Gaming Deal of the Day – Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
Peter Donnell / 4 years ago
Today’s gaming deal of the day allows you to re-live the original 2003 adventures of Sam Fisher in this classic stealth-em-up, I don’t much care for a lot of the newer Splinter Cell titles, but this one is a classic in its own right and now you can purchase it DLC-Free.
I’ve been posting my deal of the day from GOG.com for a while now, someone recently ask me why I chose that site instead of obvious ones like Steam. GOG.com only supplied DRM-Free games, what that means is that after downloading the title your free to make backups, copies, re-installations of your games installer freely, while they don’t condone piracy (and rightly so), you should be able to have control of the item you purchased and you should always pay a fair price for it too, while GOG.com’s prices are in USD ($) they have a global fair price policy, the correct price for your region is calculated upon purchase in relation to its US price, not a lot of distributors hold to such fair morals, this is why I support them.
What’s cool about it:
- Go Behind the Headlines into the real world of modern espionage.
- Diverse mission objectives achievable by different means for increased replay value.
- Highly interactive environments giving players more gameplay options and the ability suit their actions to their preferred gameplay style.
The player takes on the role of Sam Fisher, an operative for the National Security Agency’s sub agency, the Third Echelon. The Third Echelon consists of many Splinter Cells. It has the support and resources of the major U.S. intelligence agencies, but will never be recognised by the U.S. government. If any cell of Third Echelon is captured or compromised the government will disavow any knowledge of its existence and the remaining members will vanish.
Fisher is inducted into the Third Echelon with an important first mission. Two CIA agents have disappeared in T’Bilisi, Georgia after investigating communications blackouts in the area. Fisher will uncover more than a couple of corpses when he infiltrates the Georgian government and unveils a threat that will have devastating consequences for the American people.
Splinter Cell is a stealth-oriented action game set in a Tom Clancy-inspired landscape. All kinds of cool high-tech gadgets are at your disposal to help you neutralise terrorist threats. Night vision, thermal vision, EM sensors, sticky cams, and other whiz-bang tech toys help you spot the bad guys, and your broad array of weapons–lethal and not–include suppressed pistols and assault rifles, sticky shock bombs, Ring-Airfoil Projectiles, and the most lethal weapon of all: Sam Fisher himself. Climb, mantle, and sneak your way through a game that won E3 2002’s “Best Action/Adventure Game” award as well as the Game Developer’s Choice Award for Excellent in Writing. With a tightly-written plot, unbeatable mechanics, and an iconic character, it’s no wonder this is the start of a long–and excellent–series.