Before we start, there needs to be a disclaimer of sorts. This is not, I repeat not, referring to the Black Mirror TV series, as exciting as that would actually be, but I digress. No, this is Black Mirror the video game, which is a re-imagining of the gothic-horror adventure series from back in 2004, courtesy of Future Games. Anyway, Black Mirror is now available, and presents a twisting psychological horror experience.
It doesn’t stray completely away from its roots, either. In fact, it honours the point-and-click beginnings quite well, this time focusing on what is described as “close-up investigation and interaction with nightmarish visions that plague the protagonist of the game David Gordon.”
Fans who do decide to indulge in Black Mirror will also be treated to the psychologically distressing atmosphere that the series is known for, as Gordon heads to his ancestral home in the 1920s, with the intention of discovering if he will head down a path of death and madness as his father did.
Players will be able to make use of features such as vision-like apparitions which help you learn all about your family’s past, as well as the darkness of the mind, along with a quality cast of voice actors telling a story in the style of HP Lovecraft and EA Poe.
Black Mirror released recently on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.