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Stealth-mission expert Sam Fisher searches for two US agents in a former Soviet republic and soon uncovers a plot involving a nuclear device.

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Richard M Dumont (as Richard Dumont), Florent-Emilio Siri

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J.T. Petty (scriptwriter) (as JT Petty), Clint Hocking (scriptwriter)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Ironside ... Sam Fisher (voice)
Adrian Knight Adrian Knight ... Additional Voices (voice)
Alain Goulem ... Additional Voices (voice)
Arthur Grosser Arthur Grosser ... Additional Voices (voice)
Arthur Holden Arthur Holden ... President Bowers (voice)
Claudia Besso ... Anna Grímsdóttir (voice)
Craig Francis Craig Francis ... Additional Voices (voice)
Don Jordan ... Irving Lambert (voice)
Eleanor Noble ... Additional Voices (voice)
Ellen David ... Additional Voices (voice)
George Morris George Morris ... Morris Odell (voice)
Harry Standjofski ... John Baxter (voice)
Ian Finlay Ian Finlay ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jennifer Seguin ... Additional Voices (voice)
John Sanford Moore ... Additional Voices (voice) (as John Moore)
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Sam Fisher is an elite Black-Ops agent called the Splinter Cell. When two government operatives undercover in Georgia go missing, Sam is sent in by the Third Echelon to investigate. He discovers that the Georgian president is conspiring with mercenaries and computer experts for some kind of master plan, and despite Sam interrogating various involved members, he has a hard time getting further information, until its too late. What follows is a maelstrom of conspiracies, political backstabs, and complete pandemonium. Written by Kerwin Tsang

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France | Canada | China

Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

17 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell See more »

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Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft See more »
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When Sam Fisher is in Myanmar, he has to give the code phrase "It's a bright cold day in April" to an informant, taken from the opening words of George Orwell's novel "1984" ("It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen.") See more »

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Some of the CIA officers at Langley have suppressed pistols but when they shoot them, they make a loud noise. See more »

Quotes

Sam Fisher: You must be Ivan.
Ivan: You are police? You are American?
Sam Fisher: Yes and no. The police are on their way. Till they get here I'm the only friend you've got, and I'm not a very good one.
Ivan: We have to leave. We have to hurry. They'll find us soon.
Sam Fisher: Thats not my job. i'm here for your encryption key.
Ivan: That wasn't the deal.
Sam Fisher: The deal still stands. The feds will get you out of here alive but first you have to give me the key.
Ivan: That wasn't the deal I made with the woman on the phone.
Sam Fisher: Listen do I come to your job and ...
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Poor man's Metal Gear Solid
16 April 2003 | by abarsbySee all my reviews

Whilst Splinter Cell might have made a pretty good game for the Xbox, it simply is not up to the standard expected by more discerning PS2 owners.

Whilst it absolutely is not in the same league as MGS (1 or 2), the game itself is actually more akin to Syphon Filter on the PS1 - which it has "borrowed" greatly from in many areas.

Most annoying of all, it keeps the S-Filter approach to stealth - in that once you are spotted then it is game over on many levels (!!) Wheras in MGS, Solid Snake had to deal with the consequences of being discovered.

So in S-Cell you find yourself repetitively going over and over the same sections of the levels.

On the levels that dont have this drawback, the AI is so stupid that you can simply charge through as if you were playing a shoot 'em up.

And as for all those fancy moves you see on the box, forget it, I completed the game and not once did I find anywhere to perform the promised moves - they simply arent required.

And also, the box says "creat your own darkness path" - ie all lights are supposed to be shootable - rubbish, very few lights are shootable.

The game is very very linear, you simply can only take the route laid out for you, you cant climb on stuff that the programmers dont want you to - even though they are low enough.

This game could have been so good ! But quite frankly it is just plain ordinary. If you have never played MGS then you might think this was pretty good, but otherwise just rent it from Blockbusters (PS2 owners) before you consider buying it.

And poor PC owners need a 1gb, 256mb, 64mb GFX PC to run this !! Talk about sloppy coding !! It runs with all the same FX on a 300MhZ PS2 - the only difference being in a lower screen rez ! When will PC programmers learn to code as efficiently as Console coders ? Probably never.


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