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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 onImprovise. 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 90
  2. Negative: 0 out of 90
  1. 100
    Why Sam has stepped out of the shadows and is on full out attack makes complete sense in context with the story, so if you can accept it for what it is and not dwell on the fact that it isn't what you've come to expect in a Splinter Cell title, you'll no doubt agree that Conviction rivals Chaos Theory as the best title in the franchise's history.
  2. 92
    The main thing, though, is the remarkable and bold focus - none of Assassin's Creed 2's endless tutorial or ridiculous minigames, or indeed of Arkham Asylum's irritatingly blocked routes and hollow collectormania. This reborn Splinter Cell just gets on with it: it has the courage to pick one thing, the fantasy of being a hi-tech manhunter, and do it as well as possible.
  3. Splinter Cell: Conviction is a return to form for the series after the slight hiccup that was Double Agent, and anyone that's put off trying out the game at this point would do well to give the series another chance.
  4. Conviction is the perfect evolution for Sam Fisher's series. The gameplay is smooth and dynamic, and even if the graphics are not the best of this generation, this last Splinter Cell delivers some serious action.
  5. 85
    Anyone whose interest ends at the single-player or the co-op campaign could potentially set the game aside after a little as five hours. Those who fall in love with the new gameplay will find more than enough reason to return to the shadows.
  6. The most accessible Splinter Cell game yet. It gives you the firepower to shoot your way out of your mistakes, but also makes the stealth side of things fun, rewarding, and significantly easier than just attempting to run around and shoot. Its only serious issue is that it doesn't feel especially substantial or replayable.
  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: 84 out of 114
  2. Negative: 19 out of 114
  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 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. 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. Coky14
    Apr 14, 2010
    9
    It's a shame some fanboys come here to give 0 or 3's... Splinter Cell reinvents stealth like never before. The game is beautifull It's a shame some fanboys come here to give 0 or 3's... Splinter Cell reinvents stealth like never before. The game is beautifull and a blast to play. Saying it's too short is saying a lot because you never get enough of that great game. The replayabillity is high with all Deniable ops modes and all campain mission offer different paths and ways to get to your objective. I'm a fan of the old Splinter Cells and I must say, playing the old games again a few days ago, made me very happy of the new Conviction reboot. Finally, the story is awesome and very well told. Also, the gameplay keeps changing, twists and turns make you think about the game differently as in a man chase or a third person shooting level. I really don't regret buying this game first day and encourage everyone to at least give it a shot. 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 storyNo 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 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 tooI'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 wereAll 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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