Design: Randall Montanari
EA and Criterion's Black has been turning heads for the past couple of years now, first in back-room, press-only demonstrations, then busting out in more public trailers over the past half-year or so. With an emphasis on stylish action and huge explosions, Black is certainly a visual showcase for the systems it runs on.
Luckily for you, Black is also a pretty decent shooter in its own right. Although it doesn't have any multiplayer, it should satisfy your solo cravings for destructions, with its largely destructible environments and excellent animations. And, of course, the guns. Having been described at one point as "gun porn", Black contains some incredibly realistic renditions of real-world weapons. On top of all this, Black also features a shadowy (and more than a little melodramatic) plot featuring back-room dealings and one seriously flawed soldier.
GameSpot's Game Guide for Black features a full walkthrough, including tips on how to proceed through the game and a full fifteen videos to help you through the roughest parts of the game. Enjoy!