Ubisoft's 35th birthday celebrations continue, as following the Assassin's Creed Chronicles promotion from last week, this time the company is giving away copies of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory. Highly regarded even now by fans, the title was the third game in the popular stealth series starring Sam Fisher.
Released in 2005, Chaos Theory has Fisher infiltrating many secret facilities of foreign governments for intelligence as part of NSA's Third Echelon covert-ops branch. In addition to the series staple light meter for blending into environments, the game also introduced a sound monitor as a new mechanic. The title can be played in both lethal and non-lethal methods.
Keep in mind while co-op and multiplayer are listed as features, official servers have been shut down since 2016.
Here's how the store page describes the bleak setting of Chaos Theory:
The year is 2008. Citywide blackouts, stock exchange sabotage, electronic hijacking of national defense systems, this is information warfare. To prevent these attacks, operatives must infiltrate deep into hostile territory and aggressively collect critical intelligence, closer than ever to enemy soldiers.
You are Sam Fisher, the NSA's most elite black-ops agent. To achieve your mission you will kill from close range, attack with your combat knife, shoot with the prototype Land Warrior rifle, and use radical suppression techniques such as the inverted neck break. As the enemy evolves, so must you.
The minimum requirements for the classic are as low as expected:
- OS: Microsoft Windows® 2000/XP
- PROCESSOR: Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon, 1.4 GHz
- MEMORY: 256 MB RAM
- GRAPHICS: 64 MB DirectX 9.0c compliant graphics card
- DISK SPACE: 4 GB available space
The Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory giveaway will run through November 25 and can be claimed on its dedicated portal here or by using Ubisoft's Connect client. The game comes in at $10 normally. Even with two giveaways in the bag, Ubisoft anniversary celebrations are continuing. It appears there's at least one more giveaway planned as well.