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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.


Fade to Black DOS Red dot on the yellow circle shows from where is someone targeting you.
Fade to Black DOS Reloading your gun after spending a few bullets on a bot (those we saw in "Flashback" as 2d platform sprites).
Fade to Black DOS Spider
Fade to Black DOS Waking up from cryonic sleep, just to get captured by the Morphs (Intro)

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Alternate Titles

  • "遁入黑暗" -- Chinese spelling (Simplified)
  • "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 (93) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

Pelit Sep, 1995 94 out of 100 94
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 1995 90 out of 100 90
PC Attack Oct, 1995 90 out of 100 90
PC Multimedia & Entertainment Oct, 1995 88 out of 100 88
PC Games (Germany) Sep, 1995 87 out of 100 87
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
Score Oct, 1995 5 out of 10 50


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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.


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


Packaged in an briefcase shaped box.

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DrCat (12) added Fade to Black (DOS) on Jan 15, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Grant McLellan (624)