Fade to Black

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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 PlayStation Intro - Conrad's shuttle is picked up...
Fade to Black DOS Waking up from cryonic sleep, just to get captured by the Morphs (Intro)
Fade to Black PlayStation Shooting at a security droid.
Fade to Black DOS Anti-gravity levitator of some kind allows you to reach upper/lower floors.

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 DOS Boston Low (93)
A letdown PlayStation ETJB (447)

Critic Reviews

PC Joker DOS Sep, 1995 89 out of 100 89
PC Games (Germany) DOS Sep, 1995 87 out of 100 87
High Score DOS Dec, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Video Games PlayStation Jun, 1996 78 out of 100 78
NowGamer PlayStation Jun 28, 1999 7.6 out of 10 76
Power Play DOS Sep, 1995 74 out of 100 74
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 7.1 out of 10 71
PC Player (Germany) DOS Sep, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Dec, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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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.

Information also contributed by Kasey Chang

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