EGM: "Now, I’ll admit that my time with Blacklist was brief. It may well be that once the game is finally out in the wild and people have picked up on the most effective mercenary tactics, the game will settle into a much more familiar balance. Even if it doesn’t, I’m not entirely certain that what I played was any less fun than my fond memories of Pandora Tomorrow and Chaos Theory; it was just different. Truth be told, I can already see myself sinking dozens, if not hundreds, of hours into Blacklist‘s multiplayer. The rules may have changed, the balance may have shifted, but at its heart, this is still the Spies vs. Mercs mode I fell in love with nearly a decade ago."