Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
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  1. Black Mirror 2 is a great adventure with a creepy atmosphere and great gameplay! Recommendable for fans of the genre and everybody else!
  2. Another adventure from Germany with a fascinating story and great atmosphere, both off the beaten track of the usual fantasy and historical backgrounds. It may even be the best modern crime and horror adventure, but why did the developers feel the need for lame mini-puzzles and an open end?
  3. Good gameplay variety, but nothing unique.
  4. With dark atmosphere, good puzzles and excellent mouse controls this adventure game easily exceeds its mediocre predecessor in every way.
  5. Black Mirror II is not exactly scary but rather an interactive thriller with a (too) slow pacing. It's not a bad game, but not a highlight either.
  6. Almost everything in Black Mirror II deserves an A. The graphics, the music, the acting, the plot, the script, the interface. Even many of the puzzles are well thought out. If only the game had let me solve them. Without something to challenge the mind, however, it's all just cable TV. Which is why, despite its many sterling qualities, I'm giving Black Mirror II an overall B.
  7. Black Mirror 2 is a good sequel for the fans and a pretty good graphic adventure game for all the other gamers. The title will give more than a few simple hours of entertainment due to its more than 15 hours of gameplay leaving all the buyers satisfied.
  8. With too much suggestion to solve the enigma and a narration not so evocative, Black Mirror 2 tells a story without rhythm and rubs out the challenge.
  9. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    70
    Pile of corpses, dismay, madness and one family curse returns in style. You can find Black Mirror 2 a little tedious at the beginning but overall you'll enjoy its gripping story. The original still stands undefeated though. [Feb 2010]
  10. It's a funhouse mirror, providing a totally new perspective on a familiar place, but gaze into it once and you won't want to look away.
  11. If you are looking for a good story, Black Mirror 2 is the game for you; if you are looking for a good adventure game, you will have to face poor puzzles but even a shiny and well characterized world. DTP fails to reach its previous success, but the result is a good game anyway.
  12. A cliffhanger ending for a sequel to a seven-year-old game that most people haven't heard of just isn't acceptable. Plonk, it lands safely on [60].
  13. It's hard to be fully enthusiastic about Black Mirror 2, with its easy puzzles and lousy atmosphere.
  14. Quite frankly, now that the point and click genre seems to be reborn again, with quality titles like the Sam & Max series or indie gems like Machinarium, it's hard to be lenient. Even though it has a decent length, and could satisfy some casual gamers, I can't really recommend this dull and soporific Black Mirror 2 to anybody. Even to be mean.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jul 20, 2013
    8
    The Black Mirror 2 is a good horror point and click adventure game. This game nails horror, and by horror I don't mean jump scares. I meanThe Black Mirror 2 is a good horror point and click adventure game. This game nails horror, and by horror I don't mean jump scares. I mean creepy and unsettling environments and events that are occurring throughout this game.
    This game starts out slow for the first 15 to 20 minutes than quickly starts to ramp up. You start in Maine USA as a different character than you played in the first Black Mirror game. While in certain areas this game feels like a step up from the original, it feels like this game is almost setting up the scene for the 3rd in the series in terms of story, characters, and setting. Graphically there is a big different between this game and the original. There is also the option to hold the space bar and see all the hot spots or areas you can click on the screen to interact with. You can toggle this on and off any time during the game in the options menu which can help you out instead of being forced to look up a walk through online which is a nice touch compared to the first game.
    Make sure to play the first Black Mirror game or you will be lost when the game starts referring back to the events and characters that take place in the first game. This is a good game but I feel like it doesn't have quite the same type of dark and gloomy environments that I loved in the first game. The Black Mirror series is worth your time.
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  2. Sep 15, 2016
    7
    A hard one to review. A lot of work has been put into this game and it shows. The overall atmosphere is very good. Yet it suffers from someA hard one to review. A lot of work has been put into this game and it shows. The overall atmosphere is very good. Yet it suffers from some silly mistakes such as hidden hot spots, sudden deaths, badly designed puzzles. For every impressive scenery, there is a bad game mechanic. It constantly has you wondering if you love it or hate it. I think it is a good adventure game that is set back by some bad design choices.

    Best solution imo is to use a walkthrough for whenever you get stuck and you will enjoy Black Mirror 2.
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  3. Aug 22, 2016
    2
    And we got a winner for... most annoying player character of all times so far. He even beats Secret Files Tunguska's logorrhea as he talksAnd we got a winner for... most annoying player character of all times so far. He even beats Secret Files Tunguska's logorrhea as he talks even more any time you click anything, of course through his nose (the talking, not the clicking.) And no, not in a humorous way: all he does is whine and whine and whine. I had to give up one hour in.

    Apart from that, the game is a dull version of things done so many times before, with a weaker than average interface (hot spots you can barely see, unnecessary clicks, a button overlapping the game world...,) bad voice acting, and so on.

    Frankly, if you can bear the protagonist, you might get your dull fix out of it, but I'd rather replay Shadow of the Comet or such from the early 90s.
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