Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory was a satisfying tactical stealth game when it came out in 2005, and that’s no doubt why so many want the series to make a comeback. Ubisoft appears to be reluctant to confirm or reject another Splinter Cell game – even while it is shoehorn gets Sam Fisher into his live service games– so in the meantime we have to settle for the classics.
It’s easy right now because Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is currently free to keep in the Ubisoft Store. The offer is valid until November 25, and you must use Ubisoft Connect to play it. If you stick to your games on Steam, it’s actually pretty cheap there at the moment, with 75% discount.
Chaos Theory takes place in the dreaded future dystopia of 2008, where aggressive information warfare requires a more cautious approach. This is where Sam Fisher comes in: he’s really good at sneaking around, you see, and Chaos Theory is the part that perfectly combines open level design, a tense narrative and the ability to crack the necks of your enemies with style and subtlety.
While the demand for a new splinter cell has been high since the 2013 blacklist, the evidence that it will actually happen has been thin on the ground until last month. Development sources expect that a new “mainline” rate will be revealed in 2022. In the meantime, you can look forward to Splinter Cell Netflix series, or games like Sam Fisher in Rainbow Six Siege, or hang out with him in Ghost Recon Breakpoint.