From the PlanetXbox360.com feature review:
"The day we finally got the final boxed, retail version of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction from publisher/developer Ubisoft Montreal/Entertainment here at our offices for review it was such a surreal moment it took a couple hours for the reality of the situation to wear-off. This Xbox 360 exclusive game has been in development for so long, and gone through so many different looks/changes that the sheer fact that it is being released this year is something to celebrate. Even so we can't help but feel that the extra development time and exploding budget helped Conviction become one of the best stealth-action games that we have ever had the joy of reviewing. Simply-put this is one of the most-enjoyable experiences you can have on your Xbox 360 right now and takes the Sam Fisher universe into the next-generation, for real. Each and every aspect of the game feels like it was crafted then molded by the most creative and caring of developers, no rock unturned or hiding place unperfected. Even though it is by no means perfect the feeling that you get during game-time surpasses anything else on the market right now, causing Splinter Cell: Conviction to be another must-buy video game in 2010; now let us tell you why."