Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Depending on your patience, Blacklight could be the best fifteen bucks you've ever spent on a game, or a frustrating waste of cash.
  2. PC Gamer UK
    68
    Competent combat and visuals are slightly marred by online irritations. [Oct 2010, p.94]
  3. 65
    If you fancy shooting people in your games, Blacklight: Tango Down will likely be a fun diversion from whatever AAA shooter you normally play.
  4. Blacklight: Tango Down is a decent, cheap multiplayer shooter for the budget-minded gamer looking for a change of pace.
  5. 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.
  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. Cheat Code Central
    56
    It's not bad for a $15 game, but it does next to nothing to advance the FPS genre. You're better off getting a used copy of Call of Duty 4.
  8. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    50
    Absences of multi-player opponents and lack of any in-game improvements are the major disadvantages of this average first person shooter. [Issue#195]
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 8 out of 16
  1. 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 beThe 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 Full Review »
  2. Oct 17, 2010
    1
    The game was absolutly horrible, I bought it for 15$, not worth it at all.
    The game is full of aimbotters and other various hacks and it's
    The game was absolutly horrible, I bought it for 15$, not worth it at all.
    The game is full of aimbotters and other various hacks and it's like pulling teeth to get a decent match, GFWL makes it even worse. There is NO campaign and it uses matchmaking, overall a really **** game.
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  3. 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 theMultiplayer 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. Full Review »