• 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: 88 out of 133
  2. Negative: 18 out of 133
  1. DanielL.
    Apr 13, 2010
    10
    The game is what you want it to be.... it can be as stealthy or as actiony as you want. Of course there are limits to how actiony you can The game is what you want it to be.... it can be as stealthy or as actiony as you want. Of course there are limits to how actiony you can be... a couple of shotgun shells will put you down on normal and one will terminate you on realistic. Expand
  2. DynamicE
    Apr 15, 2010
    10
    Frankly I couldn't ask for more. While a substantial deviation from prior games it stands up well against the best of them. It is a Frankly I couldn't ask for more. While a substantial deviation from prior games it stands up well against the best of them. It is a faster, slicker game with some of the best co-op I have yet seen. I cannot recommend it more highly - a truly superb game. Expand
  3. 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
  4. BrianC.
    Apr 14, 2010
    9
    A great experience from beginning to end. Don't put alot of weight into other opinions concerning the length of the game while the A great experience from beginning to end. Don't put alot of weight into other opinions concerning the length of the game while the single player is short played on "Normal" if you play this on "Realistic" (the way it should be played) it should take between 8-12 hours to complete, also there is a great co-op campaign which provides around 8-10 hours of game-play, and then there is a multilayer mode as well. A well rounded package in all. A must buy for fans of the genre. Expand
  5. Nov 24, 2010
    8
    I blew through the single player, and found it to be fairly easy, but it was a lot of fun while I was going through it. Overall it was a goodI blew through the single player, and found it to be fairly easy, but it was a lot of fun while I was going through it. Overall it was a good experience, the stealth missions played out very smoothly, I was impressed with the polish, not too much in the way of glitches. Expand
  6. AlexS
    Apr 15, 2010
    7
    Change is good, but not in this case. From someone coming from the old Splinter Cells, I have to say this is a huge downgrade of the series. Change is good, but not in this case. From someone coming from the old Splinter Cells, I have to say this is a huge downgrade of the series. It's still a good game, but has been dumbed down to suite the casual gamers out there. The story is very short at 5 hours, but you have a co-op mode which takes about the same time so 10 hours total. It's unfortunate to see yet another series go down hill like this. This game also has the worst graphics you will ever have seen in the last two years, coming from a big title. It uses Unreal 2 engine, which is just flat out not acceptable. I recomend renting this game, as it has no competitive multiplayer and is very short. 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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