Infiltrate terrorists' positions, acquire critical intelligence by any means necessary, execute with extreme prejudice, and exit without a trace! You are Sam Fisher, a highly trained secret operative of the NSA's secret arm: Third Echelon.
User reviews:
Overall:
Very Positive (511 reviews) - 87% of the 511 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 18, 2003

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell®

Packages that include this game

Buy Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Elite Echelon Edition

Includes 4 items: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory®, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction™ Deluxe Edition, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent®, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell®

Buy Tom Clancy's Franchise Pack

Includes 14 items: Tom Clancy's EndWar™, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Desert Siege™, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Island Thunder™, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier™, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon®, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Lockdown™, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® 3 Gold, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Vegas, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Vegas 2, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory®, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction™ Deluxe Edition, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent®, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell®, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist

 

About This Game

Infiltrate terrorists' positions, acquire critical intelligence by any means necessary, execute with extreme prejudice, and exit without a trace!
You are Sam Fisher, a highly trained secret operative of the NSA's secret arm: Third Echelon. The world balance is in your hands, as cyber terrorism and international tensions are about to explode into WWIII.
  • Go Behind the Headlines into the Real World of Modern Espionage - Enter the realistic Tom Clancy universe. Suit up with the latest classified field operative gear and weapons.
  • A New Level of Stealth Action - All the best stealth action plus all new moves. Highly interactive environments giving players more gameplay options and the ability to strategize their actions.
  • Deep Environments. Unparalleled Immersion - Stunning environments driven by the Unreal™ engine. Dynamic lighting and sound effects that match reality.
  • Pulse-Pounding Action on a Global Scale - Over 20 Hours of stealth action. Diverse mission objectives that can be achieved by different means for increased replay value.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Microsoft Windows® 2000/XP
    • Processor: Pentium® III or AMD Athlon™ 800 MHz
    • System Memory: 256 MB of RAM or above
    • Video Card: 32 MB 3D video card (64
    • Sound Card: Direct X 8.1 compliant sound card (
    • DirectX Version: DirectX® version 8.1 or higher
    • Hard Disk: 1.5 GB available hard disk space
    • Multiplayer: Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • Supported OS: Microsoft Windows® 2000/XP
    • Processor: Pentium® III or AMD Athlon™ 1.0 GHz
    • System Memory: 256 MB of RAM or above
    • Video Card: 64 MB 3D video card/
    • Sound Card: Direct X 8.1 compliant sound card with surround system
    • DirectX Version: Direct X 8.1
    • Hard Disk: 2.1 GB available hard disk space
    • Note: For an up-to-date list of supported chipsets, video cards, and operating systems, please visit the FAQ for this game at: http://support.ubi.com.
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
One of the best Stealth games ever made, and the start of a wonderful and influential franchise.
I recommend getting the GOG version it includes the expansion and a couple of fixes.

Pandora Tomorrow unfortunately is not on digital stores you need to find a retail copy if you want to play it, which i think is worth it.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2015
Coming to this game after 12 years I thought the experience is gonna be bad but it has really decent graphics and good animations. You can technically do all the things you can do in the newest one. It is fairly easy, challenging at times but not so hard, it has nice realistic take on missions, you infiltrate get the orders and choose your path in whether stealthy killing, assault or no killing. All in all it was good experience, the story wasn't bad as well. However the aiming in this game is ridiculously horrible, even after you wait for the reticle to close you might spend a whole magazine trying to shoot a light, I dunno who saw him fit for the field and if you try to snipe, oh man you need to battle with the thing to get a shot, but It's cool there are alternate ways to shooting. Great game.
Note aside: Sam can take down organizations and he couldn't swim...
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Cutscenes are messe up in 1920X1080P but i love it! Got through on original xbox without allerting guards once! Way better than the later games!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
The classic game that started the franchise: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is a great experience through and through.
The controls may throw players off at first, as this was released when developers thought that the Arrow keys were a good movement option. After some minor tweaking, you'll find everything comfortable, and easy to slip into.

You are Sam Fisher, a covert ops agent working for Third Echelon as a Splinter Cell field agent.
A certain dictator has recently risen to power, and has been making serious threats against the United States. With the threat of war looming over everyone's heads, it is up to Sam to difuse the situation, and piece together what the Dictator's true intentions are.

If that doesn't sound like a recipe to kick butt, I don't know what's wrong with you. The stealth is superb, and the challenge high. I definitely recommend checking this game out.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
General Gameplay
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is a third-person stealth game with a Story that can make you fall asleep, it's been overused nowadays, typical threat to United States.

You'll need a few hours and lots of trial and error until you get a hang of the gameplay (unless you played this before), thanks to the Manual Saves option where we can save anywhere, it makes the game less frustrating.

There are some major bugs that break the gameplay, and rarely make missions impossible to complete without resorting to Developers Console.

Gameplay Rating: 2/5

Engine
Unreal Engine 2

Graphics Options
It has all the basic options we could ask for a 2002 game, resolution, shadows, textures, effects. Along with lots of costumization in the files.

Graphics Quality
For a 2002 game looks pretty solid, as expected from Unreal Engine! The cutscenes don't work properly on Windows 10 thought, forcing us to either use third-party mods (that can break the game further) or play in Window Mode (like I did).

Performance
Performance is solid, a toaster can run this game.

Engine Rating: 4/5

Overall Rating: 6/10

Notes
Overall rating is a combination of the gameplay (mechanics and story) and engine (how the game looks and runs). If you disagree with my take on the game or if something is factually incorrect, please leave a comment below!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny