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Description

Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror is the sequel to Circle of Blood and the second game in the Broken Sword series.

The player alternately controls George Stobbart, the protagonist of the first game, and Nicole Collard, the French journalist he met in the first game and who has since become his girlfriend. The game starts with George witnessing the kidnapping of Nicole. This event eventually leads to an investigation into a conspiracy revolving around a forthcoming solar eclipse and the evil Aztec god Tezcatlipoca. The locations visited throughout the game include Paris, Marseilles, London, Quaramonte, the jungle, a Caribbean environment, and a zombie island. Certain locations from the previous game make a return.

The game is entirely in 2D and gameplay is in typical point-and-click fashion. The player moves the character around using the mouse, examines the environment, talks to other people, and collect items stored in an inventory. These items need to be used or combined with other items to solve puzzles.

Screenshots

Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror Windows In spite of being overpowered and branded for death, George doesn't give up
Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror Windows Okay, this takes about the horizontal trip, now think of a way to go up
Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror Windows "Talk" -cursor
Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror Windows Above are the options

Alternate Titles

  • "断剑2" -- Chinese spelling
  • "Сломанный Меч 2: Дымящееся Зеркало " -- Russian spelling
  • "Slomannyj Mech 2: Dymjascheesja Zerkalo" -- Russian title
  • "Les Chevaliers de Baphomet II: Les Boucliers de Quetzalcoatl" -- French title
  • "Circle of Blood II" -- Working title
  • "BS2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror" -- European title
  • "Broken Sword II: Las Fuerzas del Mal" -- Spanish title
  • "Broken Sword II: La Profezia dei Maya" -- Italian title
  • "Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror" -- GOG.com release title
  • "Baphomets Fluch II: Die Spiegel der Finsternis" -- German title

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User Reviews

From the Templar Knights to even crazier Mayan prophecies Windows Depth Lord (933)
A little on the simple side, but with a brilliant script. Windows Vance (98)
The second game is twice as good as the first one. Windows *Katakis* (38182)
Great, but doesn't beat the original Windows MAT (139025)
Rushed sequel, fails to live up to the first game Windows Infernos (12286)
Broken Sword 2 Windows ETJB (447)
More of the same as the first game, but better Windows Grant McLellan (542)

Critic Reviews

NowGamer PlayStation Dec 01, 1997 9 out of 10 90
PSX Extreme PlayStation Feb, 1998 90 out of 100 90
Consoles Plus PlayStation Dec, 1997 89 out of 100 89
PC Games (Germany) Windows Sep, 1997 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker Windows Nov, 1997 82 out of 100 82
Quandary Windows Oct, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamesmania.de Windows 1997 75 out of 100 75
Gaming Age PlayStation Sep, 2004 B- 67
Adventure Gamers Windows Aug 31, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
All Game Guide Windows 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

References

  • An easter egg in the subway station references Beneath a Steel Sky, an earlier game by the same developers. More information can be found in the tips & tricks section
  • If you watch carefully during the intro in Professor Oubier's house you can see a portrait of what looks like the Spanish villa from Circle of Blood.

Awards

  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1998 - Best Adventure in 1997

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