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.


  • 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
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
I finished the game just under 9 hours, and among frustration, experimentation and the thrill of adrenaline, I recommend this game.
It’s a sad, dystopian future, where mega corporations control the world. Among conformity and corruption, the main character (Faith) lives life as a Runner. It’s sort of a rebel/delivery mail, highly skilled individual. It’s interesting, and without spoiling any further, her journey becomes personal, with a touch of vendetta to it. Nothing original, but it worked for me.
The gameplay can be frustrating, and I bet most negative reviewers didn’t have patience to get familiar with the controls, but once you overcome that (and it can take some time), it becomes exciting and even scary to do the crazy parkour required to progress. Quick note: the visuals are beautiful, rendered in Unreal Engine with great colors.
The enemies with guns killed me so many times, until I finally realized I was no match for an armed opponent, finally deciding to avoid them at all costs and find cover. If you knock one of them out and grab the gun, the game changes and it becomes easy to murder everyone, but I didn’t find that as appealing as escaping. Now, when the enemy runners started appearing and chasing me, I don’t know why, but that freaked me out. A lot. Maybe it’s because the sense of mobility and acrobatics was something unique to my character. I felt safe, knowing that the cops couldn’t reach me once I climbed out of their reach, but the enemy runner could. Their masks also added a tone of creepiness I enjoyed. 
I’ll also be honest and say that I wish the characters had more depth and that the story was longer. I wanted to explore the whole city and walk among the pedestrians unnoticed. Still, it’s a good game.
Buy it, but expect some practice and time to get used to the controls. Persevere and you’ll be rewarded with awesome parkour and amazing views.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Really good game but too short; it takes about 4-5 hours to finish it. There isn't much to do after you have finished the game.


-Excellent parkour
-Amazing graphics
-Beautiful atmosphere
-Good music


-Combat feels dull sometimes
-Sometimes annoying because you don't have any idea where to go next
-Ending was a bit dull

Overall a 9,5 game.

I recommend it!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Excellent game, great gameplay, engaging story. The combat is a little bit disappointing in that you can't go around the gaurds without them automatically knowing where you are.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Kinda short but the parkour is nice
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
The first first-person parkour game. If you want experience parkour but too lazy to work out or don;t wanna break your bones, this is a very nice alternative.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Mirror's Edge is definitely the best platformer I've ever played.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
this game have really nice grapix for 2009
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
The concept of not playing another first person shooter is refreshing but then game ruins it by introducing awful gunplay .First person platforming is not completely original idea but Mirror's Edge provides more variety for jumps and techniques .

I think game fails to progressively add more intuitive options to gameplay . If you played it for 1 hour you pretty much have seen eveything that it has to offer in terms of moves .Sliding down the building like Jackie Chan is awesome but then you realize that was about the most exciting thing that happen (well jumping on train is fun too but you don't even die face cheking metal bar going 60 mph )

Gunplay is by far the worst part about M'S Edge . If they designed the game around need for guns it would be even better . I would prefer if they would provide move options to fight enemies if not unlock new melee moves .

Running away from Bullets is extremely silly . I have a complete disbelief for what is happening around me . Who the hell shoots unarmed woman running next to a window with assault rifle ( and can't kill her running directly toward gun ) . Perhaps this game should have been Platforming/Beathemup , with no guns at all .

The artstyle is alright . Personally I think it is a little too *%$& bright sometimes but other than that I like aethetic side of it . Although I wish it would have more upbeat techno music .

7/10 Mirror's Edge is very much linear so there is almost no creative ways to approching a problem . You just move from point A to poing B with poor gunplay and minimal fighting options . There is a lot of downtime in this game to do mindless platforming which I find a bit boring . It is uniqe enough to play it once but I am not really crazy about buying sequal .
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I love this game. That's it. I've had the game since Feburary 2016 and it's still fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
One of the best parkouring games, but not the best in my opinion. Ill still give it a 10/10. Recommended to try if you like parkouring, fighting and evading.
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I am Rice
0.3 hrs
Posted: October 27
I tried to like this game, I really did. people talk about this game like its a masterpiece, but there are some serious issues to the game.

fun concept (speedrunning and parkouring is amazingly fun)
likable-ish characters (because their not just pieces of wood!)
a intresting backstory
a cool, inspired art style

VSync flat out doesn't work, and still tears!
movement feels slow, with the movement taking forever to begin
harsh on new players
the art style (while cool) is VERY restricting, and while this helps you find red, glowing objectives, when youre running freely across the roofs, or in a small office building trying to escape, it almost seems like everything is the same, with red objects randomly scattered around the place.
Seemingly horribly optimised (When I can play DOOM at high at 60fps, I wonder why im only just reaching 60, and sometimes getting as low as 30!!!

Will I be revisiting this game. Yes
Will I buy the sequal. Only is it fixes the problems I have with the game, with improved movement and fast paces action,
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3.0 hrs
Posted: October 27
very good, in the top 3 xbox360 games. there was no game like it at that point
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Mike L'anticlericale
6.0 hrs
Posted: October 27
I just finished this games.
I paid it 2.50 € and i'm absolutely satisfied of it: The gameplay is a drug,the story is great and compelling,controls are so comfortable.
It's a pretty short game (5-6 hours long),even shorter if you don't spend 20 minutes on some platforming sections like me but is not a problem,20 hours with this gameplay would be so boring to play...
Recommended,but,like every other existing game,not for full price.
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13.0 hrs
Posted: October 26
As a real life marathon runner who loves the sense of speed, how could I not fall in love with Mirror's Edge? Fast paced running and parkour in beautiful environments tied together by a strong storyline that engages you.
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10.4 hrs
Posted: October 25
AMAZING GAME I would recommend, this game it was alot of fun for me and while some areas got hard that's only because i didn't know what I was doing but it sure is fun too jump from building to building, fight the POPO A.KA the cops, break down doors, etc if your a fan of action and parkour this is the game for you!
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4.3 hrs
Posted: October 25
I do not know any other parkour games than this one. So i can not make any comparisons and i may not be objective. But i will try.

Mirrors edge was a ground braking game back when it was released. A brand new concept for its time. So i think even if the story is cliche and short (4 hours is enough tom complete) and police is heroicly good at shooting and you are feeling puzzled more than a runner, the game deserves a recommended vote. Today there may be other parkour like games better than this but it does not mean no one is gonna enjoy this one.

I tried to mention cons and here are the pros: The environment look nice, the sounds are realistic and you can realy feel you are running on top of the buildings. However there are plenty of obstacles to go over while you are running, the free run feeling is satisfying enough. If there were no walls or fences, the game would be a "Run Like Hell" game :D

There are challenges to spend time. If you are not a fan of parkouring, this gets boring. You can challenge online people if you can find. Or race with their ghosts. Game is not much optimized but not the worst either.

So i recommend this game because it was aground braking idea. But you can wait for the sequal too. Remember the story is 4 hours long and it is not only about running. Most of the time, running for your life.
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2.1 hrs
Posted: October 24
Not much to say as it is a very good game. However, they should add a "remove particales" button as my computer shoots down to 1 FPS when a window is shot out.
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2.7 hrs
Posted: October 24
I don't even remember buying this game.
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5.9 hrs
Posted: October 24
Loved it, just finished it and i just want to buy the second game!
I recommend this to anyone who likes freerunning but actually sucks at it!
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