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Fade to Black (PlayStation)

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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 Hmm... this is just an innocent human guard! OR IS HE??..
Fade to Black PlayStation There are many traps and hazards in the game. Those thingies shoot at you now. As if life wasn't complicated enough already
Fade to Black PlayStation Step on the field to open the door.
Fade to Black PlayStation Nice detail here in the temple. The levels of <i>Fade to Black</i> are beautiful

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

A letdown ETJB (447) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Absolute Playstation Jul, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Jun, 1996 78 out of 100 78
NowGamer Jun 28, 1999 7.6 out of 10 76
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN Nov 21, 1996 7 out of 10 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.

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Grant McLellan (544) added Fade to Black (PlayStation) on Mar 29, 2001
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