Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  1. Oct 10, 2011
    The original Splinter Cell games are classic, and it's nice to see Ubisoft give them the HD treatment. While not as complete as I was hoping for, this Trilogy is still a great addition addition to your collection.
  2. Aug 30, 2011
    It is a good update of the classic titles, and it has been a great choice to base it on the PC versions, and not on the PS2 versions, which had less content. Although it updates the graphics well, the engine looks old, and the cinematics have not improved.
  3. Play UK
    Nov 27, 2011
    The lack of multiplayer is disappointing. [Issue#210, p.92]
  4. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Oct 4, 2011
    More challenging and rewarding than many PS3 titles, the only alarm triggered here is Ubi's lack of effort with the update. [Nov 2011, p.101]
  5. Aug 29, 2011
    Whether you go to whole-hog and play in 3D, or your budget only extends to 2D, the games are all largely the same as when they were originally released - only brighter and sharper.
  6. Oct 9, 2011
    This latest HD collections doesn't hit the high-water mark set by similar releases, such as the amazing Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection, but those craving a classic stealth-action romp will want to don the night vision goggles for this three-for-the-price-of-one package.
  7. 70
    If you've traveled this path before, the only new things that are really offered are trophies and the option to enable 3D if you've got the hardware. However, if you haven't had the chance to experience the lore of Sam Fisher (and you're not an inverted player), the Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD has the potential to offer you a unique and memorable journey.
  8. Sep 15, 2011
    The package eventually gains value due to the inclusion of a classic trilogy from the previous generation, that gains a new visibility.
  9. Aug 23, 2011
    So if you're new to the series and want to see what all the fuss is about, Splinter Cell Trilogy HD is still a decent stealth package. It should be much better, though - and that's why it's hard to recommend it as strongly as the games themselves deserve.
  10. Oct 23, 2011
    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Trilogy should have been a must-have game. After all, each of these games still adhere to the strict emphasis on stealth that made the series so popular in the first place, and all three have stories that are interesting without being too convoluted. Unfortunately, the graphics don't feel worthy of being called HD, and the frame rate feels like it's making the system struggle.
  11. Oct 13, 2011
    If you can forgive the exclusion of online, this trilogy is still more than worth picking up if you have fond memories. Chaos Theory still stands up as one of the best games of last gen, and the other two are nice for nostalgia if nothing else.
  12. Sep 29, 2011
    The Splinter Cell Trilogy is still great to play, but the lack of a multiplayer mode and the addition of bugs and glitches turn this game into a lazy port. Especially considering the fact that the first two games tend to be obsolete, it's hard to recommend this bundle.
  13. Sep 27, 2011
    A slapdash production with lousy visuals and no multiplayer.
  14. Aug 31, 2011
    Jerky graphics and almost no optimization, but the mission design makes this HD remake still worth playing.
  15. Oct 4, 2011
    If you had high hopes for this trilogy, do yourself a favor and save your money for the next Splinter Cell release.
  16. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Oct 29, 2011
    Despite their past success, Splinter Cell, Pandora Tomorrow and Chaos Theory make for a less than impressive HD package. [Dec 2011, p.77]
  17. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Oct 11, 2011
    Sorry, Sam old buddy, but its time we dropped you off at the great retirement castle in the sky. [Nov 2011, p.112]
  18. Aug 31, 2011
    Chaos Theory is the highlight of the three single-player campaigns in Splinter Cell Trilogy HD, but technical issues and the absence of multiplayer really disappoint.
  19. Oct 24, 2011
    Hopefully as we see more and more of these HD sets release, publishers start to take notice of what we expect, because Splinter Cell Trilogy HD is certainly some shoddy work.
  20. Oct 5, 2011
    However, the actual porting of these games just feels sloppy as the omission of online play for Pandora Tomorrow and Chaos Theory is unfortunate and not allowing players to select an inverted control scheme is inexcusable. In the end, this compilation does have some merits, but the negative points really stand out and make this a tough one to recommend.
  21. Oct 24, 2011
    This collection just feels like a quick cash grab aimed at people who have never played a Splinter Cell game before. This collection may appeal to the hardcore Splinter Cell fans but outside of pleasing diehard fans, these games could be completely unmissed.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
  1. Aug 1, 2012
    These were some of the hottest games of its time, remember that the versions were the best PC and X-Box, and the PS2 and Gamecube versionsThese were some of the hottest games of its time, remember that the versions were the best PC and X-Box, and the PS2 and Gamecube versions graphically below.

    Glad to know that these HD versions were made over the PC versions, so I could only play on PS2 in the past, I can take advantage of these masterpieces in their best quality at last!
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  2. Apr 15, 2014
    Although it would have been nice to have had a full facelift for this trilogy, the graphics look good in HD regardless. Its sort of cool toAlthough it would have been nice to have had a full facelift for this trilogy, the graphics look good in HD regardless. Its sort of cool to have the Splinter Cell games as originally intended actually, warts and all. I tried playing these games on my Wii recently on a big TV and it was an almost unplayable experience. This PS3 trilogy makes the graphics good enough to where you can actually play the damn games lol. Although these games aren't as fast and frantic and newer PS3 and 360 games, I'd still recommend them as a classic slice of stealth action gameplay. Full Review »
  3. May 12, 2012
    Certainly a lot of value in these three games - that said, the remastering could have been better. I encountered frame-rate problems on theCertainly a lot of value in these three games - that said, the remastering could have been better. I encountered frame-rate problems on the first two titles to the point where it was close to unplayable - due to the developer's decision to do them in a resolution of 1080p, instead of 720p such as the third title, which would have been more sufficient. The narrative on all of the games were lackluster as well, and I found some of the endings to come out of nowhere, leaving me unsatisfied when compared to my excitement leading up to them. After a while the plot and the gameplay became quite repetitive as well, with few new gameplay elements. I also found myself using the Night Vision goggles most of the time because it was impossible to see anything otherwise due to the dark level-design that surrounded me. Moreover, all of the cutscenes were of poor quality, and although they got better for each game, it was obvious the developers tried to cover up the lack of detail in the animation by darkening everything - half the time I could hardly tell what was happening visually. Furthermore, the audio had its share of issues, whereas I couldn't hear the dialogue a lot of the time because the music or ambience was so overpowering - on some of the games this was not adjustable in the options either. And at certain points I was on the verge of having a heart attack upon setting of mines in the game, even more so than Deus Ex: Human Revolution, because the volume was at least twice as high than the rest of the audio production. All in all a decent collection, and great for those such as myself who had yet to play the games in their entirety. That said, there were a lot of missed opportunities with this collection, and Ubisoft could have done so much more. Compared to other PS3 remasters in recent memory, this felt quite subpar. Full Review »