- Platform: PlayStation2
- Media: Video Game
As Sam Fisher, you're out to save the world from international terrorism. In doing this, stealth is of paramount importance. Splinter Cell makes terrific use of light and shadows in this regard. If Sam Fisher stays in the dark, he is less likely to be seen; but, equipped with night-vision goggles, you're not hindered by the lighting effects. It's a clever system that creates some memorable scenes and adds to the sensation of being undercover.
Splinter Cell is a supremely balanced game. The initial training received is just long enough, gameplay is perfectly weighted between stealth and action and the blend of different objectives within missions ensures that the experience never becomes a chore. This is as compelling a spy game as you'll ever play. --Jonti Davies
This review refers to the Xbox version of the game --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.