User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)


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Sgt. J. Keller is a Black Op and he has just failed his operation - badly. He has been incarcerated and is interrogated to reveal his mission and to find out what went wrong. The player goes through Keller's failed operation in eight areas, wasting enemy soldiers and trying to stay alive. There are primary and secondary objectives, such as reaching a rendezvous point and gathering intel.

Black is a traditional first-person shooter with variety of weapons and interactive scenery - interactive meaning destructible in this case. Enemy soldiers can be killed by destroying a nearby fuel tank for example, and weak shelter, like a wooden fence, can be shot to pieces in order to expose the enemy.

The game can be played in four difficulty levels: easy, normal, hard, and black ops. In easy mode, only the primary objective is required. In normal and hard modes, some of the secondary objectives are required. In black ops mode - unlocked after completing the game on hard - all objectives must be reached. New weapons are also unlocked after finishing a level.


Black PlayStation 2 Cars explode when you shoot at them.
Black PlayStation 2 This building got rid of its windows.
Black Xbox Going for a sneaky head shot.
Black PlayStation 2 Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "黑煞" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Feelings Are Dumb; I Just Wanna Blow Sh*t Up Xbox ET2600 (16)
Lots of strange design decisions make this visually and aurally impressive game a flawed one. PlayStation 2 Joel Segerbäck (575)
Sad, sweaty gun porn. Xbox AkibaTechno (228)
A very good FPS with lots of destructive capabilities and lots of weapons. PlayStation 2 Aphelion (2)
One of the best FPS on the PS2... PlayStation 2 Kid Fraser (13)

The Press Says

Game Chronicles Xbox Mar 14, 2006 9.2 out of 10 92
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Mar 13, 2006 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Apr, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Xboxdynasty (XD) Xbox Mar 27, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
VGPub Xbox 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
JustPressPlay Xbox May 02, 2007 8 out of 10 80 PlayStation 2 Apr 20, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Mar 19, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
1UP PlayStation 2 Feb 23, 2006 7 out of 10 70 Xbox Feb 23, 2006 13 out of 20 65


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1001 Video Games

Black appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
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