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 (7,395 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.

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
21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
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.
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
GOTTA GO FAST LEIK SANIC
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Mirror's Edge is not a great game, but it is one that is so unique and interesting, that it works despite its flaws. First person parkour in a fascist society, utilizing colour coding for optimum travel routes... it's certainly worth the effort!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
kind of a puzzle platformer, you try to find the way through levels. the right method is always easy once you find it but the game forces you to figure it out while being shot at which is great fun as it turns out.

There is combat and it's annoying. Running is the fun part. There is a fun way to do the combat while using your running moves but it is really difficult, Usually I just shot the enemies so that I could go back to running.

Sometimes though running and fighting combine and it's BRILLIANT, Like Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes: Slide... Kick!... incapacitate... wall run.. Kick... disarm.... result? three cops knocked out, one broken nose, one stolen donut, capacity to shoot at main character greatly diminished.

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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Running and trying not to get caught: Mirror’s Edge was a fresh take on the FPS genre, and it excels at it. Great gameplay coupled with phenomenal art direction – a futuristic setting that’s believable.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Mirror's Edge, 5 years from its PC release still looks pretty impressive, even by todays standards. The game world is gorgeous and makes me feel pretty chill (when I'm not in the midst of a fighting sequence). The controls are simple, clean and easy to grasp, and the level design is creative. I especially enjoyed how puzzles could have multiple routes to their solutions, and how the route to the end point of a level wasn't immediately obvious because of this. There is also a rather nice soundtrack to accompany the game, and it fits the environment well. The story unfolds well enough, though for me the story took the back seat to the gameplay experience. The free running style, the jumping and the problem solving involved in completing levels was very satisfying. This isn't to say it was a bad story at all, it engaged me just fine, but it was perhaps one of the less strong aspects of the game. The game wasn't particularly long, but I feel this may work in its favour. There is the risk of challenges becoming frustratingly difficult/repetitive, especially when there isn't a particularly impressive story to drive it. I feel it ended at just the right time and the ending was executed well.

Overall, I found Mirror's Edge to be a challenging, visually impressive game whose key selling point is the game mechanics. The parkour system is pretty good especially for it's time, and it just feels fun when you're running and jumping and executing the sequences. If Mirror's Edge 2 takes these elements forward and builds on them using todays technology, it should hopefully be a very good game, much like its predecessor.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
One of the best Gaming experiences I've ever had. The game play is immersive, the sound track is amazing and the story isn't that bad. Most people say that Mirror's Edge is Short, but It ends before the gameplay gets repetitive. Definitely worth getting.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
This game was one of those rare gems that flew under the radar of the mainstream audience. A vast departure from what we've expected from DICE, this game featured some of the most unique visuals i've ever seen. It may be, what, 5 years old, but still holds a place as one of the most unique looking games ever with it's trippy color scheme and the awesome Unreal Engine 3 powering it.

Parkour, featuring shooting elements, highlight Faith's trip through this beautiful city. The small details in the graphics, such as motion blur and even the dust particles when you land after a massive jump make this experience feel real at times. It's made me wish i had the ability to do stunts as this.

Engaging gameplay, cool puzzles, and oh, the Atrium.........neat game and cant wait for the sequel.

9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
A game like Mirrors Edge offers many amazing sensations and feelings. Here are a few things Mirrors Edge will make you feel during your first playthrough: This is so beautiful! Where the hell do I go?! What the hell am I supposed to do?! Did I just do that?! Why isnt there more?! The reason I recommend Mirrors Edge is for those times where it leaves you wondering how you did a smooth combo of combat and parkour skills faster than you could ever imagine. Mirrors Edge will change the way you look at parkour games, leaving you hungry for more of the many frustrating and amazing emotions that come from it. A well earned 10/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Extremely fun- This game is fast paced and captivating. The visuals are absolutely beautiful. The plot is ok, but keeps you interested. The music is fantastic, as well. It is an all-around great game.
However, the pipes and swingy-bars can be sort of glitchy. If you hit them in just the right way, you go right through them instead of grabbing them. This doesn't happen a lot, but still can be a little bit frustrating.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Definitely a good story and somewhat difficult gameplay. It is worth a playthrough. (8/10)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
BEST PARKOUR GAME?!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
amazing game!!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Great Visuals, Impressive gameplay
Despite its age Mirror's edge is a phenomenal game. It blew my mind the first time i played this and it made me feel as if i was free, I will admit that it does have a lack of story and that it isn't open world. But why would any of that matter, Its a Parkour game, I mean its nice to take a break from shooters and run around in a city. 8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Leaping from building to building, kicking dudes in the face and taking their shotgun. The best first person parkour game their ever was.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Neat concept, finicky execution. Game is bleeding with style, but the actual gameplay can be a confusing mess. Combat is clunky and movement feels a bit laggy for a game all about precision and fluidity. Then again, maybe I just didn't invest enough time into the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
A parkour game. While sadly fairly short, although the time trials add extra time, this game is very fun, with very flowing free-running that feels very natural and fun. However, the same cannot be said for the clunky combat, athough that can be avoided for all of the game apart from a boss battle, however this fight is very enjoyable as the boss has the same fighting as you, rather than having guns which will cause your death the moment you try anything other than countering. Despite a lacklustre end, this game is so damn fun - let's hope that in the sequel they either remove combat or make it more fun and intuitive.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Good game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
probly no one has seen this game but if you have you know what im talking about when i say this game is so prity like if feels like you in a city running but due to alot of new sequals comming out when it came out this game is almost unherd of but trust me it is well worth the money and more that i spended on it you should realy check it out! i promis its a game you will remember
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
One of my all-time favourite platformers. Ignore the lowish playtime; I've sunk hundreds of hours into this on different versions. The common gripe, that combat breaks the freeflow of the running, is a legitimate one, but even the combat can be freeflowing on the hardest difficulty, with enough practise. Unfortunately, despite my extreme love affair with Mirror's Edge, it is quite linear in nature (though there are a few alternate routes and tricks to speed your runs up), and there are only so many times you can play through the campaign. The time trial runs offer plenty of replayability, though.
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