User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 165 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 165

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  1. JeddyK
    Jan 5, 2009
    3
    There are no saves within the mission. It is too difficult even in the easy level. Weapons cannot be added to ones inventory. If I have acquired weapons in one mission it does not mean they will be there in the next mission. Most of the time one cannot tell where one is going and what is the way back.
  2. M.A.
    Dec 13, 2007
    4
    Good graphics and details, and tight controls, but it's an experience you may not feel like completing as it's the same thing over and over with pretty bad AI and an incomprehensible storyline.
  3. AndrewK.
    Jan 17, 2008
    3
    Average graphics, all gray, cutscenes does not skips!!! Only 2 guns you can carry and only one real to use, takes a clip or to to kill the enemy and way too hard, i barely make it out of 3rd level.
  4. BenR.
    Feb 24, 2006
    4
    This isn't the Burnout of FPS everyone was harping on about months ago. Dull, but pretty. Not worth full price, Buy budget.
  5. AlbertoV
    Dec 13, 2007
    4
    Artificial stupidity and waaaay too short. Moribund storyline. I didn't like this at all. All the same!
  6. GregL.
    Apr 21, 2007
    4
    Mediocre FPS which looks fairly pretty but has a real lack of creativity compared to other FPS's out there. Poor game design and only really worth looking at on budget. Does not live up to the hype at all and certainly not worth the wait.
  7. Jun 4, 2014
    0
    This game was the biggest disappointment of my childhood. I was so hyped for the release and then it turned out to be garbage. The first time in my life I learned the lesson of buying into the hype/
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 62 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 62
  2. Negative: 1 out of 62
  1. Taken as a whole, BLACK is just your average first-person shooter.
  2. 65
    "Gun-porn" turns out to be the most accurate descriptor anyone slapped onto the game. I mean, how many times can you rewatch the same bit of pr0n before you're completely unstimulated by it? It's intense for the first experience, but completely diminishing returns every time after that.
  3. An action movie given digital, interactive form. It's a relentless, constant barrage of sensory input, and it's done in a way that no developer thus far can match. Immersive, beautiful and a blast to play, BLACK is a must-have.