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Point Blank Review

By Lissabonfox | 26 March 2020
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Point Blank is an MMOFPS developed by Zepetto Studio and published by NCsoft in 2008.

  • Updating features
  • Mass PvP
  • Character customization
  • Story development

Point Blank Gameplay

Point Blank is a tactical first-person shooter. The gameplay is based on the tasks and matches that require quick reactions from the player. By completing the tasks and eliminating enemy teams, players acquire experience points that allow them to earn ranks and get access to perks and new weapons.

The plot of this MMOFPS is based on a confrontation between three sides - rebels, peacekeepers and dinosaurs. Playable hero isn’t associated with any party from the beginning, so that you're able to choose the faction directly before the match. The choice of the faction determines the awards which would be given for victory.

The character customization of Point Blank offers a variety of character skins that can be either earned or bought using real or in-game money. Each faction has multiple skins that are different from each other. Increasing the rank opens up newly available skins.

There are more than 140 units of weaponry in this MMOFPS, and it gets updated continually. Weapons are divided into three categories: firearms, steel arms and explosives. Functionally they can be either simple or extendible. Extendible weapons have additional features, such as better aiming, fast reloading, less recoil etc. Arms can be obtained from the game’s shop or via missions.

Besides taking part in matches, players of Point Blank have an opportunity to buy quests that are adapted for the game’s plot and mechanics. Quests usually imply fighting against mobs with specific skills, methods and difficulties. By raising the rank, players get new levels that open up more features and possibilities. They can also obtain a speciality that grants new abilities in the battle. You can choose one out of seven specialities: rifleman, hijacker, sniper, saboteur, machine gunner, engineer and demoman.

Point Blank supports a variability of classic game modes with different goals.

Match — a mode where you have to defeat a certain amount of players in an estimated period. In case of death, they get resurrected in a few seconds after. This is one of the quickest modes of the game.

Elimination — a mode similar to the Match but with no ressurection after death. Winning this kind of match gives more experience points and medals as it takes more skill.

Plant the Bomb — a classic gameplay mode that requires one of the teams to plant the explosives and protect it, and the other one to try to defuse it.

Destruction — a mode where team must destroy the enemy’s object while protecting their own.

Defence — a mode where rebels must try to capture the object of peacekeepers while they are defending it.

Escape — a match against dinosaurs. Human players must flight the battlefield while dinosaurs are trying to keep them from doing it.

Slaughterhouse — a mode that combines Escape and Match and also involves dinosaurs. These battles are held on the maps of Matches but follow the rules of Escape.

Point Blank also features a few additional modes that are based on the weapons used during the match. It can be either a shotgun, a sniper rifle or a fistfight. Fistfights are held without using any weapons.

One of the unique features of this MMOFPS is a system of clan wars. Players are accepted in clans based on their rank and perks. Clan wars open new maps and levels that can be used in matches and winning the clan wars grants new weapons and perks that can help in battle.

Point Blank System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 512 MB
  • Graphics Card: DirectX 9.0
  • CPU: Pentium 4 2,0 GHz
  • File Size: 1,5 GB
  • OS: Windows XP / 7

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Graphics Card: DirectX 9.0
  • CPU: Pentium 4 3,0 GHz
  • File Size: 1,5 GB
  • OS: Windows 7 / 10