• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Apr 13, 2010
  • Also On: PC
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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: 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: 78 out of 121
  2. Negative: 19 out of 121
  1. SamS.
    Apr 14, 2010
    10
    Once you get used to the new gameplay you will know that this is probably the best game in the series giving you the choice of going all Once you get used to the new gameplay you will know that this is probably the best game in the series giving you the choice of going all stealth or a faster more action gameplay with amazing story and pretty good Graphics this game is just perfect. 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. IcecreamtreeJohnson
    Apr 14, 2010
    9
    Very enjoyable evolution of the game concept. Players are meant to play more aggressively than in previous SC titles. More adversarial Very enjoyable evolution of the game concept. Players are meant to play more aggressively than in previous SC titles. More adversarial multiplayer content (a la Chaos Theory) would have made this a ten. Expand
  4. Feb 11, 2016
    9
    Splinter Cell Conviction is a superb game, that should be in any stealth fans' collection. The gameplay is great, fun, and easy to master. TheSplinter Cell Conviction is a superb game, that should be in any stealth fans' collection. The gameplay is great, fun, and easy to master. The story is interesting at first, but soon becomes generic and boring. After you beat the main campaign, you can play coop missions and side ops, which to add some time to the gameplay. Buy Conviction if you are a Splinter Cell fanboy, or you were burned by the mess that was Hitman Absolution. Or, play through the Metal Gear games. Expand
  5. WillC
    Apr 15, 2010
    8
    Enjoyable game, the mechanics and co-op are outsanding. It's a short singleplayer but the co-op bring the hours put in up to par with Enjoyable game, the mechanics and co-op are outsanding. It's a short singleplayer but the co-op bring the hours put in up to par with the average game 15-20 hours. Not a fan of the Sam Fisher character but the story carried my interest for the full playtime. I'd suggest fans and non fans to rent this first as it's a radical depature from the previous Splinter Cell's. Expand
  6. Dec 8, 2010
    6
    This should have been the 1st SC some years ago giving the series - and gamers - an alternative to end up as a nice looking 3rd person shooterThis should have been the 1st SC some years ago giving the series - and gamers - an alternative to end up as a nice looking 3rd person shooter or as an exciting stealth game. Introducing shooter elements into such a well developed stealth franchise is like introducing RPG elements into Halo - it doesn´t work. FPS fans will not start to play the older SC episodes due to the lame visuals and the missing FPS elements. Old fans of the series (like me) will not continue to buy any SC franchise in the future.

    Ubisoft: Leave SC as the monument of the genre and move on. It´s not getting better.
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  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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