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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Memwa
13.7 hrs
Posted: August 31
Ok, I am a newcomer to the Splinter Cell franchise. I have played Metal Gear Phantom Pain, but was looking for a stealth game with more fun and less hassle. This game was it! This game was really fun, but really easy. I had the mode on realistic the entire campaign and it was a walk in the park. I barely used my execution skill. The stealth obstacles aren't hard or that challenging and you can defeat most enemies with a gadget or two. The map limits stealth as well, seeing as how I cannot hide in some bushes or go to certain areas. I understand this is not an open world game like say MGV: Phantom Pain, but the maps should have provided some use of actual stealth and more challenge. Speaking of MGV, I liked this game more than MGV in some aspects because it didn't take me forever to do a mission or complete an objective. MGV's problem is it's complexity which lacks fun and unique challenges. Splinter Cell Blacklist was very fun and simple. The plot was also very simple and uniform. The plot of the game is not that interesting, cliche, unrealistic, and ends too neatly for a 14-nation terrorist operation. The protagonist was very unlikeable throughout the entire game tbh, and I don't see any sort of complexities to his character. This game does not deserve the price of 29.99 aka 30 dollars. This game should be around 15-20 dollars due to its simple and easy gameplay and lack of in depth story and its lackluster finale. This game is overall mediocre in the technical aspect but is well worth your time because of how fun it is. I will recommend this game, however please remove uPlay as it has been causing problems for me regarding all of ubisoft's games. Thanks!
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Chewbacado
20.4 hrs
Posted: August 31
The game has become overwhelmed and fattened with hackers.
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The Captain K
20.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
I bought this game, because I had just recently become interested in the Splinter Cell series. Chaos Theory I played on the PS2, and since then I've wanted to try more of them. Blacklist is a good game, but it does have a few let downs.

I've had no issues with the single-player campaign, except that the PC version doesn't have split-screen cooperation like my PS3 copy does.

Multiplayer, competitively, has a learning curve. The game tries to address this by enforcing a strict one-to-five-rank lock. Unfortunately, once you reach rank 6 you are immediately thrown to the wolves, who're rank 56-- with probably over 300 hours of gameplay.

Thankfully, this game's multiplayer is still functioning though. I can find a match with little effort now, but that may be because of the time I log in to play. I find the game is most active late at night (Central Time, USA).

The stealth aspect seems a little watered down (but not absent), but perhaps that's because Chaos Theory had a way of hostiles noticing a pin-drop.

Spies versus Mercs is fun, but I've encountered far too many experienced players as opposed to beginners like myself.
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Crossfit Jesus
13.2 hrs
Posted: August 29
Awesome stealth game.
10/10 would be a ninja again
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needy is T H I C C
12.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
kill me
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AllPlayersGoBoom
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
its fun to play
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Garza
7.3 hrs
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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! 0 t A
5.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
Had fun playing the campaign which was engaging and had different elements and a decent paced story. Definitely a one time play.
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fis
144.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
"we're bringing back closer than ever"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfGjAJYPW_E&ab_channel=Ubisoft

what you're seeing right now is a motion capped animation of sam slowly moving with 0 variable speed, this immediately just kicks in when you're close to an enemy. there is no closer than ever, it's a fake animation.
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maanyaghmour1995
21.6 hrs
Posted: August 27
Product received for free
I dont think that there are people prefer the "Metal Gear Solid" on this game؟؟
A great story, fascinating characters and Style of playing insipid, I think Splinter cell put its good mark in the world of spy games, i am sad because it's finished :)
RIP tom clancy .. you made a history by this game . and as sam says : "there's always different option"
by the way this beautiful game its work on "steam" 100% no problems with it :)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Another good Ubisoft game (hard to believe amirite?) Blacklist has a very good story line with very good character customization. The multiplayer can become very intense and its also really fun to sit back with some friends in a private match and see who the best player is at sneaking around!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Overall a good game. The graphics are decent, and the levels are varied and exotic. The stealth-gameplay is very good. I especially enjoyed Sam Fisher's takedowns, and the fact that you are free to choose your own playstyle. The game does however have some shortcomings. For starters the story is kinda bland, and the ending comes suddenly out of nowhere. The game is too short. The new voiceactor for Sam Fisher is ATROCIOUS. Seriously! I havent heard a voice that monotonous since... well... HAL 9000 from the movie 2001: a space odyssey (only that was monotonous on purpose). Sam Fisher's new voice is not the only problem with him. Sam Fisher doesn't have much personality, and is a very boring for a main character. He is kinda smug and not particularly likeable. I didn't find the rest of the good guys (Grim,Isaac and Charlie) that interesting either, but thats just my opinion. The main villain Sadiq, really steals the show. He is both charismatic and intimidating, and has a playful approach to the evil deeds that he must carry out.

The game is fun to play if you are willing to overlook its shortcommings. I recommend it to all stealth-fans :-) 7/10
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Someone have ruined my merciful stealth plan

KILLS EVERYBODY
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
81.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Great game, ruined by Uplay.

New Sam Fisher is kind of a ♥♥♥♥, and I don't like those changes, but as far as gameplay goes, they hit a sweet spot between stealth on early splinter cells, and not taking 5 mins to cross a pipe, sacraficing some (a great deal of) realism for improved gameplay. It's a very well done game, and I WISH it was just listed on steam like a normal game.

But it's not. You have to deal with UPLAY. Ubisoft INSISTS on making players go through this poorly-coded middleman, like they think they have their own Steam or something. Even after plenty of ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off players ranting on forums, they still push out games with it. Well I will add to those rants that fall on deaf ears.

If UPLAY breaks, you can't play your game, and uplay breaks, a lot. Uplay is also required for multiplayer, but is very picky on what internet connections it likes and will work with. Basically, if you want to play this game's great multiplayer, forget about it. Which is a damn shame because its a great multiplayer the few times it works. Phenominal coop, but you can't play it when UPLAY says ♥♥♥♥ you.

They recently reduced the invasiveness of UPLAY which was a nice touch, but at the end of the day, if it breaks, you can't play your game. so might as well not have it. It's truly pathetic and I can't recommend this game because of how poorly it is implemented. Ubisoft, if you read this, just give up and remove UPLAY. I will not buy another Ubisoft game until it is gone. It has ruined so many games, and I'm done with it. I miss the old days when I liked seeing the Ubisoft splash screen because my favorite game was starting up, hassle free. Then Uplay happened.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Awesome stealth game.
10/10 would be a ninja again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 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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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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875 of 1,039 people (84%) found this review helpful
109 people found this review funny
Recommended
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 164 people (96%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,002.4 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.

Ugh.

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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