Black Xbox
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 44
  2. Negative: 6 out of 44

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  1. Jan 8, 2011
    9
    This FPS released in the twilight days of the original Xbox can be played on the Xbox360 as well. Although the game is quite short, each of the missions can take about an hour or so to complete. so it's not a game you can pick up for only a short session because although there are respawn points, you cannot save the game during a mission. The game places you in some epic firefights, and the enemies are incredible hard to kill in terms of how many bullets it takes to kill them (headshots notwithstanding) and also in terms of some very good AI at times. These gun-fights are rarely bested by rushing the enemy, so a more tactical approach is required. Gameplay wise it holds up remarkably well even by 2010 standards. A worthwhile game to play Expand
  2. Aug 19, 2012
    10
    Such an underrated game, people are complaining about things that never troubled them in other games such as: Lack of a built in multiplayer mode/split screen: HL2 has no built in multiplayer/split screen, did we complain? Diffuculty in aiming: Every Valve game had no aiming at all, neither did Doom, or Quake. Nobody complained. Anyway, amazing graphics, decent AI, interesting story, awesome amounts of destruction, and nice sound effects. Expand
  3. JohnL.
    Mar 1, 2006
    0
    This game is AMAZING from the moment I started it I was blown away it has all the intensity of what makes Counter strike so popular, but has a cool story line...Ive heard the game is short but even after I finish it Im going to finish it on the hardest setting which gives it some replay value..With the lack of games coming out for 360 this game is proving that with the right studio (Criterion) there is still plenty of life left in the older systems.. if possible, play this game with LOUD audio. It is intense!!!!! If you have to wear headphones do it!because your missing out if you have to listen to this game through conventional tv speakers...enjoy and blow lots of s*** up. Collapse
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 65 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 65
  2. Negative: 2 out of 65
  1. Its shortcomings are overwhelmed entirely by pure, unrelenting fun from beginning to end, with enough multiple routes on the levels to warrant at least a couple of plays through.
  2. It's worth playing for its grueling gunfights and beautiful, combustible environments; just don't expect anything earth-shattering.
  3. Criterion's ability to make the technology and design of games seem harmonious is a significant strength in an industry where few can pull it off... Black is a fiery example of what can result. [Mar 2006, p.82]