Mirror's Edge iOS

Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Feb 5, 2011
    100
    There's nothing really new for those who have played the iPad version, but if you have an iPhone 4 this is almost without a doubt a must try experience.
  2. Feb 5, 2011
    100
    Mirror's Edge delivers a stellar action-adventure experience that iPhone users would be silly to ignore.
  3. Mar 20, 2011
    90
    Mirror's Edge is a very enjoyable experience and one that you'll keep coming back to in order to beat your best times. With just a few additions it would be perfect, but as it stands the game is still recommended for fans of Canabalt and the original console game.
  4. Mar 6, 2011
    90
    Featuring intuitive swipe controls, elaborate level design, and non-stop action, Mirror's Edge was well worth the wait.
  5. Feb 5, 2011
    90
    I'm highly impressed by how EA has managed to change up the formula of Mirror's Edge to work on a touch-screen device without losing the unique feel of the franchise, and if you were a fan of the console game you can't go wrong with this portable release.
  6. Feb 5, 2011
    90
    There's a quote that sums up the portable version of Mirror's Edge succinctly. A French writer once said that, "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
  7. Feb 5, 2011
    90
    I honestly can't recommend Mirrors Edge enough.
  8. Feb 5, 2011
    85
    As you rip across the rooftops, you feel genuinely graceful, especially because you are not trying to hammer a series of button presses to maintain speed and lift.
  9. Feb 5, 2011
    80
    Mirror's Edge may be short, and not fully rid of the horrid combat that has brought its other incarnations down, but it still is a fantastic agile urban platformer that shines more than it ever did on the consoles.
  10. 80
    Faith's transition from 3D to 2D is a delight and every jump we take is a joyful one.
  11. Feb 5, 2011
    80
    A sophisticated platformer with style, Mirror's Edge has polished gameplay but not length and lasting value.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 17, 2011
    8
    I thoroughly enjoyed the original Mirror's Edge on the home consoles, now that Faith is here on various iDevices makes this app moreI thoroughly enjoyed the original Mirror's Edge on the home consoles, now that Faith is here on various iDevices makes this app more enjoyable. The visuals look great, but if you have an iPhone, you''ll be treated to some gorgeous visuals. Gameplay is simple enough as you tap whatever's in your way to beat the level. Priced at $ 0.99 makes this a worth-while title to own and is worth your money! Full Review »
  2. Jun 10, 2016
    7
    At first I disliked this game because it felt so different to the original. The 2D setting means levels are extremely linear and the mechanicsAt first I disliked this game because it felt so different to the original. The 2D setting means levels are extremely linear and the mechanics are much simpler, so there is little, if any room for creativity. However, once you get used to the controls (you're always running automatically in one direction), the mobile version definitely captures the core spirit of Mirror's Edge gameplay. Because it's so linear and simple, maintain your momentum and keeping things flowing is a requirement to advance and is very rewarding at times. The levels are just right in terms of length and number of obstacles and enemies to navigate through. It's got the same art style, environments and soundtrack as the original, so it stays true aesthetically to the franchise. There aren't a huge number of levels and there is little variation between them, but when going for the 3 star speedrun it requires near-perfect execution and, to some extent, route-planning (which is mostly "up or down"). There are a few issues, such as the repetitive nature of the levels and taking out enemies by disarming them is almost always a bad option, but overall it definitely "feels" like Mirror's Edge despite it being a 2D mobile game with only a couple of gestures. Another issue is that the controls can be a bit unresponsive at times - sometimes the game won't register a swipe and there are points where the framerate becomes very low (I was playing on a Nokia Lumia 735, so it's not hugely surprising). On zip wires and slides the game uses your device's tilt angle to determine your speed; which is annoying because it's definitely not something that is explained or at all suitable for this kind of game. You also can't disable your ghost when speed running levels which is very distracting. But overall it's a solid mobile version of an iconic game and is worth the asking price. It also has great achievements, if you're into that. Full Review »
  3. Mar 28, 2014
    10
    Amazing game, it is one of the best games in iOS, the gameplay and history are not good at all, but it still being one of the best games forAmazing game, it is one of the best games in iOS, the gameplay and history are not good at all, but it still being one of the best games for iOS, no matter how much I repeat it, but it still being so amazing Full Review »