Beta Unblocked: Blacklight: Retribution’s Open Beta

Another game that’s gone through the retail meat grinder and come out as a tasty free-to-play sausage is Blacklight: Retribution. I’ve heard good things about Zombie Studio’s multiplayer FPS, but I’ve been kept from the abattoir by a big sign that said “Closed: BETA!”. Aside from the questionable typography, it kept me at arm’s length. Well now we get to see how the gaming sausage is made as Blacklight: Retribution is going “Open: BETA!” on February the 27th. Let’s have a peek at how the game’s looking, via the magic of Flash-based video.

This is how you capture a hardsuit, which you’ll be able to freely do at the end of the month. Now if you’ll excuse me, I just talked myself into a breakfast of free-to-play sausages.


  1. Anthile says:

    Hm, trailer reminds me of the FEAR series. Also, I had scrambled eggs with mushrooms on toast for breakfast. It was delicious.

    • PoulWrist says:

      Skipping breakfast is good for you.

    • Bluepixie says:

      Crumpets and poached eggs for me.

      Played the original and thought it was an uninspired if functional shooter. This looks much the same.

    • Alexander Norris says:

      PoulWrist: what? That is the exact opposite of the truth. Breakfast is the least healthy meal to skip.

    • Koozer says:

      I concur on this breakfast-based assertion of necessity.

  2. Prime says:

    [reads image alt-text]

    Never mind his kneepads, that’s some mightily impressive robo-junk on display there! Look how it catches the light…

  3. tomeoftom says:

    Looks like NeoTokyo with no taste. :( man, I miss that mod.

    • tomeoftom says:

      …and, of course, this game will not have Ed Harrison.

    • Dhatz says:

      that thing should have been famous, but wasnt. is it dreally discontinued?

    • adammtlx says:

      I listen to the Neotokyo soundtrack every day in my car. It’s so fucking amazing I want to cry every time. Ed Harrison is a god.

  4. pmh says:

    I still have 2 closed beta keys from the IGN Prime promo if anyone wants to play before it goes open. Just shoot me a PM in the forums and I’ll send them over later in the day. If more than 2 people PM me, I’ll pick 2 at random.

  5. Dezztroy says:

    Been in the closed beta for a while. It’s an alright game I suppose. The fact there are only NA servers severely hinders my enjoyment though.

  6. MonkeyMonster says:

    entertaining… burn them out then steal :D mwahahahahahaha.

    Mmmm sausages.

  7. Suits says:

    Punkbuster breaks the game for over half of the people wanting to try the game -_-

  8. Lemming says:

    Lemming’s thought process:

    1. “I’ve never heard of this”

    2. “Oooh look at that screen shot! modern Heavy Gear type game!”

    3. “Oh wait, no it isn’t”.

    4. :(

  9. misterT0AST says:

    awww… For a minute there I thought this would be a new Exteel. I miss that game.

  10. Shortwave says:

    I tried really hard to dig the beta, but I wasn’t feeling it.
    But that was WAAAAAY long ago so I’m gunna’ jump in again tomorrow and see what’s up.

  11. Lev Astov says:

    Thanks a lot, RPS, now Google and Youtube in particular won’t stop advertising breakfast sausages at me. This is making me hungry.