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 (7,354 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
17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 1
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Old,but gold!
Posted: September 28
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Mirror's Edge was developed by DICE and released in 2010. Unlike other DICE games of that time, Mirror's Edge wasn't using the advanced Frostbite engine, instead they went with Unreal Engine 3.

There is no game like it. The parkour is simply amazing here. You see, there is no run button, instead your character simply builds up speed over time. I don't know, but it kind of feels so natural. And that feeling when you complete so obstacle without ever stopping feels so epic. DICE really managed to combine cinematic feel and gameplay together, in this one. I wouldn't mind for a open world though.

There is also a bit of FPS in this game. You can never hold on to a gun or reload it. You have attack the enemy to get the gun. Its easier said than done though. The game wants you to be tactical, even if you attack an enemy that only had a pistol, he will still gun you down if you just run out in the open to him like that. You have to use cover, pick the ones that are separated from the rest etc.

The gameplay component of the game, whether it's parkour or shootouts is simply amazing here. DICE did a terrific job.

The game also has nice use of aesthetics. Funny thing, it uses primary colors mixed with white for the most part. It's so simplistic, yet so gorgeous. And there is also an amazing main theme, by Lisa Miskovsky.

Unfortunately this game suffers from 2 problems.
First is the length. It will take you about 4 hrs to complete it. I guess EA thought of it as an experiment project?

Second is the story. Written by Rhianna Pratchett. Don't want to sound like an *sshole here, but she needs to go. That woman ruined way too many games, still amazed how people still hire her.
There are also those terrible animated cutscenes between the levels. Clearly shows the limited budget EA has given.

Usually i dismiss these 4 hrs long games. Most of them offer no originality and are overpriced. But due to unique nature of Mirror's Edge i will have to recommend it. As i said, there is no game like it.
Posted: September 28
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 23
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
GOTTA GO FAST LEIK SANIC
Posted: October 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Amazing!
Posted: October 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
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.

Posted: October 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.6 hrs on record
From the (good) original concept, great gameplay, tight controls, good characters, and fantastic music, I can easily say this game is one of my personal favorites. The only reason I don't give it a even higher rating is because it is too short. (It's only about 3 hours in length.)

Pros:
-Good gameplay.
-Lots of fun.
-Good character design.
-Story is decent.

Cons:
-A playthrough only lasts about 3 hours.
-Not much replay value.

8/10
Posted: September 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.7 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
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!
Posted: October 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
This game helped me realize my life long dream to become a building jumper.I tried this ♥♥♥♥ once irl and broke my legs .10/10 will still break ♥♥♥♥ for it
Posted: September 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
The City. A marvel of modern technology and science. Skyscrapers rise into the air everywhere.
While it is a beautiful sight, the City can be a dangerous place for some individuals.

In Mirrors Edge, you take the role of a Runner called Faith who's sister has been framed of a murder that she didn't commit, and you are being chased by the police, also known as 'Blues' by the Runners.

Mirrors Edge lets you preform wall-runs. death-defying leaps across buildings and vaults over objects. The graphics for Mirrors Edge are magnificient. Sometimes I just wanted to be able to stop and just soak it all in.

While the game has a very basic art style - mostly white and red with the occasional blue, orange or green - this tends to help the player focus on intense moments of action. The hud is not cluttered at all, as it only comprises of a small dot in the middle of screen, which is used for aiming weapons.

Mirrors Edge doesn't focus on combat and instead focuses on movement throughout the enviroment, which is why I would extremely recommend that you play this. 9/10
Posted: September 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Jump, grab, fall, punch a guy, disarm a guy, shoot a guy, fail, repeat, win!

My Mirrors Edge experience 11/10
Posted: September 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 19
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 18
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Good game.
Posted: October 19
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