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8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 78 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 58 out of 78
  2. Negative: 3 out of 78

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  1. MikeL
    Sep 7, 2009
    7
    This game is probably one of the best puzzlers I have ever played. The story is deep but unfortunately had a weak ending which made the game suffer. IT has some good comedic sketches and introduces a wide selection of characters. The locations take you from a city, to the amazon and finally to an aztec temple. The story has 2 main characters who you will switch between at one (you This game is probably one of the best puzzlers I have ever played. The story is deep but unfortunately had a weak ending which made the game suffer. IT has some good comedic sketches and introduces a wide selection of characters. The locations take you from a city, to the amazon and finally to an aztec temple. The story has 2 main characters who you will switch between at one (you can't choose which character to play. The puzzles I found were quite difficult, some no brainers but some very difficult and require alot of trial and error. The atmosphere overall is quite bland, you move slow (walking) and it takes quite a while to know your way around and can get very frustrating. Overall I gave this game a 7, a good game for it's time and i'm sure many people would find it good to today's standards but has some minor flaws which may cause frustration. Expand
  2. Jan 23, 2012
    6
    I actually agree with BadByron's view but I will give it a slightly higher rating. All things considered this is still a decent game. It's also a let down from the first one. The major difference is that the first one was a work of art; it was crafted. This has a rushed feeling to it; it's more stereotypical Hollywood story. The decision to allow the main character to die if you made aI actually agree with BadByron's view but I will give it a slightly higher rating. All things considered this is still a decent game. It's also a let down from the first one. The major difference is that the first one was a work of art; it was crafted. This has a rushed feeling to it; it's more stereotypical Hollywood story. The decision to allow the main character to die if you made a mistake was a poor one as it made saving the game a distraction. The hint system is also not as refined. The ending is shockingly poor. On the upside it still has fine music, great visuals, and it could still make me laugh. The game is worth the money but it isn't nearly as good as the the original. Expand
  3. [anonymous]
    Jan 24, 2010
    5
    a great game with some very complex puzzles but let down greatly by the anticlimctic and practically nonexistant ending
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. One way this game falls a bit short is that the story seems a bit rushed and confused. The main villain is so far in the background that he's almost invisible.
  2. The puzzles are generally entertaining and fun to solve and the game sweeps you along with its great characters, story, humour and dialogue.
  3. The sound is another area in which The Smoking Mirror excels. Although there isn't a constant soundtrack playing, haunting music often accompanies certain actions, much like the original "Tomb Raider."