Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell available for free on PC

You can experience the start of the iconic Splinter Cell franchise right now!

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The original Splinter Cell is now available to download for free on PC to celebrate Ubisoft’s 30th anniversary.

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell originally released in November 2002, and since then, it spawned a total of five sequels with Splinter Cell: Blacklist being the most recent entry, which was released in 2013.

Last month, Ubisoft made Prince of Persia: Sands of Time available to download for free as part of the same promotion. The promotion only gives customers the opportunity to download a free game for just one month, which means you’ll have until the middle of August to download Splinter Cell until another title takes its place.

Those interested in downloading Splinter Cell will need to download Uplay in order to add the game to their account. We think it’s a small price to pay in order to own such a classic game, so log in and get downloading!

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    July 13, 2016 11:30 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell available for free on PC

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      July 13, 2016 11:46 AM

      UbiSoft fanboy that I am, the physical discs to Splinter Cells 1thru 4 (on PC) are already in my collection, but I haven't played the original game on the PC since the original demo was released in 2002.

      14 years, wow.

      Also, 2.36GB for an entire game download seems so quaint nowadays. :)

      Going to assume this is a lot easier to install and get up and going than my outdated physical discs.

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        July 13, 2016 11:58 AM

        I'm wondering if the game runs ok on modern hardware.

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          July 13, 2016 12:07 PM

          Unfortunately I cannot give a definitive answer as my PC is about 8 years old (upgrade to CPU about 4-5 years ago, but still ancient compared to most).

          Some comments:
          1.After a long installation waiting for "DirectX" to install, the game seems to run fine.

          2. Game starts up in seconds

          3. 1600x screen res, 3D sound is an option but I couldn't get it working with my Logitech setup

          4. The video cutscenes play but they do this really annoying flickering so they are basically unwatchable, not sure why

          5. I am doing the first mission i.e, the "Training" course, and it plays great so far, so much smoother than I remember on the original PC demo or the XBOX version (which I am more used to).

          6. The in-game cutscenes (using the engine) don't seem to be skippable (at least I can't figure out how to skip them),

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            July 13, 2016 12:56 PM

            Well that's good to hear. I'd be interested to fire it up again, but it will probably just make me want to play Chaos Theory again!

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      July 13, 2016 7:20 PM

      Does the pc version have controller support?