Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory Xbox

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  • Summary: As Sam Fisher, Third Echelon's most skilled Splinter Cell operative, you are assigned to execute a hazardous series of operations to investigate and eliminate a new source of information attacks originating in North Korea. At your disposal is a lethal array of tactics ranging from CombatAs Sam Fisher, Third Echelon's most skilled Splinter Cell operative, you are assigned to execute a hazardous series of operations to investigate and eliminate a new source of information attacks originating in North Korea. At your disposal is a lethal array of tactics ranging from Combat Knife techniques to experimental prototype weapons skills and more-radical hand-to-hand techniques such as the Inverted Chokehold. Experience the intensity of acting as a lone operative fighting tomorrow's threats in the field and of cooperating online with a partner to accomplish crucial missions. Expand
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  1. No longer is there just one way to solve a treacherous night mission before the enemy picks up your audio signature: stealth will pay off just as well as good old-fashioned ultraviolence.
  2. By far the best game that the series has produced.
  3. The formula has been tweaked to an almost perfect mix of story and engrossing gameplay that still requires more use of brain over brawn... The presentation is off the charts with mesmerizing visuals and audio production, both of which have a major impact on how you play.
  4. This gameplay variation is a fantastic move on Ubisoft's part, because it makes Chaos Theory more accessible to a wider audience while still supporting a more slow-paced game.
  5. Subjectivity aside, on a pure bang to buck ratio Chaos Theory comes out tops, but as we're all too aware, there's no accounting for taste (or skill, you light-loving frag-fanatics).
  6. The Xbox version of Chaos Theory is one of the system's most complete and valuable titles, a must-have. If you like your games hard and your competition brutal, don't let Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory out of your sight.
  7. I'll reserve a four-star rating for the next time this series takes big leaps. In this latest edition, there's nothing so new that you'll stop and say, "Whoa." But Chaos Theory is true to the things that make Splinter Cell games so good.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 59
  2. Negative: 2 out of 59
  1. KurtB.
    Apr 4, 2005
    10
    A stunning acomplishment. You won't believe it's not a PC game, it looks so good. There are very very few faults with this game. It A stunning acomplishment. You won't believe it's not a PC game, it looks so good. There are very very few faults with this game. It would be perfect exept: 1. The sound: The music doesn't smoothly transition when an enemy becomes aware of you. For example, you shoot out a light, the sound of the light breaking will cut out...and then the music will start. Maybe it's just taxing the Xbox too hard resulting in a small freeze. 2. Lighting effects. It's not as good as the older splinter cells. Your stealth meter will show that you are completely hidden, but it's obvious that someone should easily be able to see you. 3. Menus. Too many action menus. For example, I'm sneaking up on an enemy, and I want to grab him, but instead I push him off his chair and start using his computer instead! Of course, I navigated the action menu poorly. This is probably hard to fix on a consule, but you'll end up doing some pretty funny/stupid things accidently. This game isn't perfect. But it's closer than any other game I've ever played. It sets a new bar for AI, graphics, interactive environments, and the list goes on. This game will be the measuring stick for every new game in it's genre. It's gonna be really tough for them to measure up. Expand
  2. RobertL
    Apr 1, 2005
    10
    Awesome game.
  3. KnightH.
    Mar 13, 2007
    10
    Don't get me wrong but I do enjoy the stab in the back do a runner types of games but how the hell do I access versus mode on Don't get me wrong but I do enjoy the stab in the back do a runner types of games but how the hell do I access versus mode on Splintercell Chaos Theory. Expand
  4. BobS.
    Apr 6, 2005
    10
    this game is the best game ever.
  5. JonS.
    Oct 31, 2005
    10
    I love these games, and the coresponding book! there just the gratest game ever.
  6. Mar 22, 2015
    10
    Tom Clancy's Splinter cell chaos theory sets the player as a spy of Third Echelon, Sam Fisher currently investigating a string of eventsTom Clancy's Splinter cell chaos theory sets the player as a spy of Third Echelon, Sam Fisher currently investigating a string of events leading towards a major terrorist. All made by a very intellectual person. Its up to you, to ghost your way through highly dangerous missions, to put an end to this "chaos theory," and prevent world war 3. Expand
  7. T.Clancy
    Feb 27, 2006
    1
    Graphics are nice but I have given this game a week and still cant get used to the controls or sneaking around like a wuss. Call me a FPS fan Graphics are nice but I have given this game a week and still cant get used to the controls or sneaking around like a wuss. Call me a FPS fan but I will be trading this one in. Not very fun. Collapse

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