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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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  • Developer: EA DICE
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, First-Person, Modern, Action Adventure, Modern, General, Modern
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 226
  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. Aug 15, 2012
    9
    This is the most innovative game I've played in quite some time. Unlike most most games in the First Person prespective, Mirror's Edge allowsThis is the most innovative game I've played in quite some time. Unlike most most games in the First Person prespective, Mirror's Edge allows and encourages out of the box solutions to the challenges the game presents. My only complaint is that the main campaign is somewhat short (about 9 hours if you're a fast learner).

    That said I'm eagerly awaiting any news of a sequel, if EA doesn't saddle it with an Origin requirement I'd be a buyer on day one.
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  4. Aug 16, 2013
    8
    Simply Awesome. Its fun to see new creative games. The story is "meh" but the parkour is really fun. Can get slightly repetetive and boring atSimply Awesome. Its fun to see new creative games. The story is "meh" but the parkour is really fun. Can get slightly repetetive and boring at some points tho. Expand
  5. Nov 4, 2012
    7
    This is a breath of fresh air from the common RPG or action game. The concept is so foreign to me, and yet so appealing that I just had toThis is a breath of fresh air from the common RPG or action game. The concept is so foreign to me, and yet so appealing that I just had to pick it up. It turned out to be a rather good decision as I couldn't put it down originally. It's incredibly fun at first, until you reach a point where it gets repetitive and boring. Some glitches or moments when Faith just doesn't feel like climbing. I'm giving this game what it deserves in a 7/10 but I hope to see a sequel as it was a great experience nonetheless. Expand
  6. Oct 20, 2011
    6
    It's a glorified tech demo. It has it's charms but in the end it feels like an unfinished, unpolished product. It has some great part andIt's a glorified tech demo. It has it's charms but in the end it feels like an unfinished, unpolished product. It has some great part and ideas which it delivers in a way that could be fun and exciting, but it also contain elements that is so poorly executed that it's almost insulting(fighting and shooting mainly) Expand
  7. Jul 27, 2018
    0
    Interesting concept for a game, but I cannot give anything but a bad score to a game that implements PhysX so thoroughly into the engine thatInteresting concept for a game, but I cannot give anything but a bad score to a game that implements PhysX so thoroughly into the engine that - if you have an AMD video card- your FPS drops to an unplayable 5 or 10 frames a second. So you can either turn PhysX off which does impact the game negatively or... you can buy and install a NVIDIA graphics card for literally one game? No bueno, guys, this wasn't good enough when it came out and it still isn't good enough now. 'Stuck' glitches upon completed some jumps, and a 'trial and error' approach to level design that is only forgivable because the checkpoint system is good. This game is a lesson in frustration. Expand

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