‘Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror – Remastered’ is a stunning update to the multi million-selling original. While investigating a ruthless drug gang, journalist Nico Collard unexpectedly comes across an ancient artifact.
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Release Date: Dec 2, 2009

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7.9/10 – Gamespot

“This is a sequel that has it all: laughs, danger, drama, romance… and a lucky lump of coal.”
9.5/10 – Alternative Magazine Online

About This Game

‘Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror – Remastered’ is a stunning update to the multi million-selling original. While investigating a ruthless drug gang, journalist Nico Collard unexpectedly comes across an ancient artifact. Little can she know that the ornately carved obsidian stone will lead her, and her adventuring companion George Stobbart, into a mysterious escapade of intrigue and deceit, in which they must overcome powerful forces and antagonists who will stop at nothing to fulfil their evil ambitions.

Torment and terror, sacrificial rituals, and bloody massacre is unearthed beneath a veil of Mayan mystery. Kidnap, stolen treasure, astronomy, and deadly drug baron are the least of the duo’s worries, as divine forces threaten to annihilate mankind! Nerve, cunning and guile are essential in order to conquer in this compelling adventure, guaranteed to leave you with an aching brain and a beating heart. Are you up to the challenge?

Along with an exclusive new interactive digital comic, from ‘Watchmen’ co-creator Dave Gibbons, the game boasts fully animated facial expressions, enhanced graphics throughout, high quality music as well as a context-sensitive hint system, and diary.

  • Over 60 characters with which to interact
  • A multitude of highly detailed locations to explore
  • Hundreds of mind-bending puzzles and clues to collect
  • Beautiful classically animated sequences
  • Stunning music from world-famous composer, Barrington Pheloung

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista
    • Processor: Pentium or equivalent
    • Memory: 16 Mb
    • Graphics: Direct X 5.0 compatible card
    • DirectX®: 5.0 or greater
    • Hard Drive: 600 Mb
    • Sound: Direct X compatible card
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Hard Drive: 1GB free space
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27 of 27 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Broken Sword 2 Remastered Review
The game takes place after 6 months of the first game following the story of Nico and George. Instead of templars they will be following a lead regarding a Mayan Artifact </Synopsis>. Some critics/fans held Shadow of templars better than Smoking mirror but for my personally tastes i find this game lot better. Not only from dialogue aspects and better graphics, but also from story/length. Its somewhat shorter than previous game, but thats how i prefer my Adventure games (Not too long)

Great Points
  • Better story than in first game, less siderailing & filler hubs
  • Cool characters making return from first game
  • Mayan's are pretty cool subject
  • Great & Funny dialogue
Bad Points
  • Some very minor bugs do occur by clicking sometimes the objectives (Nothing too drastic)
  • Was wishing for more puzzles, first game had more
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 1, 2014
A great sequel which maintains the charm of the first game (same colourful characters, same witty dialogues) . A must have for any fan of the series.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 28, 2014
Broken Sword 2 offers pretty much identical gameplay to the first one. The story on this one felt less than believable and was often times plain comical. Like the first one, this is a very casual adventure; the puzzles are extremely easy, plus the blue markers remove any difficulty in finding whatever you need. There is also a hint system in the unlikely event you ever get stuck. The movement is still slow paced. Often times you have to wait for an animation sequence to complete and you can't double-click to run or quickly move from one location to the next. Overall, it was is a reasonably well done adventure game that feels a little dated.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2014
Broken Sword 2 is a decent sequel to Broken Sword 1, but definitely weaker than the original. The story is not as good, with a far more black and white us vs them (while the original had three factions which made the story more interesting). For the longest time I was afraid they had remade Nico into nothing but a side-character who does nothing but get rescued, but luckily she does get to do more stuff later in the game.

The biggest let down was the number of time-wasting puzzles though. I.e. puzzles that are not hard to figure out, but takes a long time to do... or in the case of the jungle section, not even to do, just walking around (in the directors cut of the first game it was possible to fasttravel by dubbelclicking... the remastered version of the second does not seem to have that). Or when you want to tie two things together with a rope and you click on one of them and George instead says it would be better to tie it to the other first... instead of just doing that.
Together with some puzzles that have frankly stupid or contrived solutions (or the puzzles themselves are contrived) it certainly makes it weaker than the first game and far shorter. Sure it took me 7h vs the 10h of the original, but I'd still say it was half as short... the additional two hours felt artificially prolonged by the time-wasting aspect of some of the puzzles.

However, while it is IMO weaker than the first game, it is still a good adventure game. If you enjoyed the first you will probably enjoy this one for the most part. If you haven't played the first, start with that instead.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
Very interesting sequel to the first amazing Broken Sword game. Whilst not as good as the original, I feel this game still belongs in the hall of fame for point and click adventures.

It continues all the great elements that the first game had, and has it's own interesting continuation of the characters. The only downside to this game I feel is the character artwork for Nicole, the artwork portraying her character animation looks horrible compared to the facial conversation artwork, I can't believe they didn't improve it.

Still, it's a great game to play.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
7.9/10 - Solid Point and Click Adventure; Falls Short of Original!

I really enjoyed this next installment of the series, but it definitely fell short when compared to the first. The campaign is only about 7 hours and that's with really slow walking animation, no quick travel when leaving a room and delayed dialogue at times. If you don't get frustrated with that then this is a follow-up worth playing!

We find George and Nico 6 months later, and it appears things didn't end happily ever after. After an impromptu break up George comes across information that Nico is now missing. He will have to once again circumnavigate the globe, beat the bad guys and protect the sacred Mayan stones!

Overall, I had a lot of fun with this, it’s worth the $1/hour price tag. It's half the length of the original so pay accordingly.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
+ great story telling
+ atmosphere of an adventure
+ (mostly) fun puzzles
+ no clumsy & ugly 3D graphics (like in BS3 & BS4)
+ good voice acting
+ most compatibility issues fixed in Remastered version

- some puzzles make less sense
- hints added by the Remastered version take from the challenge
- "quick time events" which feel a bit out of place compared to the point&click style

I first played this game over a decade ago. I picked it up before playing BS1. Along with my dad we would sit down and try to solve the puzzles and find the correct item combinations to move us forward in the storyline. The game felt relaxing and I really enjoyed that time. I finished it a couple of times since then and I got this Remastered version to see if it can replace my decaying CDs and to see a fix for the compatibility issues the game had. And yes, this Remastered edition is worth it. BS2 is not the best game in the world but it's fun and enjoyable. Very relaxing too, apart from the QTEs where you had to time something otherwise you were screwed. While I get the concept it felt out of place for this adventure game style. I also do not like the hints but simply just because I played the original version and I see how it takes the challenge out. But that is just my opinion on them. Overall a good game worth your time so I recommend it to all fans of the point&click genre.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Point and click adventure classic. Just like the predecessor it is a must play for fan of the genre. Solid story, beautiful graphics and memorable characters. 8/10

NOTE: It goes very often on sale with the first game in the series.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
Those who are fans of point-and-click adventures will love this as the logic train derailed sometime between the first and second game and you Will be needing that help system or a heap of patience; to be honest, probably both. Definitely a great series for the genre with a mostly solid plot and an actual possibility of dying this time around. The only downside I can see is a comparitively short play time compared to the first game even with the two unnecessarily long puzzles towards the end.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2014
An excellent sequel to the classic Broken Sword. It has all the compelling adventuring and puzzle solving of the first game, this time much of it in South America. The main remastering is the addition of portraits of the characters during dialogue to make conversations less boring. A highly recommended and under-rated adventure game, especially if you like the first Broken Sword.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: October 2
Very fun game, works on windows 10
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8.8 hrs
Posted: September 9
This is worth it for the hand-drawn animation alone. It only suffers from having some few random item combinations in order to advance in the game, just like every other Point and Click adventure, but it is an enjoybable experience overall. For experienced adventure fans this will be a piece of cake to complete. Around 6-7 hours to finish. For newcomers to the genre, this game is the ideal introduction.
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~GOGI~ Enchanted Sorrow
10.3 hrs
Posted: August 10
Simply put, it's a good game.
Just not as good as the original. The lack of actual puzzles and
the use of event triggeres to propel the game's events just made the design
feel lazy in comparison to the first one.

Don't get me wrong. It's still a really good game.
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Condor Castle
9.9 hrs
Posted: August 8
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45.6 hrs
Posted: August 2
I like this game, not as much as the first Broken Sword but this one is still good. If you like the first one, you will like this one but maybe not as much cause the first one is the best.
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4.8 hrs
Posted: July 11
Impressive game, and very good linux support!
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24.0 hrs
Posted: July 6
Fantastic sequel to the original Broken Sword point-and-click adventure game that will keep you coming back to finish it.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: July 4
I own the entire Broken Sword Series, the earlier series 1-3 on my phone and 5 on my computer. The Smoking Mirror is an excellent Point-Click Adventure game. I can't say enough good things about the entire Broken Sword series but if you're interested in intriguing and fun adventures, something that has some historical relevance and some taste of reality and fiction, then these games are well worth a try. Without spoiling too much, the destinations were very interesting, I love the two main characters in the story, the protagonists are believable and the intermittent characters and plots are allot of fun. I literally felt like I was watching a movie or reading a really good book. Lastly the game implements a quarry guide which helps you out in the stickiest of puzzles.

Highly recommended if you love Point-Click adventure games.
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8.5 hrs
Posted: June 26
More of the same from Broken Sword. With no need to change an already strong formula, this sequel delivers exactly what you're wanting if you've played the first game: more of the first game. More wit, more charm, more places to explore, more headache enducing confusing puzzles and more mysteries to solve.

It is strange to say that opting for no-change over change is a brave move, but these days it is in gaming. So many sequels get it wrong and take away something many love for something or another many hate. So here we are. Broken Sword 2 is a braveish clone/sequel to an excellent game and is an excellent game by proxy.
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