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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 PlayStation Whee!! Look at this! One of the final levels is a scrolling shooter!
Fade to Black DOS Spider
Fade to Black PlayStation I could, just like that. Now lemme ask you something. How could YOU dare be so hard to beat despite your inferior AI? Eh? Eh?
Fade to Black DOS Checking the contents of the locker (useful for finding grenades or tech stuff).

Promo Images

Fade to Black Magazine Advertisement

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "遁入黑暗" -- Chinese spelling (Simplified)
  • "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 DOS Boston Low (93)
A letdown PlayStation ETJB (450)

Critic Reviews

Pelit DOS Sep, 1995 94 out of 100 94
PC Joker DOS Sep, 1995 89 out of 100 89
PC Games (Germany) DOS Sep, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Mega Fun PlayStation Jun, 1996 85 out of 100 85
High Score DOS Dec, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jul, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Jul, 1996 32 out of 40 80
Video Games PlayStation Jun, 1996 78 out of 100 78
NowGamer PlayStation Jun 28, 1999 7.6 out of 10 76
PC Player (Germany) DOS Sep, 1995 70 out of 100 70

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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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