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Name: Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Release date: August 20, 2013
Platforms: PC, XBOX 360, PS3
Genre: Stealth

Description

Splinter Cell: Blacklist is a stealth action game developed by Ubisoft, and a sequel to Splinter Cell: Conviction. The main hero is Sam Fisher, a seasoned and elite secret agent, who has quite a lot of experience with preventing world wars and performing insanely difficult missions. When a covert terrorist organization called Blacklist starts attacking, he is called into duty once again.

Blacklist is played in third-person, where you have to perform some objective in a somewhat linear mission using a combination of assault, lethal stealth, and non-lethaů stealth. The game uses a cover and light system where enemies don't see you at certain lighting and thus you can sneak past them. The missions are then connected through the game's hub, The Paladin. The game also has coop missions for two players.

Recommendation

Unlike Splinter Cell: Conviction, which was criticized for its disregard of the stealth elements that made the series so popular in favor of more action-y, shooting oriented stealth, Blacklist tries to balance things out, offering you multiple ways to go through each level, with non-lethal stealth being the most rewarded. And at that it, for the most part, succeeds, offering a stealth experience that, while losing some of the realism, still remains tense and interesting, with a story that most people found engaging.

Metacritics Rating: 82 (PC)
Our visitor's rating: N/A
Average playtime: 15-20 h

Our recommendation

If you love tense stealth games with some shooting action involved, you'll like Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

Description

Splinter Cell: Blacklist is a stealth action game developed by Ubisoft, and a sequel to Splinter Cell: Conviction. The main hero is Sam Fisher, a seasoned and elite secret agent, who has quite a lot of experience with preventing world wars and performing insanely difficult missions. When a covert terrorist organization called Blacklist starts attacking, he is called into duty once again.

Blacklist is played in third-person, where you have to perform some objective in a somewhat linear mission using a combination of assault, lethal stealth, and non-lethaů stealth. The game uses a cover and light system where enemies don't see you at certain lighting and thus you can sneak past them. The missions are then connected through the game's hub, The Paladin. The game also has coop missions for two players.

Recommendation

Unlike Splinter Cell: Conviction, which was criticized for its disregard of the stealth elements that made the series so popular in favor of more action-y, shooting oriented stealth, Blacklist tries to balance things out, offering you multiple ways to go through each level, with non-lethal stealth being the most rewarded. And at that it, for the most part, succeeds, offering a stealth experience that, while losing some of the realism, still remains tense and interesting, with a story that most people found engaging.

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Note: We are only showing paid DLC at this time. Free DLCs will be added at a later date.

Mission Packs

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What does it add?

It adds two missions, either for the campaign or for coop, 4 gear pieces, 4 suits and a new crossbow weapon. Many players felt that the skins and maps were ok, but added value only if you haven't yet finished the game.

Buy this if:

  • You want all the gameplay content this game offers
  • You like the armor offered

Key store price: 7.83 $
Traditional store price: 2.37 $
Release date: Sep 26, 2013
Trailer: YouTube

Gear Packs

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What does it add?

It adds 5 new weapons usable both in singleplayer and in competitive multiplayer. Some players felt that the guns are useless in the main campaign, since the weapons obtained through normal play are stronger.

Buy this if:

  • You are buying it with the Premium Edition anyway

Key store price: 3.35 $
Traditional store price: 1.01 $
Release date: Aug 22, 2013
More info: Link
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Platforms: Classic store price: Key store price:
Standard Edition PC, X360, PS3 10.19 $ 6.99 $
Deluxe Edition PC, X360, PS3 13.59 $ 11.19 $

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