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Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Double Agent

Splinter Cell Double Agent

Developed by Ubisoft Shanghai
Released in 2006
Played in 2006
Played on Xbox 360
Played to completion

What it’s about

The Splinter Cell series mixes up its established formula by sending veteran spy Sam Fisher undercover on a mission to infiltrate a domestic terror cell. Sam’s in a pretty dark emotional place, having recently lost his daughter in a car accident, and the story seems designed to push him to the edge of the NSA’s (and by extension, the player’s) comfort zone. Sam has to gain his mayhem-enthusiast friends’ trust while balancing the interests of the NSA and his larger mission goals. For a while it seems like the escalating demands of both sides are leading to a riveting finale, but then the game peters out with a shameful elipsis of an ending.

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