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Average Player Score Based on 10241 ratings
8.3
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Score Breakdown Based on 10241 ratings
  1. 10 (1868)
  2. 9 (3688)
  3. 8 (3113)
  4. 7 (1055)
  5. 6 (255)
  6. 5 (106)
  7. 4 (33)
  8. 3 (31)
  9. 2 (19)
  10. 1 (76)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • User Rating:8.3

    Does Black live up to the title "Gun Porn"?

    Over the years First Person Shooting games have quickly become one of the most popular and established genres in the game industry. The genre first gained popularity on the PC in the early nineties with games like Doom,... Read Full Review

    14 of 17 users found the following review helpful

Most Helpful Critical Player Reviews

  • User Rating:8.3

    Does Black live up to the title "Gun Porn"?

    Over the years First Person Shooting games have quickly become one of the most popular and established genres in the game industry. The genre first gained popularity on the PC in the early nineties with games like Doom,... Read Full Review

    14 of 17 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Black

  • User Rating:9.2

    Closest to next-gen FPS you can get

    Black Is a solid FPS with amazing graphics. The gameplay on the game is great but nothing special. Apart from the great amount of guns and the great amount of destroyable scenery there are in the game there isnt much ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.7

    How do you make a bloodless shooter and people still like it

    Personally I think it was a really dumb game. There are so many more FPS's you could play. The graphics weren't very good, but maybe that just because I am a next-gen kind of gamer. Also no blood why just why that kills ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    Fantastic testosterone-fuelled action played out amid a third-rate political action thriller storyline.

    In this ultra-violent, macho fuelled, angsty, force-is-always-the-answer, male-hetero-orgy-ritualistic-fantasy action FPS, one thing is always certain: this game does not let up in the visceral gun-fights complete with h... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7

    Black Lacks Luster!

    Black is a tactical game. The game play is only 9 hours, but the graphics are amazing. The game play becomes repetitive after awhile, but You can shoot different containers and watch for the huge explosions. There a mu... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5

    Good gameplay doesn't hold too strong when there isn't much of it.

    One of the promising (looking) titles to join the ranks of PS2 FPS's in 2006 was Black, a story set in the Baltic states when you're the commander of an operation to exterminate a terrorist cell that went wrong somewhere... Read Full Review

    11 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    An amazing FPS

    This is what all the other FPS makers should have tried for an in depth story line, a game that has todays weapons, a true challenge and OH S**** ROCKET, sorry the last thing was good graphics. Well this game hits the na... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5

    Not the best FPS you'll see, but at least the audiovisual part is worth the price, but you won't see it for too long.

    Black was another FPS to be called "Halo-Killer", but, like Killzone, it failed to surpass Bungie's masterpiece. Many producers are still trying to give Sony's console a fair-to-compare-with-Halo FPS game. Black was anno... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2

    Possibly the best FPS ever created

    The makers of the incredible racer Burnout have outdone themselves again. Criterion has teamed up with Electronic Arts to create the fast paced, mind blowing first person shooter, Black. Black tells the story of a US ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3

    Very satisfying

    I am a huge fan of first person shooter games and unlike the PC you can’t find many highly regarded shooter titles on the consoles; boy I was wrong. Black is one of the most exhilarating, mind blowing shooter games on th... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5

    Just simply too old school to stand up to it's contempories

    Gun porn .. the phrase that launched black. this game was released witha lot of hype over it looking as good as many 360 games while running on a PS2 / xbox it also sold itself on being unique all action all thrills... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful