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.
User reviews: Very Positive (9,803 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 13, 2009

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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 this innovative first-person action-adventure is your story.

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. From the makers of the groundbreaking Battlefield franchise, Mirror's Edge is an action-adventure experience unlike any other.

Features

  • Move yourself: String together an amazing arsenal of wall-runs, leaps, vaults and more, in fluid, acrobatic movements that turns every level of the urban environment to your advantage and salvation.
  • Immerse yourself: In first person every breath, every collision, every impact is acutely felt. Heights create real vertigo, movements flow naturally, collisions and bullet impacts create genuine fear and adrenaline.
  • Challenge yourself: Fight or flight. Your speed and agility allow you not only to evade, capture and perform daring escapes, but also to disable and disarm unwary opponents, in a mix of chase, puzzles, strategy and intense combat.
  • Free yourself: Runner vision allows you to see the city as they do. See the flow. Rooftops become pathways and conduits, opportunities and escape routes. The flow is what keeps you running — what keeps you alive.

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System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Microsoft Windows® XP SP2 or Vista
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM or more
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9.0c compatible video card, Shader Model 3.0 required. Video card must have 256 MB, NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or better
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB free space
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card
    • INTERNET CONNECTION, ONLINE AUTHENTICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT REQUIRED TO PLAY. TO ACCESS ONLINE FEATURES, YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE. ONLY ONE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE PER GAME. EA ONLINE TERMS & CONDITIONS AND FEATURE UPDATES CAN BE FOUND AT www.ea.com. YOU MUST BE 13+ TO REGISTER WITH EA ONLINE.
Helpful customer reviews
111 of 127 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
If Mirror's Edge was a combat game, it would be a mediocre game.

If Mirror's Edge was a First Person Shooter, it would be a terrible game.

If Mirror's Edge was a game that required me to buy Day 1 DLC and get a Premium membership just to play it, then I would facepalm so hard.

If Mirror's Edge was a game that has a very relaxing soundtrack that flows perfectly with what is going on, has graphics that are easy to the eye and are unique, and is emphasized on giving a parkour experience that has a mix of an ambient and adrenaline pumping feeling that no other game has done before, and you are interested in these features...

Then you know what you have to do now.
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60 of 73 people (82%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
This is "Catch me if you can" if Leonardo DiCaprio was a girl and Tom Hanks was multiple copies of generic looking cops
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69 of 92 people (75%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Best falling simulator ever!

10/10, would break all my bones again.
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31 of 34 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
141.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
This is the best parkour game out there. It's only downside that I can see is that it's single player is very short, and if you get really good at it, then it can take less than and hour to beat the whole game. I think that's what makes this game so fun is the fact that the creators make it so that you want to go back and beat your previous record. 10/10.
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78 of 119 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
38.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Run like the wind.
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Mirror's Edge is a game I've wanted to play for a while, and this past week I've completed it over once. Is it worth playing? Yes.

From creators DICE (known for work on the Battlefield series and the 2015 Star Wars Battlefront), Mirror's Edge is a first-person platformer which involves parkour in all its glory, leaping across buildings, scaling walls, and traversing up factories. Parkour functions very smoothly, and the first-person view adds a layer of immersion which helps to sell the games atmosphere. Say what you want about the plot and characters (I found both to be good enough), this game's setting is a unique piece of art. Taking place sometime in the future in an unidentified utopian city controlled by a totalitarian government, Mirror's Edge conveys this by its very simplistic and pleasant art style: White everywhere, with bold colours such as brick red, lime green, or saphiere blue alongside. Cutscenses are also presented in a unqiue "drawing animation" (search up the first cutscene, I can't really explain it well), with a charm of their own. The soundtrack is also quite amazing, all the way from the main theme "Still Alive" to more atmospheric tracks used in the levels.

As for gameplay, this game is centered around parkour as I said before. Your moveset includes jumping (no duh), sliding, wall running, climbing, and clambering to name a few. The feeling of successfully pulling of multiple moves at a fast pace is incredibly rewarding, and the game is entirely hard to master. Difficultly (for parkour) progression is smooth throughout the entire game, and (at least for me) the game never felt cheap at any times. However, combat also is an important part of this game. In some sections enemy soldiers will attack you, and you'll have to use kicks and punches to either kill or unarm them, in order to use their weapons. Gunplay in this game is very basic (kind of surprising as this game comes from DICE), and only serves as a way to kill baddies faster. Weapons include SMG's, shotguns, and snipers, however you wont find yourself using them too often as the bulk of the game is parkour, and some sections with enemies do involve chases, which are awesome and tense.

That's pretty much this game! Sound a bit basic for you? Well, the main campaign/story mode is only 5 hours (it might take you shorter), and besides that there's a time trial mode, but that's pretty much the game. While a piece of art IMO, the game could have used a few more levels for the story mode, and perhaps a race mode for multiplayer, or at least something related to that. Gunplay/combat could also be expanded, and the parkour moveset could always be refined and expanded upon. Overall, it's an awesome concept and an original idea for a game, and I would give it a 7.5/10. For $19.99 it's a good price if you are absolutely sold on this game, but either than that I would either be cautious or wait for a price drop due to the lack of much content.

Also, Mirror's Edge 2 for 2016!
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Best parkour game out there!

Simply amazing, it will become a cult classic, if it isnt already.
Story wise the game is above average at best. The combat and gunfights are mediocre. The gameplay itself its pretty good at times, pretty crappy at others. Longetivity is pretty low too. But the graphics, art style and soundtrack make this game a must play, simply astonishing. It turns out to be an amazing experience, like no other on the market.
Really, play this gem, you will certanily find something in this game that you will love.

Final Veridict: 8/10
A shame Mirrors Edge 2 wont be coming to steam for sure. :(
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
Only platformer I have completed before was the first Prince of Persia game on PS2, considering that, and even though I failed lot's of times I still ♥♥♥♥ing loved it and the minimalistic art style of this game is an example of how beautiful graphics are achievable without putting so much strain on GPU and development budget.

I hope the second game will include an open world for free-run and more in-depth look to the November movement.
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Brings back what little hope I have of EA thanks to DICE's great dev team
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
First off I will start by saying that I am the worse parkour gamer in the history of parkour gaming. It only took Dying Light and Mirror's Edge to make me realize this and yet I still play them. Once in awhile I will fall off the buildings and die, and by once in awhile, I mean every 30 seconds or so. I just wipe the blood off myself, reset my broken limbs and continue lol.

This seems to be one of those games that everyone passes up and I don't know why. The story is very good, along with the graphics and the voice acting. This is definitely a hidden gem in the Steam games list that everyone should play at least once, even if you keep dying.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
Best Parkour Game

+ Amazing Visuals
+ Great Gameplay
+ Good Soundtrack

- Characters
- PhysX Glitches
- Plot
- Valve Turning
- Vent Crawling

8.7/10 Worth to buy!
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Very amazing game! The movements are incredible! I recommend to all! Parkour is wonderful! ~~
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
The best "free running and parkour" game.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
When i play w/ the Oculus...
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
pisses pants*
11/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
You jump alot.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Well I since I have about 30 broken bones, I decided to hop on steam and give some advice. Dont try anything from this game in real life.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
One of the best games I've ever played. Great Physics, Graphics, Story and of course, the Music is awesome.
EA, learn from your past, don't close down studios like you did with Westwood.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
A parkour paradise with picturesque visuals and fluid gameplay. With first person female protagonist Faith, the city is your playground!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
We saw many games having parkour mechanics such as Assassin's Creed,etc. But when it comes to FPS we dont have any, basically I love FPS having interaction just like as in real life, for example small things like seeing your own legs when you look down, shadow casted by your body, etc. these things are neglected in many games and devs still neglect it, it just feels unrealistic and most of the time you feel like controlling a ghost in the game.

However this game pushed the standard boundaries of how an FPS should be, by implementing parkour and various other FPS mechanics. You can chain up your own moves by building up momentum using the environment around you giving a devastating blow to your enemies, this I didnt expect in an FPS. The speed run challenges are very challenging no matter how many times you try there are multiple ways to do it and the most obvious path isnt always the right path... It also features a leaderboard where you can compete your stats with your friends but to do that you need to sign in via origin, the game and your friends should do the same for comparing stats, which is a pain in the ♥♥♥ and confusing for some. The soundtracks are awesome too, for me its #1 in video games its always relaxing seamlessly free running here and there whilst listening to the soundtracks, very soothing and I would listen to it whenever I'am depressed.

Yeah its that good and only people who are fond of FPS love it a lot but for others it might be difficult to play or uninteresting.

Can't wait for Mirror's Edge 2!!

9/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
wall running, sprinting, and climbing. fun mechanics in video games. buy it.
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