Average User Score: 7.4Sep 8, 2013Splinter Cell Blacklist is a great single player game with lots of replay value. The computer enemies will take different paths depending on if they hear your character or see a body you left on the ground in plain sight. Unlock and upgrade different weapons and try three different play styles; Ghost, which is silent with no killing, Panther which is silent but deadly and lastly combat, loud and deadly.
Multiplayer leaves a lot to be desired. You play 2 rounds one as a spy and one as a mercenary. The game is slanted towards spy advantage so half the game seems too easy and other half seems too hard. I would have preferred a spy vs. spy scenario but that is not what we got here.
Co-op via XBL is hit or miss, and by that depending on who you pull as a partner. There is duel executions to take down 6 targets silently at one time but your teammate needs to be able to recognize what you are doing. Further if you get a teammate with a different play style it rarely works out. However, with the right teammate co-op is very fun and rewarding silently meeting your objectives as a team. Also there are strategies only usable via co-op play. There is one mission that is co-op only.
Overall SCBL gets a 7 from me due to the shortness of the game. I finished all missions in about 6 hours. Replay is very high though and co-op with right person/players enhances gameplay. Skip the multiplayer it is more of an aggravation than a fun feature.… Expand