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Fade to Black (DOS)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

a worthy FlashBack sequel and a TombRaider predecessor Boston Low (93) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (19 votes) 3.3

The Press Says

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PC Attack
On the whole, though, FtB with its bizarre 'n' twisted aliens, freaky scenery, funky weapons and all manner of delicious sound effects, is one arsingly good game. Yeah, so in the end it's the same old search/kill/puzzle routine like a million or so other platform games, but when it's as superbly done as this, who cares? It contains the karma we crave.
Coming Soon Magazine
Three dimensional Flashback has finally arrived; thank you to Delphine Software International for making this dream a reality. As I first saw the hero in Fade to Black (Conrad), it immediately occured to me that he was the same man that I had seen in Flashback because of the color of the jacket, pants and, of course, the running shoes that he was wearing. I am sure that many Flashback fans were waiting for the three dimensional version; well, it is here now and it will carry on the legend of the classical Flashback!
PC Games (Germany)
Wenn Sie das Spiel so beherrschen - und das dauert zugegebenermaßen einige Stunden - dann macht es auch richtig Spaß! Dann kommt es auf, das oft zitierte James Bond-Feeling: einer gegen alle, und das mit unendlich viel Munition.
High Score
Spelstilen är en lyckad blandning av Alone in the Dark och Doom, och det här är ett av få spel som kan ge spelaren något som liknar rädsla och nervositet. När en dörr stängs med ett väsande snurrar man runt med pistolen i högsta hugg och hjärtat i halsgropen.
World Village (Gamer's Zone)
The standard moves are all contained within the keypad. You can move forward, peek around corners, back up, duck, and jump all with the pad. Once you get used to it, it becomes easy and you'll be ducking and firing like a pro. The video clips that tie the storyline and the game together are wonderfully done. I really felt as though I were part of a movie. The clips showing the various ways you can die (and there are many) are fascinating to watch. These clips add to the experience, and do not detract in any way from the game like some other games do. And you can review all of these video clips at any time with the playback feature. Great storyline, better than average play and some wonderful video clips provide a fantastic experience in gaming. I hope that Electronic Arts continues with this idea of gaming, for it would surely benefit the industry.
Power Play
Warum muß es immer 3D sein? „Flashback“ und „Another World“ machten bereits als zweidimensionale Action-Abenteuer eine derart gute Figur, daß man diese „Alone In The Dark“-kompatible Variante nun mit um so kritischeren Augen betrachtet. Leider stellt sich das Abenteuer um den Helden Conrad B. Hart selbst in der höchsten der drei möglichen Auflösungen (die sogar einen Pentium ins Schwitzen bringt) ein grafisch eher mäßiges Licht. Klobige Texturen lassen im extremsten Zoomwinkel der virtuellen Kamera Details missen. Rein spielerisch betrachtet, imponiert der ungemeine Umfang und der gut kalkulierte Abwechslungsreichtum der Level, wenngleich der ungeheure Schwierigkeitsgrad den Weg ans Spielende steinig und fast unbegehbar macht. Für Action-Adventure-Profis ist „Fade to Black“ jedoch eine willkommen harte Nuß mit echten Herausforderungen.
Even more frustrating are the controls, and there are many - too many, when you consider that your moves are pretty much limited to looking around corners, running, and shooting. In the end, Fade to Black is a good game with solid puzzles and a great atmosphere, but the flawed interface makes it difficult to become fully immersed in the action.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Fade To Black is one of the more innovative games to hit the market in a long time, and merits a long, hard look if only for that reason. It takes a lot of gambles with its design, and many of them pay off. However, it's a shame Delphine couldn't come up with a more friendly interface or at least allow the player to reconfigure keys. Alas, as it stands, I suspect many gamers will find figuring out the controls to be the toughest puzzle in Fade To Black.
PC Player (Germany)
Ein ganz manierlicher Vertreter seines Genres, aber kein Superschwergewicht, das uns allen zu neuen "Aha"-Erlebnissen verhilft. Immerhin: Wenn Sie generell Action-Adventures im 3D-Outfit schätzen, ist Fade to Black sicherlich kein Fehlkauf.