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 (7,329 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 13, 2009

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""So yeah, you can do wall runs and spins and flips and oooh jumps and grabs and... where the blooming hell am I?""
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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.


  • 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.


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
Helpful customer reviews
279 of 297 people (94%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Mirror's Edge is a video game that definitely deserves a try.Its short length is the only complain I can mention about the campaign, because it's an incredible innovative title with a very powerful graphical side and an addictive gameplay proposal. A nice launching for this new saga that replaces the word 'brief' with the word 'intensity'.There's depth here that you'll only discover hours into time trialling a single stage and no other game in recent memory comes close to being as cool. I can't wait to see what Faith gets up to next. Console ports are usually a waste of time, but that's certainly not the case with Mirror's Edge. In fact, the PC version of the game offers even more than its console counterparts. Mirror’s Edge works like a charm with keyboard and mouse, too. Parkour above a shining beautiful city is a nice change of pace after normal shooters. Hopefully we get to see more games like this in the future.Mirrors Edge is an intense and intensely enjoyable experience from top to bottom that manages to capture a very interesting gameplay element and perfect it.
Posted: June 16
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47 of 57 people (82%) found this review helpful
27.8 hrs on record
The epitome of artistic game design. The combination of visuals, graphics, artistic feel and look of the game is just astonishing. The first game to do parkour and freerunning any real justice, ME shows you what’s it like to be that guy/or girl without having to leave your damn seat. DICE really nailed it but while as an idea it seems to work great, in practice a parkour game would be quite lacking in terms of content. And that is the main issue with the game: not enough content. Yes, there are speedruns to keep you playing and compete against other players worldwide but that does not really add any realistic level of playtime to the game. Most people won’t even bother.

If DICE had more time to tinker with the game, other notable examples to get ideas from (absolutely none at the time) or maybe more resources to work with, we could have possibly seen a much bigger game with a larger player base (that’s not to say that it was an experimental game, not at all). That perhaps explains why ME was not a major financial success, but still the most loved underrated game of all time.

Everyone wanted a sequel, even those that logged like no more than 10 minutes into the game thought it’s cool and deserves a sequel. We are getting the sequel and it looks very promising so far. In my opinion, all that DICE needs to do to make sure that ME2 is a huge financial success is add more content, keep the feel and look of the game and improve it further.

DICE’s work has always been inspiring and Mirror’s Edge is no different. The addition of combat and the constant feeling of “I have to keep running to evade the highly trained ninja monkey special forces that are after me for no apparent reason (IHKREHTNMSFAMNAR)“ adds a sense of danger and foreboding to the game. It’s parkour as it should be.

Parkour is cool and everyone knows it. If you haven’t yet played the game, you owe it to yourself to do so.

Just don’t go and play it with the Oculus Rift, especially not if you’re afraid of heights.

You have been warned….
Posted: August 20
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42 of 50 people (84%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Mirror's Edge was an interesting experience. The first playthrough will always be rough, but this game has excellent replayability. The theme of this game is that you are evading/rebelling against the government while trying to carry out tasks for an organization. The thing I disliked most about this game was the forced combat against heavily armored police. Some areas of the game can be very frustrating and make take multiple attempts to complete, but the feeling of accomplishment afterwards is present. This game takes a whole new approach on gaming. With very fast paced gameplay that sends you soaring through the skies across rooftops and construction sites. It really makes you feel like a badass ninja. Like I said, after your first playthrough, you will have a better understanding of how the game works and the level design which will make later playthroughs more enjoyable and smooth. If you have the money and are interested in a new exhilarating experience, I would highly recommend.
Posted: June 28
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
This is one of those unique games. Parkour, phenomenal music, great views, what more do you want? The atmosphere of the game and the music takes you somewhere else. You can stand on the roof of a skyscraper staring at the broken city. Or to break through the crowds of cops straight ahead. You can feel free. Definitely worth a play.
Posted: October 1
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Great soundtrack, beautiful 3d models and light simulations, fun gameplay. Recommend
Posted: September 12
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1,837 of 2,083 people (88%) found this review helpful
22.7 hrs on record
Sometimes you just want to run, but then you realize you're fat.
Posted: January 13
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