Splinter Cell: Blacklist Homeland DLC Arrives

by Matt Miller on Sep 25, 2013 at 01:26 PM

Splinter Cell: Blacklist has been out for a few weeks now, and the game has received largely positive marks from the critics. If you’ve already slipped through all the shadows you can find in the base game, Ubisoft has you covered with the new Homeland DLC, which releases today. 

Two new cooperative-enabled missions are included, though both can still be played solo. The first is the Billionaire’s Yacht map, which has Sam and Isaac sneaking on board a boat after its passengers indulge in a crazy night of partying. The Dead Coast map demands you eliminate a terrorist cell hiding out somewhere in the remote reaches of the Middle East.

In addition, the DLC pack adds new equipment for Sam and his friends, including a crossbow with sleeping gas, new stealth suits, several new goggle colors, and special skins for your mercs and spies. It’s worth noting that most of the Homeland DLC pack is based around content that has been previously available to those who pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition of the game in various regions of the world. 

The Homeland DLC pack is going to run you $6.99, whether you purchase on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, or PC. 


Our Take
It’s great that Splinter Cell fans who didn't have the cash for the top-end bundle are now able to dig into this content, and at a price that’s far cheaper than what was required to pick up the Collector’s Edition when it released. Nonetheless, those hardcore fans who did buy the Collector’s Edition are likely to feel a little left out with this DLC release.