• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Mar 28, 2005
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Universal acclaim- based on 235 Ratings

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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. Positive: 70 out of 70
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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: 65 out of 69
  2. Negative: 1 out of 69
  1. TonyB.
    Apr 6, 2005
    10
    It's the best stealth action game I've seen. Or heard, for that matter.
  2. JimmyJ
    Apr 1, 2005
    10
    IIiiiiiiitts GRRRRRRrrrrreat!
  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. E.T.
    Apr 9, 2005
    10
    Greatest game on xbox. Period. Online play is amazing, the frustration is gone thanks to the new save option on the pause menu. I keep on Greatest game on xbox. Period. Online play is amazing, the frustration is gone thanks to the new save option on the pause menu. I keep on surprising myself with all the things I can easily do in this game. Very cleverly made. Oh and by the way Efe, I read your novel and I have to say this is a STEALTH shooter....hitman and punisher aren't exactly what you would call stealth. Blood doesn't matter unless you have no life and would like to see people die in pools of their own blood in real life. And why would you want to move furniture when you don't want anybody to know you've freaking BEEN there? 10. Greatest game I've ever played, even better than Zelda on 64. Expand
  5. Jun 20, 2020
    10
    I love Sam fisher. You are so lucky that you can take control of the Great Fisher Poison and secretly kill the enemy.
  6. AndrewV.
    Apr 1, 2005
    10
    There's nothing else this good in my collection.
  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. Expand

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