Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
Buy On
  1. Frustratingly similar to the first, but plenty of good set-pieces in there.
  2. There are a few stunning moments (i.e., the whole train sequence), but in the end there simply isn't anything innovative about the single player game.
  3. Computer Gaming World
    If Ubisoft can fix the slew of multiplayer problems, the company just might have a real classic on its hands. [June 2004, p.84]
  4. Computer Games Magazine
    The second game in this box, the multiplayer Splinter Cell, is as bold as the single-player is mediocre. [July 2004, p.60]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 165 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 165
  1. KarthikS.
    Feb 20, 2007
    Superb storyline and wonderful game. The graphics and the sound make the game more interesting to play.
  2. PeterS.
    Apr 17, 2004
    The Game is brilliant!
  3. Aug 22, 2013
    Although this edition of the splinter cell game is pretty good, It has a few things to hold it back A lengthy tutorial section, confusingAlthough 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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