Enjoy some free shooter action with Blacklight Retribution

The last couple of years has seen a dramatic increase in the number of free to play games available for PC gamers across a wide range of different genres. Traditionally, free to play titles were basic affairs with little or no depth, poor presentation qualities and very little replayability, but more recent titles like Blacklight Retribution have completely turned those preconceptions on their head.

Developed by Zombie Studios and published by Perfect World, Blacklight Retribution is a free to play first person shooter that is almost indistinguishable from a full price retail product. Such is the quality of the game's production values that it has already build up a huge user base, despite only launching in its final form in April of 2012.

An entirely multiplayer online title, Blacklight Retribution doesn't offer any single player campaign, unlike the majority of other shooters available these days. While there is a training mode, it's mostly there to allow you to get to grips with the game's mechanics and control system.

Once you've figured everything out and decided to jump into a game, there are a wide range of different game types available for you to choose from, such as classics like Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, King of the Hill and Domination. Anyone who has played a modern day shooter will no doubt be familiar with each of these game types, so there should be very little time needed to adjust.

There are also plenty of maps for you to explore, ranging from small, intimate affairs which are ideal for high octane, fast pace kill fests, to larger maps that require a much more tactical approach in order to succeed.

With over one million registered players, Blacklight Retribution is one of the most popular online free to play shooters available right now, and thanks to the variety of different game play modes and maps, there's more than enough on offer to rival many full priced titles.

If you'd like to try it out for yourself, you can download the game from blacklight.perfectworld.com.

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