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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: 49 out of 75
  2. Negative: 9 out of 75
  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. DarrenL.
    Jan 2, 2009
    10
    Glorious! I couldn't stop playing this game, its completely unique and challenging but achievable. Personally I was in awe the first Glorious! I couldn't stop playing this game, its completely unique and challenging but achievable. Personally I was in awe the first time I experienced the textures and when coupled with the gloss effects really gives you a fresh atmosphere to run around almost freely. Although many players will despise the fact that Faith is not equipt with hand guns / SMG's / Grenades / Rocket Launchers and Missiles once you master the timing and and react rationally to your situations the your reminisce fondly as to how well you cope with their gun fire than the first time you did cowering behind walls because you didn't have anything to fire back! Wow and that comes from a massive FPS fan! :-) After completing this in normal difficulty im powering up the xbox to play again on hard! Congratulations Dice and EA on what should be a true classic. Expand
  3. Dec 28, 2011
    9
    This game is creative and different in a market saturated with generic military shooters. Games like this make me grateful that their areThis game is creative and different in a market saturated with generic military shooters. Games like this make me grateful that their are still innovative people in the gaming industry. But like anything in this world, it has it's flaws. The visual art style is one that feel clean and vivid. The controls take some time to get used to but is fine if your not picky. The story is somewhat generic but the way its told engages you. The score is blissful and balanced. Replay value is medium considering there is a time trial mode.
    This game isn't for everyone. It's for those who will give games a chance to soak in and marinate.
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  4. DanA.
    Dec 2, 2008
    8
    Mirror's Edge is by far one of the most innovative and exciting, genre-defining concepts this year. However, it's not perfect. TheMirror's Edge is by far one of the most innovative and exciting, genre-defining concepts this year. However, it's not perfect. The game is ridiculously short and does get repetitive. It's got a bit of Assassin's Creed syndrome in that sense. It takes the strides it needs to but overall feels like it could've been much more. I wouldn't recommend buying it unless you intend on doing time trials and learning how to speed run the game like crazy. Expand
  5. May 2, 2013
    8
    I had a lot of fun with this game. Such creativity and innovation was put into this game. A first person parkour action shooter? Mirror's EdgeI had a lot of fun with this game. Such creativity and innovation was put into this game. A first person parkour action shooter? Mirror's Edge was the first of its kind, and hopefully won't be the last. The entertainment was superb, the plot engaging, and I also thought the animated cut scenes were a nice addition; added to the aesthetic of the overall experience. My only problem with the game was the controls, at times were a bit hard to master. Especially the wallriding and the disarming actions. If those were cleaned up just a wee bit, it would have been a 10/10. I honestly hope they'll be doing a sequel, excellent work. Expand
  6. Dec 29, 2015
    7
    I really love the game and the experience given by it!!!
    This is definitely a late review as I am just now taking advantage of the
    I really love the game and the experience given by it!!!
    This is definitely a late review as I am just now taking advantage of the opportunities given by the xbox backwards compatibility.
    However, Mirror's Edge is not without its very frustrating flaws.

    I am enjoying the plot quiet a lot, I like the design, the graphics, and the experience as a whole.
    However, there are serious drawbacks related to the gameplay. The gameplay is simply a mega frustrating experience. Get ready to retry the same sequences a lot of times. (Mainly wallriding is glitchy, the lack of map or direction can be frustrating at times)

    Overall an AMAZING experience put with a very very frustrating gameplay and controllings. There are times you want to break your controller into parts :)

    Score: 6.5
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  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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