Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction PC

Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
Buy On
  1. It would be sad to ignore this new Splinter Cell for its small flaws, because the game is unquestionably fun.
  2. Conviction is just a casual-oriented actioneer with simplistic gameplay mechanic and big-budget production values.
  3. Bugs, connection issues, and other basic flaws dampen Conviction's great storytelling and violent executions.
  4. PC PowerPlay
    60
    In trading substance for style, Conviction winds up hollow and unsatisfying. Co-op is the only saving grace. [July 2010, p.52]
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 662 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 92
  2. Negative: 30 out of 92
  1. Jul 11, 2012
    3
    Good action game, but bad stealth game and very bad Splinter Cell. In most missions, enemies are hidden in cover waiting for you. It's more aGood action game, but bad stealth game and very bad Splinter Cell. In most missions, enemies are hidden in cover waiting for you. It's more a third person tactical shooter. Full Review »
  2. MikeM
    Apr 28, 2010
    1
    Good game, BUT, why game companies continue to jack over the honest paying customers is beyond me! I am absolutely disgusted by the fact that Good game, BUT, why game companies continue to jack over the honest paying customers is beyond me! I am absolutely disgusted by the fact that 'you must' have a constant internet connection to play the game. Furthermore, here is a quote on steam's site " Ubisoft may cancel access to online features upon a 30-day prior notice . . ." BS! $60.00 for this?? unbelievable! Wake up ubisoft, we are paying customers! Full Review »
  3. Apr 18, 2011
    3
    The problem is that Conviction has no idea of what kind of game it wants to be. The stealth elements are really fun but every so often theThe problem is that Conviction has no idea of what kind of game it wants to be. The stealth elements are really fun but every so often the developers forgot they were making a stealth game and it devolves into a dull third rate shooter. The White House level is simply appalling. The stealth element which is what has always set the Splinter Cell series apart is completely abandoned in favor of a huge frontal assault and fending off waves of enemies. Honestly I'd rate the game higher if it wasn't a splinter cell game but it suffers so much by comparison to its predecessors that it's hard to see it as anything other than a complete waste of time and money. Full Review »