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Black (PlayStation 2)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
80
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

Sgt. J. Keller is a Black Op and he has just failed his operation - badly. He has been incarcerated and is interrogated to reveal his mission and to find out what went wrong. The player goes through Keller's failed operation in eight areas, wasting enemy soldiers and trying to stay alive. There are primary and secondary objectives, such as reaching a rendezvous point and gathering intel.

Black is a traditional first-person shooter with variety of weapons and interactive scenery - interactive meaning destructible in this case. Enemy soldiers can be killed by destroying a nearby fuel tank for example, and weak shelter, like a wooden fence, can be shot to pieces in order to expose the enemy.

The game can be played in four difficulty levels: easy, normal, hard, and black ops. In easy mode, only the primary objective is required. In normal and hard modes, some of the secondary objectives are required. In black ops mode - unlocked after completing the game on hard - all objectives must be reached. New weapons are also unlocked after finishing a level.

Screenshots

Black PlayStation 2 Loading screen
Black PlayStation 2 Tombstones provide protection while under fire by snipers.
Black PlayStation 2 Poor comrade got hit by rocket.
Black PlayStation 2 Shooting gets lots of dust up in the air.

Alternate Titles

  • "黑煞" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Lots of strange design decisions make this visually and aurally impressive game a flawed one. Joel Segerbäck (575) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars
A very good FPS with lots of destructive capabilities and lots of weapons. Aphelion (2) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
One of the best FPS on the PS2... Kid Fraser (13) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars

The Press Says

Level Apr, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Play.tm Mar 17, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Gamer Within Mar 01, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Over Online Mar 06, 2006 82 out of 100 82
Pro-G Feb 26, 2006 7 out of 10 70
PSX Extreme Mar 24, 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameDaily Mar 02, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
1UP Feb 23, 2006 7 out of 10 70
The A.V. Club Mar 14, 2006 C+ 58

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Black appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
karttu (4610) added Black (PlayStation 2) on Feb 28, 2006
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