developer: DONTNOD Entertainment
publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Game mode: single player
Players control a 33-year-old man named Samuel, who recently experienced a heartbreak. He returns to his hometown Basswood in West Virginia to attend a funeral of his friend. He wakes up in a morning in a hotel room and is terrified to find that his shirt is drenched in someone’s blood. To make matters worse, he can’t recall what has happened last night.
As in most narrative adventure games, the gameplay of Twin Mirror focuses on exploration, dialogues, and decisions. The town and its inhabitants hide many secrets, which are slowly uncovered during the game.
Interestingly, the game doesn’t take place only in the physical world of Basswood. As Samuel tries to regain his memories, players will often visit the inside of his mind, with its abstract reality offering fresh challenges for story and exploration.
Additionally, Twin Mirror’s story is highly non-linear. Players’ decisions shape both it and Samuel’s relations with other characters.
The game uses fully three-dimensional visuals. Its strongest points are designs of locations, both in the real world and the protagonist’s consciousness, as well as well-directed cutscenes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7 GHz / AMD Athlon X4 845 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 1050 / Radeon RX 560 or better, 30 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 750 / Radeon HD 7790 or better, 30 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit