Splinter Cell Blacklist Walkthrough

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist walkthrough will guide you on Perfectionist difficulty as a Ghost through the beginning to ending moments of gameplay with strategy tips for this stealth action-adventure on the PC, Xbox 360, PS3 & Wii U.

The United States has a military presence in two thirds of countries around the world. A group of 12 have had enough and initiate a terror ultimatum called the Blacklist – a deadly countdown of escalating terrorist attacks on U.S. interests. Sam Fisher is the leader of the newly formed 4th Echelon unit: a clandestine unit that answers solely to the President of the United States. Sam and his team must hunt down these terrorists by any means necessary, and stop the Blacklist countdown before it reaches zero.

Let’s start the Splinter Cell Blacklist walkthrough with your Ghost, Panther & Assault playstyle choices!

Please note that viewers must be at least 18 to watch, so no harm comes to those with innocent eyes. This game includes Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language.

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Splinter Cell Blacklist Walkthrough

A group of terrorists calling themselves The Engineers have had enough of US military occupation all over the world and initiate a terror ultimatum called the Blacklist – a deadly countdown of escalating attacks on U.S. interests.

Armed with state-of-the-art technology, top-of-the-line-gadgets, deadly combat abilities and an elite team known as the 4th Echelon, Sam Fisher holds nothing back to get the job done through whatever means necessary to stop the Blacklist countdown before it reaches zero. Sam is back in his tactical suit and goggles, and he’s more lethal and agile than ever. Granted the freedom to do whatever it takes to stop the Blacklist, Sam flies from exotic locales to U.S. cities as he races against the clock to find out who’s behind this devastating threat.

Key Game Features:

  • Operate without Restrictions — Sam is back in his tactical suit and goggles, and he’s more lethal and agile than ever. Granted the freedom to do whatever it takes to stop the Blacklist, Sam flies from exotic locales to U.S. cities as he races against the clock to find out who’s behind this devastating threat.
  • Own Your Play Style — Splinter Cell Blacklist builds on the stealth roots of the franchise, while exploring new directions to embrace the realms of action and adventure. Players can define their personal play styles and be rewarded for those choices.*
    – Ghost players want to remain undetected.
    – Assault players rely on instincts and frontal blow to deal with a situation.
    – Panther players look for lethality in the most efficient and silent way.
  • Tools of the Trade — Take down The Engineers by using new gadgets such as the upgraded Snake Cam and Micro-trirotor Drone. Splinter Cell Blacklist is also bringing back fan-favorites like the Sticky Shocker and the brutal, curved Karambit knife. Fans of stealth will be happy to make the most of Sam’s sneaking abilities to abduct and carry enemies, while Killing In Motion allows the player to strike with surgical precision by marking and executing multiple enemies in one fluid motion.
  • Build a New Echelon — Sam is building a whole new Echelon unit; his team, his way. Anna “Grim” Grimsdottir is his technical operations manager, CIA operative Isaac Briggs brings additional firepower, and resident hacker Charlie Cole rounds out the crew. 4th Echelon is a fully mobile ops unit with unlimited resources and cutting-edge technology aboard the re-purposed stealth airliner, the Paladin.
  • Enjoy a Fully Integrated Experience — Sam and his team are aware of terrorist attacks in real time thanks to the Strategic Mission Interface (SMI). The SMI allows 4th Echelon to receive data about mission objectives while on the move. With the SMI, players can take advantage of the universal game economy system that allows players to fully customize and upgrade Sam, his suit, goggles, weapons, the Paladin and much more.
  • Spies VS. Mercs Returns — Spies vs. Mercs is back with an new take on asymmetrical gameplay. Players will be able to face off in teams of 4 all the while creating their very own Spy or Merc according to their playstyles via thorough customization elements. The original Classic Spies vs. Mercs experience also makes its long awaited comeback for the fans.
  • CO-OP Mode — With the SMI, the lines are blurred between the single campaign and CO-OP as the narrative is deepened with Sam and Briggs. Earn in-game currency and unlock additional weapons or gadgets via specialized missions assigned by Grim, Briggs, Charlie and Kobin.

* As you can see in the video at the top of this page, there are three very distinct playstyles in Splinter Cell Blacklist. Let’s go a little more in-depth into the three different playstyles by seeing what Ubisoft Developer Mr. Cooper has to share about them!

The Ghost “is someone who likes to get in and out of a mission, leaving absolutely no trace of their presence. You can either avoid contact with the enemy altogether (undisturbed hostiles give you the greatest challenge and reward), or knock them out. There are plenty of gadgets tailor-made for Ghosts; the proximity shocker is one of my favorites, especially when I feel like messing around with the AI. I’ll lay down mines, fire off a sticky cam for reconnaissance and/or distraction (you can play sounds from the sticky cam to serve as a decoy), and then lure the baddies into my playground.
There’s something completely satisfying about knocking out a terrorist, leaving his body out in the open, then watching one of his buddies take notice and race over to investigate… only to get zapped. I’ll clean up my mess after that, and hide those guys in the comfort of the darkness.
The Ghost is always non-lethal, though. That’s imperative to the playstyle. If you want to use your karambit (the Indonesian knife that Sam uses in Blacklist), you’re trudging into Panther territory….”

Panthers “remain hidden as well, but strike with lethal force from the shadows. The close-quarter kills are impressively quick and quiet. There’s also plenty of weaponry that either comes with built-in silencers or which can be equipped through the robust customization system. The Five-seveN isn’t your default handgun anymore, but earning cash to get it (or, dare I say, even better guns) is plenty of fun. In all, we’ve got nearly 40 weapons – each individually tuned – that feel distinctly different. As long as you’ve got a silencer, and you take guys out without being detected, you’re playing as a Panther.”

Assault “is a different beast altogether. If you are detected and start eliminating threats – with or without a silencer – you’ll be earning cash under the Assault playstyle. You can obviously opt into it, by going loud from the get-go, but be warned: that this will not be easy. You’ve got to accept the consequences of alerting the enemies to your whereabouts and risk getting taken out quickly. Make sure you fire first, or have your explosions be bigger than theirs. Proximity mines, grenades of various flavours, and high-calibre weaponry will be your best friends, along with your ‘Last Known Position.’ This is the best way to get a beat on the opposition if you’re out-numbered. Your LKP pops up as a ghostly silhouette and resides where the enemy last saw you. You can use this to your advantage by being quick, using cover, and repositioning yourself to get a strategic angle on your threat.
Ideally, your survival and success will be more probable with a hefty dose of tactics, but if you just want to let off some steam… this is a solid option for you.”

Mission 1: Prologue

Welcome to the Splinter Cell Blacklist walkthrough on Perfectionist difficulty mode!*
It will guide you around the Solo Campaign Missions with the expert stealth Ghost playstyle!

In the game’s Introduction Mission we visit the American Andersen Air Force Base on Guam Island.

* Perfectionlist Difficulty Mode is for players who have mastered Realistic Difficulty Mode, because it requires:
– No execute ability;
– Sonar Goggles cannot see through walls;
– Very high stealth & combat difficulty;
– No restocking at supply caches.

Mission 2: Safehouse

Sam must go on a mission of “Asset Retrieval”. Extract Andriy Kobin out of his CIA Safehouse in Benghazi, Libya.

Mission 3: Insurgent Stronghold

Follow the trail of Kobin’s weapons to strike at The Engineers’ base of operations. After that Sam has to escape an ambush there in Mirawa, eastern Iraq.

Mission 4: American Consumption

The next objective takes place in in Dallas, America. Prevent the first major Blacklist attack on the American homeland.

Mission 5: Private Estate

Infiltrate the mansion of terror broker Reza Nouri in Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay, and interrogate him.

Splinter Cell Blacklist Walkthrough continues on Page 2 with Mission 6.