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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: 36 out of 268
  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. PatrickL.
    Feb 23, 2009
    10
    Mirror's Edge, WOW. Amazed at the vivid colors with incredible Physx. The background music score kept up to the game along with the Mirror's Edge, WOW. Amazed at the vivid colors with incredible Physx. The background music score kept up to the game along with the ambiant sounds of a busy city. Too bad it was not longer but maybe that is a good thing now that I am out of beer and cold pizza :P. One of my all time favorite games. Oh and FYI, I didn't even try to use the guns till 3/4 of the way through the game because the hand to hand combat was so perfect. And when I did, I think the audio echo of the guns in the city was stunning. After that it was all about getting the LMG. :) Reminded me of HEAT. Another fun game by the genius at DICE. Thanks again. Expand
  3. Jun 11, 2011
    9
    A very original game, the concept is never done before. Controls are mapped very well for PC. the story mode is somewhat short. Combat isA very original game, the concept is never done before. Controls are mapped very well for PC. the story mode is somewhat short. Combat is surprisingly well designed. the adrenaline kicks in during the levels that you are being chased. the 9 score is because of the one level that required climbing a tall building that is under construction because it lacked any motivation. also some of the jumps are hard to figure out so i ended up looking them up on youtube Expand
  4. Nov 12, 2011
    8
    A beautifully rendered game with innovative gameplay to accompany, Mirror's Edge is a fantastic display of what the old DirectX is stillA beautifully rendered game with innovative gameplay to accompany, Mirror's Edge is a fantastic display of what the old DirectX is still capable of doing without breaking the PC. The short length is an annoyance though, leaving a lot to be desired. While the story could have become a strong point in this dystopian futuristic game, the ends are pretty loose and not gripping. Anyway, I am waiting for the sequel to release. Expand
  5. Sep 4, 2010
    7
    The controls take a while to get used to, but once you get the hang of it the game is kind of a fun little diversion. I picked the game up forThe controls take a while to get used to, but once you get the hang of it the game is kind of a fun little diversion. I picked the game up for $5, at that price it was well worth the money! Expand
  6. Mar 27, 2021
    6
    I was really disappointed by the way the gameplay felt. In theory it is a great idea to make a cool First Person View parkour game but inI was really disappointed by the way the gameplay felt. In theory it is a great idea to make a cool First Person View parkour game but in reality the fact you miss all the airines and thus beauty of your movements kill the whole point of parkour - instead all what you see is a trebling image before your eyes and the most "exciting" thing for you is to make a somersault on your landing. Maybe they should try make the game in 3rd Person or at least show you your most insane tricks in cinematography-mode clips (like in GTA for example when you send your car in the air). Also it is obvious "Mirrors Edge" was trying to be some sort of a puzzle but in my opinion it didn't succeed in this direction either: you could just turn off your brain and just run and jump in all possible directions and sooner or later you would "solve" the puzzle - not exactly what I would imagine a puzzle-like game to be played like. Everything else is pretty much quite good - especially I appreciate the visual style and the overall graphics quality - even after 12 years the game looks unbelievably good. 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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