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Order vs Chaos: Part Two

Part one of our permadeath playthrough of Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory sees us hanging precariously from a lighthouse balcony…

[one_third]Part two of our permadeath playthrough of Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory sees us stow aboard a ship in the middle of the ocean…[/one_third]


Permadeath playthroughs are riveting things. Far Cry 2 even inspired a novella-like account of one. With only one life – for the entire game – the tension is incredible, and the changes to the way one traditionally approaches gameplay remarkable. We’ve taken the permadeath approach to Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Ubisoft Montreal’s critically-acclaimed threequel and one of the best stealth games ever made.


Part One: Somewhere Off The Coast Of Peru

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Part Two: Maria Narcissa, Somewhere In The Pacific Ocean

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Let us know if you’d like to see more, and how you’d like to see it. More or less commentary? More aggressive playstyles? Would you like to see a permadeath co-op campaign, too? Comment below, and enjoy the video. We’ll add further entries to this post as we make them.

5 thoughts on “Order vs Chaos: Part Two

  1. Great stuff, keep at it 🙂
    Commentary is enough, too much would ruin it. I\’d love to see a bolder playstyle though, not lethal but faster.
    But that\’s probably because I enjoy the thrills of taking risks 🙂

  2. I\’ve enjoyed this quite a lot. For me you\’ve struck just about the right level of carefulness with a fair bit of good ol\’ fashined paranoia.

    Keep at it.

  3. I quite enjoyed that- it\’s been ages since I played SC:CT but I still remember it as one of my favourite games and I mean to return to it at some point in the near future.

    Video-wise, the commentary seemed pretty good to me and the overall pace of the level was good also. The bit at the lighthouse dragged on but I suppose that\’s to be expected with a playthrough like this…. goodness knows I\’ve spent my share of time just sitting and observing guard movements before FINALLY manning up and making a move.

  4. You know, you can always whistle when you want a guard to move; they\’ll investigate the sound, so you can lead them away from areas you don\’t want them to be in.

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