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Fade to Black

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
79
3.3
PlayStation
...
3.4
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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 PlayStation Options screen.
Fade to Black PlayStation Oh wow, it's a space shuttle! I can go back home!!... Or can I?..
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 PlayStation Shooting at a security droid.

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 (92)
A letdown PlayStation ETJB (447)

The Press Says

PC Attack DOS Oct, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Jan 13, 1996 89 out of 100 89
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jul, 1996 8 out of 10 80
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
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Dec, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN PlayStation Nov 21, 1996 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Sep, 1995 70 out of 100 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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Contributed to by DrCat (9) and Grant McLellan (545)