It seems that Ubisoft has said around 37 times now that the next Splinter Cell really will be the one in which Sam Fisher is let off the leash. Not bad considering that there are only four games so far. Never once though, has GamesRadar felt that a 'Cell game has ever truly liberated the gruff-voiced old shadow-bastard.
But now that they have seen Splinter Cell: Conviction in action, they believe that the promise is finally coming true. Not only is Sam off the leash, but so is the stealth genre itself; seemingly free of all the irritating constrictions and niggles that have held it back before. Here's why they think that Conviction just could be the most dynamic and exciting stealth game yet.