Game details

Game:
Blacklight Retribution
AKA
Genre:
Shooter
Sub Genre:
First Person
Release Date (US):
November 15th, 2013
Release Date (UK):
November 29th, 2013
Players:
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
Zombie Studios
Publisher:
Sony Computer Entertainment
Rating:
RP [Rating Pending]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS4:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
The free-to-play PC FPS is coming to PlayStation 4 as the console's first free-to-play game. Take on friends and enemies with a wide variety of high-tech weapons and gear in cyperpunk settings that break new visual ground.

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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.

We like

  • Balanced gameplay
  • Tight controls
  • A plethora of customization

We dislike

  • Lag can be an issue
  • Unreal Engine starting to show its age
  • No lifetime stats

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Back in 1999, a free-to-play beta was released on PC that bucked the trend of AAA first-person shooters. Counter-Strike only went on to become the most popular FPS for years on PC. Blacklight: Retribution reminds me of Counter-Strike in many ways. Zombie Studios is attempting to carve out its own space in a very elite shooter landscape by providing an alternative for gamers to the big-budget annualized shooters just like CS di...

Blacklight Retribution News

  • Blacklight: Retribution beta ends, launches on PS4 next week with major update

    Zombie Studios has confirmed that the beta phase for the PlayStation 4 version of the free-to-play shooter Blacklight: Retribution is coming to an end, with the game due to launch on Tuesday June 24, 2014. Blacklight: Retribution has been in the beta phase since November, but the full release of th...

  • Blacklight: Retribution on PS4 update includes new mode and maps

    Zombie Studios released a patch for the PlayStation 4 Blacklight: Retribution beta with a host of new content earlier today. A new Onslaught game mode is Blacklight’s version of a four-player Horde Mode. Players will face waves of enemies and it “will force you to adapt as the threat ch...

  • Blacklight: Retribution hits PS4 in Europe today

    Zombie Studios’ FPS Blacklight: Retribution hits PlayStation 4 in Europe today following a brief delay. The free-to-play blaster was originally pencilled in as a launch title for Sony’s new home console, though was pushed back until today’s PlayStation Store update. As such, exp...

  • PS4 dev kit interface showcased in Blacklight demo

    In a live stream demo of its upcoming shooter Blacklight: Retribution, Zombie Studios also showcased parts of the PlayStation 4’s user interface. Streamed exclusively on 1337LoungeLive.com and featuring studio director studio director Jared Gerritze, the following video was captured during th...

  • Blacklight: Retribution on PS4 confirmed for Gamescom

    The PlayStation 4 version of Blacklight: Retribution will be showcased at Gamescom later this month, Zombie Studios has announced. Originally released on the PC, Blacklight: Retribution has drummed up over two million users worldwide, and was announced for Sony’s next-generation console ear...

  • Sony is 'in to win with PS4,' says Zombie Studios

    The head of Zombie Studios has praised Sony’s efforts with the PlayStation 4, saying the hardware giant has been ‘very, very proactive’ in its relationship with the developer. The comments come following the announcement of Zombie Studios’ Blacklight: Retribution, a free-t...

  • Free-to-play FPS Blacklight Retribution coming to PS4

    Announced moments ago at the 2013 Game Developer's Conference, Zombie Studios will self-publish hit PC first-person-shooter Blacklight Retribution on PlayStation 4. The PS4 port of Blacklight Retribution is being made possible by PlayStation's Pub Fund, a financial support structure that enables st...

Blacklight Retribution Features

  • Blacklight: Retribution PS4 hands-on with new maps and 'Onslaught' mode

    The first patch is finally out for the Blacklight: Retribution beta, supplying numerous additions to the game. As the resident advocate for Blacklight at PlayStation Universe, I dive into this patch and give you the lowdown on what’s new, what works, and what doesn’t work. The first thi...

  • Zombie Studios: Shining light on the PS4

    What if I told you that Zombie Studios would be a key developer for the PlayStation 4 within its launch window? Blacklight: Retribution was part of the opening salvo of free-to-play games on the PS4. The ambitious Daylight is the first Unreal Engine 4 game to come to PS4 and it looks as scary as it...

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