Help Darren continue his search to uncover his clouded past. What do his torturous nightmares really mean? Who is the mysterious person that posted the bail to set him free? What demons lie waiting in the crypt?
User reviews: Positive (45 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 19, 2011
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“Our Verdict: Black Mirror III is a thoroughly satisfying ending to this dark mystery trilogy and an impressive game in its own right.”
4/5 – Adventure Gamers

About This Game

In the final chapter of this acclaimed horror trilogy, Black Mirror III picks up right where the thrilling ending to Black Mirror II left off.

Only a short time ago, Darren Michaels was a quiet store clerk in a sleepy New England town. Now in Willow Creek, England, a tormented Darren barely reacts as police handcuffs are closed on his wrists. All the evidence points to him, and the police have arrested Darren as their primary suspect in a fatal crime. He's subjected to extensive questioning, but Darren is numb to the events occurring around him, and has withdrawn into a deep emptiness. Then after several weeks of incarceration, Darren is unexplainably released.

But he is not free. Darren remains terrorized by sleepless nights, nightmare-like visions, and the chilling specter of murder and death,.

Now alone, Darren must continue his search to uncover what has been happening to him and lift the veil on his clouded past. What has he really seen? What do his torturous nightmares really mean? Who is the mysterious person that posted the bail to set him free? What demons lie waiting in the crypt?

Return to face the dark forces that haunt the ominous Black Mirror Castle as you search for the secrets that lie behind the tangled web of haunting riddles, mysterious secrets and dark characters. Alternate between two playable characters, as you explore over 100 highly detailed and atmospheric locations; interacting with over 50 characters in your quest for redemption.

Dare to find the answers in the climactic final chapter of this epic trilogy - for once you gaze into the Black Mirror, you won't be able to look away.

Features:


  • In the final chapter in this acclaimed horror trilogy, Black Mirror III picks up right where the thrilling ending to Black Mirror II left off.
  • Return to face the dark forces that haunt the ominous Black Mirror Castle as you search for the secrets the lie behind the tangled web of haunting riddles, mysterious secrets and dark characters.
  • Alternate between two playable characters as you explore over 100 highly detailed and atmospheric locations, and interact with over 50 characters in your quest to find redemption..
  • Dare to find the answers in the climactic final chapter of this epic trilogy - for once you gaze into the Black Mirror, you won't be able to look away!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Pentium IV 1.4 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DX 9
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Played all three parts of this game now, it was a very nice experience! The game really matured when compared to the first part, the plot was exelent (as were the previous' game ones), and the scenery and characters well thought out. There is a decent amount of playtime value in this part as well, its certainly wont let you down in that regard, all in all:
Great gameplay, no major bugs encountered (just a tiny one where I had to let a puzzle be autosolved for me, no biggy), excelent story telling, great voiceacting and quality for your money. Recommended for all puzzle loving gamers who enjoy nice scenery and great storylines!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
The swansong of a a really great trilogy! You should play the previous two parts before starting this one, in fact it is mandatory to experience the magnificence of the story.

Graphics are essentially similar to the second part albeit a bit more detailed. The story however is by far the best of the three as it reaches the climax and you finally meet what the game is all about - the Black Mirror.

10/10!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Great game - best to play Black Mirror II first although I played the third first without any difficulties picking up the previous plot.

Likes:
- complex and dark story line;
- good voice acting;
- puzzles make sense (e.g. the protagonist is a Physics student, and quite a few of his puzzle solving revolve around chemistry and mechanical repair rather than find a special key to fit into a special lock under a special day with full moon etc etc);
- good graphics, considering the game is getting on in age;
- good replay value.

Dislikes:
- sometimes the music get very loud and overwhelming (ok, ok, I get it, something BAD is about to happen!);
- some of the storyline is a tad predictable (clue: evil + Catholic Church = ???)

Otherwise, an excellent game if you are into point and click 3rd person adventure games.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
I actually forgot this game existed until recently. Black Mirror II ends pretty definitively (or so it seems). That said, I'm glad i rediscovered it and decided to play, as the Black Mirror series are some of my favorite point and clicks and III adds a lot to the series.

For one thing, there is a marked difference, in my opinion, in how coherent the storyline is. The first game was interesting, but sort of all over the place - if there's one thing that forcing a more linear rigidity does give to a game, it's the gift of coherence. With II becoming more linear, it was slightly more understandable what you were doing at any given time and why, and this one seems to have really maxed that trait out.

This is a very interesting and dark point and click horror game that fans of the genre will really enjoy, whether or not they have played the first two (it does a good job of introducing characters and events previously used in the series without being too hamfisted.) The locations are fun to explore and the plot has lots of depth. If you're into history, family dramas, insanity studies, or atmospheric creepers you'll have a good romp with this one. It's also a long game, with many things to poke around in, so you're likely to be entertained for a while
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Black Mirror III is the shortest of the trilogy, but pleasingly it is also the tightest game, with a well judged sense of humour.

Following on immediately after the events of II, Black Mirror III feels like a story finally building to it's climax from the get go, as the game delves even further into old locations and the infamous Black Mirror castle. The repurcusisons of the events of the second game now litter Willow Creek and it's residents, and by doing what the trilogy is best at, you get to explore a place changed by sinister evil and terrible events.

As with it's prequels, the game is stunning to look at, and the story is dark but satisfying. It is, in fact, at it's very best when a peculiar character called "Phil" comes into play in what is, unfortunately, a rather twisted side story which is left hanging and without any satisfactory resolution. it is an almost odd inclusion in the game and one which feels almost half finished - slightly extraneous if truth be told, which is a pity as it fits into the twisted world of Willow Creek quite nicely.

But, Black Mirror III is a game that knows where it wants to go, and it intends to gat there by the most direct route. You want to know how it's going to end. You're invested in the Gordon family by now, and want the castle to finally give up it's secrets. Sadly, this is maybe the biggest weakness of BMIII - the final few rooms are rather a let down, as they could only ever be after such a monumental journey. One thing I have found with the trilogy, is that when the games actually comes close to Mordred Gordon in terms of the secret catacombs and traps which guard his secrets, the games are significantly less interesting than they are when you are roaming Willow Creek. It's as if the games are unable to live up to their own expectations as they reach their conclusions, and as such they do fall flat a little.

But that's a minor gripe I found the Black Mirror trilogy to be majestic from start to finish. If there is one final annoyance however, it's the lack of 'what happened next' in terms of Willow Creek and it's inhabitants. By the end of the trilogy there will be some names you will be familiar with and places you will know well, and it would have been a nice way to end to find out if Edward really did get the job he desired to badly, or how a couple of Willow Creek's more "challenged" residents fared after the dust settled.

But no matter. It was a nice touch, that the game developers hinted that although the Gordon Curse may finally be resolved, there could be more shade-busting adventures to be had, but sadly, short of Kickstarter I couldn't see any possible return to Black Mirror castle or Willow Creek. But for what it was worth, the experience was truly fantastic, and it's a shame all games can't be made with such skill and passion.

One of, if not the very best series of point 'n' click games I have ever played.
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