Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction Review

| April 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

I was in two minds about buying this game but as the new release was staring at me in the local games shop I decided to give it a try, I’m now glad I did.

It was due to be released back in 2007 but it was officially put on hold, touted by some so that it could be totally over hauled in design.

Splinter Cell Box coverCanadian actor Michael Ironside does the voice over for Sam Fisher as in previous Splinter Cell games but in an interview Ironside admits he was to give Splinter Cell: Conviction a miss after becoming bored of Sam’s character, that is until he read the script for Conviction. You can read the full interview with Michael Ironside  here.

Without giving away too much about the plot Splinter Cell: Conviction is more of a personal quest for Sam Fisher and this time he is working for himself. It involves him infiltrating the Third Echelon headquarters, attempting to stop EMP attacks over D.C and a visit to the White House (not for tea and biscuits).

Keeping Sam Fisher in stealth mode plays a major a part in the game and can prove to be a real challenge when trying to sneak up and execute the enemy.

There are mini in-game challenges to complete such as finishing a level in full stealth mode without firing a shot. When you complete a challenge you are awarded money that can be used to purchase upgrades for weapons and to buy uniforms for Sam. You can find the full list of PEC challenges by hitting start and entering the PEC Challenge menu, a full list of challenges is listed here.

The game also has a Multiplayer mode with split screen, system link and online cooperative mode. There is also a Deniable Ops mode that provides more maps that can be played as single or multi-player.

I enjoyed playing Conviction and to be honest there is nothing negative I can say about the game although playing it in realistic mode was a tad easy. The story line is excellent and the over all game play was very smooth.

If you would like to read the full story line its available on Wikipedia (contains spoilers).

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