Enter a dark, captivating world as the massive evil of Black Mirror Castle is reincarnated with over 100 atmospheric locations to explore and 40 different characters to interact with. Will Darren's search lead him to redemption or the hell of insanity?
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Very Positive (113 reviews) - 87% of the 113 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 8, 2011

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“Overall, I found Black Mirror II to be a worthy successor to the original game, and one which I will no doubt replay many times in the future.”
A – GameBoomers

“If you haven't played a point-and-click, action adventure game in a while, Black Mirror II should be cause enough to bring you back to the old neighborhood.”
4.2/5 – Cheat Code Central

About This Game

When solitary Darren Michaels befriends the beautiful Angelina, he has no idea what the fates hold in store for him. The alluring Angelina has also attracted the eye of several others; and when she suddenly disappears, Darren finds himself questioning what has happened to her while he is haunted by a series of torturous and ever-intensifying nightmares. Darren's search for his missing friend and his own sanity take him on a chilling expedition from his small New England town to Willow Creek, England - and the reigning evil of Black Mirror Castle.

Enter a dark, captivating world as the massive evil of Black Mirror Castle is reincarnated with over 100 atmospheric locations to explore and 40 different characters to interact with. Will Darren's search lead him to redemption or the hell of insanity? The answers can only be found in the Black Mirror - for once you gaze into it, you won't be able to look away.

Features:


  • An epic story of evil told in six chapters
  • Atmospheric effects such as rain, fog, and storms
  • More than 40 characters and hundreds of realistic animations
  • Challenging puzzles and mini-games
  • Over 100 different locations, including a medieval underground temple, a mental hospital, and a cemetery

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 1.4 GHz Pentium IV or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DX9
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Black Mirror 2 (BM 2), is the second title in a series of 3 (Black Mirror, Black Mirror 2 & Black Mirror 3).

The story started out interestingly in BM 1, and took a weird spin in BM 2 (but was somehow exciting). I have mixed feelings about it. It doesn't completely feel like a plausible sequel.

Some of the parts felt fun to play, while other parts felt rather drab.

In BM 2, there are some remnants of the "stiff" feeling during gameplay - as experienced in Black Mirror (especially, as the main character walks).

When examining certain items along the way, there's a tendency for the character to turn around, take a few steps, only to move back to where he initially moved from.

This feels really annoying at first, but it's not a major issue and really a matter of getting used to.

A fun fact, is that the character actually changes clothes (i.e. sleeveless jacket/coat) - at some point - depending on the weather. I found that very pleasing, because it adds a layer of realism to the game.

And just as in BM, the graphical textures & designs are splendid (e.g. beautiful animated clouds, water, reflections, impeccably furnished spaces). There's something very elegant & charming about it (which for me, added quite a bit of value).

I also found the protagonist (aka Darren Michaels) absolutely lovable, thanks to a well developed personality (i.e. witty/dry sense of humour, humanitarian spirit, realistic mindset, rebellious attitude but dignified at the same time).

And because of his intellectual background (= Physics major + lover of poetry/literature), some of the puzzles felt believable for him to solve, even though I deemed them dreadful & repetitive (luckily there's an option which allows to skip puzzles).

I felt a bit unsatisfied and preferred the puzzles in BM (which were not too complicated, not too tedious, not too repetitive).

I loved the interactive map (which allows the player to instantly travel from one explored place to another), and looks like an in-game postcard.

So, what happens is, when you want to move from one area to another (within the same town), you select the postcard in the inventory, which then becomes magnified on screen, and has images from all across town printed on it.

The images within the postcard (corresponding to the different areas in town), then just need to be clicked according to where you need to go and voila! - Darren goes off.

I thought that was brilliant & creative.

On a final note, I believe it's important to keep an open mind when playing this game. Some parts just feel "off" & "fuzzy". I found the supernatural parts not blending well with the realistic elements. And at times, I found the reactions and responses of the subcharacters awkward, and anything but natural.

Regardless of this matter, I still enjoyed the game, thanks to the amount of background info regarding the main character's lineage :). I just wished the creators had added more new content (story-wise), because the game does feel repetitive as is.

Still a classy game nonetheless!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2015
It's very entertaining and with very good story.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
pros

- gorgeous background art
- voice acting much better than first game
- fast paced plot and this game's story tied pretty good with BM 1's story
- some unexpected twists in story. you re gonna surprised in the end
- easy puzzles
- there is auto save
- eerie soundtrack
- dark atmosphere.
- a likeable protagonist and interesting side characters.

cons

- abrupt and lame ending just like BM 1.
- this game is not as scary as first one and you won't find BM 1 's gothic environments and atmosphere too much.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
You're Darren Michaels who suddendly finds himself mixed in cult conspiracy and curse of aristocratic Gordon family. It's recommended that you have played BM1 since story depends greatly on the past events. Story was compelling and all the time I wanted to find more about what was going on. Also most of the flaws in the first game are fixed. You can still die but thanks to autosave slot it's just mildy frustrating. I'm used to that too often main characters in p&c are ♥♥♥♥♥ing moaners, but in BM2 every second NPC is an a-hole without reason. Especially why customer servers are the most infuriating lowlifes and bimbos? Or maybe it's a hidden statement... from time to tome there's a statements along the Darren's monologs: for example about environment.

The praise:
-Great graphics and improved animations. Animations are extremely well done and smooth
-interesting story
-well written dialog, sometimes you even learn some historical etc. stuff from surroundings
-autosave
-long
-diary that tells you exactly what is your goal atm

The nagging:
-you can still die
-almost everyone's a difficult person
-Darrens voice is like some irritating teenager's
-when other npc are animating (not when idling, but walking or standing up), you'll have to wait
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
This is a very good game, much better than the first part of the trilogy. I really liked the first two chapters, where you are slowly getting into the game by 'living' the main character rather instead of clicking on everything on the screen. You solve puzzles without even noticing they are puzzles. These are just things to do.
As the game progresses and the plot thickens the game changes into a more classic point&click adventures with symbol-searching puzzles, music puzzle, collecting elements puzzles, make your escape puzzles and so on. Thanks to the ability to highlight interactive points the game does not transform into a pixel hunt.
The story is really good, even if the twists are more or less predictable. It's nice to see some locations and characters from the Black Mirror I.
Animation of characters while interacting with environmnet is clumsy. I also did not like the few real-time action situations - they were unnatural, and a bit incoherent (going into action mode in some cases meant you will die after 2 seconds if you don't do anything; in other you could run forever in a room without any progress of the situation). Some of the character's reactions were not credible, as were the dialogue lines (something between implausible rudeness and Asperger's honesty in interactions with other people).
Graphics were quite ok, music was standing out too much - in such games/movies you should not really notice it to get more immersed in the atmosphere.
Overall a very good adventure game. To be played after the first part of the trilogy, if you want the full experience.
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