• 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: 83 out of 127
  2. Negative: 19 out of 127
  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. SamF.
    Apr 16, 2010
    9
    This game is barely a Splinter Cell game. In fact, it's barely a Tom Clancy game. It's changed a lot, but that's not a bad This game is barely a Splinter Cell game. In fact, it's barely a Tom Clancy game. It's changed a lot, but that's not a bad thing. When Resident Evil 4 changed its gameplay mechanics for the better no one complained, and I dont see why every long time fan of the series is crying their dang pants off!! Anyways, this is more of a cover based action game than a stealth game, and a good one at that. You get a lot of weapons, but you'll usually just stick to your pistol, and you only get a few gadgets but that's enough; it doesn't feel overwealming. A lot has been taken out from previouse games, too. You don't have the option to knock someone out instead of killing them, and you don't have to store bodies, and for the most part it made the game a lot better. The thing that improved most, though is the controles. Let me summerize how to defend yourself in previouse Splinter Cell games: you press X, than press RS to zoom in if you actually want to hit anything, press LT to hold your breath like Sam has asthma or something, and then finally press RT to shoot. Those are four buttons, mostly on different areas of the controller. Here's how you do it in conviction: press RT to shoot, and click RS to zoom in. Huge improvement. The way you can swich in and out of cover smoothly is also better than toggeling between sticking to walls or not. I like the interrogations because they're so over-the-top in a good way. It's funny to hear an enemy resist even though you've just broken two near by fragile objects on their face. The enemy AI is decent. It does a good job as working as a team but doesn't get the fact that a tactic may not work. Continuing to hold their position even though I've picked off ten of their guys is not smart of them. The game is very replayable and lasts longer than criticts have told us (remember that they play games for a living). As far as graphics and sound are concerned, the score is pretty good, voice acting is great, enviroments are detailed, and so are animations. The story is good, and you don't really need to play other Splinter Cell games to feel its intensity... and then it's over. The story ends so suddenly and throws you back to the main menu without even a "thanks for playing." Imagine if the campaign in Modern Warfare 2 ended right after the estate level, or if you never got to fight Nyx in Persona 3. It's like running into a brick wall. Oh, by the way, you get nothing for watching the credicts except for a few unimportant lines of diolaugue half way through. The credits are unforgivably long, though you can skip them, and I actually had to look up if there is an after-cretits cutscene after, no joke, about half an hour of watching the text scroll on. That's pretty much all there is to say about the game (there is no mass competitive multiplayer but we've got Bad Company 2 now, or Modern Warfare 2 if Infinity Ward ever decides to fix the ballance issues). It's not perfect but not every game is Persona 4 or Contra 4. It's funnest game I've played in a long, long time. BTW lots of free DLC!! Expand
  5. Aug 14, 2010
    8
    This game does not deserve a bad rating. There are a few bad things wrong with this game, yes, but that doesn't make this game completelyThis game does not deserve a bad rating. There are a few bad things wrong with this game, yes, but that doesn't make this game completely terrible.First off, The story is pretty short, but the challenge makes it a little longer the first few times you play it, the graphics are, pretty good most of the time, the sound isn't the best all the time, and there is a little delay on when the graphics are supposed to meet with the voices and sound effects, the the selection of weapons is really good, with the upgrades included, even better. This Splinter Cell is not like any other made before this. Sam Fisher is not like before. Not the ass- kicking part, I mean like, how he's pretty much retired, and how he's working for something much more important than his job. That being his daughter. Sam is pretty much the same in every other way, awesome ass- kicking moves, unthinking interrogation methods, and the same, pissed- off Sam he's always been. Expand
  6. JoeD.
    Apr 14, 2010
    7
    This is not a Splinter Cell game in anyway shape or form except for the fact that it has Sam Fisher in it. The game is fun and entertaining This is not a Splinter Cell game in anyway shape or form except for the fact that it has Sam Fisher in it. The game is fun and entertaining but it just won't be what the true fans were looking for. I really hope Ubisoft goes back to the traditional SC formula next time around if there even is a next time. 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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