User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 44
  2. Negative: 2 out of 44

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  1. 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 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 Expand
  2. 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 and i can't wait for the new one that is coming out and you should too
  3. 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 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.
Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Despite the inclusion of new gadgets and stunning visuals, the series is starting to decompose; playing the same thing over and over is beginning to wear a little thin. It’s a good job the multiplayer experience continues to blossom. [Apr 2005, p.90]
  2. The online mode is not something for the casual player, but if you take the time to learn to play the game right and to study the layout of the maps it can be an exciting experience.
  3. 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.