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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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. GamePro
    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. [Jun 2010, p.78]
  2. Arguably the best in the series. Better sneaking mechanic, one of the best cover systems ever, and pacing on a level unlike anything you've experienced in a stealth game, all while keeping it accessible to new players.
  3. Sam Fisher is back. Conviction is faster, harder and offers more action than the predecessors, but it’s still a Splinter Cell game at heart. And for the first time, Sam Fisher is a real human character.
  4. PC Zone UK
    84
    Sam might not be sticking to the shadows as much as he once did, but Splinter Cell's never been this classy. [July 2010, p.78]
  5. Conviction appeals to a whole new crowd that grew up on creating distractions, using every single gadget in their inventory and dragging bodies into shadows. If Conviction is evidence of where Ubisoft is taking the series, they are about to win over a lot of new fans and potentially upset a portion of those already loyal.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    80
    New, different and excellent – this is an all new Splinter Cell. Is it good because of changes or despite the changes, that is the question. [Issue#191]
  7. 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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 106
  2. Negative: 29 out of 106
  1. ProphetofDoom
    May 5, 2010
    10
    Where are all your comments you whinning bitches? This game looks great plays great with keyboard and mouse and feels great, a worthy follow Where are all your comments you whinning bitches? This game looks great plays great with keyboard and mouse and feels great, a worthy follow up to Double Agent. Much better use of the unreal engine than bioware's effort in Mass Effect 2, which is not unexpected... Sam Fisher is one of the truly great characters of gameing, in no small part thanks to Micheal Ironside, whose rasping irony sets the mood right from the first sentence. The people who voted this game so low are probably the same pack of wankers we voted Dragon Age Origins RPG of the year. When it should have been voted biggest "..from the makers of KOTOR...", media hype, let down pile of bullshit of the year. Expand
  2. Aug 26, 2020
    10
    El juego es bastante bueno mas avanzado fisica mas realista esta excelente merece mis respetos : )
  3. May 23, 2018
    9
    I loved the game. And this is talking a hardcore fan of the old games. Its a welcome change. I never really got a chance of playing it. ImI loved the game. And this is talking a hardcore fan of the old games. Its a welcome change. I never really got a chance of playing it. Im happy i gave the game a chance. Expand
  4. Dec 5, 2020
    7
    Game with stalker style and action. Simple and engaging story. I remember that the game was not very well rendered and the FPS was very low.
  5. Dec 16, 2020
    6
    Decent action game, very poor Splinter Cell. It has nothing in common with original trilogy which is a shame.
  6. Nov 19, 2014
    4
    Hands down the worst Splinter Cell game out there.

    Cons: - The game consists of going from point A to point B mindlessly killing enemies
    Hands down the worst Splinter Cell game out there.

    Cons:
    - The game consists of going from point A to point B mindlessly killing enemies (heck, it's even worse, you can even COMPLETELY SKIP the firefights, just run like mad and wait for a checkpoint to pop up, suddenly enemies are no longer chasing you).
    - Levels are absolutely linear, no exploration to speak of, no computers to hack, no side objectives, nothing.
    - The game is way too short, just 11 levels, about 20-30 minutes long each depending on play style and difficulty. This could arguably be a "pro" due to the repetitive nature of the game.

    Pros:
    - Graphics are nice, although you get some weird slowdowns even with a modern GPU, it looks like the game is quite CPU dependant.
    - Soundtrack and audio effects are decent, although for some reason your weapons sound really weak.
    - No graphic glitches or major bugs on PC (unlike all previous games in the series, except Chaos Theory).

    The game is essentially a third rate cover shooter with the Splinter Cell name and characters/back story stuck in there for no good reason. I give it a 4 because at least it's playable, stable and has nice graphics, but by the end of the game you'll just be wishing for it to end. Luckily it's mercifully short.
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  7. Jul 19, 2013
    0
    splinter cell conviction is a good action stealth game. i didnt play any of the previous title so i will judge it only by what it is on itssplinter cell conviction is a good action stealth game. i didnt play any of the previous title so i will judge it only by what it is on its own. the story is really cool!! its told great and you care about it. the stealth is good, though you cant move bodies. the game also shows you backround stories and notes on walls, which is really cool. the game has a lot of action in it. some of the levels give you a lot of options to get to your objective. climbing is also really easy and the cover system is good. in the game when your in the dark the screen goes black and white. while its a good idea, it gets a bit annoying. the graphics are a bit dated, but theyre still good. the cutscenes are great and cool. the game has few annoying sections, like defending an objective or getting into an ambush, and theres a mission where the game mechanics dont fit, but overall its great. the singleplayer is a bit short, but theres also co-op, which is really good.
    overall this is a great game that is recomended for everyone. its not a hardcore stealth game, but it a great game!!! even if you dont always like stealth games you should try this. buy it!!!!!!!
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