IGN: "Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory on the original Xbox is like the master spy of stealth games. The re-release on 3DS is more like the junior detective. This portable Splinter Cell may have the same levels and the same storyline, but it's just a shadow of what Chaos Theory offered.
What's been lost? Competitive multiplayer, co-op storyline, heat vision goggles, choosing mission loadouts, quick save anywhere, great graphics, and smart enemy AI. Remaining is the core single-player story, the gameplay basics, the original voice work, and some of Sam Fisher's cool gadgets."