Blacksite: Area 51
  • Blacksite: Area 51

  • Xbox 360, Playstation 3
  • Published by Midway Games
  • French release: Available
X360, PS3, PC Wednesday, November 21, 2007 | 1:44 AM
Blacksite on the operating table

Midway sends us additional screenshots of its first person shooter Blacksite: Area 51 already available in the United States for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Europe will receive this game in a little bit more than a week (Nov. 30). The Half-Life resemblance is hard to miss, but it manages to keep an inch of originality which helps dissociate it from Valve's classic.

X360, PS3 Tuesday, October 23, 2007 | 2:03 PM
Images of Blacksite: Area 51

Midway releases four new images of Blacksite: Area 51. It's not groundbreaking graphics-wise, but the various interviews of Harvey Smith talking about the political content of the game - and Pipomantis' hysterical monologues, have rasen our interest for the game.

X360, PS3 Monday, October 22, 2007 | 10:55 AM
BlackSite Dev Diary

Midway released this developer diary of Blacksite: Area 51 unveiling a few of the various alien enemies.

X360, PS3 Friday, September 21, 2007 | 8:26 AM
Blacksite environments video

Harvey Smith, Executive Creative Director on Blacksite: Area 51 shares with us a few environments of the game via this rather long video.

X360, PS3 Wednesday, August 15, 2007 | 1:58 PM
Images of Blacksite

Midway releases six new images of Blacksite: Area 51, the not-really-a-sequel-of the sympathetic Area 51. Yeah, the screens are in a strange ratio, and yeah, it doesn't look mind-blowing, but with a little bit of luck, it could end up as a nice B-series FPS.

X360, PS3 Friday, July 13, 2007 | 5:43 AM
E3: Blacksite gameplay

Here comes a gameplay video of the Area 51's new generation sequel. It looks a lot better than last month's playable demo, even if the action didn't seem that frenetic in the portion of level we tried. Don't miss Pipomantis' impressions on his editor's blog !

X360, PS3 Thursday, July 5, 2007 | 2:36 PM
E3 starts early for Midway

Midway kickstarts E3 and sends us the E3 trailer of Blacksite: Area 51, along with 2 new images. I guess it's a good way not to be lost in the middle of hundreds of updates next week.

X360, PS3 Monday, June 18, 2007 | 6:14 PM
Images of Blacksite: Area 51

Midway releases 8 images of Blacksite. Some are nice, some are a bit messy. We'll wait a new playable demo (with a real level and some multiplayer) before expressing any opinion.

X360, PS3 Friday, May 11, 2007 | 4:05 PM
Video of Blacksite: Area 51 demo

Midway finally releases its internal Blacksite: Area 51 demo, which the press has been able to try for almost a year from now (and it shows in the framerate, that recalls the first games that used the UE3 before the release of Gears of War). The level is extremely short and you won't kill anything but a few aliens, but it's still very cinematic and teaches the basics of the gameplay. To be brief, it's more of a playable teaser than a demo.

X360, PS3 Saturday, January 27, 2007 | 4:10 PM
Blacksite: Area 51 images

Midway also released these seven images of Blacksite: Area 51, to be released this autumn on the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The game support online co-op, aswell as the normal online modes like Deathmatch and Capture the flag.
Update: First trailer added.

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