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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 DOS Anti-gravity levitator of some kind allows you to reach upper/lower floors.
Fade to Black DOS It's hurts!
Fade to Black DOS Red dot on the yellow circle shows from where is someone targeting you.
Fade to Black DOS In-game inventory panel.

Promo Images

Fade to Black Screenshot
Fade to Black Screenshot
Fade to Black Magazine Advertisement
Fade to Black Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "遁入黑暗" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "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 Boston Low (90) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

Pelit Sep, 1995 94 out of 100 94
PC Player (Denmark) Nov, 1995 93 out of 100 93
PC Attack Oct, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 1995 90 out of 100 90
PC Joker Sep, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Coming Soon Magazine Jan 13, 1996 89 out of 100 89
PC Multimedia & Entertainment Oct, 1995 88 out of 100 88
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Score Oct, 1995 5 out of 10 50

Forums

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Engine of the game 4 Sophia Lee
Jan 04, 2022

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.

Packaging

Packaged in an briefcase shaped box.

Awards

  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • July 1996 (Issue 84) - Game of the Month (PlayStation version)
Information also contributed by Kasey Chang

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DrCat (12) added Fade to Black (DOS) on Jan 15, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (262805), Iggi (31938) and Grant McLellan (622)