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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banterXD29
( 18.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
excellent!!
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Mrharryg20
( 38.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
10/10
Best stealth game ever made, from the best stealth series ever made.
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Green Power Ranger
( 28.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
The last good Splintercell. The story of this game is in my opinion really cool.

pros:
Graphics are still okay by today`s standarts.
not too hard but not too easy
you can dropkick the ♥♥♥♥ out of your enemys
each level is a small open world that you can infiltrate how you like
AI is very good for such an old game


cons:
controls are a bit ♥♥♥♥ when you first start the game (shift=jump, scrollwheel=speed your running at, E=aim down sights, etc)
even though the AI is good for an old game it sometimes does really stupid ♥♥♥♥( if you repeatedly switch the light on and off they just stand there and do nothing)

All in all the game is really fun, so if you are a stealth game fan GO BUY IT
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quietisme
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Stealth at its purest.
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Homuya [GER]
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
>me and my friend do coop
>supposed to get in a chemical bunker with missiles
>we run in, jump in the open missile hatch, I glitch into a wall and he dies, the wall took the impact so I did not lost all my health and could revive him
>how2go inside most legit way

Best game.
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trancemobile
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Great game, and completely fully works through Steam as well!!! YAY!!!!
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CONSTABLE KETAMINE
( 40.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
step the fucc down, solid snake, because this old man with green bulbs on his head will airfoil your a s s to sleep and show you what the best stealth game of all time is
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II Cold Moon II
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Don't let my low time in-game fool you. If my hours spent playing this on the original xbox could somehow be transferred to Steam, I shudder at the thought of how many hundreds of hours would be logged here.

Being a big fan of the stealth genre, I've played a LOT of stealth games. But even now, in 2016, I can say without a doubt that Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is the absolute best stealth game ever crafted.

The sheer amount of freedom and variety the player is given, coupled with the fact that this is an excellent PC port that runs at a solid 60 with a modern rig. No stutters or hiccups of any kind for me, unlike Conviction.

You want to break a lock instead of picking it? You can do that. You want to go completely non-lethal? You can do that, too. You want to kick a door open so hard that it sends the person behind it flying across the room? You can do that, as well.

In conclusion: PLAY THIS GAME
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OrionNorthwest
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
My all time favorite stealth game! It still holds up really well for being a game that came out on the original xbox. Taking your time and planning your movements is rewarding, while going in carelessly and killing people willy nilly will get you killed very quickly. I like that there is not only a meter to show how visible you are, but also a sound meter that is affected by your movement speed and ambient noises. My proudest achievement in gaming was getting 100% on every level without killing anyone and not being seen at all, leaving no trace.

I don't know if co-op or multiplayer still works, but the co-op missions were great when I played them on the original xbox with my brother back in the day.
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2glam2giveadamn
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
just buy it, it's Chaos Theory.
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BlooyZombie
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
I have logged thousanda of hours playing this game in versus mode, It was my all time favrite game with the spy vs merc. Best of all the serious in my opioning That was back in the x box days The First one.
I bought this game strictly for the online mode, But sadly I have wasted my money as It is no longer.
the story mode is alright if you enjoy being Stealthly
I guess I will have a trophy game to remember past Entertainment
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carter780
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
must buy if a stealth fan of anysort
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BLACK★STAR
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
I played this game for countless hours when it came out for the Original Xbox, and loved every second of it.

The thing that set this apart from the first Splinter Cell and actually a couple later ones, Was the Spy VS Merc online play. The Neck snapping and Roof Tazing shenanigans was real XD. This was cutting edge when it came out, and still to this day It still seems well ahead of its time.

((Unlike that sorry piece of sh*t "The Division" that made Tom Clancy do F*cking barrel rolls in his grave.))
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Termi
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
How do run it on win 7 64bit when you get a black screen:
start it with -nointro
when you hear the menu music press control-alt-delete and open the taskmanager. Do nothing here just tab back to game with alt-tab. now you can play it.
If you want to use widescreen, look at the introduction on this site:
http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Tom_Clancy's_Splinter_Cell:_Chaos_Theory#Widescreen_resolution
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Bobthekitt
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Awsome game to play with friends and killing them by screwing up the mission.
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Anti-Bully Ranger Pin-chan
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Quite possibly the greatest video game soundtrack ever.
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AC11B
( 84.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
10/10
If I said SC 1 was better than SC Blacklist in every way, then how could I possibly describe how good Chaos Theory is? I'll try.
-I have to constantly remind myself that this was an Xbox (gen 6) game, because it looks better than half the game that come out today. Look up the forums for some sweet graphic improvements as well, It looks absolutely stunning on my rig at 1440p.
-The controls and interface have been perfected, enemies are smart and have a great deal of dialogue, and the story is amazing because this was from back in a day when having "Tom Clancy's" before your title actually meant something.
-Going 100% Ghost is super satisfying, but the game also has moments where it's hard NOT to want to kill the enemies your facing when you see what they are up to. That's part of the job I guess, you have to put personal feelings aside
-If Ubisoft wants to make SC7 a Game of the Year again, all they have to do is thoroughly go back through CT, recreate those same mechanics, and start the rest from there. There is really no excuse for making another Conviction or Blacklist and trying to pass it as a Tom Clancy Splinter Cell game.
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CrackerJackGAME
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
It's a little different than I remember on the ps2 but it's still amazing!
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Joey Jordison
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Literally the only game where being in the light is scarier than being in the dark. 10/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
42 of 46 people (91%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Literally the only game where being in the light is scarier than being in the dark. 10/10
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Quite possibly the greatest video game soundtrack ever.
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
84.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
10/10
If I said SC 1 was better than SC Blacklist in every way, then how could I possibly describe how good Chaos Theory is? I'll try.
-I have to constantly remind myself that this was an Xbox (gen 6) game, because it looks better than half the game that come out today. Look up the forums for some sweet graphic improvements as well, It looks absolutely stunning on my rig at 1440p.
-The controls and interface have been perfected, enemies are smart and have a great deal of dialogue, and the story is amazing because this was from back in a day when having "Tom Clancy's" before your title actually meant something.
-Going 100% Ghost is super satisfying, but the game also has moments where it's hard NOT to want to kill the enemies your facing when you see what they are up to. That's part of the job I guess, you have to put personal feelings aside
-If Ubisoft wants to make SC7 a Game of the Year again, all they have to do is thoroughly go back through CT, recreate those same mechanics, and start the rest from there. There is really no excuse for making another Conviction or Blacklist and trying to pass it as a Tom Clancy Splinter Cell game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Awsome game to play with friends and killing them by screwing up the mission.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
How do run it on win 7 64bit when you get a black screen:
start it with -nointro
when you hear the menu music press control-alt-delete and open the taskmanager. Do nothing here just tab back to game with alt-tab. now you can play it.
If you want to use widescreen, look at the introduction on this site:
http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Tom_Clancy's_Splinter_Cell:_Chaos_Theory#Widescreen_resolution
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Hands down one of the best splinter cell games ever.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
The swan song of the Splinter Cell series.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
step the fucc down, solid snake, because this old man with green bulbs on his head will airfoil your a s s to sleep and show you what the best stealth game of all time is
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
I played this game for countless hours when it came out for the Original Xbox, and loved every second of it.

The thing that set this apart from the first Splinter Cell and actually a couple later ones, Was the Spy VS Merc online play. The Neck snapping and Roof Tazing shenanigans was real XD. This was cutting edge when it came out, and still to this day It still seems well ahead of its time.

((Unlike that sorry piece of sh*t "The Division" that made Tom Clancy do F*cking barrel rolls in his grave.))
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
My all time favorite stealth game! It still holds up really well for being a game that came out on the original xbox. Taking your time and planning your movements is rewarding, while going in carelessly and killing people willy nilly will get you killed very quickly. I like that there is not only a meter to show how visible you are, but also a sound meter that is affected by your movement speed and ambient noises. My proudest achievement in gaming was getting 100% on every level without killing anyone and not being seen at all, leaving no trace.

I don't know if co-op or multiplayer still works, but the co-op missions were great when I played them on the original xbox with my brother back in the day.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Great game, and completely fully works through Steam as well!!! YAY!!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
The last good Splintercell. The story of this game is in my opinion really cool.

pros:
Graphics are still okay by today`s standarts.
not too hard but not too easy
you can dropkick the ♥♥♥♥ out of your enemys
each level is a small open world that you can infiltrate how you like
AI is very good for such an old game


cons:
controls are a bit ♥♥♥♥ when you first start the game (shift=jump, scrollwheel=speed your running at, E=aim down sights, etc)
even though the AI is good for an old game it sometimes does really stupid ♥♥♥♥( if you repeatedly switch the light on and off they just stand there and do nothing)

All in all the game is really fun, so if you are a stealth game fan GO BUY IT
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Tom Calancy is probably spinning in his grave as he watches Ubisoft furiously ram their #girlwood down his vidya legacy's throat. This was arguably the last good Splinter Cell game depending on how you feel about Double Agent and one of the last passable games with Tom Clancy's name plastered on it for licensing shekels.

Still holds up despite being over ten years old, the KB/M controls work fine but you should probably invest in a controller for this one because using the scroll wheel to control your walking speed is like letting a mouse trap clamp down on your nipples in sub-zero temperatures. Multiplayer still works natively on PC as far as I know and it beats Konami's Pachinko Gear Cashcow: Online any day. Co-Op campaign is great and had an interesting mechanic if you're using a microphone to distract guards, unfortunately unless you're still using Windows XP in-game voice chat doesn't work so you'll probably never use it.

Overall its still one of the best stealth games out there. Support team banter thats self-aware and doesn't take itself too seriously despite the shlocky 'political intrigue' storyline thats in every TC game, great missions with multiple approaches, fantastic competitive multiplayer and co-operative campaign. If only Ubisoft still gave a damn about the quality of their products.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
One of the best stealth games i have played to date. speaking in the year 2016 that says a lot about the game.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
The last true and in my opinion the best of Splinter Cells. If you like tactical, stealth gameplay - this is for you. The game has aged well and you will surely find it fun if you are to play it for the first time. One of all time favourites.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
WARNING: if you are a big fan of autosave throw that out of the window cuz if you die or exit the game you start all over... Helpful tip quicksave every five min.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Hands down one of the best stealth games ever made and the last great Splinter Cell game. The single player story isn't all that amazing but it does it's job. What you're here for is the levels and interactions in them. The game much like the two before it are centered around stealth, so you get the true experience, none of that third person shooter crap from later games. The co-op is also great having it's own campaign and you don't need uplay to play with a friend online! Plenty of fun to be had here. And make sure you pick up the original too! Sadly the second one Pandora Tomorrow isn't on here.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
the best stealth game ever existed.
11/10.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
152 of 161 people (94%) found this review helpful
145 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 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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39 of 44 people (89%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
You Love Stealth-Games? You love Sam Fisher? You love funny dialogues?

Then you should buy this Game. It´s worth every penny.

I just say: Old but Gold.
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