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Description

Splinter Cell Essentials is a hand-held "sequel" to Splinter Cell: Double Agent, with a story that explains the events after Double Agent and revisits previous missions from the original game's, as well as flashback missions of his Navy SEAL day's, levels made exclusive for the PSP, such as a mission in the jungle of Columbia back in 1992. In total there are nine missions to play in the story modes as well as three unlockable bonus missions.

The core gameplay is still the same, using stealth and shadows to eliminate or subdue targets, collect information and such. The controls have been slightly modified for the PSP, the analog being used for movement while the d-pad is used for the inventory screen, but the most notable feature is holding the "O" button will allow the player to pan around with the camera, while a single tap will reset the camera directly back to the third-person perspective.

As before, gadgets such as night vision, thermal, as well as lockpicks and weapons from the previous games return as well as a new feature designed exclusively for the game, where players can challenge a human opponent via Ad-Hoc in an online spy vs. spy deathmatch.

Screenshots

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Essentials PSP Moving a body.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Essentials PSP Pause menu.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Essentials PSP Hanging on a pipe in order to pass over obstacles.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Essentials PSP Breaking a lock.

Promo Images

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Essentials Screenshot
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Essentials Screenshot
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Essentials Screenshot
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Essentials Screenshot

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Critic Reviews

3DAvenue PSP May 02, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
TTGamer PSP May 02, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine PSP May, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com PSP Apr 07, 2006 11 out of 20 55
Eurogamer.net (UK) PSP Apr 25, 2006 5 out of 10 50
videogamer.com PSP May 17, 2006 4 out of 10 40
GameSpy PSP Apr 05, 2006 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) PSP Apr 14, 2006 4 out of 10 40
Worth Playing PSP Jun 22, 2006 4 out of 10 40
RewiredMind PSP Apr 07, 2006 3 out of 10 30

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