• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Mar 28, 2005
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 193 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: 56 out of 61
  2. Negative: 2 out of 61
  1. Bas
    Apr 3, 2005
    10
    If you're a SC veteran, you'll love this game. The only bad thing I noticed about it was that they didn't include the SWAT turn.
  2. JamesK.
    Apr 1, 2005
    10
    IT's better than the first two.
  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. Alex
    Apr 6, 2005
    10
    I'm going to go ahead and say it: Chaos Theory is one of, if not THE best game on Xbox. the graphics are absolutely stunning, and theI'm going to go ahead and say it: Chaos Theory is one of, if not THE best game on Xbox. the graphics are absolutely stunning, and the gamplay is unmatched. i wasn't the biggest fan of the first two games, but i'm completely sold for this one. it deserves a place among any stealth-action/shooter fan's game library. Expand
  5. JonS.
    Oct 31, 2005
    10
    I love these games, and the coresponding book! there just the gratest game ever.
  6. MarkB
    Apr 1, 2005
    10
    This game is amazing. I didn't think games could look this good.
  7. Mar 29, 2018
    0
    this is one of the worst games i ever played i have to say even i play xbox kinect is more fun than this crap the story is like my **** andthis is one of the worst games i ever played i have to say even i play xbox kinect is more fun than this crap the story is like my **** and the game play is like an splinter cell fanboys condom and i think this is the worst game ever made the bots in this game is terible this game is pointless play a real game like metal gear solid splinter cell is the worst game series of all time and thats why ubisoft let the series die the main character is like a tree but a tree is more usefuff than this garbage i play godzilla and have more fun Expand

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#5 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
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