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: Mostly Positive (131 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 17, 2003

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February 10

Languages Added & Cloud Support

Dear Black Mirror Fans,

We just added the following languages:
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Polish
Russian
Czech

We also added Steam Cloud support so that your savegames should be syncronised.

Have fun!

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Reviews

“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
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Enjoyable game if your in the mood for it. There are bugs in the game, the biggest is where the game will crash after certain dialouge bits where a screeching sound will play and the game will then crash to desktop. This can be game breaking as some of these dialouge bits are required to advance to the story. To get around this I found that clicking throught hte dialouge as fast as possible would usually bypass the crashing. You won't hear some of the story but its worth it to finish the game.

Speaking of the game it's a good adventure game with a interesting gothic story and decent puzzles. Some of the puzzles are really difficult and I would never have passed one in particular because I didn't even know what it was asking of me, other than that they were the right amount of challenging and enjoyable. The voice acting is atrocious but it becomes less and less noticable as the game progresses. The finale is extremely weak and feels underdeveloped and rushed. Despite these flaws this was an excellent game worth my time and got me back into adventure games after being absent since the King's Quest series.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
I remember when my dad played this years ago and let me, as a kid, watch him play through point & click games. A decapitated head in a bucket gave me nightmares for weeks. 10/10

I actually adore this game and am now on my second playthrough (without my dad). The voice-acting is terrible, but aside from that the game is great. There are some puzzles that make you feel hella smart plus the backgroundart is really pretty. I would recommend keeping half an eye on a walkthrough to not get stuck and wander around aimlessly, just to find the right person to continue the story. I would recommend it for all point & click players that like a bit of mystery and horror (gore).
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
TL;DR : I don't like the first game. The rest is awesome.

Long before I started playing Black Mirror, I already had played Black Mirror II and I absolutely loved it. I couldn't wait until BMIII came out. That game too satisfied my needs. When I saw that the trilogy was finally coming to steam, I insta-bought the first game too.

Although I have only played for 15 minutes or so, I already felt like the game wasn't as good as the rest of the trilogy.
I first of all had difficulties getting it to start up and when I was finally playing the low quality really bothered me. And I'm not just talking about graphics; Whenever I start a conversation I takes the npc waaay too long to respond, because it first has to complete their (really laggy) animation. I also didn't like the characters to all be so uptight. Of course, that's because the setting is in a old victorian castle and all the characters are rich. Nothing to do about that, but it's just not the same to play as Samuel as it is the play Darren(main character of BMII & III).

I can safely say that the studio really did improve the game quite a bit with BMII and III. Of course, going backwards to the first game, I couldn't expect much, but I did. And that's why I'm a bit disappointed; because I wanted more of the same. The game's probably pretty good qua story. I just don't seem to have the patience. I'm ready to move on.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
I really enjoyed this game! I'm actually fairly surprised it has some bad reviews; it's a little old but it's still such an extraordinary game. It kept me engaged the whole way through, and by chapter five I was just completely immersed it's so well done. The story was engaging and well written, and the puzzles were just the right amount of a challenge. The story kept me guessing right until the very end and its rare to find an older game like this that makes you think so much, I just enjoyed it so much! It's also a whole lot longer than expected, it took me fifteen hours to finish, and from the looks of it it took some people even longer. At first I was annoyed with te length, but by the end I was so glad there was so much game for me to enjoy. I can't wait to play the others! If they're any better than this one then they're well worth being excited for!!

Also a side note, some of the reviews report some bugs but I didn't encounter a single one, so whatever bugs they mention have in fact been patched and the game is fully enjoyable!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
The best point&click I've been playing for years!
Great storyline and nice music/sound effects.
Riddles are logical in 95% so it's really good ;) Some irrational ones forced me to give this game 9/10 instead of 10/10.

I just hope that BM2 will be as good as the first part, because I am about to start and finish it this weekend! ^^
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