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- Online Multiplayer Modes: A wide variety fo traditional online modes, such as Death Match, Team Death Match and Capture the Flag, as well as, all-new unique modes created specifically for BlackSite: Area 51.
- One Button Squad Commands: Command your troops to perform a variety fo actions, including planting C-4 to blow doors, sniping enemies in guard towers, or taking control of vehicles - all with one click of a button.
- Incredibly Realistic, Fully Interactive World: From the war-torn streets of Iraq to small town USA, you'll need to use strategic cover points as you blow away your enemies in huge levels where nearly everything you see is destructible.
- As squad commander Aeran Pierce, you lead soldiers who respond to your every order. Lead well and they¿ll rally behind you when the enemy brings the fight, but waver and morale will sink fast, affecting their will to fight.
- Compatible with Windows XP & Vista
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Top Customer Reviews
Tactics? What tactics? Giving squad orders had never been considered tactics - why should we start now? No, this is in no way a tactical game. Save that description for, say, DEUS EX or even the RAINBOW SIX series.
Moreover, your squad-members respawning subtracts substantially from the game's immersion factor. On the other hand, the enemy AI is quite high. You still can pretty much finish the game by rushing head-first, but the game makes you work - and pay - for it.
Although not cutting edge, the graphics are very nice, the lighting and shadows realistic and the environments and objects are almost all interactive (BLACKSITE-AREA 51 shares the same environment-interaction routines with a much better game, STRANGEHOLD - if you like check out my review on it as well). The conspiracy brewing atmosphere is successfully conveyed - and the weather effects add another nice touch.
On the other hand, the enemy designs they managed to fumble. The aliens are a collection of a mix of poorly developed and, let's say, older ideas.
Do you remember the HALFLIFE crabs? Check.
Do you recall HALFLIFE-2 antlions? Check (only with more horns and with firepower - and a mine that pops out when left for dead).
Do you remember the coffee&nicotine-addicted aliens in MEN IN BLACK? Check (only larger and meaner).
Do you remember the big bug-tank in STARSHIP TROOPERS? Check (only more segmented).
What finally tipped the scale against this game, however, was the poor quality control: clipping was too widespread, stuttering too frequent and freezing unavoidable.Read more ›
The first thing you'll notice is that it has remarkably good graphics, even by today's standards. It may not be like Crysis, but it's still competitive with much of what's out there today.
Overall, this game is very typical of the genre of games that fall into the same category as HalfLife 2. Not quite as sophisticated, but it still has some surprising effects, fairly good weapons, creative monsters, and nicely rendered scenery.
Before I started playing, I installed one patch (1.2 I think) and I had zero technical problems with the game. There was one instance where the team members couldn't manage to get through a doorway which they had to go through to continue the game. I restarted from the very recent checkpoint and the problem was gone. No other issues at all. The game ran smoothly with everything set to max on my 3GHz Core 2 duo, 4 GB RAM, and dual SLI-linked 8800GTS 512 GPUs. I'm running Vista x64. It has a long list of screen resolutions and aspect ratios, so it will probably adapt to whatever your graphics capabilities are.
It doesn't have user invoked saves. It saves at "checkpoints" which happen frequently enough that you won't find yourself playing for 20 minutes just to get killed and have to start over again. I played on the middle difficulty setting which is called "HARD".Read more ›
BlackSite, Area 51 is one of those "Unable to stop Playing" games. Graphics are terrific if your computer is fast enough and
will handle the game. Mine will and the game is great.
I recommend Amazon and also recommend to game.
If your native res is 1280x720, and the only thing you expect from a shooter is shooting, go ahead. Otherwise, don't.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The game does not work on windows 8.1, you will need xp or vista only.Published 3 months ago by Zarian Zoolander
a good solid game graphics still pretty good,cool weapons and story,voice acting done well.a well rounded story.ran very smooth really enjoyed it will definetly play againPublished 19 months ago by guydodge
this game is not bad for the price, nothing to write home about. but not bad. what more is there to sayPublished on May 5, 2014 by pfontenot000
Do not buy this game at any price. This game is not playable due to the horrible frame rate and poor mouse controls. Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by Evan Fleishman