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Black (PlayStation 2)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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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.


Black PlayStation 2 They are coming in through the walls.
Black PlayStation 2 Mission loading
Black PlayStation 2 Tombstones provide protection while under fire by snipers.
Black PlayStation 2 Some missions are great to start by popping some heads with silenced guns.

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
IGN Feb 22, 2006 8.7 out of 10 87
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Over Online Mar 06, 2006 82 out of 100 82
GamePro (US) Feb 23, 2006 4 out of 5 80 Mar 28, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Yahoo! Games Mar 03, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameDaily Mar 02, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Thunderbolt Games May 17, 2007 7 out of 10 70
PSX Extreme Mar 24, 2006 7 out of 10 70


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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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