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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 PlayStation The green cursor indicates that the enemies are aiming at Conrad.
Fade to Black PlayStation While admiring some strange purple alien phenomenon, I got shot by someone. How rude!
Fade to Black PlayStation Dude... you are blocking the view. So I'm gonna go all zoomed-in with you here, if you catch my drift
Fade to Black PlayStation Later levels feature bigger, tougher robots!

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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 letdown ETJB (450) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Mega Fun Jun, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jul, 1996 32 out of 40 80
Absolute Playstation Jul, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Jun, 1996 78 out of 100 78
NowGamer Jun 28, 1999 7.6 out of 10 76
IGN Nov 21, 1996 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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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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Grant McLellan (622) added Fade to Black (PlayStation) on Mar 29, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (245313), Iggi (17053) and DrCat (12)