Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 44
  2. Negative: 7 out of 44
  1. Blacklight: Tango Down is a good, cheap multiplayer shooter for the budget-minded gamer looking for a change of pace.
  2. Blacklight Tango Down delivers stunning graphics, hundreds of ways to customize your character, 12 multiplayer maps with more mulitplayer modes, plus innovative ranking and upgrading systems.
  3. 81
    The triple-A quality graphics and slick, speedy multiplayer action brings a new level of polish to Xbox Live Arcade.
  4. 80
    If you fancy shooting people in your games, Blacklight: Tango Down will likely be a fun diversion from whatever AAA shooter you normally play.
  5. The maps are all well designed with plenty of places to pop behind for the numerous short-range firefights that are bound to take place.
  6. If you enjoy GRAW, Modern Warfare II, or any other quality FPS for that matter, then give this game a shot.
  7. This new FPS by Zombie Studios is enthralling, original and frenetic: a different shooter with a good online mode, even if partly ruined by campers.
  8. Blacklight Tango Down is one of the most impressive downloadable game to date. Smooth and deep gameplay mechanics for a low price are a good combo for every player. We hope that Zombie Studios will continue to support this funny experience.
  9. Blacklight Tango Down is one of the best looking XBLA titles to hit the marketplace and players will find that it may even surpass some retail games they have previously bought.
  10. You're getting great value here for only $15. There are definitely a lot of simple tweaks that could have been made to make this a must buy, but you're still getting your moneys worth, especially if you're already an FPS addict.
  11. That all being said though, Blacklight: Tango Down is a quite solid shooter that combines entertaining gameplay with some unique features and throws it all together into a commendable multiplayer package.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 67 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Feb 28, 2013
    7
    The game is fun. However, its sequel, Blacklight Retribution, is FAR ahead of it, plus Blacklight Retribution is free, and has a very HIGH,The game is fun. However, its sequel, Blacklight Retribution, is FAR ahead of it, plus Blacklight Retribution is free, and has a very HIGH, playerbase, unlike Blacklight Tango Down did. Full Review »
  2. Aug 26, 2013
    6
    Blacklight: Tango Down's main draw is the customizable weapons, which would be pretty awesome... if any of the attachments amounted toBlacklight: Tango Down's main draw is the customizable weapons, which would be pretty awesome... if any of the attachments amounted to anything. Other than that, it's a fairly basic online FPS with clichéd story, ranks, level unlocks, different game modes, some varied (but boring) maps, and a single-player mode that nobody cares about. There are far better FPS games on the 360, but there are far worse, too. Full Review »
  3. Nov 24, 2011
    0
    BlackLight: Tango Down is hand down, the worst first person shooter I've ever played. Something to mention before I start the actual review isBlackLight: Tango Down is hand down, the worst first person shooter I've ever played. Something to mention before I start the actual review is that BlackLight: Tango Down plays worse than Modern Warfare 2, and trust me, that's saying something. The Graphics are muddy, poorly done, and hard to look at, even though it's using the unreal engine. The weapon customization is superb, but most of the attachments are useless, and the weapons are balanced so badly that the only weapon you'll ever need is the SMG. The maps are claustrophobic, poorly made, and promote spawn camping, and due to the graphical issues I mentioned above, make it hard to see where you're going. The amount of spawn camping found in this game is horrendously common, and it's exceedingly rare to find a game without spawn camping. Overall, I'd avoid it. Go for something else. Full Review »