At a measly 5 hours, even played on Realistic, the Single Player campaign was far too short. I've heard all the reviewers say how the multiplayer makes up for it, but I don't accept that. The prior SC games provided excellent single player experiences and I am very disappointed in Conviction. That is not to say that the experience, for as long as it lasted, wasn't good. The story is excellent which makes its brevity that much more disappointing. Additionally, where did my stealth game go? Why can't I disable/knock out opponents any more? I finally got a knife in Chaos Theory and lost it again in Conviction.
Bottom line, if you want a good single player experience, go elsewhere. The story is very good but it is far, far too short. If you are interested in multiplayer, you could definitely do worse. For me, I wish multiplayer wasn't so much of a focus these days, especially when it comes at the expense of single player.
Other Helpful Reviews for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Collector's Edition)
My kinda Splinter Cell,... I can consider SC as one of my most favorite games ever! Ever since the first version came out, I was addicted. - Splinter Cell, yeah! - Pandora Tomorrow, great. - Chaos Theory,... ev... Read Full Review
Sure it may call itself SC, it may have Michael Ironside voicing a character named Sam Fisher, but that is about it. The movement, the realism, and the lethality that this SC fan grew to love in CT and DA is gone. Sa... Read Full Review