• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Oct 24, 2006
Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 90
    While many gamers have experienced or have heard about the next-generation version, the current gen version of Splinter Cell offers a meatier, gadget-heavy side that falls distinctly in line with "Pandora Tomorrow" and "Chaos Theory."
  2. Completely different from Double Agent for the Xbox 360, this version features its own exciting stealth-action campaign, plus a solid new multiplayer mode and some great cooperative missions.
  3. Although you might expect the next gen version to shine the brightest, the current gen consoles actually turn in the brightest performance overall in my opinion, with the Xbox first, PS2 second.
  4. 90
    I think the newfangled next-gen could still stand to learn a few things from the Xbox workhorse -- even if this is the platform's last triple-A title.
  5. 85
    There's not a massive separation between generations. In some ways, the 360 game blows the doors off the current-gen ones, while in others -- oddly -- the current-gen games have a strong advantage.
  6. Double Agent is fun, exciting, intense, and definitely a great send-off title for the classic Xbox. What it lacks in 360 visuals it more than makes up for in substance and gameplay and that is what ultimately counts.
  7. The Xbox version's single-player isn't quite the brave new world of the 360 game, but it's exciting enough to deserve a play-through, and the exceptional Co-op and Versus just can't be missed. [Dec. 2006, p.72]
  8. Really shines on the original Xbox. A good storyline (finally!), great missions and a fabulous co-op multiplayer mode make this much better than the lackluster Xbox 360 version. [Jan 2007]
  9. This is a true classic, and a beautifully made one at that. Rediscover Splinter Cell all over again, and we promise you, there's no way this cracker will stab you in the back.
  10. Prowling the shadows in search of your next victim has never been more fun, thanks to the plethora of gadgets and maneuvers at Sam's disposal. However, the online multiplayer modes leave much to be desired.
  11. Splinter Cell Double Agent is a solid game with an excellent multiplayer component. Fans of a gripping storyline which includes intense action and "stealthy stealth" will no doubt enjoy this game.
  12. Galvanized by the well-implemented trust management system, Splinter Cell: Double Agent proves to be another great game in this venerable series. By delving further into the character of Sam Fisher, Ubisoft manages to keep the series vital, much to our delight.
  13. With solid visuals pushing the Xbox hardware, top-notch sound and voice acting driving the impressively deep story and an improved version of the rich game play we've come to know and love, Double Agent is easily a solid 9 out of 10, and a must own for any fan of the series.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. DanN.
    Jan 9, 2007
    10
    This game is very simmilar to Chaos Theory and I say this as a good thing. It has the sme kind of physics system and ai and gameplay that This game is very simmilar to Chaos Theory and I say this as a good thing. It has the sme kind of physics system and ai and gameplay that made CT so great. Yet it inovates enough with it's storyline and missions that it is an entirely seperate game. The trust meter is a welcome addition and keeps you thinking about your choices. Maybe the Splinter Cell series do not need to undergo changes in order to stay fresh. This game is the kind of game that Sam Fisher was created for. I salute the last great Xbox game. Full Review »
  2. May 7, 2015
    10
    This is by far the most advanced game in the series and may be the best stealth game ever.
    It has everything that Chaos Theory had:
    Noise
    This is by far the most advanced game in the series and may be the best stealth game ever.
    It has everything that Chaos Theory had:
    Noise Meter which shows how much sound you produce while moving;
    Light Meter which shows how easy can your enemies see you.
    It also has a lot of enteractivity with the environment. You can pick up different objects to throw them to distract enemies.
    It's much superior than Conviction or Blacklist except for graphics.
    If you're a big fan of Splinter Cell and Stealth games in general, you should definitely try it out. But only Xbox and PS2 version, the other one was not made by Ubisoft Montreal.
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  3. SeanY.
    Mar 16, 2007
    3
    Double Agent is ok but is does not feel like a Splinter Cell game anymore. I mean the swimming is great and I like the exploding sticky cam. Double Agent is ok but is does not feel like a Splinter Cell game anymore. I mean the swimming is great and I like the exploding sticky cam. I do not like the traffic light system when you hidden, I preferred the old style where you can see when your approaching vulnerability. When you fire the camera, exit out you can go back in like you could in Chaos Theory. Too many day light levels, I mean OK one or two but Splinter Cell is not about that, I like to be stealthy and have the darkness on my side and use that to wipe out enemies and hack computers with no one knowing your their. The JBA HQ levels are bowing walking around talking to people and scanning for prints, it Full Review »