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.
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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..
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godfather0708
( 15.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
very challenging and well crafted
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filthy el pwn
( 12.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
dank gameplay. fluid style (like Conviction) compared to old SC games.

i have a hard time getting over the voice change tbh.
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Hush
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Some of the most "Helpful" reviews say "Finally, a splinter cell that plays like splinter cell!"

What splinter cell did you play exactly? was there a secret first edition game where
-Fisher's voice sounded like something borrowed from a generic NPC databank,
-it had a hard cover system that is both complicated and finnicky?
-A gunplay system that makes it almost impossible to place a shot from a few meters accurately, and compensates by giving you a "Pick and shoot targets" system that charges based on you killing other people. (Think hitman absolution, without the cool slowdown or animations)
-Finishing moves that involve using an ancient japanese magic trick where you tap a guy on the shoulder or gently knee his hip and he immediately faints

Yea, I know, everyone likes this game, and I don't. I have tried over and over to get into it but simply do not enjoy it, I have no idea why. This Sam isnt Sam to me, he feels like such a generic NPC that it hurts, that wonderful gravelly "Ive seen some ♥♥♥♥" voice is gone. The gameplay is fast paced and the characters feel like they are straight out of a new era james bond move (The smart character, hacker, whatever, is a teenage ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, for instance) The plot is not developed at all and it basically says "You are sam, sam sees bad guys, now sam leads task force, go kill bad guys" with the same effing plot every game has had in this era "The USA is finally going down for its sins, and this big random mercenary army that is more effective than any US soldier batallion is gonna make it happen"

Im gonna try to finish it, see if it gets better, really hope it does! I love splinter cell, but the newer ones have all been iffy for me, I played the original as a kid and played double agent as well, and loved them both.

Will you like this? Probably honestly, if you like stealth games that are really forgiving for breaking stealth, and are not at all challenging, then yes. If you are a hardcore fan of the first game and the immensely challenging "Break stealth and youll die" gameplay, then no, this is not splinter cell.

UPDATE: This mod can help somewhat with the difficulty being too easyhttp://www.moddb.com/mods/special-ops-mod
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willthew10
( 144.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Played too many hours on this game. Can have glitchy combat sometimes.
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X820NL
( 46.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Great co-op game!
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kukRi.
( 193.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist is a great game with a lot of replayability. The multiplayer is a great experience that allows for good times with the best of friends.
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Ancient Wisp
( 21.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
If you play for a time, it's really easy to see how it was designed for console. On PC it's not a bad game, but it's not worth the price. Totally does have loads of "cool factor" though.
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Chingchangchong
( 26.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
A bit hard to get the hang of but overall an amazing game!!!!!
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MrLoch
( 15.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Great stealth mechanics, interesting characters and an OK overall storyline. Worth the 20 bucks if you're a fan of sneaking around snapping necks and cashing checks.
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u wot mate
( 20.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
I didn't play this game for two months and reinstalled the game. I lost all of my progress.
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impure
( 21.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Splinter Cell Blacklist is a serious game with serious characters with a serious story. Well, at the beginning anyways. It's not perfect. You can't really manage your resources as much as in a game such as xcom. In fact money is pretty useless once you get a few useful upgrades. Mostly it's there to remind you that if you did everything stealthily you'd get more points. There are still large sections of the game that seem to require you to go guns blazing, although it's not nearly as bad as the end of Conviction. In fact most of the game now involves stealth. Imagine that, a stealth game with stealth. Although I wished they would have kept the going to greyscale whenever you go into the darkness, I really liked that.
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Askavich
( 37.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
You failed to stealth the mission.
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Blue
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Excellent.
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Samork
( 20.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
A more realistic approach than Conviction and definitely a better storyline. HEAVILY EDITED COMMENTARY OF THIS GAME: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEZ-zqPFHrQ
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marshallYTHD
( 38.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Good Game
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doberman2045
( 32.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
I like the way the game plays and the way you can move around to the to your objective
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A & H
( 23.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
one of the best game for ever i seen .
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Hi all^^ From start i will say that i never played before Tom Clancy's franchise. So it's something new for me^^ And this something new suprised me alot. Game really good from stealthable part. Alot of ways to complete mission by stealth. Really interesting, you can just avoid all guards or use some equipments to kill them in really different ways. Really alot equipments in this game so i wasn't boring with them :) Or you can just quietly run and kill or beat enemies with your butt of the rifle from behind. In this game exist 3th and 1th field of view but main field of view it's of cource 3th to be honest i didn't play alot multiplayer but i know that exist kind of competition where some guy playing as spy he is a hacker(3th person) and another guy who must to protect pc's merc he is an enforcer(1th person). So if you are real fan of 1th person shooters this game must interested you too a bit :3 But anyway it's more related for 3th person. I remember in one mission you must play from Briggs and this part in mission only from 1th person. And i can say that from 1th person more harder than from 3th person especially stealth. Story in this game really cool.It's just all about secret agents epic story , explosions, attacks which you of cource must stop, etcetera. Not alot of jokes in Blacklist but i really like when not alot of jokes in game but alot of them shows up in right time and right place at least it's better than not funny jokes every min. In Co-op really great to spend time with friends....it's just something awesome :3 There are missions which you can complete alone in co-op and with friend. You can plan your actions do something interesting together :) I think this all what i wanted to say.Of cource i recommend this game! Good luck and bye~
P.S.: Sorry my english is really bad :c
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
A more realistic approach than Conviction and definitely a better storyline. HEAVILY EDITED COMMENTARY OF THIS GAME: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEZ-zqPFHrQ
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Some of the most "Helpful" reviews say "Finally, a splinter cell that plays like splinter cell!"

What splinter cell did you play exactly? was there a secret first edition game where
-Fisher's voice sounded like something borrowed from a generic NPC databank,
-it had a hard cover system that is both complicated and finnicky?
-A gunplay system that makes it almost impossible to place a shot from a few meters accurately, and compensates by giving you a "Pick and shoot targets" system that charges based on you killing other people. (Think hitman absolution, without the cool slowdown or animations)
-Finishing moves that involve using an ancient japanese magic trick where you tap a guy on the shoulder or gently knee his hip and he immediately faints

Yea, I know, everyone likes this game, and I don't. I have tried over and over to get into it but simply do not enjoy it, I have no idea why. This Sam isnt Sam to me, he feels like such a generic NPC that it hurts, that wonderful gravelly "Ive seen some ♥♥♥♥" voice is gone. The gameplay is fast paced and the characters feel like they are straight out of a new era james bond move (The smart character, hacker, whatever, is a teenage ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, for instance) The plot is not developed at all and it basically says "You are sam, sam sees bad guys, now sam leads task force, go kill bad guys" with the same effing plot every game has had in this era "The USA is finally going down for its sins, and this big random mercenary army that is more effective than any US soldier batallion is gonna make it happen"

Im gonna try to finish it, see if it gets better, really hope it does! I love splinter cell, but the newer ones have all been iffy for me, I played the original as a kid and played double agent as well, and loved them both.

Will you like this? Probably honestly, if you like stealth games that are really forgiving for breaking stealth, and are not at all challenging, then yes. If you are a hardcore fan of the first game and the immensely challenging "Break stealth and youll die" gameplay, then no, this is not splinter cell.

UPDATE: This mod can help somewhat with the difficulty being too easyhttp://www.moddb.com/mods/special-ops-mod
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Great Game
Personally I feel its underrated as a multiplayer game, its one of the most unique svm experience since chaos theory. There is a point at which people feel that its starting to feel like cod, but the intense gun fights between spy and merc is priceless. Its just getting used to the new concept of tactical gameplay with smgs. I would recommend this game but only on ps3, not pc or xbox 360, I played on pc and realized its not the same hit system with guns and heard that multiplayer on xbox is dead. Overall its a great game to play on ps3, have spent over 2000 hours on it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
One of/if not the best in the series!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
247.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
This game is so much fun, my buddy and I play coop missions and just have a blast. A must have for fans of this amazing franchise!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
A bit hard to get the hang of but overall an amazing game!!!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
dank gameplay. fluid style (like Conviction) compared to old SC games.

i have a hard time getting over the voice change tbh.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Sneaky like a goat.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
I jacked off to this game.
35 hours of man butts got me going.
Man butts even look good with night vision too.
10/10.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
653.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
The second best Splinter Cell.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
I actually played Blacklist back when I was primarily using my PS3 (hence the low play time on Steam). I must have sunk a good 100 hours into it - not a ridiculous amount of time but enough to consider myself a big fan of it. Like Hitman: Absolution, it gets a lot of stick from longtime fans for not staying true to the original formula and, as a longtime fan of both myself, I was afraid I wasn't going to like them.

Thankfully (and surprisingly), I was mistaken in both instances. However, on further reflection, I began to think that perhaps change wasn't necessarily a bad thing in this case. It's not like the Splinter Cell formula was infallible after all - there were some definite issues present in the other games. It wasn't like Blacklist came along and tried to screw with perfection; it came along and tried to do things a little differently in a series that probably could have done with a little revitalisation anyway. To that end, I think it did a bang-up job of refreshing the series.

There are a lot of great features in this game. The fact that it rewards you for approaching each mission differently is a nice touch. For once, I didn't feel like a stealth game was guilt tripping me for going the "Screw stealth - let's go nuts" approach. Going in guns blazing is now a viable option - even if it's not what Sam Fisher would conventionally do. Actually, plenty of the equipment on offer is directed at precisely the type of people who prefer that distinct lack of subtlety. The little mini-missions given out by your team members are also a good way of breaking up the main missions. They also help you to unlock better equipment for Sam to use in the main missions, so they're well worth doing.

Long story short - it's not a conventional Splinter Cell game, but don't let that put you off. Convention is overrated anyway. There's plenty of things to like in Blacklist as long as you don't get hung up on how different it plays to previous games. Enjoy it for what it is and you'll walk away happy with your purchase.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Finished this and overall it was a very good game. It did a great job of implementing all play styles (panther style for me), the maps were good in size and had multiple areas of attack, graphics (maxed settings) were great as was the sound. I was able to fully customize all controls the way I want without 3rd party software. No FOV slider but the default was just fine and I only had one crash. Total game time says 19 hours but I'm pretty sure I left Uplay running after I quit the game a few times and Steam still detects this as a "running game" so its probably more like 13-14 hours. Ending was crap though felt very rushed with nothing answered, bummer. Also not having Michael Ironside as the voice of Sam Fisher should be considered a felony punishable by slow death. The new voice was not too bad but it was NOT Sam Fisher, also why the ♥♥♥♥ did they change the way he looks? His face looks nothing like the old Sam, dumbass decision. It really feels like you are playing a totally different main character based in the same world, really sucks

If you are a fan of the Splinter Cell games this is a must play. I rank this pretty damn close to Chaos Theory, my personal favorite.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Splinter Cell, a game that has been around for the past 14 years or so. It is one of those games you either love or hate. So if you are into the stealth and infiltration type of games (like Metal Gear Solid) or a militarised American James Bond, then this is definitely a game for you. We continue the story of Sam Fisher from his kick-♥♥♥ new base of operations and his wide arsenal of gadgets and upgrades. You do what Sam Fisher does best, kill bad guys and leave without a trace (most of the time) . However, I would not recommend this game for people who do not like lone wolf style games. This game is for tactical and patient players.
7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Really good sneaking mechanics and Co-Op missions are brilliant. I would like to have more co-op missions
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
65.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
replayability is high. Co-op with a friend and it becomes another game altogether. any silly or gung-ho movements will end the mission immediately.

can be frustrating, but it builds up patience and perseverance
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
[NOTE: up to this date, this is the only Splinter Cell game that actually works with the XB360 controller accurately].

Awesome game!
Good graphics, interesting story, and epic gameplay with a lot of replay value.

For those that are wondering and enjoyed previous Splinter Cells, this game is a perfect mix of SC:Conviction and the classics. The game has a more "optional" approach as to give you the choice of playing Stealth-ly, Panther-ly, or Assault-ively. Meaning you can choose to play like the classics (slow, steady, sneaky and tense like in the classics) or sneaky but aggressive like in SC: Conviction.

The game re-introduced the highly innovative yet super underrated multiplayer Spy VS Mercs, an awesome gamemode where Third-Person Action-Adventure Spies take on First-Person-Shooter Mercs in a highly tactical and teambased match.

(Also, impressively enough the new voice actor did good in maintaining the style Michael Ironside gave to Sam Fisher.
I still prefer Michael Ironside, and it is a huge shame for fans of the franchise as myself that he's not the voice actor anymore, but the new voice actor did good enough)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
44.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Overall I enjoyed my time playing the game. However as a Splinter Cell fan since day one I felt let down. The voice actor change probably left the biggest dissapointment for me, especially knowing Michael Ironside supposedly coached the new actor. Somehow every game as Sam gets older, he gets buffer and more agile. I wished at this point they did a batman beyond thing and just had a new splinter cell be the main character, like briggs. As with conviction, parts of the story are impossible to do 100% stealth although I tried very much on perfectionist to hand to hand kill only without getting detected. The story itself isn't bad but doesn't leave a sense of urgency for what's actually happening. Most of that is done through calling your daughter which feels weird considering both actors sound to be the same age. They nicely took from Conviction though and improved upon its faults gameplay wise and took on a more Double Agent (next gen version) style of knowing if you are hidden or not, basically no more color desaturation.

Co-op itself was very fun for the most part. The briggs missions started and ended fun but some missions seemed near impossible to stealth or literally were impossible to stealth, especially with the highly annoying re-addition of dogs since I believe Pandorra Tomorrow. The briggs missions also were the only story based co-op missions. The 3 others were very much like deniable ops from conviction. Charlie missions are wave based and after doing one for the full 20 rounds with loud weapons, my friend and me decided we did not enjoy them whatsoever. Kobin missions did give the more classic splinter cell vibe and can be compared to hunter missions in conviction. Grimm missions were also quite fun as they were similar to infiltration from conviction with a mix of added objectives.

Multiplayer is back in its true form. I've not actaully touched on mutiplayer in the PC version too much but I did play it considerably on console. At this point if you are just getting into the game, you may want to play with only friends or else you will find yourself unable to do much as the learning curve has always been high with SvM. I found that the new SvM blacklist mode to be the best of them all giving you 4 mercs vs 4 spys and having to try and hack 3 terminals. Unlike Double Agent, you dont actually need to maintain presence at the terminal, just in the region. There is a throwback mode to Chaos Theory/Pandora Tomorrow which is 2v2 Classic. I didn't actually enjoy it too much considering how much I played Chaos Thoery SvM. There's nothing wrong with it, it plays quite well but I found myself liking the 4v4 mode with new stuff more. There are also other modes which combine spies and mercs on one team however they just don't feel that much fun to play even though I liked the old gen SvS in Double Agent. The addition of loadouts added a much new feel to SvM. I personally liked it because it gives you more ways to counter the opposition. If you dont like that though, the Classic mode will be perfect as it limits loadouts.

Overall I do recommend this game because it is fun and well put together, but at this point its only worth getting if you desperately want the story or have a friend to play co-op with. If you've never played a Splinter Cell game before, then I think it is a great game to get into as there isn't really any expectations. Getting it for multiplayer is questionable as the community is small and learning curve high with most people playing max level now.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
A return to form for the series after a few wayward products. To my mind, this is the first true sequel since Chaos Theory, and I love this game for that. Stealth is back people!

The game allows you to play any style you want, but the rewards just flow when no-one knows you are there. Isn't that what a splinter cell is all about? If this is the future of the franchise, then I am in.
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