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. This is Ubisoft’s first steps outside the Northern Atlantic campaign but still reeks of realistic atmosphere and environment.
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. It’s definitely more like the Splinter Cell that many of us know and love, although it’s also an evolution of both the series and its protagonist.
Summary: Splinter Cell: Conviction's first substantial downloadable add-on may be "just" a map pack, but boy is it a good one. In fact, if you enjoy Conviction's excellent cooperative modes, the Deniable Ops Insurgency Pack is a must-play. These four standalone missions are even better than those included with the main game, filled with numerous nooks and crannies in which to hide, winding pathways and corridors useful for flanking, and dramatic opportunities to bring down your...
Pros: Four intricate, three-part maps can be used in three different modes, Levels capture the character of their American settings, Map complexity makes Face-Off mode a ton of fun
Excerpt: There was a time when Sam Fisher reigned supreme in the stealth genre — a time when everyone was trying to do what Ubisoft was doing so well with the Splinter Cell series. The world has changed since the last installment, and games like Assassin’s Creed II and Batman: Arkham Asylum have cast a shadow over the once-great franchise. But now, after four years of absence, Sam Fisher has returned in Splinter Cell Conviction .
Excerpt: Originally scheduled for a November 2007 release, Splinter: Cell Conviction has been in the oven for some time now. In fact, it might be one of the most delayed games this generation, since it actually was dated several times during the long development cycle. Since the original date, the developers went back to the drawing board with the title, revamping the gameplay to better fit the style of the new generation.
Conclusion: I have no problem recommending Conviction to anyone who enjoys the Splinter Cell series or third person action/stealth games in general. I would have loved a much longer and more involved campaign, but the additional modes (including a separate co-op campaign) go a long way in making up for that.