didn't display the graphical glitches i endure now. But the 7800GT was nowhere near capable to run the poorly optimized game, and the games graphical settings kept resetting them after i tuned them down. So the only gameplay i ever saw of it was a slideshow basicly. It seemed like a nice game, with moral choices, and timed sidemissions when you where in New York. But this gets interrupted by random crashes, and when you forgot to save stuff you had to do the same stuff over and over again. I think it's hard to justify the 50 euro pricetag it had at release (Yes i bought it at release, because i loved splinter cell), but even if you payed 10 euro's for it, you'd still be ripped off. It's a buggy port, that never got patched properly, and to date doesn't work. Not even the steam releases. Why isn't there some sort of quality control that needs to be passed first? This is daylight robbery! My suggestion is, buy this on the console, i'm pretty sure that's a fun game. The PC port is just an abomination of a game, that should NEVER have been released.
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