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  • Summary: [Downloadable Game] Participate in the “NetWar”: a hyper-realistic battlefield letting you fight tomorrow’s conflicts with or against your friends in the gritty Blacklight universe. Customize your character and weaponry from among thousands of combinations to become the soldier you always wanted to be. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. B:TD is a great online shooter when it gets going, but an awful lobby system makes that way harder than it should be. [Nov 2010, p.72]
  2. Blacklight: Tango Down turns out to be too much fun for the slowness of the matchmaking system to prove too much of an obstacle.
  3. Depending on your patience, Blacklight could be the best fifteen bucks you've ever spent on a game, or a frustrating waste of cash.
  4. In the end, Blacklight: Tango Down is a good game with some lofty goals. For sheer amount of content it gets gold stars, and ideas like the Digi Grenade, which explodes into a brilliant array of blinding pixels, are admirable ones. Unfortunately, the game also likes to reward shady practices like spawn camping, and the health bar is pretty much useless.
  5. Blacklight: Tango Down is a decent, cheap multiplayer shooter for the budget-minded gamer looking for a change of pace.
  6. Despite a lucratively low price, Blacklight has no future. Modern Warfare 2 and Bad Company 2 are much better replacements if you want to just shoot at somebody, and if you're itching for some classic multiplayer gameplay, Counter-Strike Source is an excellent remedy for nostalgia.
  7. Absences of multi-player opponents and lack of any in-game improvements are the major disadvantages of this average first person shooter. [Issue#195]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 8 out of 15
  1. Oct 17, 2010
    10
    Overall, the game is good. The multiplayer is easy to get the hang of and seems to balance teams well even though they may not seem even. Based off of the Unreal 3 engine, I give it a good rating for looks and gameplay. Expand
  2. Jan 24, 2012
    10
    This Game is good! They are making a f2p version like Monday Night Combat. People complain about low player numbers but remember PC gamers are on Counter Strike/Battlefield/Call of Duty/other f2p shooters when it comes to the genre. Now this game is 5 bucks on steam so get 4 copies for 20 get a party and get some co-op going. This game is like L4D meets halo meets something else. Impressive for a small studio to develop. I stay away from f2p shooter due to hackers...... Expand
  3. Oct 18, 2010
    9
    The game is great in terms of the combat which is all the game is about the whilst defaultly limited story missions available i would be doubtless surprised if the mod community adds a few. The online gaming is seamless, the only real problem is peoples microphones and that is easily enoughed via the windows mute option a solid game Expand
  4. Jan 7, 2011
    4
    A huge waste of money. The first problem are graphics. While this is an independent company, I feel that they could be much better. They feel very old and compare to a late Playstation 2 game. The color scheme is also annoying preventing you from seeing enemies at a glance and you will be frustrated to be killed at random times. There is also a set spawn point for each team that nevers changes. As a result spawn camping becomes very easy and you won't be able to make 3 steps outside your base before being shot. Gameplay also tends to be a bit sketchy and I have noticed that it sometimes lags a bit before you die. The maps are easy too learn but very contain many campers.

    The only redeeming factor about this game is the customization. Almost everything can be customized allowing for diverse weapons. If you like customization I would reccomend this game but sadly all the other problems shoot it down. It could have been a much better game, but fails miserabely.
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  5. Oct 26, 2010
    4
    Multiplayer is laggy due to no dedicated servers and lacks text chat due to Games for Windows Live Syndrome, you need to either use the terrible voice chat or just some other program. Lots of exploitable camping locations on maps that are literally impossible to sneak past at times because of how unfair some maps are. The wallhack thing implemented in the game (HRV) is kind of neat though, and the fact that you can't use your gun while it is on is a good balancing act. Singleplayer is pretty bad. Enemy AI is **** when they see you, they shoot; when they don't see you, they don't shoot. They use cover, but only because it's near them. Co-opping makes it more fun but only because you have a friend or two to make fun of it with you. I got it for the $7.50 Steam sale price. I would rather it be $5, definitely not worth the $15. Expand
  6. Oct 16, 2010
    3
    pas terrible, installe windows live xbox et autre fichiers. Dispo en Anglais sur Steam.
    Pas mon style de jeu, je m'attendais à
    mieux. Pas mal de bug niveau graphique.
    En fait on se demande se qu'il faut faire exactement.
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  7. Jan 1, 2013
    0
    Obligatory 0 for using Games for Windows Live. An unforgivable offence, as GfWL is Microsoft's attempt to kill PC gaming in favor of the Xbox. There might be something playable under the DRM, but I'd have to pirate it to find out. Expand

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