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Combined User Score 11 4.3


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PlayStation 3Joystiq (Aug 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.
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Xbox 360IGN (Aug 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.
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Wii UIGN (Aug 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.
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PlayStation 3IGN (Aug 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.
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WindowsIGN (Aug 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.
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PlayStation 3AusGamers (Aug 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.
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WindowsGameFront (Aug 29, 2013)
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. Sporadic cliches in the story and a few weak characters don’t have a huge impact on the overall experience once you get sucked into the highly scaleable spy action.
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Xbox 360Gamer.nl (Aug 17, 2013)
Splinter Cell: Blacklist heeft het allemaal. De perfecte besturing, de hoogtepunten uit alle eerdere games in de serie, een feilloze focus op multiplayer-plezier zonder het genot van de solospeler uit het oog te verliezen en een presentatie die het helemaal af maakt. Splinter Cell: Blacklist heeft het allemaal, tenzij je op zoek was naar werkelijke innovatie. Zoiets vind je namelijk niet, in een best of- compilatie die het presteert om als een volledig vers product aan te voelen.
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Xbox 360Multiplayer.it (Aug 14, 2013)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist è un ritorno in grande stile per la serie, realizzato con cura e saturo di contenuti, sia online che non, in grado di garantire innumerevoli ore di divertimento. Una struttura innovativa opera da collante tra modalità diverse quanto complementari: una campagna singolo giocatore varia e divertente, diverse modalità competitive e svariate missioni secondarie alle quali si aggiungono le sfide aggiunte quotidianamente nei server e i futuri, immancabili DLC. Un pacchetto davvero encomiabile, anche se leggermente ridimensionato da un'intelligenza artificiale non proprio esaltante, fattore che impedisce alla produzione Ubisoft di diventare un classico. A prescindere da questo si tratta di un prodotto caldamente consigliato, praticamente obbligatorio per gli appassionati di Sam Fisher.
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PlayStation 3Game Revolution (Aug 21, 2013)
While Blacklist can't support an aggressive Call of Duty-trained soldier, thoughtful yet military-minded players of all skill levels will love the high production values, streamlined gameplay, and layered replayability. The bonus missions that are playable either solo or co-op are fun both ways. Spies vs. Mercs takes the single-player gameplay and offers players a turn as the dim-witted guards they've tortured so thoroughly in the campaign. Blacklist returns Splinter Cell to flagship franchise status, no matter how crowded Ubisoft's portfolio has gotten during Sam's shore leave.
90
PlayStation 3PlayStation Universe (Aug 27, 2013)
Splinter Cell: Blacklist is the pinnacle of stealth action gaming and easily the best Splinter Cell outing to date.
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Xbox 360games xtreme (Aug 27, 2013)
This is arguably one of the best Splinter Cell games yet and the new Sam is a bit edgier and still familiar enough to be Sam Fisher. Ubisoft have won me over with this new direction and there are countless hours of core story, 4E missions and quality game time here in this package - it's a big package and it's jam-packed with stuff to keep you occupied. Repeat your missions to earn better rewards and scores, play challenges to hone your skills as Sam and dive into Spies vs. Mercs. It's all there.
90
Xbox 360411mania.com (Sep 16, 2013)
While Conviction was a good game, Blacklist is even better. It strikes a good balance of old-style Splinter Cell games but making the game modern for today’s audiences. There are a few quirky bits but this game largely hits all the high notes and was an enjoyable time through and through.
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WindowsRiot Pixels (Sep 10, 2013)
Излишне угрюмый нрав Фишера, дурацкий казус с открыванием дверей, традиционно нелепый финал сюжетной кампании и калечная служба Uplay — грехи, по большому счёту, несерьёзные. Blacklist не сползает в «коридорный» экшен, как Hitman: Absolution, и не выдаёт читы за широкие игровые возможности, как Dishonored. Устои жанра она не сотрясает, что и понятно — Splinter Cell успела дважды погореть на бессмысленных экспериментах. В третий раз канадцы подули на воду — и получилась отличная вещь.
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PlayStation 3Gamers' Temple, The (Sep 25, 2013)
Blacklist is a great game and probably my favorite Splinter Cell title to date. The reinvigoration of the stealth element feels familiar and fresh simultaneously, and the option to play as you wish without any story or bonus consequences is a big draw. The graphics aren't the best I've seen, but if you agree that stealth hasn't had the best showing in 2013, then Blacklist is right up your alley.
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PlayStation 3Digital Chumps (Aug 23, 2013)
You know, I'm really happy that Splinter Cell never became an annual release. I think if it were that way, it would get tedious. The stories themselves are getting harder and harder to really appreciate as is. More importantly, all modes of Blacklist are a lot of fun to play. Few games give you the options that SC does, and in many regards, Blacklist is the series' best.
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PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central (Aug 19, 2013)
I will say this, however, 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.
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WindowsGame Watcher (Sep 04, 2013)
Splinter Cell: Blacklist isn’t absolutely perfect, but there’s bags of quality content here that’ll keep stealth gamers happy on-and-offline. The story’s fun, graphics as lovely as an end-of-generation Unreal game can be (that’s pretty damn lovely particularly in the facial animation department), but most importantly Ubisoft Toronto have absolutely nailed giving the player the freedom to choose what type of stealth game they want to play. Whether Ghosting, Panthering or Assaulting you’ll have a great challenge on your hands, with every level a playground full of variety, hidden paths, sneaky covers, and “ooh that pipe runs right over that guy’s head hee hee” moments. Checkpoints may be aggravating, the controls might have some problems and online definitely has several problems, but Splinter Cell: Blacklist could still well be the best stealth game of this generation. The ball’s in your court now, Thief.
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WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Aug 16, 2013)
Was für eine schöne Überraschung: Blacklist hat im fertigen Zustand nichts mehr mit der auf Krawall gebürsteten ersten Präsentation auf der E3 2012 zu tun. Gut so! Denn dieses intelligente, in den höheren Schwierigkeitsgraden herausfordernde und exzellent designte Schleichspiel ist mir tausend Mal lieber als der neue Action-Weg, den Ubisoft einst mit Conviction einzuschlagen drohte. Das Ergebnis ist das beste Splinter Cell seit vielen, vielen Jahren und noch dazu eines, das ich auch gerne im Mehrspielermodus spiele: Die Partien zwischen den beiden so ungleichen Fraktionen der Spione und Söldner sind zwar kein E-Sport-Material, sorgen mit gut eingespielten Teams aber für jede Menge gutmütiger Flüche und in die Höhe gestreckter Siegesfäuste. Mein Tipp: Am besten am PC spielen, da gibt es die beste Grafik und den höchsten Bedienkomfort!
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PlayStation 3VentureBeat / Gamesbeat (Aug 14, 2013)
In spite of its uninspiring story, Splinter Cell: Blacklist creates a sense of urgency that few games can match. It gives you the tools — the guns, the high-tech devices, the goggles — to accomplish your mission and then lets you use them as you see fit. Enemies from Benghazi to London will learn to fear your sticky camera, your tri-rotor aerial drone, and your sleeping grenades … or they just might pump you full of lead if you make a mistake. But you can always reload and try again.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Aug 21, 2013)
2013 spielt sich der Super-Agent gefälliger und flotter als bei seinem ersten Auftritt 2002 (Konsolen) beziehungsweise 2003 (PC). Allein das schnelle Wechseln der Deckung (das man nicht benutzen muss) bringt gehöriges Tempo auf den Bildschirm. Aber entgegen meiner ersten Befüchtungen empfinde ich das nicht als störend oder gar als zerstörend. Im Gegenteil: Mir machte das Huschen von dunklem Winkel zu dunklem Winkel schon in Conviction Freude. Auch und vor allem, weil ich so viel besser Fehler korrigieren beziehungsweise aus dem Sichtradius der Feinde verschwinden kann. So hält Blacklist das Frustpotenzial niedrig und den Spaß hoch. Allerdings empfehle ich erfahrenen Schleichern, sofort mindestens auf dem dritthöchsten Schwierigkeitsgrad einzusteigen. Den Menschen, die sich lieber durchs Abenteuer ballern wollen, kann ich davon allerdings nur abraten. Die sollten den niedrigste wählen, dann verträgt Sam immerhin zweikommafünf Kugeln und nicht nur zwei.
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PlayStation 3Gaming Age (Sep 05, 2013)
All in all, this is a pretty great entry in the series for Splinter Cell. Blacklist dials down some of the dumb action and forced firefights found in Conviction, in favor of the more classic stealth mechanics that have made the series famous. The larger, open maps offer up a lot of variety for players when it comes to tackling mission objectives and customizable loadouts for both online and offline play give you more reasons to improve your previous mission attempts. Top that off with a largely satisfying online mode with both versus and co-op action and you’ve got a stealth action title that’s hard to beat this year.
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Xbox 360Metro.co.uk (Aug 15, 2013)
Complaining about what the game is not seems churlish given how much fun this unlikely collection of compromises proves to be, especially given the quality of the multiplayer.
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Blacklist should be the best Splinter Cell yet, but it’s held back by some unperceptive AI, the odd gameplay quirk, and a sub-par story. Even so, it’s still a great game, and both those put off by or attracted to Conviction’s action focus will find much to love here.
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PlayStation 3PlayStation Official Magazine - UK (Aug 14, 2013)
Splinter Cell’s return to PS3 builds upon a legacy of slick mechanics and crafts an empowering experience whether you choose to pull it in the direction of stealth or action. If you can bear its unironic plot, which gives you the same feeling as watching Fox News, it’s more than worthy of your to-do list. Sam’s learned new tricks, gained an almighty toybox and feels righteously superhuman to control, but spreads himself thin in an effort to impress.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot (Aug 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.
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PlayStation 3TheSixthAxis (Aug 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.
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PlayStation 3USgamer (Aug 20, 2013)
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.
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PlayStation 3The Digital Fix (Apr 10, 2013)
This feels like a game that has returned to a time when the series was great; whether that lack of innovation is a sticking point or not is an opinion that will sit firmly with the player themselves. It is more of the same then, but it exists as a wonderful refinement of an old recipe. With an entertaining story, play style customisation and a plethora of extra content Blacklist is without a doubt the finest Splinter Cell game for what seems like quite a while. It’s big, bold and a bit silly at times but for a silky action adventure that will give you more than you put in then you shouldn’t look much further.
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Wii UNintendo-Online.de (Sep 17, 2013)
„Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist“ ist für alle Action- und Stealth-Freunde mit Sicherheit ein wahrer Pflichtkauf. Innerhalb der Serie gehört dieser Ableger ebenso zur Oberklasse und kann somit auch Serienfans empfohlen werden. Für kontaktfreudige Wii U-Besitzer dürfte der fehlende Splitscreen-Koop der wohl größte Kritikpunkt sein und zieht auch bei uns die Minen nach unten. Alles in allem ein sehr empfehlenswertes Spiel, das mit großem Umfang und einem guten Spielprinzip glänzt.
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Wii UPixlBit (Oct 08, 2013)
I was happy that I got to spend time with Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Normally, this would have been a game that slipped past my radar, but now I can see why the series has endured. With an engaging story, satisfying gameplay and a ton of value, Blacklist is a game that veterans will likely enjoy and is a great jumping-on point for newcomers like me. The game might be about stealth, but don’t let this one slip past you. You might be surprised.
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Wii UEurogamer.pt (Sep 20, 2013)
Resumindo, podemos dizer que a Ubisoft fez o que se esperava numa adaptação de Blacklist para a Wii U. Sem acrescentar funções exclusivas ou novos conteúdos que elevariam o jogo a um novo patamar, optou por manter a experiência semelhante em todas as versões, sendo que a diferença na Wii U passa pela adaptação de algumas mecânicas ao GamePad. Embora previsíveis, funcionam bem e deixam boa impressão, pelo que os titulares de uma Wii U interessados em aventurar-se com Sam Fisher num périplo mundial de acontecimentos explosivos, podem fazê-lo com segurança.
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WindowsGamereactor (Sweden) (Aug 15, 2013)
I slutändan är Splinter Cell: Blacklist långt ifrån perfekt, men ett välpolerat, varierat och framför allt innehållsrikt spel som alla fans av Splinter Cell bör avnjuta. Om inte annat så bara för den superba samarbetsdelens skull, och för att återigen njuta lite av Spies vs Mercs som för min egen del står sig som ett strålande multiplayerläge.
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Xbox 360Gamereactor (Sweden) (Aug 15, 2013)
I slutändan är Splinter Cell: Blacklist långt ifrån perfekt, men ett välpolerat, varierat och framför allt innehållsrikt spel som alla fans av Splinter Cell bör avnjuta. Om inte annat så bara för den superba samarbetsdelens skull, och för att återigen njuta lite av Spies vs Mercs som för min egen del står sig som ett strålande multiplayerläge.
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Wii UGamereactor (Sweden) (Aug 15, 2013)
I slutändan är Splinter Cell: Blacklist långt ifrån perfekt, men ett välpolerat, varierat och framför allt innehållsrikt spel som alla fans av Splinter Cell bör avnjuta. Om inte annat så bara för den superba samarbetsdelens skull, och för att återigen njuta lite av Spies vs Mercs som för min egen del står sig som ett strålande multiplayerläge.
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PlayStation 3Gamereactor (Sweden) (Aug 15, 2013)
I slutändan är Splinter Cell: Blacklist långt ifrån perfekt, men ett välpolerat, varierat och framför allt innehållsrikt spel som alla fans av Splinter Cell bör avnjuta. Om inte annat så bara för den superba samarbetsdelens skull, och för att återigen njuta lite av Spies vs Mercs som för min egen del står sig som ett strålande multiplayerläge.
80
WindowsPC Invasion (INC Gamers) (Aug 30, 2013)
Splinter Cell: Blackout isn’t a classic Splinter Cell game, but it takes the ideas first introduced in Conviction and actually marries them into a proper stealth game. It’s not perfect, but Splinter Cell: Blacklist (yes, it’s good enough that I’ll give its actual name again) is a damn good stealth game that gives you sizable levels, options, an interesting story to follow, and plenty of side missions to explore and gear to unlock. If you flew into an incoherent rage when you heard Michael Ironside wasn’t going to be in it that it probably won’t be old-school Splinter Cell enough for you, but for everyone else, I’d heartily recommend accepting this sneaky military mission.
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WindowsThunderbolt Games (Sep 04, 2013)
Blacklist isn’t a revolution for the Splinter Cell series but a refinement of everything that came before, enticing new players and welcoming back those who enjoyed all of Sam’s previous escapades. Why attempt to attract a new audience from game to game when you can appeal to them all in one?
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WindowsDarkstation (Sep 24, 2013)
Splinter Cell Blacklist is a good game. Actually it’s a great game. The action is tight, the missions are fun and customization is deep and varied. In a world were the independent game population is growing rapidly; it’s a great reminder of the epic scope and polish you can get from an AAA title. But like many AAA games, it feels slightly soulless and a little too sterile. 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 definitely one of them.
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WindowsLevel 7 (Sep 12, 2013)
Splinter Cell Blacklist är en av de bättre delarna i denna långlivande spionserie. Det erbjuder stor valfrihet, där smygande belönas med fler poäng. I vanlig ordning är dessutom flerspelarläget välgjort. Tyvärr är handlingen något banal och karaktärsporträtten platta, vilket hindrar Splinter Cell Blacklist från att nå riktigt höga höjder.
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WindowsGame Critics (Jan 22, 2014)
With Conviction, the Splinter Cell series seemed to be veering off course, but Blacklist thankfully grabs the wheel and gets it back on track. It may not hit the heights that Chaos Theory did years ago, but it's an enjoyable romp that leaves me optimistic about what the future holds for Sam Fisher's next outing, even if Sam's ten years old and has to jump three times his own height to stab foes in the neck thanks to that reverse-aging thing.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com (Aug 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. Au final, c'est pourtant la voie du milieu qui s'avère être la plus plaisante et surtout largement favorisée par le level design, celle qui consiste à dégommer le plus de monde en faisant le moins de remous possible, l'infiltration dynamique et « au contact » à la Jason Bourne, plus fun certes, mais aussi moins profonde. Par ailleurs, on recommande chaudement de ne pas passer à côté des missions coop et du mode Versus de retour après une longue et regrettable absence.
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com (Aug 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. Au final, c'est pourtant la voie du milieu qui s'avère être la plus plaisante et surtout largement favorisée par le level design, celle qui consiste à dégommer le plus de monde en faisant le moins de remous possible, l'infiltration dynamique et « au contact » à la Jason Bourne, plus fun certes, mais aussi moins profonde. Par ailleurs, on recommande chaudement de ne pas passer à côté des missions coop et du mode Versus de retour après une longue et regrettable absence.
80
Xbox 3604Players.de (Aug 14, 2013)
Leider ist es zu einfach, dass er bis zu drei Wachen markieren und automatisch erschießen kann. Sam ist auch zu mächtig, wenn er fast gefahrlos per Knopfdruck die Deckung wechselt und mitten im Einsatz seine Vorräte auffüllt. Nicht zuletzt versinkt der oberflächlich spannende Thriller in einem Pathos, das militärische Hardliner völlig unreflektiert zu Helden erklärt. 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!
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PlayStation 34Players.de (Aug 14, 2013)
Leider ist es zu einfach, dass er bis zu drei Wachen markieren und automatisch erschießen kann. Sam ist auch zu mächtig, wenn er fast gefahrlos per Knopfdruck die Deckung wechselt und mitten im Einsatz seine Vorräte auffüllt. Nicht zuletzt versinkt der oberflächlich spannende Thriller in einem Pathos, das militärische Hardliner völlig unreflektiert zu Helden erklärt. 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!
80
Wii U4Players.de (Aug 14, 2013)
Leider ist es zu einfach, dass er bis zu drei Wachen markieren und automatisch erschießen kann. Sam ist auch zu mächtig, wenn er fast gefahrlos per Knopfdruck die Deckung wechselt und mitten im Einsatz seine Vorräte auffüllt. Nicht zuletzt versinkt der oberflächlich spannende Thriller in einem Pathos, das militärische Hardliner völlig unreflektiert zu Helden erklärt. 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!
80
Windows4Players.de (Aug 14, 2013)
Leider ist es zu einfach, dass er bis zu drei Wachen markieren und automatisch erschießen kann. Sam ist auch zu mächtig, wenn er fast gefahrlos per Knopfdruck die Deckung wechselt und mitten im Einsatz seine Vorräte auffüllt. Nicht zuletzt versinkt der oberflächlich spannende Thriller in einem Pathos, das militärische Hardliner völlig unreflektiert zu Helden erklärt. 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!
75
PlayStation 3Destructoid (Aug 20, 2013)
As with so many recent Ubisoft releases, how much you enjoy Splinter Cell: Blacklist depends on how willing you are to enjoy every feature it crams into the overall package. 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. The good news is, if you're up for some cooperative stealth and mercenary antics, Splinter Cell: Blacklist is right up your alley. If all you desire is more Sam Fisher action, however, you may come away feeling a little shortchanged.
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WindowsPC Gamer (Sep 10, 2013)
Wonky mission design and technical issues drag down a solid stealth game that still has enjoyable multiplayer.
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Wii UNintendo Life (Sep 17, 2013)
Ubisoft takes bold steps with tradition in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist in an attempt to please as many as possible, but by doing so dilutes the game's stealthy strength in favour of chasing new audiences. A greater focus on action reduces some of the rough, intimidating edge, and the game opens the door for new players to sneak in by softly rebooting its fiction. However much the changes clash with the series' roots, Blacklist is still a perfectly competent, enjoyable stealth romp whose only crime is inspiring very little awe.
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Wii UNintendoWorldReport (Aug 30, 2013)
In the end, Splinter Cell: Blacklist is a very uneven package. On one hand, the gameplay is still solid and satisfying, and the campaign keeps missions feeling fresh with a constantly shifting set of objectives. On the other hand, the issues with the cutscenes make the story difficult to follow, and gives the entire package a rushed feel. If you feel like you can put up with copious loading screens and cutscene glitches, then I would say this is worth picking up. However, if you’re looking for the tight, polished package that Splinter Cell games used to be, then you’ll likely be left wanting.