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Fade to Black (DOS)

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5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

Fade to Black is the sequel to Flashback: the Quest for Identity. The player takes control of Conrad, the hero from Flashback who has been imprisoned by his old enemy, the Morphs. Gaining the trust and assistance of the mysterious Ancients, Conrad must fight off the Morph invasion, not knowing whom he can trust.

The game uses fully polygonal graphics for both character models and environment. The camera changes angles depending on the location of the player character, similar to the Alone in the Dark series. Conrad can use various weapons to eliminate the enemies and will also have to solve some puzzles on the way. He can not, however, perform as many moves as in Flashback; he can't climb or jump, and the only way he can potentially avoid being shot by enemies is by ducking.

Screenshots

Fade to Black DOS Alien enemy
Fade to Black DOS With some nice moves, you can check if there's a surprise awaiting you behind some corner.
Fade to Black DOS In-game inventory panel.
Fade to Black DOS Spider

Alternate Titles

  • "Project Morphs" -- Early working title
  • "Flashback 3D" -- Informal title
  • "Crossfire " -- Working title

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User Reviews

a worthy FlashBack sequel and a TombRaider predecessor Boston Low (92) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

The Press Says

PC Attack Oct, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Coming Soon Magazine Jan 13, 1996 89 out of 100 89
PC Games (Germany) Sep, 1995 87 out of 100 87
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score Dec, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Power Play Sep, 1995 74 out of 100 74
GameSpot May 01, 1996 7.1 out of 10 71
PC Player (Germany) Sep, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

Death

The game has over a dozen different deaths for our intrepid hero, ranging from simple "getting shot", to "ejected into vacuum", to "melted by a Morph blob", to "zapped by electro-barriers", to "chomped by the tentacle", and much more.

Demo

According to the website, was "Internet Top demo download for ten consecutive weeks."

Packaging

Packaged in an briefcase shaped box.

Information also contributed by Kasey Chang

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DrCat (9) added Fade to Black (DOS) on Jan 15, 2001
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