Continuing the celebration of its 30th anniversary, Ubisoft has announced that July’s free PC game will be the classic Spy-Espionage title, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell. The first in the series, Splinter Cell was release for Xbox and PC in November 2002, and holds a critical moment for Ubisoft history as the first major blockbuster from the studio and the first title from Ubisoft Montreal, not to mention that it was the birth of one of gaming’s most badass characters.
Upon its release, Splinter Cell was critically acclaimed and received the 2002 E3 Game Critics Award for Best Action Adventure game, this was thanks to the game being the first to use a Dynamic Lighting System where, for the first time in a game, lights could change in real time. This helped rejuvenate the Stealth Genre and launch a series which saw 5 sequels, 7 Novels and an upcoming feature film.
Ubisoft announced at E3 this year that they would be giving away 1 classic PC game away in honor of their 30th anniversary, last month (and still available) was the reboot of the Prince of Persia series, The Sands of Time, which Splinter Cell will replace on July 13th. To redeem your copy, all you have to do is sign into the Ubisoft Club (formerly U-Play) and claim it.