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Splinter Cell: Blacklist Review

Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Release Date: August 20th, 2013
Genre(s): Third-Person Shooter
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ubisoft Toronto
Multiplayer: 2-8 Player Online
Co-op: 2 Player Online/Offline
Score
9.5/10

Splinter Cell: Blacklist ‘Homeland DLC Pack’ Review

Posted by Peter Carpenter | 25 Sep 2013 |

Read carefully before you buy this one.

Yesterday, Ubisoft released the Homeland DLC Pack for Splinter Cell: Blacklist, but you should be careful though, because all of this content was already included if you pre-ordered the game or bought one of the collector’s editions. For those who didn’t get any extra content when they bought the game, let’s take a look at what you’ll get in the Homeland DLC Pack.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Homeland Pack DLC Review.

What You Get

The Homeland DLC includes the Dead Coast and Billionaire’s Yacht solo/co-op missions, White, Amber, and Gold lights for your Goggles, the Upper Echelon Ops Suit items, the 4E Eclipse Ops Suit items, a pair of MBS boots and a Tactical Crossbow with Sleeping Darts. Most of the gear was worthless to me, as the items I already owned had higher stats, but I have already completed the game and most of the co-op missions, so those who haven’t, may find some use for them. The Tactical Crossbow is probably the worst item, since the game already features a Crossbow that actually has the exact same stats and more attachments than the Tactical one. Even the sleeping darts are already available with the normal Crossbow, so equipping the Tactical version wasn’t even an option.

The real reason that I bought the Homeland DLC was for the two new co-op missions, which can both be played alone as well. The first map, Dead Coast, is set in Kazakhstan and the goal is to kill all of the enemies and stop them from assembling a dirty bomb. Like the rest of Kobin’s missions, Dead Coast starts off with a certain number of enemies, but reinforcements will show up if you’re spotted. It has two different sections to complete, but neither of them are really that hard, especially if you’re playing with a friend.

The other map, Billionaire’s Yacht, is a stealth mission set on a massive Yacht off the coast of Australia, and you’ll have to complete three objectives without being spotted, or you’ll have to start all over again. It’s full of roaming guards, cameras, a vision jammer, and plenty of doors covered with lasers. I prefer Kobin’s elimination missions myself, but Billionaire’s Yacht is a nice challenge if you prefer the stealth missions.

Verdict

The only good items included in the Splinter Cell: Blacklist Homeland DLC Pack are the two new co-op missions, but I’m not sure if everyone is going to want to spend $7 to get them. Also, if you look carefully enough, you may already own all of this content. You should really check that first.

Price: $6.99
Release Date: September 24th, 2013
Available On: Xbox 360, PS3 and PC via Steam

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