Conviction is so far removed from the original Splinter Cell formula that I'm going to disregard it for this answer (though it is still one of the best games out there in my very humble opinion. Seriously, go buy it).
I would have to say that Chaos Theory is where Sam Fisher really hit his stride. Tons of gadgets to play with, a whole host of badass takedowns, varied levels, and an awesome co-op mode. It also had an incredible trip-hoppy electronica soundtrack by Amon Tobin.
It's also worth seeking out Double Agent on both Xbox 360 AND Playstation 2, because they're very different games, and each excellent in their own way. Chaos theory pips it for me though, and will apparently be part of the Splinter Cell HD pack, if you have a PS3.
Have to agree. Chaos Theory is utterly fantastic and the pinnacle of stealthy 3rd person action (unless you count the Hitman games). But I loved Conviction and the gameplay reflects the continued narrative. In Chaos Theory Sam Fisher is at the height of his shadowy powers...it's all clandestine ops and gadgeting wizardry. Conviction, though, reflects his years out of the service and the more personal attachment. Michael Ironside has never been angrier! And I like the fact that this time instead of picking foes off undetected...now Fisher is more like an angel of death. It's much like Batman Arkham Asylum, with the fear feeding back into the enemy AI.
They're two different games, so to compare them directly is perhaps unwise, but they're both well worth your time.
Yeah my brother is quite into Splinter Cell and he always tells me that Chaos Theory is by far the best.
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