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Black cover art.jpg
Black NTSC Cover
Game general and emulation properties:
Progressive scan supported
CPU intensive game
Languages supported:
English: SLED-53937 & SLES-53886 & SLES-54030 & SLUS-29180 & SLUS-21376
Japanese: SLPM-66354
German: SLED-53937 & SLES-53886
French: SLED-53937 & SLES-53886
Spanish: SLED-53937 & SLES-53886
Italian: SLED-53937 & SLES-53886
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21376
SLUS-21376GH (Greatest Hits)
SLUS-29180 (Demo)
Release date: February 28, 2006
2007 (Greatest Hits)
CRCs: 5C891FF1
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-53886
SLED-53937 (Demo)
SLES-53886/P (Platinum: The Best of PlayStation 2)
SLES-54030-P (Platinum, Platinum: The Best of PlayStation 2)
Release date: February 24, 2006
November 24, 2006 (Platinum)
CRCs: CAA04879
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-66354
SLPM-66731 (EA Best Hits)
SLPM-66961 (EA:SY! 1980)
Release date: March 25, 2006
April 6, 2006
March 8, 2007 (EA Best Hits)
February 28, 2008 (EA:SY! 1980)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Criterion Games
Publisher(s): Electronic Arts
Genre: FPS
Wikipedia: Link
Game description: Black takes place in Ingushetia and Chechnya, Russian Federation. The protagonist is a black ops soldier named Sergeant First Class Jack Kellar. Kellar is an inadequately disciplined member of a CIA black ops group and a veteran of several conflicts. He is now considered a terrorist and has been captured. He is now forced to tell his story (the game) or go to jail for life.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Core i5 2500k @ stock settings
  • MSI GTX 470 Hawk @ 758 core
r4600 GSDX r4643 0.1.16
  • SPU2-X r4600m 1.4.0
  • LilyPad r4510 0.10.0
CPU heavy game. To get 480p mode on PAL: Hold Triangle and X as the first loading screen is showing.

• GSDX r4631+ is required, it adds a hack fix for garbage FX. • Rare input glitch, restarting level seems to be the only fix for it. • Speedhacks used: INTC Spin detection, Wait Loop Detection, Fast CDVD, mVU flag hack, VU Cycle Stealing:1

  • AMD FX 6350 @ stock settings
  • Gigabyte GTX 560 TI @ stock settings
r5645 GSDX r5632 SSE41 0.1.16
  • SPU2-X r5559 2.0.0
  • LilyPad r5403 0.11.0
BIOS: usa 2.20, HACKS: none, Still missing sky & post processing effects (sun shafts etc), controls freeze sometimes, player gets stuck on the spot, can turn but can't move., plays full speed 60fps. PAL version. Slarlac249
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.8Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 570 1368MB
1.1.0 r5852 GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
Europe v01.70(27/02/2003), MTVU, INTC Spin Detection, Enable Wait Loop Detection, mVU Flag Hack, Still Playable. Works fine at a nice speed. Curse them long unskippable videos!
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
1.1.0 r5576 GSdx 5570 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs at full speed.
PAL Windows
  • i7 3.5GHz
  • Radeon 4870 512MB
1.2.1 r5875 GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.00 (14/06/2004)
NTSC-U Windows
  • I5 3330
  • XFX Radeon HD 7970(New*)
1.3 Git 18 of June GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), Standard Speedhackers +MTVU, Ok,lets go.


  • Original names: BLACK (SLPM-66354), BLACK THE BEST (SLPM-66731), EA:SY!1980 BLACK (SLPM-66961), ブラック (SLPM-66354)
  • Access the Progressive Scan menu by holding the cross and triangle keys together when the game boots up.

The gallery

Public compatibility forum links