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  • Summary: Once again assume the role Sam Fisher as you defend and assist the U.S. troops who become emroiled in a conflict between East Timor and Indonesian guerillas. Immerse yourself into a deep, tangible, tension-packed techno-thriller without compare. Master your new arsenal of moves and gadgets to save the innocent from a global threat. Conceal yourself in real-time moving shadows for the first time. Expand
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 100
    A new online mode allows four players to stalk one another. Take an opponent hostage and use your headset to describe all the pain you plan to inflict on him. [May 2004]
  2. Pandora Tomorrow is a miniature masterpiece. This goodlooking, great-sounding and convincingly voiced espionage thriller delivers two satisfying game outings.
  3. One of the most compelling online action games since "Counter-Strike."
  4. Patience is still a virtue, and fans of mindless action titles should still give Splinter Cell a wide berth. Unless you're partial to a little online gaming, that is. Put simply, Pandora Tommorrow's multiplayer takes your breath away. [Apr 2004, p.108]
  5. But perhaps the most significant letdown is the AI. While it hasn't actually got any less advanced since the previous game, it does give that impression, having been watered down in response to criticism that the original game was too difficult.
  6. The single-player game can be characterized as "same-old, same-old that's still very fun to play," while the multiplayer is good if you are willing to give it a proper shot. It is marred, however, with some stupid interface issues.
  7. The second game in this box, the multiplayer Splinter Cell, is as bold as the single-player is mediocre. [July 2004, p.60]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. KarthikS.
    Feb 20, 2007
    10
    Superb storyline and wonderful game. The graphics and the sound make the game more interesting to play.
  2. PeterS.
    Apr 17, 2004
    10
    The Game is brilliant!
  3. May 28, 2014
    9
    Graphics: 9.6 Sound: 9.8 Gameplay: 9.0 Fun/Story: 9.0

    My first Splinter Cell game and for that reason perhaps the rating is a little
    higher. I really loved the espionage feeling, the water and light effects, the infiltration in Komodo (Indonesia) it´s very well done, ... Nice game. Expand
  4. TonyB.
    Apr 2, 2004
    8
    I liked the first one, and this is pretty much the same thing, with some tweaking. Thusly I like it. Thank God the weapons were made more lethal, so shooting a man in the chest with a 3 round burst actually kills the guys. I havn't finished the SP yet, but it seems to be shapin9g up pretty close to the original. As for the MP...potentially the best ever...but we'll see how things pan out. Expand
  5. Aug 22, 2013
    8
    Although this edition of the splinter cell game is pretty good, It has a few things to hold it back A lengthy tutorial section, confusing clunky controls (at least in the start) and voice acting that hangs somewhere in between poor and average. You really have to forgive the beginning 1 to 2 hours of the game if you want to get into it.
    After that the game becomes much more enjoyable and interesting. The plot is nothing that we haven't seen before but the story has been paced properly, which results in Sam Fisher (the protagonist) going through many different areas ranging from indonesia, palestine to even the USA. All finally culminating in a tense and well done bomb hunt in the finale. The gameplay is also very enjoyable and evokes strong memories of thief and mgs. Most of the gadgets in Sam's repertoire have been well used.

    However what is disappointing is that the voice acting was not up to the mark in this game. Sam's boss appears to be constantly out of breath as a dictates orders into your earphone, the indonesian merchs surprisingly speak in american accents and so forth. Its not bad by any means, but when so much effort has been put into the visual art design of the game, these things tend to take you out of the experience.

    So in a nutshell, SP PT is a good game but you'd need to be patient and forgiving for its first (tutorial) hour and the (initially) clunky controls.
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  6. JesB.
    Mar 28, 2004
    7
    This game is a good sequel but the graphics should have been more polished :
  7. AsadR.
    May 1, 2004
    0
    I have never experienced a game with a worst install in all of my life. Nearly every game has worked flawlessly on my machine, Max Payne 2, Unreal 2k4, Far Cry, etc. Leave it up to a Tom Clancy game to absolutely sucks. Expand

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