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.
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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.
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Cold Logic
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I have just finished the story mode and I gotta say I enjoyed my time. It's my first game of this kind so let me make a quick review.
Pros
+ graphics
For an older game, the graphics was just amazing and I caught myself just standing for a while admiring it, graphics is 10/10 in this game.
+ story
Even though on the beginning it doesn't "pull you in", gradually the story gets better and by the end of the game I was truly invested into the story, wasn't too original, just normal stuff.
+ music
Doesn't matter if you're fighting, exploring around or trying to figure out how to get on that ledge, the music is always amazing and fits the situation, it makes the experience better.
+ gameplay
Everything seems so fluid, your reactions have to be quick and when you're trying to escape "Blues" your heart starts racing, I wasn't able to put this game down until it was finished.
+ content
After you finish the story, you can go complete timed runs and work on your skills, compare yourself to others.
Cons
- shortness of game
Despite not having watched any kind of guides and spending long time figuring things out, this game took me 7 hours to complete, which is fairly shot in my opinion.
- enemies AI
I think a blindfolded monkey would hit me more often than enemies in this game, except for maybe last 2 chapters, I could run around in circles and not a single bullet landed, fun stuff (normal mode).
- combat
It just didn't feel right for me, not being able to see health nor ammo, making it just hit'n'run at times, I loved my time when I could just run around, not escaping bullets.

All in all, this game is still worth playing, as the pros outweigh the cons by a lot, I'd surely recommend this game to anyone, 7/10.
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Emos
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Mirror's Edge is a First Person Parcour Shooter... thingy.. I guess?

You're playing the role of Faith, a girl having lost her parents and having only her sister left. She meets Merc, the head of the gang or organisation called the "Runners". He trains her in the art of.. well.. running, and using the rooftops of the city to their advantage. Essentially they are what one could call delivery people (don't quote me on that, I played it early morning so I don't remember much of the beginning).

After a short parcour and CQC tutorial you're being thrown right into the game, the only help you get is the so called "Runner's Vision" giving you hints on where to go. Even with this help I was sometimes struggling to find the correct pathway, even though the levels are mostly linear, only giving you no more than a few ways from one area to the next.

Personally I really enjoyed the game. My only problem was incredible FPS drops in areas with shattered glas or when I've been shot at. To fix this you have to delete a folder and two files from the game files because those are outdated drivers which EA included for some ♥♥♥♥ing stupid reason.

Anyway, you should really give this classic a try because even on the most ♥♥♥♥♥♥ computers (my laptop is from 2011) you can play this game on maximum settings and it looks absolutely beautiful.
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Orange Lightning
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
This is a very unique game even several years after its release. It has a simple backstory and plot, however the cutscenes are uniquely artistic and the games dynamics are quite different from what you'd normally expect, choosing to be a game about parcore. Though it still doesn't escape the inclusion of guns that are involved with most games also, it is a very minor portion of the game and generally involves them being pointed toward you.
Progression
The game does follow a relatively strict path, though it is not linear at all as there is more than one way to get to each destination. The game is somewhat shorter than what most people would like, but it also keeps the game from being too repetitious as there are only so many things you can do in parcoring. Runner's vision is quite helpful at times when you might be stuck or are being chased, it does obviously however ruin the chance to strategize how to get from point A to point B in some instances.
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Michigan J. Frog
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Portal without the Portal Gun.
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hardgear117
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
vary fast and short and sweet
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Super Drunk Guy
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
hardcore parkour.
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GamingGrandpa
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Just run you are free in this game
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daily_potasium
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
frames got screwed up...... im playing the game smottly and as soon as the cops startin g shooting in the second mission i drop to like 3 frames
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Wulf #TeamValorHeavy
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Mirror's Edge is a good game. Not great. But good. The story, music, and visuals are all really wonderful, but the game mechanics are absolutely HORRENDOUS.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Mirror's Edge. You climb walls and shizzle

Pros
- -: Parkour is nice, despite that sometimes Faith never grabs the ♥♥♥♥ing ledge I want her to, it's fluid and smooth.
- -: The soundtrack is one of my favourite parts about it, Solar Fields did an Excellent job on it. Props to him.
- -: Visuals looks pretty damn good for a 2008 game.
- -: Quite atmospheric and Immersive
- -: Cartoon animations for some cutscenes. Despite the animation being a bit shoddy at times, it's a nice feat.

Doesn'tbotherme's
- -: The story honestly tries, but fails. I kind of liked the characters, I kind of didnt.
- -: Combat is a cool addition, specially the disarming feature, but it's a bit tricky to master, and easily avoidable
- -: There are some glitches, but not too many.

Cons
- -: A.I is garbage, the only way they'll truly kill you is when they get bigger guns later on in the game
- -: Why do my enemies go completely stiff/ gmod like when I kill them? I dont understand why DICE couldn't just put animations for when enemies get shot at. Sure, you dont have to use guns, but some people like to.
- -: When the soundtrack just stops playing.


9/10 - Don't play the sequel, it unfortunately doesn't have much charm as this one.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Caught me instantly. Awesome game!
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
260.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Very Underrated
Im going to keep this brief as I could talk forever about this game.
The game was amzing when it came out serveral years ago and imo still holds up today better than Catalyst ;). The story isnt the best but the gameplay is really good especially when you get into speed running etc, Im not good at speedrunnign yet still love the game, as it gives great sense of accomplishement getting a PB due to the skill ceiling, yet good overall a cult masterpiece.

10/10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
175.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Ah..Parkour, my favorite way of getting around town. Mirror's Edge put this into a game and damn...for me it took about 20 hours to learn how to side-step boost, kick glitch and coil boost. After that you play the story again and again to get the perfect times. After that the time trials will grab you. Currently holder of 4 world records.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
«There is a future that we can't wait for»
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
11/10
-You can see your legs
-Nice animations
-Nice cutscenes
-Other...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
I have just finished the story mode and I gotta say I enjoyed my time. It's my first game of this kind so let me make a quick review.
Pros
+ graphics
For an older game, the graphics was just amazing and I caught myself just standing for a while admiring it, graphics is 10/10 in this game.
+ story
Even though on the beginning it doesn't "pull you in", gradually the story gets better and by the end of the game I was truly invested into the story, wasn't too original, just normal stuff.
+ music
Doesn't matter if you're fighting, exploring around or trying to figure out how to get on that ledge, the music is always amazing and fits the situation, it makes the experience better.
+ gameplay
Everything seems so fluid, your reactions have to be quick and when you're trying to escape "Blues" your heart starts racing, I wasn't able to put this game down until it was finished.
+ content
After you finish the story, you can go complete timed runs and work on your skills, compare yourself to others.
Cons
- shortness of game
Despite not having watched any kind of guides and spending long time figuring things out, this game took me 7 hours to complete, which is fairly shot in my opinion.
- enemies AI
I think a blindfolded monkey would hit me more often than enemies in this game, except for maybe last 2 chapters, I could run around in circles and not a single bullet landed, fun stuff (normal mode).
- combat
It just didn't feel right for me, not being able to see health nor ammo, making it just hit'n'run at times, I loved my time when I could just run around, not escaping bullets.

All in all, this game is still worth playing, as the pros outweigh the cons by a lot, I'd surely recommend this game to anyone, 7/10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Still an amazing game! The Artwork, Story, Soundtrack and Graphics really hold up well for it´s time! Prefer this one over Catalyst!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
pure love !!! 10/10
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