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”
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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.

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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Eunectes
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Co-Op Doesn't Work. Single alright. But i bought it for CoOp reasons so a Negative
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Cid Silverwing
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Excruciatingly boring, disrespects its parent franchise, no Michael Ironside and cancerous Uplay for the multiplayer.

Stay away.
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ZeBestOrange™
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Coop.That's all. COOP.
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Tucks
( 29.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
scsewfcd
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-McW- Joecool925
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Bought this
it was horrible
wasted my money
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Toxic
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Fun and very easy to play. Great controls and great graphics of its time.
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Yoozero
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Best Splinter Cell from the entire series.
Very smooth stealth and cover system mechanics!
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Rorschach - Trading -
( 26.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Its a gud game Its fun running around and stabbing ppl in the face
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HVA_HeadBusta
( 64.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
The best Splinter Cell game since Chaos Theory.
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Z0mBi3
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Finally played this game that I've wanted to try for a very long time. Blacklist came out 2013, and I have to say that it still looks brilliant. It was a blast to play since the game is very nice optimized. SLI supported so I played it on ultra at 1440p, 144 fps. This most have been one of the best looking games of 2013, because it's still impressive.

Personally I would really like to play this in first person. There's 2 missions where you can play first person, but the rest is in third person. I looked around for a camera option, but I found that there is none. It's only in the missions that they selected. Too bad about that, because I though that was a lot more fun.

The strong part of this game is in my opinion the story. A terror group called the engineers is threatening USA with attacks if they don't pull back their troups out of other countries. Sam Fisher and his team is trying to find the people behind it, and the cutscenes add a lot to the story. Voice-acting and lip-sync is good and help the story out. What kept me playing to the end was absolutely to see how the story ended, and I liked it.

There's a pretty cool upgrade system. You get points based on what you playstyle is. Combat, panther or ghost. Now I tried to sneak a little, but most of the time I went for combat. Since I chose the combat/panther path I upgraded my gear for that. More powerful weapons, and gear with better armor. If you wanna sneak better you can upgrade to more sneaky gear and gadgets. I really like that I got the choice and wasn't forced to play in any perticular way. Some missions are unfortunately sneak only, but it's limited. Those missions frustrated me a little, but I can look past it.

I didn't feel like the guns had that powerful feeling and the gunplay was a little dull in my opinion. Melee takedowns was cool though. I though the gunplay was much better in the few first person missions. I just wish I could choose to play that way in every mission. But that's really the only downside that I personally felt.

All in all, this is a good AAA-game that you can play in your own way. Blacklist has a nice story, that is pretty lenghty and definitely replayable, with maps that have multiple paths and bonus objectives. I rushed through it and it still took me about 10 hours, but if you want you can spend a lot more time then that. I'm personally done with blacklist after one playthrough and have no desire to go back, but im still glad I played it. I simply have a lot of other games I wanna play too, but if you are that person that like to play a game many times over, this is probably a game for you.

There is a lack of stealth games on the market, and this is one of the better ones. It runs super well, sounds good and the gameplay is fun. Sure I have some criticism on it, but it's minor things that most people won't care about. I would recommend it to everyone that like sneak games, third person shooters and games with a good story. I'm happy I played it, even though it wasn't what I expected before going in. I think people should give it a shot, on sale or even at full price. Gunplay was no more then decent in my opinion, but story, stealth, story, graphics and optimization made up for it.
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Justin Biebz
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Gameplay all good. But the worst thing is that me and my friend bought this to play coop, and it doens't even work, so we can't play together, which is a waste of money.
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Pandapis
( 33.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
If your looking for a review on this game you've come to the wrong place, but if your looking for an outstanding cheese cake recipe you've come to the right place.

Ingredients:
1 cup digestive plain sweet biscuit crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter
40 ounces softened cream cheese
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup sour cream
4 eggs

Directions:
For The base:.
If you're using a dark pan, preheat the oven to 350. If you are using a shiny pan, 375.
Combine the crumbs, melted butter and 3 tbsp sugar well and pat onto the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan. I also like to very very lightly butter the sides of the pan so that the cheesecake will not stick later on.
Bake for 10 mins in your preheated oven and remove. Let it cool while you prepare your batter.
For the batter:.
Make sure everything is at room temperature.
Combine sugar, cheese, flour and vanilla in a big bowl and mix on medium speed till well combined. Don't forget to scrape the bowl as you're doing this.
Mix in the sour cream till its incorporated well. Then, add the eggs one by one, mixing well after each addition.
Pour the batter into the springform and let it bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes After the baking time, turn off the oven and leave the door ajar. Let the cake cool in there for about 1 1/2 hours.
Remove the cake and let it cool thoroughly. Refrigerate overnight.
Release the sides of the springform.
Eat.
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Para 47
( 87.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
It's pretty good, BUT RAGE INDUCING WHEN YOU FAIL THINGS RIGHT BEFORE THE NEXT SAVE
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All i can do is plant
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
The games multiplayer does not work which is the sole reason i bought it
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Predator
( 12.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
if you like the Bourne films... you can see where im going here.
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j0ny_brav0
( 19.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
A Good Game.
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Hired Gun
( 51.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Best spy game I've played lately. I really recommend this game to one's who gets satisfied with the stealth kills, and all that kind of stuff.
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mlittle
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
The game is great but it's unplayable becuase the save game does not work. Anytime you quit the game you essentially have to start over. I have stopped playing because of this.
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[Ursus] Concept
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
The best part is yourself :]
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42 of 45 people (93%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Finally played this game that I've wanted to try for a very long time. Blacklist came out 2013, and I have to say that it still looks brilliant. It was a blast to play since the game is very nice optimized. SLI supported so I played it on ultra at 1440p, 144 fps. This most have been one of the best looking games of 2013, because it's still impressive.

Personally I would really like to play this in first person. There's 2 missions where you can play first person, but the rest is in third person. I looked around for a camera option, but I found that there is none. It's only in the missions that they selected. Too bad about that, because I though that was a lot more fun.

The strong part of this game is in my opinion the story. A terror group called the engineers is threatening USA with attacks if they don't pull back their troups out of other countries. Sam Fisher and his team is trying to find the people behind it, and the cutscenes add a lot to the story. Voice-acting and lip-sync is good and help the story out. What kept me playing to the end was absolutely to see how the story ended, and I liked it.

There's a pretty cool upgrade system. You get points based on what you playstyle is. Combat, panther or ghost. Now I tried to sneak a little, but most of the time I went for combat. Since I chose the combat/panther path I upgraded my gear for that. More powerful weapons, and gear with better armor. If you wanna sneak better you can upgrade to more sneaky gear and gadgets. I really like that I got the choice and wasn't forced to play in any perticular way. Some missions are unfortunately sneak only, but it's limited. Those missions frustrated me a little, but I can look past it.

I didn't feel like the guns had that powerful feeling and the gunplay was a little dull in my opinion. Melee takedowns was cool though. I though the gunplay was much better in the few first person missions. I just wish I could choose to play that way in every mission. But that's really the only downside that I personally felt.

All in all, this is a good AAA-game that you can play in your own way. Blacklist has a nice story, that is pretty lenghty and definitely replayable, with maps that have multiple paths and bonus objectives. I rushed through it and it still took me about 10 hours, but if you want you can spend a lot more time then that. I'm personally done with blacklist after one playthrough and have no desire to go back, but im still glad I played it. I simply have a lot of other games I wanna play too, but if you are that person that like to play a game many times over, this is probably a game for you.

There is a lack of stealth games on the market, and this is one of the better ones. It runs super well, sounds good and the gameplay is fun. Sure I have some criticism on it, but it's minor things that most people won't care about. I would recommend it to everyone that like sneak games, third person shooters and games with a good story. I'm happy I played it, even though it wasn't what I expected before going in. I think people should give it a shot, on sale or even at full price. Gunplay was no more then decent in my opinion, but story, stealth, story, graphics and optimization made up for it.
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24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
64.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
The best Splinter Cell game since Chaos Theory.
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26 of 39 people (67%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Splinter Cell: Blacklist. a really good game.
What I Like in the game:
1. Takes place after SP:C
2. New Ways to complete missions (Ghost, Panther, and Assualt)
3. Customizing Sam and Other spies and mercs.
What I Hate in the Game:
1. Some Missions are difficult
2. Gaurd Dogs are too smart even when You hide in the shadows
3 ♥♥♥♥ING JUGGERNAUTS!!!!!
My rating: 8/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Fun and very easy to play. Great controls and great graphics of its time.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Gameplay all good. But the worst thing is that me and my friend bought this to play coop, and it doens't even work, so we can't play together, which is a waste of money.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Best spy game I've played lately. I really recommend this game to one's who gets satisfied with the stealth kills, and all that kind of stuff.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
A bit hard to get the hang of but overall an amazing game!!!!!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Best Splinter Cell from the entire series.
Very smooth stealth and cover system mechanics!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Coop.That's all. COOP.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
87.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
It's pretty good, BUT RAGE INDUCING WHEN YOU FAIL THINGS RIGHT BEFORE THE NEXT SAVE
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
I was apprehensive when seeing gameplay footage from this game as I was worried we had moved too far from the stealth based mechanics of the earlier games (Chaos theory will always be my first and true love). I waited for Blacklist to come up on sale before buying. I can happyily say I was not disappointed and would have payed full price for this game (Not something I say often). The stealth mechanics are still there in their deepest sense however there is the option to tackle the game in a more head on fashion as well if that's your thing.

8/10
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
5 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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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
75.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Great game!
I have been a fan of the splinter cell series for quite a long time and this embraces the name sake wonderfully!

Pros:
-Good Story
-Great stealth
-Nice controls

Cons:
-Uplay
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5 of 7 people (71%) 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
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
I miss Michael Ironside. Nobody can emulate that gravelly, rough tone. But now I've got that out of the way, Blacklist is not bad at all. By no means does it have the detail of some of the original games, but that's par for the course.

It's a pretty good sneak'em up with the normal "we tacked this multiplayer mode on top because that's what the kids want these days" added.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
102.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
Best Splinter Cell title so far.

If you ever make another one, keep this concept and just change the story & improve graphics to current top level.
....and maybe add the the splits from part 1 again. :)
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3 of 5 people (60%) 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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4 of 8 people (50%) 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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