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Blacksite Area 51 (PC)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Blacksite Area 51 (PC). The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PC Games for all reviews. Reviews about the multi player mode and action are mixed. Many are negative about the AI and single player gameplay.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Blacksite Area 51 (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Ken "ZeroTolerance" McKown (

Blacksite: Area 51


In the ten years since its inception Midway Area 51 franchise has elevated from a archetypal arcade light gun game to a solid first-person shooter. The tradition continues with the...

Game Play Is Superb ; Visuals Truly Impress ; Abduction Is A Nice Twist On Traditional Multi-Player

Nothing Really Stands Out ; Campaign Is Disappointingly Short ; Squad AI Can Be Brainless At Times

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Jared Black (

Blacksite: Area 51


A few of the game’s scenarios are unique and challenging ; Good enemy design

Heavy-handed commentary on the Iraq war that fails to produce any meaningful or insightful commentary ; Squad-based gameplay is largely nonsensical ; A technical mess – bad framerate problems, tearing, and other graphical glitches ; Poor level design...

I didn’t even go into detail about the multiplayer aspect of Blacksite: Area 51, because it honestly doesn’t matter. The single-player experience is weak, and Blacksite’s relatively generic online modes certainly aren’t worth the cost of admission...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Tom Chick (

BlackSite: Area 51 (PC)


Around the midpoint of BlackSite: Area 51, you fight a generic boss monster who begins to spawn smaller monsters. Your burly comic relief sidekick says, "Aw, hell, it's crapping out those octopus dog things!" This is perhaps BlackSite's most insightful...

This review was based on a retail copy provided by the publisher.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Justin Last (

BlackSite: Area 51


The Area 51 series started in arcades as an on-rails light gun game, and that influence shows in Blacksite's level design and light story. The primary focuses of this game are quick fights, interesting looking enemies, and one-shot mechanics that are...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Zkylon (

Blacksite: Area 51


Trusty M4

The way Blacksite gets you to do the killing is simply put, fast paced. For instance, weapons aren’t nearly as varied as the enemies. Like it or not, Blacksite almost forces you to use the reliable M4A1 rifle, that will accompany you from start to...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : JP_Hurh (

Blacksite: Area 51 Review for the XBOX360


It came from outer space. . . and all it got was this lousy game.

An attempt at political satire; Feels like classic shooters of yesteryear

In bad ways; Bland, unresponsive multiplayer; Wall glitches; Few weapons; No aliens

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Ed Ransbottom (

Blacksite: Area 51 Review


Blacksite: Area 51 is the latest first person shooter from Midway, publishers of the acclaimed Unreal games and also the forgettable Hour of Victory. I'd love to tell you that Blacksite would tide you over until UT3 graces Xbox 360 systems everywhere,...

About 35% of the campaign will be spent in a vehicle, usually a military Hummer or a Helicopter. Typically you will be in the driver’s seat, but in the second mission you man the turret as an NPC drives through a maze-like refinery. Most annoyingly,...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Robert Cram (

Blacksite: Area 51 Review:


Blacksite: Area 51 Review Xbox 360. Blacksite: Area 51 is a first person shooter set in modern times. As part of a special forces unit sent to Iraq, you play as Pierce, a likely hero who alongside a team of two others is tasked with saving Amer...

Blacksite: Area 51 is a decent game overall, however it feels like a game that is a shooter by numbers; offering very little that we've not seen before in other games. I'm confident that you'll find enjoyment within the first play through, but beyond...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : David Craddock (

Blacksite: Area 51


Yet another forgettable FPS

The graphics ; Laughing at the A.I ; Deathmatch with friends

Terrible AI ; Uninspired design ; Paying full price

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Andrew Giese (

BlackSite: Area 51 Game Review - PC


You're a thorough gamer who not only wants to beat the game on all difficulty levels, but play online extensively as well

The main campaign is 6 hours or less, and the dossiers which act like hidden packages can all be found in one or two play-throughs

Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

Blacksite: Area 51, developed by Midway Studios Austin, is a next-generation game that will redefine the first person shooter (FPS) genre. While other FPS titles claim to feature "action-packed, highly realistic gameplay", Blacksite: Area 51 takes next-gen gaming to an all-new level integrating cutting edge technology, game design and story writing to create the ultimate entertainment experience. The player's modern-day emotions and fears are driven into a world charged with grave responsibility affecting lives hanging in the balance and eventually finding him torn between his professional orders and his own ethical standards. In the end, only the actions of the player and his squad can shape the outcome of Blacksite: Area 51 during this potentially pivotal moment in history.


Elements:Action - first person shooter
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
Max Number of Players:10
Online Play: Yes
PEGI Content Descriptors:PEGI Online / Violence
PEGI Rating:16+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ab 16 Jahren gem


Manufacturer:Midway Games
Model:Area 51
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Blacksite


Package Type:Retail


Distribution Media:DVD-ROM
Game Console Compatibility:PC
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP