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GF Rating
5.6

5902 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Not a fully polished game, but I had fun

posted by MisfitToy (TEMPE, AZ) Nov 24, 2007

Member since Feb 2006

60 out of 66 gamers (91%) found this review helpful

As my title states, I couldn't help feeling these two things pass through my mind. I have a friend who would be asking me about the game because he was interested in buying it. All I could come to throughout was that it wasn't the greatest game, but I still had fun. And isn't fun what we should have in a video game?

Worth a rental? Absolutely. Worth purchasing? Well, maybe. I wouldn't mind owning the game some day as it does have a "vibe" about it that I haven't gotten from other games. For one, the music and the sound effects are great. Probably the standout thing to me. And sound is a big deal to someone like myself.

Graphically the game is so so. At times it's really great, like the "demo" level that we've played on LIVE. But throughout the game it can be hit and miss. I never really ran into any real glitching or hiccups, so that is notable. The game is totally playable.

For the most part the game is pretty even with it's difficulty, save one part where you face a boss 3/4 of the way through the game. He is a beast...and really not that fun when you've died 10 times and you need to sit through those load screens EVERY time you start over. And some of the checkpoints start back a little too far. Like...oh, I get to walk for a minute, then open this door...then die. Wonderful. If you can't tell, I hate wasted time with bad checkpoints. Not the worst, but not always the best.

Now, back to gameplay. Yes, I had fun. And I think you will too if you give it a chance. The gun shooting is fun and the enemies are somewhat challenging. The story can play out kind of interesting, though parts of it (mainly the very ending) is sort of lame. Its like it just sort of ends......

The only other thing is that and there is no real mention of Area 51...ANYWHERE...so I have no idea why this is called Blacksite: Area 51. Much untold, which is annoying for those who like story...and explanations, like me. Otherwise...a fun rental.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Blacksite Area 51

posted by Indisposed (SALEM, VA) Aug 10, 2010

Member since Aug 2010

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Plays pretty good ,has a decent storyline, pretty good graphics and detail.Only complant is the game's movement isn't always fluent.Kinda lags alittle.Shooting enemies is a pain from a distance but they go down quick when you hit them.Close range combat and being able to shoot many different enemies is where this game really shine's in my opinion

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

black site area 51

posted by snipsey (STERLING, MA) Jun 25, 2010

Member since Jun 2010

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Black site area 51 has a below average game play. The story is well above averge. All I can say is the game should have more aliens and less reborn. If your going to make a seqeuel I would look into some reveiws.

- snipsey

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