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5.0 out of 5 stars
Nailed, 28 Feb. 2006
This is the first time I have writen a review, and the reason I have decided to start now? It's because since playing Black I feel an incontrolable need to spread the word on how fantastic this game actually is. And this is coming from someone who only has one other FPS in his top 20 all time games, that's goldeneye, and although Black hasn't the multiplayer experience that GE had, it takes you places GE never even knew excisted. I found myself shaking my head in awe many times throughout this game, and although fairly short, is perfectly designed to let you pick it up and play any of the 8 levels (once completed of course) whenever you feel the need for a trigger-happy, war inticed rush.
O.k this game does have it's flaws and if you're expecting a great long epic storyline, then forget it. You'll watch the short pre-level scenes closely at first but soon it just doesn't matter, you mission is to kill, to hell with motives. The enemies AI is good but has it's occasional moments of stupidity but once you start playing you should soon realise what the guys at Criterion Games were trying to achieve - a back to basics, completely enthralling , white-finger ride FPS, and boy have they nailed it.