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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (PlayStation 2)

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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The game features fairly prominent product placement during cutscenes, in loading screens and on the screensavers of in-game computers. For instance, there's a gratuitous closeup of a Wrigley's Airwaves pack of chewing gum in one cutscene; the Airwaves logo later shows up on a zeppelin seen in the background.

Amusingly, the advertising features both popular brands of PC CPUs; the main sponsor in Europe is the AMD 64 brand, whereas Intel logos adorn the North American version.

Knife

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory was the first game in the Splinter Cell series to feature a knife as a part of Sam Fisher's arsenal.

References

The game makes numerous references to Metal Gear Solid 2, the most obvious one being in a particular knife-to-throat interrogation: "It's not like you can shake me and make my ammo fall on the floor to pick up" -- which is of course something you can actually do in Metal Gear Solid 2.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #10 Game of the Year
    • 2005 – #2 Xbox Game of the Year
    • 2005 – Xbox Action Game of the Year
    • 2005 – #4 Online Multiplayer Game of the Year
    • 2005 – Xbox Multiplayer Game of the Year
Information also contributed by CrankyStorming and Kantokid

Contributed by Ola Sverre Bauge (235) on Mar 18, 2006. [revised by : FatherJack (51506) and Patrick Bregger (115632)]. -- edit trivia