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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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  1. Positive: 67 out of 160
  2. Negative: 52 out of 160
  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. Oct 10, 2016
    10
    Most underrated game of 2016.

    This is a solid sequel for the first Mirrors Edge, parkour is equally as fun, music is brilliant and the
    Most underrated game of 2016.

    This is a solid sequel for the first Mirrors Edge, parkour is equally as fun, music is brilliant and the feeling that the city of glass evokes is just...unique, beautiful.

    Besides the retarded I.A, the generic story and uninspired sidemissions (they are a fun challenge anyways) this game is a really unique and enjoyable experience, im giving this a 10 because i think that some of the negative scores below doesnt make sense and they are just troll acounts.
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  3. Jan 2, 2020
    9
    Pros: This game is about the freedom of movement. The feeling you get when you're in that loop of running, jumping, and noticing the nextPros: This game is about the freedom of movement. The feeling you get when you're in that loop of running, jumping, and noticing the next obstacle, and keeping up that momentum, is like nothing else. I would recommend that you only use the hints if you get stuck, because exploring and finding your way is half the fun. The devs have fixed the combat as well, and ties combat with your movement. The graphics are gorgeous and the game ran smoothly. The game is quite forgiving if you fall and the load times aren't that bad, which encourages exploration and makes some of the trial-and-error parts not too painful.

    Cons: I wish the city was a little more populated, and the NPC AIs are a bit unrealistic and lifeless. There was too much back tracking at first, but later on you can skip around to different bases.

    Boy, i do hope there's another sequel. Maybe in another 8 years?
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  4. Apr 22, 2020
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. + Große Realistische Grafik
    + Massive Open World (Da war ich sehr erstaunt)
    + Faith sieht sehr schön aus
    + Kampfmoves sind ziemlich cool
    + Viele Aufträge
    + Die Klamotten sind sehr sportlich. Gefällt mir. Sehr modern und stylisch. Die Farbenkombination sind großartig.
    + Die Film Sequenzen sind mega gut :-D Habs genossen

    2 Punktabzüge weil die deutsche Stimme überhaupt nicht zur Faith Figur passt. Die aus dem ersten Teil hat perfekt gepasst.
    1 Punktabzug weil man bei den Transportaufträgen von A nach B zu wenig Zeit hat.
    Deswegen eine 7/10 *
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  5. Jun 10, 2017
    5
    My expectations was very high and this game wasn't good enough.Story and character development was extremely bad we rarely have some scenesMy expectations was very high and this game wasn't good enough.Story and character development was extremely bad we rarely have some scenes and thats it.Open world is also trash we have open world for what anyway.Combat might not be important thing for this concept but it was still very bad.

    Best thing about game is fun gameplay and sadly thats it imo
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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. Jan 12, 2021
    0
    If I was looking for a game that has little or no story and just run run run,I could just play Mario.

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