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  • Summary: After decades of toil, an old machinist plots his escape from the oppressive grasp of the Communist regime. Through hidden passages, shadow and grief, he struggles. Ingenuity, reflexes and deception are his tools.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jul 10, 2017
    90
    Black The Fall is a special game. The prodigious range of puzzles and platforming mechanics present rival that of a game ten times longer than it, and the visual and auditory treat on offer elevates that gameplay to an incredibly high standard. You’ll witness the human race at its very worst through some horrifying imagery, but this presents itself as more of a gas to fuel a revolution. Black The Fall is a remarkable experience that will stay with us for a long time, and it's one that you must not miss out on.
  2. Jul 10, 2017
    80
    If you can push through some frustrating moments during the opening hour, Black The Fall offers challenging puzzles with a thought-provoking narrative.
  3. 70
    Black the Fall paints a pretty bleak picture of a quite personal dystopia. It doesn’t excel at its puzzle-solving all that often, nor does it always feel well-designed, but it does well enough to keep you moving through the oppression in the hope the protagonist gets to fulfill his dream of freedom from it.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Aug 24, 2017
    70
    Thanks to the insta-death mechanic, there's a lot more error than trial. [Sept 2017, p.85]
  5. Jul 20, 2017
    65
    Sure, it could’ve done so with a bit more subtlety – it's a bit heavy-handed at the very end – but at least Black does have a point to make. It’s just a shame that it wrapped that in a game that’s so shamelessly and distractingly derivative.
  6. 60
    The proverbial meat of the experience consists of interesting concepts that are executed poorly. Much like what the player will encounter during several puzzles, gameplay itself feels like an ill-informed leap of faith that elicits more far exasperation than elation.
  7. Jul 13, 2017
    50
    Listen, as dystopian and mostly monochrome platform puzzlers go, Black the Fall isn't bad. But I can't tell you it's great either.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 5, 2019
    10
    Unique, immersive puzzler, thought provoking. Try this game out! Glad I gave it a chance.
  2. May 2, 2018
    7
    Black The Fall is a very entertaining adventure through a bleak world with only a few minor hiccups with its mechanics. I’d casually recommendBlack The Fall is a very entertaining adventure through a bleak world with only a few minor hiccups with its mechanics. I’d casually recommend it to anyone who enjoys straightforward puzzle adventures but I’d massively recommend it to anyone who hates Soviet Russia. Expand