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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 asVeteran 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] Expand
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  1. PSM Magazine
    90
    New tactics, a well-delivered story, and, not to be overlooked, even better online co-op and competitive play not only make this the most intriguing game yet in the series, but easily one of the best games of its kind, period. [Holiday 2006, p.72]
  2. 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.
  3. Play UK
    88
    It really aims to offer a little something for everyone. [Issue#146, p.88]
  4. 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.
  5. A fine addition to the series, and the Trust Meter addition means that, for the first time, this'll be one spy game you'll go back to even after you've finished it. Sam going bad is good news for Splinter Cell fans.
  6. 80
    It's one of the best multiplayer experiences on the platform, and the single-player is nothing to sneeze at. However, if given a choice, I'd recommend the Xbox version for technological reasons, or just suggest you go all-out next-gen with Double Agent on 360.
  7. The lack of multiplayer and online co-op, as well as less-than-average visuals makes this game only worth a rental, with almost no redeeming replay value.

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  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Serge
    Dec 27, 2006
    10
    I havent played a game this good for a very long time. It features an awesome storyline and gameplay is very fast paced and keeps you on your I havent played a game this good for a very long time. It features an awesome storyline and gameplay is very fast paced and keeps you on your toes always. I wish there were more games out there like this! Expand
  2. Apr 1, 2012
    10
    The Splinter Cell series has never disappointed me. His artificial intelligence is very good, their weapons are well advanced (same asThe Splinter Cell series has never disappointed me. His artificial intelligence is very good, their weapons are well advanced (same as previous games in the serie)...
    Anyway, you'll like this game if you like strategy games, but can be a bit boring if you just like action, because you'll probably go killing everyone without being strategic.
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  3. Mar 28, 2013
    10
    The ps2 version of Double Agent is better then the other version's and it was the best Splinter Cell game.
    Chaos Theory and Double Agent(ps2
    The ps2 version of Double Agent is better then the other version's and it was the best Splinter Cell game.
    Chaos Theory and Double Agent(ps2 version) are the best Splinter Cell games that ever made.
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  4. Oct 24, 2018
    9
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  5. Mar 25, 2018
    8
    This version of the game was made by Ubisoft Montreal (who also made Chaos Theory), rather than Ubisoft Shanghai, who made the PC/X360/PS3This version of the game was made by Ubisoft Montreal (who also made Chaos Theory), rather than Ubisoft Shanghai, who made the PC/X360/PS3 version. Though both games follow the same basic plot and take you to similar locations, they are otherwise completely different from each other. This one has much more in common in the first three Splinter Cell games in terms of gameplay; sneaking around in darkness and misdirecting enemies, or avoiding them when possible. Pure Sam Fisher. The story also makes more sense, is a bit more grounded, and has more interesting moral choices that have direct consequences on the missions themselves. It's more of a slow-burner than the other games and takes a little while to get going, but stick with it, it's worth your time if you're a fan of the series.

    It's not on par with Chaos Theory, as it doesn't have the charm, doesn't have the same level of interactivity with the environment, and the level design is too simplistic to give you as many options on how to approach situations. I thought there were too many instances of the game forcing you to kill/incapacitate enemies in order to continue, and the boss fight at the end sucks. Also, if you played the rest of the series on PC, like I did, you'll find it to be a significant downgrade in terms of graphics and controls. Still, it is a very worthy Splinter Cell game, and I'd put it slightly above Pandora Tomorrow in terms of quality.

    I knew this version of Double Agent was different, but I didn't realise it was better than the PC version of the game in almost every single way... The other version is a mediocre game that was a big disappointment to me, but this one is actually a great game. Sad that it was overshadowed.
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  6. BryanM,
    Oct 23, 2007
    5
    The story is kind of boring it also seems like a sad state seeing how good the other spliter game i played, ( splinter cell: Pandora The story is kind of boring it also seems like a sad state seeing how good the other spliter game i played, ( splinter cell: Pandora tomorrow) but I have to give it this it is much better then number one. I have not played splinter cell chaos Theory but I hope it is not as bad as this one. and If it is like number one then I would cry because the one before it ( Splinter cell Pandora tomorrow was so great. just don't get this game unless it is like a buy one get one free deal. then maybe if there is no better games and you already have Pandora Tomorrow and Metal gear sold 3 or 2 then get it for free. Expand

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