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  • Summary: Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. You are a fugitive, ruthlessly hunted by the very government you used to serve. Your only choice is to improvise to survive. Experience original gameplay based on improvisation in which your environment is your top weapon. Always on your toes, you need to react on the fly to any changing situations and use the environment and the crowds around you to create diversions and deter your enemies. As a fugitive, quick thinking and adaptation are essential to turn the situation to your advantage. A gameplay experience delivering 100% adrenaline includes close combat and shooting sequences. To survive, build an underground network of allies who will help you obtain high-tech gadgets and stay one step ahead of your pursuers as you struggle to unmask the forces that frame you. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 84 out of 90
  2. Negative: 0 out of 90
  1. Conviction is the best installment in the series. The developers took some major risks in design and presentation that paid off, resulting in a game that's at once approachable and complex, and arguably the current last word in stealth adventure.
  2. An exciting campaign, sweet Revenge kills, bad-ass interrogation sequences and an incredibly addicting co-op mode make Conviction one of the best Splinter Cell titles to date.
  3. 91
    Conviction's stylish presentation and intuitive cover mechanics prove that Ubisoft can make a highly polished product, but for the amount of game you get, the price seems sorely inflated.
  4. It’s a more accessible and cinematic experience that may turn off some Splinter Cell purists. If you’re only in it for the single player story, a rental will suffice, but with a good-sized co-op campaign and a more focused multiplayer suite, Splinter Cell fans have excellent reason to get re-acquainted with Sam Fisher this summer.
  5. Many will enjoy it for what it is, and others will hate what Ubisoft did to their stealth series. There's no doubt about it: Conviction is a massive divergence from the normal formula. Stealth takes a back seat, and the trial-and-error gameplay has been replaced with something much more akin to the recent Batman: Arkham Asylum.
  6. Ubisoft took quite a few gambles and not all of them paid off, resulting in a gripping thriller with a few potentially bothersome missteps. If you don't mind a little Jack Bauer/Jason Bourne with your Sam Fisher, you'll enjoy the ride.
  7. Conviction is just a casual-oriented actioneer with simplistic gameplay mechanic and big-budget production values.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 113
  2. Negative: 19 out of 113
  1. MichaelJ.
    Apr 14, 2010
    10
    The game is simply fantastic. Anyone who rates it under 7 isn't being fair at all. They just want to take the contrarian view to be different and "cool" but they don't realize they are only being as cliche as anything else. The fact is this game delivers a fantastic experience, while maybe it doesn't break new ground, it does advance the franchise into a new and fresh direction. Anyone who can't see that isnt' a fan of the stealth genre. It kills me when people take time to be so negative. If you are a fan of stealth action or any of the previous Splinter Cell franchises then you will absolutely LOVE this game. Sure there could be more ingenuity but at teh end of the day it's about the entertaiment value and this is one entertaining interactive experience! Expand
  2. MartinP.
    Apr 19, 2010
    10
    This game was awesome it has ivolved splinter cell into a new era.All it need was more stealth missions but above that the game was awesome. Sam Fisher is like the modern Altair he kicks ass.. Ending was cool but would have been awesomer if president would have died. so there could be a sequel Expand
  3. PhilO.
    Apr 14, 2010
    9
    This is one of my favorite video game franchise's and I have to say I am thoroughly impressed. I read many of the reviews before playing and the consensus is that it is a good game but short. After playing for about 4-5 hours last night, I was amazed. Yes they took out some of the things like hacking computers, lock picking, etc. but it seems as though it was intentional. The pace of the game is excellent, constantly keeping you engaged and on the edge of your seat. Animations are great and the cover system is exceptional. Minor issues like dumb guards (they say some random things sometimes) don't get in the way of my enjoyment of this game. This game is thrilling and although it might not be everyone's cup of tea, it is a must play. Expand
  4. Jul 11, 2011
    9
    No one will stop Sam Fisher, nor do you. Slick control is perfect for stealth and combat, strong voice acting gives life to the awesome story and the flashy black and white ( in the shadow) adds cool effect to it. The multiplayer is appealing, i set more with the co-op mode, versus is sometimes frustrating , but it adds tension. Conviction never felt so good Expand
  5. AdamS.
    Apr 14, 2010
    8
    It is a fun romp that comes bundled with lots of co-op extras, which was the selling point for me. I've never been a HUGE Splinter Cell fan, but enjoyed my time in Double Agent, and gave this one a go as well. Expand
  6. Aug 26, 2010
    6
    I'm a big fan of Splinter Cell, of stealth games and a hardcore gamer. This game was not a stealth game at all, it was very easy, it was too short. I somehow liked this game, For a casual gamer, this is a great game. Those who didn't like the olders Splinter Cell because it was too hard, there was too much stealth, those should try the demo. Maybe they will like it. For a big fan of Splinter Cell, it is a deception, but maybe they will somehow like it. I hope it will come back a stealth game, but I don't think so. I give it a 6/10, it is a great location, and can be a good game for Casual Gamers. But I'd like a longer story, this one was too short. Just 5 hours. You should all try the demo. Expand
  7. Jun 12, 2013
    0
    All Splinter Cell games were horrible except Pandora Tomorrow. Pandora Tomorrow was very good, but it was too difficult and everything were green, and I didn't like it. What I like about Conviction is graphics, characters, colorful colors, steal, silencer. But I hated the the pinpoints, and Fisher can grab and throw a guy by one arm from the window, shooting enemies by guns, very unrealistic. Expand

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