Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. Although the game in concept is not itself rotten to the core, unless Blacksite: Area 51's developer can repair the technical disaster that is the PS3 version — I suspect this would require a substantial, cost-prohibitive reworking of the core software — I cannot under any circumstances recommend this title.
  2. Nothing more than an awful game, with horrific visuals, arguably the worst framerate this generation has seen, poor audio, and cookie-cutter gameplay that'll bore you to tears. As a torture device, Blacksite works extremely well, so if you're into masochism, this'll do the trick.
  3. 43
    Congratulations on a massive failure, this one is going in the history books. [Issue#163, p.90]
  4. Blacksite is a thoroughly unexceptional title for which unrealistic promises were made, and one that is further let down by a wide assortment of bugs and design issues. [Jan 2008, p.83]
  5. The combat is very predictable and lacks any notiable originality.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 17, 2011
    5
    Normally a 5 is a terrible rating but despite giving a 5 to this game its a fairly decent game. The game has numerous problems and seemsNormally a 5 is a terrible rating but despite giving a 5 to this game its a fairly decent game. The game has numerous problems and seems incomplete yet it is still fully playable and easily finished so I guess if you can pick it up dirt cheap it still may be worth your time. I paid $3 and I'd say this game is ok for maybe $8 or less then throw away, give away, use as a coaster? Basically this game feels largely unfinished or as a beta but at least there are areas of great science fiction and some good areas of combat. The game is extremely easy, probably the easiest shooter I've ever played. I guess I'd recommend it to those who have problems with other shooters. It is very short and easily finishable, maybe about a 4 hr game on hard. I encountered audio drops and load stalls but these were mostly annoying. As much as i butchered the rating on this game i'd still say at least i had fun for my $3 purchase. Full Review »
  2. Feb 13, 2015
    6
    Standard just standard! Nothing special or new. You can get for a couple bucks so that is good! If you like FPS you could give it a try butStandard just standard! Nothing special or new. You can get for a couple bucks so that is good! If you like FPS you could give it a try but don´t except anything special. And i experienced some framerate issues! Full Review »
  3. Aug 26, 2013
    5
    another boring repetitive and full of glitches FPS shooter it is so repetitive terrible graphics and boring story development and theanother boring repetitive and full of glitches FPS shooter it is so repetitive terrible graphics and boring story development and the enemy's as well are not good Full Review »