Excerpt: The creators of Splinter Cell: Conviction, Ubisoft, are known for their inventive titles, polished game play, emotional storylines and their courage to try something new. With Conviction, Ubisoft has laid out many features to turn the Splinter Cell series from a stealth-action title to a movie...
Mature spy game with a hero who kills with his bare hands.
Common Sense Media
8 September 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction is rated Mature because it contains plenty of violence and other themes not suitable for kids or young teens, including profanity, sexuality and drugs.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction Xbox 360 Review
7 September 2010
Excerpt: Splinter Cell: Conviction was once a very different game, but perhaps it was so far removed from the norm that Ubisoft decided to go back to the drawing board and come up with something a bit closer to what we’re all used to, thus dropping features such as the makeshift weapons.
Excerpt: Are you scared of the dark? Does the thought of dangers, hiding in shadows unseen, frighten you? We fear the dark because there may be something, or someone, hiding within, waiting for a chance to destroy us. We fear the dark because it is not in our nature to be at home there.
Pros: Engaging story; great pacing; outstanding action; innovative stealth system
Excerpt: Silent Hunter 4 dives you into World War II submarine combat in the Pacific Basin. Dealing with realistic events from the period, the game leads you and your crew through the Pacific campaign as you take action to stop the Japanese war machine advancing.
Excerpt: I’m seeing a pattern here with the Splinter Cell series. The odd-numbered installments are noticeably better than the even-numbered installments. Case in point: The first Splinter Cell re-defined the espionage genre.
Conclusion: So, frustrating combat and a short length, but engrossing writing and striking visuals. Kane & Lynch is a series that flaunts its many cinematic influences, so much so it seems like IO focused on making Dog Days a good movie rather than a good game.