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Aliens are Coming!,
This review is from: Blacksite: Area 51 (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
If there is one genre that the 360 does not suffer a lack of it is the First Person Shooter (FPS). On a console that contains such classics as `Half Life 2', `Bioshock' and `Halo 3' (to name but three) anything short of excellent is shot down in flames and this is what happened to `Blacksite' on its release. Immediately pigeon holed as not good enough people choice to ignore it, but this is a shame as there is a reasonable game here. `Blacksite' will win no awards, but of the other FPSs out there it is amongst the better ones. You take the role of a solider that has been sent into Redneck America to uncover the strange goings on. It seems that aliens have invaded and you must get to the root of the problem.
`Blacksite' is like any other FPS; the controls are solid as is the gun fire. There are a varied enough number of enemies to keep it interesting and the banter between you and the other soldiers in your group is decent. There is the basic ability to send your men into battle first before you which is interesting too. However, nothing goes above acceptable and it makes the game average. The story mode is a little short and the battles slightly uninspiring. This is a game that can now be picked up at a cheaper price and I think £15 or so is perfectly an acceptable price to pay. Average, but fun.