Daily Mail: "To say that Splinter Cell: Blacklist suffers from an identity crisis would be putting it mildly. Take the campaign - structured in the same way as the Mass Effect games.
Or the optional co-op missions that resemble the Horde mode in Gears of War. Or the numerous set pieces that resemble Tomb Raider.
On paper, this eclectic melting pot sounds like a winning recipe. But where Blacklist falls down is in its execution."