The year is 2008. Citywide blackouts ... stock exchange sabotage ... electronic hijacking of national defense systems ... this is information warfare. To prevent these attacks, operatives must infiltrate deep into hostile territory and aggressively collect critical intelligence, closer than ever to enemy soldiers.
User reviews: Very Positive (668 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 29, 2005

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About This Game

The year is 2008.

Citywide blackouts ... stock exchange sabotage ... electronic hijacking of national defense systems ... this is information warfare.

To prevent these attacks, operatives must infiltrate deep into hostile territory and aggressively collect critical intelligence, closer than ever to enemy soldiers.

You are Sam Fisher, the NSA's most elite black-ops agent. To achieve your mission you will kill from close range, attack with your combat knife, shoot with the prototype Land Warrior rifle, and use radical suppression techniques such as the inverted neck break. Also take on cooperative multiplayer infiltration missions, where teamwork is the ultimate weapon.

As the enemy evolves, so must you.

  • Deadly agility - Incredibly complete and fluid variety of moves including athletic moves, stealth moves, stealth kills.
  • Real weapons of tomorrow - The most complete arsenal of weapons and gadgets, from the knife to the experimental Land Warrior System.
  • As good as real - Never-before-seen graphics technology offers the best visuals on any system yet. Advanced physics engine allowing rag doll physics, particle effects, and perfect interaction with the environment.
  • Ultimate challenge - Intelligent AI with personal attributes, natural behavior where NPCs are aware of thier environments and remember past events.
  • Amazing replayability - Totally open level design with multipaths and optional secondary objectives.
  • Co-op stealth - Play multiplayer with friends and coordinate your infiltration in an all-new multiplayer challenge.

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Microsoft Windows® 2000/XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon, 1.4 GHz (Pentium IV or Athlon 2.2 GHz recommended)
    • System Memory: 256 MB of RAM or above (512 MB recommended)
    • Video Card: 64 MB DirectX 9.0c compliant graphics card (128 MB recommended)
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compliant sound card (EAX 2.0 or higher recommended)
    • DirectX Version: DirectX® version 9.0c or higher
    • Hard Disk: 4 GB available hard disk space
    • Supported Peripherals: Windows compatible mouse and keyboard, joystick for Solo and Co-op modes
    • Multiplay: Broadband with 64 Kbps data transfer upload rate (128 kbps recommended)
    • Note: For the most up-to-date minimum requirement listings, please visit the FAQ for this game on our support website at: http://support.ubi.com.
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Never used my weapons....
Stealth confirmed
1000% 20/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Probably best in SC series. This one is the most polished version of the classic splinter cells. It allows for more playstyles adding leathal and non-leathal takedowns and allowing player to take enemies more directly. You are still very vulnerable in a fight but you do have an option of quickly charging your opponent when discovered and hoping to stun or kill him before he shots you.

The level design tries to give more options. While the game still is highly linear there are multiple paths to the same objective giving a bit more sense of freedom and choice. The side objective in every mission also add to the replayability.

There is also coop mode which is quite fun, while far from perfect and multiplayer versus mod which I never had chance to try.

Overall a really good package.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
The peak of the Splinter Cell series, one of my favourite games of all time.
Then Fisher got locked up and sold his daughter for meth and regretted this poor decision.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
If you like stealthy games, then this game is for you! This is my all time favorite Tom Clancy game. The graphics are still good for being old. The gameplay is fluid and up to you. Do you want to kill everything or go in and out without ever being seen...it is all up to you! Story is alright but it is the gameplay that will have you hooked!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Probably the best entry in the series, even compared to the newer games.

Story is excellent, with a number of twists and turns. The options to stealth or kill one's way through are actually present; unlike SOME games, with the right set-up I can get through 95% of SC:CT without killing anyone. If I do, whether on accident or on purpose, then I at least have the option of hiding the body or running away. Takedowns are similar, and the environment kills are nothing short of fantastic!

Speaking of - its environments still look gorgeous even on modern systems - even if the character models are less-so. And the sound design and soundtrack? Absolutely brilliant; a perfect mix of background noise and high-tension BGM makes me almost crap myself if I accidentally blow my cover and the alarms start going off.

The only downsides are that it may be difficult to run on some newer systems, and... well, not to spoil anything, but the last level was somewhat of a disappointment, as it turns into nothing short of a bloodbath, despite all my efforts to prevent that from happening. As well, it may be problematic to get used to the controls (it took me a few hours of play before I got them down), but once you do it becomes less of an issue.

Overall, for anyone interested in a true stealth game and not just a short break from running and gunning, this is a must-have.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
The best Splinter Cell game to date. I'm a huge fan of stealth games. Chaos Theory came out near the end of what I like to call the Golden Age of Stealth games and it still holds up today, for the most part. Story wise the game is lacking, which is one of the reasons I would rank Choas Theory under games like Metal Gear Solid 3. The graphics aren't great even for a game that came out in 2005. Enemy AI is decent for the most part, but their imposibly quick reaction time to spotting you can be frustrating. Somtimes if you bump into an enemy or are somehow spotted they will immediately start firing, as in no animation of them turning around or rasing their gun, just immediatly firing. Apart from that the AI is decent. Mechanincally it's a phenomenal stealth game worthy of the genere. There are light and sound indicators telling you how visibil you are or how much noise your making, it even tells you the noice level at which the enemy will hear you. Unlike recent releases in the franchise, Chaos Theory isn't a game you can approach with guns blazing. You actually have to use stealth. You can't fire from the hip and you have to pull your gun out every time you want to fire which decreases your movement speed significantly. The PC version runs fine on modern systems, I had very few problems, and the game supports 1920x1080 without having to mod the game(old titles tend to be hit or miss with resolution support). If you have a high refresh rate monitor like I do you should know that the game is locked at 100 FPS. Keyboard and Mouse work fine, but it doesn't have controller support like most title now do, so you'll have to figit with it if you want to use a controller.

Story Score: 6/10

Rest of the Game Score: 9/10
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
The only and last true splinter cell stealth game also where Micheal Ironside really added his best to Sam Fisher.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
35.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Great game
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
64.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
good co-op game
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
the best splinter cell and mechanically-wise the best stealth game ever, the level design is excellent
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10.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Nice
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10.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
If you like stealth instead of run and gun ,although you have good weapons if stealth fails , If you like great gadgets , if you like a mission you can replay differently every time , If you like lurking in the shadows to complete a dangerous mission , which the best / easiest thing to do is not attack anyone , If you want a game that never gets old , you may have to quit playing it for a couple months before you go back to it . Then you need this old game , and the really old original splinter cell
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18.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
This ♥♥♥♥ing game...this ♥♥♥♥ing game. ♥♥♥♥ing choke people out and punch people in the face for maximum stealth.

10/10
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1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
im not a fan but i play it on fridays
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1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Bad game. Not worth any money.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
If you are a splinter cell fan then this is the game for you
Pros : Good storyline
good stealth elements
Enemies eybrows go 2 inches higher when you grab them
Cons: It keeps making my steam window small after i exit!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Still the best game in the serie.
It was made when AAA stealth games were actually challenging, and punished you hard for going full rambo.
The plot isn't really memorable, it's your average action movie scenario involving really bad guys and your witty american hero saving the day. Nonetheless, Sam Fisher is a character you'll find easy to like, and can make you crack a smile.
When it comes to gameplay, it's kinda frightnening to notice how rigid it is, how the game got old. It gives you everything you would expect for a good stealth game, a lot of possibilities, some alternate routes, and a heavy dose of "waiting in the shadows hoping for that guy not to see you".
Graphics-wise, it's holding up. When the game came out, it was one of the most beautiful thing I had laid my eyes on, it really blew me. It was on par with all the AAA games that came out at this time, maybe better.

Soundtrack was composed by Amon Tobin. Yep, Amon Tobin. As a result, Chaos Theory has an atmosphere no other Splinter Cell game has, and god, they wish they had it. It's a real pleasure to lurk in the dark, your knife ready to stab Generic soldier#54 with a stressful, sometimes a bit creepy, note from the wonderful soundtrack.

And co-op has to be the best co-op experience I ever had on any game. It's challenging, it requires communication, and you can climb inside a vent by touching your partner in places you wouldn't even have thought about in the first place.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
good game

I like it

it's good
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
88.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This game has provided countless hours of online fun with it's riveting COOP multiplayer!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
very gud gaem hasn't aged badly at all.

I give it sam fisher out of Splinter Cell
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