411mania - Splinter Cell: Blacklist is kind of an odd game in spots. It most directly is a follow-up to Conviction, and even to a lesser extent Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. However Blacklist also has elements from Chaos Theory that returns, such as the Spies vs. Mercenaries mode, and different ways you can approach your mission types. Blacklist is a good blending of the old Splinter Cell games, with the new ones, but a few small problems crop up. Still, this has been the best Splinter Cell game I’ve played, and for once, I’ve actually enjoyed the series.