Mirror's Edge PlayStation 3

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 375 Ratings

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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] Collapse
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  • Developer: EA DICE
  • Genre(s): Action, Action Adventure, Shooter, Modern, General, Modern, First-Person, Modern
  • # of players: 1 Player
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 66
  2. Negative: 1 out of 66
  1. 91
    As a game steeped in immediacy, Mirror's Edge is an absolute must-play despite its idiosyncrasies. And as a pied piper for progressive design in first-person gaming, it's all the more important.
  2. Simply put, you must play Mirror’s Edge.
  3. A new genre is definitely worth trying out.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    80
    One of the most original titles we've seen this gen. [Summer 2009, p.70]
  5. 80
    The animated sequences are less than stellar, the plot is trite, and the game feels like it was pared down at the last minute. Despite all those flaws, the running-based gameplay makes you want to forgive everything else. No other game is quite as exhilarating and uniquely exciting, and it’s this part of the game you’ll remember most.
  6. 74
    A classic example of some awesome ideas that just didn’t pan out the way that was originally intended. The list of moves could be more expansive -- maybe by adding a fourth button to the mix -- and the world feels entirely too constricting for what could be a huge open city. Couple those gripes with some unappealing combat and a sometimes buggy design and Mirror’s Edge falls short of my expectations.
  7. 45
    The thrill of the chase loses all its appeal in Electronic Arts' Parkour-inspired Mirror's Edge. Repetitive, difficult and visually dull, the game is undone by its use of a highly constrained first person viewpoint in a world of high-speed running and jumping where perspective is everything.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 69
  2. Negative: 6 out of 69
  1. LukeP
    Dec 18, 2009
    10
    This game was amazing. It eas really fun;especially for the PS3. It had amazing graphichs and was one of the best games i have ever played.
  2. ScottT
    Nov 20, 2008
    9
    Mirror's Edge is not for everyone. If you're a clumsy player who relies on regenerating health, detailed maps, and a helping hand, Mirror's Edge is not for everyone. If you're a clumsy player who relies on regenerating health, detailed maps, and a helping hand, this isn't for you. Mirror's Edge is an extremely successful blend of first-person perspective and the puzzle genre. You won't find other reviewers noting the puzzle connection, but there is a best path through each level, and they're found through trial & error, and quick thinking. Game combat is a continual puzzle with multiple answers. You can disarm the first enemy in slow-mo, take their weapon, and kill the rest, or you vault yourself over the first enemy, run past the second, disarm the third, and launch yourself over the fourth and just keep running. It's up to you. Reviewers who complain about the repetitive gameplay are used to being babied by developers who offer them too much fluff to make their games "fun." There is no hand-holding, or shoulder patting here. Make the jump, or watch Faith careen to her death. It's your fault she died, don't blame the game when it doesn't correct your mistakes. The checkpoint system is extremely liberal, you generally get put back about 30 seconds If you're still skeptical, rent it. That's what I did. I bought it three days later. Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2010
    9
    Bought recently for 15 dollars and, for that price point, it's excellent (especially if you spend almost all of your time playing triple-A FPSBought recently for 15 dollars and, for that price point, it's excellent (especially if you spend almost all of your time playing triple-A FPS games and need something to cleanse the palette.) An original effort, if shows the world that Dice's superb Frostbite engine does more than just shooters. If you liked Portal, you should look at this one. The original critical reviews seemed mixed partly on account of some bugginess, but I've not encountered anything serious or something that would require a game reload. A couple of things; 1) the main character and her story isn't a good fit - it's unbelievable that a small character like Faith can take on a SWAT. 2) This is not a shooter, but there are situations when you can use a gun and the controls in those situations are awkward and don't really work. Nonetheless, at under 20 bucks, this is a great addition to your library. Expand
  4. Nov 30, 2011
    8
    This game has it's flaws, the controls are very finicky resulting in numerous pitfall deaths which can lead to frustration, however, if youThis game has it's flaws, the controls are very finicky resulting in numerous pitfall deaths which can lead to frustration, however, if you stick with it and take the time to learn each level you will find a thrilling, rewarding and unique experience. The story mode is very short and the plot itself is pretty bland but the main appeal is its parkour style platforming and the game really shines when you are skilled enough to zoom through each section gracefully. After the story mode is completed there are several time trials to unlock. The time trials have you racing through the same sections as the story mode but force you to find new paths which shakes things up just enough to make them interesting and challenging. Overall, I think this is a great game with plenty of content but I think its high learning curve and level of frustration makes it difficult to recommend to others. So if you tend to give up easy, think twice about picking this one up. Expand
  5. Oct 20, 2011
    7
    The game looks beautiful and the controls work most of the time, but it doesn't reach its full potential. First of all the game is too short:The game looks beautiful and the controls work most of the time, but it doesn't reach its full potential. First of all the game is too short: an hour or 8 and you're through it. The most annoying thing is how you sometimes have no idea what to do: during my playthrough I've had 2 or 3 moments where I just got stuck without a single clue: highly frustrating. Apart from that it's an enjoyable game. Recommended if you can pick it up for $15 or less (which shouldn't be too hard nowadays). Expand
  6. Jul 12, 2015
    7
    A really original game, but far from perfect. I personally didn't get the use of weapons - why bother when the game had set itself apart fromA really original game, but far from perfect. I personally didn't get the use of weapons - why bother when the game had set itself apart from all of the other FPS titles out there? The best side to the game is when you're sprinting past a series of obstacles, not having to stop to carefully pick out an enemy from distance with a gun. It's also infuriating to the point of insanity - you frequently get into a run-jump-miss-die-repeat loop that will have you shaking the controller violently whilst screaming at the TV like a demented baboon. Having said all that, it (largely) plays well, looks great, and it dares to be different. Bring on the sequel. Expand
  7. MGSFan
    Jan 13, 2009
    0
    Possibly the Worst Platformer Ever. Well i have nothing much to say about this game. You are a japanese girl in this game. This game is a Possibly the Worst Platformer Ever. Well i have nothing much to say about this game. You are a japanese girl in this game. This game is a straight RIP OFF from Prince Of Persia. Mirror's Edge is nothing but Prince Of Persia in First Person. If you feel sissy or want to change your sex from male to Female, this game is a MUST BUY. Terrible Game. Highly OVERRATED. Expand

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