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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 With some nice moves, you can check if there's a surprise awaiting you behind some corner.
Fade to Black DOS Main Menu (it's an animated cube that opens to each of the options differently).
Fade to Black PlayStation There are many traps and hazards in the game. Those thingies shoot at you now. As if life wasn't complicated enough already
Fade to Black PlayStation Nice detail here in the temple. The levels of <i>Fade to Black</i> are beautiful

Promo Images

Fade to Black Screenshot
Fade to Black Screenshot
Fade to Black Screenshot
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 DOS Boston Low (90)
A letdown PlayStation ETJB (450)

Critic Reviews

PC Attack DOS Oct, 1995 90 out of 100 90
PC Multimedia & Entertainment DOS Oct, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jul, 1996 8 out of 10 80
High Score DOS Dec, 1995 4 out of 5 80
NowGamer PlayStation Jun 28, 1999 7.6 out of 10 76
Power Play DOS Sep, 1995 74 out of 100 74
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 7.1 out of 10 71
PC Player (Germany) DOS Sep, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Dec, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Score DOS Oct, 1995 5 out of 10 50

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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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