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Black (PlayStation 2)

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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 Reloading the shotgun, the focus shifts to near objects and the background gets blurry.
Black PlayStation 2 Every bullet ends up somewhere.
Black PlayStation 2 Cars explode when you shoot at them.
Black PlayStation 2 Tombstones provide protection while under fire by snipers.

Alternate Titles

  • "黑煞" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Get creative with your kills. StickFigures (155) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
Lots of strange design decisions make this visually and aurally impressive game a flawed one. Joel Segerbäck (584) 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

Critic Reviews

Play.tm Mar 17, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Game Chronicles Mar 13, 2006 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamigo Feb 27, 2006 8.7 out of 10 87
Game Freaks 365 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Eurogamer.net (UK) Feb 22, 2006 8 out of 10 80
allaboutgames.co.uk Mar 28, 2006 8 out of 10 80
1UP Feb 23, 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameLemon Jul 14, 2006 5.9 out of 10 59
The A.V. Club Mar 14, 2006 C+ 58


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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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