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?
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Very Positive (85 reviews) - 84% of the 85 user reviews for this game are positive.
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 He's subjected to extensive questioning, but Darren is numb to the events occurring around him, and has withdrawn into a deep emptiness.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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DX 9
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Very Positive (85 reviews)
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Dame Amethyst
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
I did really enjoy this game. I felt it was as good as the first, possibly better, and I liked that it rounded out the trilogy in a satisfying way. Yes, still some tedious tasks. The only real problem I had with II and III was that I didn't care for the main character at all. He wasn't likable so it was hard to really care whether he succeeded or not (only because I was playing as him did I feel concern about reaching the end). Samuel in the first game is a much better character. I still didn't figure out how to take pictures correctly in order to open the bonus games. This was something that was started in game 2 but I only took one picture in that one that was accepted. In this one, from the start I literally took a picture of just about everything the main character was supposed to check out in every single scene, but the list was still pretty grayed out when I checked at the end. Why won't they tell what you're supposed to do here to get the bonus achievements? That didn't make much sense to me. Oh, the puzzle to trap the two souls...man, was that hard! I saved like every few steps, which was a good thing because when I inevitably died, I didn't have to go back too far.
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Shyhalu
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
This was a good sequel and a decent conclusion to the story line.

Good graphics, decent voice acting and puzzles (Save a couple atrocious puzzles), sparse video game logic involved in adventuring.

Only real complaint was that there was a little bit of mundane tediousness that didn't seem needed and the ending felt rushed and poorly done with a terrible and cheesy cutscene.
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L0stLP
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
On its own: A horror/comedy about being possessed and trying your best to solve that problem. 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.

As the finally to the series it manages to do what the previous two games were missing, Comedy. Yes, people still die and some scenarios were maybe not intended to be funny, but the dialogue is full of ham. There is an optional conversation with a fortune teller in every chapter that is top notch. It is made in the same engine as the second one and is mechanically identical, but with no QTEs. I grew to like the main caracter and feel sorry for him for his predicament, as he was finding his place in life. A good series with a flimsy plot, but still enjoyable.
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jaffa_geronimo
( 25.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
played the second part (bought it the old-school-way, as physical media) and was glad to found by chance that a third part has been released.

liked the locations, the different characters and this "you get a comment for a lot of things in the word" and the long playtime.
i also liked the quest-book style of the main character.
riddles/puzzles are okay in difficulty.

imho the ending was a little bit short resp. some kind of "cut".
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BatGirlJack
( 16.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
An amazing game series ruined by horrible mini-games and a 'was that it' ending.

I've really enjoyed this series so far and still liked most of this game. They improved the walking speed and jumping to exits. But man, the bad side and this was killer - the mini-games are atrocious. At several points while playing I was so frustrated, I had to leave, not just the computer but my house! For example, at one point there's a mini game to reassemble a skeleton. I took time and did it, no result. Multiple attempts later, even after checking my layout with online guides and pictures of the solution, to which it was identical, but for some reason the game would just not accept it. One piece must have been off by millimeters, didn't matter. The same issue occurs when drawing "walking lines" on the map, off by a millimeter? Game doesn't tell you, it just refuses to let Adrian go down the path you know you have to go down. Granted you can eventually skip some puzzles but it feels so unjustified to do so after all your work on the puzzle.

So moving past that, game play is nice, story continues to be interesting, winding up to a pretty cool ending area always hinting at the final big confrontation, then it fizzles out like a dollar store sparkler. I reached down to pet my cat and pretty much missed the whole 6 seconds of final battle video. That's the climax? 3 games of building story line just to end like that? Ugggggg! Maybe it was one of those, they ran out of money things, but man, I'm so let down.

Don't let this game hurt you the way it hurt me. Go into it with extremely low expectations.
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spiritworld
( 18.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
Pretty much similar to previous part, except better graphics and less logic puzzles. I noticed many situations where I expected to solve logical puzzle but then there was none, on the contrary there was many situtations where the solutions to progress was to inspect+talk through everything in a scene, pleh. Storywise you must play previous game to get something out of this.

There's almost a game stopping glitch when you inspect Miss Valleys house. Eventhough you solve the puzzle Darren won't react to it. Fortunately it's worked around by using "skip the puzzle" switch (activated from Additional game help in settings)

The praise:
-even better graphics, backgrounds are amazing
-badass Mordred-Darren seizures
-find the crows "minigame"
-good voice acting and dialog
-more grimsome
-you die fewer times...

The nag:
-... but you can still die (I see no point for dying in p'n'c, creates just needless save loading)
-cawing of the crows becomes tiresome incredibly fast, luckily you can mute them from ambient sounds settings
-too few puzzles, too much wandering
-that one glitch
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Caroline
( 19.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 8
I WON'T BUY ANYTHING FROM STEAM EVER AGAIN AS THEIR CUSTOMER SUPPORT IS RUBBISH AND THEY HAVE AN UNFAIR REFUND POLICY. I SUGGEST YOU BUY ELSEWHERE.
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Luckie
( 13.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 11
A brilliant conclusion to a truly wonderful game series.
The second game was quite a hit to start with, although I missed the wonderful accents of the German actors trying to sound as English as possible. This third installment improved on literally everything. Well, apart from the catastrophic ending! However, it can be overlooked if you're purely playing because you're a fan of the series. Unfortunately, the ending barely made any sense because they jumbled every fact they had collected together to make some sort of explanation as to why Mordred is doing these things. It was unsatisfying, but that is the only negative side to this game.
Not as many puzzles as in its predecessors, which for me is great because they drive me absolutely ♥♥♥♥ing mental, but for those who are going out of their way to look for them it's a little disappointing; plus they've become a lot easier (or I've just become smarter, who knows?)
I definitely recommend it, honestly there aren't very many games out there quite like these, unless you want to delve into the 2004 wave of point-and-click and search through mounds of Nancy Drew until you find what you really enjoy.
Give it a go, it's always included in any Steam sale, especially the bundle for all three games which you can get for like 5 bucks in a sale.
It's worth it.
Trust me.
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ElLirogono
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 2
Final installment of the Black Mirror series has a logical, though unsatisfying ending.
The game is more of a 'to be continued' of Black Mirror II than an independent story and you must play BM II before. BM I is optional and definitely recommended.
The game does not differ in anything from its precedessor, except for the plot which in this case is the weakest point of the game. Still, a solid piece of point&click adventure.
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Bioraye
( 22.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 25
Here we are then, Black Mirror 3.

What can I say? It left me with seriously mixed feelings. I felt incredibly annoyed at some of the puzzles (especially near the end, and because of it I didn't bother finishing up anymore). It was too aggravating.

Too many challenges at the wrong time! I hate when a game leaves me feeling braindead (and this was the case with BM 3).

As much as I love the graphics & the main characters (+ subcharacters), some of the puzzles really blew it for me.

And I felt there were too many elements introduced (be it story-wise or character-wise), which created quite a bit of "loose ends" (i.e. unexplained phenomena, no follow-up in regard to certain events that had taken place throughout the series).

This game bugged me to the core due to:

- the absence of multiple solutions to one problem
(I can clearly remember one time, where I needed an item to seal off the entrance to a cave *near* the local morgue - which had a fitting item *at* the morgue, that could have been used to achieve this, but noooo - the game had me running all the way back to the castle - TO THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN - to get an item I had specifically examined before but couldn't pick up, as the character exclaimed "not needing" it - NICE! NOT!)

- utterly weird parts that felt disconnected & unbelievable (e.g. a homeless guy who was introduced in BM 1, who reappeared in BM 3 while living at some ancient ruins with no visible food source or decent shelter - HELLOOO? how is that possible?)

- the lack of consistency in regard to interior design (more notably; the rooms & hallway in the castle not really looking the way they did before & some areas not being mentioned, even though BM 3 takes place only 3 weeks after the ending of BM 2!)

- 2/3rds of the game being spent trying to prove the protagonist's innocence in regard to a serious series of events that had taken place in BM 2, only to end up solving one tedious & aggravating puzzle after another, JUST to break the Gordon family's curse! (it was just TOO much)

- the altered map system (I eventually grew used to it, but it was totally unnecessary)

- the main character's sudden open mind & approach during therapy sessions with the local psychiatrist, even though he's the levelheaded, down-to-earth, smart, cautious type - blurting out every obscure detail of his occult experiences up until now (only to moan about the fact he's not taken seriously!! - that was so out of character for this guy!)

- some awkward repetitiveness feeling rather unnatural (e.g. daily phonecalls to a fortune teller, only to have the main character moan about how what he gets to hear is a load of crap - well stop calling then?!)

Unfortunately, this installment of the series ended up annoying me terribly.

It had some fun & exciting parts, but I can't help but wonder whether the whole crew wanted to have their say, which perhaps may have led to the developers adding a mish-mash of elements, but couldn't make it work into a believable, cohesive story.

Just like in BM 2, I felt like the supernatural parts didn't blend well with the realistic elements in game. It wasn't all that bad, but in the end it felt like they wanted too much of everything.

I would still recommend getting it (as part of the pack - BM | BM2 | BM3), and most definitely play from the start... otherwise it gets very confusing.
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
First of all, I enjoyed all three games of the Black Mirror series! I prefer part 3 over part 2, but nothing tops the first one ;)
If you haven’t played the other games, I do not recommend this game, since you won’t get much of the story and some important facts won’t be revealed to you. If you played them, you shouldn’t miss out on this one!

Part 3 is even darker than the other two games and the creepiness is reaching a new peek towards the final truth. The shocking and bloody moments, just like a delusional main character, makes it a very convincing and thrilling story.
The story continues with Darren's, uhm, Adrian’s search for the truth of his past and a dark soul slowly taking over his possession. We move around in the usual setting of Willow Creek and get to see some new locations and old places from the first games with new graphic perspectives and of course some familiar faces (who would forget about Ralph and Mr. Bubby?)…

You can die several times during the game, as you make wrong decisions or react too slow.
The gameplay is much the same as in the other games, nothing to complain here. At some point you were able to play two characters and switch between them. I’m not a fan of this game mode usually, because it may cause a lot of effort to explore every object twice, but they managed to find a nice solution for that.

I got stuck a few times, and even noticed a glitch about triggering the right moment during a puzzle, but it worked out fine in the end. The story was packing the whole time and the connections between the other games were perfectly considered. The atmosphere was great, as always, with detailed graphics and a perfect mix of music and sound effects. Every character had its own interesting storyline and the voice acting was well done.

Towards the end the cutscenes, dialogues and puzzles all of a sudden become longer and longer. That lasted until the end and felt a little sluggish, but that was just a little thing that bothered me. All in all this is a worthy end for the series and I’m not disappointed a bit. And for a sale-deal or even the original price on Steam, you can’t do anything wrong.

(Note: People, who complain about the game just being English on Steam, should be advised to read the description first. No reason to downvote the game, because Steam won’t release it in their language!)
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 13, 2014
Last part of the story of the Gordons!

If the kind of point-and-click that you like is about gathering and combining items, plus a lot of dialogs, then this could be the game for you, especially if you played and enjoyed the first two Black Mirror games and want to know how the story ends.

My general feeling during this game was boredom and impatience. It started with a series of long dialogs and uneventful actions and I remember wondering if it would ever get interesting. Then things got a little better, but not much, and then had me yawning and rolling my eyes at the end.

Personally, I am more into games that combine gathering-and-combining with logic puzzles, deductions and not too long dialogs, which is why I (who played the previous two) felt disappointed. This game gave me very (I do mean very) long dialogs, 90% gather-and-combine and just five puzzles in the whole game. From those five, three were "remember the image you saw before and you are done" and only two were logic puzzles. I will not say if they were easy or hard, because that varies from player to player. My problem was that they were just two!

There are a few glitches. I was forced to skip on a "puzzle" (which was no puzzle, really) because the right answer was not recognized, so I could never move on from it. I had to go to the walkthrough to find out that it was, indeed, a glitch.

Now, the story... Oh well, taste is subjective and I can only say what it was for me. Compared to how much I liked the story in the first game and how I was already sort of disappointed by the second, this one really didn't do it for me. They start, as I said, too slow and uneventful, then they try to regain the "creepiness" of the previous stories(the creepy tortures and experiments that the doctors were conducting, the morgue, etc.)but, for me, it was like "yeah, I saw that already in the previous two games". For the last three chapters, they take the player on a rollercoaster of Catholic fervor mixed up with a pagan ritual gone wrong and a spiritual hero on a battle for his soul, the future of mankind and even the very foundation and preservation of the Catholic Church. Religious beliefs aside, I felt that the writers aimed at doing something original and overdid the plot, cramming a lot of long dialogs and clips at the end with very little choice or interaction (save click here, put that there) from the player.

I am not toooo sorry that I got it, as now I at least know how it ends. But I wish I had waited for a better discount (I couldn't help myself and got it with the 20% off release). This was definitely not my cup of tea! But, as I said, if you are into this kind of game, this is a great one, which is the only reason I will click on "yes" recommend this game. The voices sounded very nice to me, and I have to say that I liked the images very much. I liked to wander the castle that I once wandered as Samuel and remeber events from that first Black Mirror, like the sound of the potatoes on the fire in the kitchen when I went to talk to Bates.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2014
Picking straight off from the events in Black Mirror 2 (You WILL need to play 2 for this to make any sense!) it wraps up the events in Willow Creek.

Although slightly shorter than the prequeal in gametime with a less varied selection of locations, the story finally falls into place.
A very good series which I whole heartedly recommend to ant Point and Click fan.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 4, 2015
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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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 4, 2015
The swansong of 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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2015
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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2015
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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2015
So glad I took a chance on buying the 3 pack last week when it was on sale. It was all i could play this weekend. I just wanted to find out what came next. Never heard of this series before, but I'm glad I found it.

Little disappointed at the rushed ending of #3, but overall I loved the series.

Wish there was an add on to play while rebuilding the castle and repairing the reputation of the Gordon clan while finishing the seemingly never ending job dropped on Adrian at the end.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2014
Was an interesting break from my usual grinds, interesting story,iIf you played the first 2 i think you would want to finish with the 3rd. Could have used some more complicated puzzles but I still had fun.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1, 2014
Probably the best of the "trilogy" of Black Mirror.

Not a "classic", but a good, well written, adventure game.

Pity for the final, a little too "fast", I think.
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