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.
User reviews: Very Positive (3,975 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 20, 2013

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Reviews

“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 This 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.

COOP
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

    Minimum:
    • 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.
    Recommended:
    • 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
55 of 64 people (86%) found this review helpful
76.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Terrorists threaten to destroy America for invading other countries, so what does America do? Invade countries more of course! This gripping tale of post-9/11 insanity and antagonists that are almost exclusively middle-eastern will tug at the heartstrings of any American with less than half a brain.

Experience the wondrous world of Splinter Cell: Blacklist, where you get to engage in everything from needless torture, to unauthorized drone strikes, to the overhyped death of one or two Americans that surely outweighs the hundreds of filthy Arabs you just slaughtered because you're too much of a noob to use non-lethal weapons!

It's only unfortunate that my European brain is far too oppressed by vile Soviet communism to fully understand the true value of the storyline.

It's a fun game though, would sure as hell recommend for the sake of gameplay!
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Its a great game but I uninstalled it after the campaign because of ♥♥♥♥ty Uplay; no one ♥♥♥♥ing likes you Uplay ♥♥♥♥ OFF. If I buy a game on steam I WANT IT ON STEAM, NOT ON YOUR CRAPPY SOFTWARE.
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
This is one of the better Splinter Cell games in a while, and bringing it back to a more stealthy approach.
I didn't enjoy the ones before this one as much..
But I'm having a good time with Blacklist, it's a fun game!
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
35.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This is a fantastic game to play, I've spent so much time in this. Looks stunning and makes you feel like the man. Only issue I can find with this is in the multiplayer aspect. If you are in the pacific the ping is absolute crap as most servers are in America.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
My review for this latest installment in the Splinter Cell franchise is well overdue! To cut it short: It's an excellent game. It was the first game I played (upon release) that had the enter/exit cover option, and in the beginning I wasn't sure if I liked it, but it definitely grew on me. It allows for superior tactical planning.

You definitely have a choice here how you want to handle a mission, and you can tailor your load-out to match. I find that I usually prefer a good medium between stealth (ghost) and silent takedowns (panther). The third option, assault, ultimately turns into chaos and that is not really how a Splinter Cell (by definition an operative who is a silent infiltrator that has the freedom to choose on how to proceed) works. I find that a non-lethal takedown usually works quite well, but there are situations in which pacifying a room permanently, is definitely a good plan (e.g. hostage situations) if safe to do so and if the mission parameters allow for it. There are definitely some targets tht need to be captured alive!

During the game you will have the option to upgrade your gear which will also provide you with much better intel while you're deployed, and will give you better abilities to protect yourself. Spending available Uplay points on available suit options is also definitely helpful, if you're pondering that. They're both worth it.

Some have complained that the "execution" system (you gain up to three points for silent takedowns which you can then use to automatically execute marked targets with a headshot) is making things too easy, but ultimately the truth is that you have to work for that option to become available and it is not an automatic "recharge". You will, however, find several weapons crates during a mission that will allow you to restock on ammo and gadgets.

If you liked any of the previous Splinter Cell games (and if you like tactical/stealth/military games I can't see why you wouldn't), then this is definitely a recommendation. Get to your next best (online) store and exfil with this game. Mission accomplished.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
38.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Two words

"♥♥♥♥EN EPIC"
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Typical Splinter Cell game, great fun! From what ive seen of the campaign the storyline itself is kinda poor but the actual game play is really good, the graphics are good. Never had an issue with lag or bugs. Would strongly recommend if you like to play solo player games
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
This game is awesome for stealth lovers, i recommend this game to all who tried hitman and other sneaky stuff, splinter cell is a well known franchise in gaming's most famous titles and in addition this newest game by Ubisoft, titled Splinter Cell: Blacklist... well the gameplay are epic... much customization and we could master our own style of play.

The bad part is... everythime i play onlone... there seem to be no one there... its like the multiplayer has no players in it.

My Rating
8.5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
72.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
very awesome stealth game. The multiplayer is very crappy and they really need to fix it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
51.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
This is one of the most fun games iv played. there are so many options to which you can approach your objectives with, and every mission has replay value. the co-op system is sweet, but you want to make sure the person youre teamed up with has a mic and isnt trying to rush through the missions (there are people who try to do everything themselves and its almost like they are trying to race you to every objective and most of the time, they trip alarms or get cought and they ruin the whole mission). the weapon/player customization is awesome, but really easy to get. some guns are no able to be silenced, which gets on my nerves, as specially if they can be in real life. eventually you will find yourself using the same gun because its the best one, so it kind of flaws the fact that there is a big selection (i mean your not going to NOT use the best gun..) overall, the game is really really fun and has alot to offer. i give it a strong 8/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
This is one of my all time favorite games. I bought it on the PS3, which was complete crap with graphics and load times. I never finished it, and my PS3 needs a new (something expensive im sure) so I bought the deluxe edition again for $40. It is so much better on PC I am glad I have spent $100 on this game total now, Worth every penny, the gameplay is vicious and uncanny. The checkpoint system in this is brilliant, it adds perfect tension to every moment, and really makes you slow down and think. Since the first 3D stealth game on PS1, Tenchu stealth assassins, I have loved this genre. As it stands this is the pinncle of stealth espionage, and a timless gaming experience.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
68.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
I've played just about every Splinter Cell game and loved them all! Wasn't sure about the new voice actor for Sam Fisher cause Micheal Ironside was perfect! But the new guy did an awesome job can't wait for another SC!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Very good game. Fun Co-Op interesting gameplay. 8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist Review:
This game a stealth focused Third person shooter.
If you dont like stealth dont buy this game.

Story: 8
Graphics: 8
Gameplay: 9
Overall: 8.5 "great game".

The singleplayer is amazing, realy fun and lets you play as you want, be stealthy or rush in exploding everything you see.
The coop is realy good, Alot of missions that focus on the Coop Gameplay.
The Spies VS Mercs though. It Has two sides.
First side is : Its great, nice consept, realy fun and enjoyeble.
Second Side: Knife IS OP. The knife physics are stupid. COD like. You might get 5 body shots and still kill with the knife.
Thats not always but it ♥♥♥♥s up the game.
Buy This Game?
Yes, If your'e friends buy it too.
And for a small discount. Cuz 30 bucks is waaay to much for me ^^
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Judging by the media and art regarding the release of SC: Blacklist, I was convinced that the series had taken a relatively bad turn for the worst as in transforming the setalth game into a military third person shooter. Albeit the initial doubts and suscpicion I harbored for the title, I purchased it shortly after release and was pleased to be welcomed with the same generally solid SC: Conviction framework, in addition to sporting missions and levels more akin to the well received SC: Chaos Theory, which focused more on conventional stealth and leaving enemies unharmed rather than hunting enemies from the shadows. Aside from one or two missions which are story oriented ( such as the introduction mission which can be skipped) the levels can be completed entirely on ones own terms. Due to the nature of Splinter cell being a stealth game, the favored approach of most players would be to kill as few enemies as possible without alerting others or raising suspicion from cameras, but akin to others in the series, Blacklist allows for no-kill completion by using the tazer and non lethal hand to hand combat, which offers a generally more intense challenge due to the range limitation and need of disposing unconcious enemies. In terms of story, the game does not offer anything particularly interesting which is slightly disappointing, but the game does feature some great locales and mission sandboxes, so that's a plus. All of the aforementioned details pretty much sum up the gameplay experience in my own words, although in terms of visual aesthetics; the game performs exceptionally well for a Ubisoft PC port, and the level design and texturing is quality work, even for being an Unreal engine game, it manages some remarkable ligh and shadow work in addition to convincing animations.

Ultimately, the game suceeds in most aspecrts regarding what formulates into a enjoyable and elaborate stealth game, although it stumbles in the story department, Splinter Cell: Blacklist is a worthy entry to the series and a must have for those who were slightly off-put by the fast paced nature of Conviction, as it approaches mission design with a more open, sandbox framework.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
57.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
7/10 - Good game, enjoyed my time with it, wouldn't buy for 60$ tho.

tldr:
SINGLE PLAYER - 7/10
Jack Bauer's "24" storyline with decent actors and moderately catchy story (pro-american as hell but you can't avoid that these days it seems). The game attempts to go rather back to its roots while still trying to maintain the action-hungry audience and does a very decent job at that. You can play the game the way you want and that is awesome.

COOP - 7.5/10
As far as the coop campaign goes, unless you have a friend to play with, the odds of matchmaing giving you a guy on the same note as you are pretty slim. There is also a nice horde mode which is good for farming money and practicing your abilities. Both modes are a lot of fun and youll most likely play each map and mission more than once. Important note is that your cash is shared in both COOP and MULTIPLAYER which is awesome and it lets new players get into the game more easily.

MULTIPLAYER - 6/10
Basic matchup is 1st person heavy armed mercs VS 3rd person agile spies. Modes with mixed teams and lot of variation are available. Some maps seem imba one way or another but since its not competitive, nobody really cares.
Latency is a ♥♥♥♥♥ here. Due to the hand-to-hand combat system which requires a really fast response rate youll be suffering more than in most other action games.
Skill and time invested really pays off here as your ♥♥♥ is gonna be kicked hard by higher level players, which leads me to another good point - NO LOGICAL TEAMBALANCE. The game is gonna stack the highest level players in one team and dump the rest in the other. You might as well leave before the match starts.
There is NO LEGIT OPTION TO QUIT while your match is in progress which is incredibly F'n stupid.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
100.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Combining some stealth mechanics of Chaos Theory with some awesome set-piece executions with the Conviction mark and execute system makes a great game worthy of the Splinter Cell name. My only complaints would be Michael Ironside not retaking his role as Sam Fisher. The new voice actor Eric Johnson looks a lot like a younger Sam Fisher, but his tone makes him sound like a 30 year-old when Sam at this point is in his 50's. Other then that its damn good. It may not have the say amazing stealth gameplay that Chaos Theory had, but at least it does not over the top action like Conviction.

9.5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
I like the game, but my big complaint is that the rewards structure is kind of ♥♥♥♥ed up. Why does the game only reward you for sticking to one of the three pure styles? The game is tedious to play 100% ghost, but playing 100% panther makes it really difficult to immerse yourself as a covert military operative. I tried to do a combination of both styles (trying to stay hidden but using weapons when necessary), but the game seemed to punish me for my decision when scores were tallied at the end of each level. I guess you can ignore the scores and the game telling you that you failed to reach the designated goals as a ghost or as a panther, but for me it felt unfair to be punished for trying to play pragmatically in synch with the story.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
114.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
If you think you have good friends test three of them in this game to see how "real" your freindship really is. so far mine is medicore, with rough patches here and there revolving around this game alone.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
342.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
handsdown THE BEST splinter cell to date. the co-op is top notch!
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