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 (3,876 reviews)
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 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
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Splinter Cell has been a series I can remember starting. I played the very first one on the original Xbox with my step sister and have then played every continuing title. Of course this brings me to the newest one, Splinter Cell Blacklist. Blacklist is a spy, thriller, and action game all in one. One of the most iconic things about the series is the protagonist himself, Sam Fisher. Fisher has one of the most recognized voices in gaming, however in this iteration they used a different voice actor (I'm not entirely sure why). Though, I think the new voice actor portrays Fisher very well. He still embodies Fisher in character and spirit.

The premise of the game isn't anything new, the generic "Terrorists are attacking us, we need to figure out why and stop them." However, I think this story arc is an interesting one as it takes place in a variety of locations that all have a unique feel to them. Gameplay wise, it feels just like Splinter Cell has always felt. You've got your stealth mechanics that require patience, skill, and wits. While stealth has always been the preferred method, they've included ways that allow you to be a ruthless killer in the shadows along with going on an all out assault. There are a ton of weapons you can use and that are customizable with scopes, attachments, and ammo types. Gadgets play a big role, maybe even bigger than the previous games it feels. There are several that are also customizable. Sticky cams, noise makers, and tricopters let you take different approaches to a level. Want to scope out ahead and mark or even neutralize the enemies? Fly that tricopter in and use the sticky shock shooter it has attached. Need to lure a few guards away to make a quick escape? Throw a noise maker in the opposite direction. The ways you can utilize these gadgets is endless. Though, the problem that stems with this is that sometimes it makes the levels feel too easy. Once you unlock the sonar goggles (I think there are a few more levels past that but I didn't bother), you pretty much have it easy from there on. Being able to see the enemies through walls allows you to anticipate them easier, there's even one that tracks footsteps I believe.

Back to the level design, I'd say it's fairly well done. For the most part the levels are pretty straight forward (not linear per se). You go from point A to point B to complete your objective. There are different paths you can take inbetween that allows you to mix things up and still not feel too linear. When you explore and find that one spot, you'll usually come out with an advantage. These paths can make things easier when you're aiming for a no kill approach to the game, which frankly makes the game way harder than it needs to be (there is a professional mode as well, will go through on a second playthrough to do that). The game takes a good while to go through, my play through was about 15 hours and then I did a few of the side missions. I also ended up taking my time, making sure I could memorize the enemy patterns and when my best oppurtunity was. I think the pacing is pretty good. I wouldn't complain that it's too short because I wanted to keep playing so it was nice when I wasn't able to anticipate when it would end right away.

There's also a multiplayer where it's Spy vs. Merc, but I haven't played that, I wasn't too interested. I believe all of the missions allow a co-op option which sounds like a lot of fun. Some paths are geared towards having another teammate like an extra high ledge you'd only be able to reach with one. If you have a friend, I'd say give it a go and play through it coop, it'd be a lot of fun.

So all in all, I would recommend this to anyone who has played and enjoyed the previous Splinter Cell games and anyone who enjoys stealth and being a spy. I wouldn't say it's the best in the series, (Chaos Theory holds that spot) but it's one of the better ones. It's graphically amazing, gameplay stays true to the series, and a fairly decent story.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
you can hide, you can run, you can execute target, and you can manipulate your foes through your various gadget
love this game since chaos theory and double agent
i beg you to have this game at once, highly recommended!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Blacklist definitely delivers on classic stealth gameplay. It brings back elements of classic Splinter Cell that were left out of Conviction, and it also improved elements that Conviction introduced such as balancing the Mark & Execute. I do wish that the shadow meter from the older Splinter Cell games would have made a return in Blacklist, but sticking to the shadows in this game is still well done without it. Overall, this game is an extremely satisfying stealth game, and is an excellent addition to the Splinter Cell franchise.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
36.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
the best way to feel you need a new computer :D
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Nice game but Uplay ( u don't play ) is a pieces of sh....t . It lost my save file. Game have too many bug in coop mode.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
This is a game. Play it.

10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Like a modern stealth game, it implements elements like the Money/Shop/Loadout system from other stealth games like Sniper Elite 3, Hitman: Blood Money, and surely more. This is a great one to pick up for $30.00 or cheaper, as it has a great campaign, Co-op missions (which you can do solo if you want to), and Multiplayer. Uplay does help with it's "Rewards". Either way, great to pick up... at least until Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain comes out.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
140.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Really adictive!! Love this game! Specially for original ideas for online playing
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
57.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
This is a great game, and it has an amazing story line and fighting system
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
VERY COOL GAME <3
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
71.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Awesome game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Not Sam. Not Cell.

Clancy is dead, and so is this franchise.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Excellent gameplay, many options to complete missions.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Fisher is King.
9/10
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
love this game
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
i brought the deluxe edition for the extra things and this game in general looks great i was really excited. I didn't have a problem with Uplay as i am already a member, however i am not even able to actually boot the game up. It goes black and then just crashes. I have a good laptop with the right system requirments but i still can't run the game. But from the gameplay i have seen looks great. A great variation of stealth and action. Luckily i brought it when it was on a discount.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
I fell asleep playing it. American machismo to the extreme.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Game-play/keyboard input is unpredictable (half the time I fire from a hidden position nothing happens). Linear play is overwhuelming, you have almost no ability to use the environment around you and can only follow a narrow path through the game. For example, in the initial missions roofs and alleys that you would think are part of the environment are locked off.

As an open-world game this would be great...but its neither open nor great.
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4 of 11 people (36%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
♥♥♥♥ty b/c Uplay.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
34.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
This game makes you wish you were a Navy Seal. It puts you in the shoes of an elite agent and it lets you choose how to play the game. Burn people alive, snap necks or just avoid them. Fantastic.
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