There is an abundance of Tom Clancy games in the market that exceed expectations with all-around fun gameplay and profound stories. The militaristic and secret agent themes of Tom Clancy games make them thrillers like none other. Not only are Tom Clancy's titles generally amazing, but his books are as well. Despite Tom Clancy passing away in the year 2013, Ubisoft continues to brand their games with his name. Tom Clancy's books include one titled "Rainbow Six" and another named "Splinter Cell."
Narrowing this list down to ten games was challenging since there are quite a few engaging Tom Clancy games. Games like Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter may never lose their prominence. This is ranking the 10 best Tom Clancy games.
10 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield
When the game released, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield was overshadowed by first-person shooters like Halo: Combat Evolved and Metroid Prime. Sure, the game was pretty fun for its time, but it definitely wasn't the best shooter. More importantly, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield was a stepping stone for later Rainbow Six games. If you prefer the classics or wanted to try a new first-person shooter, Raven Shield is still enjoyable for its tactical-based missions and early usage of a cover system.
9 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands
Adding gameplay elements such as driveable vehicles and helicopters, and adding weapons that can shoot long distances adds to the ingenuity of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands. The Wildlands setting is a mountainous region that is overrun by hostile Santa Blanca drug cartel. Wildlands separates itself from past Ghost Recon games without deviating too far from them. At face value, it seems like an interesting game, but it falls short of expectations due to its repetitiveness.
8 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter was a considerable improvement over previous Ghost Recon games. Achieving objectives required patience and smart movements. Communicating with allies to take out enemies was electrifying. Advanced Warfighter 2's missions had a more dramatic tone than the first Advanced Warfighter game.
In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, the explosions are bigger, it has more gadgets, and your HUD is more interactive. Advanced Warfighter 2 is inferior to Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, but it is a fantastic game in the Ghost Recon series regardless.
7 Tom Clancy's The Division 2
Photorealistic graphics in Tom Clancy's The Division 2 make it stand out from other loot-based games. Completing missions with online players has never looked as good in a squad-based third-person shooter. When the original The Division released, it came with a lot of bugs that were fixed later on. Without a doubt, The Division 2 has a more successful launch than its predecessor.
Destroyable armor removes the sponginess of The Division 2's enemies and makes completing objectives more practical. Also, the Dark Zone has been adjusted to encourage newcomers. All weapons in the Dark Zone now do the same damage, so you can be an inexperienced player and still win. Skipping The Division to play The Division 2 is recommended since the story has no connection the first.
6 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist is one of the strongest entries in the series. Blending in with the shadows was not measured with a gauge, so players would have to guess if they were hidden. Despite its flaws, Blacklist is a worthy entry in the series.
Fans are still waiting for a sequel to Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist. A stealth system that didn't track the speed of players made Splinter Cell: Blacklist feel different from previous Splinter Cell games. According to gamesradar.com, Splinter Cell: Blacklist "divided fans over its action-oriented direction and cinematic style compared to the stripped back stealth focus of its predecessors." Ubisoft is planning to make a sequel, but they are being extra careful with their timing and execution.
5 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier bears many similarities and differences to the Advanced Warfighter games. Future Soldier improves with an upgraded dynamic heads up display (HUB) and more action-packed levels. What remains in Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is similar squad pacing to achieve an objective. The storytelling of the game is also more intriguing than previous Ghost Recon games. As a game released in 2012, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier hasn't aged a bit.
4 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
A few years of updates has drastically improved the gameplay of Rainbow Six Siege. Rainbow Six Siege has a steep learning curve. Even after fifty hours of play, some players will be struggling to use all of the game's gadgets correctly. Rainbow Six Siege contains many unique items and weapons which provide players with a multitude of ways to overcome opposing teams. Using a riot shield to break through doors and blowing a hole in the wall with an explosive are two ways to shock opposing players. If you're looking for a first-person shooter with painstaking progression, Rainbow Six Siege should be your first choice.
3 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Sam Fisher, a former Navy SEAL and NSA operative made his debut appearance in the first Splinter Cell game. The original Splinter Cell released on Xbox, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PC. Splinter Cell offered unprecedented detail and depth to its stealth-gameplay. Tom Clancy games owe much to Splinter Cell for popularizing their brand. If you decide to try a Tom Clancy game, starting with the original Splinter Cell is recommended.
2 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
We can't forget the explosive sequel to the Rainbow Six: Vegas. Using tactics, players could accomplish objectives in its story mode and online. Tom Clancy's Rainbox Six: Vegas 2 remains to be one of the greatest tactical shooters of all-time. The genius level designs of Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 made it stand out as a shooter. Calypso Casino was a map that could be played over and over. Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 is one of the most excellent representations of what a Tom Clancy game should look like.
1 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is a worthy sequel to Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow. Graphically, it was a considerable improvement over its predecessor. Not to mention the game's local co-op and multiplayer that could provide over one-hundred hours of enjoyment. To this day, many die-hard Splinter Cell fans are hoping that Ubisoft will revitalize local multiplayer in their next game.
Stealth combat had never looked so good before the release of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. Even today, games struggle to keep up with the game's advanced stealth component. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is the best Splinter Cell and Tom Clancy game ever made.