Splinter Cell: Conviction is a little bit slight as a game for single-players, a weekend rental that, with some single-player challenges, still might not be beefy enough. But for gamers who intend to also play the co-op campaign, it is both the college and the graduate school of cutting-edge stealth gameplay innovation. Never before has Sam Fisher and playable colleagues felt so powerful.
Conviction was a long time coming. For those with friends, it will hit the mark and show that some video game spies are as capable as you will them to be. Study the single-player. Plan to play the co-op.