Review by linkinpark27

"All Hail, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow."

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow is the sequel to Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell for the Xbox console. This sequel improves in each category compared to the first game. The graphics, controls, and game play. sounds and more are better than ever. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow also has a great Multi-player on Xbox Live...

Graphics: 10/10

The detail of the graphics are a beauty. The effects of water reflections, and the use of shadows. Everything looks spectacular from the character models to the environment. In one level, there is a train that runs by some railings. You can see the actually change in the shapes of the shadows. These graphics are one of the best on the Xbox console.

Sounds: 10/10

The sounds of the game were unbelievably realistic. From the footsteps to the shatter of glass, you can hear everything. Even the clicking of light switches. The crackle of the fire, everything can be heard. Even when you are breathing. How is that for sound?

Story: 8/10

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow has a plot that is similar to his novels, the good old spy and war stories. The story of the game is that you are a spy, trying to save the world. Even thought this plot has been done countless times before, Tom Clancy makes it into his own style, and turns it into a great game.

Game play: 10/10

The game play has you mainly focusing on stealth. To do this, you must hide in the shadows. You also have three levels of visibility. The lower it is, the less the enemy can see you. Shooting lights and lamps can turn it dark, lowering your visibility level, and making it harder for everyone to see. Fortunately, you have night vision goggles. One thing about the game is getting caught by the enemy. Getting caught sets of alarms. Depending on the level, you can set off one alarm to ruin your mission, or set off three before the mission is failed. Your standard weapons consist of a silenced pistol, an assault rifle with extra to fire various grenades, non-lethal shots, and more. You get gadgets also to do your dirty work, like heat-vision goggles, night vision goggles, lock picks, cameras, and laser microphones to tap into those phone conversations. This game is not your usual run in and kill everyone in sight type of game. You have to kill silently ,and when you do you have to hide the bodies of your victims or you will set off alarms if they are found. In most of the game though, you have to sneak up behind enemies, then knock them out. We can't have to many casualties now, can we? ;-)

Multi-player: 10/10

The multi-player consists of Spies VS. Mercenaries. There are 3 modes, several maps and more that can be downloaded. You play this over Xbox Live or system link. The multi-player one of the best thing to the game. The mercenaries or "mercs",short for mercenaries, basically have to prevent the spies from completing their objectives. The mercenaries get an assault rifle, EMF vision, motion detectors, and lots of other gadgets, like a real James Bond. The spies don't have any lethal weapons, but they can kill mercenaries through breaking their necks and shoot them to knock them out. The spies get this electric shock rifle, thermal/night vision goggles, spy bullets, and grenades, and other various non-lethal weapons. It may sound like the mercenaries have the advantage, but they can only be in first person view. The spies are in third person like the game. This balances it out so the spies can have an advantage as well.

Replay Value 10/10

Replay value is very high, especially for this type of game. Every time you replay, you learn new things, etc. Also, the multi-player lasts for a long time.

Overall: 10/10

This game is one of the best games in the Xbox library. This is a must for your collection. If you have $50, buy this game. If you don't believe me, ask anyone that owns the game. Trust me, this is an opportunity you don't want to miss out on.

Reviewer's Rating:   5.0 - Flawless

Originally Posted: 06/13/04

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