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  • Summary: In a city where information is heavily monitored, agile couriers called runners transport sensitive data away from prying eyes. In this seemingly utopian paradise, a crime has been committed, your sister has been framed and now you are being hunted. You are a runner called faith - and this innovative first-person action-adventure is your story. Flow is what keeps you running, what keeps you alive. Mirror's Edge delivers you straight into the shoes of this unique heroine as she traverses the vertigo-inducing cityscape, engaging in intense combat and fast paced chases. With a never before seen sense of movement and perspective, you will be drawn into Faith's world. A world that is visceral, immediate, and very dangerous. Live or die? Soar or plummet? One thing is certain: in this city you will learn how to run. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 37 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Mirror’s Edge works like a charm with keyboard and mouse, too. Parkour above a shining beautiful city is a nice change of pace after normal shooters. Hopefully we get to see more games like this in the future. [Jan 2009]
  2. Mirrors Edge is an intense and intensely enjoyable experience from top to bottom that manages to capture a very interesting gameplay element and perfect it.
  3. 85
    While its elegant controls, visuals and audio weave a dreamlike tapestry that its animated cut-scenes do their best to eat away at, the whole is an experience you'd be remiss to let fly by if you missed it on consoles.
  4. The beautiful visuals look even better on the PC and the controls are smart and responsive. There are some flaws, though, in particular the short play time, some stiff level design and the overall potential for frustration. But if you manage to go with the flow, you will find Mirror's Edge to be a thrilling and unique gaming experience.
  5. If anything, the only problem with Mirror's Edge is its relatively short story, which is only increased by the lack of a multiplayer component that does its gameplay justice. Nevertheless, Mirror's Edge is a solid and innovative title that takes the FPS genre and reminds it that things don't always need to stay the same.
  6. If you like an environmental puzzle game with some combat mixed in and like a little of betrayal on top, Mirror's Edge is the game for you. If you are looking for a game that will keep you hooked for days on end, this game is definitely something you can skip over.
  7. A brave but ultimately flawed game that only delivers on all that was promised in very short bursts. [Issue#16, p.58]

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  1. Negative: 22 out of 182
  1. Sep 1, 2012
    This is such a great game with superb production values! Got tons of action and excitement. keeps you wanting to push on until the end.. Not a very long game, which is how i like it...

    Music: great (trancey techno, ambient, space, etc).. loved it
    Controls: excellent... takes a short while to get used to it.. also got a good tutorial level
    world design: excellent .. looks like a pretty massive world..
    combat: excellent.. not too difficult, not too easy
    graphics: excellent.. however some sections had excessive colour saturation... story: pretty good, although I didn't follow the plot very well (probably me.. i confuse easily)

    definite must-buy...
  2. Dec 29, 2013
    Most extremely underrated game I've ever played.
    I could complain about it being too short, but if they made it longer, it would of gotten
    boring and repetitive. It's not the kind of game that needs to be long. It's the kind of game that needs a sequel. Expand
  3. Apr 3, 2012
    Surprisingly, this is probably my favorite FPS(If it can truly be called that. I prefer "Arcade Parkour") game. Beautiful graphics(For the most part), great parkour, and good controls. I might get some flack for that last praise, but on keyboard & mouse I adapted to the controls very quick and found them easy to use as time went on. The story is rather short, predictable, and not compelling. The numerous deaths caused by Faith deciding not to grab that pipe or ledge can be annoying, and the last level can be murder when you lack an easy way to get a weapon. Still, it's one of the best games I've played in a while, and I'm looking forward to a Mirror's Edge 2. Just imagine if they used BF 3's engine on ME 2... Expand
  4. Jun 6, 2013
    a great concept and a great game. its to bad that the game is so short, and that some mechanics are bad.
    mirrors edges concept is done
    masterfully. there is a real sense of speed, and they really nailed this aspect. the parkour and tricks are great. the animations like rolling and climbing really upgrade the. the visuals are spectacular and the artstyle is really cool.
    the game does have problems though. the game is really short. the shooting mechanics and fighting mechanics are just bad. theyre slugish and they dont work properly. this mechanics arent used to much in the game, but sometimes its impossible without them, and then you see theyre flaw. the story is also dull. the cutscenes are really weird and are overall under average.
    still, the game does what it promised to do. while its a bit short, its still a really fun and unique game!!!!
  5. Sep 17, 2011
    Good game, typical EA **** Game has massive drm and requires internet connection to play, so once again publishers **** over a unique and well executed game. Expand
  6. Oct 11, 2010
    Very fun game and if you keep an eye for it on steam you can actually luck out and grab it for a bargain price. Definitely a beautiful game, specially if you have a PC that can run it on maxed settings. Expand
  7. Mar 3, 2011
    One of the worst games I have ever played.
    The combat is sticky and messy, it doesn't know whether to dump retaliation or go with it. YOU HAVE
    You can't see your feet, making it hard to judge jump's.
    The character's aren't at all likeable
    And the plot is full of holes.

    Stay away from this one.

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