Cert: 16+
Platform(s): XBOX360, PS3, PC
Genre: First-person shooter

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Midway are the most hit-and-miss games developers I have ever had the pleasure (and utter displeasure) of sampling. Earlier this month, they gave us Unreal Tournament 3 - not the greatest shooter ever, but a decent effort with buckets of online potential.

Now, using the same game engine (the Unreal Engine), they give us Blacksite. A game engine is essentially the heart of a game: with a good one you should get good graphics, good sound and good rendering. Blacksite has none of these.

It is an absolute disgrace that a game made on the same engine as the well-put-together Unreal could be this nasty. I continually ground my teeth as load screens slowed down, and as background, foreground and even teammates bounced around the poorly-created levels. Not once during the time I spent playing this did I enjoy myself.

The game: I dunno, you're in Nevada, something about alien technology, limited squad-based play, yada yada. Forget it.

: 1/5
Gameplay: 1/5
Replay Value: 0/5
Overall rating: 0.5/5

Review by Eamonn Cleary