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  • Summary: Through Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, experience the emergence of Faith, a brave Runner who uncovers a hidden truth inside the walls of the city of Glass. Through her journey, Faith explores every corner of the city, from the highest, most pristine skyscrapers, to the dark and dingy tunnels thatThrough Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, experience the emergence of Faith, a brave Runner who uncovers a hidden truth inside the walls of the city of Glass. Through her journey, Faith explores every corner of the city, from the highest, most pristine skyscrapers, to the dark and dingy tunnels that underlie the city. Players must master the environment, using their momentum and timing their combat to fight the oppressiveness of the ruling elite, uncovering the dark secrets behind the city’s beautiful façade. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst offers players the freedom to explore the expanse of the city, discovering a variety of new activities, like ‘Dash’, races from point A to B, environmental puzzles and story missions to complete at their leisure. [EA] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Jun 9, 2016
    86
    Mirror’s Edge Catalyst feels better in many aspects and delivers much more content than its predecessor. It still has some issues like the combat system or frustrating climbing areas, but it is still an impressive argument for its unique and fresh concept.
  2. Jun 6, 2016
    83
    Mirror's Edge Catalyst is a solid reboot of the original game, with improved mechanics and a rich sandbox.
  3. Jun 6, 2016
    80
    Catalyst is not a flawless reboot, but it remains a very deep experience, filled with well-designed quests and interesting secondary activities; most of all, the game takes advantage of the environment in a clever way, making it strongly interactive for the players.
  4. Jun 7, 2016
    70
    Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is an exceptional sandbox. There’s nothing in the entire medium that feels quite as unique as being able to sprint, duck, and dive towards the horizon, making the most of the many varied paths on offer in this superbly sculpted playground. But when the game tries to be more than that, it begins to fall apart. Catalyst is certainly a step forward for Mirror’s Edge, but not the leap that it could be. If this is the return of Faith on a regular basis though, DICE have created the foundations for a very strong sequel indeed.
  5. Jul 10, 2016
    70
    DICE might have done its best to hide a quality game, but it’s still there beneath the piles of filler.
  6. Jun 19, 2016
    69
    The impression that Mirror's Edge Catalyst leaves is like a person with bones full of calcium, covered with weak flesh. A better implementation of story, characters, mission design and combat system should be the first priorities on a future sequel.
  7. CD-Action
    Aug 21, 2016
    65
    Catalyst is a triumph of form over substance. At first the city looks huge, shiny and perfect but soon turns out to be just a lifeless, empty mockup, where you distinguish the districts mainly by background colors. The character development system feels artificial and redundant. The story and characters are so shallow and badly presented that I quickly lost any interest in them and focused on what the game does quite well – on parkour. [08/2016, p.60]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 138
  2. Negative: 46 out of 138
  1. Jun 7, 2016
    10
    This game is an 8 atleast, If you love the first this will be no exception. The graphics look much better with hyper graphics, just turn offThis game is an 8 atleast, If you love the first this will be no exception. The graphics look much better with hyper graphics, just turn off the runner vision and this game is way better than what most people played on the beta. The only bad points is the AI, and the drug adict arquitecture style of the city has. Expand
  2. Aug 9, 2017
    10
    I think people who gave this game less than a 7/10 didn't understand **** about Catalyst. It seems like everyone is complaining about runningI think people who gave this game less than a 7/10 didn't understand **** about Catalyst. It seems like everyone is complaining about running too much in a parkour game... uhm , duh? What did you expect to do? You're a RUNNER. it's what your supposed to do. Catalyst is a massive improvement from the original and if you think time trials are too difficult then you should probably quit gaming. My only complaint is that the story it's a little too short but other than that, I liked everything about this game. And it's a shame that they will probably never make a sequel because of all the stupid people who didn't even bother to finish the story before writing these so called "reviews", ruining the reputation of a game that didn't deserved so much hate. Expand
  3. Apr 12, 2020
    9
    I liked:
    - open world - it's simply amazing
    - views - they are really, really cool. Climbing Anansi and Shard is exciting and brings up fear
    I liked:
    - open world - it's simply amazing
    - views - they are really, really cool. Climbing Anansi and Shard is exciting and brings up fear of height even through the screen!
    - visuals
    - rebellious but peaceful philosophy of runners
    - parkour - somewhat more smooth and intuitive than in original
    I did not like:
    - much things seemed more genuine and atmospheric in original.
    You are just a runner girl. In original, you are really more encouraged to run, not to mess up with everyone, especially in hard difficulty mode. You have low chances surviving more than 1 armed enemy at a time. And you have no chances eliminating trained acrobats from "Icarus" with bare hands. And this is right, because you are just a runner girl.
    But here... you are basically a superhero, who has no problem beating up whole squads of enemies.
    Also you have some cool magnetic hook. Why would you have needed all these jumps and wall-runs, if you could simply cling to anything with it and pull yourself up?
    These things are fun though, but they're somewhat ruining the anti-utopia.
    And also the fact that the plot is not linked to original game is a sad to me. I'd more like it be a sequel or prequel
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  4. Feb 12, 2020
    7
    Worst thing is combat. No guns this time, and hand combat is terrible. Best thing is estetic. Style of the game is mix beetween minimalism ofWorst thing is combat. No guns this time, and hand combat is terrible. Best thing is estetic. Style of the game is mix beetween minimalism of first game with some more cyberpunkish elements. And first person parkour still looks prety cool. In general more of the same. Everything where game tried to innovate it fails, like open world and new combat. But what was good in the first game. Style is pretier but it less practical and less benefeats gameplay. In general ok game. Sometimes boring, sometimes fun, prety forgetable. Expand
  5. Jun 22, 2020
    5
    story line was weak, game play was annoyingly scripted at time where it wanted you to make jumps that the physics would have been possible butstory line was weak, game play was annoyingly scripted at time where it wanted you to make jumps that the physics would have been possible but not , so it would fail.
    Сolor that matches together and are smooth to look at, which made the parkour aspect not pleasing for me
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  6. Jun 7, 2016
    3
    How do you make an original idea turn into a pile of crap, give a development team 8 years and force an unwanted open world system into aHow do you make an original idea turn into a pile of crap, give a development team 8 years and force an unwanted open world system into a game. The game has lost its fast paced nature, too much time going from point A to point B, there is too much down time. Way to go DICE/EA, another franchise has been ruined, well done guys. Expand
  7. Sep 20, 2017
    0
    pure **** ............................................................................................................................................

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