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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.


Fade to Black DOS Anti-gravity levitator of some kind allows you to reach upper/lower floors.
Fade to Black DOS Waking up from cryonic sleep, just to get captured by the Morphs (Intro)
Fade to Black PlayStation ...and this is what happens. One of the several pre-rendered death animations in this game
Fade to Black PlayStation While admiring some strange purple alien phenomenon, I got shot by someone. How rude!

Promo Images

Fade to Black Magazine Advertisement
Fade to Black Screenshot
Fade to Black Screenshot
Fade to Black Magazine Advertisement Part 3


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 (480)

Critic Reviews

Pelit DOS Sep, 1995 94 out of 100 94
PC Player (Denmark) DOS Nov, 1995 93 out of 100 93
PC Multimedia & Entertainment DOS Oct, 1995 88 out of 100 88
World Village (Gamer's Zone) DOS 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 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
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 7.1 out of 10 71
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Retro Gamer PlayStation 3 Mar 27, 2008 70 out of 100 70


Topic # Posts Last Post
Engine of the game 4 Sophia Lee
Jan 04, 2022



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.


Packaged in an briefcase shaped box.


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

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