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 –

“Fisher is King”
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“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.

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..
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94.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
Best stealth game I have ever played pretty fun replayed it more then once. Smooth fun brutal and customization 10/10
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Jodi Arias
1.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
Good game, but it's not splinter cell.
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15.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
Bought this game on a sale. it was worth it.The whole campaign was finished alone, if you have friends is way more fun but still you can manage.Multiplayer seems pretty bad though i joined, even with way better enemies like 40 levels above me but thats not it,it was just unfair the whole scheme and generally the multiplayer isnt that good. The co- op is great though.
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20.0 hrs
Posted: September 24
Great game
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[ AI ] Mitsuha
22.8 hrs
Posted: September 22
This game is one of the best Coop Games for long time!
Played every single mission together with my friend and maybe sometime we will start from the beginning again :)
Nice gameplay and cool moves :)
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622.8 hrs
Posted: September 19
I been playing this game since it came out, I don't play the online MMOFPS version just the game itself, the MMO version had to many hacking cheaters so I don't play it.
I like the game versiom amd play it often even though now it's a few years old.
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Captain Delugo
23.8 hrs
Posted: September 19
Summarized: An awesome follow up to the older Splinter Cell games. It manages to perfectly capture the feel the older games has yet increases the game speed which makes up for an awesome fast-paced game!
Story's not too special yet still very amazing to play through! OH, and there's co-op!

Are you a fan of the older Splinter Cell games but afraid that this game is not what you're looking for?
It is, trust me! The game manages to capture the feeling the old Splinter Cell games has but makes it just a li'l more fast paced. The freedom you get in the levels is awesome. You can complete a level by going full ghost,ignoring all enemies, and making sure you're not getting seen. You can be the silent yet deathly panther which appears as a shadow out of nowhere and drags every guard to it's destiny. Or you can just go full Call O' Duty, which I'd least recommend since this is a stealth game after all.

The story isn't something you should be looking out for but it has been an improvement from the older games, I mean hey, how much story did these games have before? Conviction did definitely have a better story yet this one does manage to compare well to that one. This one provides well with a cool intro and manages to drag you in. The world is in danger and you're the one to save it from an all-out war.

Gameplay wise this couldn't be any better. The animations are smooth and it's very simple to drag someone to their death. Ofcourse there's some difficulty levels which can increase various things such as guards being not stupid and actually spotting you from a distance where a real person would spot you aswell.

For the multiplayer fanatics out there this game also has quite alot to offer. The game offers you a co-op mode where you get a dozen of missions to do. You team up with your pal to do some standard objectives which can lead to awesome teamwork and communication. Less like Conviction, Blacklist doesn't have a true story attached to it. The maps in this co-op vary well enough and no area feels the same. Also, they reintroduced Spies VS Mercs in this one and even though this mode might be pretty much dead, if you get this game with some friends it's greatly recommended to play it 2v2 for alot of fun!

I'd personally recommend this game as I've played through it twice. Gameplay is very smooth, graphics still look stunning and the story is above average. The co-op is very straight forward but can make up for an even better experience, just don't expect a great co-op story as there is none.
The spies vs mercs is dead so don't go looking for that unless you bring some friends along!
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The Jibril
23.4 hrs
Posted: September 17
ini game layak banget kamu miliki.... gile... seru bgt.. cuman ya itu uplay didownload sendiri ya dari situsnya. jangan dari steam, sering error. asik bgt pokoknya nie game, g nyesel beli
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
The game itself is absolutely fantastic, but alas, you cannot review this game in its own right because it is dependant upon UPLAY to run.

Uplay/Ubisoft is the sole reason I have given this game a negative review, because of Uplay I can no longer play this game! I know my Uplay account email and password, but they don't work anymore, so every Ubisoft game in my steam library is essentially no longer mine. Click on the recover password link in the uplay launcher and I won't recieve a password reset email. SPeak to Ubisoft support and they will reply and ask for more information, when you provide it, keys, dates of purchase, the kitchen sink, they will never reply again. Ubisoft support is beyond disgraceful and they know it, the first paragraph of the reply was devoted to explaining how sorry they were for the delay and how they're trying to improve.

The worst part about the situation, is that it's a problem entirely of ubisofts own making. Steam already provides the DRM, the second layer is completely unecessary and only serves to cause problems and burn bridges between Ubisoft and PC gamers.

Uplay title? Buyer beware!! I've been burned and it won't happen again.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
66.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
This game is just badass.
Its damn good. The coop missions are the best
Spies VS Mercs is good but...... lot of hackers.
Anyways this game is Epic.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
First of all, I am a huge fan of the Splinter Cell series.

Now with that out of the way:
This game improves where the 2 last ones failed; it adds the option to play missions in full stealth with no kills, Conviction didn't give us this kind of option I even played the whole game using H2H takedowns with the gun hidden so that I could excuse it as non-lethal.
Double agent had the gameplay of Chaos Theory (The best in the series) but it failed in delivering good missions especially with the trust meters.

This game is good to play with friends in CO-OP and in VERSUS mode, the VERSUS mode is practically dead now but you might still be able to play it with some luck and timing.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
one of my favourite game ever..
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
A very good Splinter Cell game, probably the best so far even though the story isnt as good as the last game.

Worth sale price most likely since there is little replay value and the multiplayer is dead.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
An excelent Stealth game that is almost as good as Metal gear solid. Bought it on a sale 3 years ago and enjoyed the 15 hours long campaign! :D
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Sam fisher is back!! He's ashamed of conviction and trying to claim his throne back as the best stealth game! He did ok...
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
I love this game!
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876 of 1,041 people (84%) found this review helpful
109 people found this review funny
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
Its a great game but I uninstalled it after the campaign because of ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 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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157 of 165 people (95%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
1,032.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
OK... given my playtime now, I think it's finally time for my review. No plot spoilers. A proper review would take a look at all aspects, but I don't have much time so I'll be brief.

The Good - Singleplayer
The game itself is surprisingly good. Of course... it's no Chaos Theory, but regardless, the game is actually fun. By playing on perfectionist, the game's hardest difficulty, you'll find yourself hiding and waiting a lot; examining the guards' patrol routes (which by the way change every few deaths to keep you on your toes). Also you won't be able to use your vision through walls, giving (albeit briefly) you that similar experience in Chaos Theory when you find yourself constantly wondering what's around the corner.

So what else is there? A diverse array of gadgets, guns and accompanying upgrades for starters. I loved being able to use the money earned from missions to upgrades and improve my loadouts. There was a chain of progression, and I could feel my character becoming a 'stronger' spy, equipped with more stuff as the game continued.

The environments are pretty damn awesome. Exploration is the key to achieving your preferred playstyle. There are neat cinematic scenes and unique parts of the story which require you to play out these almost 'mini-game'-like bits; but they're so well integrated into the story and allows you to take a break from all the running, jumping and stabbing.

The Good - Multiplayer - Coop/SvM
Now let's switch over to the multiplayer. There's not much to say about coop. It's essentially singleplayer but with a partner. There is a fairly wide variety of missions to choose from. Each of the main characters have varying game modes depending on what you're up for. Nearly all of them can be played solo if you don't have anyone to trust your life with.

Grab a mic, join your friend, and off you go. That's right. A mic. Whilst not completely essential- it will drastically reduce the number of times you die because of silly mistakes. Bouncing information between you and your partner will really help. But... if you're with a random person you might not be able to do that. In which case, you'll just have to grit your teeth and go with the flow.

Spies. Versus. Mercs. It's fun. Believe it or not, it's actually fun. With friends. By yourself... yeah, I'll admit, you can have some pretty decent matches. But seriously, for some laughs and a better chance at winning- play with friends you can talk to. Skype, TeamSpeak- it's all about information exchange. You can better anticipate that ambush if your buddy just saw a spy heading your way. You can let your friends know where the hacker is by utilising the merc cameras whilst your dead.

The SVM loadouts are different to the singleplayer loadouts, so be prepared to start paying up the big bucks again. This time you'll also need SVM tokens, which allow you to purchase weapons and stuff. You only get a few when you start levelling up and then one token each level after that, so spend wisely. There should be enough to unlock everything, but it's the order you choose that matters. I'll be writing or recording an updated SVM tutorial sometime in the future, to help the new players with how everything works. You'll have fun creating custom loadouts with a combination of gadgets, gear and weapons to your liking and playstyle. The torso abilities are pretty cool. Each side (mercs, spies) get three choices of abilities to aid your plight. Used wisely, you can be a valuable asset to your team.

Since Blacklist is 4 vs 4, it's the perfect number. Every player counts, and when your team mates goes down, you best be prepared for what happens next.

On the face of it though, SVM is fun to dive into for a quick match (I say quick match, it's about 25 - 30 minutes per match). You can just join and start playing straight away. It's fast paced and will require some level of awareness and reflex reactions in order for you to survive. Playing smart is a key skill. Anticipating enemies, knowing your way around the map, always paying attention to the little things that might give away the position of a spy. Classic, Blacklist and Team Deathmatch are probably the only active game modes at the moment. The others could do with a reboot, as they're fun to play... when there's enough players.

The Bad - Singleplayer
I honestly can't really fault the singleplayer. There is one thing though. It can be very easy to speedrun. Grab one of the sniper rifles and just headshoot everyone. Job done. Of course, some armored enemies require a little melee time, but with two or three shots you can drop them just as easily. It can ruin the fun, but it's completely feasible.

Oh, there's also the whole Michael Ironside thing. Yes, Fisher does appear younger. No, it won't stop you from enjoying the game. You'll get used to it. Or perhaps not. It's really up to you.

My negative points reside mostly with the game launcher rather the game itself. Ubisoft only had to go and slap Uplay on its products AGAIN. Why even bother releasing this on Steam if it was going to need Uplay anyway?! For example. I load Uplay (ugh, I know) and click 'Play' on Blacklist. It then says... 'loading Steam. Please wait for your game to load from there'. Like... wut. Then Steam launches Blacklist, then it goes BACK to Uplay and Blacklist opens up. ???

Not only the Uplay interface a pain to reach on a laptop (since it's Shift + F2 and laptop users have to press FN as well...) but it's slow as hell and actually caused me to crash Blacklist once.


The Bad - SVM
Here we go. I'm leaving coop out of this by the way.

Spies vs. Mercs feels like another company developed it and just slapped it onto the main game. Seriously. The sonar vision is completely different to the sonar vision in singleplayer, the way the stun crossbow works is different, there's no crouch sprint... the list goes on. When I first started playing, I got bugs. I mean... BUGS. One particularly game breaking bug was the fact that every time I went into cover and left it, I'd stand up and start sprinting around. It was hella annoying. Ubisoft put out THREE patches and none of them fixed it. It was only after I'd posted a couple ideas and experiments of the forums that someone else picked it up and fixed it. A fix, from the community ._.

If you're buying Blacklist for the SVM, wait for a deal. SVM, in its current state, is just not worth it. Overrun with hackers and the likes, SVM has become a tense community, filled with paranoid players who don't trust each other. And why should they? With Ubisoft turning their back on the game, with no dedicated servers (Host changed. Migrating match.) and no anti-cheat system, you have no idea who could be hacking, or who's just damn lucky. Tired of the hackers? Want to quit the match? Tough. Ubisoft removed the Quit Match button to 'reduce the number of unfair rage quitters'. Uhm, wut.

Seriously, all the more reason to team up with people you trust and can communicate with. You can still beat hackers, because they're dumb. They can whiz around and kill you with one bullet, but they're idiots who can still be killed with Death From Above and unexpected melees. Even hackers bleed.

The Conclusion
Conviction was fun, but Blacklist brings more to the table. With new ways to play, and new gadgets to play with, the singeplayer and coop are definitely a must. Just watch out for the SVM, it might not be what you were completely expecting.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist is a 9 / 10 .
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