It only took a couple of releases for me to figure out Zombie Studios development cycle. The studio’s first major title, Blacklight Tango Down, did mediocrely as an indie-priced shooter. But Zombie’s rework and subsequent re-release as Blacklight Retribution turned the franchise into a Free-to-Play FPS powerhouse.Now Zombie Studios is at it again, taking elements from their second shooter, Special Forces: Team X, and giving the series a fresh coat of F2P.

The result is Phantom Army, a new third person shooter which trumpets its fluid movements, cover-based combat, and randomized arena layouts. Below sits the game’s teaser trailer:

Pretty nondescript right? The game seems to almost knowingly touch on our “hey this feels like TF2” bone. Also, why do they call these guys ‘phantoms’ if all they care about is the body count? Wouldn’t phantoms want to disappear and appear without being noticed? Seems like a huge body count would be grounds for drawing suspicious inquiries.

Interested players can signup for more information on the official teaser site now.

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.


  1. First look at the cover of the player “huh, counter strike?”.
    Then down to the comments, and my eyes catch GMA’s comment.. tf2 sucks? p_p lol’d ty.
    Then i watched the vid and indeed… does chew on tf2 bones allright, so basically those zombie guys checked some games took best parts and put them together in this game? or at least tried to, well, nothing new here, let’s see how that turned out.. if i even remember this games name by the time it’s out that is.


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