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Black Mirror (PC CD)

by G2 Games
Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me / XP
 Ages 12 and Over
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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  • 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

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me / XP
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 12 and Over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
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  • ASIN: B0002242LE
  • Release Date: 28 May 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,409 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

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.

Product Description

Platform: Windows NT
Manufacturer: G2 Games
Genre: horror-action-games

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Do you remember the 7th Guest ? 26 July 2004
Oh I really loved this game. Reminded me of the 7th guest and the sad way logical puzzles seem to be omitted from computer games at the moment. The story is truly compelling played it for several hours after the candle had burnt out at both ends, a whodunnit and why; The answer a pleasant shock for those of us that dont work at scotland yard. The puzzles a touch on the easy side, and I would have loved a few more. The voice acting can be mildly iffy but not enough to seriously detract from the game. The only weird [but oddly accurate] thing I found about the game is that sometimes there is nothing to do but wait, when a character says it will take him a while to do something it often does, no matter what your character has to do including thumb twiddling. But really there should be more fun throat grabbing games like this around. Its wonderful :-)
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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
It is set during i would guess the late 1800's to early 1900's, and it has a lot of Gothic style of settings through out the game.
From graveyards, to Ashburry's Sanitorium to the likes of The Black Mirror Castle it's self.
All these just add to the whole dark atmosphere you get in the game, and to top that off there is some really excellent ambient music to follow what ever is going on.
It's not a scary game, no point and click has ever scared me anyway, but it does have it's creepy moments, due to the fact that the music is doing the job it was meant to, which is a good sign if you ask me.
The effects are really well done, when it rains for example, it looks like it is raining, it has the sound effects nailed to a T, another example is when your in the kitchen talking to the butler who is standing at the cooker, you hear the sizzling of the food in the pan while you chat with him, the whole package has that much detail, which is something not many games of this type can say they have.
The whole feeling of the game, as stupid as this may seem, it made me want to actually be there, with Samuel Gordon solving the mystery.
I think this is because i love the whole dark gothic atmosphere in some games :).
Anyone who likes horror games, or point and click games with a horror theme running through them, they would be well off if they got this.
I dont see them being disappointed in buying it, sure it has it's little problems which are:
When you interact with any character in the game, it usually takes a couple of seconds for them to react to you and start speaking.
Not a problem if you ask me, i dont mind it at all, infact it is all part of the charm that The Black Mirror holds.
Best play it during late night hours, lights out, with headphones (sold separately) and when you do, you are pulled into the world of The Black Mirror.
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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
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Firstly, this game DOES work with XP Service Pack 2 as I have just finished playing it on my PC for the THIRD time and it is running XP Service Pack 2 (the reviewer who says it doesn't obviously has other problems on their PC that are not related to Black Mirror).
On to the game. It is a fairly classic third person adventure game in the mould of Nightlong, Syberia etc. The graphics are absolutely superb - very crisp, clear and detailed. As with many adventure games, there isn't a huge soundtrack to boast of, but the ambient sounds are excellent and really suit the mood of the game. Some people have griped about the main character's voice, but I really can't see why. I have heard MUCH worse in other adventure games, even well-regarded ones. Even if you don't like the voice, you have the option of turning the voice sound down and playing with subtitles instead if you so wish.
The weather effects are beautiful and as the game progresses over several days, the weather worsens and it really does feel very realistic as the rain, lightning flashes and thunder etc. are all brilliantly realised.
I enjoyed the plot immensely. It is a whodunnit with horror/supernatural overtones and it really keeps you guessing right up to the end. The puzzles are well-conceived and I can't think of one that was unfair or impossible to complete without a walkthrough.
Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable adventure game and, possibly along with Return to Mysterious Island, the adventure hit of 2004 without a doubt. I have already played it 3 times and it probably won't stop there!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Better Ones 1 Sep 2004
Black Mirror is one of the better games my spouse and I have played, the atmosphere was very good with the difficulty not too hard (we only referred to the cheats once). What helped was that the player couldn't leave a location until everything that was needed had been done, thus the player is not wandering around the whole map wondering why they can't get anywhere, I personally thought it better than Syberia2. Graphically it was as good as you could wish with not too much emphasis on unneeded video. I have seen reviewers write that it wasn't a good ending, personally I liked it, leaving the player guessing as to why, (not giving anything away), leaving the opportunity open for a sequel (or prequel).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Black Mirror reviewed. 11 Nov 2005
Perhaps the most endearing and instantly notable aspect of The Black Mirror is the beautiful, stunning graphics. They truly are the sort of graphics that for me, has made gaming such a life long hobby.
At first glance The Black Mirror has all the hallmarks of a classic game within this genre; the aforementioned visuals, the atmospherics, the point/click/examine cursor, a bulging inventory full of weird and wonderful items to help overcome obstacles, brain busting puzzles, and an intriguing mystery story line to keep you guessing to the very end...
So what could possibly go wrong?
Well, while playing this game, it may occur to you as it did me, that a hell of lot of money must of gone into making it. Certainly if the art / design and sound are anything to go by.
Along with film studios, game design companies must clearly pour hundreds of thousands - millions of pounds into their games but lets face it, as with a lot of Hollywood movies, no matter how big the production or how amazing the end product looks, without a decent script, without convincing direction or acting it'll be shot to pieces critically and inevitably fail at the box office.
So why then create a game that looks so beautiful and then ruin it with a clumsy script that quite frankly could of been written by a twelve year old and then use talentless, wooden voice-over actors (you honestly have to hear it to believe just how bad it really is) to deliver this rubbish? This truly is where The Black Mirror fails to be anything but mediocre. Even the tedious slow pace is bearable compared to the stupid character voices.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Good but..
The Good
Aside from one short period of sound crash, Black Mirror worked well with Windows 7.
I enjoyed the linear aspect of the game, the puzzles were fun and... Read more
Published 9 months ago by SimonF
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent adventure game with a touch of horror
This is a good horror/adventure game, with decent puzzles to solve and a good story line. The 3rd. person perspective means the game is less immersive than a 1st. Read more
Published 22 months ago by A. W. Askew
4.0 out of 5 stars Glad I bought it!
I had already played Black Mirror 2 and 3, and really enjoyed them. It took a while to hunt down a copy of Black Mirror 1, but I'm glad I found one. Read more
Published on 30 Mar 2012 by Helen
1.0 out of 5 stars We found Trojan virus on a pre-used copy of this game, beware
This is not a product review but to flag up a possible problem. I bought a pre-used copy from a non-specialist Amazon supplier (it was a charity shop selling online). Read more
Published on 12 Aug 2011 by Milena
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the time of day
I was promised an atmospheric murder-mystery, a point-and-click whodunnit. What I got was a tedious game of fetch. Read more
Published on 14 Feb 2011 by Mr. R. Melia
4.0 out of 5 stars Simply Wonderful
I really enjoy point and click adventure games, it is sadly a genre that is no longer domineering the games market but nevertheless they are still being made and to a very high... Read more
Published on 7 Oct 2010 by L. Hutchinson
4.0 out of 5 stars Not jump out of your seat scary, but suspenseful.......
This game tends to get mixed reviews. I like suspense and mystery type horrors so I decided to try this game and see if I liked it. Read more
Published on 30 Aug 2010 by Rain-Dancer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game! I love oldish games.
I love games set in old time, Like 1800 - 1900 Like where this game is set in. I love it every minute I played this game I felt on edge because it was so dark is uniqe! Read more
Published on 21 Jun 2010 by Jordan Mclean
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!
I really enjoyed this game; I'd say it was the best one I've ever played!!
The graphics are really detailed and the game doesn't make it obvious what you can click on. Read more
Published on 12 Mar 2010 by K. Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Only if you enjoy point and click
I played this game when I was in my early teens and I think I might buy it again as it was very enjoyable. Read more
Published on 21 Nov 2009 by S. Norbury-Webster
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