Percentile Rank

Black Mirror is ranked in the 11th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 52 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

56

Top Critic Average

15%

Critics Recommend

Based on 52 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

VGChartz
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 28, 2017

Black Mirror needed more time to expand its mythology, flesh out its characters, beef up its puzzles, and smooth out its technical kinks.

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Scored Reviews

GamePitt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2017

Black Mirror is a great reboot, it took what made the original series great and expanded on it without having to reuse the same story. It's atmospheric and dark with a few twists and turns which you uncover as you go along, sometimes by giving you more questions than answers. Don't expect gore and bloodshed but expect a psychological horror with thriller and supernatural themes both thrown into the mix.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Nov 29, 2017

While Black Mirror is skilfully crafted and wonderfully researched, it's not going to hit the right notes for many players and so it's best to understand the niche appeal before diving in.

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WellPlayed
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2017

Despite a few hiccups, Black Mirror successfully carves out an intriguing six-hour narrative-driven experience thanks to its stellar voice-acting cast, authentic atmosphere and excellent characters

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GameSkinny
GameSkinny
QuintLyn

Top Critic

Dec 1, 2017

Black Mirror is a classic point and click mystery game well worth the time you'll spend playing it.

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PSX Brasil
79 / 100
79 / 100
Nov 28, 2017

Black Mirror could've been an excellent game with a good story, cool gameplay and puzzles that demand a lot from the player, but the graphics and gameplay fail in some moments. If you miss games like the first Resident Evil or Alone in the Dark, you should give it a chance because you won't regret it.

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Hobby Consolas
75 / 100
75 / 100
Nov 27, 2017

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.

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Areajugones
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2017

Black Mirror comes back again to the videogame world and brings a great story full of mystery and horror. Although it has some technical issues, these problems do not interfere with the potential of the game.

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VGProfessional
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Dec 29, 2017

Black Mirror does a great job setting up an unsettling atmosphere and telling a story filled with mystery and intrigue, but it falls short in creating challenging puzzles and memorable gameplay moments. It’s a case of good storytelling bogged down by uninspired gameplay. However, if you like macabre tales and ugly family secrets being dragged out, it’s got a great story to tell.

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Game News Plus
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2017

Black Mirror offers a unique experience in a Gothic atmosphere with good graphics and good sound effects. It succeeds in taking you and putting you in a story and let you play as if you were a protagonist of a book. With the sound effects which will make the atmosphere more impactful, this game becomes a jewel. However, when it comes to the somewhat clunky camera movement, and a couple of basic gameplay problems, the game fails to keep the excitement alive. If you are an adventure game fan, you should absolutely try this game.

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Sirus Gaming
7.2 / 10.0
Sirus Gaming
Roxanne Co
7.2 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2017

While there’s certainly substance in Black Mirror, I think that that substance just isn’t translating well on PC – I’m made to remember Hiveswap, released earlier this year, which had somewhat similar elements but much more to actually DO, and with an interface that actually worked in your favor.

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Spaziogames
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2017

The Black Mirror reboot revolves around dark family secrets, with a narrative that pays homage to classic gothic tales. Even so it has a lot of technical flaws: from graphics issues to bugs and bad animations, there's little to save from this point of view.

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GameSpew
70%
70%
Nov 29, 2017

Don't pick up the game expecting a AAA quality adventure; you're not going to get it. But if you can overlook its tatty edges, Black Mirror comes equipped with an intriguing narrative, excellent atmosphere and solid gameplay that'll keep you interested from start to finish. And let's not forget those Scottish accents.

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GameWatcher
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2017

Black Mirror Re-explores An Adventure Of Madness And Lineage

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TheXboxHub
Nov 28, 2017

The narrative, voice work, atmosphere and world of Black Mirror itself are all excellent with some nice touches throughout. The execution of the game isn’t quite so nice, with dodgy controls, frame rate issues, a bit of visual jarring and horrible loading times being amongst the negatives.

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PS4Blog.net
7 / 10
PS4Blog.net
ThaRaven403
7 / 10
Jan 2, 2018

PSN Price (PlayStation 4): $39.99

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GaminGuardian
6.9 / 10.0
6.9 / 10.0
Jan 3, 2018

Black Mirror is a good graphic adventure and an interesting update of the original trilogy. It is true that coming from King Art Games and after his latest work, The Book of Unwritten Tales, we could expect much more. Although it improves in some aspects the originals, it has failures as topical characters or the absence of a soundtrack.

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PlayStation Universe
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2017

If you can look past its litany of rough edges, a genuinely enjoyable suspenseful adventure thriller awaits in Black Mirror.

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Gamersky
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2017

Black Mirror is a very traditional adventure game. It has some remarkable moments in its narration and puzzle parts, yet boring pace, terrible characterization, clumsy mission design, and tons of bugs have destroyed the experience of the game. But of course, considering we barely can see this kind of games nowadays, we still recommend you to try it, if you are a big fan of AVGs.

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PSX Extreme
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jan 21, 2018

This game needed a little more time getting cleaned up and fixed. If some of the bugs were fixed we could have had a gem on our hands. But alas, what we have is a potentially good game that's not really broken persay but definitely needs some mending.

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Geeks Under Grace
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2017

Black Mirror is serviceable with fun gameplay elements and an engaging mystery at the center of it all, but the exploration and animation keeps this game from being great.

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COGconnected
61 / 100
61 / 100
Nov 28, 2017

… for being a new game its full of  issues that shouldn't have plagued this otherwise enjoyable experience.

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Game Informer
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2017

Despite some decent puzzles, a confusing story and bland characters worsen the experience

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IGN Spain
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2017

After The Book of Unwritten Tales series, Black Mirror feels like a clear step back for the developer King Art Games.

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Push Square
6 / 10
6 / 10
Nov 30, 2017

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.

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ZTGD
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2017

The Black Mirror is ripe for being that classic creepy haunted manor mystery type setting, but everything surrounding its tale makes it hard to get pulled into and constantly pulls players out of the experience with its follies. This mirror is still worth looking into, but its cracks definitely show.

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TrueAchievements
Nov 30, 2017

Black Mirror will leave you feeling a bit torn. It's a good story told in a good location, accompanied by an ideal soundtrack. The fact that it is carrying on with the same family from the original games is the icing on the cake. Sadly, it is let down by too many problems, including annoying movement and camera tracking, poor facial character designs and other issues that mount up to make the game more of a struggle than it should be.

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Wccftech
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2017

KING Art's take on the series was supposed to introduce it to a new generation of fans, but as things stand, it would be better for those interested in getting the older Black Mirror games, as the reboot is marred by a variety of issues that prevent from being a memorable experience. There is a decent adventure game beneath the mediocre writing, bland characters, and technical issues, but it would be better to look elsewhere if one is looking for a masterpiece.

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Atomix
60 / 100
60 / 100
Dec 1, 2017

This new version for the 2004's Black Mirror game features some nice and enjoyable puzzles, but it deeply fails at its technical side.

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SelectButton
6 / 10
6 / 10
Dec 4, 2017

Black Mirror attempts to bring a horror-themed point-and-click adventure game to a new audience but is hampered by glaring technical setbacks. On more than one occasion, David had become stuck, only to seemingly slowly rotate himself in place with no way to free yourself. During one of the game's pivotal cutscenes, the game crashed with an alarmingly loud buzzing noise before crashing back to the Xbox home screen. Exploring the eerie mansion and the accompanying ground should be more enjoyable, but the frequent loading screens ruin the experience. If you can overlook these issues, I found the characters and the narrative quite compelling, but at the same time, there is no reason to play through the game multiple times.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2017

There are a lot of moments where Black Mirror is pushing just on the verge of being a really solid adventure game, but those moments are too few and far between, hampered by technical issues and sloppy controls. The story is a good one, and those who are willing to wrestle with these shortcomings in favor of an interesting narrative will likely enjoy their time with Black Mirror, but in the end it is a barely better than average title.

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Bazimag
6 / 10
6 / 10
Dec 19, 2017

To be honest, if this Black Mirror had belonged to a decade ago, we would have terrorized the game, so much so that its producers forget about creating a game ever again! However, having a noble adventure game like Black Mirror in this deserted field of adventure genre is a reason to be satisfied and delighted. So, we try to support these types of games so that once again, we can witness the rise of golden age of this genre.

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New Game Network
58 / 100
58 / 100
Dec 9, 2017

There's nothing that helps redeem Black Mirror for all of the issues that plague it. There are bits and pieces of a good game but they're buried under bad design and awful tech that keep Black Mirror from ever becoming an engaging experience.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2017

That is simply the best way to describe the game—it just doesn't work. Besides a clever story that reveals itself every so often and an eerie atmosphere that is perfect for this type of game, Black Mirror is a missed opportunity to truly modernize the 2003 original. I feel like the game hasn't learned anything from the likes of Tales From The Borderlands or Life Is Strange in the same way that Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier has. It feels like a game that is purposefully ignoring its competition in an era where Andy Serkis and other filmmakers have made it a point to get into the story-focused, adventure game genre. Black Mirror, unlike the Netflix show with the same name, refuses to trek into the future, instead resulting in a game that feels stuck in the past.

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GameMAG
5 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

5 / 10
Dec 11, 2017

Black Mirror has an interesting storyline and interesting puzzles, but at the same time game suffers from terrible optimization and lots of flaws. Of course, if you love the "old school stories", you can give the game a chance, but everyone else should pass by.

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Xbox Achievements
50%
50%
Nov 29, 2017

Despite creating a macabre atmosphere and delivering some decent puzzles early on, Black Mirror is a somewhat insipid and uninspired adventure game exacerbated by frequent loading screens and shoddy presentation throughout. It belongs at the bottom of a deep loch.

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3DNews
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2017

Black Mirror fails to succeed in anything but few interesting puzzles and nice gothic atmosphere.

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Gamerheadquarters
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Dec 28, 2017

The sad part of Black Mirror is that there's a really solid game here and it could have just used more polish to reach that.

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The Games Machine
4.8 / 10.0
4.8 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2017

This reboot is a very big fail. The good subject is wasted becouse of a careless and a techincally poor execution. Just buy the original trilogy on GOG.com and live happy.

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GameGrin
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2018

Black Mirror has potential to be a decent horror puzzle adventure, but its technical limitations and pacing issues prevents that from ever becoming apparent. Its £25 entry fee is steep for the short experience you'll be getting, and the end product feels like a shadow of its former self.

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Pardis Game
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2017

Black Mirror's reboot, a collaboration between King Art and THQ Nordic is not what we expected. The fact that the story and puzzles are fine doesn't hide the awful characters, bad controls, woeful animations, glitches and all the other technical problems.

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PC Aficionado
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2017

Black Mirror had some potential in its core premise and its influences, but the result is sadly a poorly designed, average-at-best adventure. Devoid of choices and consequences, null in replay value and forgettable as an overall experience, it might be worth picking up on a sale if you are an achievement hunter or desperate for a Gothic-themed story.

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TheSixthAxis
4 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Top Critic

4 / 10
Jan 31, 2018

Black Mirror is a good story that suffers from a dated application of game styles. While this is interesting in a meta way, it is not much fun to play. The narrative itself plays out fairly successfully. but it is hard to recommend it for this alone. There is definitely space for such old school adventures on modern consoles, but this is not the game to fill it. As it stands, Black Mirror itself is a title haunted by its ancient roots and will horrify the player for all the wrong reasons.

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Windows Central
Nov 27, 2017

While Black Mirror manages to get some things right with horror atmosphere and great exploration of the setting, it fails to achieve success on almost every other front. Between the poor writing, average voice acting, the low-quality lighting and camera, and the god-awful performance, Black Mirror is a game that offers you little for what you pay. I would recommend missing out on it until KING Art releases an optimization patch — if they do so.

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NEOsite
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2017

A failed resurrection of a once great IP. Black Mirror is short, boring and predictible, and in current technical condition it shouldn't even be released.

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BaziCenter
4 / 10
4 / 10
Dec 26, 2017

Black Mirror reboot is a complete failure and disappointment. Broken gameplay and weak story is just the beginning, and as you progress into the game, you’ll come along an enormous amount of bugs and glitches that will make you to just stop playing and starting the uninstall process!

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Readers Gambit
4 / 10.0
Readers Gambit
Guest Writer
4 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2017

It's an uphill battle to recommend the game to anyone but the most committed fan of adventure games, and Gothic horror, and even then, there's a scant 5 hours of gameplay there.

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cublikefoot
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2018

It is hard to recommend Black Mirror with the amount of technical flaws present. In the game’s current state, it simply is not worth the time, even with the decent story and puzzle element.

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GBAtemp
3.4 / 10.0
3.4 / 10.0
Jan 8, 2018

Black Mirror comes up short as both an adventure and horror game. Bugs and graphical issues don't help the already exceptionally dull story. I can only imagine it does very little justice for the original series it is based off. Whatever you do, don't go to Black Mirror castle.

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Gameblog
3 / 10
3 / 10
Dec 4, 2017

This Black Mirror reboot is a wonky adventure game flawed witfh some terrible gameplay ideas and a lot of loadings issues. Even if you're a fan of the genre and a patient gamer, it's hard to recommend it.

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Slant Magazine
Dec 6, 2017

Black Mirror often alludes to the Gothic classics that inspired it, to stories full of disturbing, evil forces that threaten to overtake their characters, but the only unsettling thing about it is a glut of technical issues.

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TechRaptor
2.5 / 10.0
2.5 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2017

Black Mirror starts with an interesting premise and decent voice acting, but the combination of poor controls and atrocious camera angles paired with a garbled story and uninteresting characters drag this experience to the bottom of the abyss.

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