Spies vs. Mercs multiplayer.
Some memorable missions.
No Michael Ironside.
Steals lots of ideas from elsewhere.
By LanOC Reviews on October 23, 2013
Freedom and customization permeate every facet of Blacklist and that is a refreshing thing to see as a gamer. Knowing that me and a friend could both play through the game and have completely different experiences is great in this age of carefully...-
By Strategy Informer on September 11, 2013
To say Splinter Cell: Conviction was controversial is like saying Kevin Conroy is the best voice of Batman – when it comes to the fan community it’s just f***ing true, don’t argue. Ditching the...85
By PCGamer on September 10, 2013
Splinter Cell: Blacklist is far from terrible, but it’s not the classic that Chaos Theory was and it learns the wrong lessons from Conviction. That said, this is the strongest the series has ever been in multiplayer, and for that reason – and for the few missions where its stealth pedigree clicks into place - it’s worth peeking into its darkened corners.70
By New Game Network on September 06, 2013
The best big-budget stealth game in years. Splinter Cell: Blacklist is cohesive with its narrative and level design. The gadgets are bested only by the enemies they are used against. Levels feature multiple pathways and sublime...86
By pcworld.com_techhive.com on August 21, 2013
Splinter Cell: Blacklist is the least stealthy Splinter Cell game to date, but it's still a solid and exceptionally fun action...80
By Cheat Code Central on August 20, 2013
I’ve always wanted to like Splinter Cell. It was that series of games I wanted to play but the fanboy in me refused to let that happen. I was a Metal Gear fan and always had to scoff at the “other stealth series.” That was how the...86
By IGN on August 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.92
By EuroGamer on August 14, 2013
Spies vs Mercs saves Blacklist from the ignominy of being merely good. Like Hitman Absolution last year, the campaign feels like a fun game bogged down by its desire to look like a stylish action thriller; it's cavalier with its politics and your time, and on occasions you'll wonder why you bothered to negotiate with these terrorists.80
By Kotaku on August 14, 2013
The question of where we might be going remains unanswered. Maybe someday, someone will be able to craft a Splinter Cell game that finally steps outside the often enjoyable but increasingly tired rut in which the series finds itself. Until then we have Blacklist, tying up loose ends before finally - hopefully - moving on.-
By Edge on August 14, 2013
By the time you reach the end of Blacklist everything has grown so big and so explosive that you’re left exhausted but not entirely satisfied, and maybe after all that incoherent action you’ll recall the time when a single flashlight in Chaos Theory’s Panamanian bank made you hold your breath. Ten men searching for Fisher doesn’t make for ten times...60