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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 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 9 out of 16
  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. 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
  3. 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. It is always a pain. 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 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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  6. Oct 17, 2010
    1
    Got this game free when I got a new computer, and wish I hadn't , it could be a good game if it wasn't for the horrible lobbies and the easiness to hack, making the game near unplayable for non-cheaters. I might reconsider it if they release a patch to control hacking. But, if you can look over that, it's a mediocre game. Expand
  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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