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.
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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.
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Plastron
( 40.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
the bathhouse level is bad at the end, but it's one of the best stealth games and still the best splinter cell game
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Captain Foxer
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
>Seoul mission
>Norkies coming down the elevator to my level
>Hide in bathroom and turn the lights off, cause ♥♥♥♥ light pollution
>Norks exit elevator and have a chat
>Chat cuts short as one of them says "That light shouldnt be off"
>They've never been on that floor until now

♥♥♥♥ing psychic soldiers, I swear.
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Merim
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Great game, no complaints probably with the exception of the last mission where its almost impossible if you are not cautious. All I can say is when you reach there, use the guards wisely, Other than that, the game was awesome and I had fun all the way through.
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dat boi
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
You sneak around people, steal their pepsi, game for you.
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DarkSurvivor
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
WIthout a doubt my favourite game of all time even though i played it on PS2. The one and only stealth infiltration game. Thanks to Michael Ironside for Fisher's voice and especially thanks to Clint Hocking, the designer of this masterpiece
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Dozer!
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Homemade Tortilla (for 8 servings)

Prep : 30 mins
Cook : 25 mins

Ingredients :
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup hot water

Directions :
1. Whisk flour, salt, and baking powder together in a large bowl. Add vegetable shortening and work into flour mixture using a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse crumbs.
2. Form a well in the middle of flour mixture and mix in hot water. Work flour and water mixture together with a fork and transfer to a cutting board.
3. Knead until a smooth, soft dough is formed, about 3 minutes. Add more flour if dough is too sticky.
4. Place more flour on cutting board, cover dough with bowl, and let rest for 15 minutes.
5. Cut ball of dough into eight equal parts and cover until needed.
6. Roll out balls of dough either by hand or with a tortilla press.
7. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place flattened tortilla in skillet and cook until it begins to bubble, about 1 minute. Flip tortilla over and cook for an additional minute. Flip again and cook for 1 more minute. Repeat with remaining dough.
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Green King Nagare Hisui
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
I played the game on the original Xbox, the gamecube, and even the PS3. But this game still manages to look amazing even on a run down piece of junk computer like mine. There was only one downfall and that was a steam overlay. But otherwise, it runs and plays great.
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smichaeln
( 14.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
This game is a marvel to play. A true stealth experience that the newer SC games left behind. This is my favorite SC game by far. I really love the level design and tools at Sam’s disposal. The pistols secondary mode that disrupts electrical devices is genius. The addition of Sam’s knife really adds a new and fresh element to the experience.

No better feeling then when you slice open the back side of a tent and get the slip on an unsuspecting enemy.

This entry is in my Top 10 games.
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Alan [WLTDA]
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
Still a very good game that has aged well :)
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Mavrick
( 61.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
My games are not working
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
60.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Truly the most thorough and polished stealth game to date. Chaos Theory is a game for hardcore fans of the stealth genre and, frankly, not for the high-octane gamer. This game is slow, methodical, and punishing if you don't execute your stealth plan to a fine point. Controls are polished, graphics are great (for its time), likable main character, and some laughs along the way. Arguably the best in the Splinter Cell series.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Still the best in the series.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
>Seoul mission
>Norkies coming down the elevator to my level
>Hide in bathroom and turn the lights off, cause ♥♥♥♥ light pollution
>Norks exit elevator and have a chat
>Chat cuts short as one of them says "That light shouldnt be off"
>They've never been on that floor until now

♥♥♥♥ing psychic soldiers, I swear.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Let me guess three alarms and im out. Fisher this aint a video game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
the bathhouse level is bad at the end, but it's one of the best stealth games and still the best splinter cell game
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Still a very good game that has aged well :)
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
169 of 179 people (94%) found this review helpful
165 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
Sam Fisher: Bad news.
Guard: I knew there were ninjas around here!
Sam Fisher: What?
Guard: Yeah, you've gotta be a ninja. How else could you sneak up and grab me like that?
Sam Fisher: Listen, I don't know what...
Guard: Wow! A real, live, ninja! I can't believe it!
Sam Fisher: Listen, I'm going to kill you if...
Guard: Wow Killed by a ninja... cool!

LOVE THIS GAME, old times.
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148 of 153 people (97%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2015
First off, this is my favorite game of all time. I've had it for a long time in physical format, but due to it's drm it's unplayable on modern systems, so I bought the steam version. I was a bit afraid of how it would run based on some of the reviews that have reported problems, so I was ready to issue a steam refund just in case.

So here's the score: this game is flawless. I've seen some negative reviews and let me address some of them. First of all, all those who say it's unplayable with keyboard and mouse are idiots, no two ways about it. You control your speed via the mouse wheel. It's that simple. Besides, you can customize the controls to your heart's content. Second off, no, it doesn't have checkpoints. And you know why? Because it doesn't need them! It has a quicksave function! I swear, some people...

How about the game itself? It's the best stealth game of all time. Period. You have full feedback of how much noise you make and how much noise is in the environment, how visible you are, you get a lot of tools for dispatching or distracting your enemies, you have nightvision, thermal vision and even "electric" vision that let's you see objects that use electricity (useful when completing some of the objectives). It has a fairly intelligent AI. The game is a bit too easy if you just kill everyone in my opinion but it's damn fun. If you like the suspense of stealth, look no further.

The graphics still hold up to this day in my opinion. Some of the round objects are a bit angular, but it doesn't take me out of the experience, and the textures still look great. There's also a surprising ammount of color that, compared to a lot of modern games, are a breath of fresh air. The sound design is superb and the soundtrack just ups the suspense. The music is low key and dynamic, changing to the gameplay.

Some of the writing is a bit too convoluted for me. Don't get me wrong, it's good, but it's hard to follow, especially for the first time playing. You really have to invest your brain into the story or you'll get lost in it.

All in all, if you even remotely like stealth games don't you dare miss out on this one.
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158 of 171 people (92%) found this review helpful
92 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2015
10/10 No Uplay required.
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119 of 130 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
Great game, often considered the highlight of the Splinter Cell series. Chaos Theory has 3 complete modes in single-player, co-op, and versus, at the time of its release very unique. In particular, the Spies vs. Mercs multi-player was an insanely fun and revolutionary experience, that for some strange reason Ubisoft has never replicated in later titles. Unfortunately, the co-op and versus modes are dead online, so the only real content purchasing it now is in single-player.

If you buy the game now, you're buying it only for the single-player experience. Still worthwhile in my opinion, but if you're looking for some multiplayer action, you're better off looking at the newest title (Blacklist at the time of writing).
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