Guardian writes; "The recent – and very welcome - pause in big game releases will break next week when Splinter Cell Conviction arrives. I've been playing the finished game over the last few days and - ahead of the official Guardian review next week - here are my impressions so far.
First up this is definitely a more gritty affair than previous Splinter Cell games. The interrogation sequences – press B and watch as hero Sam Fisher smashes his victim over a piano, wall, whatever comes to hand – are unashamedly brutal. Gadgets are still important though but Conviction often feels like Splinter Cell Unplugged."