As part of Ubisoft’s 30th Anniversary celebrations they have decided to start handing out gifts ( though we’re sure that it’s supposed to be the other way around?). Starting last month with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and running all the way until the end of the year, the Ubisoft Club will be giving away a classic PC Digital game, and this month’s offering is the rather excellent Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.
Originally released back in November 2002 exclusively on X-Box and PC, and later available on other platforms, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell marked a key moment in Ubisoft’s history: it was the first blockbuster title developed by Ubisoft Montreal, and Sam Fisher has grown to become one of the most recognisable characters Ubisoft ever created.
At the core of Splinter Cell is a technological innovation: dynamic lighting. For the first time in a game, lights could change in real time, which in turn enabled developers to rejuvenate the Stealth genre, by hiding and sneaking through the shadows. The player interacts with the environment by creating safe places by destroying lights, and adapting to moving ones.
The game was critically acclaimed and received the 2002 E3 Game Critics Award for Best Action Adventure game. With his characteristic light googles and stealthy movement, Sam Fisher became one of the most popular video game characters. Splinter Cell has become a long lasting franchise with 5 sequels, 7 novels and soon a full length motion picture.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell is going to be available to download from the 13th July 2016, with a new game being revealed every month and only made available to Ubisoft Club members, for free for 30 days only.
If you want to be part of Ubisoft’s 30th Anniversary celebrations and start downloading these classics as they become available then sign up to the Ubisoft Club now.