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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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
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Rymdkatten
8.5 hrs
Posted: September 22
tl;dr This is a good classic point-and-click adventure game.

Graphics are good, but the animations are somewhat awkward. Sound and music is good too.

Puzzles are on the easy side (only played through about half the game when writing this review), but perhaps they become more challenging further ahead. The solutions to the puzzles are mostly logical. The hotspot system is pretty good so that you don't need to do any pixel hunting, unless you want to. You just press space bar and it shows the objects you can interact with.

You can double-click to skip the walk animations. There is also a map which you can use to further cut down on the time needed to go from A to B. You can also skip conversations, which is nice.

Overall, a solid 4 out of 5.
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knightwolf
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 12
Complete waste of money
Did the developers actually play this game and think it waas good? I doubt it.

Hey guys - There is such a thing as TOO MUCH DIALOG, it just goes on and on and on for no reason at all. I'm sure it looked good on paper, but when it takes me 15 clicks to get through one useless conversation there is something wrong.

If you click on a meaningless object you better go make yourself a cup of tea because he's going to blab on about it for 5-10 minutes. It's completely unneccessary.

I couldn't fathom wasting my time on this game so I uninstalled it. The developers should be ashamed.

0/10
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Energonchi
3.1 hrs
Posted: September 11
black mirror 2 on the pc is a videogame featuring curves upward appearing!
Nice shape, springs you forward!Great propels each step quickens!
Nice transitions!An epic foot placement elminates heavy overlays!
A new interactive world that is bootie construction vacation relative!

Like the rest maxed out cushioning lines with soften doodles!
Ample art design,some cool monuments outsole in the preferences!
Techniqually aggressive in some standards!

Protrude effort!GRabbing muddy traps!Charged ahead traction!
A fully knit upper low profile selection!
The music atmosphere wrapping softly yet securely dense foam!
Around the perimeter it adds the vibe and its not for everyone!


Great feeling of control of iteration!Some cool feet flexes!
Moving naturallky i give this game a 8.9/10
great enginneered graphics with a moving presentation of tad sipes of cutting pleasure love the burrito master
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lddake
24.2 hrs
Posted: September 3
I liked this game, big improvement over the first Black Mirror. Well put together point and click adventure game, the puzzles weren't too difficult, nor were they too easy. The ambience of the game worked very well and the storyline kept you interested right up till the end with a nice cliffhanger to another sequel. I'd give it about a 6 out of 10 for a score, definitely worth it.
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kbrown3930
92.6 hrs
Posted: August 21
I liked this game and you will too if you like a lot of puzzles and point and click games with a horror type story. The story is the strongest part of the black mirror series along with the look of the game.
The graphics are nice for an older game. The only things I don't like are
1. the walking is a bit slow and you walk back and forth a lot which can get a bit boring.
2. there are a lot of things to look at, and some of those things are rather meaningless. It would have been better if the developers had only included things to look at that were totally relevant to the game.
For example, do you really need to look at the mansion and see a vine growing up to a window and comment on that vine?
I found I got sick of looking at every little detail because I just wanted to get on with the story.
But, In order not to miss clues you HAVE to look at everything, even the things that are not totally relevant.

Other than that..a really great little point and click.
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AuntyJulie
28.7 hrs
Posted: May 16
I enjoyed Black Mirror 1 for the story and graphics, but not the voice overs or the characters. Black Mirror II took the best from Black Mirror 1 and added a new dimension to the game. It was interesting to see some of the characters and places from number 1 but adding in a more modern look really did the game justice. It was very well done, the characters, places, voice overs, graphics and music were all excellent. I also liked the fact that for those of us who get frustrated at a puzzle that, unable to complete, means that you can't see a game trhough to the end, there was a SKIP button! I have to say, for those who have not played the Black Mirror games before, although Black Mirror I was not as good as II, it is worth playing it first as the story is a continuation. I am now looking forward to playing Black Mirror III.....tomorrow!
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Dame Amethyst
11.2 hrs
Posted: May 12
This game didn't get good until Chapter III. The point of the game seemed to be the MaGuyver escapes everywhere the main character turned. I did like seeing things from the first game...in ruins. Hope the third one is better.
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wqsmiley
17.0 hrs
Posted: May 12
I think i liked the first one just a little bit better, but this was most definetly one of the most engaging game i've played in years. I'm sorry I didn't come back to point & click games earlier. It took me roughly 15 hours of gameplay to finish it. I'll install Black Mirror 3 and start clicking again in a few minutes :)
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Shyhalu
17.3 hrs
Posted: May 5
Its a solid PnC adventure game, with only a few critical problems.


The character design, voice acting, cinematics, puzzles, mechanics, etc are well done....but the game suffers the black mirror syndrome....meaning that a large chunk of the game is bland/boring and mundane and has a pretty poorly done ending.

Its gets much better towards the latter half, pick up if you are going through the entire series.
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L0stLP
15.4 hrs
Posted: April 1
On its own: A very modern version of a point-and-click/horror with quick time events that can kill you. As part of a series: a bunch of questionable decisions that could have easily been avoided with ONE PROPER, HONEST conversation, but NO, let me dig my own grave here, as it the only sensible thing to do.

Unlike the first one this game has some improvements, it makes you feel like you are the knight in shining armour, but there is a lot more beneath the surface. You can see the hotpots and skip the minigames if you choose. On the other hand the death scenarios have been changed to split second decisions, heck sometimes a few of them in a row. The main character feels to hip-and-cool and is also a huge skeptic and out of place.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
26 of 26 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
Worth the money, in my opinion.

Positives:
+ Interesting, deep storyline.
+ Many puzzles and lots of interaction, which provide a good challenge.
+ An amusing, entertaining protagonist. I really got into the character whilst playing this game.
+ Voice acting is not dull, and actually pretty good.
+ Character can die, making it different from most point and click games. Remember to save your progress. I think this is a positive personally.
+ You can tell a lot of work has gone into this game, and it shows in the quality.

Negatives:
- As point and click as it gets. If you don't like point and click games, you should probably step away from this. If you're not sure if you like them or not, then I still think this is a worthwhile and fun purchase.
- Although the tabs state that this is a 'horror', it isn't really. More of a mystery, without the typical detective characters.
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20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2015
Black Mirror 2
Rating: 8/10
Overview: Traditional Point and Click Adventure Game

The Good:

+ Rich detailed graphics with a variety of different options

+ Hotspot indicator showcasing which areas on screen can be interacted with. A feature that should be mandatory for any point and click adventure game. This feature alone eliminates a lot of frustration

+ Scroll through your inventory using your middle mouse wheel makes it very easy to see which inventory items work with different hotspot areas within each location.

+ The traditional point and click puzzles are really well done if not a bit on the easy side but fit nicely with the overall theme of the game.

+ Revisiting old locations from the first Black Mirror 1 is really cool, even better is that you see these locations from a different camera angle which offers a fresh new perspective on something familiar.

+Soundtrack


The Average:

You really need to play Black Mirror 1 to appreciate this game. Although it is by no means a requirement to play this game, it becomes harder to care about the story or characters if you never played the first. The game starts off fairly slow and takes a long while to pick up and get going but it gets more and more interesting the more you play.


Certain static puzzles (slider puzzles, combination lock puzzles etc) could have used better clues to solve them. This only become a problem near the end of the game.


The Bad:

I hated the main character. I hated his accent, I hated the way he looks, I hated the way he spoke to other characters, I hated everything about him. Luckily I could skip his dialogue which helped me immensely.

Sadly I experienced hard freezes in the early parts of the game. Nothing but a hard reset from my computer would fix the problem. It got so bad that I was thinking of quitting the game all together. Luckily it was only happening in the beginning of the game and I was able to get through it.

Conclusion:

I gave the first Black Mirror a negative review, this game however fixes a lot of the problems I had with the first game and is a MUCH better experience overall. This turned out to be a very good game the more I played it and was pleasantly surprised how engrossing the story became the further I went along given the slow start. I don't think I would have appreciated the game had I not played the first but sometimes you have to tolerate the bad before you get to the good.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
Engaging storyline with some nice twist and turns. It is not so much of a "horror" game but has plenty of dark themes, creepy atmosphere and haunting music. The protagonist is a bit of an irritating brat at the start, but he slowly becomes more sympathetic to other people and thus more relatable at the end. Speaking of the ending, it is more of a "buy the third game to find out what happened!" type of cliffhanger, so be warned.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2014
Great followup to the first Black Mirror which had some serious flaws. It stays true to the original story (the only good part of first game IMO) and expands upon it in an interesting way. Good graphics, really nice enviroments, great adaptive music and overall good voice overs (way better than the first game).

I've played through quite alot of adventure games and I would rank this one in the top 5.

Now I'm off to see if the third game can top it!
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 19, 2014
After absolutely HATING the first game (mostly due to it's thoroughly unlikable and horribly acted protagonist) I pretty much ignored the second game in the series. I'm glad I finally gave it a chance when it came to Steam though, as it felt like a VAST improvement.

A MUCH more likable protagonist, a better paced story which still manages to be mostly ambiguous as to whether there's anything supernatural going on or not, more logical puzzles...there's a lot here which is much improved over the first game. It's a good length too but the variety of locations with a minimum of backtracking helps keep it interesting.

The voice acting is still mostly terrible, but that's pretty much to be expected of adventure games of it's time. It also has possibly one of the most ridiculously abrupt cliffhanger endings I've seen (from what I gather it runs directly into the third and final game) but overall...yeah. I liked it.

Four cases of hereditary brain-madness out of five.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Very atmospheric game with great visuals, logical puzzles and interesting story.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 12, 2015
Black Mirror II is really one of the best adventure games I've played in a while. The music, ambientation and graphics are very great. The voice acting is pretty good too. There are many characters who are complete and well created, and the game really feels, in many ways, quite realistic.

Darren's sarcasm is quite amusing and refreshing, although occasionally it gets a little annoying!

The best part about the game is that it is very long (many hours of gameplay), and the story really catches your attention, making you want to progress more and more. There are many things you need to do, ranging from the mundane to the mysterious. Many of the puzzles are inventory based, but there are also other kinds of very interesting puzzles.

Despite being a "horror" game, it is really not horror. It has an eerie atmosphere, like in the first Black Mirror.

The only critique I have is that, like most of these games, the ending was a little unsatisfying. But then, it immediately left me wanting to play Black Mirror III, which was probably the point.

Verdict: I highly recommend this game! But go ahead and buy Black Mirror III as well, because when you finish 2, you'll want to play it!


Análise em Português:

Black Mirror II é realmente um dos melhores jogos de aventura que eu joguei. A música, ambientação e os gráficos são excelentes. A dublagem é muito boa também. Há muitos personagens bem feitos e o jogo realmente parece, em muitos aspectos, bastante realista.

O sarcasmo de Darren é bastante divertido e eficaz, embora algumas vezes ele seja um pouco irritante!

A melhor parte sobre o game é que ele é bem longo (muitas horas de gameplay), e a história realmente prende sua atenção, fazendo você querer progredir mais e mais. Há muitas coisas que você precisa fazer, que vão desde coisas mundanas até tarefas sobrenaturais. Muitos dos puzzles são baseados no inventário, mas também existem outros tipos de quebra-cabeças bem interessantes.

Apesar de ser um jogo "de terror", ele realmente não é. Ele possui uma atmosfera sinistra e misteriosa, assim como no primeiro Black Mirror.

A única crítica que tenho é que, como a maioria desses jogos, o final é um pouco insatisfatório. No entanto, ele imediatamente me deixou querendo jogar Black Mirror III, o que provavelmente é o objetivo desse final.

Veredito: Eu recomendo muito esse game! Eu aconselho comprar também Black Mirror III, porque quando você terminar o 2, você vai querer jogá-lo!
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2014
A fun and enjoyable Point and Click game with interesting locations and characters with a very dark storyline - a welcome change from the usual light hearted competition. A few scares here and there, but nothing which you will lose any sleep over.

Yes , as mentioned elsewhere, the main character comes across a bit like a spoilt brat at first but his dry sense of humour soon becomes quite amusing to listen to.

Solid graphics with a mix of prerendered scenes and hand painted artwork this game was a pleasure to admire.
It also features a "Show items" hotkey similar to Secret Files which you may love or hate - I find it a very useful feature as well as the option for hints should you find yourself stuck.

Overall a very worthwhile Point and Click adventure which I look forward to replaying in the coming years.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
I played first part as a kid. It was very good point'n'click and also a great horror story for a kid like me. Second part is turning on slowly but then it spins like crazy. Its should be called action point and click. Tension aint releasing you until the very resolve. Or not resolve at all. THE END? Im instalin third part now i want to know WHAT HAPPEND NEXT! Good story, logic riddles (syndrom of connect u wiener with floor to make a flower grow aint appearing here;D) Perfect soft horror and detective storytelling. If you liked first part you will love this game!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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