Splinter Cell Chaos Theory review video

Splinter Cell Chaos Theory for XboxThe third installment of the stealth-action series starring Sam Fisher. Splinter Cell Chaos Theory takes place in 2008. Information Warfare has evolved into the most dangerous threat to global stability. You are 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.

To succeed, you will employ a host of unconventional counterintelligence activities to gather intel, disrupt enemy operations and neutralize adversary targets. As Information Warfare evolves, so must the Splinter Cell. You must penetrate deeper into hostile territory and operate undetected, closer to the enemy than ever before. At your disposal is a lethal array of tactics ranging from Combat Knife techniques, experimental prototype weapons skills, and more radical hand-to-hand techniques such as the Inverted Chokehold. Experience the thrill of acting as a lone operative fighting tomorrow’s threats in the field, and of cooperating online with a partner to accomplish crucial missions. Die in action, and the free world dies with you. Never-before-seen graphics technology offers the best visuals ever to appear on any platform. Advanced physics engine allows rag doll physics, particle effects and perfect interaction with the environment. The most complete arsenal of weapons and gadgets, from the combat knife to experimental prototype combat systems. Totally open level design with multipaths and optional secondary objectives.

Features all-new weapons and gadgets, including a knife, electronic jammers and the newly customizable SC-20K modular weapons platform. The game is brought to life with voice acting by Michael Ironside, cinematics directed by Andy Davis, and a soundtrack by Amon Tobin. Play two-player co-op on or off-line or go head to head in the unique Spies vs. Mercs online modes.

The complete stealth-action package. Watch this Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory video review.

Splinter Cell Chaos Theory features:
* State-of-the-art graphics and sound technology collide to produce the most breathtaking gaming experience on any console. Advanced physics modeling enables rag doll physics, particle effects, and seamlessly dynamic environments.
* Achieve primary and optional secondary objectives and negotiate missions with multiple pathways. Strive for ultimate stealth and rank yourself with the all-new post-mission statistics and scoring system.
* Inflict devastation on America’s enemies with the most advanced prototype weapons and gadgets, including electronic jammers and the newly customizable SC-20K modular weapons platform including sniper and shotgun. Or get up close and personal with the vicious new combat knife.
* Take command of an incredibly fluid and expanded variety of stealth maneuvers including covert combat knife kills, crushing submission holds, and swift assault moves.
* Take on enemies with clever AI that enables them to flank your position, take cover, and remember past events.
* Unbearable, gut-wrenching moments of tension that will leave you gasping for air. A twisting storyline in a world threatened by a new brand of warfare.
* World-class performances include: Michael Ironside, reprising his role as Sam Fisher.
* Driving, atmospheric soundtrack by electronica genius Amon Tobin.
* Breathtaking cinematics directed by Andy Davis (director of The Fugitive, Under Siege, and Collateral Damage).
* Play the first-ever cooperative stealth-action game. Coordinate infiltration missions with a partner against the AI over Xbox Live, System Link, or split-screen. Innovative joint strategies take teamwork to the next level.
* The universally acclaimed Spies v. Mercenaries mode from Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow makes a triumphant return with all new gadgets, cooperative moves, humiliation moves, and new multiplayer modes. Dynamic, evolving environments with elements like destructible walls and actionable triggers ensure that no two matches are ever the same.
* Downloadable Content over Xbox Live: Extend your game with future releases of extra premium content over Xbox Live.

To quote the video review: “Chaos Theory is a suspenseful adventure that moves the genre further forward. With three satisfying modes of gameplay it’s the complete stealth-action package.”

Design — 9.2
Gameplay — 9.5
Gameplay — 9.4
Overall — 9.5