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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (PlayStation 3)

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www.xbox.com:
    The next installment of the critically acclaimed stealth-action franchise, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell® Chaos Theory™ sends Sam Fisher on a perilous mission to stop a cyberterrorist plot that threatens worldwide war.

    Also included is the all-new cooperative multiplayer mode as well as the fan-favourite Spies versus Mercenaries mode that was introduced in Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Pandora Tomorrow™.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12858) on Oct 14, 2010.

uk.playstation.com:
    Covert specialist Sam Fisher faces the escalating threat of information warfare, in
    Ubisoft's second stunning Splinter Cell sequel.


    In 2008, modern warfare has become a battle of - and for - information that threatens to
    throw the world out of balance. To counter new information attacks originating in North
    Korea, Third Echelon deploys elite Splinter Cell Sam Fisher, a highly skilled covert operative
    deep into hostile territory to collect critical intelligence by any means necessary.

    Tom Clancy's name on gaming titles is rapidly becoming synonymous with outstanding
    gameplay and cutting-edge visual quality. This third episode in the Splinter Cell series is no
    exception.

    Like its precursors, Chaos Theory is a stealth action game, sporting superbly detailed
    locations brought to life by some of the best dynamic lighting ever witnessed in a game.
    Once more, players will find themselves immersed in this unstable geopolitical environment
    as the thrilling storyline unfolds.

    Supporting the intriguing plot and atmospheric visuals is a wealth of features, including
    totally open levels and secondary objectives that add immense replay value. Adding to the
    challenge of sneaking through the hostile environments is the advanced enemy AI, which
    now sees your foes remembering their environment and past events.

    Sam also comes equipped with a bevy of hi-tech weaponry and gadgets, and his range of
    athletic and stealth skills have been expanded further still, making for an incredibly fluid,
    hyper-real experience.

    Split-screen two-player cooperative missions make for a stark contrast to the lonely
    crusade of the 'regular' covert operations, requiring teamwork and careful coordination to
    succeed.

    If playing well with others is not your thing the evolved online two-on-two versus
    multiplayer option will be. All semblance of cooperation goes out the window as you take
    on friends in one of two game modes (scenario and disk hunt) as either stealthy Shadow
    Net Spies or heavily armed Argus Mercenaries.

    • Incredible graphics and dynamic lighting effects


    • Involving storyline with many twists


    • Enhanced AI characters that interact naturally with their environments and remember
      events


    • All- new cooperative play options that rely on good teamwork and planning


    • Evolved online multiplayer versus modes with new environments and moves

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Mar 27, 2008.

www.software-pyramide.com - Windows (German):
    Wir schreiben das Jahr 2008 ... stadtweite Stromausfälle ... Sabotage an den Börsen ... nationale Verteidigungsanlagen werden auf elektronische Art und Weise entführt. Die informationsbasierte Kriegsführung hat sich zur grössten Bedrohung der globalen Stabilität entwickelt. Der Spieler schlüpft in die Rolle Sam Fishers, Third Echelons talentiertester Splitterzelle. Fisher ist mit der Untersuchung einer neuen Quelle informationsbasierter Angriffe, deren Ursprung auf Nordkorea zurückzuführen ist, beauftragt. Zur erfolgreichen Durchführung der Mission müssen zahlreiche unkonventionelle Mittel der Spionageabwehr Anwendung finden, um an wichtige Daten zu gelangen, gegnerische Operationen zu stören und feindliche Ziele zu neutralisieren. Mit der Weiterentwicklung der informationsbasierten Kriegsführung muss sich auch die Splitterzelle weiterentwickeln. Der Spieler hat die Aufgabe tiefer als jemals zuvor in feindliche Territorien vorzudringen und dabei unerkannt zu bleiben. Unterstützend steht ihm ein tödliches Arsenal an Taktiken zur Verfügung Í von der Messerkampftechnik über den Kampf mit experimentellen Waffen-Prototypen bis hin zu radikalen Nahkampftechniken, wie dem Würgegriff. Der Spieler spürt die Spannung hautnah, wenn er alleine gegen die Bedrohung von Morgen kämpft oder online gemeinsam mit einem Partner herausfordernde Missionen ausführt. Wenn die Gegner sich weiterentwickeln, muss dies auch für NSA-Agenten gelten...

    Contributed by Xoleras (66241) on Dec 31, 2007.

Back of Keep Case - Xbox (PAL, UK):
    AS THE ENEMY EVOLVES, SO MUST YOU.

    What if a simple algorithmic code could crash the Asian stock-market, blackout New York or take control of ballistic missiles? In 2007, this has become a reality. Only one person has the key to the code and you must find them at any cost or the chain of chaos will become unstoppable. You are Sam Fisher, you are a Splinter Cell.

    New close combat kills including inverted neck break

    Operational with a commando knife, the ultimate stealth equipment

    SC 20K assault rifle includes shotgun

    Team up with a friend in 'Cooperative Mode'

    Critically acclaimed Versus Mode returns

    Soundtrack composed by Amon Tobin

    Contributed by MAT (71466) on Jan 12, 2006.

www.nintendo.com – GameCube:

    Don't make a sound

    Sam Fisher steps in again and takes drastic measures to diffuse the situation.

    The risks become greater and the odds are more stacked against Sam Fisher than ever in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. So much so that stepping on a twig can blow Fisher's cover and send him to a retirement that's both early and permanent.

    Features

    • Optional secondary objectives
    • Post-mission stats and scoring system
    • New sound meter
    • Co-op stealth mode

    Japan's creation of an Information Self Defense Force is deemed a violation of international law and ignites rising tensions with China and North Korea. Facing blockades of shipping across the Korea Strait, Japan requests U.S. assistance. As nations begin to mobilize, Third Echelon gets wind of a small and seemingly unrelated incident that may end up having global repercussions. Sam Fisher gets the call.

    Fans of the Splinter Cell franchise and the hard-edged Sam Fisher will be blown away by Chaos Theory. Not only does the game stay true to the stealth action and espionage storyline that made the two previous games successes, the graphics (especially the lighting effects) look fantastic, a sound meter is implemented and two players can play simultaneously.

    Fisher's always been a pretty focused guy, but now he gets an opportunity to stray from the course a little bit. In addition to the primary mission, Fisher has an opportunity to complete secondary missions. Although not vital, these missions add more intrigue and a bit more replay value to the game. The well-designed levels are the franchise's biggest yet. The new ranking system adds replay value, too. After every mission, take a look at how stealthy you were and then try to top yourself.

    The score isn't important if you don't complete your mission, of course. Fisher's best friends are shadows, but there's a new kid in town, sound. You never wanted to make much sound before, but now you're judged on how quiet you can be. The sound meter shows you the current sound level. If Fisher makes too much noise, he'll be discovered whether he's in the shadows or not. Too bad all of life ain't a Metallica concert.

    Fisher will need to be extra careful in the quietest rooms. Other rooms might have white noise, giving Fisher a little leeway to scuffle. Outside, the sound of the weather affects Fisher's ability to make noise. A thunderclap nicely masks a gunshot, but you have to time it just right.

    High-tech weaponry is a staple of Splinter Cell games and this one is no different. In addition to all the cool prototype weapons, Fisher carries a knife for up-close-and-personal combat. Of course, you can always fall back on Sam's lethal stealth moves. At the beginning of mission, you get to choose what weapons you want to take with you -- a stealth package, an assault package, or a mix of the two.

    Of all the new additions, the coolest is the co-op stealth game. You and a partner coordinate missions and even perform two-person moves to complete your objectives. Some of the co-op moves are pretty amazing. For instance, to climb over a high wall, one character can kneel and boost the other over the wall. Your ability to create a strategy with your partner is vital to your success. It's no time to be a cowboy and walk into the street with your guns blazing.

    Bottom Line

    The top game in the stealth adventure genre just got better. The additions of the sound meter and co-op mode show off the series's unflagging sense of innovation.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Jan 06, 2006.

Back of Case - Xbox (US):

    "THE BEST GAME EVER ON XBOX"

    - OFFICIAL XBOX MAGAZINE

    What if an algorithm could crash the stock markets, black out New York, and hijack ballistic missiles?
    THIS IS 2007. THIS IS REALITY.
    The one programmer who has the key to this algorithm has vanished. Find him at any cost. Bring the battle closer to the enemy - bring it to their soil before the chain of chaos becomes unstoppable.
    You are Sam Fisher.
    You are a Splinter Cell.

    • Unpredictable enemy encounters through multipath levels.
    • High-adrenaline stealth kills, submission strikes, and firefights.
    • Power-packed weaponry of the near future.
    • Double the action on one system as you team up with a friend for two-player co-op stealth missions [via offline split-screen, System Link, or Xbox Live’]!
    • All-new, shockingly innovative spies vs. mercenaries online battles.

    Contributed by Sciere (249660) on Jan 06, 2006.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2 (US):

    BRING THE BATTLE CLOSER



    What if an algorithm could crash the stock markets, black out New York, and hijack ballistic missiles?
    THIS IS 2007. THIS IS REALITY.
    The one programmer who has the key to this algorithm has vanished. Find him at any cost. Bring the battle closer to the enemy - bring it to their soil before the chain of chaos becomes unstoppable.
    You are Sam Fisher.
    You are a Splinter Cell.

    • Unpredictable enemy encounters through multipath levels.
    • High-adrenaline stealth kills, submission strikes, and firefights.
    • Power-packed weaponry of the near future.
    • Double the action on one system and team up with a friend for unprecedented two-player split-screen cooperative stealth missions.
    • All-new, shockingly innovative spies vs. mercenaries online battles.

    Contributed by Sciere (249660) on Jan 06, 2006.

Back of Case - GameCube (US):

    "THIS GAME IS THE TRUTH." - IGN



    What if an algorithm could crash the stock markets, black or New York, and hijack ballistic missiles?
    THIS IS 2007. THIS IS REALITY.
    The one programmer who has the key to this algorithm has vanished. Find him at any cost. Bring the battle closer to the enemy - bring it to their soil before the chain of chaos becomes unstoppable.
    You are Sam Fisher.
    You are a Splinter Cell.

    • Unpredictable enemy encounters through multipath levels
    • High-adrenaline stealth kills, submission strikes. and firefights
    • Power-packed weaponry of the near future
    • The most spectacular graphics and immersion on Nintendo Gamecube’
    • Double the action on the system and team up with a friend for unprecedented two-player split-screen cooperative stealth missions
    • Enhance your stealth tactics in real-time with Game Boy® Advance connectivity

    Contributed by Sciere (249660) on Jan 06, 2006.