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: 26 out of 50
  2. Negative: 12 out of 50
  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. Aug 10, 2014
    10
    I'd like to bust the myth that you need to spend real money to play this game. This game is free to play and rewards those who put the timeI'd like to bust the myth that you need to spend real money to play this game. This game is free to play and rewards those who put the time into playing it regularly. Gamers don't need to pay money to get that gun they've been eyeballing or that lucky charm they've been drooling over they have the option to rent them with game points which are earned every time you play the game. The default classes should be sufficient to get you started and you always have the option of picking up guns in the field. This game also features a wide variety of maps and most modes should feel somewhat familiar to those of you who have played FPS games before. Blacklight Retribution now also features Onslaught mode which encourages players to team up and take on wave after wave of enemies while gaining xp and gp in the process. as far as free to play fps titles available on PS4 this one has to be the best one out there. Now all that's left to do is discover the hidden warlord inside you. Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2014
    9
    Great mechanics, great gameplay, great system for purchasing in round items (combat points or CP), but the guns and most items in the marketGreat mechanics, great gameplay, great system for purchasing in round items (combat points or CP), but the guns and most items in the market seem too overpriced for the 100-150 gp you get per round Expand
  4. May 15, 2015
    8
    As a FREE TO PLAY tactical first person shooter, Blacklight is actually a strangely satisying game. The visuals are nice enough and the gameAs a FREE TO PLAY tactical first person shooter, Blacklight is actually a strangely satisying game. The visuals are nice enough and the game runs at a smooth framerate. The gameplay is balanced and doesn't never feels like a pay to win game. The renting system is interesting and I feel it works well, even if it can be a little frustrating at times to rerent certain gear. Overall Blacklight is a great F2P game and worth a look. Expand
  5. Mar 1, 2014
    7
    I am really enjoying this game. As you kill more and more you build up credits in order to buy upgrades and special guns and a mini-TitanfallI am really enjoying this game. As you kill more and more you build up credits in order to buy upgrades and special guns and a mini-Titanfall robot you get in and shoot like a tank or minigun. It is really solid gameplay and the guns are fun to discover and especially fun to shoot. I prefer BF4 over Cod-G however I really like how the guns shoot in Cod-G. All the guns feel the same in BF4 but in Cod-G they are more "solid" and distinct...like the AK-12 on Cod is amazing but in BF4 it's "meh". Blacklight guns shoot like Cod guns. Also there is a Halo-type visor so when you press R1 it displays where everyone is as you look as if there were no walls or see-through walls for a second or two. I especially like that on this game I am always near the top scores where-as in BF4 and Cod-G I am usually near the middle. I think a fair and reasonable score is 8/10 WITH a disclaimer saying it LOOKS like a PS3 game. Nothing "Next-gen" here which pulls it down to 7/10. Expand
  6. May 18, 2014
    5
    The game could be a lot of fun if it wasn't filled for with a bunch of bug.
    In my experiences the game likes to have who ever has the worse
    The game could be a lot of fun if it wasn't filled for with a bunch of bug.
    In my experiences the game likes to have who ever has the worse connection to host. This means the majority of the time you are left lagging and getting frustrated when you're just about to kill someone for them to then dissapear, reappear behind you and kill you.
    The maps are a bunch of fun to be attractive to play.
    As for the pay to play aspect, personally i don't find it that important. Unless you want a new gun, taunt or player design, its not really worth the money to upgrade anything.
    Ive noticed in the many games i've played that players as high as level 25 will still use the same class set up you're given at lvl one.
    I do think this game is worth more than the five i gave it, but until the bugs are fixed i'm unable to fully enjoy.
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  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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