Developer(s): Criterion Games
Publisher(s): EA Games
Genre: Action, Shooter, Arcade
Game review links: : 79/100
Game description: You can engage in cinematic firefights through destructible environments in Black, the new first-person shooter from Criterion Studios. You can play as an operative in Eastern Europe with extensive access to the newest exotic weaponry that the world has to offer. As you blast your way through the urban environments featured in the game you can find opportunities to make "style kills," using your environment to take out your foes with explosions or falling debris.
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.
||r4600||GSDX r4643 0.1.16||
||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
||r5645||GSDX r5632 SSE41 0.1.16||
||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|
||Europe v02.20(10/02/2006) Enough fps in first level but sometimes (short) frame drops to 30-40. For me the game often freezes after different minutes, seems I had luck in the first level that the game didn´t freeze (but I tried it a few times then I finally completed it). Switch to Software Mode doesn´t help, only shows strange colours (no ingame textures) or blackscreen. The fps stay at 60 (played at 60Hz, but tried both 50Hz and 60Hz). Speedhacks: All activated except "Fast CDVD"; EE Cyclerate: 2; VU Cycle Stealing: 2. Tried with MTVU speedhack off and with changes in the first tabs (EE/IOP and VUs), superVU instead of microVU and Clamping . Nothing helps, game still freezes.||LeRutY|
||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!|
||1.1.0 r5576||GSdx 5570 SSE41||
||Runs at full speed.|
||USA v02.00 (14/06/2004)|
||1.3 Git 18 of June||GSDX||
||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.