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
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peter.wake
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
I could only stand this for 45 minutes before I had to give up with it.
Once you get into the second area, indoors, it starts to show serious bugs. There's obviously something badly wrong with the level because the longer it runs the slower it gets until it becomes a stuttering slideshow. Quit and restart, it's smooth, for a short while, but soon starts to get worse. The challenge it to finish the level before it becomes unplayable.

This sort of bugginess is beyond unnacceptable in a game as old as this. There have been years to knock out the bugs, and instead it's a mess.

Ignoring the bugs, even in the short amount of play I got to experience, it came across as a shallow and one-dimensional experience. Compared to AC or the last two Tomb Raiders, it's a very limited sort of game, and despite that doesn't deliver as much fun, hooks, or interest as classics like JSRF. In fact, this isn't fit to shine JSRF's shoes.

I got the feeling that the only reason to keep playing would be increasing difficulty and frustration, coupled with a story where I wasn't really interested in the characters. The cartoon-style cut-scenes give the game a split-personality. I'd have preferred the cut-scenes done in the main game engine with the main graphics. The differing visuals and story-telling styles made it feel like Faith was two different characters.

Story-wise, Faith and her friends are unlikeable, and the only reason to take their side is that their opponents are worse. I'd rather replay Portal or Tomb Raider than grind through this. Perhaps when it released it had outstanding graphics to set it apart, but now it looks pretty dated.

On the up side, if it wasn't so buggy, modern hardware is able to run it with a decent frame-rate. I suspect that was not so easy to achieve when it was new.
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ProGuy1
16.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
after some time it becomes glicy and i cant do anything
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super nova
9.1 hrs
Posted: August 24
this is good! but i just beat it with 7 hours so if you want to play this game just wait for sale
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★ Ruskulitis ¥#GdzeMojSkill((
5.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
Best game EVER!!!
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Mople
165.1 hrs
Posted: August 22
Mirror's Edge, what is it?

Mirror's Edge is a first person action adventure game where you are put in the shoes of Faith Connors, a Runner who delivers messages in a city where communication is heavily monitored. In order to achieve this, Faith uses Parkour to traverse the beautiful city and avoid the police.

The story is compelling, with unexpected twists and turns, moments of relief, happiness, sadness and shock. The story wasn't that original, but it still added that touch of meaning into your runs through the city.

A murder, a secret operation unfolding to cause havoc on Faith's fellow runners. And your sister has been framed.

Punch people in the face, kick them off buildings, grab their gun, use it to slam their head onto your knee, then kick them out, spin them 180 and take the gun off them before knocking them out, the combat is very much a big part in the game's rich tapestry of features. Personally I'm not the greatest fan of using guns, but I do like the empty-handed takedowns. You have a choice: fight or flight.

After the story finishes, you can still do time trials, replay missions and even speedrun levels and upload times to the EA leaderboards. You can also replay the story without losing progress.


I would give this game a 9/10.

JUST BUY IT!
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carl the cuck slayer
4.7 hrs
Posted: August 21
I can achieve my parkouring dream without the slight chance of breaking my neck with this game. Hail virtual reality
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The Doctor
3.0 hrs
Posted: August 21
good
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falcon *Zowie Gear
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 21
Mirror's Edge is one of my favourite games, i have played it for 100+ hours on console and i still cant stop.

Mirror's Edge has:
+Amazing graphics
+Amazing maps
+nice movement
+good animations

The only thing i didnt like about this games, was the combat system.
There wasnt alot to do, and not really any combat moves.

- Overall Mirror's Edge is an amazing game, and i can highly recommend it to anyone who likes first person games.
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Ü TB_Chicken ⊕Commend me?⊕
4.1 hrs
Posted: August 21
Havent finished it yet but the graphics are really cool and sometimes I don't know where to go... But thats fun! Don't buy if your looking for a FPS.
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DisastrousFilms
7.0 hrs
Posted: August 21
This was my first time actually finishing Mirrors Edge. I played the xbox 360 demo roughly 8 years ago, but never purchased the full game. Having finally played and beaten it, I can honestly say I'm not too upset it took me this long to play it. The gameplay, while very fun at times, is also really buggy and frustrating at times (I must have died over 100 times during my playthrough). Early on in the game, my framerate dropped so much that I couldn't even play the game. I had to turn off some setting that was affecting my graphic card. There really isn't much of a story here, and the surprise twist(s) were pretty predictable. I did like the game, the fact I got it for $5 definitely enhanced how much I liked it.

6/10
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51 of 55 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.3 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Mirror's Edge Review

In my opinion, this is one of the few games that EA did not ruin. Mirror's Edge to me is a unique title that gave me a breath of fresh, clean air while being in the comfort of my room. I say this because this game's graphics and quality are amazing for the year it came out not to mention it could easily compete with some game graphics today.

I've played through Mirror's Edge three times and always find it equally challanging and exciting. Parkour games like Mirror's Edge can definitely have replay value as the game has difficulty settings that will make your Parkour experience much more difficult and a lot more real.

I do recommend this game to anyone who is considering to purchase this title.

9/10.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
+ Its parkour game
+You will jump a lot!
+Bunnyhop lovers love this game.
+Graphics are very good.
+ Smooth gameplay
+Controller support
+Also u can use guns.
+Adrenaline
+Atmosphere
-You can finish about 8hours.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Mirror's Edge Review

Game Info
Mirror's Edge is an action-adventure platformer developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. The game was announced on July 10, 2007, and was released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in November 2008. A Microsoft Windows version was released on January 13, 2009. Mirror's Edge is powered by the Unreal Engine 3, with the addition of a new lighting solution, developed by Illuminate Labs in association with DICE.

Mirror's Edge is set in a quasi-futuristic dystopian society, in which a network of 'runners', including the main character, Faith, act as couriers to transmit messages while evading government surveillance. In the style of a three-dimensional platform game, the player guides Faith over rooftops, across walls, through ventilation shafts, and otherwise within urban environments, negotiating obstacles using movements inspired by parkour. The game has a brightly colored style and differs from most previous first-person perspective video games in allowing for a greater freedom of movement with regard to its 3D environment, allowing for a wider range of actions—such as sliding under barriers, tumbling, wall-running, and shimmying across ledges; in having no heads-up display; and in allowing a range of vision which incorporated the legs, arms, and torso of the character as frequently visible elements on-screen.

Positives
- Nice looking graphics and art style
- Fun parkour movement system
- Nice hand-to-hand combat
- Interesting story that keeps you immersed
- Nice looking cutscenes

Negatives
- Gun combat is kinda bad
- Trial and error gameplay can get boring

Score 8/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Product received for free
One of the most cool and adventure game
Game is cool, have good story, textures and good graphich,
Game is perfect with no bugs with no super cool power's
Fighting is okay but if you create remastered version of game i will be play it
Thank's for making me happy
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
you get to play as your waifu.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
I bought this game yesterday and I have only played around 2.4 hours in total so far.
For an old game, the graphics are pretty impressive. The parkour and the combat are pretty smooth and are what first captivated me and influenced me in my decision to purchase this game. I cannot comment much about the storyline at the moment, as I have just started playing. However, I'd have to say that the story does start off pretty slow, but eventually develops and pulls you in more. The game is an open-world game to a certain extent, and the soundtrack makes exploring, running and fighting even better, After you've finished the story mode of the game, you can always go back and play races and compare yourself to others. The game certainly does a great job in creating the adrenaline rush felt when running and fighting. Your reactions need to be quick, your jumps need to be timed and overall, it's perfect for developing your hand-eye coordination, On the other hand, and I don't know if this is just me or not, the combat can seem quite difficult (when attempting to get past the enemies when you have no intention of fighting them). The levels are quite hard for me and as of last night, I had to set the difficulty to easy from normal (which is quite sad). Other than that, it's an amazing game so far! I hope the storyline grows progressively more compelling as I play. I will write another review and rate it once I have completed the game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
107.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Mirror's Edge is one of those games that you have to play. It's a classic and, while the story is far from being great, the game is a fresh concept set in a interesting near-future world.

Controls are great, and easy, but you have to master them. You get to know Faith and everything that she can do. And when you know her, you can release all her power.
Combat... I think Mirror's Edge Catalyst (the new Mirror's Edge game, which is a reboot) has a better combat system. Mirror's Edge combat is somehow clunky and weird, and it's kinda pointless to allow the player using weapons. Honestly, this game is way more fun if you don't use any weapons at all. Just run or combat with your hands!

Parkour is awesome, and it feels so real. You can even feel some vertigo!

This game is one of the best games from the past generation, and it's so underrated in my opinion.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
#1 Reason you should buy this game: you can look down and see your feet.

Mirror's Edge (let's just call it Edge), was EA's bold idea to try something new. And it worked out really well (we are not talking about the slight failure Catalyst is). Edge tells us the story of Faith, definitely not a reference to the leap of faith, a runner in an unnamed city almost completely devoid of personality and full of order, absolute control and sparkly clean buildings, thanks to its totalitarian leaders. Faith as a runner, delivers special packages that contain information to an underground network that seek to undermine the authorities. And the best way to do that, is parkour.

The story is pretty mediocre, at best. Characters are dull and not interesting, full of cliches and devoid of any emotional ties to the player. They simply are there to serve their role and that's it. The cutscenes are similar to really bad street sign commercials, trying to get in touch with "modernism", but they fail to do so, and personally, they simply deprived me of any enjoyment to watch. At least, the story doesn't last long, leaving you to enjoy your second playthrough.

At least the world is interesting to explore. The art style and the minimalistic colors help to understand what over-bearing goverment means. You can almost feel the concrete blasting heat all over the place as you traverse pipes, fences and wall-run to your goal. It's beautiful, but the limited choice of colors can make you feel a bit frustrated after a while, thinking that the city is in fact, the same neighbourhood redone over and over again to fill in the maps with small tweaks. I can look past that though. They could allow the players to freely roam though, not simply constraint them to small parts of the city in each stage. Shame they didn't come up with this idea.

The gameplay however, is the true star of the show. Faith will slam doors with her hand, her feet will kick during a long jump, the motion blur on the sides, they all come together to create an incredible level of immersion and momentum, making you gasp for breath as you leap through the gaps between skyscrapers, uncertain whether you survive the jump or not. At times, squads of policemen will chase you and you have the options to avoid them, or grab one of their guns and fight them. However, hand-to-hand and gunfights are your only options and they feel slightly clunky at times, since punches and kicks are very redundant and to perform a weapon steal you need to wait for the right moment when the weapon becomes red.

After the campaign, there's not really much you can do. You can pop up the difficulty and try the challenges, but that's about it. There is no multiplayer, but there are leaderboards where you can test your skills against other people, but never in direct, straightforward competition.

It's a nice game, it's worth giving a shot since it's something you don't see everyday. You won't regret it.

RATING:

Gameplay:
8/10

Presentation:
8/10

Story:
4/10

Unique Factor: Detailed Animations:
8.5/10

OVERALL:7.1/10
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