Black & White

a.k.a. Black and White / BnW / B&W / BW

published by Electronic Arts in 2001-03, developed by Lionhead Studios, running on Windows
type: strategy
genre: Humorous, Fantasy, Action-Strategy, God game, Hybrid game, Virtual pets
series: Black & White
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng ger

Official description

In a perfect world, people wouldn't need gods. But perfect worlds can't exist and sooner or later someone, in trouble, desperate, will pray to the heavens. This is what happens in the beginning of Black & White.

Your new tribe bow before you in awe, and from this moment your prayer power starts to grow. As you carry out godly acts, the belief in you rises and more and more people are convinced that worshipping you in the way forward. But you can be good or evil. You may choose to rule the world as you wish.

As you grow in power, you acquire a Creature, a wondrous being capable of doing anything you can do. Capable of learning and being trained and capable of making his own decisions. The people of Eden, whether they believe in you or not, can't failed to be impressed by this beast, and more are swayed to your cause through their admiration of the Creature and the god that owns him.

But on other lands there are other gods. They have their own Creatures and their own followers. You must vie with them for power. You must use your Miracles, your Creature and your cunning to steal followers from these gods, and to do battle between the Creatures for supremacy.

The ultimate goal is the Creed. Elements of these live within each Creature, and he who controls the parts of the Creed can control the whole land of Eden.

You may do well. You may sway the minds of the tribes, but can you gather the parts of the Creed? Can you defeat the god of gods, the enemy of enemies? Can you defeat your Nemesis and rule over the whole world? That is a question only you, and only time will answer.

# 2011-04-18 17:26:57 - official description - source


2001 offering by design genius Molyneux, Black and White promised, and delivered, incredible advances in terms of in-game graphics, an advanced storyline, and artificial intelligence and playability that shocked the gaming world. Based around Godlike control of a village, with a creature that you can use to do tasks for you. However, Black & White failed to quite live up to what it promised. Nevertheless, an amazing game.

# 2005-10-17 23:01:23

Technical specs

display: textured polygons
* Windows 95, 98, ME, or 2000
* 350 MHz Pentium II MMX CPU
* 64 MB RAM
* 600 MB HD space

Sanguine # 2011-04-17 09:15:11

Editor note

Latest version: 1.3 (as of ?)

# 2011-04-17 11:04:59

Authors / Staff

External reviews (5) - average: 92.2% - median: 91%

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Génération 4 (139-180)fr1432001-0318/2090%
PC Playerde1012001-0493/10093%
PC Playerde1032001-0691/10091%

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