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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] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
  1. The result is sweaty-palmed fun, teaming the adult joys of a well-paced thriller with the childish delight of playing hide-and-seek in the dark.
  2. Involving missions, cutting edge graphics and an excellent narrative that, while not always living up to its potential, strives mightily to expand the storytelling and emotional connection while maintaining the right balance of fun and adventure.
  3. Just think of Double Agent as the least amazing Splinter Cell yet, rather than the worst game in the series - because it's simply not. It's the gutsiest, and the chances it takes (but doesn't quite nail) give the series room to evolve into something better than could've possibly imagined to iterations ago. [Dec 2006, p.70]
  4. Excellent as it is, it fails to match the impossibly high standards set by "Chaos Theory." [Dec 2006, p.96]
  5. Splinter Cell still offers the most unique multiplayer around, and Double Agent will keep me happily entertained for quite some time--probably well past Fisher's retirement party. [Dec. 2006, p.121]
  6. The double agent element gives the game a slightly unique feeling, but at times it's hard to shake the thought that you're playing a Chaos Theory expansion pack; albeit a very attractive one.
  7. 60
    While single player offers enough to keep things new, the same cannot be said for multiplayer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30
  1. [Anonymous]
    Oct 18, 2006
    The beautiful lighting and graphics really add an amazing layered animation look. Double Agent is extremely engaging and free. Awesome!
  2. Aug 24, 2013
    Pros:Sam,places,musics,characters,endings,multiple choises!
    cons:not really!

    This is the best splinter cell game in the world there is no
    mistake the story is amazing and fantastic, fisher is different finally...multiple choises is fantastic,JBA HQ is pretty great this whole double agent things is something new.different endings finally.Sam fisher looking is the gameplay is like the old SC games. Expand
  3. TyroneB.
    Oct 24, 2006
    In no other game can you run up behind a merc and have him scream (different things every time) just to use him as body armor. The game is revolutionary. Expand
  4. Nov 20, 2014
    I played a lot of this game a few years ago, but I never really got around to beating it. A lot of the missions were a blast to play. The problem is that there is a level you have to play over and over again, the objectives change each time but your still playing on the same recycled level. Basically your agent is infiltration a terrorist base over and over again. No complaints about the graphics and gameplay. I can only give this game an 8/10 Expand
  5. MattF.
    Dec 11, 2007
    Nice online mode with some cool modes. Great if you have a mate to play it with. Also has some cool parts to the single player mode, but it can be very difficult at times and should not be the decider of a purchase. Expand
  6. ACE5
    Nov 4, 2006
    The Graphics can be considered, " Works of Art". The gameplay on the otherhand is a mixed bag. I found myself hating the controls at first, thinking... O.K., maybe I just gotta get used to it, and then it will feel natural... but no, the controls acted funny throughout the entire game. The there are the missions. I love games that involve stealth action, but I got tired of the levels. To me it felt like I kept doing the same thing over and over again. True, there are some parts of the game that fun to play, But, the more I played this game, the more I didn't feel like being bothered with it. It's like the game you buy cause everyone says it's good, but when you get it, you never feel like playing it. And then it just sits and depreciates until you try to trade it in, and get a dollar for it. I do like the direction the Splinter Cell series is moving in, I just think it will need more work for it to be great again. "HELLOOOO, R6: Vegas!" Expand
  7. SamM.
    Feb 7, 2007
    This game disappointed me, although graphically good and the single player was intense at times, the online multiplayer was horrible. I am i big splintercell fan and loved playing chos thery online but since this newsplinter cell came out it has just lost the fun in online play. Its so easy to hack theres no stealth kills and worst of all your meant to be a spy but the mercs have a blleping thing that goes off when your close!! doesn't that just define the point??? all you have to do as a merc is run round till u here a beep then find which way it goes and wait for him to move. Your motion will pick him up and there we have it. So this game for me was rubbish I never play it even though I got to the top of onix mission 6 but im not there any more but are probably close like top 50 maybe I haven't checked. Expand

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