Shunal DokeAug 23, 2013 10:07:35 IST
One of the biggest games in the stealth genre, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, is finally out. The game is available for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The PC version of the game comes with a modest price tag of Rs 1,499 if purchased from retail outlets; however, grabbing the game from digital distribution services like Steam costs a hefty $59.99 (Rs 3,860 approx). The console version costs Rs 2,999 on either system.
The game also comes with a launch-date DLC, which just adds a few new guns on to Sam Fisher’s already-impressive arsenal—AC S12 Shotgun, GC36C Assault Rifle, MP5-10 SMG, PP-19 Black Market SMG and USP45 Hand Gun. The DLC is up for grabs on the digital distribution service of your choice for $2.99 (Rs 200 approx).
Hide, shoot and punch things in Ubisoft's latest stealth offering
The game, based heavily on the world created by Tom Clancy, writer of books based on espionage stories, puts you into the shoes of NSA (National Security Agency) operative Sam Fisher. The next game in the series, titled Splinter Cell: Blacklist, was announced during last year’s E3. Ubisoft had released some information about the story, along with a trailer that showed off some gameplay in Blacklist. The game seems to be taking on a more action route, rather than the silent stealth route of the earlier games.
In Splinter Cell Blacklist, Sam Fisher returns as the leader of 4th Echelon, an elite counter-terrorism unit armed with a new mandate to hunt down the masterminds behind The Blacklist, a series of deadly escalating attacks on US interests. To stop the Blacklist countdown, gamers will choose the best way to face any challenge by tapping into Sam’s arsenal of lethal skills and training.
Splinter Cell Blacklist features a single player story, co-op missions and the return of the fan-favourite Spies Vs. Mercs multiplayer mode—all supported by a universal economy and customisation system that allows players to completely customise their game experience.
If you want to know if the game’s any good, check out our review.
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