Kid reviews for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

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age 18+

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Parents say

age 12+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 35 reviews

age 12+

Top tier stealth

The games main character is a man named Sam Fisher, a secret agent keen to staying in the shadows, so you can imagine it gets a hair dark sometimes. KO'ing, Stabbing and Shooting. The game isn't too bad, there is an implied torture scene at the start of the game but you don't have to see anything if you turn a light switch off, you even get more points if you don't harm enemies, the game was built so you can go any way you want, wether it be guns akimbo destroying everything in sight or lurking in the shadows like a non violent predator. Best stealth game ever
age 11+

Splinter Cell at its finest

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory follows Sam Fisher, an American spy who works for an agency known as Third Echelon. Throughout the game, the player will infiltrate buildings, steal information, interrogate, etc. Interrogation is not in any way brutal, and Sam basically squeezes the person. First off, the main character is not evil. Although Sam can be brutal, he cares for his friends and family, especially his daughter. Throughout the Splinter Cell games, Sam goes to great lengths to protect those he cares about. The game encourages players to conserve resources, only offering minimal medical supplies and ammunition. Although there are guns, this is by no means a shooter game. The player is encouraged to take the path of stealth, and guns-blazing generally ends poorly. The mission can be failed by killing innocents and allies. Third Echelon is attempting to prevent war throughout most of the missions. Now, some things to note. The player will use guns, knives, and occasionally bombs to maim or kill the enemy, although there are non lethal options. Sticky shockers can be used in place of bullets, and the player can choose to pacify the enemy rather than killing. There is minimal swearing. Occasionally you may hear "A**hole," and guards occasionally scream "Madre de Dios," translating to "Mother of God," just something of note. Sam is a decent role model. He has morals and values, and so long as your child understands that violence toward others is unacceptable, they should be fine. If you want something slightly less violent, I would try the original Splinter Cell. While Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is rater M for mature, Splinter Cell is rated T for teen.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
age 12+

Splinter cell showdown

I think children up to 12 and over should be allowed to play this game.

This title has:

Great messages
Easy to play/use
Too much sex
age 14+

Great game for teens

This is a good, strategic combat game, it is quite violent but there are non-lethal options as the game rewards you for not killing your enemies. Your enemies give different responses, sometimes they use words like cr-- and b--ch So if you are planning to play on assault mode, turn off the sound

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much swearing
age 13+

OK for teens

I'm 14 and I played this game for the first time when I was 13. Unlike the first two games in this series Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is rated M. I don't understand. There's some swearing but nothing I've never heard before and the gore is non existent. I hear people talking about how Sam Fisher doesn't care who he harms but this is a little off. They talk about the missions in which you elude the national guard, but here's the thing, you can't kill them. You will lose the mission. And of course Fisher only cares about the mission. He's shutting down terrorists and stopping World War 3. The guys a soldier tasked with stopping Armageddon for Pete's sake, he's just following orders. As for the violence you hear a torture scene (just electric zaps and screaming), you lose points for taking down enemies and you lose even more for killing them. The gun is more for taking out lights and the knife is for lethal take downs. Sure you have an assault rifle but there is no real blood in the game and the rifle is better as a non-lethal projectile launcher than a gun. This is the best game in the series, even if it does take time to adapt to the controls, pick up a copy but only if you're a teen.
age 14+

Not for Kids? I don't think so.

Allow me to explain why I believe the game received an M rating, rather than the T rating the previous two games in the series received. First off, there is an heard but not seen torture sequence. The victim is endlessly electrocuted, and screams everytime he's shocked, eventually to the point of death. While you don't see the scene, you do witness the victim's charred body hanging from the ceiling. Also, there is a new optional feature: the inverted neck snap. It's not really gory, but the sounds are very realistic. And, generally, there is just more opportunities to kill instead of using stealth, though stealth is encouraged. Now that I've got that out of the way, this is an amazing stealth game. Though not as good as the original two as a whole, it did improve in that stealth play is a little easier, in that guards won't immediately sound an alarm when you are spotted. It also takes a different approach then the first two, in that it allows you to pick a loadout for the mission. You can pick the default loadout, which is a mix of stealth gear and assault gear, the stealth loadout, my personal favorite and with straight stealth gear, or assault, which has assault gear. Also, in the first two games, if you tried to shoot your way through a mission, other than at scripted moments where you needed to, you would be killed before you got very far. In this one, you can shoot your way through a mission, and though your stealth rating will be low at the end, it can be a lot easier than waiting to strike and using the shadows. Now, the cons that I picked up. In the first game, but especially the second game, the mission locales were varied. In Splinter Cell, you went from the streets of Georgia to an oil rig at sea, to CIA headquarters. That's an example. Another is in Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, missions were located everywhere, from a Paris cryogenics lab, to a moving train, to an underground Israeli hideout. In Chaos Theory, the missions started off interesting. The third mission was a bank robbery, in fact. But, as the game progressed, the missions were located in similar locations, with similar layouts, making the game very easy at some points. Also, in the first two, the loadout was varied with every mission. In this, you are forced to pick the same weapon class for every mission, making it a little mundane. Oh, and a side note. In the final level of the game, Sam can be captured and interrogated, leading up to another torture scene. But, despite the cons, this is a great stealth game. If you enjoyed the first two games, you won't be disappointed. However, the best one is probably the first one. My custom rating by age would be 15+, for Realistic-not intense- Violence Throughout, a Brief Torture Scene, and Brief Language (God-----).
age 12+

fun, intense, good game

this game was so much fun. the story was so intense with a twist at the end. The violence is really not a problem most of the time you just shoot the bad guys with guns. the picture on the front cover isn't really how it seems you never have an opportunity to do that but you take people hostige to ask them what door codes are or valuable info. Language isn't really a problem sometimes the mercs or bad guys will say the S word or something like that but no f bombs. One of the main bad guys is smoking a cigar at a bar and the main character is having a glass of an alcoholic drink. also you do have one moment where you can hang from a pipe and then a guard will walk by and you can drop down and snap his neck but you have an option no to. overall the best game ever.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 10+

This game should be rated T cause I don't see why it's rated M

This game is ok for kids 10 and up

This title has:

Too much violence
age 11+

Really not that mature.

This game isn't really all that mature. Very unfrequent language and not that bad violence should make this a teen game. There's not even that much blood! Sam Fisher is also a good role model, as he is humble and is always ready to help his country, no matter the cost. The only reason it's not really for kids under 11 is because it's a complicated game. But it's also one of the best games ever made!

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 12+

A game that you might enjoy

This game is fun at first, but gets old after you have played it a while. There are some off screen torture, and you sometimes have the choice to kill people.

This title has:

Educational value
Too much violence
Too much swearing