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The United States has a military presence in two-thirds of countries around the world, and some of them have had enough. A group of terrorists calling themselves The Engineers initiate a terror ultimatum called the Blacklist - a deadly countdown of escalating attacks on U.S. interests.
Release Date: Aug 20, 2013
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“Blacklist gets stealth right.”
9.2 / 10 – http://ubi.li/WMvrG

“Fisher is King”
5 / 5 – http://ubi.li/WMvrG

“Blacklist serves as an anthology of all of Splinter Cell's best ideas.”
8.5 / 10 – Polygon

Digital Deluxe Edition

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Blacklist™ Deluxe Edition comes with all the essential weapons, gadgets, and gear for you to become Sam Fisher and stop the escalating Blacklist threats. With two bonus missions and five bonus suits, armor upgrades, and weapons, you’ll be prepared to stop the attacks!
Content Includes:

  • The High Power DLC Pack:
    • AC S12 Shotgun
    • GC36C Assault Rifle
    • MP5-10 SMG
    • PP-19 Black Market SMG
    • USP45 Hand Gun

  • The Homeland DLC Pack:
    • Single-player and multiplayer co-op missions: Dead Coast and Billionaire’s Yacht.
    • Tactical Crossbow with Sleeping Gas Bolts
    • Upper Echelon Suit, 4E Eclipse Suit for the single-player storyline
    • Gold, Amber & White Sonar Goggles
    • Exclusive Mercs & Spy Skin
    • And more!

  • Bonus suits, weapons, and gear:
    • Four powerful weapons for any play style: VSS Sniper Rifle, M1014 Shotgun, 416 Assault Rifle, and F40 Pistol.
    • Three enhanced combat suits: Elite Digital Ghillie Suit, Spy Suit, and Mercenary Suit for Spies vs. Mercs.
    • Three armor accessories: Ghost Boots, Armored Boots, and Tactical Gloves.

About the Game

The United States has a military presence in two-thirds of countries around the world, and some of them have had enough. A group of terrorists calling themselves The Engineers initiate a terror ultimatum called the Blacklist - a deadly countdown of escalating attacks on U.S. interests.

Key Features

Operate without Restrictions
Sam is back in his tactical suit and goggles, and he’s more lethal and agile than ever. Granted the freedom to do whatever it takes to stop the Blacklist, Sam flies from exotic locales to U.S. cities as he races against the clock to find out who’s behind this devastating threat.

Own Your Play Style
Splinter Cell Blacklist builds on the stealth roots of the franchise, while exploring new directions to embrace the realms of action and adventure. Players can define their personal play styles and be rewarded for those choices.
  • Ghost players want to remain undetected.
  • Assault players rely on instincts and frontal blow to deal with a situation.
  • Panther players look for lethality in the most efficient and silent way.

Tools of the Trade
Take down The Engineers by using new gadgets such
as the upgraded Snake Cam and Micro-trirotor Drone. Splinter Cell Blacklist is also bringing back fan-favorites like the Sticky Shocker and the brutal, curved Karambit knife. Fans of stealth will be happy to make the most of Sam’s sneaking abilities to abduct and carry enemies, while Killing In Motion allows the player to strike with surgical precision by marking and executing multiple enemies in one fluid motion.

Build a New Echelon
Sam is building a whole new Echelon unit; his team, his way. Anna “Grim” Grimsdottir is his technical operations manager, CIA operative Isaac Briggs brings additional firepower, and resident hacker Charlie Cole rounds out the crew. 4th Echelon is a fully mobile ops unit with unlimited resources and cutting-edge technology aboard the re-purposed stealth airliner, the Paladin.

Enjoy a Fully Integrated Experience
Sam and his team are aware of terrorist attacks in real time thanks to the Strategic Mission Interface (SMI). The SMI allows 4th Echelon to receive data about mission objectives while on the move. With the SMI, players can take advantage of the universal game economy system that allows players to fully customize and upgrade Sam, his suit, goggles, weapons, the Paladin and much more.

Spies vs. Mercs Returns
Spies vs. Mercs is back with an new take on asymmetrical gameplay. Players will be able to face off in teams of 4 all the while creating their very own Spy or Merc according to their playstyles via thorough customization elements. The original Classic Spies vs. Mercs experience also makes its long awaited comeback for the fans.

With the SMI, the lines are blurred between the single campaign and COOP as the narrative is deepened with Sam and Briggs. Earn in-game currency and unlock additional weapons or gadgets via specialized missions assigned by Grim, Briggs, Charlie and Kobin.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows® XP (SP3) / Windows Vista® (SP2) / Windows® 7 (SP1) / Windows® 8
    • Processor:2.53 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo E6400 or 2.80 GHz AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5600+ or better
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB DirectX® 10–compliant with Shader Model 4.0 or higher
    • DirectX®:9
    • Hard Drive:25 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 10–compliant DirectX 9.0c–compliant
    • Additional:Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, headset, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended). Requires UPLAY account.
    • Processor:2.66 GHz Intel® Core™2 Quad Q8400 or 3.00 GHz AMD Phenom™ II X4 940 or better
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:25 GB HD space
    • Sound:(5.1 surround sound recommended)
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, headset, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended). Requires UPLAY account..
Helpful customer reviews
97 of 116 people (84%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Don't let my 10-hour-playtime on Steam fool you; due to an unknown bug, Steam stopped tracking my stats for Uplay games. I've played Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist for well over 30 hours, and it's a stealth experience unlike any other.

The Pros:
· Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist is a perfect combination between Conviction and Pandora Tomorrow.
· Choose your playstyle. Whether you're new to the series or a die hard Splinter Cell fan like myself, you'll definately find your cup of tea here no matter what. There are three different playstyles: Ghost, panther and assault. Ghost will have you completing a level without anyone ever noticing you've even been there. Use your gadgets and avoid getting close to hostiles but take them out in a silent, non-lethal manner when you must. Panther allows you to play a more brutal but still silent approach. Mark three targets, crouch-dash to a nearby fourth hostile, take him out with a stab to the throat and shoot the other three with a silent headshot by simple pressing the button. Assault lets you go in guns blazing, not caring about detection what so ever, as long as it gets you through the level. Unsilenced weapons, grenades, taking hostiles as human shield and bashing their heads against the wall when all the bullets that needed soaking have been soaked. All this can change in the blink of an eye. Situations will rarely feel the same depending on your playstyle. I played hundreds of hours of Conviction, so the Panther style allows me to build upon the experience I've gained through playing Conviction.
· A strong cast of characters. Sam Fisher himself, his daughter Sarah Fisher, Anna Grímsdottír, Andriy Kobin, the new isaac Briggs and Charlie Cole and many others all have a certain chemistry with each other due to events in the previous Splinter Cell titles, which makes the story a lot more dynamic.
· Where Pandora Tomorrow allowed you to choose your loadout at the beginning of a mission, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist lets you create your own custom loadouts, complete with primary and secondary weapons and gadgets, but also upgradable goggles, vests, gloves, pants and boots that can be purchased with money you earn for completing missions. This allows you to mold Sam's equipment to your playstyle even further, as your outfit can either be heavily armored or extremely light and stealthy.
· Many cool moves make Sam fast and agile. There are countless animations when you're taking down an enemy which is extended upon by the choice of lethal and non-lethal takedowns, you can swiftly climb along wall, pipes, ropes, ledges and what not, and the "sprint" allows you to move faster and vault over obstacles instantly.

The Cons:
· The shadows often don't look dark enough to be believable. You can, in theory, stand a few meters in front of an enemy and they won't notice the bright lights on your armor. These same lights will indicate when you are visible or not though, so it's generally clear to know when you can be spotted and when you're safe in the shadows.
· If you're not playing with a controller, the controls might sometimes be a bit frustrating. I started playing with a keyboard and mouse and it felt like it didn't offer the precision I needed in terms of movement. If you have an Xbox controller, I recommend using it. Sam's movements feel a lot smoother and the gameplay is overal more controllable when you have a full 360° rotation with a joystick.

The Visuals:
· Superb. Amazing camera positions durning cutscenes, great lighting effects, detailed and varying levels, gorgeous textures. It's everything you'd expect from a Ubisoft game.

Final Verdict:
· Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist is hard to hate because it offers playstyles for almost anyone, from die-hard Splinter Cell veterans to newcomers to the stealth genre. 9.5/10
Posted: May 29
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41 of 50 people (82%) found this review helpful
53.7 hrs on record
The game is great!
Uplay, not so much...
Posted: June 18
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
74.6 hrs on record
Blacklist is easily the second best iteration of the Splinter Cell series, right after Chaos Theory. The execution system returns, but, unlike in Conviction, pure stealth remains a viable option throughout the game. The game makes concessions to modernity with two unwelcome additions: grinding money to buy equipment (although this can be considered an improvement on Conviction, as you no longer have to grind unrealistic PEC challenges to upgrade your gear) and easy-mode DLC, which gives you access to unique medium-tier gear from the start. Thankfully, the portable EMP does not return in Blacklist, which means you can no longer rely on it to instantly stun everyone around you whenever you get detected. Despite these problems, Blacklist features fun, thoughtful gameplay and a large variety of missions, as well as the ability to seamlessly replay any mission you choose from the game's hub. The ability to team up with friends for side-missions, which are playable in single-player, helps bridge the gap between solo campaign and co-op; although there is a dedicated co-op mini-campaign. which features elements that simply would not be possible with missions designed to be playable alone or with a partner. The game feels and controls like it was developed for PC rather than being lazily ported, which is fantastic.

If you've been burned by Conviction, Splinter Cell: Blacklist will restore your faith in the series.
Posted: June 14
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329 of 590 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
(((EDIT: This is a negative review that reflects less on the game itself, and more on the platform and game launchers. If you're looking for a review of the _game,_ keep looking.)))

Thanks to Ubisoft, my ten dollars is gone forever.

I bought the game this weekend, during the sale, thinking it was going to be a pick-up and play experience. Upon launching the game, it politely informed me that I needed to launch the game through Uplay, and that I needed to create a Uplay account to play it. I complied with their requests, signed into my account, entered my activation code, and launched the game(let's ignore the irony of playing a game through _two_ launchers).

The game crashed immediately. I tried restarting the game, it crashed again. Didn't even get to the loading screen. I figured "Hey, benefit of the doubt, maybe Uplay is a bit buggy. I'll try restarting it." So I exited out of Uplay and relaunched it through steam.

Upon relaunch, it informed me that I needed to sign in again, despite clicking on the "remember me" box upon my initial sign-in. I tried signing in again, but it told me that my password was incorrect. Let me interject here and tell you that by this point, I had been trying to play this game for only about 5 minutes, there's no way I forgot my password in that time.

Nevertheless, I decided to restart my password. This didn't go over well, because the Captcha system they use is broken and will only let me use it if I use the audio version, which I only learned after a few minutes of frustratingly retyping the numbers on screen several times.

When I finally got it to work, it informed me that there wasn't an account associated with that email. That's garbage, because I was looking at the inbox of said email address, and viewing the email they sent me upon creating the account. I even made sure the email in the box was the same as the email I was looking at, double checked the spelling, everything.

The best part is, since I activated the code, I can't use that if I tried making another account. Quite frankly, that code is GONE FOREVER, activated on an account that flickered in and out of existence within a few minutes.

So thanks for stealing my money, Ubisoft. Don't expect me to buy any more of your games from here on out, hope you use my ten dollars to buy yourself something reeeeally special. Like another Assasins Creed sequel that nobody wants.

Avoid this game on this platform like the plague.
Posted: June 16
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
258.2 hrs on record
I'm a huge fan of stealth games, and the fact that this game actually rewards you a little more for being a "Ghost" is something I like.

My biggest problems with this game is:...
...The thing I don't like about this game and games like it is the fact that it won't alow me to save at my own descresion. That means that, I can get all the way through one of it's mission sections and nearly be completed, then wind up having to start that whole section over again if I get caught or killed before completeing the last faze of the mission! That really ♥♥♥♥es me off!

Then, on top of that. if a mission has two parts to it, and I'm nearly through with both parts, with just a few ment left or one more objective to complete and for some reason, I have to leave the game completely, I wind up having to redo BOTH parts of the mission! Again, that really ♥♥♥♥es me off!
I've had to play one (two part) mission over 3 times because because each part of the mission is so long that I've been unable to complete it within a reasonalble time frame before getting tired hand having to step away from the computer. Then, I wind up having to shut down the computer for the night because it's too late to continue by the time I can get back to it. So, when I do finally get back to it and relaunch the game, I have to start that mission from the very beginning! It won't even let me pick up at the last completed part of the mission!

I personally might not have perchased it if I had known about this agrivating restriction!

For those that aren't anoyed by this irritating console saving restriction, you will most likely really enjoy this game.


This is a further review that my friend Aliona did in english for us.

A Reviewi of Splinter Cell Blacklist
Written by my friend Aliona
(English translation by Aliona)

„Waiting for a light that never comes... “Linkin Park (Nice music video)

In a few words: Splinter Cell Blacklist is a game I was looking forward to in fear that Ubisoft produces the second version of SC Conviction (there were many predictions). However, fortunately, that disappointment has passed me.

More details:
Nice graphic, stealth possibilities in all missions, various play-options, co-op, multiplayer – the biggest Splinter Cell yet.
I found successful the mixture of attributes of the previous Splinter Cell parts.
The main mission of the game is linear but many additional tasks, which you can complete optionally, already give you an impression of "open world".
Ubisoft has not spared on locations: they are various and interesting.
I also have to note that this is the first SC game, which you could play through without killing, of course, getting some extra points.
I liked the map quizzes “Gone Dark” and the gear menu, although I had to explore it properly for a while.

I also found the soundtrack interesting. I cannot imagine anybody would enjoy it outside the game (not to compare with the brilliant achievement of Michael McCann in “Double Agent”) but the music fits good in the situations increasing a little bit adrenaline in blood.
Real perfectionists will surely like a new possibility to improve constantly their achievements in every completed task without finishing campaign mission. They will get more and more money for those walkthroughs but more points only in case of breaking their own record.
In SC Blacklist you will get the points not only for successfully finished missions and achievements but for SPEED too.

Anyway, I should warn player who will try to get achievements in the game: there is simply no logic in getting such of them as “ghost” and “undetected” in some missions. Sometimes you will have to invest a lot of time in your own experience or use spoilers.
Here are my video-examples: Sam was detected right at the beginning of the Airstrip mission. The “undetected” achievement missed but in the mission results, you could see „ghost” nonetheless:

Other way in the “Hacker’s Den” mission: I got “undetected” and “non-lethal” achievements but no „ghost”.
Hacker’s Den
Now about some other shortcomings:
First, I found the saving options extremely irritating. SC fans surely remember that the saving menu was available last time in “Double Agent”. SC Conviction already disappointed with its auto saves. At least, they were reliable.

Auto saves are working in the current game too but in some missions although in-between saves were fixed they disappear when you interrupt the game at that point, and you have to return to the beginning of the mission after the next boot.
It concerns all Kobin’s missions: they consist of two parts with in-between saves. When you fail to complete them in “one sitting”, you have to start the missions from the beginning next time.
There are also some temporary saves in Charlie’s missions too but you get the first “fixed” save only survived after 10 attack waves.

The invaluable advice “do not switch off the power when this icon (saving) is displayed” sounds more sneeringly.
Anyway, I recommend copying of saves after every session because Uplay could meanly remove them all during its next “synchronization”: that problem is still relevant. You could also deactivate synchronization in Uplay options.
Game controls came mainly from SC Conviction, but some extensions were not finalized and unfortunately, the last patch could not really help. For example, the replacement of the "E" key on the “space” in some places has not solved the problem, and readdressed it elsewhere. I just mean that to fix on the same “space” key three functions (Use / Jump / Climb) is not a good idea.

I found the hackneyed story about "terrorist threat" not particularly real and inventive. I think we have to attribute this to the lack of imagination of old and seriously ill Tom Clancy (R.I.P.)
In general, I can only recommend this game to all fans of Splinter Cell, stealth and action. You will not regret – it is a truly wonderful adventure!
Posted: April 18
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199 of 228 people (87%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Splinter Cell Blacklist combines the best elements of Conviction and its predessors into one fine package. A package that deserved more attention, because even though Splinter Cell is still popular, it didn't manage to sell enough copies.

Anyway, Blacklist lets you play as Sam Fisher (who else ?), but with an all-new voice actor this time. Michael Ironside will be sorely missed, but I have to admit the new voice of Sam did a very decent job.

The game has plenty of content, including single-player missions, co-op missions, multiplayer and even a metagame. The single-player portion can be completed in roughly 10 hours. I didn't have a chance to try the other modes just yet. The single-player missions can be played with a stealthy approach, as an action hero killing everyone you see or a mix of those two. Since this is Splinter Cell I'm thinking most of us will play this game in stealth mode and use a more action oriented approach if they're ever discovered.

The graphics look extremely well and the game is a blast to play. It also runs at a solid 60FPS, something I personally adore.

Blacklist looks like a compilation of all previous games and as a result it's, in my opinion, the best game yet, or the more complete one anyway.

[Rating: 93/100]
Posted: November 21, 2013
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