Mirror's Edge (2008) PC

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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 thisIn 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 is a videogame that definitely deserves a try, also on Pc. Its short length is the only complain we can mention about the campaign, because it's an incredible innovative title with a very powerful graphical side and an addictive gameplay proposal. A nice launching for this new saga that replaces the word 'brief' with the word 'intensity'.
  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. Mirror’s Edge delightfully tickled my auditory senses.
  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. Total PC Gaming
    60
    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: 24 out of 196
  1. Sep 1, 2012
    10
    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 aThis 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...
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  2. MOLTOX
    Dec 3, 2009
    10
    It is a FPS like no other. Well maybe more like a fast paced first person action game since hand to hand or gun combat is rare. You are It is a FPS like no other. Well maybe more like a fast paced first person action game since hand to hand or gun combat is rare. You are encouraged to find your path away from trouble by running through roof tops and the sensation is very intense as of course you try to avoid falling. No other game in memory has ever provided this type of experience in gaming. Heights are believable and add a lot of suspense. Running through roof tops while being chased gives you a feeling like no other game to this day has. Graphics are great and te game runs very well. Looking forward to a sequel! Expand
  3. Jan 9, 2012
    9
    This was a joy to play and I had to force myself to stop playing. Great animation and movement. The parkour is very well choreographed as isThis was a joy to play and I had to force myself to stop playing. Great animation and movement. The parkour is very well choreographed as is the fighting although some leaps are beyond human possibility. The storyline is very original and intriguing to add the extra heat to the game. Characterisation is good as well. What makes Mirror's Edge stand out is how it is an enjoyable game and it doesn't involve gore and heavy violence. The game's graphics are beautiful if not a little bit too shiny and perfect. Overall this a must play and all audiences will like it. Expand
  4. PrestonJ
    Jan 16, 2009
    8
    The gameplay is mostly solid with minor quircks to get over (especially the combat). Controlling on a keyboard and mouse is faaaaar prefered The gameplay is mostly solid with minor quircks to get over (especially the combat). Controlling on a keyboard and mouse is faaaaar prefered than any version of a gamepad. Looks great even on a old machine. Has some stability issues but could mostly have to do with the fact i'm playing on a machine that is half six years old, half new. Story is kind of hokey and the writing can be straight up radiculously bad sometimes but all in all its bearable. Bummed that there isn't any additional content or an improved save system for the PC version, but as the game stands its great. Expand
  5. Jun 17, 2015
    8
    this game is uniquely fun. it makes you feel the adrenaline and gives the atmosphere of the dystopian future you play in. and whoever's ideathis game is uniquely fun. it makes you feel the adrenaline and gives the atmosphere of the dystopian future you play in. and whoever's idea it was to make this game 1st person, he/she deserves a medal. Expand
  6. WilliamS
    Jan 31, 2009
    7
    The Good: Fresh, exciting gameplay that pays off heavily in certain areas (especially the subway sequence). I held my breath between The Good: Fresh, exciting gameplay that pays off heavily in certain areas (especially the subway sequence). I held my breath between skyscrapers! Beautiful colors contrast a blindingly white world, creating a striking, original atmosphere. Superb sound and original score. PhysX effects can utilize either AGEIA's PPU or NVIDIA's GeForce GPU, are implemented well, and tack on some nifty (and realistic) eye-candy. The Bad: Some frustrating sequences slowed down gameplay and bored me half to death. The game's combat element leaves much to be desired. The vast, open setting is surprisingly linear. The Ugly: Lame flash animation cut scenes bring little to the table. Story is weak, dialogue is laughable and characters are uninteresting. Occasional game freezes (this has supposedly been patched) scream "console port." Expand
  7. Jun 6, 2013
    0
    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
    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!!!!
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