Black Mirror is a dark adventure game that details the aftermath of the tragic death of William Gordon. Playing as his grandson Samuel players must unveil the truth behind the events of that fateful, stormy night.
User reviews: Mixed (15 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 17, 2003
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“The beautifully detailed graphics make exploration a sheer pleasure and the music and ambient sounds combine well to heighten the sense of something evil waiting, patiently, watching your every move.”
80 % – Quandary

“A worthy addition for anyone looking for a solid mystery/horror game. The interesting story line, easy to use control system, and detail graphics makes the game stand out.”
76 % – GameZone

“Did you enjoy “Sanitarium” and Agatha Christie's first mystery? If you can answer "yes" to these questions, then I highly recommend The Black Mirror as a "journey into darkness" well worth your time and effort.”
75 % – Four Fat Chicks

About This Game

Black Mirror is a dark adventure game that details the aftermath of the tragic death of William Gordon. Playing as his grandson Samuel players must unveil the truth behind the events of that fateful, stormy night. The Gordon family has accepted William's death as suicide; however, Samuel is not so sure. And through further investigation some terrifying family secrets are revealed. Through the course of the game players will discover the tragedy that has decimated the Gordons since the Middle Ages - and eventually fight to escape a fate that will not stop until it has claimed every member of the family.

Key Features

  • A rich and interesting storyline to capture the imagination
  • Third-person graphical adventure
  • Six comprehensive chapters
  • Features 23 individual characters
  • More than 100 different locations, including: a medieval underground temple, a mental hospital, and a cemetery
  • Atmospheric effects such as rain, fog, and storms
  • Hundreds of realistic animations
  • Many logical, inventory, environmental, and tactile puzzles

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8 32 or 64 bit
    • Processor: Pentium(r) III 400 MHz (Or Equivalent)
    • Memory: 64 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8 32 or 64 bit
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible card
Helpful customer reviews
50 of 57 people (88%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Fantastic voice acting and atmosphere. Have no problems with crashing (W. 8.1/64) but i have some realy annoying sound issues. One of my favoriute games 10 years ago and the creepy feeling of black mirror castle is unchanged, love it :-)
Posted: June 19
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14 of 29 people (48%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
This would be a good game if it didn't keep crashing. Apparently, Steam uses an older version of the game with several crash issues, namely during ingame dialog - the dialog will cut out and screeching static will play. Then, the game will either continue playing or (more likely) crash. No fixes can be found.
Posted: July 16
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16 of 39 people (41%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
I'm using Windows 7, and have beyond recommended system requirements. However, this game does still have frequent crashes (there is no autosave to save you) and has that annoying sound glitch. The sound glitch is when someone's talking and suddenly loud static will replace the talking. The first cutscene after the introduction cutscene, is choppy. After that the animations are much smoother. To discover the controls you have to look in the readme inside the game files. I recommend using subtitles.

Other than that, the small portion I've been able to play before the game crashes, has been a enjoyable expierence. I cannot though, recommend this game until some of the problems said above are fixed.

In Black Mirror's current state:
Rating: 6.5/10
Value: $2-5
Posted: June 23
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9 of 30 people (30%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
One hour into the game and I get terrible sound problems. Sometimes when speaking to a character suddenly an ear-♥♥♥♥♥♥ loud static noise appears, and even though I can get past those with clicking on the mouse, I cannot get past one point where it crashes constantly.
Posted: June 25
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15 of 47 people (32%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Same,crashes on me also. Waste of $8 and time.
Posted: June 18
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