The United States has a military presence in two-thirds of countries around the world, and some of them have had enough. A group of terrorists calling themselves The Engineers initiate a terror ultimatum called the Blacklist - a deadly countdown of escalating attacks on U.S. interests.
User reviews: Very Positive (6,203 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 20, 2013

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Reviews

“Blacklist gets stealth right.”
9.2 / 10 – http://ubi.li/WMvrG

“Fisher is King”
5 / 5 – http://ubi.li/WMvrG

“Blacklist serves as an anthology of all of Splinter Cell's best ideas.”
8.5 / 10 – Polygon

Digital Deluxe Edition

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Blacklist™ Deluxe Edition comes with all the essential weapons, gadgets, and gear for you to become Sam Fisher and stop the escalating Blacklist threats. With two bonus missions and five bonus suits, armor upgrades, and weapons, you’ll be prepared to stop the attacks!
Content Includes:

  • The High Power DLC Pack:
    • AC S12 Shotgun
    • GC36C Assault Rifle
    • MP5-10 SMG
    • PP-19 Black Market SMG
    • USP45 Hand Gun

  • The Homeland DLC Pack:
    • Single-player and multiplayer co-op missions: Dead Coast and Billionaire’s Yacht.
    • Tactical Crossbow with Sleeping Gas Bolts
    • Upper Echelon Suit, 4E Eclipse Suit for the single-player storyline
    • Gold, Amber & White Sonar Goggles
    • Exclusive Mercs & Spy Skin
    • And more!

  • Bonus suits, weapons, and gear:
    • Four powerful weapons for any play style: VSS Sniper Rifle, M1014 Shotgun, 416 Assault Rifle, and F40 Pistol.
    • Three enhanced combat suits: Elite Digital Ghillie Suit, Spy Suit, and Mercenary Suit for Spies vs. Mercs.
    • Three armor accessories: Ghost Boots, Armored Boots, and Tactical Gloves.

About This Game

The United States has a military presence in two-thirds of countries around the world, and some of them have had enough. A group of terrorists calling themselves The Engineers initiate a terror ultimatum called the Blacklist - a deadly countdown of escalating attacks on U.S. interests.

Key Features

Operate without Restrictions
Sam is back in his tactical suit and goggles, and he’s more lethal and agile than ever. Granted the freedom to do whatever it takes to stop the Blacklist, Sam flies from exotic locales to U.S. cities as he races against the clock to find out who’s behind this devastating threat.

Own Your Play Style
Splinter Cell Blacklist builds on the stealth roots of the franchise, while exploring new directions to embrace the realms of action and adventure. Players can define their personal play styles and be rewarded for those choices.
  • Ghost players want to remain undetected.
  • Assault players rely on instincts and frontal blow to deal with a situation.
  • Panther players look for lethality in the most efficient and silent way.

Tools of the Trade
Take down The Engineers by using new gadgets such
as the upgraded Snake Cam and Micro-trirotor Drone. Splinter Cell Blacklist is also bringing back fan-favorites like the Sticky Shocker and the brutal, curved Karambit knife. Fans of stealth will be happy to make the most of Sam’s sneaking abilities to abduct and carry enemies, while Killing In Motion allows the player to strike with surgical precision by marking and executing multiple enemies in one fluid motion.

Build a New Echelon
Sam is building a whole new Echelon unit; his team, his way. Anna “Grim” Grimsdottir is his technical operations manager, CIA operative Isaac Briggs brings additional firepower, and resident hacker Charlie Cole rounds out the crew. 4th Echelon is a fully mobile ops unit with unlimited resources and cutting-edge technology aboard the re-purposed stealth airliner, the Paladin.

Enjoy a Fully Integrated Experience
Sam and his team are aware of terrorist attacks in real time thanks to the Strategic Mission Interface (SMI). The SMI allows 4th Echelon to receive data about mission objectives while on the move. With the SMI, players can take advantage of the universal game economy system that allows players to fully customize and upgrade Sam, his suit, goggles, weapons, the Paladin and much more.

Spies vs. Mercs Returns
Spies vs. Mercs is back with an new take on asymmetrical gameplay. Players will be able to face off in teams of 4 all the while creating their very own Spy or Merc according to their playstyles via thorough customization elements. The original Classic Spies vs. Mercs experience also makes its long awaited comeback for the fans.

COOP
With the SMI, the lines are blurred between the single campaign and COOP as the narrative is deepened with Sam and Briggs. Earn in-game currency and unlock additional weapons or gadgets via specialized missions assigned by Grim, Briggs, Charlie and Kobin.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows® XP (SP3) / Windows Vista® (SP2) / Windows® 7 (SP1) / Windows® 8
    • Processor:2.53 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo E6400 or 2.80 GHz AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5600+ or better
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB DirectX® 10–compliant with Shader Model 4.0 or higher
    • DirectX®:9
    • Hard Drive:25 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 10–compliant DirectX 9.0c–compliant
    • Additional:Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, headset, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended). Requires UPLAY account.
    Recommended:
    • Processor:2.66 GHz Intel® Core™2 Quad Q8400 or 3.00 GHz AMD Phenom™ II X4 940 or better
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:25 GB HD space
    • Sound:(5.1 surround sound recommended)
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, headset, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended). Requires UPLAY account..
Helpful customer reviews
41 of 55 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Tom Clancy's games are amazing and if you never played one of them, you are missing ALOT.
He has alot of Game series like:
-Rainbow Six series
-Splinter Cell series
-Ghost Recon series
and more...
Since this is in Splinter Cell series, I would say this is one of the best games of Splinter Cell series [writting in 20 of March, 2015]
Maybe my computer is not the best and can't handle the game very well, but I am enjoying it because I am playing with my friends, or just enjoying how they made the game.

Singleplayer and Multiplayer are very nice, no delays, very good.
Oh yeah, forgot... In Singleplayer and/or Multiplayer, sometimes it happens that bodies of Enemies/NPCs Breakdance on ground when killed x'D. And sometimes it happens, that when you kill someone, he continues standing in the position that you killed him [for example, if he is standing and shooting at you, and then you kill him, he will continue standing, but he is actually dead... just standing .. lol]

Doe, there is nothing much more to say, this is an awesome game, one of the best Stealth/Action games made... atleast for me... Buy this if you have a chance, or on discount! :)

Rate: 30/10
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30 of 44 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
One of the best games in the Splinter Cell series, so far my favorite after Conviction. Lots of options on how you can play. Play stealth or go all guns blazing. Graphics are awesome and story is okay too.

I'd recommend this.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Is this game better than Chaos Theory or Double Agent? Not quite, but it does give the splinter cell series another variance, or at least a build off of Conviction.

The first probable thing the player will note is that Michael Ironside, the original voice of Sam Fisher is no longer in the game. This is brutally apparent as the new voice actor is simply way too soft and cannot be taken seriously. What is sort of nice though, instead of walking around in a warehouse like in double agent, Sam is now on a giant airplane which is his new mobile air base. This essentially is the RPG element to the game. You may update everything from your inventory, to your suit, even to the airplane adding special GPS features or infirmary upgrades. The main map table the player is able to approach allows the player to choose single player, co-op, or multiplayer game modes.

The story revolves around terrorists in which every few days they activate a new doomsday type of scenario (poisoning water, remote explosive, etc...). The pitch here is that Sam is to prevent the doomsday before occurring. Old faces prod up such as Anna Grimsdottir and new characters also join the team. At one point in the game, you switch from Sam's 3rd person view to his partners, Isaac Briggs first person view (there is also first person view in multiplayer spies vs mercs). The story is interesting and does provide good plot points, but I can't help feel it's a little corny at times.

The game play seems like a cross breed of Conviction and Double Agent. I like the game, but it seems like sometimes you can simply rush through and shoot anyone. Not certainly a bad thing as Sam Fisher is quick to shoot, but it went from a fear of being spotted, to now simply bouncing from cover to cover. The cover system is neat and let's you plant yourself where you want to be with a simple look (using the right thumb stick) and pressing A to initiate the action. Blind fire like Gears of War is available and outlines of where enemies think you are, show up when you move to another spot. Technical aspects such as these exist in the game with the complement of Sam's gadgets such as sticky cameras or grenades. The game play it alright, and feels sort of boxy and restricting at times unlike the other Splinter Cells. Lethal and non-lethal take down options are available and hiding the bodies (or throwing them for that matter) sometimes becomes fun and easy. Throughout the game, Sam receives cold hard cash depending on his performance on the mission. This money can be used to unlock further gear, guns, or gadgets that suit you. Sam's movements are smooth, but I feel Double Agent just feels a little better than this one. I like the three combat system score they have in game. Panther (silent kills), combat, and stealth all make up your unique performance. At times, you will feel Sam can take on an entire army. Then there are times where taking on a guy with armor suddenly becomes tricky. Stealth is still here, but it isn't as authentic as it was in Chaos Theory or the first.

The sounds and graphics are good. You will hear Sam make his usual remarks throughout levels. Side commentary relevant to the game, especially when Sam's calling out there's dogs up ahead, is certainly helpful. The menu music to background music is good. When you get caught though, it isn't as suspenseful as the first SC. They tried nailing every little last piece of sweat on everyone's face. Sounds are appropriate as multiple gun types are available. It's nice to hear a silencer do it's job or an AK go off and alert everyone in the vicinity.

The only way they could have made this game better (from the rating I'm about to give it) was to add a LOCAL co-op feature. I'm not sure why everyone thinks no one plays video games together anymore, but adding that would have been an astounding addition to the game. That, and getting Michael Ironside back. He literally made Sam Fisher who he is today.

Rating : 7.8/10.

Would recommend a buy on sale, it's a good game with a lot to do, but I feel previous Splinter Cells had much more ingenuity put into them. This feels like Conviction 2.0 + DLC. It does provide, however, a lot of replay-ability. Multiplayer, co-op, and singler player should keep you occupied just enough. It would have easily hit a 8+ with local co-op.

ScreenShots :

They changed the detection system to make it more simple. I find Chaos did a better job

Execution feature of the game is still present

This is the RPG element I spoke of in the review

The game is discreet in showing what actions you can do, and where you can do them

Something to do aboard the Paladin

New face of Sam Fisher

ScreenShots : Co-op

Co-op screenshot, distracting the guard holding me hostage as he shoots him

Some areas you cannot proceed until both of you are there

Communication is pretty vital, so wearing a headset really helps

Even your partners ghost is viewable by you
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54 of 97 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Hey guys, hope this review helps you out.

I just purchased the game on Friday, March 13th. Do to Steam's "Ubisoft Weekend" I was able to get the Delux Edition for only $9.99. I cannot in good conscience recommend it due to the fact that it is barely worth that amount of money and the price will go back up on Monday, March 16th 10 a.m. PST. But I lucked out and I don't think it's a total waste of ten bucks, but it would be a waste of eleven. Let's do this

PROS
-Good action and combat gameplay
-Very good graphics, though they could be a tiny bit better (will re-explore in CONS)
-Acting is performed admirably
-Stealth gameplay is good, though this too could be better (and less goofy, will re-explore in CONS)
-Story line itself is very good, lots of kudos on creativity to the writers
-Ability to choose equipment became ALOT better, though could use improvement (will re-explore in CONS)
-Gadgets are really freakin cool
-An over all PRO is the fact that Splinter Cell always sates our appitite for esionage, even though it fails in many ways to be a good game over all, we're left with few other options as far as spy games

CONS
-First off our options are limited in how we get a job done, you'll see alot of places you should be able to climb, jump, and drop to and be disappointed when the option to do so is not there. ESPCIALLY in a coastal environment. Really Ubisoft??? Sam Fisher can't swim or drop into the water??? HE'S SUPPOSED TO BE AN EX-NAVY SEAL FOR CHRIST SAKE!!!!
-Ahem....moving on. Collision detection should have had more focus than it did as far as graphics. When I climbed out of the back of a truck, the rifle on my back passed through the back door all ghostly like. In real life that would have made alot of noise and resulted in my demise. Stuff to think about
-While acting is good, and I understand Michael Ironside's inability to do this latest project, you picked the WRONG replacement. Eric Johnson is a good actor, but he is NOT a Sam Fisher. He doesn't have the gravely voiced battle-hardened saracasm, or worse yet, the age of Sam. Sam's old. Mid 50's old. You can't just take any guy in his mid 30's and slap on some grey hair and call it good. Stupid move.
-While stealth gameplay has considerably few drawbacks, as well as alot of realism....the LIGHTS!!!!....on your kit showing you are HIDDEN!!!...in the SHADOWS!!!! WHAT THE HELL!?!?!? Have you people at Ubisoft just stopped trying??? You've had everything from HUD indicators to transitioning to black and white to show that the player is hidden and you threw that ALL out for something THIS STUPID!!!!
-I digress....anyway, your equipment options. Dangling items in front of our faces to get us to register on your website is stupis. It's low. And personally, I find it to be an INSULT TO MY INTELLIGENCE. We will not stop hating Uplay, or the rest of your software. GIVE IT UP GOD DAMNIT!!!!
-Composure, composure.....sorry. Last but not least while starting every mission from the same location was a kind of clever idea, it being an enormous plane Fourth Echelon uses as it's HQ, it makes the game less adventurous. But of course you probably did it FOR that reason, because you're lazy.

In closing, what makes this game so bad? Ubisoft, of course. I love Tom Clancy. The games, the novel adaptations, the film adaptations (apart from Ben Afleck) ALL of Tom Clancy's material is good stuff. I really hope someone eventually takes away Ubisoft's rights to wipe their ♥♥♥ with his material one day. I can hope... I can dream.... At any rate, don't pay any more than ten bucks for it. But if you see it for ten or less, that's a decent price given the quality. Out.
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21 of 37 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
The best stealth game out there! 10/10 hands down!
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