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 have had enough and initiate a terror ultimatum called the Blacklist - a deadly countdown of escalating attacks on U.S. interests.Read full description
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Conviction killed the series for me, and it seems I wasn't the only one that didn't like it, since it went for a long hiatus. After long wait, Sam Fisher has returned with Blacklist, and what a great return that is! It's still good old stealth game and not forced action game! Even when there are forced action set pieces, you can still try to play them stealthy. There are now 3 tiers/scores in the game - ghost (so clean hands/unnoticed), panther (kill/unnoticed) and assault (kill/noticed) and what is even greater about it is that those 3 scores are going on at the same time through the whole mission, so even if you will get panther points it doesn't sabotage your ghost score, because it is independent. It takes everything that was great about Chaos Theory and old HUD is back - no more colors like in Double Agent. The only thing about this game that sucks are forced FPS sections, which are really bad and boring, graphics which are incredibly dirty and outdated (mostly because it is based on old engine) and how incredibly short it feels. Other than that, voice acting is really good, so is the story, and gameplay is up there with Chaos Theory. Great return to series roots without feeling archaic or out of place like Conviction was. Strongly recommended and I hope we will see another game just like this!
Blacklist brings brand back to the right track. Great designed levels, giving you a big field for combining and using the environment to your advantage. There are the masses of secret passages, kitten paths which you can use to gain advantage over enemies. And there is a lot of well-known mechanisms: moving back the bodies, dogs are back, system which rewards patience combined with planning. You can choose if you want to kill or to sneak past enemies. Everyone can find their way of playing. Storyline is ok, graphics looks nice. Co-op mode is really great. I had a lot of fun while playing with friends.
The game has plenty of content, including single-player missions, co-op missions, multiplayer and even a metagame. The single-player portion can be completed in roughly 10 hours. I didn't have a chance to try the other modes just yet. The single-player missions can be played with a stealthy approach, as an action hero killing everyone you see or a mix of those two. Since this is Splinter Cell I'm thinking most of us will play this game in stealth mode and use a more action oriented approach if they're ever discovered.
i love stealth games and splinter cell blacklist is one of the best there are. i always love Splinter cell and when i heard back in 2013 that it is back i bought the game right away and started playing it. if you like stealth games i highly recommend buying this game as it is amazing
The peak of the series was Chaos Theory, and while there are worse games that came after that, and before this one, Blacklist still is the feather that broke the camels back for me. The gameplay become even more action oriented then the previous games, while the enemies became stupider, and dealing with them even easier. No joke, you barely need to do anything in this game, the UI keeps track of your enemies for you, targets them, then executes them in a press of a button. Sure, the previous game had this as well, and let me tell you, it felt weird in it as well. Looked spectacular sure, and here it's even more visually stunning, but this is a game, not a movie damn it! Worst of all, they switched out Michael Ironside to someone else. Now, I'm sorry, I have no problem with the new guy. He actually does a great job impersonating Fisher, and if he played his son or something, he would be perfect, but for Sam? Well, I guess I'm biased, but still. Fisher is Ironside, forever.
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