It was back in 2002 when we first met Sam Fisher, a jaded but extremely talented secret agent who was sent all around the world to take care of the most sensitive, covert operations conducted by the United States. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell became one of the defining franchises of the original Xbox, thanks to its incredibly lifelike graphics and sophisticated stealth action gameplay. So it seems reasonable to approach this latest installment with high expectations: With all that Splinter Cell has done on the Xbox, surely it can do much more on the Xbox 360. Yet despite a compelling new premise that forces Fisher to make some tough moral choices to infiltrate a terrorist group, Splinter Cell Double Agent’s campaign may best be described as Splinter Cell with a fresh coat of paint. The single-player portion of the game possesses all of the strengths and weaknesses that fans of the series have come to expect. On the other hand, the game’s refreshingly original multiplayer component, which is like a whole separate game, has seen a variety of interesting changes since the last game, making it the better half of a great package.
- Features an overhauled version of Splinter Cell’s innovative multiplayer mode
- the campaign’s trust system presents a few interesting moral dilemmas
- tried-and-true stealth action gameplay still offers complexity and variety
- high amount of replay value overall.
Supported OS: WindowsÂ® XP (only)
Processor: 3 Ghz PentiumÂ® 4 or AMD Athlonâ„¢ 3000 (3.5 Ghz Pentium 4 or Athlon 3500 recommended). Game optimized for Dual-processor-enabled computers.
RAM: 1 GB
Video Card: DirectXÂ® 9.0c-compliant, Shader 3.0-enabled 128 MB video card (256 MB recommended) (see supported list*)
Sound Card: DirectXÂ® 9.0c-compatible (EAX” recommended) – PC audio solution containing DolbyÂ® Digital Live required for Dolby Digital audio.
DirectX Version: 9.0c or higher
Hard Drive Space: 8 GB
Peripherals Supported: Mouse, keyboard
Multiplay: Broadband connection with 128 kbps upstream or faster
ATIÂ® X1600/X1800/X1900 NVidiaÂ® 6600 /6800/7300/7600/7800/7900