Tom Clancy’s Top 5 Video Games
The works of Tom Clancy have certainly inspired amazing video game franchises, and the newest one to bear his name looks like it’ll be a surefire hit with fans. In celebration of tomorrow’s release of Tom Clancy’s The Division, we thought we’d count down the top five Tom Clancy games.
5. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction
The Splinter Cell series has always been a treasured IP for both Tom Clancy and Ubisoft, and the sixth instalment in the series is quite the treasure indeed. Now this entry in the Splinter Cell series steps back from its original stealth-focused routes and instead presents players with a full out Bourne Identity-esque plot. Sam Fisher’s gone rogue, going against the very organization he used to work for to stop an impending terrorist attack. Sounds like every action movie from the last 10 years. But still, the great visual style combined with high-stakes gameplay cements this title on the list.
4. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas
Nothing goes together better than guns and gambling. Rainbow Six Vegas breathed new life into the dead corpse that was first-person shooters. All it takes is a unique and fun setting to make a game so memorable and Vegas had more than enough of that. With loads of player and weapon customization, you could make the soldier of your dreams and then kick your friend’s ass in multiplayer. Speaking of multiplayer, this one boasts some of the best firefighting in any Tom Clancy game.
3. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
It’s hard to believe now, but Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter had some of the most impressive graphics and immersive gameplay for a first person shooter back in the day, pushing that Xbox 360 to the limit. Starting the trend of futuristic shooters, this entry certainly created a buzz upon its release. Its tactical gameplay and emphasis on squad based combat made players think before shooting to create a very differently paced game. Hopefully the upcoming entry in the series Wildlands will bring the series back to its roots.
2. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
The one that made Sam Fisher a household name among video gamers, Splinter Cell is one of the most important titles of the last decade. With a focus on stealth-based gameplay, players had to sneak their way around enemy territory and take out their foes in elaborately sneaky ways. Many of us remember the game for its glow-in-the-dark visuals that you were essentially forced to play with because it was just so damn dark everywhere.
1. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
The Godfather Part II of Clancy games, Chaos Theory is a really darn good time. Take everything great found in the first game and Pandora Tomorrow and you’ve got arguably one of the most thrilling gaming experiences ever. While Splinter Cell one and two were amazing in their own right (I mean it does have three spots on this list for a reason), Chaos Theory made the franchise one of Clancy’s best. This entry took the series in some very dark directions, a move that proved these were made exclusively for mature and advanced players. Add a fun and fleshed-out co-op campaign and you’ve got hours and hours of replay value. Oh, Sam Fisher, we love you so.
Tom Clancy’s The Division streets tomorrow on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows. Check out the trailer below: