Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is the mobile version of the console game of the same name and the fourth mobile game in the series. Like the previous games in the series it is a stealth based platform game played from a side view perspective and has similar gameplay. The player once again controls Sam Fisher who has to prevent terrorists from crashing the global stock markets and overthrow the world's governments.
The game contains nine levels set in three different environments: a Peruvian army base, a Japanese tea house and an underground train station. The objective of each level is simply to get past all the guards and reach the exit. The guards can either be sneaked past or they can be grabbed or knocked out by jumping onto them. It's also possible to shot them with the pistol, stab them with the knife or throw grenades at them. Making too much noise or being seen in the light leads to alarms being triggered. In addition to the guards there are also mines, stationary machine guns and guard dogs to avoid. At some stages the player also gets to remotely control a drone.