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Splinter Cell

Platform(s): GameCube, PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Shanghai
Release Date: April 10, 2003 (US), June 6, 2003 (EU)

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by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PST

In Splinter Cell, the player controls Sam Fisher, a field operative of a secretive "black-ops" NSA sub-agency called Third Echelon. Sam Fisher is geared up to infiltrate high-security strongholds, seize critical intelligence, destroy threatening data and neutralize the enemy - all without leaving a trace.

Developed by the Montreal Studio of Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's largest video game publishers, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell was released for the Xbox in November 2002 and quickly became one of the top selling, and most highly rated game for that platform, with an average rating of 94.4 (out of a possible 100) based on a sample of 54 reviews. The game will be available on other next-generation consoles later this year.

Storyline:

You are Sam Fisher. A lone shadow-operative in a world where lost seconds can allow terrorist plans to become deadly reality. You operate in the heart of hostile territory. Spy. Steal. Destroy. Assassinate. Just don't ever be seen. Because when the stakes are this high, the choice between leaving a witness or a corpse is no choice at all. When two CIA agents mysteriously vanish in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the NSA's secret sub agency, Third Echelon, deploys Sam Fisher-its most capable splinter cell operative-to recover them. Fisher soon uncovers a deeper conspiracy: a plot that threatens to destabilize the world order and spark nuclear conflict.

Details:

  • Covert stealth-action featuring a compelling original storyline and characters inspired by the world of Tom Clancy and endorsed by the famous author.
  • Revolutionary lighting, shadowing, animation, physics, and sound effects create an astonishingly realistic tension-filled experience.
  • Diverse stealth techniques including sniping, split jumping, zip lining, rappelling, and using human shields bring gameplay possibilities to a new level.
  • Experimental intelligence gadgets (night/thermal vision goggles, prototype weapons and surveillance gear, etc.) give Fisher the edge against his enemies.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell carries a "T" (Teen) rating from the ESRB and has an MSRP of $49.99.

System Requirements

  • Minimum
    • Supported OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
    • Processor: 800 MHz PentiumĀ® III or AMD Athlon processor
    • RAM: 256 MB of RAM
    • Video Card: 32 MB video card*
    • Sound Card: DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
    • Direct X version: DirectX 8.1
    • CD-ROM: 8x speed CD/DVD drive
    • Hard Drive space needed: 1.5 GB
    • Peripherals: Windows-compatible mouse and keyboard required
  • Recommended
    • Supported OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
    • Processor: 1000 MHz Pentium III or AMD Athlon processor +
    • RAM: 256 MB of RAM +
    • Video Card: 64 MB video card
    • Sound Card: DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card with surround system
    • Direct X version: DirectX 8.1
    • CD-ROM: 8x speed or higher CD/DVD drive +
    • Hard Drive space needed: 2.1 GB
    • Peripherals: Windows-compatible mouse and keyboard required


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