Blacksite: Area 51 was released November 12, 2007 by Midway. The game was also developed by Midway.  Blacksite: Area 51 is a first person shooter.

This game uses disc checks and Securom, Macromedia, Starforce, Tagès and other protection systems are being rejected by Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10 for security reasons (KB3086255).

BlackSite: Area 51 features standard first-person shooter gameplay. It uses a regenerating health system; additionally the player’s character can absorb relatively large amounts of gunfire before dying. The game features 6 different weapons, however only 2 weapons can be carried at the same time.

The game also features the ability to use grenades and melee attacks. The game’s main weapon, the M4 carbine, has a reflex scope that can be aimed through for zooming in on distant targets.

The game lacks some of the features of a tactical shooter such as learning around corners. The game has been noted for its cynical political commentary, which challenges the often black and white viewpoint of many first person shooters with an unusually messy and nebulous situation.

The game starts in Iraq during the war hunting for weapons of mass destruction. This sets the tone while the player gets ready for Area 51.


The game also features a morale system, where squad morale increases as the player kills enemies or scores headshots, and decreases as the player takes damage or as squad mates are injured or incapacitated.

At high morale, squad mates fight much more effectively and can survive more damage, while at low morale they contribute much less to firefights, and are incapacitated much more easily.


  • Some objects are destructible
  • Pair of AI squad mates


There is a wide selection of weapons available in the game.

  • M4 Carbine with a EOTech attachment.
  • Heckler & Koch MK23 handgun
  • FGM-148 Javelin missile launcher
  • XM8 sniper variant
  • Energy shotgun
  • Plasma rifle