Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist is by far the hardest stealth oriented game I have ever played. You continue the series as Sam Fisher, who is trying to stop a terrorist organization named The Engineers. I will not spoil the story, but I got to say, it is a damn good one.

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Many characters from Splinter Cell: Conviction serve the plotline in Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Andriy Kobin seems to be an asset in this game and then there’s Anna Grimsdottir who has always been a guide for Fisher. Most characters have tons of depth which inspire connection and invoke emotion, as if they are your friends.

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Even though it is irrelevant to gameplay, the voice acting tops off the mind blowing cinematic scenes of the game. Before starting a mission, there are even clips where Fisher speaks to a character for more intel. This gives you, the player, an advantage when going to do a mission.

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Most missions occur in different countries. Because you can choose which missions to do first, it is fun picking locations you’re curious about. I personally enjoyed my stay in a poppy farm in Afghanistan. The setting itself was realistic and believable.

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Before undertaking a mission, you have the option of doing it co-op. If you have a friend who is willing to help you out, I recommend playing with them rather than a stranger. There’s always a possibility you’ll get someone who will not play stealthy and that could end up ruining the fun for you.

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Going through a map without being detected is a challenge you should set for yourself. You have to focus on timing in order to succeed in wiping out a group of enemies without reinforcements coming into play. One small mistake and you’ve got an extra ten enemies to fight off. I would always restart from a checkpoint when detected simply because it is easier being sneaky instead of loud. You won’t have five soldiers fire their weapon at you while you are a sitting duck in a tiny room.

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When I first started playing the game with default controls (PC), it took me a good twenty minutes to get used to all the functions for each key. I had the opportunity throughout the game to just change my key bindings, but in the end, I figured the default keys were already pretty good.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Being stealthy is very addicting, especially in Blacklist.
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Andrew Ehrensperger

I'm Andrew, a Russian-Canadian dude living in Switzerland. I enjoy playing video games (obviously :P) and writing. I speak English, Russian, German, and I'm learning Spanish. My first console was either the GameCube or the Xbox. Both of them are terrific, but now I'm more of a PC gamer. I don't have a favorite game, but I spent over 2500 hours playing Garry's Mod and almost my entire childhood playing TimeSplitters: Future Perfect.