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Blacklight: Retribution (Windows)

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Blacklight: Retribution is the sequel to Blacklight: Tango Down. Like its predecessor, it is a first-person shooter focused solely on online multiplayer, but this time, it's available under a free-to-play business model. It is set in the same futuristic universe as the first game. Players can compete in various game modes like Team Deathmatch, Domination, Capture the Flag, Kill Confirmed etc. in private or public online matches.

Already featured in the first game, the Hyper Reality Visor (HRV) highlights enemies and other important things on your HUD and even let's you see through walls. But it is only usable for a limited amount of time and needs to recharge after use. Additionally, special grenades can disrupt the HRV's use. A level-based ranking system was also retained from the predecessor. Among the new features are Weapon Depots and Hardsuits: The former supply ammunition, heavy weapons and health at the cost of Combat Points (CP), which are earned during gameplay. The latter are heavily armed exoskeletons, which can be controlled by players. They are very hard to destroy using the standard arsenal, but the HRV can reveal weak points.

Weapons and equipment are extensively customizable: There are several basic weapon models called receivers, like pistol or assault rifle. By adding or changing specific components like barrel, optic sight, magazine or muzzle, players can create their own custom firearms. As an alternative, players may also buy pre-configured weapons (called Premades). Both weapon parts for customization and pre-made guns are obtained at the in-game marketplace, which offers body armor and other items as well. Two in-game currencies can be used: GP and ZEN. GP is slowly earned by playing, whereas ZEN can be bought with real money. So players wanting a certain item can either spend time playing until they gather enough GP, or they may buy ZEN and get the item immediately.

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Blacklight: Retribution Windows Just got killed
Blacklight: Retribution Windows The blue ring indicates reloading progress
Blacklight: Retribution Windows A Hardsuit
Blacklight: Retribution Windows Weapon customization

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ComputerGames.ro May 04, 2012 90 out of 100 90
IGN Apr 14, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
Canadian Online Gamers Network Jul 09, 2012 85 out of 100 85
ZTGameDomain Apr 26, 2012 8 out of 10 80
INC Gamers Jul 20, 2012 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Jul 29, 2012 78 out of 100 78
Meristation May 04, 2012 7.8 out of 10 78
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 05, 2012 15 out of 20 75
Multiplayer.it Apr 30, 2012 7.5 out of 10 75
Metro.co.uk Jul 15, 2012 5 out of 10 50

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lethal_guitar (617) added Blacklight: Retribution (Windows) on Jul 04, 2012
Other platforms contributed by Caelestis (3934)