Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist

23 critics

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Smosh GamesAug 22, 2013
Will RobinsonAug 27, 2013
Overall, Splinter Cell: Blacklist delivers the best Splinter Cell experience yet. The story is strong and fosters very memorable missions, while the gameplay--both in the main campaign and multiplayer--is extremely rewarding and offers ample replay value. Sure, it suffers from some minor technical issues--and despite the top-notch acting performances, Sam Fisher is no longer the same spy we've come to know and love--but these small grips don't detract much from what is a stellar experience, start to finish.
Xav de MatosAug 14, 2013
Patiently waiting in a room for a guard to move may sound like the opposite of an exhilarating experience, but it's the tension of planning coupled with execution that makes Splinter Cell Blacklist such a winner. Blacklist's multiple methods of enemy engagement brings Ubisoft's grizzled veteran spy to an outstanding new frontier, giving players the best game in the franchise's history.
Mike WilliamsAug 20, 2013
Splinter Cell: Blacklist is one of the most beautiful games out there; cities and outposts feature dust, weathered concrete, ramshackled homes, bright light, and inviting shadows. Ubisoft has taken the best of Splinter Cell and packaged it in a great game that represents a new start for the series. If you love Splinter Cell, don't be afraid of a purchase.
Jason DulinAug 27, 2013
Overall, I absolutely loved Splinter Cell: Blacklist. The graphics looked solid, the audio was amazing, and there’s just so much do to that sometimes I find myself taking 5-10 minutes just trying to figure out which mode to start! The upgrades and customization is also something to marvel at. It truly reminds me of Mass Effect 2, where you not only customize your characters armor and weapons, but you can even customize your aircraft. Ubisoft has done a fantastic job bringing the Splinter Cell series back to it’s former glory.
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.
ScrewAttack!Aug 28, 2013
Ryan TaljonickAug 14, 2013
Blacklist is a well-designed game from top to bottom, one that is both accessible and flexible. It doesn't force you into playing a specific way, and it provides all the tools necessary to accommodate your playstyle, retaining the agility of its predecessor without its restrictions. With a great single-player campaign and multiplayer offering, there's a lot here to love, even if none of it will particularly blow you away.
William SchwartzAug 20, 2013
Sam Fisher is still at the top of his game when it comes to stealth, and Ubisoft has really got a handle on the new way that single player and co-op is played. They made good on the promise that there would be multiple ways to play Blacklist, and stealth action hasn't seen a better offering this generation.
Matt WalkerAug 19, 2013
Splinter Cell: Blacklist has become one of my personal favorite titles this year. The story is engaging, the characters have a sense of depth to them I enjoy, and the stealth action rivals, if not surpasses, the most recent Metal Gear entry. All in all, this is a game designed for players who bide their time before sneaking behind an enemy and sending them on to the great beyond. Of course, if you are the player that likes the balls-to-the-wall, guns-a-blazin’ action, there’s that too. It’s a win-win for everyone but the enemy.
Adam SesslerAug 14, 2013
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.
Peter ChapmanAug 14, 2013
So there’s plenty of variation and there’s plenty to endear Splinter Cell: Blacklist to new fans and old. The lengthy single player campaign is augmented with plenty of co-op missions and that healthy multiplayer portion of the game to dip into. It might not have the most imaginative of plots and the delivery of that narrative is just okay but it’s not supposed to be anything too deep – it’s a summer blockbuster. In those terms, Splinter Cell: Blacklist succeeds at every turn thanks to Ubisoft Toronto’s impressive balancing of stealth and action that is, as yet, unmatched in this genre.
Kevin VanOrdAug 14, 2013
There's no doubting Splinter Cell: Blacklist's excellent production values. It's a great-looking, great-sounding game that sizzles with the high-tech ambience and language that characterize a typical Tom Clancy product. Sam's solo trek is a very good expression of Blacklist's various gameplay systems. But it's with--and against--others that the game hacks into your pleasure centers, so while Sam Fisher may not be the man you remember, Splinter Cell: Blacklist has too many sweet adventures in store for you to miss them.
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.
Rasmus HansenAug 14, 2013
The storyline is significantly better than the shambles we were served during Conviction, were virtually nothing made sense. Absolute purists will still sneer at the differences, but otherwise Splinter Cell: Blacklist is clearly the best game in the series that we have seen on this console generation. (Even if the new Sam Fisher is somewhat stiff).
ko-zee-iiAug 20, 2013
It’s a rarity when a title delivers engrossing, compelling, varied and highly replayable gameplay in both its single and multiplayer elements. Splinter Cell: Blacklist is such a manner of beast and other than a few graphical inconsistencies it remains one of the most solid all-around combat experiences I’ve snuck around behind and embedded my knife into.
Álvaro CastellanoAug 19, 2013
Blacklist aúna lo mejor de todos los Splinter Cell precedentes y crea una mezcla explosiva y cargada de calidad. El título cuenta con contenidos en un número muy generoso, y con modalidades off-line y a través de internet que están muy parejas en términos de calidad e interés. Sam Fisher, en resumidas cuentas, vuelve en forma con una aventura quizá no tan memorable o sorprendente como sus predecesoras, pero que definitiva es capaz de cautivarnos y satisfacer a los más fans del sigilo.
Benjamin SchmädigAug 14, 2013
Doch spätestens auf dem höchsten Schwierigkeitsgrad, wenn fast alle spielerischen Krücken wegfallen, wird die Handlung zur Nebensache. Einsätze mit einem menschlichen Partner sind sogar noch spannender, weil das taktische Vorgehen ein durchdachtes Hand-in-Hand erfordert. Trotz kleiner Schwächen belebt dieses Splinter Cell nicht nur seine alten Stärken wieder. Es ist spielerisch und inhaltlich auch der umfangreichste Teil der Serie. Und ein guter Schlussstrich unter einer schweren Ära!
Damien GreffetAug 22, 2013
Enfin un dernier mot pour avertir que certaines armes disponibles chez Charlie étaient verrouillées avec la mention DLC en-dessous. On sait bien qu'il faut faire fonctionner le petit commerce mais cela fait quand même mesquin. Dernière chose, le multi a beau être bien pensé, on doute qu'il fasse des émules, le peu de variété des cartes et l'unique mode de jeu disponible handicapant sérieusement ses chances de succès.
DinowanAug 16, 2013
Splinter Cell Blacklist tente un grand écart périlleux, s'efforçant de faire le pont entre un Chaos Theory pur jus et l'approche plus dynamique et action de Conviction, dans un essai de séduction de l'amateur d'infiltration pure mais aussi d'approche plus bourrine, en quête d'un effet best of.
Vítor AlexandreAug 19, 2013
Mas depois de penetrarmos no ritmo do jogo conseguimos enfrentar com mais segurança os oponentes, confronto que só se leva de vencida na posse do equipamento melhor adaptado às nossas finalidades. No final, haverá quem veja com bons olhos e também quem lance dúvidas sobre esta renovada amplitude de mecanismos. Mesmo assim, Splinter Cell: Blacklist é uma boa experiência, desafiante e com conteúdo suficiente para perdurar bastante no tempo.
Rox van der HelmAug 16, 2013
Blacklist is de optelsom van twee woorden: uitdaging en geweldig. Die twee samen zorgen ervoor dat werkelijk ie-de-reen eens Blacklist gespeeld moet hebben. Nieuwkomers beginnen lekker op easy. Geef de game vooral een kans. Want dit is hoe een game hoort te zijn, waarbij een duidelijke keuze is gemaakt: Fisher terug naar de stealth basis.