Splinter Cell Conviction Review

Ubisoft's Splinter Cell soft-reboot is more than ready to bring Sam Fischer back into the world of espionage and three-eyed goggles.

A lot of reboots are either loved or hated, but Splinter Cell: Conviction managed to be both. As action-packed as it is controversial, I wade through Sam Fischer's most personal journey across the entire series. Turns out, it actually isn't all that bad, despite a few chinks in the armor.

Also, skip the PC version -- it has horrible "always online" DRM that Ubisoft never removed. Get it on Xbox 360 or Mac, if you have the choice.

Game: Splinter Cell: Conviction
Platforms: Xbox 360 (Reviewed), PC, Mac, iOS, Android
Price: $3.49 - $14.99
Rating: 7.5/10

This game was reviewed using a commercial copy of the game bought with my own money.

Published May. 29th 2015
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  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    Also to note. The PC version has pretty bad optimisation. It's generally ok in terms of how smooth it runs. But it takes more power to run it at 60FPS than it should.

    If you have a rig which can run it at 60FPS (test with a pirate copy... then buy on the platform you want) then honestly... PC is best, the Mark and Execute at 60FPS is so much cooler. Uplay hasn't caused me any issues with this game single player wise, only online.

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