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) 25-60 fps. Mostly under 60. No "EE Cyclerate" and "VU Cycle Stealing", but almost all (except Fast CDVD) activated, because "EE Cyclerate" and "VU Cycle Stealing" freeze the game. Playable, but to play it with my system, it´s stressful, many slowdowns. Sometimes you stuck, you have to be careful. The other testers already mentioned it. But there´s a spinning bug in the "Nasran Foundry" mission . After destroying the production machines and heading back to the last area, the camera is going really wierd and it´s hard to complete the mission. I think there´s no fix for that.||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.|
||Europe v02.20(10/02/2006) 2 cores set, 99% of the time at 100% speed but wasn´t fun with my old PC, this game is very demanding. Hardware mode is almost as good as Software mode, use HW mode when you´re low at FPS in SW. No speedhacks activated, because any speedhacks (and if it´s just the speedhacks tab) will freeze the game for me for what reason. If you move too quick around edges you can get stuck, the other testers already mentioned it. Another big thing in the game is the spinning bug, it happens when an enemy gets stuck at a place (like you can) and you look at his direction, the camera will go really weird. I don´t think there´s a fix for that other than kill the stuck guy.||LeRutY|
- Original names: ブラック (SLPM-66354) & (SLPM-66731) & (SLPM-66961)
- Access the Progressive Scan menu by holding the cross and triangle keys together when the game boots up.