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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, Action Adventure, Shooter, Modern, General, Modern, First-Person, Modern
  • # of players: 1 Player
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 66
  2. Negative: 1 out of 66
  1. 91
    As a game steeped in immediacy, Mirror's Edge is an absolute must-play despite its idiosyncrasies. And as a pied piper for progressive design in first-person gaming, it's all the more important.
  2. Simply put, you must play Mirror’s Edge.
  3. A new genre is definitely worth trying out.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    80
    One of the most original titles we've seen this gen. [Summer 2009, p.70]
  5. 80
    The animated sequences are less than stellar, the plot is trite, and the game feels like it was pared down at the last minute. Despite all those flaws, the running-based gameplay makes you want to forgive everything else. No other game is quite as exhilarating and uniquely exciting, and it’s this part of the game you’ll remember most.
  6. 74
    A classic example of some awesome ideas that just didn’t pan out the way that was originally intended. The list of moves could be more expansive -- maybe by adding a fourth button to the mix -- and the world feels entirely too constricting for what could be a huge open city. Couple those gripes with some unappealing combat and a sometimes buggy design and Mirror’s Edge falls short of my expectations.
  7. 45
    The thrill of the chase loses all its appeal in Electronic Arts' Parkour-inspired Mirror's Edge. Repetitive, difficult and visually dull, the game is undone by its use of a highly constrained first person viewpoint in a world of high-speed running and jumping where perspective is everything.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 73
  2. Negative: 6 out of 73
  1. LukeP
    Dec 18, 2009
    10
    This game was amazing. It eas really fun;especially for the PS3. It had amazing graphichs and was one of the best games i have ever played.
  2. Jun 5, 2015
    9
    I remember when this game was released back in 2008, and I remember people talking about it very well. A few months ago I had the opportunityI remember when this game was released back in 2008, and I remember people talking about it very well. A few months ago I had the opportunity to play and finish it, and it was really a good game as they said.

    I liked very much the plot and themes of Mirror's Edge: the rise of a dictatorship (still possible today) that with the excuse to make a city, or a country, a better place deprives citizens of their freedom makes them believe that the path chosen is correct, deceiving them with cold, clean and white walls of the city as if everything is beautiful and perfect. In a delicate context, I found the story very beautiful, and twists exploited intelligently. Very beautiful and almost poetic is the vision that the runners have for the danger, the city, the world, and freedom.

    The gameplay in Mirror's Edge is great but unclassifiable: too advanced for its time, and certainly a future inspiration for future games. The way they are structured movements is really well made and the interaction with the environment is quite high: climbing, hang on, run up walls, slide in running, stand balanced on a beam. Everything is very realistic, even if maybe could be a little better. The gameplay can assume chaotic rhythms, uncontrollable, and it really has the idea of ​​living literally a life in perpetual race. The melee combat is beautiful, fun and the feedback is pretty good. The use of weapons is present, and a lot realistic, in fact, for example, it is impossible to know how many ammunitions remain in the magazine when you shoot. Among other things, the HUD of the game is virtually absent. All the gameplay aims at providing a real vision of the world, as in reality.

    Graphically, Mirror's Edge, is extraordinary: a clean graphics, clear and detailed, just as is the city of the game. I really liked in fact the choice of style of the color white as predominant in the city, and I found pretty nice also the style in which the animated cutscene are made. Congratulations for the soundtrack, that is beautiful and immersive.

    Mirror's Edge is not a game for everyone, but succeeds where many games fail: originality. A great game to live a different experience but still fantastic.
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  3. Feb 16, 2012
    9
    An awsome trial n error game that when you learn to get the flow is an amazing travel trough an stylish action game.
    Amazing grafics and level design!
  4. Feb 8, 2015
    8
    Just one of those games that are great yet got crucified by reviewers. I feel that people didn't appreciate the game for what it was. EAJust one of those games that are great yet got crucified by reviewers. I feel that people didn't appreciate the game for what it was. EA released this for free on the PS Store last year, so it was finally my chance to play it. I wish I forked out some money for it because you can see a lot of love was put into the game. First the graphics, they were ahead of their time. It's on par with Battlefield 3. And the gameplay, you feel like a real Runner, and disarming enemies is so awesome. However, I suggest you turn Runner Vision off, it holds your hand too much. And the soundtrack, wow, so surreal. There weren't many reused soundtracks, each chapter has its own. And the parts that reused soundtracks were fitting. My two main criticisms are that it's short and the story didn't make much sense to me. If only the story made sense, then I wouldn't criticize the game for it's shortness. But overall, this game deserved to be played. You can't be a gamer and have not played this game at least once. Expand
  5. Feb 5, 2012
    7
    The game is good, graphics are nice, but the real let-down is the"trail and error" bit of the game. The controls and sometimes event theThe game is good, graphics are nice, but the real let-down is the"trail and error" bit of the game. The controls and sometimes event the environment itself can work against you. However, it depends how good a gamer you are. Some can whiz through this without making any mistakes, most, I have observed, cannot. I also don't recommend to those who get queasy easily. Overall, decent game, but wouldn't pay any more than the $13 I paid for it and it doesn't seem 100% polished. Expand
  6. Jul 12, 2015
    7
    A really original game, but far from perfect. I personally didn't get the use of weapons - why bother when the game had set itself apart fromA really original game, but far from perfect. I personally didn't get the use of weapons - why bother when the game had set itself apart from all of the other FPS titles out there? The best side to the game is when you're sprinting past a series of obstacles, not having to stop to carefully pick out an enemy from distance with a gun. It's also infuriating to the point of insanity - you frequently get into a run-jump-miss-die-repeat loop that will have you shaking the controller violently whilst screaming at the TV like a demented baboon. Having said all that, it (largely) plays well, looks great, and it dares to be different. Bring on the sequel. Expand
  7. MGSFan
    Jan 13, 2009
    0
    Possibly the Worst Platformer Ever. Well i have nothing much to say about this game. You are a japanese girl in this game. This game is a Possibly the Worst Platformer Ever. Well i have nothing much to say about this game. You are a japanese girl in this game. This game is a straight RIP OFF from Prince Of Persia. Mirror's Edge is nothing but Prince Of Persia in First Person. If you feel sissy or want to change your sex from male to Female, this game is a MUST BUY. Terrible Game. Highly OVERRATED. Expand

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