Bone-idle.ie writes "You may have thought that after loosing his daughter killing his best friend and retiring from 3rd Echelon that Sam Fisher was finished. But oh no at the ripe old age of 56 Sam is back once again for one more mission. The game that has been in the pipeline for what seems like an age has finally gotten here. Dogged by release date set backs and exclusivity rumours the next game in the Splinter Cell series has finally landed. Conviction is definitely an evolution in the series, one that many of the old school fans will be unsure about as it deviates from its pure stealth background."