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5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 31
  2. Negative: 14 out of 31

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  1. Aug 24, 2011
    7
    I thought it was pretty good for a 15 dollar game. For 50 percent off it was even better. However, the biggest problem I have is I can't ever find anyone to play with. I only end up with 2-3 people in a lobby, and the game can never start. When I could play it, it was pretty fun. I also agree with other reviewers. I don't have any clue why developers keep using games for windows live. ItI thought it was pretty good for a 15 dollar game. For 50 percent off it was even better. However, the biggest problem I have is I can't ever find anyone to play with. I only end up with 2-3 people in a lobby, and the game can never start. When I could play it, it was pretty fun. I also agree with other reviewers. I don't have any clue why developers keep using games for windows live. It is always a pain. Expand
  2. Oct 27, 2010
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I can understand why users rate this game so low, but i have been playing it a lot lately before i review to make sure i know what im talking about. Havent played it yet today so my mood wont effect my review. Now lets get started. 1st the graphics are pretty good, for a low budget game it get a plus, also the sound is okay but its low budget so it is fine. Gameplay is a minor issue, the HVR is very cheap in my opinion, it does eliminate camping but it makes the gameplay cheap itself in the fact that everyone knows where you are, almost like a UAV but different. The worst thing about the game is its matchmaking. It is extremely bad at finding matches with players in them, instead it will make a new lobby with u as a host, and most of the time ur playing 3v3. but what people need to understand is that if you stay in the same lobby for about 3 matches it will usually be filled up by then. meaning you get the true experience intended, and when you do its great. So in conclusion, it has nice graphics and decent sound, HVR eliminates camping but hinders gameplay a little when mathces have little player. Matchmaking is very bad and needs to be fixed in an update, also game needs map packs in future. Expand
  3. Jan 12, 2013
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Unable to delete and MetaCritic requires 150 characters to replace what was here (a review for another game), Sorry for the noise. I will put in a real review in its place once I play this game. Expand
  4. Jun 22, 2016
    5
    While a superior title to it's horribly unbalanced, free-to-lose-repeatedly-until-you-pay sequel, Blacklight: Tango Down was a largely forgettable experience, in spite of its good presentation and customization. The interesting element of a built-in wallhack as a gameplay feature makes it stick in my mind, but it had speedhackers on day one and its cripplingly small playerbase dried upWhile a superior title to it's horribly unbalanced, free-to-lose-repeatedly-until-you-pay sequel, Blacklight: Tango Down was a largely forgettable experience, in spite of its good presentation and customization. The interesting element of a built-in wallhack as a gameplay feature makes it stick in my mind, but it had speedhackers on day one and its cripplingly small playerbase dried up weeks later. This game is a testament to why making multiplayer-only games is still a bad idea, as is using the console version of a multiplatform title as your baseline. Expand
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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Blacklight: Tango Down is a decent, cheap multiplayer shooter for the budget-minded gamer looking for a change of pace.