When most gamers here the phrase “Free-to-play,” heads are usually shaken and faces are definitely palmed. Once in a great while, however, there comes a free-to-play game that is that actually is free to play. Blacklight: Retribution is one of the few games that not only costs you nothing to enjoy, but is also damn fun to play in the process – and now, it’s as easy as downloading it from the Steam store (for FREE).
From Andy Kipling, Executive Producer at Zombie Studios:
“We couldn’t be more excited with the upcoming release of Blacklight: Retribution on Steam. With millions of active users daily, Steam has become the premiere digital distribution service around the world. As the Free-to-Play market grows, we continue to explore new methods for our fans to play our games, and bringing Blacklight: Retribution to Steam was a no brainer. Working with Valve to bring Blacklight: Retribution to Steam was extremely easy. We added support for Steam Achievement and Stats to Blacklight: Retribution, and a number of in-game items especially for Steam users.”
While Blacklight doesn’t yet have an official Steam release date set, be sure to check it out when it comes out. If you’re getting tired of mainstream shooters like Battlefield and Call of Duty, Blacklight: Retribution offers a welcome breath of fresh air. While it doesn’t introduce anything particularly revolutionary to the FPS genre, it offers an incredible amount of customization to weapons, loadouts, and characters.
The weapon system features dozens of weapons with a surprising amount of attachments, allowing for hundreds of customizable options. The character creation is similarly in-depth, giving players several different armor types, abilities, and accessories. Similar to the CoD method, armor and weapon upgrades are purchased with in-game currency, again, all of which costs no real money.
Also, there are mechs.
Check out the trailer and gameplay after the jump, and be sure to pay the price of cheap-as-free when Blacklight: Retribution comes out on Steam.