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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( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
AKA Jumping around like an idiot pretending you're a badass at parkour: The Experience

Awesome Game though! (5/5)
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( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
bad port, bad running engine, just bad, leaves a bad taste in my mouth
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Dat Hoi
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Saw a let's paly of mirrors edge catalyst and decide to get this in the sale and was shocked to see that it was made in 2009 but still can stand up to and go over the hamlet of modern titles I would definitely recommend it especially if you can get it in a sale. The gameplay is fantastic the graphics amazing but not demanding specs wise also the Elamite story is fantastic I can not stress enough how good this game is and I can't wait to get catalyst.
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Clown Goon
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I played this game a ton on PS3, so when it went on Steam sale, I had to buy it for PC. It's a parkour game centered around you running to either chase people or run from police. There's actually a pretty developed story in there, too. The controls were something I had never experienced in a video game before. It has a fresh feel and is visually appealing.
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Lora is a Lora
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
erm my gerd this game is absolutely amazing mate
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Nigerian Meme Prince
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
didn't start

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( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Story could have used more work, but this game has many strong points besides that. Beautiful visuals and lighting even on the lowest graphics settings, great level designs in which to parkour and explore in, nice music, and although people complain about the occasional use of guns, while I do agree it seems silghtly out of place for a parkour game, they're still easy to handle once you get used to them.
This game was a whole lot of fun and I think it really captures the sensation of jumping from high towers and parkouring huge buildings, quite the experience you have to try sometime. I bought it on sale for 5$ and I recommend buying it for higher. I also recommend playing this game on a controller, much more fun with it.
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( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Just buy the game.

You won't regret it.
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Posted: June 24
You can look down and see your feet.

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6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Game is 7 years old and still looks great and plays well (minus the shooting).
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18.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Yes, I have 20 hours in this game. But first, some background.

Like with Final Fantasy XIII and Remember Me, I avoided this game because people complained about it when it came out despite me being hyped for it. I bought it when it was on sale for a dollar and regret not buying it day-of.

I can see where people can find significant flaws, especially playing now just before the new game comes out, but there's so much good in this game that I think it's okay to overlook. The story's a little undercooked, Merc annoys the hell out of me (the white guy who's talking in your ear for 90% of the game), and for such an important character, you see Faith's sister three times and she does nothing significant. The borderless cartoon animation comic-wannabe cutscenes between levels are tragic and make my heart hurt. The biggest complaint I've seen is also slightly true: yes, some jumps and parkour tricks can be difficult to pull off because of finicky controls and poor item interaction (like not being in the correct centimeter length from a pipe so you fall to your death despite staring right at the bloody thing).

But, honestly, the only parts of the game I got truly and genuinely frustrated at were the fights (particularly one boss fight with a ninja person *spoiler spoiler*). Thank god Catalyst ditched the guns because wow, I didn't get this game to play a shooter.

Despite all of this, which I guess some is enough to ruin this game for people, I cannot recommend this game enough. It is quite possibly one of my favorite games of all time, and I play a lot of games. I spent $200 on Catalyst and got the prequel graphic novel. I own the soundtrack to the first game and will probably get the next. I seriously love this game. So what's good?

It's art, pure and simple. And there's nothing else like it. Maybe some indie stuff popped up in hopes of scratching that virtual parkour itch, but nothing really compares to this full game of jumps and swings. It's like making Assassin's Creed first person and giving you complete control of every wall dash, every jump, every lunge, all those little tricky grabs and spins, and turning travel into the puzzle rather than combat or hacking minigames. Every tiny detail is carefully created and placed to challenge you and force you to think creatively, using the tools you learn in the tutorial on increasingly difficult puzzles. Even the fights can sometimes be enjoyable when you treat it as a marathon instead of an fps shooting gallery.

The game is gorgeous, even for today's standards (though Faith's model is a little choppy). The color contrast and choice in neon vibrance and bright white have been lauded for years now. And it always stands our, no matter how many times you play the game. In a world of greys and browns, this game is quite the visual gem and that can't be understated. Traveling over skyscrapers really shows all these contrasts, then busting into office buildings and cunstruction sites, subways and malls, put those big blues, oranges, and greens right in your face.

I'm a huge cyberpunk fan and there's not a lot of it. People want to think it died in the '80s, but I say ♥♥♥♥ that. Even if we don't have AIs or cyberspace, this is cyberpunk. A small group of rebels try to circumnavigate the system that the ruling totalitatarian government has created in this near-future dystopia. It's guilded, with high-rises and men in swanky suits, but crime and death in the cracks. This point's more about my personal interests, but anything cyberpunk is a win in my book.

The music perfectly frames everything going on. It's fast, it's calm, and it's creepy. People complain about "Still Alive" but I'm one of the nerds who loves that ♥♥♥♥ing song. When i heard the composer for the main soundtrack was coming back, I immediately got the collector's for Catalyst. He's good. It's soft, kinda futuristic (as we'd like to imagine it) and is the perfect audial counterpart to the colorful visuals.

Then there's time trials and doing speedruns of actual levels from the game, which is always fun. There's hackers on the pc, so don't bother trying to be number one on the leaderboards, but it can be very fun to push yourself to beat your own best times. Some of the most fun I had in this game was discovering new and faster ways of completing levels, like trick jumps I missed on my initial run or near-glitches that let you skip whle sections. I suppose these types of things exist in all sorts of games, but it truly feels different in a game with the parkour gameplay like this. I also thought the voice-acting was well done, particularly on faith and Jacknife, even Merc (despite me loathing his voice).

I am a very big fan of this game, now franchise, and will likely love it forever. No, it's not perfect. If it was, would we need a sequel? But it's unique, fun, and stays in your brain. Granted, the folks around here bashing on it aren't likely to think about it again, but how are you to know you won't love it until you try it?

One scene will always stick with me. Faith's sister's first appearance is in a cutscene, and not one with that horrible cartoon animation, but a realtime in-game cutscene in first person. There aren't a lot of these (in fact, off the top of my head, I can only remember two). This one is a good length, the vast city is visible in the background, you don't have control over Faith's actions, and it's emotional. It sets up the plot for the game (which isn't dreadful, they just could've done al ot more with it) and the relationship between Faith and her sister. Faith's personality is on full display here, her drive to run and escape problems rather than face them, and we never see her face. Many fps games don't have cutscenes from first person where the first-person character actually does stuff that the player doesn't do. But it's not awkward, it doesn't feel weird, even when the two sisters embrace and you see Kate's head go over Faith's shoulder. It's fluid and makes me wish there were more of these throughout the game. Even outside of the parkour, the music, and the visuals, this style of cutscene will always stick with me.

TLDR- I love it, you might, there's problems, what game doesn't? You won't know if you're a hater or a lover until you try it. There's running, jumping, music, some iffy storytelling, and an overall unique experience. I've also heard it's good with VR. Give it a shot, it may just be your next obsession.
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Wohoo! This is so much fun, being able to run around and punch guys in the FAITH WHY DO YOU KEEP JUMPING OFF OF RAILINGS WHEN I WANT YOU TO WALL RUN?!

*sigh* I love this game, but woah.

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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
The key to this FPS: Don't shoot, and run away from your problems!
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35 of 55 people (64%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
I love this game - but I also hate it's guts.
The game is so freakin' beautiful - but it's sorta a giant pile of bullsh!t.
Great idea - kinda horrible execution.
You're not really meant to use weapons - enemies have shotguns and are sorta, kinda really great at using them.
so on and so forth...

Regardless of my steam time played (1.3hrs as of writing this), I beat this game on PC before, and I played it more than half way through again on a friend's 360 a few years ago, so I think I can write a decent short review for it right now.

So the pictures and videos don't lie, the graphics look insane for a 2009 game even 7 years later, if they were to replace the character models, and get rid of the ugly comic book/anime cutscenes, or at least animate them a whole lot better, they can easily call it a remaster/remake/redux/re...whatever, and sell it at full price (Origin, though! >_<).

The gameplay is pretty decent and freerunning can be really fun when you get into the zone... til you get to a level where the world wants you to die, that is, and every citizen of, whatever this made up city is called, is blasting at you with a shotgun while you're struggling to find that piece of fence that doesn't have barbed wire on top. I mean, in those situations "rabbit hunting simulator" would be a better fitting title for the game, with the player being the scared wabbit.

Story is there, it's alright I guess, voice acting and music are good, it's all AAA quality I'd say, no need to go into details, you're here to run, dammit!

Ending song made a lot of nerdy boys and grils cry, I didn't like it very much, but maybe check out the Benassi remix, I don't know...

Anywho, it's a game that can make you hate yourself, and the world, but it's worth a playthrough. I mean you own it already, and if you don't, wtf dude-bro?! it was like $2.5 on sales and in a $1 bundle, I mean c'mon... with the sequel coming out, now is the time to play this fantastic abomination.

Final score 7.5/10
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Mirrors edge. Literally the only parkour game. Ever. Literally the only good EA game. Ever.

Seriously through, for someone who loves to watch parkour on youtube because they can't do it theirselves without hurting themselves.... this game is for you! It has fun environments with a futuristic feel, strong parkour elements (without actual tricks) and a sick ♥♥♥ chinese woman with a tattoo on her right eye. It lasts quite long and has time trials to entertain the people who finish it real quick. What more could you want! Heres the stuff i love about this game:
  • Running
  • Jumping
  • Sliding
  • Juming :D

    The only ♥♥♥♥ bit is the guns... no point putting them in the game if the combat system with them is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.

    Awesome game though, pick it up. Hope this helps :-)

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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
In 2008 DICE released a beautiful game: Mirror’s Edge!
It’s a first-person action adventure game but movement and graphics are a unique, Mirror’s Edge was an innovation and is still a fantastic game. It’s one of the games I’ve played multiple times and one of that I played without a break. This game should be in every library on steam.

Mirror’s Edge takes place in Glass, a modern city where life is comfortable and crime almost non-existent. But the government is a totalitarianism regime which spies all communications and controls the media. People have to give up their personal freedom in this world.

That’s the background story. I won’t tell more about the story because that would spoiler you

As I said above, the gameplay is unique and a real innovation, because you have a freedom of movement in the world you’ll have never seen in any game before. Faith is a runner, she has the ability to fight in melee [you can disarm enemies and use their weapons against them] and she’s a master in parkour running so you can use the complete environment to move forward. If you chain your movements you can build up a lot of speed. For example: You run a little bit, do a wall run, than you roll up on the floor and you continue to run with full speed. If you make any mistakes, you lose your speed. Faith is also able to knock out enemies with her body. For example she can use a wall run to build up speed and then jump to an enemy and kick him down or you disarm an enemy, knock him down and use the weapon against the others. But combat isn’t the focus, you can bypass the most situations, it’s better to run. The gameplay in Mirror’s Edge is so much fun unfortunately only the sequel Mirror’s Edge Catalyst has the same.

A nice feature is that the camera is linked with the movement and that you see the body including arms and legs from Faith. Thanks to this you have a realistic feeling while playing this game.

Surely you have already seen it, the graphics are very bright and have only a few colors, most of the time you see white. This is a special feature in Mirror’s Edge. It has its own art style which is very clean, almost clinically clean and minimalistic, it’s just beautiful. But it not only looks fantastic, it’s useful to retain the overview in the world. Also it matches to the city and the society, it accompanies the setting perfectly.

The voice act is very nice like the complete soundscape. If you like ambient music, you’ll like the soundtrack here too. Solar Fields did a great job, the soundtrack is fantastic and Lisa Miskovsky created a masterpiece with Still Alive [not confuse with the Portal soundtrack].

With the unique graphic, the fascinating gameplay and the fantastic world Mirror’s Edge has its own very nice atmosphere. You are a lonely runner and most of the times you don’t see any allies, just hearing the voices and see enemies. You are against the world, a rebel refuses to be suppressed by the system that enslaves the people.

Mirror’s Edge is one of the most unique games out there and a real masterpiece including many innovations. With a nice story, an impressive art style, a great soundtrack and an innovative and interesting gameplay you have more than one reason to buy this. I also recommend you Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, the sequel. It’s different because it has an open-world but it’s a nice game too. Unfortunately that you have to use Origin to play this.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Fairly short but enjoyable.

The game is a few years old but the fact is mostly not noticeable, there are a few low-res textures here and there but the gorgeous thematic keeps it fresh. The mechanics are for the morepart solid, but I felt that they were abit unpredictable a few times.

Overall this game holds up, but I recommend tweaking (sweetFX, FOV-fix and the other basics), to improove the looks/feel of it.

I had massiv framedrops when PhysX was enabled, disabling the feature completely fixed the problem (first scene where they shoot at you and the glass breaks is a good bench if you want to test it out).
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