Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
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  1. Just an average stealth game on the PS2. It suffers from frame rate problems and just doesn't offer as much as we all would have hoped.
  2. Strictly on its own merits, this version is a good but unimpressive action adventure that still smacks of being a watered-down port of a technically superior game.

Awards & Rankings

#70 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jan 3, 2013
    9
    Stealth/action gameplay at its best in this 3rd episode of the Splinter Cell series, really the best PS2 generation title together with DoubleStealth/action gameplay at its best in this 3rd episode of the Splinter Cell series, really the best PS2 generation title together with Double Agent.
    The gameplay shows some improvements, such as the noise meter and new melee attacks, all surrounded by Amon Tobin's amazing soundtrack. It graphically suffers the console's technical limits but still remains a must play.
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  2. Sep 15, 2013
    9
    Chaos Theory is an incredible deep game. It doesn't treat players like a baby, it knows that the game is so fun you will play it no matter howChaos Theory is an incredible deep game. It doesn't treat players like a baby, it knows that the game is so fun you will play it no matter how hard it is. And this game is pretty hard. It has improved on the past 2 games in the series so much! The most notable is the level design. The levels are so much more interesting and funny, it has more objectives on each level so it is worth exploring too. Great game mechanics and just an overall great experience Full Review »
  3. May 1, 2013
    9
    this was and still is a pretty great game and is worth anybody's collection if you love ubisoft, tom clancy or just retro games in general andthis was and still is a pretty great game and is worth anybody's collection if you love ubisoft, tom clancy or just retro games in general and i can't wait for the new one that is coming out and you should too Full Review »