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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: 63 out of 82
  2. Negative: 0 out of 82
  1. Aside from everything else Mirror’s Edge succeeds at, it also has some of the most arresting, original visuals we’ve seen on 360. Its starkly colorful graphics and slick anime cinematics are expressly designed to wire directly into your nerd-joy cortex — and they do. With such raw creativity and built-in speed-run appeal, Mirror’s Edge will transfix you for a long, long time.
  2. We put on our trainers in order to start running through the skyscrapers of an enormous city. Mirror's Edge is a unique platforming game, very realistic, with a very special point of view in the genre. A huge experience, very different from what we have played previously, with incredible gameplay and great atmosphere. It's the beginning of a brand new series that can provide us with many satisfactions.
  3. EA and DICE took a risk with Mirror's Edge, but ultimately it has paid off. This is an exciting title with a great premise, and despite a few minor issues we could be looking at a fantastic foundation for future sequels.
  4. 80
    Despite some regrettable drawbacks and frustrations, Mirror's Edge is a singular and incredibly compelling experience. If you're looking to try something that's genuinely new and not just a refinement or tweak of some existing genre or play mechanic, you really owe it to yourself to play this.
  5. Games Master UK
    80
    Old-style gaming in futuristic shoes: a thrilling experience that hides its flaws in style. [Christmas 2008, p.65]
  6. Mirror's Edge does a wonderful job of doing exactly what it sets out to do, and while it may not do it all perfectly, it does do enough well enough for you to forgive the game's flaws.
  7. Mirror's Edge is the kind of game that you can see in the curriculum of some design school for its outside-of-the-box approach and polished style. But playing it is a different story. If you do feel the need to punish yourself, spend your money on a dominatrix instead of Mirror’s Edge.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 78
  2. Negative: 9 out of 78
  1. Apr 15, 2016
    10
    The controls can be hard to master at time but if you love the game you love it. If you hate it you really hate it. I happened to love everyThe controls can be hard to master at time but if you love the game you love it. If you hate it you really hate it. I happened to love every aspect of this game. It is one of those one hit wonder type games where everything seems very unique and new. The environments you get to play in differ from level to level and it can be very challenging when playing on the harder difficulty. Definitely worth keeping on your shelf because the replay value alone is amazing. Expand
  2. Jul 20, 2011
    10
    Finally a game that has true basic freerunning! The game is great in terms of the freerunning and the story but there are a few gripes. One,Finally a game that has true basic freerunning! The game is great in terms of the freerunning and the story but there are a few gripes. One, disarming an enemy is nearly impossible to do on the first try. And two, the training part has a very picky part where you have to run up a wall and the turn around and jump on a platform. I did what I told me to do God knows how many times and now once did it say I did it right, despite following all of the instructions.

    All in all, the game isn't perfect since it's art direction can confuse some eyes like mine. But it never stops in delivering it's core gameplay element: Freerunning.
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  3. Mar 20, 2014
    9
    This is one of my favorite games of last generation, of all time for that matter. The aesthetics in this game are absolutely amazing. The highThis is one of my favorite games of last generation, of all time for that matter. The aesthetics in this game are absolutely amazing. The high contrast in color is not only helpful, but also visually amazing. The game is a parkour adventure game with some of the best video game music I've ever heard. The music really completes the experience. This game is a wonderful experience for both your eyes and ears. The story is a bit weak, but it is fairly easy to follow because of that. This can be a positive or negative depending on how much you care for a deep story. Mechanically, this game excels greatly. The game does not make you feel nauseous or dizzy, the dot in the middle of the screen helps a lot with that. The game is fairly short, but you are getting a very high quality experience in that time. Your first play through will most likely take about 6 hours. After that, it should only take you about 3-4 hours. For $60, the game is a bit overpriced, but today you can buy it for $20 or less. This is an amazing bargain. Even though this game was released in 2008 (Xbox 360 and PS3), its graphics are still beautiful and hold up very well. The game runs very well on 360, with only a few texture pop-ins. There have never been frame rate drops in my experience with the game either. If you have never played Mirror's Edge, it is an amazing game that every gamer should experience. Expand
  4. MichaelR.
    Dec 27, 2008
    8
    As a final-year game design student, I find some of the negative reviews quite frustrating and very discouraging. Especially the review from As a final-year game design student, I find some of the negative reviews quite frustrating and very discouraging. Especially the review from a usually very trusted source - Edge Magazine, whom gave this game a 5. Regardless of this I chose to purchase this game, as the Demo alone, had me very interested. Now, the main problems that I was generally faced with this game, was the lack of guidance in certain scenarios, leading to either a wrongly footed jump to somewhere I'm not supposed to go, or being surrounded by four armed police because there seems no alternate route. However, despite this, the game is more than manageable, and it proves nothing more than a slow learning curve that causes the trial and error process. Being a brand new idea, the game is immediately slated by a minority of critics, horribly obsessed with destroying an original concept. When first person shooters went "X and Y axis", using two analogue sticks to control both movement and camera, were definitely found as a bit tricky, when most gamers were used to the singular D-pad. Looking down the line and you can see how easy it is for all gamers to manipulate this movement. The same goes for Mirrors Edge, and gamers getting used to the manipulation of flowing movement through first person perspective. Getting used to naturally knowing where the characters body is placed without having to slow yourself down, to know that you ARE close enough to the edge without having to look down at your feet. The other thing that pissed me off about Edge, was the fact all they seemed to care about, was how it massacred the portrayal of Parkour. Now that to me, really pissed me off. Being a game designer, and knowing NOTHING of parkour, to me, the concept of runners that are used to deliver information via the means of parkour in a futuristic, communist world, sounds great. I dont care if i'm doing justice to parkour, its just a character I have designed, the IDEA that the movement used to deliver, is very much like parkour, but not indefinitely "parkour". If it was purely about parkour, it would probably have a story that talks about this popular sport, but it doesn't, its simply characters that are acrobatic on rooftops. Much as Tomb Raider isn't slated because its not true to Gymnastics... Mirrors Edge offers a lot to a gamers desire, not the parkour specialist. It offers cool looking, feeling, movement that is interlinked with simple button presses. Of course, dying can break this flow, but regardless of that, getting good at this game, which essentially we all need to do if there is ever going to be this sort of game again, is all it takes to really enjoy it. Combat lacks that extra oomf, but these guys are "runners" not "fighters", and most times, i find taking out just one guard, and then avoiding contact with the others, tends to be the best way forward. Dont forget, this game is actually really easy if your not going for the "test of faith" achievement/trophy. So maybe if the reviewers just shoot the enemy, its not as hard as they make out... Im giving it an 8 because its very unique, the graphics are the best iv seen the 360 produce, the whole concept is just awesome, yet it is slightly short on lower settings, and the story is shallow. Id bank on a sequel, washing away these criticisms. Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2013
    8
    Mirror's Edge certainly had it's flaws, particularly in the final few combat focused chapters, but five years after release there is stillMirror's Edge certainly had it's flaws, particularly in the final few combat focused chapters, but five years after release there is still nothing else quite like it. Traversing the unique landscape in first person is fantastic and the excellent soundtrack only adds to the overall experience. This first game didn't sell as well as it should have but I hope we get a sequel one day. Expand
  6. Aug 22, 2017
    7
    Developed by Battlefield developer DICE, Mirror's Edge was a bold new IP that did a good job of trying something new. And it was brave for aDeveloped by Battlefield developer DICE, Mirror's Edge was a bold new IP that did a good job of trying something new. And it was brave for a developer like DICE, who were currently flag-shipping their smash hit Battlefield franchise, to step out and take a crack at something fresh. But they didn't entirely succeed. Sure, the visuals are excellent, the parkour controls are tight and responsive, and the soundtrack isn't actually too shabby at all. And the sound design is also good, even on the guns. The problems lie with other aspects. For example, the combat feels really tacked on. It doesn't feel very effective to perform, the weapon disarms are way too hard to nail, and the gunplay, if you do decide to use it, feels like a worse version of Bad Company's gunplay, due to the lack of iron sights or decent maneuverability with aiming. The story also isn't that great either. It sure isn't bad, but it's just average slop. This game definitely has it's good aspects, but the problems are also hard to ignore. I'm just praying that DICE can make a better follow up than Catalyst was and craft a true, evolutionary sequel to this game. 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.
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