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The Black Mirror (Windows)

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Description

The death of his grandfather, William, brings Samuel Gordon back to Black Mirror, the family's ancestral home. Although William was considered a kook and his death most likely a suicide, Samuel is investigating the matter. Samuel is convinced that the death was no accident and that the mystery's answer lies in the research William conducted, sequestered in the castle's tower. But will uncovering ancient family secrets bring new light to the matter or shroud the Gordon family in doom?

The Black Mirror is a third-person, point-and-click adventure game set largely on the sprawling grounds of Black Mirror Manor including an asylum, the church and its grounds, and the town of Willow Creek. The game begins immediately after William's funeral and Samuel is reintroduced to his estranged family and meets the household staff. An uncle who hides himself away in his study, an ill-tempered gardener, and a family doctor who hints that he knows something are just some of the cast members Samuel will deal with. The Black Mirror contains 150 locations and five hours of spoken dialogue.

Screenshots

The Black Mirror Windows Point to the bottom of the screen for the inventory.
The Black Mirror Windows Sanitary conditions leave a bit to be desired around these parts...
The Black Mirror Windows Title and Main Menu
The Black Mirror Windows The Common Room, decorated in lively green. The lamps come on at night!

Alternate Titles

  • "Черное Зеркало" -- Russian spelling
  • "The Black Mirror: the past is a diverted mirror of your soul" -- UK/B/NL Tag-lined title
  • "The Black Mirror: Lo Specchio Riflette Le Colpe Oscure Del Passato" -- Italian tag-lined title
  • "The Black Mirror: el pasado es el oscuro espejo de tu alma" -- Spanish tag-lined title
  • "Posel Smrti" -- Czech title
  • "Messenger of Death" -- Working title
  • "Black Mirror: Der dunkle Spiegel der Seele" -- German title

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User Reviews

You can't go home again Terrence Bosky (5237) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars
The search for the truth.... could have been better Nate Kuslis (4) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Intense, engrossing, creepy ... GOOD! Jeanne (75634) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
Nice Graphics, Good Story Line, Extremely Easy to Finish. Thumbs Up!!! ggfournar (6) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
Waste of Time! Rick McGarry (3) 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars

The Press Says

Gamezoom Apr 30, 2004 89 out of 100 89
PGNx Media Nov 04, 2003 8.9 out of 10 89
Adventure-Treff Apr 18, 2004 87 out of 100 87
Looki Feb 08, 2004 85 out of 100 85
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 14, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Action May 07, 2004 83 out of 100 83
GamesFire Apr 23, 2004 82 out of 100 82
Adventurearchiv Dec 28, 2003 82 out of 100 82
PC Games (Germany) Apr 20, 2004 81 out of 100 81
GameDaily Dec 14, 2006 4 out of 10 40

Forums

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Special Edition 2 Patrick Bregger (101944)
Dec 02, 2010

Trivia

German localization

The voice of the main character Samuel Gordon is the German voice of Johnny Depp. This is interesting because Gordon looks similar to Depp.

Polish localization

For its release in Poland, the game's subtitles were translated to Polish. However, nearly each sentence contains mistakes such as typos, repetitions (sometimes the same sentence is repeated twice in a row), omissions and even spelling errors.

Information also contributed by BostonGoerge

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dusoft (49) added The Black Mirror (Windows) on Jun 11, 2003