Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist for PlayStation 3
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Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist

Aug 20, 2013
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About this game

Developer: Ubisoft Toronto
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

A group of terrorists calling themselves The Engineers have had enough of US military occupation all over the world and initiate a terror ultimatum called the Blacklist - a deadly countdown of escalating attacks on U.S. interests. Armed with state-of-the-art technology, top-of-the-line-gadgets, deadly combat abilities and an elite team known as the 4th Echelon, Sam Fisher holds nothing back to get the job done through whatever means necessary to stop the Blacklist countdown before it reaches zero. Sam is back in his tactical suit and goggles, and he’s more lethal and agile than ever.

Critic Reviews

22 Reviews
8.30
9.20
Ryan McCaffreyAug 14, 2013
Splinter Cell: Blacklist is a sweet middle ground between the Panther-like action of Conviction and the Ghost-like stealth of Chaos Theory. The delightful improbable success of this compromise is a testament to game design that always has choice in mind. It’s well worth replaying the campaign with an alternate playstyle, a different set of preferred gadgets, and/or on Perfectionist mode. And, like the series’ Chaos Theory peak it can’t help but be compared to, Blacklist’s also packing a pair of multiplayer modes that could stand proudly on their own. Splinter Cell is back on the right shadowy track.
John Llewellyn MartinSep 13, 2013
It's not perfect and often has some graphical hiccups (disappearing characters during cutscenes are a norm), but the highlight of the experience is the gameplay. I do suggest turning the brightness on your TV all the way up since scenes tend to get really dark, even with night vision or sonar goggles equipped. You might think that it might detract from the gameplay, but trust me, it gets super dark.
Jim SterlingAug 20, 2013
The campaign itself is fairly middling, and can be blazed through in the usual eight-to-ten hour timeframe, but if you talk to your supporting characters and access the ton of extra mission content, you can double the bang for your buck. With Spies vs. Mercs getting so much attention, you'll want to indulge in some multiplayer too if you really want to get the most out of what's on offer.

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