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  • Summary: Scotland, 1926. Following the death of his father, David Gordon visits his ancestral home for the first time in his life. A life that is soon threatened by the dark secrets that claimed the sanity of many Gordons before him. Black Mirror Castle demands an offering.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. Dec 5, 2017
    80
    Masterful use of classic quest mechanics and an intriguing story make Black Mirror one of the best games of this fall.
  2. Nov 28, 2017
    75
    KING Art and THQ Nordic have breathed a life into Black Mirror that it most definitely was lacking in 2003. The mystery and suspense are still there and the puzzles are diverse and challenging, but the house has taken on an excellent visual redesign. Exploring and investigation is an intriguing endeavor and the ghostly moments provide a fascinating highlight to puzzle solving and plot advancement. If that wasn’t enough, the story is chock full of interesting characters with passionate voicing that make the story that much more interesting throughout the game. We certainly wish the animation was a little better in both gameplay and cutscenes at times because it hurts the mood the game is trying to build when the cracks show. That said, when everything is in proper working motion, Black Mirror is a suspenseful horror adventure that will tickle brains with its puzzles and exploration and quicken pulses with its dark story.
  3. Nov 27, 2017
    68
    Story and atmosphere make the new Black Mirror worthwhile, but the reboot of the series lacks gameplay substance.
  4. Nov 27, 2017
    60
    It's scary. Unfortunately not in positive terms.
  5. Dec 6, 2017
    60
    Black Mirror is a difficult game to recommend. The story falls flat, characters are forgettable, and exploration is tedious because of poor environmental design and wonky camera angles. Despite a few clever puzzles, this emotionless journey into gothic horror left me with more questions than answers.
  6. Jan 28, 2018
    55
    The original game was akin to an epic novel. The remaster feels like an abrupt, kitschy fanfic.
  7. CD-Action
    Mar 14, 2018
    30
    The puzzles are decent sometimes and David has a very nice coat, but that’s about all Black Mirror’s advantages I can think of. [02/2018, p.38]

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  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Jun 29, 2018
    8
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  2. Apr 3, 2018
    6
    I suffered through it laddie, aye, that I did. Armed only with me wits, I battled through all them QTEs, all till the bitter end, with meI suffered through it laddie, aye, that I did. Armed only with me wits, I battled through all them QTEs, all till the bitter end, with me wild, trusty psychiatric sidekick lassie, faced things beyond the human ken, and met fair share of them spooks along the way. Rough road it was, like a unpatched kilt, worn and coarse, aye, that it was, but I learnt me limits, and seen what misfortune can a Scotsman meet for the love of his wee dram. Aye. Expand
  3. Sep 5, 2018
    5
    first 3 games series one of the most underrated games of horror/ point and click adventure history.but this game, for the first looking so farfirst 3 games series one of the most underrated games of horror/ point and click adventure history.but this game, for the first looking so far it seems developers has given up to follow the step the origins of the game nature.ridicilous control and inventory menu.short gameplay time.this game just dissapointed.

    .it feels like some kind of telltale games.
    after all this years this product smell like soo commercial and squandering the trinity's inheritance
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  4. Dec 29, 2017
    3
    An absolutely dreadful reboot to a venerable game series. The game looks and plays like it was made some 10 years ago. The camera is awful andAn absolutely dreadful reboot to a venerable game series. The game looks and plays like it was made some 10 years ago. The camera is awful and so are the controls, even though I was using a gamepad. The story is incredibly bland and the only good thing about it is that it's short (around 4-5 hours of rather lazy gameplay). The inventory is broken on so many levels. And most of all the game is very poorly optimized for PC (at times it feels like a poor console port). Black Mirror reboot will most probably be a huge disappointment for all Black Mirror fans like myself. I strongly advise you to stay away for this one. Expand
  5. May 7, 2018
    3
    I really loved the first Black Mirror game, also quite liked the second one. Third one was just okay. But this... I'm going to be honest II really loved the first Black Mirror game, also quite liked the second one. Third one was just okay. But this... I'm going to be honest I only played for about two hours because I couldn't stand how clumsy it felt how the story felt. It feels like a terrible fan fiction. They removed everything that made the originals so good. Now it's just a generic gloomy game with ghosts and a castle. The old spirit is away. If you haven't played the trilogy go and play it. It's old but it's still amazing and the mood will fascinate you. Stay away from this unless you really like this kind of console influenced wannabe advanture games. Expand
  6. Mar 12, 2018
    1
    What made a great story and atmosphere of Black Mirror series it's now gone. Instead of embracing the foundation of that rich story andWhat made a great story and atmosphere of Black Mirror series it's now gone. Instead of embracing the foundation of that rich story and enhance it with the new technologies nowadays, they decided to "reboot" it with entirely different characters and vision. I was looking forward so much to seeing another game with great feeling that previous ones left in me, playing them over and over again trough the years just to sense that nice feeling of playing good story line game. Today, everything is about money and 3D or VR. Point and click is considered as old-fashioned obsolete technique, but I am still wondering how it gave me so much more enjoyment and still does...That's why there are rarely good games now, everything is about big fancy realistic graphics and motion methods, reality enchanters - like VR or other, but they fail in my opinion big time whilst simple 3rd point and click can feel so much more alive..even in 2018. Hope to see a game one day related to Black Mirror as we all fans knew it, remade, remastered without killing the reach story and atmosphere which the 3 games managed to build. Expand