A Japanese Information Defence Force is formed to help face modern threats. Deemed a violation of international law and of the Japanese Post-War Constitution, Korea and China become outraged.
Secretly, the head of the IDF begins launching information-warfare attacks against Japan and blaming the attacks on North Korea. When the U.S. intervenes, as they are obligated to under Article 9 of the Japanese Post-War Constitution, the U.S. is attacked as well, forcing North Korea to escalate the situation with a pre-emptive invasion of South Korea.
As war erupts on the Korean Peninsula, Sam Fisher must thwart the alliance between the Japanese Admiral, a neurotic computer hacker, and the head of an international paramilitary company in order to prevent the rekindling of a massive world war in the Pacific.
Guide Sam Fisher through a series of stealth missions. Players must master new prototype weapons and a slew of deadly moves including combat knife techniques and the inverted chokehold.
- UNPRECEDENTED REALISM
State of the art graphics and sound technology collide to produce the most breathtaking gaming experience on any console. Advanced physics modeling enables rag doll physics, particle effects, and seamlessly dynamic environments.
- STAGGERING REPLAYABILITY
Achieve primary and optional secondary objectives, and negotiate missions with multiple pathways. Strive for ultimate stealth and rank yourself with the all new post-mission statistics and scoring system.
- TOMORROW'S STEALTH ARSENAL
Inflict devastation on America's enemies with the most advanced prototype weapons and gadgets, including electronic jammers and the newly customizable SC-20K modular weapons platform. Or get up close and personal with the vicious new combat knife.
- DEADLY AGILITY
Take command of an incredibly fluid and expanded variety of stealth maneuvers including covert combat knife kills, crushing submission holds, and swift assault moves.
- HUNT OR BE HUNTED
Take on enemies with clever A.I. that enables them to flank your position, take cover, and remember past events.
- WHITE-KNUCKLE THRILLS
Unbearable, gut-wrenching moments of tension that will leave you gasping for air. A twisting storyline in a world threatened by a new brand of warfare.
- TOP NOTCH TALENT
Michael Ironside, reprising his role as Sam Fisher.
Driving, atmospheric soundtrack by electronica genius Amon Tobin.
Breathtaking cinematics directed by Andy Davis (director of The Fugitive, Under Siege, and Collateral Damage).
- COOPERATIVE STEALTH
Play the first ever cooperative stealth action game. Coordinate infiltration missions with a partner against the A.I. online on Ubi.com. Innovative joint strategies take teamwork to the next level.
- AWARD-WINNING VERSUS MODE
The universally-acclaimed Spies v. Mercenaries mode from Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow makes a triumphant return with all new gadgets, cooperative moves, humiliation moves, and new multiplayer modes. Dynamic, evolving environments with elements like destructible walls and actionable triggers ensure that no two matches are ever the same.
- DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT
Extend your game with future releases of extra premium content.
 Hardware Requirements
Windows 98/ME/200/XP (XP recommended)
2GHz Pentium III or AMD Athlon processor (2.4 GHz or faster recommended)
256 MB Ram (512 highly recommended)
64 MB video card (128 recommended), ATI 8500 or GeForce 3 or better DirectX 8.1 (DirectX 9.0 included on disc)
DirectX 8.1 compliant sound card (EAX-compliant card recommended)
8X CD-ROM or faster
3GB Hard Drive Space
Windows-compatible mouse and keyboard required (mouse with mouse wheel recommended)
Broadband modem required for multiplayer, 64 Kbps uploa