Blacklight: Retribution

  • Blacklight: Retribution
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  • Solid shooting mechanics.
  • Item balance keeps nonpaying players competitive.


  • Hardsuits are clunky and awkward.
  • New weapons and gear are costly.

Expert reviews and ratings

By GameSpot on -

Beneath the neon-bathed futuristic sheen and jagged dubstep warble of Blacklight: Retribution's cyberpunk vibe lies a shooter that plays it too safe for its own good. Minor excitements such as a mech-like robo suit, a flamethrower, and hacking...

By Expert Reviews on 80

A fast-paced sci-fi shooter that’s great fun, and has a fantastic...

By GameSpy on 80

When you're a busy gamer, it's always out with the old, in with the new. Out with the new, in with the new-er. There are, however, a couple that manage to doggedly hold on to their space on my hard drive for dear life, and Blacklight:...

By Destructoid on 90

When I first heard that Blacklight: Tango Down was getting a sequel, I was stunned. While the original game looked pretty, this particular reviewer found it incredibly tiresome and miserable to play. I was reluctant to tackle its free-to-play...

By IGN Gear on 85

While not without flaws, Blacklight is a good option for anyone looking for a new competitive shooter. Great shooting mechanics and deep customization options make for an addictive combination, and its free-to-play model makes it easy to jump into...

By GameSpot on 65

It's the future, that grim era some years ahead of us in which skies are almost always overcast, giant holograms of corporate mascots compete with each other for our attention, and opposing teams of agents shoot at each other in urban and industrial...

By Cheat Code Central on 76

A few years ago, I'd have said it was a match made in Hell: a competitive multiplayer first-person shooter based around a free-to-play business model combines the single most over-saturated gaming genre with a financial strategy that is always...

By eTeknix on -

wpcol_1half id="" class="" style=""]Blacklight Retribution is one of the newer entries to the Free-to-Play arena, an online competitive FPS from developers Zombie Studios and published by Perfect World.It's currently in open beta but is due to be...