Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory GameCube

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2005
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
Buy On
  1. Credible, honest stealth; but imperfect, limited stealth too. The Xbox version is, again, vastly superior, but the GC game's Co-op still throws up a memorable experience.
  2. The newest in the Splinter Cell series is a fairly solid game, but lacks a bit of polish, and won't appeal to everyone.
  3. 70
    The attention to detail (such as when Sam slowly reaches for his knife while approaching a foe) makes you forget that you're playing a game at times. It may not look quite as good as the Xbox, but it's still one of the prettiest GameCube games you'll see.
  4. Strictly on its own merits, this version is an altogether unimpressive action adventure that still smacks of being a watered-down port of a technically superior game. In other words, both GameCube owners and Splinter Cell fans deserve better than this.
  5. The single-player campaign holds its own, no doubt, but once those short ten hours or so are up, there's nothing left for GameCube owners to do -- except to sit back and wait for another Splinter Cell game.

Awards & Rankings

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#26 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Feb 21, 2012
    9
    Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is not a game for everyone, and not in the way of most people doing bad, but in the way of everyone wanting to doSplinter Cell: Chaos Theory is not a game for everyone, and not in the way of most people doing bad, but in the way of everyone wanting to do good. Splinter Cell makes everyone a perfectionist by the time they put down the controller and reap their rewards. For there is not a single game more rewarding than this. I've seriously never played a game in which I wanted to do so good. Playing this game I can play a level over and over again till I beat it without getting caught, without setting an alarm or dying etc. I can do this because the game works, and there is not a single better Stealth game out there. You'll be shooting sticky cameras, hanging from pipes, neutralizing enemies, disabling lights and so on. There is so much to do that the controller is riddled with combos in order to fit the complexity to your finger tips.The game is in Third Person and is all about being a spy and getting through a level without getting caught by your enemies. The enemies are also decently intelligent, and will do well to get your heart racing in moments. The gameplay is very much so slow, and doesn't let you switch things up with a firefight. It's all stealth, all the time. There are multiple places of entry into pretty much every room, and there are loads of ways to take out the enemy. The majority of the time you do better to either sneak around or neutralize them (you get more points this way). Everything is there and everything works perfectly, and it should because unlike Shooters and everything else, things are much more frustrating in a game where you lose whence getting caught once, or so it was in your mind. The Gamecube version looks great, probably the best of the three, but it's not the one worth buying for it doesn't offer the multiplayer experience. Best bets are on buying the Xbox version. The lasting appeal just isn't there for the Gamecube version like it is with the Xbox and PS2 versions. Though the campaign is worth beating multiple times. Oh yeah the story..... It's really really boring, but that's not what this game is about. It's a simple concept, wrapped in Tom Clancy complexity and does absolutely nothing in the way of interesting character development. I saved that for the last because if you want a good or interesting story in gaming, you can find a lot in a lot of other places. This is pure hardcore gameplay at it's finest. Full Review »
  2. JuanR.
    Jul 7, 2006
    10
    this is a very good game and i must to say that i enjoy it very much, so you need to proove it.
  3. Nout
    Feb 6, 2006
    9
    Luckily no one likes the Gamecube and no one wants an excellent game when there's a better version of the same game, so I got this game Luckily no one likes the Gamecube and no one wants an excellent game when there's a better version of the same game, so I got this game really cheap. I was preparing myself for a disappointment, knowing that graphically this GC port sucks...but it looks terrific! Yes, from what I've seen, the XBox version is better, graphically and with online multiplayer features. I prefer single player games anyway This GC port looks better than the first Splinter Cell and I still am impressed with the looks of that game. I don't think in phrases like "graphics look dated" when I'm gaming...I like my N64 games just as much and they still look great. If you own an Xbox, get that one, simple as that, but you can get a GC version for very cheap. If you can live with poorer graphics (which stiil look very good) and no online multiplayer feature this game is for you. Full Review »