Long-running horror adventure game series Black Mirror is back with a reboot. Not to be confused with the TV show of the same name, Black Mirror is a Gothic noir tale that borrows heavily from the works of HP Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe. It's set in Scotland, 1926, and, following his father taking his own life, David Gordon visits his ancestral home to discover what horrors led his father down this path. The stage is set for a classic ghost tale - here are recommended specs for Black Mirror (2017).

Black Mirror Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 11GB Available Hard Drive Space

Black Mirror Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 4GB or AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 11GB Available Hard Drive Space

Quite whether Black Mirror is a remake, a reboot, or a remaster, we still can't quite tell, but it's obviously a far more demanding game than the 2003 original point and click adventure. Fortunately, these aren't AAA production values though, so the minimum specs for Black Mirror (2017) aren't too terrifying.

Quad-core CPUs may be a problem for some, but they've certainly become the norm in recent years. The 8GB minimum RAM requirement for Black Mirror also seems a little high, so we envisage users can possibly get away with 6GB. On the GPU front you just need a video card with at least 2GB VRAM. Anything from the GeForce GTX 10 and GeForce GTX 9 series should be absolutely fine on this front.

The recommended specs for Black Mirror take quite a drastic leap when it comes to processor demands. The Core i7-3770 and the AMD FX-8350 may be quite old by today's standards, but it's difficult to envisage a simple adventure game trouble these CPUs.


As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Black Mirror System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Black Mirror GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Black Mirror Frame Per Second system performance chart for you to check.