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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (PlayStation 2)

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Description

In Pandora Tomorrow, you reprise your role as Sam Fisher, along with old friends Irving Lambert and Anna Grimsdottir.

A terrorist has a disease which he plans to spread through the United States. He makes daily phone calls to an undisclosed location every day, delaying the release of the disease by one more day. As Fisher, you must find out who the terrorist is, where he is, who he is working for, and above all, stop him.

In order to do this, you are taken all around the world, from Paris to Indonesia to the holy land Jerusalem. Sam comes equipped with his standard pistol and SC-20K. The SC has been improved, with an added scope with two levels of zoom. You have access to all the equipment from the first game, including Sticky Shockers, Diversion Cameras, Frag and Smoke Grenades.

Sam has also learned some new moves. He has the ability to perform a SWAT turn, which allows him to pass from one side of an open door to the other without being spotted. He may perform a half-split jump, enabling him to lean against one side of a wall to give him boost to jump higher. He can also whistle, to attract the attention of any nearby enemies.

Pandora Tomorrow also has a full fledged multiplayer game, playable on Xbox Live. The multiplayer ties in to the single player campaign, and it pits the Shadownet team (spies) against the Argus team (mercs). The game supports four players.

Members of Shadownet must infiltrate various complexes to retrieve canisters of a deadly liquid, but they must watch out for cameras, motion sensors and trip lasers, all of which alert the mercs to their position. The spy cannot kill with weapons, but he can stun the mercs for several seconds in order to sneak up and kill from behind.

On the other side, the mercs must make their way to each canister, guarding it from the Shadownet team. Whenever an alarm is tripped, the merc is instantly alerted to where the spy is. To help fight the Shadownets, the mercs have a built-in motion sensor view, which picks up any moving objects, as well as an electromagnetic view, which picks up on spy gadgets. The mercs come equipped with a rifle, and must defend the viral canisters at all costs.

Multiplayer comes with a good variety of maps, ranging from a warehouse and a factory to a cinema and three towering skyscrapers. More maps will be available in the future via Xbox Live.

Screenshots

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow PlayStation 2 There's no lock Sam cannot pick... almost none
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow PlayStation 2 If you sneak from behind and press X, you'll grab enemy soldier as hostage and can interrogate him, use as a shield, or render unconscious
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow PlayStation 2 Aiming from the corner, too bad you don't have green light to kill anyone yet, so shooting lights should be the alternative to killing
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow PlayStation 2 In a sniper mode, too bad you can't see much from all this smoke present

Alternate Titles

  • "细胞分裂:明日潘多拉" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Tom Clancy's Splinted Cell: Pandora Tomorrow HD" -- PlayStation 3 title
  • "Splinter Cell 2" -- Informal title

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The Press Says

games xtreme Jun 17, 2004 9.9 out of 10 99
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 10, 2004 18 out of 20 90
1UP Jun 13, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Yahoo! Games Jun 17, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamePro (US) Jul 15, 2004 4.5 out of 5 90
4Players.de Jun 19, 2004 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot Jun 15, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
Gamer.co.il Aug 04, 2004 8 out of 10 80
videogamer.com Aug 27, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jun 07, 2004 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

Development team

The game was developed by Ubisoft Shanghai while its predecessor was developed by Ubisoft Montreal. The Montreal branch took a short break after completing the first game and then went on to develop Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory.

Map editor

On 13 December, 2004, Ubisoft released a map editor for the PC version along with extensive documentation and two new maps. You can download them on the official website.

Novel

In December 2004, the first Splinter Cell novel was published. Strangely, it is not written by Tom Clancy but by David Michaels. The book deals with conflicts in the middle east and concentrates on the protagonist Sam Fisher.

Awards

  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 03/2005 - Most Intelligent Multiplayer Mode in 2004
  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – #3 Xbox Game of the Year
    • 2004 - Most Innovative Online Multiplayer of the Year (Xbox)
  • Golden Joystick Awards
    • 2004 - Runner-up to Fable for Xbox Game of the Year
Information also contributed by Sciere and Simon Koetsier.

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