D+PAD Magazine writes:
Sam Fisher has changed. Far from the company man of a few years back, his heart and mind are filled with an all-consuming rage. In Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction, Sam no longer knows who to trust – he’s lost his friends, his place in the world and most tragically of all, his daughter Sarah. It’s enough to drive anyone to madness, but where most men would lose themselves in a pit of grief, Fisher plans to deal with these issues head-on; tough guys will scream, blood will spill and one way or another, he’ll get the answers he’s looking for. What’s most impressive is the way the gameplay itself reflects this change – with a quicker pace and some brutal kills – while evolving the stealth formula for the modern era without committing to a complete overhaul.