Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Genre(s): Action Adventure
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UK Publisher: Ubisoft
US Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft
Age Rating: ESRB |

Third Echelon is dead. The corrupt secret organisation that Sam Fisher once worked for has been sensibly disbanded, and replaced with FOURTH ECHELON. Sam is supposed to be running this new wing of secret operatives in this third person stealth/action sequel, but don't expect to be doing much managerial work. Fisher will still be snapping necks, beating up suspects in toilets and dispatching numerous foes using the new 'killing in motion mechanic.' This lets him tag enemies and finish them on the fly, while vaulting over things and jumping off buildings, and all the other activities you'd expect from a stealthy agent that has become more of an action hero with every outing.

Sam has a new voice this time round. Michael Ironside has passed on the glowing green goggles to Eric Johnson (Smallville, Rookie Blue), to the ire of some hardcore fans of the series. In other news, the Spy vs. Mercs multiplayer mode will make a return.

Verdict
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70

Wonky mission design and technical issues drag down a solid stealth game that still has enjoyable multiplayer.

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