Login | Signup

Ubisoft Toronto

Get Splinter Cell: Blacklist on Xbox 360 for just £9.85 from ShopTo

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Action Games, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto, Xbox 360 games

Get Splinter Cell: Blacklist on Xbox 360 for just £9.85 from ShopTo
Splinter Cell: Blacklist | ShopTo | £9.85
Xbox 360 price comparison | Splinter Cell: Blacklist Review

Oh my. ShopTo appear to be on the warpath with this deal which is frankly an absolute bargain. You could save yourself just over £10 with this one compared to the next cheapest offer elsewhere.

Despite the questionable change in voice-actor for Sam Fisher, Blacklist was actually an excellent return to form for the Splinter Cell series, with choice of approach a strong theme throughout. With a co-op mode included and the usual Spies Vs Mercs mode, you should more than get your money's worth with this one. Thanks to SuperbJames @ HUKD!

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Review | Sneak? Stab? Shoot? Win.

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
sam Fisher, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Stealth Games, Third Person Shooters, Ubisoft Toronto

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Review | Sneak? Stab? Shoot? Win.

Platforms: PS3 | Xbox 360 (reviewed) | Wii U | PC

Developer: Ubisoft Toronto

Publisher: Ubisoft

When the best stealth experiences this generation have come from first person games -take a bow Far Cry 3's machete and Dishonored- you have to wonder if grizzled vet Sam Fisher and Splinter Cell can still compete. Like any stealth master though, you don't even notice how good he is until you've been completely drawn in.

The so-so wrapping of this long-awaited return belies the high quality within though. Fans of TV’s 24/anything with terrorists will be able to spot the plot a mile off. A rogue ex-military group attempt to start World War III by threatening terrorist attacks on America if they don't pull all their troops from foreign countries. A few familiar faces from Sam's past turn up, but newbies can play the game without feeling they're missing important facts. Blacklist is a great standalone entry point to the series.

To be fair, on past form I wasn't expecting much story-wise. But the mission selection and briefing screens are miserably generic -lots of grids and grainy footage and global tabletop maps. I'm not sure why Battlefield, Call of Duty and Splinter Cell all want to set up missions the same way, but it's really boring the cock off me.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Review | Sneak? Stab? Shoot? Win.

Thankfully, the game seriously pulls its socks up in most other departments. And yes, mission objectives still appear projected on the side of buildings in a fantastic stylish flourish continuing from the previous game.

Click here to read more...

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Trailer Boasts "100 Ways To Play"

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
PC games, PS3 games, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, trailer, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games

Splinter Cell: Blacklist is designed to let players tackle its levels with any combination of pure stealth, predatory hunting and gunplay - as evidenced by this new trailer that shows how a single compound can be approached in a myriad of ways.

Blacklist launches on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U on August 23rd here in the UK. You can get some eleventh-hour details in our extensive Splinter Cell: Blacklist hands-on preview, which backs up the open gameplay structure but notes a few annoying set pieces from time to time.

New Splinter Cell: Blacklist Video Features Co-Op Mission Walkthrough

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Gameplay footage, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Trailers, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto

New Splinter Cell: Blacklist Video Features Co-Op Mission Walkthrough

Ubisoft Toronto have released a new video for Splinter Cell: Blacklist showcasing a co-op gameplay walkthrough of a mission set in the English Channel.

Click here to read more...

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Achievements Break Cover

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Action Games, PC games, PS3 games, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Stealth Games, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Achievements Break Cover

If you just can't wait until August 23rd to find out what Splinter Cell: Blacklist's achievements are, it's your lucky day courtesy of X360A. It's not the most spoilery list I've ever seen (mission objectives are secret, thankfully), but regardless, you're better off steering clear if you want to go in blind.

Excitingly, there's a 50 pointer up for grabs if you manage to complete the game without killing anyone at all, which should delight pure stealth fans. I recently played the latest production build for nigh-on three hours, which I chronicled in our extensive Splinter Cell: Blacklist hands-on preview.

Click here to read more...

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Trailer Shows Off Multiple Playstyles

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Action Games, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Stealth Games, Trailers, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Trailer Shows Off Multiple Playstyles

Ubisoft Toronto have done much to assuage our fears that Splinter Cell: Blacklist would be something of an action-fest as originally feared thanks to the one of the most disingenuous E3 trailers of the generation, and this trailer goes even further.

Making a point of showcasing the game's versatility in offering player's the freedom to choose how the complete their objectives, this latest trailers divides into three approaches to gameplay: the Ghost, the Panther, and Assault.

Click here to read more...

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Trailer Becomes Fear Itself

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Splinter Cell: Blacklist, trailer, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Trailer Becomes Fear Itself

Splinter Cell: Blacklist's latest trailer shows off Sam's predatory streak; hunting foes from the shadows like a ghostly assault panther. An odd choice of words, I grant you, but those are the three playstyles that Blacklist lets you mix and match throughout the campaign. You can read more in our extensive Splinter Cell: Blacklist hands-on preview.

Game's out on August 23rd for PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.

Click here to read more...

Splinter Cell: Blacklist - Spies vs Mercs Hands-On Preview | Pandora Today

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
multiplayer, PC games, PS3 games, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games

Splinter Cell: Blacklist - Spies vs Mercs Hands-On Preview | Pandora Today

Platforms: PCPS3Wii UXbox 360 (version tested)

Developer: Ubisoft Toronto

Publisher: Ubisoft

Ubisoft recently loosed us on the latest production build of Splinter Cell: Blacklist for three hours, which we subsequently chronicled in our extensive Splinter Cell: Blacklist hands-on preview. However, we were also able to squeeze into the skintight bodysuits and hulking armour of the Spies vs Mercs multiplayer mode, set to make a welcome return in Sam's latest outing.

It's all in the name. Throughout a number of rounds, a team of stealthy operatives are tasked with hacking consoles in labyrinthine facilities; striking from the darkness and using vents or lofty ledges to advantage. In their way stands a force of mercenary gunslingers armed with body armour and military-grade weaponry, whose job is to make the spies' lives as miserable and short as humanly possible. The asymmetric gameplay remains broadly similar to its debut in Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, but Blacklist makes a few interesting tweaks to the formula. Not limited to a wealth of new customisation options that let you engage on your terms.

From what I played, Spies vs Mercs is still as tense, tactical and panic attack-inducingly hectic as ever... if perhaps in need of a little spit and polish.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist - Spies vs Mercs Hands-On Preview | Pandora Today

Click here to read more...

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Hands-On Preview | Ghosts, Panthers & Gameplay Freedom

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
Action Games, PC games, PS3 games, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Stealth Games, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Hands-On Preview | Ghosts, Panthers & Gameplay Freedom

Platforms: PC | PS3 | Wii U | Xbox 360 (version tested)

Developer: Ubisoft Toronto

Publisher: Ubisoft

Sam's back and the stakes have never been higher. On the trail of a mysterious well-equipped terrorist cell known only as the Engineers, who plan to force the American government to withdraw troops from foriegn countries with heinous attacks across the globe, Fisher becomes the leader of his own mobile strike team. Bringing CIA agent Isaac Briggs, tech specialist Charlie Cole and longtime 'ally' Anna Grímsdóttir into the fold, his aptly-named Fourth Echelon is all that stands in the way of total anarchy, able to strike at any impending threat with impunity.

However, the stakes have also never been higher for Ubisoft Toronto. The newly-formed studio have promised us nothing less than the "biggest Splinter Cell ever," a game that thrives on providing variety and value alongside stealthy thrills and strategic depth. They've had to weather some horrible misleading trailers and controversy surrounding the departure of Michael Ironside, but having been loosed on the latest production build for just shy of three hours, I can report that Blacklist is probably on course to deliver on its promise.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Hands-On Preview | Ghosts, Panthers & Gameplay Freedom

Most games autocratically make the choice between stealth or action, non-lethal or murderous, singleplayer or multiplayer and night or day for you, but Blacklist attempts to tie everything together and put the decision in your hands. Are you a stealthy ghost, a predatory panther or an assault specialist? What mission do you want to take on, and in what order? How will you spend your war chest? Want to bring a friend? This time, gameplay is the fifth freedom. Blacklist is your game, played your way... most of the time.

Click here to read more...

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Trailer Pits Spies Against Mercs

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Spies vs. Mercs, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Trailers, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto
Discuss:
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell:...

Good news, people! Spies vs. Mercs will be returning in Splinter Cell: Blacklist if this new trailer is anything to go by. One of the fienst multiplayer modes in any game series we've played, we're thrilled to see it making a return.

Now we just have to have our fingers crossed for Deniable Ops too.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Trailer Explains Wii U GamePad Features

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Splinter Cell: Blacklist, trailer, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto, Wii U games

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Trailer Explains Wii U GamePad Features

The Wii U version of Splinter Cell: Blacklist promises to turn the Wii U GamePad into "the ultimate in covert ops technology." Players will use the touchscreen to control hovering drones, spy on enemies with sticky cameras, swap equipment and more, as evidenced by a new trailer.

Click here to read more...

Ubisoft: Most Games On The Market Don't Require You To Think

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Action Games, Jade Raymond, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Stealth Games, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto

Ubisoft: Most Games On The Market Don't Require You To Think

Splinter Cell "Held Back" By Being Too Stealthy

Ubisoft Toronto head Jade Raymond has spoken out about Splinter Cell's legacy, suggesting that one of the reasons it has fallen slightly in cultural stock (or been "held back", as Raymond puts it) over the years has been that "it's still one of the more complex and difficult games to play".

So instead of the proliferation of hand-holding, it's apparently the opposite that's led Splinter Cell to fall somewhat from grace.

Click here to read more...

Raymond: "Innovation Not Driven By Teraflops Alone"

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Jade Raymond, Next-gen, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto

Raymond: "Innovation Not Driven By Teraflops Alone"

Ubisoft Toronto head, Jade Raymond, has pointed towards the indie scene as a hotbed of new concepts as the games industry prepares to make the jump to a new generation of consoles, suggesting that increased power does not necessarily equal innovation.

Click here to read more...

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Footage Shows Off Multiple Approaches

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
PC games, PS3 games, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto, Xbox 360 games

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Footage Shows Off Multiple Approaches

Ghost, Panther Or Assault?

Ubisoft seem to have gotten over their fixation with releasing terrible action-packed trailers for Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and are instead focusing on showing off the diverse range of play styles that the sneaky sequel will support. Players can opt to be a stealthy 'ghost,' tactical 'panther' or tactless 'assault,' or combine all three elements on the fly throughout the wide levels. You can read more about how this will work in our Splinter Cell: Blacklist preview.

It's out on August 23rd for all the usual platforms, though a Wii U version is rumoured to be in the pipeline.

Click here to read more...

Ubisoft Release Inauguration Trailer For Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Action Games, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Stealth Games, Trailers, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto, Videos

Ubisoft Release Inauguration Trailer For Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Now this is more like it. Sneaking around on the outside of buildings, defenestrating unsuspecting foes, rappelling down elevator shafts to avoid security-ridden stairwells, assassinating people from above like a triple-green-eyed Spider-man, and of course sneaking along a ceiling pipe to gain a vantage point.

This is the Sam Fisher we know and love. Except it's not Ironside. Hmm. Anyway, the latest Blacklist trailer looks suitably Splinter Cell-ish which is nice, after a somewhat confusing E3 reveal last year. Ubisoft blamed fan backlash on uninformed opinion-making...so it's nice they've finally decided to, you know, inform fans with a shadowy trailer.

Click here to read more...

New Splinter Cell: Blacklist Trailer Unleashes The Fifth Freedom

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Splinter Cell: Blacklist, trailer, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto

New Splinter Cell: Blacklist Trailer Unleashes The Fifth Freedom

Ubisoft's latest Splinter Cell: Blacklist trailer explains how the despicable Blacklist plot will put the four freedoms in jeopardy... and how Sam Fisher will use the fifth freedom to protect them. If the video is anything to go by, we assume that it's the freedom to kick an astonishing amount of arse.

Before you start (understandably) worrying about how much overt action there appears to be, I'd urge you to check out the Ghost playthrough trailer and our E3 preview. The team plans to support multiple different play styles at all times - catering for action-oriented players, surgical stealthy types and everything in between - and we hope that they can pull it off.

That said, we're also hoping for some more subtle and representative trailers before the Spring 2013 release window.

Click here to read more...

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Playthrough Showcases Pure Stealth Gameplay

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Splinter Cell: Blacklist, trailer, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Playthrough Showcases Pure Stealth Gameplay

As we told you in our E3 2012 preview, Splinter Cell: Blacklist plans to simultaneously support many styles of play. Though the E3 and Gamescom playthroughs were played through for dramatic thrills, this new narrated trailer demonstrates that levels can be approached with pure 'ghost-style' stealth rather than gunplay and action. It's the same scene... but an entirely different experience.

Ubisoft promise that Blacklist will provide opportunities for action, stealth and tactical gameplay at all times, making this one of the most ambitious entries in the series to date. I daresay that this trailer will put a fair few people's minds at ease for the time being.

Click here to read more...