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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 7 out of 21
  1. Nov 27, 2017
    75
    Black Mirror is "13 Dead End Drive" of video games, but with more tension and puzzles to solve. Their lighting, music and sounds are combined correctly to give us the feeling that something is waiting for us. A good recommendation for those who want to have a good time of mystery in the house of the Gordon.
  2. Dec 1, 2017
    68
    An interesting story and some good puzzles, but the production values are not up to par.
  3. Games Master UK
    Dec 22, 2017
    65
    A flawed horror game with few scares but plenty of B-movie appeal, it'll scratch an adventuring itch. [Jan 2018, p.79]
  4. Nov 30, 2017
    60
    We really wanted to like Black Mirror more than we did, but a few too many technical hitches put a cap on our enjoyment. This mystery is absolutely one worth solving thanks to the captivating plot and engaging characters, but be prepared to wrestle with poor controls, glitches, and frequent load times.
  5. 48
    This reboot is a very big fail. The good subject is wasted because of a careless and a technically poor execution. Just buy the original trilogy and live happy.
  6. Dec 4, 2017
    30
    This Black Mirror reboot is a wonky adventure game flawed with some terrible gameplay ideas and a lot of loading issues. Even if you're a fan of the genre and a patient gamer, it's difficult to recommend it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Apr 23, 2020
    10
    This game is perfect for all fans of lady Gordon’s private desk, which, though comfortable, would be improper to use. The Scottish dialect wasThis game is perfect for all fans of lady Gordon’s private desk, which, though comfortable, would be improper to use. The Scottish dialect was flawless! My flat mates and I regularly say some of Rory’s token phrases like “canstna” and “doesna”. The rotating key mechanism never gets old! We found ourselves entertained for hours just turning the key parts over and over; oh how we laughed when we found out we didn’t even have all of the necessary parts yet! Our personal highlight came as earlier when David/Edward/Andrew/John/Angus/Rory/Jim/Henry (or whatever his name was) swallowed a piece of paper with the satisfying noise: HAOMPH. Speaking of which all of the characters were memorable and had diverse name which we had no difficulties in differentiating between. We could not recommend this experience more, especially to all you Gaelic history buffs. Expand
  2. Apr 3, 2020
    9
    The game was great! I honestly thought it was going to be bad but it ended up being the best game. I think it's because there was a lot ofThe game was great! I honestly thought it was going to be bad but it ended up being the best game. I think it's because there was a lot of mystery and suspense. The only issue I had was the hinting. I had to figure out every part of the game and YouTube a lot of the part of the game to figure out how to beat it. Also the loading to every room was bad. Hopefully the next game is upgraded. Expand
  3. Apr 25, 2020
    8
    This game just gets into a positive area for me as a review.

    What this game ends up being is a very interesting story all wrapped up in a
    This game just gets into a positive area for me as a review.

    What this game ends up being is a very interesting story all wrapped up in a very technically flawed presentation.

    The voice acting and the fact they use proper dialect is very good, so is the story as a whole but what does distract from the experience is the fact that the game overall lacks polish.

    Where does it lack? The character feels like he is drunk when you move him, its the best way I could describe it but you would have to feel it to understand fully. Also as others have mentioned the loading screens and occasional freeze. I have also noted sometimes textures fail to render at some angles such as the main staircase in the hall if you walk up it sometimes you can see through the house and some fps issues here and there. I have also managed to get myself stuck in the initial "chase" scene on the side of the path. However, again if you look pas this you can find yourself an interesting experience and a solid story
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  4. May 5, 2020
    7
    A flawed horror game with few scares but plenty of B-movie appeal, it'll scratch an adventuring itch.
  5. Dec 19, 2017
    6
    Good graphics and storytelling, but the frequent loading screens break the game and make it a huge chore to complete. If they had ironed outGood graphics and storytelling, but the frequent loading screens break the game and make it a huge chore to complete. If they had ironed out the technical issues, loading screens, and bugs where you get stuck, it would have prolly been a pretty good game. Expand
  6. Apr 7, 2020
    6
    Good story, some -few- good puzzles, great Scottish atmosphere, great indoor´s lightning, but a lot of technical issues to ruin theGood story, some -few- good puzzles, great Scottish atmosphere, great indoor´s lightning, but a lot of technical issues to ruin the experience. Really a shame, it could have been so much better with a bigger budget, however, is worth to play it -you can get it for free with ps now- because is very short Expand
  7. May 27, 2020
    2
    uninteresting game in all aspects. A disappointing story, horrible gameplay, one of the worst I've ever seen.

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