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  • Summary: Unleash the force of the most lethal agent to ever exist. You are Sam Fisher, and you've been granted the ultimate license to protect innocents against an array of global terror attacks known as Blacklist - the freedom to use limitless power, to bend or break virtually every law, and to riseUnleash the force of the most lethal agent to ever exist. You are Sam Fisher, and you've been granted the ultimate license to protect innocents against an array of global terror attacks known as Blacklist - the freedom to use limitless power, to bend or break virtually every law, and to rise to the level of the world's most lethal operative. If you are successful, the President of the United States will deny your existence. If you fail, millions will likely face their deaths. Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Aug 14, 2013
    92
    Splinter Cell is back on the right shadowy track.
  2. Aug 29, 2013
    91
    Blacklist sees Sam Fisher and his covert posse returning to the series’ sneaky-happy roots in good form, and it’s easily one of the best stealth offerings I’ve delved into in a long time.
  3. Sep 19, 2013
    88
    Fisher’s annoyingly sulky character, questionable controls when it comes to grabbing people next to doors, traditionally daft ending level and the buggy Uplay services – these are pretty much all the sins of Blacklist. They can be easily forgiven because the rest of the game is stealth action goodness.
  4. Sep 24, 2013
    80
    Still, whether this is your first Splinter Cell or your eighth, you deserve to give it a shot because while it’s not the best Splinter Cell, it is one of them.
  5. Dec 12, 2013
    80
    Splinter Cell Blacklist is one of the better entries in the long lived spy-saga. It offers great gameplay choices and sneaking is heavily rewarded. On top of that the multiplayer is also confidently crafted. The one thing lacking is the banal story with flat characterization that hinders Splinter Cell Blacklist from reaching any narrative high points.
  6. PC PowerPlay
    Sep 25, 2013
    80
    Though it lacks the subdued intelligence of Chaos Theory, there's still some cracking good sneaking to be had. [Oct 2013, p.92]
  7. Sep 10, 2013
    70
    Wonky mission design and technical issues drag down a solid stealth game that still has enjoyable multiplayer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 184
  2. Negative: 54 out of 184
  1. Aug 20, 2013
    10
    If you liked any of the previous splinter cells you will enjoy this game, the voice change takes some getting used to but its a splinter cellIf you liked any of the previous splinter cells you will enjoy this game, the voice change takes some getting used to but its a splinter cell with the stealth element back! Expand
  2. Jul 29, 2019
    10
    This game is underrated; so far, I would give it a ballzy 9/10
    The game play at 'Realistic' difficulty is a cruel beast – oh yeah baby.
    And
    This game is underrated; so far, I would give it a ballzy 9/10
    The game play at 'Realistic' difficulty is a cruel beast – oh yeah baby.
    And gosh darn it, do I ever miss Michael Ironside.

    Fixed all the crahing:

    The torrent version for 'Splinter Cell Blacklist' will crash every 20-40 minutes because it could not be fully cracked (I tried every crash-fix) so don't even bother.
    Ubisoft sold to me (directly through Uplay) the 'digital deluxe' version for only $13.00 WOW!!
    This game is very sensitive to high refresh rates
    My nvidia setting was 2560x1440 @ 144Hz (some cut-scenes crashed the game)
    I customized a new refresh rate to 84Hz
    I turned off anti-aliasing
    I turned off Vsinc
    Then match Nvidia's custom refresh rate to game's configuration file:
    Go to … DocumentsUbisoftBlacklistvideoSettings.ini
    MaxRefreshRate=84
    UseMotionBlur=1 (change to UseMotionBlur=0)
    UseBloom=1 (change to UseBloom=0)
    Finally, this game was released one week before Windows 8.1
    So, if you run Win10-64bit then:
    >>>RUN all game.exe files in "Compatibility mode" for "Windows 8"
    All other in-game graphic settings I maxed out to the extreme for Dx.11 candy.
    So I now run it in 'full screen' at 2560x1440 @ 84 Hz on my Geforce 1070-Ti
    In my last 10 hour game session it crashed only once, because I initially forgot to lower the refresh rate and to turn off anti-aliasing and kill Vsinc.
    This game is underrated; so far, I would give it a ballzy 9/10
    The game play at 'Realistic' difficulty is a cruel beast – oh yeah baby.
    And gosh darn it, do I ever miss Michael Ironside.
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  3. Sep 21, 2013
    9
    after a conviction we cat a game where you can chose if you wont to play as conviction or chost non lethal or just assoult and this isafter a conviction we cat a game where you can chose if you wont to play as conviction or chost non lethal or just assoult and this is fukking awsome whit easy gameplay you can mark and kill in motion this looks realy cool the story line is realy good nice charecters and solid voice acting you need to stop the blacklist with nice music and great stealh that is gone be a lot of fun the graphic on the other hand are a bit lame futher there is a nice custamasazation that gose realy deep and some nice side missions but the waves mode is realy stupid but futher a must own for sp fans and for stealth action fans Expand
  4. May 12, 2014
    8
    First off, I gotta say, this game was sleek as all hell. Great cutscenes, mo-cap, and how you move makes you always feel in control and likeFirst off, I gotta say, this game was sleek as all hell. Great cutscenes, mo-cap, and how you move makes you always feel in control and like a real badass. Played through mainly non-lethal, but I couldn't resist headshotting people from time to time. So many awesome tactics you can go through, it was always nice setting up a plan to take out a group of enemies and methodically going through with it. It was so good, that I barely used Mark & Execute, unlike in Conviction.

    Story-wise, it was a pretty good ride. I liked the action movie style pressure on the situation, and while the characters were essentially the archetypes you'd expect: stern but kind leader Grim, awkward hipster-dressed genius Charlie, and fierce, serious tough guy Briggs (who overlapped with Sam). Like I said above, the mo-cap was great, and while cutscenes did sometimes dip into uncanny valley it was immersive. The plot? Good enough excuse to go globetrotting and take down the enemies there...now what the hell 'fifth freedom' is, I need to Google. The environments themselves I liked, even though some were a little too linear.

    Overall: good plot, interesting characters, badass gameplay, and nice environments. Should buy.
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  5. Aug 24, 2014
    6
    This is more or less a Splinter Cell Double Agent with the style of SC Conviction, nothing more. Some spots (some=very few) felt exactly likeThis is more or less a Splinter Cell Double Agent with the style of SC Conviction, nothing more. Some spots (some=very few) felt exactly like Chaos Theory but it was just not enough. The game feels like a normal blockbuster, and ubisoft added all these features about unlocking equipment, upgrading and buying stuff with money you earn by doing the mission in a certain way and doing stupid soulless side missions and so on....

    Well, I did not like it and I am a huge fan of Sam Fisher. It is ok, it feels like Splinter Cell but it is still the rotten Splinter Cell we carry on since Double Agent. Buy it very cheap if you really miss some stealth action but be warned, it does not differ so much from the latest Splinter Cell games. The atmosphere is just not there. Repetitive missions, and not enough communicative.

    60/100
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  6. Sep 8, 2013
    3
    Very disappointed by this game and I've lost faith in Ubisoft once again. Splinter Cell had one of the best systems for interactivity and nowVery disappointed by this game and I've lost faith in Ubisoft once again. Splinter Cell had one of the best systems for interactivity and now it's the worst. I've had instances where instead of knocking out a hostile, Sam would turn ON a light and then close the door. It's simply staggering how the fundamentals of this title are so disheveled and unorganized.

    There was a time where there were features in Splinter Cell that made sense and now a lot of the game is completely illogical. The game is ridiculously simplified and even on the hardest difficulty setting, I found no problems beating the game. The cover system makes the game very easy and the execution mechanics are ridiculous! Absolutely outrageous!

    This is NOT Splinter Cell. Just a terrible attempt at making Splinter Cell "modern" and to appeal to a wider audience. I do not recommend this game to anyone. Predictable story-line was not at all entertaining and neither was the very quick transition to First-Person shooter view for a full 5 minutes.
    The gun mechanics were terrible all round and felt completely unpolished. I feel embarrassed for Ubisoft and sincerely hope that this was the last Splinter Cell title.
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  7. Dec 21, 2018
    0
    full of bug, the weapons is terrible, the IA of enemy is so stupid but the dogs are genius, they know where are you from your drone and theyfull of bug, the weapons is terrible, the IA of enemy is so stupid but the dogs are genius, they know where are you from your drone and they allert immediately all the enemy traking your exactly position...
    also the dark doesnt help, they see you anyway...
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