In Splinter Cell, you take on the role of Sam Fisher, an operative for the secret organization Third Echelon.
SC is a
game, similar to M
etal Gear Solid. Third Echelon is a secret organization, a part of the U.S. government. The organization deals with very sensitive missions, and you play as Sam, Third Echelon's "splinter cell". Your missions are so discreet, that if you are captured, the government will deny any such existence of that organization.
Since it's a stealth-based game, you have a variety of moves at your disposal. You can walk, run, crouch, jump, rappel, shimmy, cross horizontal wires, zip using a zip cord, and do a split jump.
To defeat your enemies, you have a variety of means. You can use your weapons, but the noise might alert a guard. You can stun them, kill them, subdue them, jump down from the ceiling and knock them
Some enemies are needed to activate a door or pass code, so you can take an enemy hostage by holding a gun to his head, you can interrogate them, or you can use them as human shields.