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 (672 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
10 of 10 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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7 of 7 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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3 of 3 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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6 of 9 people (67%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Yo man it's good
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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.0 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 of 2 people (50%) 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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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 22 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Bad game. Not worth any money.
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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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1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
im not a fan but i play it on fridays
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72.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Comparison
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory is -- if not the best -- one of the best, classic stealth games out there. As glitchy or buggy as can be, it is still very fun to revisit after a while and play with friends. Compare Chaos Theory to games such as Thief, or Dishonored. Obviously they are made by different developers. But as you can tell, they have different gameplay elements to them. For instance, this game gives you a visibility meter that indicates whether you're in a hidden position or in clear sight. Thief involves stealing and even a dodge/evade ability that allows you to quickly sneak by enemies.

The Gameplay & Fundamental Changes
While this game is quite old and dated by nearly three generations, it definitely stands out from some of the more recent titles in the franchise. Blacklist was great, however many many changes and additions were made over the years that essentially turned it into a run-and-gun thirdperson shooter. Blacklist was NOT meant to be a stealth game -- but it can be. Chaos Theory on the other finger is focused mainly around sneaking and getting from A to D. This may include lockpicking doors, hacking, hiding bodies... so there is some variety. Killing isn't a necessity.

Graphical Fidelity
In case you did not notice, this game utilizes the power and force (well, it DID) of the Unreal Engine 2.
If you're interested in games with mindblowing graphics like many nowadays, you won't be surprised when you realize that this was released in 2005. Of course it was made for lower-ended PCs & older consoles.

There are several video options regarding quality. You can tick HDR, mess around with different shader models, anistrophic filtering and such. This supports widescreen monitors too. NOTE: THIS WORKS DIFFERENTLY IN VERSUS! YOU WILL NEED TO MODIFY THE GAME'S .INI file!

The Community
My only problem with the game remains to be the community. You will very soon notice the small number of players in COOP and Versus lobbies. If you run into more than 20-30 players a day, then you must be drooling all over your desk.

Overall, it would be more than deserving to give this title a 9/10.
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18.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
They used actually asians for the voice acting. 11/10
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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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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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3 of 3 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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