User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Macintosh release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.2
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.3
Overall User Score (6 votes) 4.3

Critic Reviews

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Mac Gamer (Dec 29, 2004)
Splinter Cell is one of the best sneaky third person shooters that I’ve ever played (I don’t think there are many others). The graphics, shadows especially, are fun to look at even if it does run a bit slow. I think this game is great and I hope to see Pandora Tomorrow come to the Mac some day.
Games4Mac (2004)
Gameplay, Sound und Grafik sind wirklich beeindruckend und so kann Splinter Cell neue Maßstäbe auf dem Mac als Stealth-Action setzen. Leider gibt es nur 9 Missionen die aber zum Teil sehr komplex sind. Nach etwa 15 Stunden könnt ihr (leider) schon die Endsequenz betrachten.
macHOME (2004)
A tense, engaging action game, Splinter Cell's stealth motif is supported by all of the gadgets and character movements. While we don't think it allows you to make enough choices through levels -and none to alter the plot -its exciting action kept us playing.
AppleLinks.Com (Nov 22, 2004)
In the end, is Splinter Cell fun to play? If you're looking for a game which uses stealth over action and has an interesting and evolving story, excellent graphics, and a gameplay which rewards patience, then this is the game for you. You won't be disappointed, since Splinter Cell is very well made and Sam Fisher himself is fun to play. On the other hand, if you're looking for a game where you have unlimited ammunition and you are nearly invulnerable as you rampage through each level, then you should look for a different game.
Inside Mac Games (IMG) (Oct 13, 2004)
Thanks to Aspyr Media we finally have Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell on our wonderful platform. Yes, it has been a couple years since UbiSoft launched it for the Xbox console system. Do not worry though, the years have been kind to Sam Fisher and the Third Echelon because even playing the Xbox version cannot compare to the level of detail that you will get owning the Mac version. Just how great is this game you ask? Well, not better than sliced bread, if that’s what you are looking for. But for you carb friendly readers out there that don’t eat the bread it’s pretty damn good.