Return as Sam Fisher in this stealth-based adventure following the story of a group of terrorists, the Blacklist, threatening to destroy America. Succeed, and the president will deny your existence, fail and the their will be no world to go back to.
The graphics are not the best when competing against other modern games, but they are average. Lighting in certain areas, such as corners and below objects is awkward making the lighting on Sam just as awkward. The storyline is very good, just like most other Splinter Cell games. It revolves around you trying to take down the Blacklist, and elite terrorist group. Many parts throughout the story are lifelike, such as deciding to kill a target, or follow or escape from the enemy. Sounds are realistic when it comes to advantages on sounds. Bullets through glass and metal all make the sound that they would would in real life. Overall, the graphics are nothing specular, but the story is very good and gripping at scenes.
As I said earlier, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist is a stealth-based action adventure game. It is set in a third-person perspective so the protagonist and the objects around him are easily visible. The game offers a upgrade system which is given points on how the game is played and how you attack the enemy. You can take down people in three ways: “Combat”, “Panther”, or the most rewarding, “Ghost”. A “Combat” kill is just what is sounds like, a kill made during a huge gunfight. “Panther” is made when the guards unknown of you are evade, resulting in “Panther points”. Lastly, “Ghost” kills are when you stealthy take down the enemy either by a kill or knockout. The player can find whichever one is their favorite and the game offers many features to attribute to each tier. Throughout all the weapons, gadgets, and armors, players will choose either to stock on guns and grenades, or sticky bombs and KO arrows. The best way to play this game is as it should be though, maximum difficulty trying to master “Ghost”, which can be very challenging.
A multiplayer mode called “Spies vs. Mercs”, which is a competitive mode that was introduced first in Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow is again featured in Blacklist. It allows to let the player be a merc, with a FPS style, or the spy, in the third-person mode. Each trying to attack each other to gain points for their team. Certain objects to earn good money in the game can be won from these events.
Therefore, Splinter Cell: Blacklist is a great stealth-based game for the more hardcore gamers. I would give this game a 8.5/10.