The Guide: Games: Splinter Cell: Blacklist PS3, Wii U & Xbox 360
(Guardian (UK) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Growling, protocol-ignoring neck-snapper Sam Fisher's spent over a decade lurking in shadows, wearing his trademark three-lens night-vision goggles and toting a range of guns and lethal gadgets. After Splinter Cell: Conviction, which didn't bother with stealth, Blacklist sees a return to sneaking, but only if you want to. You still get points for killing everyone, quietly or very loudly, but not as many as you do for leaving enemies in one piece. The plot's a load of old global terrorist drivel, and the ultimate evil mastermind (English, naturally) delivers his lines with all the menace of a peeved teacher at Grange Hill whose coffee has gone cold, but none of that spoils what is at heart a big, stupid, friendly game that just wants you to have a good time pretending to save the world (ie America).
Ubisoft, pounds 29.99 - pounds 39.97
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