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Black Mirror is a [[PointAndClickGame point-and-click]] horror adventure game developed in 2003 by Future Games. The name refers to the ancestral manor of the Gordon family located in England.

After the mysterious death of his grandfather, Samuel Gordon is forced to return to his home Black Mirror Castle after twelve years. Everyone believes his grandfather committed suicide, but Samuel isn't so sure about that and wants to find out what really happened. It doesn't help that Samuel suddenly gets a lot of vivid nightmares and excruciating headaches. Soon, strange and unexpected deaths occur in the nearby village Willow Creek and Samuel gets closer and closer to a dark secret.

Some years after the original, Black Mirror 2 and Black Mirror 3 were developed by Cranberry Production. They take place in the 1990s, twelve years after the first game. The [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent college student]] Darren Michaels is working at the local photo shop in Biddeford, a small town in New England. One afternoon, he meets the beautiful Angelina who promptly gets accused of murdering Darren's boss [[AssholeVictim Fuller]]. While trying to help her, he realizes things aren't what they seem to be: a mysterious stranger is following Angelina around and Darren himself gets involved in a series of strange events that eventually lead him to the small English village of Willow Creek. He learns about the Gordon family and a century-old curse that is connected with them.

The original is loved by fans for its dense, eerie atmosphere and story, the sequels have more humor, better graphics, and not quite the same depth, but all in all most fans agree they are in the spirit of the original.

Not to be confused with the [[Series/BlackMirror British TV series of the same name]].
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!!Provides Examples Of:

* ThirteenIsUnlucky: [[spoiler: The room Angelina was staying in at the hotel in Willow Creek had the number 13 while Darren's had the much more positive number 12.]]
* AbortedArc: In Black Mirror II, there is talk early in the game of a woman named Kerry who committed suicide in the small Maine town. You never hear of her again once you leave the town.
** It's possible that [[spoiler: she was raped and then blackmailed by Fuller and killed herself as a result - after all, her picture is in Fuller's window.]]
* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: [[spoiler: In the last quarter of the last game, the Vatican agent, Valentina, suddenly gets thrown into the mix as a playable character, though you still play as Darren/Adrian at the same time.]]
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Darren believes absolutely everything he is told about the Gordon family but he won't believe a FortuneTeller even when there's proof that she can predict the future.
* AxCrazy: Mordred. [[spoiler: Whenever Darren/Adrian lays a hand on anything with a sharp edge, Mordred goes nuts with admiration for the weapon.]]
** [[spoiler: Also Angelina, who has no compunction about killing members of her own family, including her own mother and brother.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Mordred]]
* BlackEyesOfEvil: [[spoiler: Darren/Adrian when Mordred's soul is taking him over.]]
* ByTheBookCop: Constable Zack
* CainAndAbel: Marcus and Mordred, the founders of the castle
* ConsultingMisterPuppet: Poor Ralph and his "best friend" Mr Bubby.
* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler: For a good part of the second game Angelina seems to be this, and later her apparent death inspires Darren to contemplate a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. The truth is worse; she's an AxCrazy sociopath who managed to get Darren to work against the only people who could have helped him and told him the truth about his heritage until it was too late.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Samuel
* DeadpanSnarker: Darren
* DirtyOldMan: Darren's boss Fuller
* DomesticAbuse: Mr Biba beats his wife
* TheDragon: [[spoiler: Angelina.]]
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]: [[spoiler: William and Samuel]] and [[spoiler:Darren/Adrian]] in the third, he almost succeeds.
* DyingTown: Willow Creek
* EvilMeScaresMe: [[spoiler:Samuel and later Darren, although not as... horrifying.]]
* EvilTwin
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler: In the third, Mordred wants to take over Darren/Adrian's body.]]
* [[spoiler: HappilyAdopted: Darren and his stepmother got on well during their life in America. Or so we are told, since she dies in the first chapter before we ever get to talk to her.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Adrian's and Angelina's real mother takes the evil Angelina with her when she jumps into the abyss so Adrian can live.]]
* {{Hipster}}: Darren is of the 1993, grunge variety.
* InfallibleBabble: In the second game there's the drunk who approaches Darren and in the third there's [[FortuneTeller Madame Fortuna]]
* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler: Subverted with Vic.]]
* InformingTheFourthWall
* InTheBlood
* JerkAss: Fuller, Murray, Tom, Phil.. Also Darren to an extent in the beginning.
** Samuel too. While taking things that aren't yours and swindling the odd NPC is [[PointAndClickGame a long-respected genre tradition]], a few Samuel's actions are pretty shady. Outright theft, subversion of the law, and passing off dyed water as an obscure chemical. Most of them because he couldn't be arsed to wait a few days. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Yes, waiting or doing a timeskip would downplay player agency]] but still...
* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather]]: [[spoiler:Darren is really Adrian Gordon, Samuel's son.]]
* [[spoiler:KillEmAll]]: [[spoiler: Every local Darren initially meets in Willow Creek in the second game is dead by the end of the third (with the except of three characters: Bobby, Murray, and Ralph).]]
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: The horrible fate of Miss Valley]]
* [[spoiler:TheKillerInMe]]: [[spoiler:Samuel, complete with TomatoInTheMirror]]
* LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard: At one point Darren is locked in a cell, how does he escape? [[spoiler: He uses rust and an aluminum dish to make thermite that he ignites in the lock of his prison. This and similar feats are [[HandWave handwaved]] by the fact that Darren is a student of physics.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight: Darren for Angelina
* [[spoiler: NotAlwaysEvil: The Order of the second game, though they're completely useless at their job.]]
* ObviouslyEvil: Mordred's portrait in the Gordon mansion foyer would give [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Vigo the Carpathian]] a run for his money.
* OrphansOrdeal: [[spoiler: Something that Darren has to face not once, not twice but ''three times''. When his adoptive mother dies from injuries caused by Angelina, when his newly discovered birth mother sacrifices herself to take down Angelina, and when the last living member of his family, Lady Victoria, dies from her injuries, you guessed it, Angelina is responsible for.]]
* PlayingDrunk: Darren was pretending to be drinking along with Tom to get information from him.
* PoliceAreUseless
* RagnarokProofing: Zig-Zagged. While some of the ancient tombs that Samuel locates still contain utilize mechanisms that are... um, [[BambooTechnology somewhat advanced]] and [[ElaborateUndergroundBase oddly elaborate]], he still has to deal with the fact that these ''are'' old ruins and [[RealityEnsues he has to deal with cave-ins and broken architecture more than once]].
* ShootOutTheLock: Required by Samuel at one point while trapped in an abandoned mine. [[spoiler: The player has to examine the padlock beforehand, revealing a weak point which Samuel can then aim at. Otherwise, it takes two bullets to destroy the lock, leaving Samuel with nothing to defend himself with when the wolf attacks outside the mine.]]
* SmugSnake: Murray, the owner of the Willow Creek hotel.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: [[spoiler: Dr. Heinz Hermann.]]
* TheShrink: Dr. Winterbottom in the third game. Definitely well meaning, but to call her awesome would be too much.
* [[spoiler: Twincest]]: [[spoiler:Darren and Angelina. She knows, he doesn't. Although it's never stated if they ever went further than kissing.]]
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