Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: ‘Broken Sword – the Smoking Mirror: Remastered’ sees the return of George Stobbart and Nico Collard in the sequel to the App Store #1 smash hit ‘Broken Sword – the Shadow of the Templars’, widely praised as the best adventure available for iPhone / iPad.‘Broken Sword – the Smoking Mirror: Remastered’ sees the return of George Stobbart and Nico Collard in the sequel to the App Store #1 smash hit ‘Broken Sword – the Shadow of the Templars’, widely praised as the best adventure available for iPhone / iPad.

    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 fulfill their evil ambitions.

    Torment and terror, sacrificial rituals, and bloody massacre is unearthed beneath a veil of Mayan mystery. Kidnap, stolen treasure, espionage, 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?

    ‘Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror – Remastered’ is a stunning update to the million-selling original. 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. The game also features Dropbox integration which facilitates a unique cross-platform save-game feature, enabling players to enjoy the same adventure simultaneously on multiple devices, full Game Center integration – including in-game achievements – and many other enhancements.

    Full English speech with option for subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish or Italian. Additional speech files can be added to any version for mix and match language support.
    Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Apr 27, 2011
    100
    It's clear there's a market for point-and-click adventure games on the iPhone, and Broken Sword II is a very fine addition.
  2. Mar 17, 2011
    100
    Broken Sword 2 will last you hours, having all the playability of a full-priced PC game. It is the kind of game that could convert people who wouldn't look twice at adventure games, and is easily one of my most highly recommended titles on the platform.
  3. Jan 28, 2011
    80
    One of the most ingenious features with this game is the dropbox functionality.
  4. Jan 28, 2011
    80
    While 'The Smoking Mirror' may not feature the same level of polish and love that went in to its predecessor, it's still a great classic adventure game to curl up with.
  5. Jan 28, 2011
    80
    The iPad and iPhone may not be quite the gaming machines Apple wants them to be, but this is one format perfectly suited for touch screens and The Smoking Mirror is a great adventure just waiting to be explored.
  6. Jan 31, 2011
    80
    The game itself continues to justify its enduring popularity, thanks to sharp writing, narrative intrigue, quality voiceovers and concise puzzles that challenge but rarely frustrate. Maybe if enough of you buy this one, we can persuade Cecil and co. to finally deliver us an all-new game.
  7. Jan 28, 2011
    75
    The Smoking Mirror fails to live up to the standards of its predecessor, but it's still an enjoyable point-and-click adventure.

See all 11 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 3, 2012
    10
    Like the first game, this is must have. Revolution is possibly the best developer for the iOS. Both Broken Swords and Beneath a Steel Sky:Like the first game, this is must have. Revolution is possibly the best developer for the iOS. Both Broken Swords and Beneath a Steel Sky: Remastered are just amazing. Can't wait for their new game. I just know it will be amazing! Expand