Following in the freeform footsteps of the original console release, Mirror's Edge on iPhone and iPad replaces the 1st person action title with a side scrolling action style, but retains the same substance of its big brother in the process.

Faith continues her escapades as before, running and jumping across rooftops, climbing over and sliding under obstacles in her wake while disarming any soldiers that attempt to take her (or more importantly, you) out. Most of the levels are similar platform fair as a Mario Bros. game in the traditional sense, while all the controls are touch based. Sliding your finger quickly upwards along the screen to make Faith jump, or the other way for her to 'baseball' slide under pipes. All her other attack based moves are controlled with various swipes, including free form combat using a modified version of the original games' 'Reaction Time' (i.e. bullet time). Objects you can run across or interact with maintain their bright red tone as you get closer to them.

Two multiplayer modes are included within the iPad edition. Race is as it suggests, sprinting from one side of the map to the next, while Rival pits players against each other to find hidden packages in specifically designed stages. Speed runs are also available for each level you complete within the story mode.


Mirror's Edge iPhone Chasing the 'other' bad guys.
Mirror's Edge iPhone It's actually more fun than it sounds, especially linking moves together in rapid succession.
Mirror's Edge iPhone I wonder what Callaghan would think knowing someone's running all over their shiny orange logo.
Mirror's Edge iPhone Slip sliding along roof tops.

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App Spy iPhone Sep 02, 2010 5 out of 5 100
Thunderbolt Games iPhone Dec 27, 2010 9 out of 10 90
148apps iPad May 17, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
AppSafari iPad Apr 02, 2010 4.5 out of 5 90
Gamereactor (Sweden) iPhone Oct 19, 2010 8 out of 10 80 (UK) iPad Jun 10, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Console Obsession iPhone Sep 08, 2010 8 out of 10 80 iPad Jun 10, 2010 8 out of 10 80 iPad May 27, 2010 56 out of 100 56


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