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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: 66 out of 155
  2. Negative: 50 out of 155
  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. Dec 18, 2020
    9
    Mirror's Edge Catalyst is very underrated and overlooked game.
    Pros: Good graphics, good soundtrack, improved combat system, improved
    Mirror's Edge Catalyst is very underrated and overlooked game.
    Pros: Good graphics, good soundtrack, improved combat system, improved animation and mechanics, good atmosphere
    Cons: Mediocre story and characters, half-finished character development, unnecessary XP and upgrade system, clumsy poor AI.
    This game is visually stunning and the city is very beautiful. Without the Solar Field's amazing soundtrack this game would not be the same.
    It was not exactly open world as DICE promised, but it gives more freedom and offers non-linear gameplay, compared to first Mirror's Edge. It would be cool if I can walk in the streets and interact with NPCs though.
    Many people did not like the story, but who plays Mirror's Edge games for story lmao. Mirror's Edge is all about gameplay, and it does its job very well.
    Dear DICE and EA, I have faith for Mirror's Edge 3. Don't ruin it.
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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. Feb 22, 2018
    5
    This sequel to mirror's edge 2008, is uncompelling, and rather a disappointment, in comparison to the first game. As you begin the game, theThis sequel to mirror's edge 2008, is uncompelling, and rather a disappointment, in comparison to the first game. As you begin the game, the protagonist Faith Connor, has absolutely no unlocked skills/attributes and all are unlocked throughout the game, whereas in the first game, she has every skill/attribute without needing further upgrades throughout the game.

    Dice removed the ability for players to pick up and equip weapons to eliminate AI, and the AI are just pointless in this game. The game graphics on xbox one x are poor and lack optimization, the gameplay is repetitive, mediocre, and is unchallenging.
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  6. ABR
    Nov 19, 2018
    4
    PROs: Cool soundtrack and interesting visual style. Pretty good simulator of parkour and height climer.

    CONs: Story just for the reason to
    PROs: Cool soundtrack and interesting visual style. Pretty good simulator of parkour and height climer.

    CONs: Story just for the reason to run around. Combat: how you suppossed to get closer to armed enemies? MAG Rope could be engaged in the fight skill tree (may be it was and I didn't reached that?).
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  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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