Blacklight: Retribution PlayStation 4

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  • Summary: Blacklight: Retribution is a fast paced, adrenaline pumping first person shooter based in a futuristic urban warzone. Building upon Zombie Studios' predecessor, Tango Down, Blacklight: Retribution provides FPS enthusiasts with a massive arsenal of weaponry and gear ranging from bleeding edgeBlacklight: Retribution is a fast paced, adrenaline pumping first person shooter based in a futuristic urban warzone. Building upon Zombie Studios' predecessor, Tango Down, Blacklight: Retribution provides FPS enthusiasts with a massive arsenal of weaponry and gear ranging from bleeding edge side arms to massive mechanized Hardsuits. Customize your weapons and gear for the perfect load out, earn credits in game to change the tide of battle by deploying flame throwers, automatic grenade launchers and even airstrikes. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 85
    Blacklight: Retribution can easily stand tall with the competitive online shooters on the PS4. Zombie Studios' focus solely on multiplayer makes for a surprisingly good game highlighted by its balance and gameplay that also just happens to be free-to-play.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Mar 3, 2014
    80
    It lacks the bells and whistles, but give Blacklight a chance and you'll be pleasantly surprised. [January 2014, p79]
  3. games(TM)
    Jan 23, 2014
    70
    If you've a passing interest in blasting chumps and don't fancy dropping 50 quid for the privilege, Blacklight: Retribution is a more than serviceable option. [Issue#143, p.105]
  4. Jan 9, 2014
    60
    It’s quick, occasionally rewarding, and if you’ve got a few friends to play with, you can definitely have some fun. The control is fine and despite those technical imperfections, the game flows along relatively well. It’s just largely underwhelming and this free-to-play structure isn’t attractive.
  5. Dec 20, 2013
    55
    Poor graphics, a not functional gameplay and an exaggerated focus on pay-to-win mechanics made Blacklight Retribution a not too convincing free-to-play.
  6. In its defence, Retribution is free to play – so while it can’t compete with Killzone Shadow Fall, that’s an unfair expectation to begin with. But it’s still a PS4 release, and in this regard feels like a grubby stowaway that’s snuck aboard a glitzy cruise liner bound for the golden shores of next-gen.
  7. Jan 10, 2014
    40
    At a base level, this is simply too forgettable to give players a good enough reason to return. Perhaps it would be different if Zombie had been more lenient with its economy, allowing you to try more before committing to buy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 46
  2. Negative: 10 out of 46
  1. Jan 5, 2014
    10
    The best PS4 game out right now, and the best thing is, IT'S FREE! I enjoyed the hell out of Black-light Retribution on PC, so when I saw thatThe best PS4 game out right now, and the best thing is, IT'S FREE! I enjoyed the hell out of Black-light Retribution on PC, so when I saw that it was being brought to PS4 I immediately made my choice of next-gen system. Luckily, it did not disappoint, and I've been playing it like mad in the past 2 weeks. Expand
  2. Sep 16, 2014
    10
    This game is awesome,it's free and in-app purchase are not so expensive. Graphic is ok,similar to a ps3 cod or battlefield and the gameplay isThis game is awesome,it's free and in-app purchase are not so expensive. Graphic is ok,similar to a ps3 cod or battlefield and the gameplay is simple but very funny.i reccomend it!! Expand
  3. May 28, 2014
    9
    Great game, bad ass experience everytime, could have more bells and whistles but not really needed with all the customization and plus it'sGreat game, bad ass experience everytime, could have more bells and whistles but not really needed with all the customization and plus it's totally Free to play, I downloaded it as soon as my PS4 came home at launch and was like damn this is awesome, a free call of duty type online experience. Downside is the glitches and the lag times and also random server migrations. Expand
  4. Jul 15, 2015
    8
    I really liked thia game more than Warframe and Planetside 2. It just flows theres no learning curve and it is fun. Definitely play it. GoodI really liked thia game more than Warframe and Planetside 2. It just flows theres no learning curve and it is fun. Definitely play it. Good graphics yes it can be a little quirky at some points but if you can run a hadline to the ps4 youll be golden! Expand
  5. Sep 9, 2014
    7
    All these kids have no clue what P2W is.
    The trend is that if you cannot get everything for a flat amount and then get it within your own
    All these kids have no clue what P2W is.
    The trend is that if you cannot get everything for a flat amount and then get it within your own time at your own pace it "gotta be P2W that that dude killed me bro, no other explanation". These accusation were on the PC as well and quite frankly are a load of bollocks - I got my 10ZEN for a Netflix signup and spent it on camo. I bought everything else with ingame currency and the starting gear lasted me a long long while.
    This is like crying that PS2 is P2W when people have sub 10BR characters across 6 servers and get 2k/d in 48vs48 fights.
    TL;DR don't take up on the tears about games being P2W. Do your research and find out if there is anything that is simply far out of reach without cashing in big time. BL:R never had anything like that, and it would be dumb of Zombie to steer away from that.
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  6. Feb 4, 2014
    5
    While decent, solid fun, the Microtransactions damage the experience massively, the online lag is horrific and the port feels overall shoddy.While decent, solid fun, the Microtransactions damage the experience massively, the online lag is horrific and the port feels overall shoddy. However, the game has re-bindable controls, pretty graphics, and shows us what we can look forward to in the Next-Gen of consoles. Not bad, but not good either. Expand
  7. Sep 4, 2014
    0
    Runs like absolute crap. If you want the real game, play it on pc. Stutters like crazy, turn into invisible walls when running, warping allRuns like absolute crap. If you want the real game, play it on pc. Stutters like crazy, turn into invisible walls when running, warping all over the map, and no, it's not my internet, it's this crappy port of a game. I was excited for this on ps4 as well, but the ps4 can't handle it. Expand

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