User Reviews

Another case of a great idea hampered by creative bankruptcy Windows HandofShadow (55)
Beauty of running free on a street while forgetting lamp before You. Windows hribek (41)
With a little more effort, it would have been awesome, but alas... Xbox 360 Zokolov (66)
Get lost on the roof tops of a metropolitan city Windows Xackery (34)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 23 4.1
Windows 69 4.0
Xbox 360 28 3.8
Combined User Score 120 4.0


Critic Reviews

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Xbox 360Official XBox Magazine (Nov 07, 2008)
None of that should slow you down. Aside from everything else Mirror’s Edge succeeds at, it also has some of the most arresting, original visuals we’ve seen on 360. Its starkly colorful graphics and slick anime cinematics are expressly designed to wire directly into your nerd-joy cortex — and they do. With such raw creativity and built-in speed-run appeal, Mirror’s Edge will transfix you for a long, long time.
91
Xbox 360Pelit (Nov, 2008)
Kiirehtimiskohdat laskevat Mirror' Edgen kokonaistason vuoden tapauksesta "vain" erinomaiseksi ja uutta rohkeasti kokeilevaksi peliksi. Huvittavasti hoppuilukohtien opettelun sivuvaikutus on se, että toinen läpipeluukerta on itse asiassa ensimmäistä viihdyttävämpi. Tällöin vauhti ei pysähdy missään vaiheessa ja Faith voi keskittyä siihen, minkä hän osaa parhaiten: puhtaan kauniiseen liikkeeseen.
91
Windows3D Juegos (Jan 16, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge es un videojuego que, como mínimo, hay que probar. Si pasamos por alto su limitada duración y la escasez de modos de juego nos quedamos con un título innovador, gráficamente muy potente; y, en las facetas jugables, una propuesta adictiva y divertidísima como pocas. Un lanzamiento de acción muy recomendable para este comienzo de 2009, que sabe suplir hábilmente la brevedad con la intensidad.
91
PlayStation 3UGO (UnderGroundOnline) (Nov 11, 2008)
Flaws aside, Mirror’s Edge is a stellar effort which pushes the boundaries of what players have come to expect from games set in the first-person perspective. We were disappointed to find the experience relying on the old run-and-gun standby a little too frequently, but at least it’s possible to complete the gaming without forcibly taking a single virtual human life. And really, the simple controls at the heart of things give way to some truly complex interactions with Faith’s sky-high playgrounds. Mirror’s Edge isn’t a unqualified success, but it is one of the freshest and most innovative genre revisions we’ve seen this year.
91
PlayStation 31UP (Nov 21, 2008)
As a game steeped in immediacy, Mirror's Edge is an absolute must-play despite its idiosyncrasies. And as a pied piper for progressive design in first-person gaming, it's all the more important.
91
Xbox 360UGO (UnderGroundOnline) (Nov 11, 2008)
Flaws aside, Mirror’s Edge is a stellar effort which pushes the boundaries of what players have come to expect from games set in the first-person perspective. We were disappointed to find the experience relying on the old run-and-gun standby a little too frequently, but at least it’s possible to complete the gaming without forcibly taking a single virtual human life. And really, the simple controls at the heart of things give way to some truly complex interactions with Faith’s sky-high playgrounds. Mirror’s Edge isn’t a unqualified success, but it is one of the freshest and most innovative genre revisions we’ve seen this year.
91
Xbox 360The A.V. Club (Nov 17, 2008)
The story and dialogue are clunky at times. And there are many situations where you'll be utterly perplexed as to where to go next. But overall, no game this year looks, or plays, quite like this one.
91
Xbox 3601UP (Nov 21, 2008)
As a game steeped in immediacy, Mirror's Edge is an absolute must-play despite its idiosyncrasies. And as a pied piper for progressive design in first-person gaming, it's all the more important.
90
WindowsMeristation (Jan 16, 2009)
En cuanto al juego en sí, nuestras conclusiones son las mismas que en el anterior análisis. De lo más innovador que nos dejó el año pasado y continúa siéndolo en 2009. Es cierto que no es el juego perfecto ni está cerca de serlo, siendo su principal fallo su corta duración. Pero en los tiempos que corren conviene valorar que las compañías no vuelvan a caer en lo mismo una y otra vez, y además lo hagan de forma tan correcta en el primer intento. Mirror’s Edge es un experimento muy acertado y como tal desde MeriStation le damos una calificación de excelente.
90
Windowsvideogamer.com (Jan 13, 2009)
There are times in Mirror's Edge when you'll be frustrated, replaying a section for the umpteenth time with no solution in sight, but persevere; Faith always has a way out - you just have to find it. Combine a thoroughly entertaining single-player campaign with a stunning and challenging time trial mode and you'll soon forget that you managed to run through the story in six hours or less. There's depth here that you'll only discover hours into time trialling a single stage, and as we said, no other game in recent memory comes close to being as cool. We can't wait to see what Faith gets up to next.
90
Xbox 360GamersHell.com (Dec 17, 2008)
In a generation where first-person gaming is becoming more and more popular, it's refreshing to play a title where your goal isn't to shoot or blow up things to complete your object; instead, all you need do is run, time out your movements and think creatively to traverse your environment. Though hung up on iffy combat sequences, Mirror's Edge highlights the ability to have a fun game where jumping supersedes pulling a trigger. Lively contrasts of reds and blues against sterile, bright whites create a thrilling environment to runabout in. A different kink of “Still Alive” headlines a strong techno-based soundtrack and relatively good voice-acting. On the whole, Mirror's Edge is the type of first-person experience we need more of, spotting the ever-growing landscape of shooters out there.
90
Xbox 360Hooked Gamers (Nov 26, 2008)
In the end Mirror’s Edge takes some familiar things and makes it something fresh and innovative. DICE really took a risk in making this game and while it probably won’t be a game for everyone, it should be celebrated for what it is. Hopefully Mirror’s Edge will encourage other developers to take some risks and give gamers something new to play.
90
PlayStation 3Bit-Tech (Nov 12, 2008)
There's an awful lot to recommend Mirror's Edge. The look, the storyline, the whole premise of an almost combat-free game – all this goes towards making something that is highly commendable even when you take into account the few niggles, such as the dodgy enemy AI. If you feel the need to indulge in some parkour action without the possibility of bone breakage, together with the added benefit of causing motion sickness amongst your friends and relatives, then there's no better game than Mirror's Edge. It’s as simple as that, mainly because the game sticks to the old game adage of being easy to pick up, but tough to master.
90
PlayStation 3PGNx Media (Nov 16, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge isn’t for everyone. The game has a lot of trial and error, which will undoubtedly turn off some gamers who simply don’t want to go through the same level for another shot. But the feeling you get when you have a successful run—or when you beat a time you previously through was your best—is amazing and makes the experience worthwhile.
90
PlayStation 3Gamer.nl (Nov 13, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge is een unieke ervaring. Zowel de soepel werkende gameplay als de audiovisuele ervaring, die oogt en klinkt als niets dat op dit moment verkrijgbaar is, maken van Mirror’s Edge een overgetelijke game. Dat zo’n uniek concept een paar minpunten met zich mee brengt, zoals enkele frustrerende momenten en wat oneffenheden in de graphics, is niet meer dan een bijwerking van dit spannende experiment. Het verstoort de algemene ervaring niet of nauwelijks en weerhoudt de game er niet van een belevenis te bieden die je nog lang gaat heugen. Niets dit jaar is zo apart als Mirror’s Edge en alleen daarom is het al de moeite waard om tot aanschaf over te gaan. Wat een verrassing en wat een parel in EA’s line-up!
90
PlayStation 3Gamer 2.0 (Nov 14, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge will likely be noted as the father of an emerging genre called first-person freerunning, as this will likely be the first of many games to try and successfully recreate the sport of freerunning from the first person perspective. Luckily, Mirror’s Edge is more than just a hyped up game mechanic considering its engaging story and striking art style. The game is relatively short, but unlike in many other games, the time trial mode actually provides a significant amount of replay value to Mirror’s Edge because of the unique freerunning mechanic. You will likely waste away hours trying to fly through a level with a smoother and faster run. Simply put, you must play Mirror’s Edge.
90
PlayStation 3NZGamer (Nov 13, 2008)
These are relatively tiny hiccups in a very smooth operation. Mirror’s Edge is being talked about anywhere gamers gather and it’s one of the Holiday season bunch that’s almost certain not to disappoint. If you’re a PS3 owner, make sure you have your copy all sorted, and if you’re not, and haven’t already bought the machine to play Little Big Planet now might be the time to start writing letters to Santa.
90
PlayStation 3PSX Extreme (Nov 11, 2008)
Mirror's Edge is yet another must-own game of the season. It's unlike any other first person adventure out there, and that alone earns your attention. It's addictive gameplay will have you coming back to it long after you've beaten it, even if the full quest only last six hours, thanks to a surprisingly fun Time Attack mode. It's superb visuals and presentation really make all the more engaging, as do the intuitive controls. Mirror's Edge is definitely a worthwhile treat.
90
PlayStation 3Meristation (Nov 11, 2008)
Calzarnos las zapatillas de una runner y saltar por los rascacielos de una gran ciudad es una experiencia como pocas hemos vivido antes. Mirror's Edge es un plataformas único en su especie, con alto grado de realismo, una perspectiva muy original para un juego de estas características al que se une una ambientación única.
90
PlayStation 3Computer and Video Games (CVG) (Nov 07, 2008)
These few moments aside, though, Mirror's Edge is an extraordinary and special game. It's beautiful and stylish like nothing else on PS3, and skews the over-worked mechanic of first person shooting into a new, daring and - when it clicks - brilliant direction.
90
PlayStation 3videogamer.com (Nov 11, 2008)
There are times in Mirror's Edge when you'll be frustrated, replaying a section for the umpteenth time with no solution in sight, but persevere; Faith always has a way out - you just have to find it. Combine a thoroughly entertaining single-player campaign with a stunning and challenging time trial mode and you'll soon forget that you managed to run through the story in six hours or less. There's depth here that you'll only discover hours into time trialling a single stage, and as we said, no other game released this year comes close to being as cool. We can't wait to see what Faith gets up to next.
90
PlayStation 33D Juegos (Nov 12, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge es un videojuego que, como mínimo, hay que probar. Si pasamos por alto su limitada duración y la escasez de modos de juego nos quedamos con un título innovador, gráficamente muy potente; y, en las facetas jugables, una propuesta adictiva y divertidísima como pocas. Un lanzamiento de acción muy recomendable para esta recta final de 2008, que sabe suplir hábilmente la brevedad con la intensidad.
90
Xbox 360Gamer.nl (Nov 13, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge is een unieke ervaring. Zowel de soepel werkende gameplay als de audiovisuele ervaring, die oogt en klinkt als niets dat op dit moment verkrijgbaar is, maken van Mirror’s Edge een overgetelijke game. Dat zo’n uniek concept een paar minpunten met zich mee brengt, zoals enkele frustrerende momenten en wat oneffenheden in de graphics, is niet meer dan een bijwerking van dit spannende experiment. Het verstoort de algemene ervaring niet of nauwelijks en weerhoudt de game er niet van een belevenis te bieden die je nog lang gaat heugen. Niets dit jaar is zo apart als Mirror’s Edge en alleen daarom is het al de moeite waard om tot aanschaf over te gaan. Wat een verrassing en wat een parel in EA’s line-up!
90
Xbox 360Gamer 2.0 (Nov 14, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge will likely be noted as the father of an emerging genre called first-person freerunning, as this will likely be the first of many games to try and successfully recreate the sport of freerunning from the first person perspective. Luckily, Mirror’s Edge is more than just a hyped up game mechanic considering its engaging story and striking art style. The game is relatively short, but unlike in many other games, the time trial mode actually provides a significant amount of replay value to Mirror’s Edge because of the unique freerunning mechanic. You will likely waste away hours trying to fly through a level with a smoother and faster run. Simply put, you must play Mirror’s Edge.
90
Xbox 360NZGamer (Nov 13, 2008)
These are relatively tiny hiccups in a very smooth operation. Mirror’s Edge is being talked about anywhere gamers gather and it’s one of the Holiday season bunch that’s almost certain not to disappoint. If you’re a PS3 owner, make sure you have your copy all sorted, and if you’re not, and haven’t already bought the machine to play Little Big Planet now might be the time to start writing letters to Santa.
90
Xbox 360Meristation (Nov 11, 2008)
Calzarnos las zapatillas de una runner y saltar por los rascacielos de una gran ciudad es una experiencia como pocas hemos vivido antes. Mirror's Edge es un plataformas único en su especie, con alto grado de realismo, una perspectiva muy original para un juego de estas características al que se une una ambientación única.
90
Xbox 360videogamer.com (Nov 11, 2008)
There are times in Mirror's Edge when you'll be frustrated, replaying a section for the umpteenth time with no solution in sight, but persevere; Faith always has a way out - you just have to find it. Combine a thoroughly entertaining single-player campaign with a stunning and challenging time trial mode and you'll soon forget that you managed to run through the story in six hours or less. There's depth here that you'll only discover hours into time trialling a single stage, and as we said, no other game released this year comes close to being as cool. We can't wait to see what Faith gets up to next.
90
Xbox 3603D Juegos (Nov 12, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge es un videojuego que, como mínimo, hay que probar. Si pasamos por alto su limitada duración y la escasez de modos de juego nos quedamos con un título innovador, gráficamente muy potente; y, en las facetas jugables, una propuesta adictiva y divertidísima como pocas. Un lanzamiento de acción muy recomendable para esta recta final de 2008, que sabe suplir hábilmente la brevedad con la intensidad.
90
Xbox 360XboxAchievements (Nov 19, 2008)
Not many games can deliver the high octane, adrenaline fuelled chases that Mirror's Edge can. Unique, original, beautiful and innovative ... What else can you ask for?
90
Xbox 360Gamernode (Nov 18, 2008)
Mirror's Edge is an excellent game. EA DICE has crafted a unique and enjoyable game that is both exhilarating and addicting, with sound gameplay mechanics, stylish visuals, and superb audio qualities. Other than long and frequent load times, the biggest complaint I could conjure up while playing Mirror's Edge was that there simply wasn't enough of it. This game is a must-buy, or at least a must-try.
89
Xbox 360VicioJuegos.com (Dec 04, 2008)
Recapitulando todo lo dicho, Mirror's Edge consigue tener éxito en sus pretensiones más ambiciosas, aunque por el camino comete algunos errores en los puntos más convencionales. Su arriesgada propuesta nos hace abrir los ojos ante el hecho de que eso de que en los videojuegos ya está casi todo inventado dista mucho de ser cierto y que la única manera de romper ese mito es siendo atrevidos, no sólo con las ideas nuevas, sino también con las establecidas. Un juego al que es imprescindible, como mínimo, darle una oportunidad. Bienvenida, Faith.
89
Xbox 360Wonderwallweb.com (Nov 16, 2008)
From controls to looks Mirror’s Edge is another triumph for EA who don’t seem to be able to make any mistakes this year. This is a game well worth putting into your collection, it’s just a pity there isn’t a bit more too it.
88
Xbox 3604Players.de (Nov 12, 2008)
Sie tritt nur in zwei Hand voll Comic-Szenen vor die Kamera, sie deckt keine weltweite Verschwörung auf, sie erlebt nicht einmal einen bombastischen Showdown – und trotzdem ist mir Faith mehr ans Herz gewachsen als alle ihre Kollegen, die ich bisher verkörpert habe. Das liegt vor allem daran, dass ich mit Faith in ein Alter Ego schlüpfe, das nicht nur rennt, springt und schießt, sondern sich völlig frei in einer Welt bewegen kann. Eine Welt, die sich den weiten Blick über eine kalte, fast erstarrte Metropole zwar mit technischen Einbußen im Detail erkauft, dafür aber einen wunderschönen Ausblick bietet. Eine Welt vor allem aber, in der bislang unmögliche Stunts möglich werden und vor allem glaubhaft wirken. Denn wenn man sieht, wie Faith mit beiden Händen ein schräges Geländer greift, wie sie sich nach einem Sprung abrollen muss und wie sie in jeder Situation unterschiedlich atmet oder ächzt, dann wird man selbst zum Runner.
88
PlayStation 34Players.de (Nov 12, 2008)
Sie tritt nur in zwei Hand voll Comic-Szenen vor die Kamera, sie deckt keine weltweite Verschwörung auf, sie erlebt nicht einmal einen bombastischen Showdown – und trotzdem ist mir Faith mehr ans Herz gewachsen als alle ihre Kollegen, die ich bisher verkörpert habe. Das liegt vor allem daran, dass ich mit Faith in ein Alter Ego schlüpfe, das nicht nur rennt, springt und schießt, sondern sich völlig frei in einer Welt bewegen kann. Eine Welt, die sich den weiten Blick über eine kalte, fast erstarrte Metropole zwar mit technischen Einbußen im Detail erkauft, dafür aber einen wunderschönen Ausblick bietet. Eine Welt vor allem aber, in der bislang unmögliche Stunts möglich werden und vor allem glaubhaft wirken. Denn wenn man sieht, wie Faith mit beiden Händen ein schräges Geländer greift, wie sie sich nach einem Sprung abrollen muss und wie sie in jeder Situation unterschiedlich atmet oder ächzt, dann wird man selbst zum Runner.
88
PlayStation 3GameZone (Nov 11, 2008)
The game does a terrific job in both challenging and entertaining. The story is solid enough to hold the elements together and the world that the game is placed in supports all the elements. This is a well-designed game. Sure, there are things that can be improved, but generally speaking Mirror’s Edge will hold players in their seats and keep them involved.
88
Xbox 360GameZone (Nov 11, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge is a great take on the shooter genre, introducing some revolutionary new elements to the genre and carries them out very well. While there are a few stumbles, the game is generally a very solid and innovative entry to the genre.
88
Xbox 360TalkXbox (Nov 17, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge has an excellent but short singleplayer campaign with a few added whistles. One cannot help but think that perhaps the game could have been expanded had developer DICE simply been a bit more ambitious. However, even with that said, what there is to Mirror’s Edge is vivacity and excitement from start to finish. It looks beautiful, and is simply astounding to hear. Every jump could be your last. If you attempt the leap and nail it, the thrills of that moment are electrifying and outweigh the lack of ambition in the campaign. The ending of the story gives the impression there will be a sequel to Mirror’s Edge. If this is the case, we'll be here waiting for a spirited installment to an already great game.
88
Xbox 360ActionTrip (Nov 17, 2008)
More than anything else, we applaud the idea, effort and creativity behind this project. It's not quite as ground-breaking as, say, Valve's Portal, but it's almost as ambitious. If publishers spent half as much time investing into such new and original game concepts as they pour into milking overrated franchises, a majority of games would be far more enjoyable than they are today. PC gamers should keep a lookout for this one during January 2009 (we'll be reviewing the PC version separately).
87
Windows4Players.de (Jan 13, 2009)
Ob Gamepad oder Maus, ob mit PhysX oder ohne: Wer am PC auf die Dächer der kühlen Zukunftsmetropole klettert, erlebt dieselbe künstlerische Ruhe und spielerische Erhabenheit, mit der uns Mirror's Edge schon auf PS3 und 360 in seinen Bann zog. Faith reiht auch mit Tastatur und Maus mühelos akrobatische Kunststücke aneinander - die Evolution des Jump&Run findet jetzt am PC statt. Atmosphärisch legt die Umsetzung sogar eine Stufe zu, denn die zusätzlichen Fahnen, Splitter oder Staubwolken machen Faiths stimmungsvolle Welt noch greifbarer. Viele von euch werden allerdings mit der grafischen Qualität des Konsolenvorbilds Vorlieb nehmen müssen, denn das Spiel läuft nur auf schnellen Rechnern durchgehend flüssig. Doch selbst wenn DICE nicht so sauber wie auf den Konsolen gearbeitet hat: Mirror's Edge ist auch am PC ein fordernder und intensiver "Ego-Trip" - ein Jump&Run der Extraklasse!
87
WindowsYouGamers (Jan 29, 2009)
Mirror's Edge shines on the PC due to superior controls. At times it can be very harsh towards amateurs but rewards proper practice and skill to a great degree. Audiovisual masterpiece and a polished experience, yet doesn't quite match all the expectations and offers little content for the price.
87
Xbox 360Stick Skills (Nov 17, 2008)
The game lays groundwork for a great title, but the short story and intriguing but not groundbreaking time trial mode are going to leave a lot of gamers on the fence. However, in the time you do spend with Faith and the conformist society she lives in, you can’t help but enjoy the creative levels and be amazed at the sense of vertigo that is created. Mirror’s Edge is an inspiration to creative games, and I truly think you’re doing yourself a disservice if you do not play this title.
87
PlayStation 3Middle East Gamers (MEgamers) (Dec 05, 2008)
In short, despite its flaws, Mirror's Edge should definitely be given a try mainly due to its innovativeness. Between occasional lapses, there is lots of rewarding gameplay, especially in the time trials, which should not be missed. So unless you have an extreme phobia of heights, I would suggest that you take a leap of Faith and try this game out.
87
PlayStation 3GamingXP (Nov 11, 2008)
Durch das tolle Spielprinzip von „Mirror´s Edge“ begeistert das Spiel mit packenden Moves und Nervenkitzel pur. Verfolgungsjagden durch die ganze Stadt, sowie eine interessante Geschichte halten die Motivation auch nach vielen Stunden am Leben. Einziger Wehrmutstropfen ist in diesem Spiel vielleicht, dass man um ein paar missglückte Sprünge nicht herumkommen wird. Ein paar mehr Trainingsläufe im Tutorial sind allemal empfehlenswert. So wird das Sprinten, Hechten und Rutschen nicht zum schlechten Erlebnis. Der Time-Trail-Modus weckt dann auch noch den absoluten Ehrgeiz in Ihnen. Hier müssen Sie in einer gewissen Zeit, eine bestimmte Route zurücklegen.
86
WindowsFragland.net (Apr 03, 2009)
Although Mirror's Edge has some aces up its sleeve it all too often appears to be lacking something. The game has good immersion but not good enough to completely be drowned in it, the story is decent but not good enough to drag you along, and so on... We anxiously await a sequel to fill this gap
86
WindowsPeliplaneetta.net (Jan 27, 2009)
Pc-versio tarjoaa muutamia parannuksia konsoliversioon verrattuna. Nyt pressut ja liput heilehtelevat tuulessa, ja kun helikopteri tikkaa sarjaa pressusta läpi, se repeytyy tyylikkäästi riekaleiksi. Mukana on muitakin uusia efektejä, jotka parantavat tunnelmaa, vaikka peli onkin oleellisilta osiltaan identtinen konsoliversion kanssa.
86
WindowsKrawall Gaming Network (Jan 22, 2009)
Es ist immer ein gutes Zeichen für Qualität, wenn einem ein Spiel viel zu kurz erscheint. Von „Mirror's Edge“ hätte ich mich gern noch doppelt so lange unterhalten lassen. Wer das Geld trotzdem investieren möchte oder Spaß am Time Trial hat, sollte sich den Titel nicht entgehen lassen.
86
WindowsGamingHeaven / DriverHeaven (Jan 13, 2009)
So overall, Mirrors Edge really hasn’t changed much from the console version and whether this is a good thing will depend on whether this kind of game appeals to you or not. FPS shooter junkies need not apply. Personally I think the PC version is the strongest release especially if you have the hardware configuration capable of handling PhsyX at high resolution - this really does add a high level of immersiveness to the somewhat bland environments. If you have the money and Nvidia hardware, then this is definitely worth a look. Highly recommended.
85
Xbox 360411mania.com (Jan 09, 2009)
2nd review The game might not be for everyone, but the things it does right are worthy of praise and I think EA should be applauded for giving a new IP a shot (along with Dead Space). I feel this is a game that can certainly be built upon and I think a sequel could work out very well. If EA tweaks the combat and also keeps us from dying so frequently, I think we could have a solid follow up. Fans may be split on the game but for those who have yet to play it, Mirror’s Edge deserves a playthrough. In this era of constant FPS games, it’s refreshing to see a first person action/adventure and to me, it’s deserving of the critical praise it has gotten by various other publications.
85
Xbox 360games xtreme (Nov 19, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge succeeds admirably in doing what it set out to do; it redefines the first person shooter/action genre and injects a breath of innovation in terms of environmental navigation. For all the little niggles, high frustration factor, lack of save-anywhere for those times you’re pulled away from the console and some control issues, it is a superb game and I look forwards to the sequel, since this one is so short.
85
PlayStation 3GamesCollection (Nov 30, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge è un titolo fresco ed innovativo che saprà divertivi garantendo molti momenti di adrenalina e immersione totale fra i palazzi di una città tanto bella da vedere quanto divertente da attraversare. La Storyline è mal narrata e poco approfondita e si può tranquillamente dire lo stesso del comparto audio, e un po’ anche delle sezioni sparatutto, ma alla fine dei conti ciò conta veramente poco ai fini di un gioco la cui vera anima è il divertimento puro e l’azione sfrenata senza troppi fronzoli. Mirror’s Edge merita un voto più che discreto anche solo per l’innovazione che porta con sé, che potrebbe fare da base di partenza per una futura rivoluzione dei giochi in prima persona.
85
Xbox 360GamesCollection (Nov 30, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge è un titolo fresco ed innovativo che saprà divertivi garantendo molti momenti di adrenalina e immersione totale fra i palazzi di una città tanto bella da vedere quanto divertente da attraversare. La Storyline è mal narrata e poco approfondita e si può tranquillamente dire lo stesso del comparto audio, e un po’ anche delle sezioni sparatutto, ma alla fine dei conti ciò conta veramente poco ai fini di un gioco la cui vera anima è il divertimento puro e l’azione sfrenata senza troppi fronzoli. Mirror’s Edge merita un voto più che discreto anche solo per l’innovazione che porta con sé, che potrebbe fare da base di partenza per una futura rivoluzione dei giochi in prima persona.
85
PlayStation 3Lens of Truth (Nov 24, 2008)
There’s a lot of potential to the game that if corrected will be a great start to a new game series.
85
WindowsGBase - The Gamer's Base (Jan 22, 2009)
Natürlich trüben auch auf dem PC die kurze Spieldauer und die maue Geschichte den Spielspass etwas, doch letzteres ist verzeihbar und über ersteres kann man streiten. Max Payne und Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force waren auch kurz und dennoch Klassiker. Vor allem macht Mirror's Edge auch beim zweiten Mal durchspielen noch immer Spass, was heutzutage selten vorkommt.
85
WindowsAtomic Gamer (Jan 21, 2009)
Technically, Mirror's Edge is sound, with a solid technology behind it (Unreal Engine 3) and good support for mice and keyboards as well as gamepads. It's relatively bug-free, although I had to disable PhysX in the game to stop it from slowing down heavily in the second chapter. And the Steam copy comes with no additional DRM beyond just Steam itself, something I'm appreciating after running out of Ubisoft's Far Cry 2 activations (on Steam, mind you) because of some PC reformat issues and some time spent playing with the Windows 7 beta. Either way, this is a fine port from console to PC, one that brings everything from the original experience and fits it nicely into a PC gamer's hands. The actual game might be frustrating and tedious at times, but it's worth it if you've got the cash to pick it up.
85
WindowsGameBoomers (Jan, 2009)
All in all, the game is visually appealing and the well executed controls combined with varied playing environments make you wish for more. For as short as the game is, the variety of paths across the city and the wish to improve your game play does lend some “replayability” to the game. Combine that with the promise of future content and you have exactly what the producers wanted -- a keeper.
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WindowsGamersMark (Dec 04, 2008)
Luckily, the game focuses more on its creative environment navigation than gunning, and even offers an achievement or trophy for those who go through the game without shooting anyone. Hopefully, DICE will concentrate even further on the parkour aspect and steer farther from FPS territory, but what’s here is still an adventure worth experiencing. There’s nothing quite like running across a giant crane thousands of feet in the sky and leaping off the edge, hoping you didn’t misjudge your jump and praying for an accurate landing, and you won’t experience that anywhere else.
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WindowsIGN (Jan 13, 2009)
There's a distinctive flow and rhythm to DICE's Mirror's Edge, letting you bound across obstacle courses with seemingly inhuman strength and agility. Though the disarm system isn't as immediately accessible as the platform-hopping mechanics, with some practice you'll eventually find you can slide, dash and smash for long, continuous stretches, a thrill reminiscent of Sonic the Hedgehog's early days. While its elegant controls, visuals and audio weave a dreamlike tapestry that its animated cut-scenes do their best to eat away at, the whole is an experience you'd be remiss to let fly by if you missed it on consoles.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com (Jan 15, 2009)
Il existe des titres dont on est bien incapable de prédire un plébiscite ou un rejet du public. Mirror's Edge en fait partie et accumulera sans doute autant de fans que de détracteurs. Pourtant, de notre point de vue, il paraîtrait bien étrange de tourner le dos à un jeu de cette trempe. Ses défauts sont souvent éclipsés par l'originalité du concept, par la maîtrise d'un design aussi singulier et surtout par l'immersion proposée 7 heures durant. Si vous êtes avide d'une expérience d'un nouveau genre, Mirror's Edge est fait pour vous. Quant à cette version PC, elle apporte un petit bonus graphique, une prise en main clavier/souris d'une grande précision et les effets PhysX pas vraiment inédits sur PC mais qui rendent l'univers un peu plus vivant.
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Xbox 360Tweakers.net (Dec 09, 2008)
Wie kan leven met het het gebrek aan afweermogelijkheden van Faith, heeft aan Mirror's Edge een prima game, die helaas wat stilvalt als de actie zich naar binnen verplaatst. Het gevoel van snelheid en de spanning tijdens het racen over de daken is ongekend. Dat gevoel is er nog veel sterker in het toetje, de Timetrials, die een heerlijk simpele, maar uitdagende toevoeging vormen. Jammer daarbij is wel dat de Timetrials niet in co-op kunnen worden gespeeld.
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Xbox 360Defunct Games (Nov 24, 2008)
Mirror's Edge is a lot of things, but it's certainly not boring. The game features the type of visceral action you've never seen before in a video game. The flip side to that is that you're forced to play through a lot of trial and error levels and find that the game is far too short. It's not for everybody, but it's easy to see how some will have a great time getting to know Faith and see what she's capable of.
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Xbox 360GamingExcellence (Nov 24, 2008)
Overall Mirror’s Edge is a game that should be experienced by anyone who enjoys adventure games. This isn’t a long game, clocking in at six or seven hours on average, but that’s not entirely the point. Not only is this a game it’s an experience, one you should play through several times to explore the world that has been laid out before you by the developers. It’s a flawed game that can be trying on your patience at times but more often than not a death is followed by an “oops” not a virulent string of curses as the game forces you through trial and error.
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PlayStation 3GamingExcellence (Nov 24, 2008)
Overall Mirror’s Edge is a game that should be experienced by anyone who enjoys adventure games. This isn’t a long game, clocking in at six or seven hours on average, but that’s not entirely the point. Not only is this a game it’s an experience, one you should play through several times to explore the world that has been laid out before you by the developers. It’s a flawed game that can be trying on your patience at times but more often than not a death is followed by an “oops” not a virulent string of curses as the game forces you through trial and error.
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com (Nov 13, 2008)
Il existe des titres dont on est bien incapable de prédire un plébiscite ou un rejet du public. Mirror's Edge en fait partie et accumulera sans doute autant de fans que de détracteurs. Pourtant, de notre point de vue, il paraîtrait bien étrange de tourner le dos à un jeu de cette trempe. Ses défauts sont souvent éclipsés par l'originalité du concept, par la maîtrise d'un design aussi singulier et surtout par l'immersion proposée 7 heures durant. Si vous êtes avide d'une expérience d'un nouveau genre, Mirror's Edge est fait pour vous.
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PlayStation 3PTGamers (Nov 11, 2008)
Mirror's Edge é um jogo diferente e agradável, tanto em jogabilidade como em visuais e só por isso já é de louvar. Não deixa de transparecer a ideia de uma obra dada a experimentalismos, mas consegue agarrar-nos do princípio ao fim. Somos apresentados a uma personagem com carisma, com uma perspectiva muito própria deste mundo utópico. Será de reflectir se a longevidade limitada a uma história curta, mas bem pensada e o suporte para Speed Runs será o suficiente para aquisição. No entanto, não deixa de ser um jogo de colecção, que deverá figurar na estante das pérolas. Ficaremos atentos às próximas aventuras acrobáticas de Faith.
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PlayStation 3Gameplanet (Nov 19, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge is an enjoyable game, one that can get your heart racing at times or put you into a Zen-like trance as you perfect your line through each course. There are a few things included in the game that try to give it a purpose and end up being out of place, but they don’t detract from the overall experience of rocking around and jumping from building to building. This is an exciting new IP from Electronic Arts, and with a few changes we're sure it will be even better next time around.
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PlayStation 3GameFocus (Nov 13, 2008)
Even if the game is short and frustrating at times, we can’t go without saying that Mirror’s Edge needs to be experienced by every gamer. In a time where sequels and uninspiring titles are flooding the market, seeing this game hitting store shelves is refreshing. Although the game is short and doesn’t have a multiplayer mode, Mirror’s Edge remains one of those games that even when you’re done, you will pop back into your system to play once in while, just for the fun of it…and you won’t be disappointed as satisfaction will be around the corner every time. Now, we can’t wait where DICE will take the franchise as it has already been confirmed as a trilogy. Kudos!
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PlayStation 3Kombo.com (Nov 14, 2008)
Mirror's Edge is a beautiful and immersive title that simply must be experienced. The visual style is fantastic and the first-person parkour purely entertaining. Coupled together, these things are largely responsible for why Mirror's Edge is so great. What's more, it's truly refreshing to see a game that's entire focus is on running and escaping enemies, rather than engaging them. It's just one of the many components of Mirror's Edge that makes it unique. While there are some problems here and there -- primarily a weakly executed storyline and repetitive gameplay -- they are easy to overlook. Mirror's Edge is just too damn good to skip out on because of such forgivable flaws. That said, the game is very short (8 hours or so), so consider that before you purchase it.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com (Nov 13, 2008)
Il existe des titres dont on est bien incapable de prédire un plébiscite ou un rejet du public. Mirror's Edge en fait partie et accumulera sans doute autant de fans que de détracteurs. Pourtant, de notre point de vue, il paraîtrait bien étrange de tourner le dos à un jeu de cette trempe. Ses défauts sont souvent éclipsés par l'originalité du concept, par la maîtrise d'un design aussi singulier et surtout par l'immersion proposée 7 heures durant. Si vous êtes avide d'une expérience d'un nouveau genre, Mirror's Edge est fait pour vous.
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Xbox 360Gameplanet (Nov 19, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge is an enjoyable game, one that can get your heart racing at times or put you into a Zen-like trance as you perfect your line through each course. There are a few things included in the game that try to give it a purpose and end up being out of place, but they don’t detract from the overall experience of rocking around and jumping from building to building. This is an exciting new IP from Electronic Arts, and with a few changes we're sure it will be even better next time around.
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Xbox 360PTGamers (Nov 11, 2008)
Mirror's Edge é um jogo diferente e agradável, tanto em jogabilidade como em visuais e só por isso já é de louvar. Não deixa de transparecer a ideia de uma obra dada a experimentalismos, mas consegue agarrar-nos do princípio ao fim. Somos apresentados a uma personagem com carisma, com uma perspectiva muito própria deste mundo utópico. Será de reflectir se a longevidade limitada a uma história curta, mas bem pensada e o suporte para Speed Runs será o suficiente para aquisição. No entanto, não deixa de ser um jogo de colecção, que deverá figurar na estante das pérolas. Ficaremos atentos às próximas aventuras acrobáticas de Faith.
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Xbox 360Atomic Gamer (Nov 17, 2008)
I absolutely recommend running in Faith’s shoes, as the game offers something refreshingly different from the many shooters cluttering retail shelves this time of year. When it works, it’s brilliant. And when it doesn’t, it only disappoints because you can see its brimming potential trying to breakthrough. I’d love to see a sequel that evenly balances the polished free-running gameplay with the refined shooting mechanics’ of a dedicated FPS. The promise of Halo caliber firefights, combined with Faith’s fleet-footedness, has me pining for the ultimate first-person experience. But until Master Chief learns to move like the Prince of Persia, I’ll happily help Faith run, jump, climb, dive, swing, shimmy, and fight through her totalitarian future.
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Xbox 360MS Xbox World (Nov 15, 2008)
It's classy, it looks good and has a very solid feel to it. The game is also quite easy in some respects which should open it up to a wider audience. I would highly recommend this game whether you rent or buy, but to truly get the most from it, you'll have to have an open mind for exploration and improving your skills. This is certainly well worth asking Santa to leave a copy under your Christmas tree this year.
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Xbox 360IGN Australia (Nov 11, 2008)
You know what the crazy thing is though? As frustrating as the combat can be, it still hasn’t dampened my enthusiasm for Mirror’s Edge. Sure, it’s resulted in a lower score, but I still think this is a game that everyone should play. You’ll have to grit your teeth at times, but it’s worth it. It’s great to play a game that – in many ways – is so pure. It’s not about collecting. It’s not about leveling up. It’s not about getting a bigger and better gun. It’s about movement, style and momentum. Combat aside, DICE has taken a significant step forward for the first person perspective with this game, and you should all check it out.
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Xbox 360GameFocus (Nov 13, 2008)
Even if the game is short and frustrating at times, we can’t go without saying that Mirror’s Edge needs to be experienced by every gamer. In a time where sequels and uninspiring titles are flooding the market, seeing this game hitting store shelves is refreshing. Although the game is short and doesn’t have a multiplayer mode, Mirror’s Edge remains one of those games that even when you’re done, you will pop back into your system to play once in while, just for the fun of it…and you won’t be disappointed as satisfaction will be around the corner every time. Now, we can’t wait where DICE will take the franchise as it has already been confirmed as a trilogy. Kudos!
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Xbox 360Video Games Daily (Nov 11, 2008)
Mirror's Edge commits a fair few of videogaming's original sins - trial-and-error level design, a perfectionist attitude to the simplest of platforming mechanics - but buried beneath them is an intensely rewarding experience. Not for the faint of heart, but still worthy of acclaim.
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PlayStation 3IGN Australia (Nov 11, 2008)
You know what the crazy thing is though? As frustrating as the combat can be, it still hasn’t dampened my enthusiasm for Mirror’s Edge. Sure, it’s resulted in a lower score, but I still think this is a game that everyone should play. You’ll have to grit your teeth at times, but it’s worth it. It’s great to play a game that – in many ways – is so pure. It’s not about collecting. It’s not about leveling up. It’s not about getting a bigger and better gun. It’s about movement, style and momentum. Combat aside, DICE has taken a significant step forward for the first person perspective with this game, and you should all check it out.
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WindowsGamers.at (Nov 21, 2008)
Aber als angehender Runner fehlten mir dann doch ein paar "Wow!"-Momente, und das ewige Davonlaufen vor der wohl am dümmsten agierenden Polizei in der Geschichte von Videospielen, berauben dem Titel viel des Glanzes, der uns in Trailern und der Demo noch blendete. Über die nicht immer perfekte Steuerung kann ich in den schnellen Sprungpassagen noch hinwegsehen, wenn man aber zum wiederholten Male das Zeitliche segnet, weil die Abstimmung im Nahkampf nicht passt, lässt meinen Frust fast ins Endlose steigen. Wer also von den Trailern und der Demo nur annähernd so begeistert war wie ich sollte das Spiel zumindest auf seine Weihnachtsliste schreiben. Es ist dann ja nicht mehr das eigene Geld, das dafür verwendet wird. Auch wenn man nach dem Lesen dieses Artikels wohl die Erwartungen etwas nach unten schraubt, die Zeit mit Faith über den Dächern dieser immer sonnigen Stadt wird, wer es gespielt hat, nicht so schnell wieder vergessen. Ich ebensowenig.
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PlayStation 3AusGamers (Nov 17, 2008)
If you're looking for a game that isn't a shooter first, Mirror's Edge is a good place to start. It looks amazing, plays well (at its best) and has moments of sheer genius design. But if you're attention span is short or you have a short fuse, you might want to think twice. Whichever way you look at it though, EA are most-certainly gaining an edge in the original, innovative IP department – first with Dead Space, and now with this. Hopefully we see more ballsy game development moves like Mirror's Edge from major companies and respected developers in the future.
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WindowsGameZone (Jan 27, 2009)
Lastly, the story is above par; the game does a good job of drawing you into the character's plight and then throwing some legitimate twists at you. Many of the levels are recovery missions and you are forced into action to help get your framed sister out of the jam she has been set up in. I won't go into too much about it because I don't want to ruin it for you. Much like a movie, there is some clever things going on in Mirror's Edge.
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WindowsActionTrip (Jan 20, 2009)
Although there's always the prevailing thought that DICE could've done so much more with the combat. What we would really like to see is more chapters, wider urban districts to explore and perhaps some extra work poured into the story and characters. Again, the PC version itself is entertaining. Still, it would've been even better if the developers put in additional content - a bonus chapter, anything really.
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WindowsPC Gamer UK (Jan 13, 2009)
It's as if someone told them that people were scared of new things and that they should instead take something familiar and put a clock in it instead. In other words, it's really, really good and you should play it, but damn, it could have been superb.
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Xbox 360Fragland.net (Jan 09, 2009)
Mirror’s Edge is a refreshing game but its biggest downpoint remains the limited replayability. It still remains a game that you certainly should give a try, simply thanks to the fluent controls and the great atmosphere it breathes.
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PlayStation 3GameTrailers (Nov, 2008)
Faith's not infallible, but Mirror's Edge sides with innovation. First-person platforming is certainly nothing new, but an entire game built around it is. It works and comes across as a new beast, just don't expect a lot of play time from it unless you're obsessive compulsive. There's still room for refinement, but anyone who's curious, jump in. Just try to land on your feet.
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Xbox 360IGN UK (Nov 11, 2008)
For these misgivings, there’s no doubting that Mirror’s Edge is a special game. More than just unique, it’s a thrilling and stylish venture to untapped territory that’s assured in its firstperson take on platforming. Though an inane plot and limp combat see it falter briefly, the strong visual design and dynamic mechanic ensure it still emerges as a game to be celebrated.
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Xbox 360Gaming Nexus (Nov 20, 2008)
Mirror's Edge is a lot of things, but it's certainly not boring. The game features the type of visceral action you've never seen before in a video game. The flip side to that is that you're forced to play through a lot of trial and error levels and find that the game is far too short. It's not for everybody, but it's easy to see how some will have a great time getting to know Faith and see what she's capable of.
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PlayStation 3IGN UK (Nov 11, 2008)
For these misgivings, there’s no doubting that Mirror’s Edge is a special game. More than just unique, it’s a thrilling and stylish venture to untapped territory that’s assured in its firstperson take on platforming. Though an inane plot and limp combat see it falter briefly, the strong visual design and dynamic mechanic ensure it still emerges as a game to be celebrated.
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WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Jan 13, 2009)
Dass Mirror‘s Edge nicht perfekt ist, kann niemand bestreiten: Ja, es ist kurz, es ist teilweise frustig, es ist ein wenig eintönig. Trotzdem behalte ich das Spiel in sehr guter Erinnerung, denn alles, was EA Dice so vollmundig an Innovation und Style angekündigt hat, ist auch wirklich drin! Ich find‘s erfrischend, mal nicht durch den Weltkrieg ballern zu müssen, das hier ist endlich mal ein neuer Impuls für‘s Genre. Ob Dice seine Arbeit fortführen und auch in Zukunft Spiele abseits vom Mainstream produzieren darf, das dürfte der Verkaufserfolg entscheiden. Und den, liebe Leser, bestimmen Sie.
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Xbox 360Gamesmania.de (Nov 17, 2008)
Mirror´s Edge hat seine Macken, etwa die meiner Meinung überflüssigen Kämpfe, einige richtig frustrierende Stellen und die überschaubare Spielzeit, doch das Spiel der schwedischen Entwickler schafft etwas, was mir in letzter Zeit viel zu selten ein neues Spiel bietet: eine gänzliche neue Spielerfahrung. Die Jump´n´Run-Passagen auf Speed sind einfach klasse designt und begeistern den erwachseneren Fan von Hüpfspielen. Wenn die Entwickler in einem Nachfolger etwas mehr Abwechslung in den Levelalltag bringen und die Kämpfe überarbeiten, ist für Mirror´s Edge sogar ein Award drin. Aber auch so solltet ihr das ambitionierte Projekt einfach mal gespielt haben, aber kein klassisches Action- oder Hüpfspiel erwarten.
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PlayStation 3Gamesmania.de (Nov 17, 2008)
Mirror´s Edge hat seine Macken, etwa die meiner Meinung überflüssigen Kämpfe, einige richtig frustrierende Stellen und die überschaubare Spielzeit, doch das Spiel der schwedischen Entwickler schafft etwas, was mir in letzter Zeit viel zu selten ein neues Spiel bietet: eine gänzliche neue Spielerfahrung. Die Jump´n´Run-Passagen auf Speed sind einfach klasse designt und begeistern den erwachseneren Fan von Hüpfspielen. Wenn die Entwickler in einem Nachfolger etwas mehr Abwechslung in den Levelalltag bringen und die Kämpfe überarbeiten, ist für Mirror´s Edge sogar ein Award drin. Aber auch so solltet ihr das ambitionierte Projekt einfach mal gespielt haben, aber kein klassisches Action- oder Hüpfspiel erwarten.
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Xbox 360Gamers.at (Nov 21, 2008)
Aber als angehender Runner fehlten mir dann doch ein paar "Wow!"-Momente, und das ewige Davonlaufen vor der wohl am dümmsten agierenden Polizei in der Geschichte von Videospielen, berauben dem Titel viel des Glanzes, der uns in Trailern und der Demo noch blendete. Über die nicht immer perfekte Steuerung kann ich in den schnellen Sprungpassagen noch hinwegsehen, wenn man aber zum wiederholten Male das Zeitliche segnet, weil die Abstimmung im Nahkampf nicht passt, lässt meinen Frust fast ins Endlose steigen. Wer also von den Trailern und der Demo nur annähernd so begeistert war wie ich sollte das Spiel zumindest auf seine Weihnachtsliste schreiben. Es ist dann ja nicht mehr das eigene Geld, das dafür verwendet wird. Auch wenn man nach dem Lesen dieses Artikels wohl die Erwartungen etwas nach unten schraubt, die Zeit mit Faith über den Dächern dieser immer sonnigen Stadt wird, wer es gespielt hat, nicht so schnell wieder vergessen. Ich ebensowenig.
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PlayStation 3Gamers.at (Nov 21, 2008)
Aber als angehender Runner fehlten mir dann doch ein paar "Wow!"-Momente, und das ewige Davonlaufen vor der wohl am dümmsten agierenden Polizei in der Geschichte von Videospielen, berauben dem Titel viel des Glanzes, der uns in Trailern und der Demo noch blendete. Über die nicht immer perfekte Steuerung kann ich in den schnellen Sprungpassagen noch hinwegsehen, wenn man aber zum wiederholten Male das Zeitliche segnet, weil die Abstimmung im Nahkampf nicht passt, lässt meinen Frust fast ins Endlose steigen. Wer also von den Trailern und der Demo nur annähernd so begeistert war wie ich sollte das Spiel zumindest auf seine Weihnachtsliste schreiben. Es ist dann ja nicht mehr das eigene Geld, das dafür verwendet wird. Auch wenn man nach dem Lesen dieses Artikels wohl die Erwartungen etwas nach unten schraubt, die Zeit mit Faith über den Dächern dieser immer sonnigen Stadt wird, wer es gespielt hat, nicht so schnell wieder vergessen. Ich ebensowenig.
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Windows2404.org PC Gaming (Feb 05, 2009)
Mirror’s Edge is supposedly the first of a trilogy, and as much I don’t like how developers segment their games like this, I want a sequel. DICE has laid out a solid foundation for their new franchise. Spruce up the platforming mechanics, keep with the first-person perspective, either get rid of the combat or improve it, and hire a good writer. Regardless, what we get right here and now is absolutely worth playing.
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WindowsGame Captain (Jan 15, 2009)
Mit seiner ungewöhnlichen Ego-Perspektive und betont schlichten Grafik ist Mirror's Edge mal was anderes als die üblichen Lauf- und Kletterspiele. Wer sich an dem herausfordernden, aber stets fairen Trial&Error-Gameplay nicht stört und auch keine Ballerorgie erwartet, bekommt eine sehr dynamische und authentische Umsetzung des Parkour-Sports geboten. Schade nur, dass die Spielwelt nicht frei begehbar und das Abenteuer recht schnell vorbei ist. Die anschließende Jagd auf Bestzeiten ist vor allem für Speedrunner interessant.
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PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central (Nov, 2008)
All in all, Mirror's Edge is a valiant effort to revolutionize gaming by a courageous studio. Largely, DICE pulled it off. But, there are several nagging spots that hamper the experience; repetitive environments and interactive elements, touchy controls and occasionally poor detection, and an uninspired story leave a significant amount to be desired. Even so, I found Mirror's Edge to be a truly unique and rewarding experience that I feel fortunate to have played.
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Xbox 360Cheat Code Central (Nov, 2008)
All in all, Mirror's Edge is a valiant effort to revolutionize gaming by a courageous studio. Largely, DICE pulled it off. But, there are several nagging spots that hamper the experience; repetitive environments and interactive elements, touchy controls and occasionally poor detection, and an uninspired story leave a significant amount to be desired. Even so, I found Mirror's Edge to be a truly unique and rewarding experience that I feel fortunate to have played.
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WindowsGameswelt (Jan 15, 2009)
Konsole oder PC? Subjektiv betrachtet spielt sich für mich die PC-Version eine ganze Ecke flüssiger, weil einfacher. Mit der Maus kann ich exakter steuern und mit der Tastatur komme ich ebenfalls bestens klar. Vor allem die Kämpfe sind viel einfacher. Kann natürlich sein, dass sich hier meine First-Person-Shooter-Wurzeln aus früheren PC-Zeiten positiv auswirken. PhysX wurde toll umgesetzt, nur leidet die PC-Version an starkem Tearing, an dem sich viele stören könnten. Das Spielerlebnis insgesamt leidet darunter relativ wenig. Deshalb bleibt die Endnote unangetastet. Nur im Grafikbereich gibt es Abzüge.
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Xbox 360Xboxygen (Dec 23, 2008)
Dès son annonce, Mirror’s Edge à troublé le monde entier. Beaucoup voyaient en ce jeu le début de la folie d’Electronic Arts, d’autres voyaient ça d’un œil curieux sans être vraiment convaincus du gameplay. Il en résulte que n’est pas fou qui veut, puisque la firme américaine nous propose un jeu aux sensations exaltantes, avec un gameplay simple et varié. On regrettera que le mode histoire soit aussi court, malgré son intensité et son scénario qui pour une fois n’est pas si futile que ça et en fera réfléchir plus d’un. Alors même si vous avez envie de vomir en montant dans un ascenseur, Mirror’s Edge est un jeu que vous devez essayer, ne serait-ce que pour ne pas passer à côté d’un jeu qui marquera son époque comme étant un jeu des plus culotté de son temps, dans le traitement du jeu de plate-formes. Alors qu’attends-tu petit joueur ? Va chercher tes sacs à vomi et va essayer Mirror’s Edge !
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WindowsBright Hub (May 30, 2011)
Mirror's Edge is the must have platforming adventure for the next generation of gamer and a new experience for veteran platformers used to a traditional experience. The PC version of Mirror's Edge is a superior game to the console versions, with their control issues and stiff and awkward game play. Gamers who have matured past the 2D prime of the platforming era can look to Dice's Mirror Edge as an evolutionary step in a new direction for interactive platforming titles, making Mirror's Edge a must play for die-hard fans of the genre.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Jan, 2009)
Trotz all der kleinen und größeren Macken, die Mirror's Edge hat, gefällt mir der Titel wie kaum ein anderes vergleichbares Spiel. Mich überfällt nämlich regelmäßig eine kleine Euphorie, wenn Faith Fahrt aufnimmt, wenn die Dame Hindernisse wie im Rausch nimmt, wenn ich sie den Gegnern einfach davon preschen lasse. Außerdem kitzelt es meinen Ehrgeiz, denn ich weiß, dass es bis zu einem gewissen Grad immer noch schneller durch diese fantastische Kulisse geht. Durch diese Kulisse, die zwar nur aus vielen kleinen immer wiederkehrenden Versatzstücken zusammen gebaut wurde, aber für mich längst mehr nur Leveldesign oder Grafik darstellt, sondern Kunst.
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Xbox 360Blend Games (Nov 14, 2008)
It feels like a mandatory requirement in a Mirror's Edge review to commend DICE for taking a risk and trying something innovative. So yes, I commend DICE for taking a risk and trying something innovative. My review does come off as very negative but it's not that I dislike the game so much as it let me down. It's a good game and has the raw elements to be an incredible game but doesn't make the most of its considerable promise. The game offers a very breezy, entertaining 6-7 hour single-player campaign (and however much time you spend racing and re-racing through the levels on Time Trial mode) and shows enough spark for me to await the upcoming DLC and eventual sequels with great interest.
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WindowsYiya (Mar 14, 2009)
Insofern spielt sich das Spiel trotz suggerierter Freiheit und einigen spielerischen Möglichkeiten sehr linear. Zusätzliche Abwechslung in Form eines direkten Schauplatzwechsels hätte dem Spiel sicher gut getan, ebenso die Spielzeit verlängert. Zusätzliche Extras nach der Singleplayer- kamapagne halten nur bedingt die Spannung aufrecht. Gerade die Möglichkeiten im Internet wurden nicht konsequent ausgenutzt, wobei man in dem Bezug vielleicht eine Verbesserung bei dem bereits geplanten zweiten Teil erhoffen darf. Letztendlich bietet Mirrors Edge dennoch sehr gute Unterhaltung, die allerdings für den derzeitigen Vollpreis, bedingt durch die verhältnismäßig kurze Spielzeit, den Geldbeutel ein wenig leer erscheinen lässt. Daher lautet die Devise lieber etwas zu warten, um ein wenig später ein sehr gutes Spiel in den Händen halten zu können.
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WindowsGameplay (Benelux) (Jan 30, 2009)
DICE zet een moedige stap met deze vernieuwende spelformule, doch laat hier en daar een steekje vallen.
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Xbox 360Deeko (Feb 04, 2009)
Overall, the story fails in comparison to what it could or should have been. It is rather disappointing that the game turned into a story focused on Faith and her sister and was not nearly as fleshed out as it could have been.
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Xbox 360HardGamers (Dec 17, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge vaut-il la peine que vous investissiez quelques heures de votre vie afin de vous y attarder ? Tout à fait. Le jeu mérite-t-il un achat qui allègera votre portefeuilles de quelque soixante dollars ? Non, pas vraiment. Certes, le jeu est fort intéressant, propose une nouvelle façon de jouer captivante et crée l’impression de contrôler un personnage comme peu de jeux ont su le faire par le passé. Cependant, avec une liberté limitée, une pauvre intelligence artificielle, l’omniprésence de trois couleurs qui rendra fou un daltonien et une durée de vie se chiffrant à quelques heures, Mirror’s Edge semble davantage être un démo technique qu’un jeu terminé. On semble avoir conçu, chez Digital Illusions, un jeu pavant la voie aux titres qui succéderont à Mirror’s Edge, question de tâter le terrain et de voir si cette nouvelle façon d’aborder un jeu vidéo saura plaire à l’auditoire.
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WindowsCheat Code Central (Jan, 2009)
Mirror's Edge is a delightful tangent from the traditional gameplay elements that keep much of the FPS genre stagnant. The addition of a female protagonist is refreshing, even if the grander story arc doesn't exactly break new ground. The game does suffer a bit from technical issues here and there, but not nearly enough to make it not worth the effort. If anything, the only problem with Mirror's Edge is its relatively short story, which is only increased by the lack of a multiplayer component that does its gameplay justice. Nevertheless, Mirror's Edge is a solid and innovative title that takes the FPS genre and reminds it that things don't always need to stay the same.
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WindowsGameplanet (Jan 19, 2009)
There are many more elements which will remind players of things they have seen or heard elsewhere, but rather than feel copied they show that the designers have a finger on the pulse of recent popular culture. These elements come together to provide a uniquely enjoyable game. I can’t wait to see what can happen when this concept is expanded, or worked into a first person shooter to allow real freedom of movement.
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WindowsEurogamer.net (UK) (Jan 13, 2009)
For all its flaws, though, we're still in love. Mastering the game's in-body platforming is an urgent thrill, beaten down less violently here under the auspices of our old friends keyboard and mouse, and stands out from the homogenised interfaces of modern first-person and platform games. The quality of EA's 2008 output was a pleasant surprise almost throughout, but even among its several triumphs this is the only game confident enough to merely reward you with a heightened command of what you were already doing - and the only one where that more than sufficed.
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Xbox 360RewiredMind (Jan 13, 2009)
Overall, I enjoyed playing Mirror’s Edge. I loved the idea and the concept. The simplicity of having a white city with red objects to guide you further along your mission was a fantastic idea, and regardless of the fact you’re always busy and not able to take a time-out to explore, it works fantastically. Unfortunately I feel as if DICE have gone the wrong way about developing the game’s plot, and therefore have missed out on something special.
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Xbox 360PlayDevil (Dec 09, 2008)
"Mirror's Edge" does everything that DICE and EA intended it to do, that was to create a first person game that was more about legging it than it was to face enemies head on. It's also obvious that they wanted to give you the feeling that you are looking through the eyes of a character and you have taken over their body whilst spending time in its gorgeous game world. It's refreshing in both looks and feel and is also one of the must plays of 2008.
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PlayStation 3JeuxActu (Nov 17, 2008)
La ressemblance des niveaux est l'un des principaux reproches que l'on peut faire à Mirror's Edge, et constitue sans doute un excellent point de départ sur lequel peuvent d’ores et déjà se pencher les développeurs pour les deux prochains épisodes. Si la durée de vie du jeu est relativement faiblarde, on pourra toujours se réfugier dans les différents parcours à achever en un minimum de temps, promis, ça calme bien. Ce n’est pas une affaire de hype, ni même de hip ou de hop, mais Mirror’s Edge parvient sans peine à convaincre dans un genre dont il est le précurseur. Pour toujours.
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PlayStation 3Daily Game (Nov 21, 2008)
Still, the short experience doesn't quite warrant Mirror's Edge as a $60 purchase. It's definitely different, challenging and has a unique look, but sometimes the effects can wear on you, and the difficulty is flat-out off-putting at times. Mirror's Edge provides something new and different, and I definitely like its look, but for most gamers, it's probably best off as a rental.
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PlayStation 3Darkstation (Nov 12, 2008)
There is no doubt in my mind that if you have a chance, that you should check out Mirror’s Edge. This is a fast paced, high adrenaline experience that manages to really impress. If your in the market for a fresher experience and don’t mind a little frustration on the side, then by all means check out Mirror’s Edge. I believe it has a solid start and I would love to see more from the series in the future.
80
PlayStation 3G4 TV: X-Play (Nov 11, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge spends most of its time being an awesome gaming experience. When there’s so little game here, having the last three levels focus more on middling combat than amazing agility, it really brings the whole experience down. The animated sequences are less than stellar, the plot is trite, and the game feels like it was pared down at the last minute. Despite all those flaws, the running-based gameplay makes you want to forgive everything else. No other game is quite as exhilarating and uniquely exciting, and it’s this part of the game you’ll remember most.
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PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine (Nov, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge’s gameplay is adrenaline-filled and beautifully tailored, but the experience does end up feeling a bit hollow as the game runs out of new tricks to show the player. In the second half of the game, I started second guessing if I had already run across a particular section. I also became so in-tune with specific challenges that I could do them with my eyes closed. Regardless, this is one of those genre-defining games that everyone needs to see. DICE has pulled off a miraculous feat that hopefully will inspire other FPS developers.
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PlayStation 3ZTGameDomain (Nov, 2008)
Mirror's Edge was a risky endeavor to take and for the most part it succeeded in creating a new and creative experience. Most of its technical flaws can be attributed to the perspective as opposed to the design and you can't help but commend the work Dice has done with this first effort. The game length could easily be a deterrent for gamers not wanting to invest $60 for a mere five hours of game time, especially if they have no interest in participating in the time trial portion of the game, but I highly recommend everyone at least check out this inventive take on the genre.
80
Xbox 360JeuxActu (Nov 17, 2008)
La ressemblance des niveaux est l'un des principaux reproches que l'on peut faire à Mirror's Edge, et constitue sans doute un excellent point de départ sur lequel peuvent d’ores et déjà se pencher les développeurs pour les deux prochains épisodes. Si la durée de vie du jeu est relativement faiblarde, on pourra toujours se réfugier dans les différents parcours à achever en un minimum de temps, promis, ça calme bien. Ce n’est pas une affaire de hype, ni même de hip ou de hop, mais Mirror’s Edge parvient sans peine à convaincre dans un genre dont il est le précurseur. Pour toujours.
80
Xbox 360Console Obsession (Nov 17, 2008)
Mirror's Edge has an emphasis on platforming, resulting in a refreshing experience that is intense, exhilarating and occasionally frustrating. But the good certainly far outweighs the bad and even after another messed up jump, it’s still always immensely enjoyable to play, which says a lot for the games high level (in more ways than one) of quality.
80
Xbox 360Gamervision (Nov 18, 2008)
It’s easy to grow frustrated with Mirror’s Edge; the game doesn’t bother being that user friendly. At times, it might feel like pixel-perfect precision needed in old platformers is needed to complete the game, but it’s usually worth the extended effort to try. When it works, it works great, and if the issues are addressed in a sequel I could see the series being extremely well received in the future. In the present, however, it’s still worth paying attention to. It’s fast, original, and beautiful – everything you should expect from a holiday blockbuster. If you’re easily frustrated by difficult games it might be wise to rent it first, but be warned; the beauty and addictive race modes might pull you in.
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Xbox 360Totally Gaming Network (Nov 18, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge seems to be yet another game marking EA’s gaming renaissance. Rather than churning out endless sequels, it’s encouraging to see that they’re willing to take a leap of faith (pardon the pun) and let ace developers such as DICE try out new IPs and ideas. The experiment seems to have paid off because at times, Mirror’s Edge has some serious ‘Wow” moments that will almost have you hugging your joypad with glee. It’s not without its moments of frustration too though, so be warned that it’s deceptively tough in places and can make you seethe with anger as you fall again and again when a jump or move stretches your patience and your ability.
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Xbox 360Boomtown (Nov 14, 2008)
It would be difficult for me to say Mirror's Edge reached its potential as a fresh take on the FPS genre because it's held back by a shallow story and dubious combat mechanics. However, you won't find another game like it. Parkour is an unexplored art for video games, and Mirror's Edge does an admirable job at bringing it to us less physically active people. It's a short game and it's sometimes quite a hard game, but it's also a very fun and original one.
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Xbox 360ZTGameDomain (Nov, 2008)
Mirror's Edge was a risky endeavor to take and for the most part it succeeded in creating a new and creative experience. Most of its technical flaws can be attributed to the perspective as opposed to the design and you can't help but commend the work Dice has done with this first effort. The game length could easily be a deterrent for gamers not wanting to invest $60 for a mere five hours of game time, especially if they have no interest in participating in the time trial portion of the game, but I highly recommend everyone at least check out this inventive take on the genre.
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Xbox 360Daily Game (Nov 21, 2008)
Still, the short experience doesn't quite warrant Mirror's Edge as a $60 purchase. It's definitely different, challenging and has a unique look, but sometimes the effects can wear on you, and the difficulty is flat-out off-putting at times. Mirror's Edge provides something new and different, and I definitely like its look, but for most gamers, it's probably best off as a rental.
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Xbox 360Game Over Online (Nov 19, 2008)
First Dead Space and now Mirror’s Edge. Kudos to EA for continuing to diversify their portfolio with more original intellectual properties, and hats off to DICE for showing tremendous ambition in creating this Parkour-inspired action game. Rumor has it we can expect Mirror’s Edge to become a trilogy. If that’s the case, perhaps in the next installment they’ll even out the peaks of exhilaration and valleys of frustration, and nail that sense of freedom in the Time Trials that’s somewhat lacking in the Story mode. As it stands, even though it doesn’t stick the landing every time Mirror’s Edge is a leap in the right direction.
80
Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK) (Nov 09, 2008)
There's something broken thematically, deep within Mirror's Edge: it tells you a rambling story about freedom even as it confines you to the tight squares of its own personal hopscotch court, and for many that will be one wrong-footing too many. But for those who can shrug off the contradictions and the limitations, ignore the tearing cityscape and lingering qualms about value for money, this will shove you so deeply into the experience of being in someone else's body, and taking it on a terrifying, breakneck joyride, that nothing else will matter.
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Xbox 360GameSpy (Nov 11, 2008)
Mirror's Edge is a bold experiment for DICE. It's a dramatic departure from the Battlefield games, and provides a refreshing experience to those willing to invest the time in its strict control mechanics. The combat's unfortunately its Achilles' heel, since it lacks the spontaneity of the free-running and in many instances brings the action to a crashing halt. Thankfully, after you've beaten the game, the time trials and speed runs reward you for avoiding violent confrontation and emphasize the exhilarating rush of zipping through each gorgeous stage. It's not without its problems, but when Mirror's Edge leaps, it soars.
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Xbox 360Gameplayer (Nov 08, 2008)
Ultimately though, Mirror’s Edge is a first-generation attempt at a whole new frontier of platform gaming. Digital Illusions has made revolutionary inroads on perspective and the relationship it shares with movement and combat, but simply couldn’t build the levels to allow it to unfold in a consistently engaging way. It deserves to be seen, played and experienced by any discerning gamer with an interest in the progression of the industry, but is unlikely to resonate with the majority of consumers. We hope in all honesty that EA persevere with the planned trilogy and give DICE the time to perfect the level design and pacing for the next iteration, as many of the greatest advancements in culture only gain resonance in retrospect of what they inspired.
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Xbox 360Destructoid (Nov 11, 2008)
The experience is not flawless by any means, with a story mode that stumbles over too many frustrating sequences and not enough narrative payoff to make it worthwhile on its own. But taken as a whole -- with its frequent bits of brilliance and its delightful, heart-pounding moments -- Mirror’s Edge is a leap of faith worth taking.
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Xbox 360GamePro (US) (Nov 11, 2008)
Amazing visuals, a slick control scheme and sublime free-running gameplay combine to form a unique and fascinating game that delivers some genuine moments of "Holy crap, did I just do that?" thrills. However, some poorly designed levels, awful combat sequences, a skeletal storyline unforgiving collision detection keeps it from soaring to greater heights. Still, it's one hell of a ride and one I definitely recommend you take.
80
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine (Nov, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge’s gameplay is adrenaline-filled and beautifully tailored, but the experience does end up feeling a bit hollow as the game runs out of new tricks to show the player. In the second half of the game, I started second guessing if I had already run across a particular section. I also became so in-tune with specific challenges that I could do them with my eyes closed. Regardless, this is one of those genre-defining games that everyone needs to see. DICE has pulled off a miraculous feat that hopefully will inspire other FPS developers.
80
Xbox 360G4 TV: X-Play (Nov 11, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge spends most of its time being an awesome gaming experience. When there’s so little game here, having the last three levels focus more on middling combat than amazing agility, it really brings the whole experience down. The animated sequences are less than stellar, the plot is trite, and the game feels like it was pared down at the last minute. Despite all those flaws, the running-based gameplay makes you want to forgive everything else. No other game is quite as exhilarating and uniquely exciting, and it’s this part of the game you’ll remember most.
80
PlayStation 3Game Over Online (Nov 19, 2008)
First Dead Space and now Mirror’s Edge. Kudos to EA for continuing to diversify their portfolio with more original intellectual properties, and hats off to DICE for showing tremendous ambition in creating this Parkour-inspired action game. Rumor has it we can expect Mirror’s Edge to become a trilogy. If that’s the case, perhaps in the next installment they’ll even out the peaks of exhilaration and valleys of frustration, and nail that sense of freedom in the Time Trials that’s somewhat lacking in the Story mode. As it stands, even though it doesn’t stick the landing every time Mirror’s Edge is a leap in the right direction.
80
PlayStation 3GameSpy (Nov 11, 2008)
Mirror's Edge is a bold experiment for DICE. It's a dramatic departure from the Battlefield games, and provides a refreshing experience to those willing to invest the time in its strict control mechanics. The combat's unfortunately its Achilles' heel, since it lacks the spontaneity of the free-running and in many instances brings the action to a crashing halt. Thankfully, after you've beaten the game, the time trials and speed runs reward you for avoiding violent confrontation and emphasize the exhilarating rush of zipping through each gorgeous stage. It's not without its problems, but when Mirror's Edge leaps, it soars.
78
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) (Jan 16, 2009)
Ook voor de pc-versie van Mirror's Edge mogen we dezelfde termen bovenhalen als bij de next-gen consoleversies: verfrissend, irritant, bevredigend, verwarrend, intens en vernieuwend. Het is zeker geen spel dat voor iedereen is weggelegd, maar zelfs met z'n frustraties en tekortkomingen maakt het indrukwekkende sprongen - alleen de landing had ietsje beter gekund.
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Xbox 360Planet Xbox 360 (Nov 17, 2008)
Innovative, grossly original and lead by a high concept, Mirror’s Edge is the Jekyll and Hyde of video games. There’s a lot of promise inside the package that DICE created but it ultimately is a game that rests its laurels on its concept and nothing more. With no multiplayer aspect and a poor storyline that doesn’t last longer than seven or so hours, players won’t get a whole lot of bang out of their hard earned George Washington’s.
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PlayStation 3Lawrence (Nov 21, 2008)
Mirror's Edge has one great thing going for it - the feel and perspective of the platforming. Without that, it's just a generic action game with mediocre puzzles and combat. Despite its shortcomings, the platforming controls are stellar and would make already-great FPS games like Call of Duty even better. A little work on this franchise could turn it into something special.
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WindowsFiringSquad (Jan 26, 2009)
The only thing that really saves Mirror’s Edge is the free-running. When you are unleashed on to the maps and allowed to just play, you work hard to keep your momentum going as long as possible. The time trial mode extends the criminally short play time somewhat, although it would’ve been nice if they built-in a way to record speed run demos without the use of external programs like Fraps. If that had been included, we could easily see Mirror’s Edge becoming the next big speed run game alongside classics like Quake or Doom. As it stands now, Mirror’s Edge is a lot of good ideas mucked up by poor implementation and an apparent lack of play testing.
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Xbox 360TeamXbox (Nov 11, 2008)
The concept of Mirror’s Edge is appealing, but, unfortunately, the execution just wasn’t there for me. I’ll end this review just as I ended the one I wrote for Assassin’s Creed (though with the names changed for obvious reasons): I’m optimistic for Mirror’s Edge 2, though I really wanted to be satisfied by Mirror’s Edge 1.
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Xbox 360Games Finder (Jan 27, 2013)
To assist players with determining the combination of moves they will need a Runner Vision system will highlight particular environment objects when Faith gets close, as the game goes on though this is reduced to just end level locations. For further help players can use Reaction Time which gives a few seconds of time slow down to plan your next jump without sacrificing your built up momentum. Ultimately your goal in each campaign level is to find the best route from point A to B.
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PlayStation 3Good Game (Nov 10, 2008)
This one doesn't seem to be black or white, good or bad, it's very much down to personal taste. I see it as a successful experiment, I wish they'd taken it further, but I'm glad I experienced it. 7.5/10
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PlayStation 3JustPressPlay (Jan 29, 2009)
While not setting the world on fire with its innovative take on the first person and platforming genres. It still manages to be an entertaining game. Once you manage to string a series of complicated maneuvers and almost never stop until you get to your objective, you start to realize what DICE was thinking when they made Mirror’s Edge. Then once you get stuck for a couple of minutes or get gunned down Robocop style you start to wonder what DICE was thinking when they made Mirror’s Edge. While this might be this year’s Assassin’s Creed, I can at least say that I like it more than Assassin’s Creed, because unlike that game Mirror’s Edge didn’t make me take a three hour nap after playing it.
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WindowsGaming Age (Jan 30, 2009)
At $10 cheaper than the consoles versions, with the capability to look better and employ some nifty physics with a recent gaming PC, it's hard not to recommend this port. It's a judgement call though. We are talking about PC gaming and all the heartache and bliss it brings at the same time. I did have to fiddle with patches, drivers, and tweaking the nVidia control panel. A lesser machine may also not give you visuals as good as out of the box 720p on the 360 or PS3.
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WindowsGame Shark (Jan 21, 2009)
Ultimately this makes Mirror's Edge a tricky bargain for PC gamers. The bright side is that it doesn't seem to suffer from the same over-the-top DRM that EA's games have historically included, and is even available on Steam if that floats your boat (which for most, it does). You'll get a pretty solid singleplayer experience for your money, as well as the chance to experience that crazy "parkour" fad with the normal bone-breaking falls you would endure - but don't expect much beyond that.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com (Jan 20, 2009)
Vendu 20 euros moins cher que sur console, porté avec classe sur PC et ajoutant quelques effets physiques supplémentaires, la version PC de Mirror’s Edge est une réussite en tout point. Alors bien sûr le jeu de DICE contient les mêmes défauts et qualités que sur consoles et ne plaira certainement pas à tout le monde. A conseiller à ceux qui veulent un FPS atypique bourré de charme.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru) (Jan 14, 2009)
Жаль, ибо эта концепция рождена для открытой «песочницы» с морем разнообразных заданий и сумасшедших (но не скриптовых!) погонь. Выполняя поручения, мы бы окунулись в напряженные будни «бегущих», поближе узнали героев и негодяев, сильнее ощутили атмосферу многомиллионного города. Порой кажется, что Mirror's Edge — восьмичасовая реклама другого, более продуманного проекта. У нее есть почти все слагаемые хита: броская, нетипичная для Unreal Engine 3, графика, отличная песня Лайзы Мисковски (Lisa Miskovsky) в титрах, изящные трюки, брызги разбитого стекла и ткань, красиво разрываемая в клочья свинцовым дождем. Нет только твердой земли под ногами.
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PlayStation 3Game Shark (Nov 13, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge is not the fully-fledged Parkour game that I was hoping for, and it stumbles over and over in its attempts to be a shooter. It can be needlessly frustrating and begrudgingly repetitive, but equally and truly awe-inspiring. If you can trudge through the story, the Time Trials provide one of the most intense and liberating platforming experiences to date, and ironically, it just might inspire you to turn off the TV and get outside.
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PlayStation 3Gaming Age (Nov 21, 2008)
Mirror's Edge does a wonderful job of doing exactly what it sets out to do, and while it may not do it all perfectly, it does do enough well enough for you to forgive the game's flaws. Of course the only flaw you can't over look is the game's length which will make you think about if it is a purchase for you or not. The bottom line is that Faith and the gang will give you a “run” for your money....
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Xbox 360Gaming Age (Nov 21, 2008)
Mirror's Edge does a wonderful job of doing exactly what it sets out to do, and while it may not do it all perfectly, it does do enough well enough for you to forgive the game's flaws. Of course the only flaw you can't over look is the game's length which will make you think about if it is a purchase for you or not. The bottom line is that Faith and the gang will give you a “run” for your money....
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Xbox 360Game Shark (Nov 13, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge is not the fully-fledged Parkour game that I was hoping for, and it stumbles over and over in its attempts to be a shooter. It can be needlessly frustrating and begrudgingly repetitive, but equally and truly awe-inspiring. If you can trudge through the story, the Time Trials provide one of the most intense and liberating platforming experiences to date, and ironically, it just might inspire you to turn off the TV and get outside.
74
PlayStation 3IGN (Nov 11, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge is a classic example of some awesome ideas that just didn’t pan out the way that was originally intended. The list of moves could be more expansive -- maybe by adding a fourth button to the mix -- and the world feels entirely too constricting for what could be a huge open city. Couple those gripes with some unappealing combat and a sometimes buggy design and Mirror’s Edge falls short of my expectations. The ideas are there for a very cool experience, and I truly hope that a sequel is spawned, but this first attempt falls just a bit short.
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WindowsGeeks Under Grace (May 20, 2015)
Throttling first-person experience through a metropolitan playground. Suffer as it may in some areas, this game delivers a pleasantly exciting and memorable world for you to run, jump, and fly through in only the way parkour makes available.
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Xbox 360IGN (Nov 11, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge is a classic example of some awesome ideas that just didn’t pan out the way that was originally intended. The list of moves could be more expansive -- maybe by adding a fourth button to the mix -- and the world feels entirely too constricting for what could be a huge open city. Couple those gripes with some unappealing combat and a sometimes buggy design and Mirror’s Edge falls short of my expectations. The ideas are there for a very cool experience, and I truly hope that a sequel is spawned, but this first attempt falls just a bit short.
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Xbox 360The Review Busters (2008)
When it comes down to it you have to ask yourself one major question. Is it worth paying full price for a game that takes a few hours to beat? Mirror’s Edge is an original game and I know it is great to play something different. I would say to wait for a price drop on this game, paying full price seems unfair.
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WindowsCheat Happens (Jan 20, 2009)
At its best, Mirror’s Edge is a thrilling and unique mix of motion and speed. At its worst – it’s a mixed up and confused attempt at redefining a genre. If you can stomach the frustration that’s bound to ensue, Mirror’s Edge is worth a look, if just for its unique feel.
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Xbox 360Factornews (Nov 30, 2008)
Mirror's Edge a beaucoup de qualités : une technique irréprochable au service d'un design du feu de Dieu, et surtout un concept original comme on en voit trop peu. Les phases de plates-formes grisantes laissent malheureusement trop souvent la place à des phases de shoot molles si on fonce dans le tas, pénibles si on tente de les éviter. La fin de l'aventure arrive également un peu vite. Malgré ces quelques défauts, qui cassent par moment complètement le trip, Mirror's Edge reste une sympathique curiosité, qui devrait satisfaire les joueurs à la recherche d'un peu d'originalité.
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WindowsDeaf Gamers (Feb 10, 2009)
Personally, I think Digital Illusions deserve applause for daring to create a game that's so different. Praise is also due for a quality PC version and not a sloppy port that we often see when games are multi-format titles. Whilst the game has support for a gamepad, it also has a fairly solid keyboard and mouse control system. There's quite a lot in Mirror's Edge that works well and it offers experiences that are completely original. However, the game has some flaws and certain aspects of the game do harm the experience. That said, there's enough here to suggest Digital Illusions are on to something very special and I for one would like to see more games in the series (which is certainly possible given how the game finishes) and most of the problems addressed. As it stands, Mirror's Edge is a game not everyone will appreciate but one that all should experience.
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WindowsGame Over Online (Jan 27, 2009)
I must admit that much of ME was enjoyable (those parts that weren’t frustrating or nauseating), but there’s just not much of a game here. It’s short and uneven. I’m going back to Fallout 3, where I’m just about to finish my first run through it and plan to start again almost immediately. My hope for ME is that someone is going to pick up the concept and the engine and make a great game with it. ME is not that game.
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Xbox 360Binary Joy (Dec 15, 2008)
Mirrors Edge is a mixed bag. The freedom is hugely enjoyable but the combat gets in the way. I think it would have been better if stealth and athletics could have been used to get past the enemy - let me throw away the gun entirely! I still look forward to the sequel but I will be approaching it with a little more caution next time.
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PlayStation 3Binary Joy (Dec 15, 2008)
Mirrors Edge is a mixed bag. The freedom is hugely enjoyable but the combat gets in the way. I think it would have been better if stealth and athletics could have been used to get past the enemy - let me throw away the gun entirely! I still look forward to the sequel but I will be approaching it with a little more caution next time.
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WindowsGameSpy (Jan 14, 2009)
Mirror's Edge isn't a terrible PC port by any means, but has some unique technical issues that put it a step below the console versions. Even if we're less than delighted with its action-halting combat, it's still a bold (if not strict) experiment for DICE. Thankfully, after you've beaten the game, the time trials and speed runs reward you for avoiding violent confrontation and emphasize the exhilarating rush of zipping through each gorgeous stage. It's not without its problems, but when Mirror's Edge leaps, it soars.
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WindowsGameSpot (Jan 13, 2009)
Mirror's Edge is many things: invigorating, infuriating, fulfilling, and confusing. It isn't for everybody, and it stumbles often for a game that holds velocity in such high esteem. But even with all of its foibles and frustrations, it makes some impressive leaps; it just doesn't nail the landing.
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PlayStation 3DarkZero (Nov 26, 2008)
It’s safe to say that despite its short (and irritating) story mode, repetitive gameplay and terrible indoor sections, Mirror’s Edge is a real kick up the collective arse for the first person genre. It is immersive in all the ways a first person shooter should be without constantly going through the horrible clichés that arise with your bog standard FPS. After a few minutes you will get “the flow” the tutorial mentions. You will understand how free runners look at the world. These are the things Mirror’s Edge does right and in this reviewer’s opinion it makes up for the lack of “meat”. A bit more time in the oven and this could have been something truly amazing; instead it’s good. Not great, just good, which is a crying shame for fans expecting more, but a bold-faced statement to the development community that there are people out there not content with Halo.
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Xbox 360DarkZero (Nov 26, 2008)
It’s safe to say that despite its short (and irritating) story mode, repetitive gameplay and terrible indoor sections, Mirror’s Edge is a real kick up the collective arse for the first person genre. It is immersive in all the ways a first person shooter should be without constantly going through the horrible clichés that arise with your bog standard FPS. After a few minutes you will get “the flow” the tutorial mentions. You will understand how free runners look at the world. These are the things Mirror’s Edge does right and in this reviewer’s opinion it makes up for the lack of “meat”. A bit more time in the oven and this could have been something truly amazing; instead it’s good. Not great, just good, which is a crying shame for fans expecting more, but a bold-faced statement to the development community that there are people out there not content with Halo.
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PlayStation 3Worth Playing (Nov 17, 2008)
Mirror's Edge is a shining example of when a game concept idea doesn't live up to its idea. The movement controls are solid and the graphics top-notch, but everything else just doesn't work. The level design begins excellent and grows progressively worse. The combat is awkward and tedious, and even as the levels grow less fun, the game throws more and more combat at you, as if hoping to distract you. To top it off, the title is remarkably short and the plot deeply unsatisfying. Mirror's Edge is a game brimming with potential that realizes little of it, and one can only hope that D.I.C.E. provides more polish for their all-but-inevitable sequel, but for this game, a rental should suffice.
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PlayStation 3GameDaily (Nov 13, 2008)
Dodging bullets and narrowly escaping capture (as well as an addictive Time Trial mode) make Mirror's Edge worth playing if you have the patience to survive its concrete jungle. Yet Faith's limited punches and kicks result in tedious combat, linear routes make the city surprisingly small and accidental deaths force you to restart numerous times. Just make sure you look before you, well, you know.
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PlayStation 3TotalVideoGames (TVG) (Nov 13, 2008)
With an invigorating concept, stylish visuals, and sublime controls, Mirror's Edge is the type of game that you desperately want to appreciate. However attempting such a creative idea comes with risks, which DICE haven't managed to avoid entirely. Frustrating issues related to the game's design prevent Mirror's Edge from fully realising the concept that it initially portrays, and you're constantly left feeling that it just required 'something' else to it.
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Xbox 360UltraNinjas (Nov 17, 2008)
Mirror's Edge is a solid concept that has offered up something as large as the Free Running franchise with a refreshing perspective. It's certainly worth playing, but prepare to get frustrated at times.
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Xbox 360Worth Playing (Nov 17, 2008)
Mirror's Edge is a shining example of when a game concept idea doesn't live up to its idea. The movement controls are solid and the graphics top-notch, but everything else just doesn't work. The level design begins excellent and grows progressively worse. The combat is awkward and tedious, and even as the levels grow less fun, the game throws more and more combat at you, as if hoping to distract you. To top it off, the title is remarkably short and the plot deeply unsatisfying. Mirror's Edge is a game brimming with potential that realizes little of it, and one can only hope that D.I.C.E. provides more polish for their all-but-inevitable sequel, but for this game, a rental should suffice.
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Xbox 360Da Gameboyz (Nov, 2008)
Mirror’s Edge for the Xbox 360 is an enjoyable game and has several heart pounding moments scattered throughout its’ nine levels. The visuals are slick and the sound is equally stunning. However the absence of a co-operative mode, a short single player campaign, an awkward control scheme, and the combat system that suffers; all of this makes it hard for me to recommend spending top dollar for Mirror’s Edge.
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Xbox 360Official Xbox Magazine (UK) (Nov 12, 2008)
Despite its flaws, this is a game that you absolutely should play, because you won't have played anything like it before and it's touched with genuine brilliance. It also has a much longer lifespan than its ten-hour running time would suggest, because like Hitman it leaves you with the nagging desire to go back and get it perfect this time round. But there are some irritatingly old-fashioned problems under the gloss, which we really hope the inevitable sequels will address.
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Xbox 360TotalVideoGames (TVG) (Nov 13, 2008)
With an invigorating concept, stylish visuals, and sublime controls, Mirror's Edge is the type of game that you desperately want to appreciate. However attempting such a creative idea comes with risks, which DICE haven't managed to avoid entirely. Frustrating issues related to the game's design prevent Mirror's Edge from fully realising the concept that it initially portrays, and you're constantly left feeling that it just required 'something' else to it.
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Xbox 360GameDaily (Nov 13, 2008)
Dodging bullets and narrowly escaping capture (as well as an addictive Time Trial mode) make Mirror's Edge worth playing if you have the patience to survive its concrete jungle. Yet Faith's limited punches and kicks result in tedious combat, linear routes make the city surprisingly small and accidental deaths force you to restart numerous times. Just make sure you look before you, well, you know.
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Xbox 360GameSpot (Nov 11, 2008)
Mirror's Edge is many things: invigorating, infuriating, fulfilling, and confusing. It isn't for everybody, and it stumbles often for a game that holds velocity in such high esteem. But even with all its foibles and frustrations, it makes some impressive leaps; it just doesn't nail the landing.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot (Nov 11, 2008)
Mirror's Edge is many things: invigorating, infuriating, fulfilling, and confusing. It isn't for everybody, and it stumbles often for a game that holds velocity in such high esteem. But even with all its foibles and frustrations, it makes some impressive leaps; it just doesn't nail the landing.
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WindowsJolt (UK) (Jan 23, 2009)
Mirror's Edge is an impressive feat as a realistic first-person simulation of parkour across the towering roof-tops of a dystopian future. Unfortunately it's also fairly dull and frequently doesn't do enough to motivate the player to continue, this is not a game I was thinking about when I wasn't playing it. Sometimes it has its moments, when everything just seems to flow so well, and aesthetically Mirror's Edge can look and feel great. But aside from whatever competitiveness one might get from the time-trials, there really isn't anything compelling, or even that challenging, about the gameplay. DICE's opus, then, is far from being a great game - but somehow it deserves notoriety for its uniqueness and the sensations it captures so well.
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WindowsPlay.tm (Jan 23, 2009)
Mirror's Edge is an impressive feat as a realistic first-person simulation of parkour across the towering roof-tops of a dystopian future. Unfortunately it's also fairly dull and frequently doesn't do enough to motivate the player to continue, this is not a game I was thinking about when I wasn't playing it. Sometimes it has its moments, when everything just seems to flow so well, and aesthetically Mirror's Edge can look and feel great. But aside from whatever competitiveness one might get from the time-trials, there really isn't anything compelling, or even that challenging, about the gameplay. DICE's opus, then, is far from being a great game - but somehow it deserves notoriety for its uniqueness and the sensations it captures so well.
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PlayStation 3Gamer.co.il (Nov 27, 2008)

אם בא לכם להתרשם מחוויה ויזואלית ואמנותית יוצאת דופן, לא תכעסו על עצמכם יותר מידי אם תיקחו את מירורס אדג' לסיבוב קצר מספריית המשחקים הקרובה לביתכם. קנייה, לעומת זאת, לא באה בחשבון. אין שום סיבה שתשלמו מחיר מלא על משחק שיעצבן אתכם במשך כמה שעות, ולא יציע לכם שום דבר אחר כך. אולי ביום מן הימים מישהו יצליח לפתח משחק שיהיה כל כך יפה, כל כך מסקרן – וגם מהנה באמת. אבל עדיין לא.

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PlayStation 3Play.tm (Nov 23, 2008)
Clunky physical combat, lifelessly linear level design, horridly ill-fitting segue animations, a bland narrative, shallow characters, and an unforgiving first-person viewpoint all conspire to shatter the game's wafer thin novelty value, which all-too quickly reveals Mirror's Edge to be a fabulously innovative concept mired by the old 'all style and no substance' adage.
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PlayStation 3Good Game (Nov 10, 2008)
Yeah I think DICE and EA should be applauded for such a unique experience. I enjoyed the political message, and I think trying to get the fastest time in time trial mode will be pretty cool. 6.5/10
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PlayStation 3Giant Bomb (Nov 12, 2008)
Consisting of just nine chapters, most of them running well under an hour your first time through, Mirror's Edge is a fleeting experience, though you can play through time trials or speed runs separate from the story. The highs in Mirror's Edge are undeniable, and Digital Illusions deserves credit for some of the bold choices it makes here, but the first-person perspective that helps make it so singular is also its biggest liability. Momentum is the biggest strength of Mirror's Edge, and it's unfortunate that it trips over itself so often.
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Xbox 360Gaming since 198x (Jan 04, 2010)
Mirror's Edge est donc un titre agréable pour peu que l'on ne souffre pas trop du mal de mer en parcourant les toits de sa vertigineuse cité. Il est en outre trouvable un peu partout à petit prix, il serait donc dommage, malgré ses quelques défauts, de refuser les quelques heures de plaisir qu'il a à offrir.
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PlayStation 3Gaming since 198x (Jan 04, 2010)
Mirror's Edge est donc un titre agréable pour peu que l'on ne souffre pas trop du mal de mer en parcourant les toits de sa vertigineuse cité. Il est en outre trouvable un peu partout à petit prix, il serait donc dommage, malgré ses quelques défauts, de refuser les quelques heures de plaisir qu'il a à offrir.
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WindowsGaming since 198x (Jan 04, 2010)
Mirror's Edge est donc un titre agréable pour peu que l'on ne souffre pas trop du mal de mer en parcourant les toits de sa vertigineuse cité. Il est en outre trouvable un peu partout à petit prix, il serait donc dommage, malgré ses quelques défauts, de refuser les quelques heures de plaisir qu'il a à offrir.
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Xbox 360Gamestyle (Dec 06, 2008)
The perfect word that can really sum up Mirror’s Edge is unfortunately, disappointment. It showed so much promise and it’s a type of game that hopefully EA won’t sum up as a failed experiment and move on. Due to the bad sales figures it may just end up that way, as the title is already being discounted at retail.
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Xbox 360UOL Jogos (Nov 20, 2008)
Na intenção de mudar de ares, a DICE e a Electronic Arts resolveram apostar no fenômeno do Parkour para criar "Mirror's Edge", um jogo de exploração bastante ágil e com controles bastante simples. No geral se apresenta como uma aventura inovadora e divertida, mas que sofre com as limitações do design e com um sistema de combate ineficaz. Com certeza ganharia mais pontos caso contasse com um modo principal mais prolongado ou novos modos de jogo para aumentar sua vida útil, mas da forma em que está, parece um produto inacabado.
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PlayStation 3UOL Jogos (Nov 20, 2008)
Na intenção de mudar de ares, a DICE e a Electronic Arts resolveram apostar no fenômeno do Parkour para criar "Mirror's Edge", um jogo de exploração bastante ágil e com controles bastante simples. No geral se apresenta como uma aventura inovadora e divertida, mas que sofre com as limitações do design e com um sistema de combate ineficaz. Com certeza ganharia mais pontos caso contasse com um modo principal mais prolongado ou novos modos de jogo para aumentar sua vida útil, mas da forma em que está, parece um produto inacabado.
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WindowsGamekult (Jan 15, 2009)
Impossible de ne pas s'incliner devant l'originalité et l'esthétique splendide de Mirror's Edge, un pari aussi audacieux que vertigineux. Digital Illusions réussit même l'exploit de marier le genre de la plate-forme et du FPS sans perdre en souplesse ni en précision, le jeu se révélant très intuitif dès les premiers instants. Le concept ne tient malheureusement pas la distance, la faute à des environnements bien trop répétitifs, un rythme souvent haché et une progression par l'échec frustrante, qui va à l'encontre du sentiment de liberté promis au départ. Les bases sont néanmoins posées pour une éventuelle suite.
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PlayStation 3HonestGamers (Nov 15, 2008)
Ultimately, Mirror's Edge left me with a somewhat sour taste in my mouth. I can't write it off as a bad game. It's too innovative and does too many things right that some of the best games lack. And yet it is filled with amateur marks at every turn that keeps the player from really falling in love with it, and keeps me from feeling comfortable recommending it. It really is worth being in my collection, because it is a very unique game, but I'll never be able to play it without feeling like something's missing. Of course, as a final irony, the t-shirt that came with the pre-order is one of the best t-shirts I've ever had the privilege of wearing.
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PlayStation 3Gamekult (Nov 13, 2008)
Impossible de ne pas s'incliner devant l'originalité et l'esthétique splendide de Mirror's Edge, un pari aussi audacieux que vertigineux. Digital Illusions réussit même l'exploit de marier le genre de la plate-forme et du FPS sans perdre en souplesse ni en précision, le jeu se révélant très intuitif dès les premiers instants. Le concept ne tient malheureusement pas la distance, la faute à des environnements bien trop répétitifs, un rythme souvent haché et une progression par l'échec frustrante, qui va à l'encontre du sentiment de liberté promis au départ. Les bases sont néanmoins posées pour une éventuelle suite.
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Xbox 360Gamekult (Nov 13, 2008)
Impossible de ne pas s'incliner devant l'originalité et l'esthétique splendide de Mirror's Edge, un pari aussi audacieux que vertigineux. Digital Illusions réussit même l'exploit de marier le genre de la plate-forme et du FPS sans perdre en souplesse ni en précision, le jeu se révélant très intuitif dès les premiers instants. Le concept ne tient malheureusement pas la distance, la faute à des environnements bien trop répétitifs, un rythme souvent haché et une progression par l'échec frustrante, qui va à l'encontre du sentiment de liberté promis au départ. Les bases sont néanmoins posées pour une éventuelle suite.
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Xbox 360Giant Bomb (Nov 12, 2008)
Consisting of just nine chapters, most of them running well under an hour your first time through, Mirror's Edge is a fleeting experience, though you can play through time trials or speed runs separate from the story. The highs in Mirror's Edge are undeniable, and Digital Illusions deserves credit for some of the bold choices it makes here, but the first-person perspective that helps make it so singular is also its biggest liability. Momentum is the biggest strength of Mirror's Edge, and it's unfortunate that it trips over itself so often.
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Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games (Nov 17, 2008)
But for every bit as brilliant Mirror’s Edge is, it’s also equally as frustrating. For every time you exclaim in joyful accomplishment by nailing a series of jumps and lifts, you’ll lament missing a ledge by the width of a fingernail for what feels like the hundredth time, just as much. It’s a game that comes agonisingly close to reaching true greatness, but miss-times its final step by just an inch. Nonetheless, it shouldn’t deter you from at least giving this a chance; and for the fleeting moments spent with Mirror’s Edge, it delivers a sometimes thrilling single player experience and its high points just about make the painful landings worthwhile.
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Xbox 360411mania.com (Jan 09, 2009)
Good graphics does not a good game make. I’m sure that’s how Yoda would’ve put it. I’m also sure even Yoda would agree with me on having that having a life bar, ammo count, auto lock on and some in game third person cutaways for the high anxiety moments would’ve improved the gaming experience.
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PlayStation 3Thunderbolt Games (Nov 18, 2008)
In the end, I can only recommend renting Mirror’s Edge to see if it’s worth the price. It has some great moments in gaming, but most of the time there is only frustration awaiting you at every turn. While it could have been a great start for a new franchise, DICE should have made the game more friendly and open. There’s no reason a linear game should be so vague as to where the player needs to go to proceed, especially when there’s only one general direction you need to follow. I would love to see a sequel that fixes many of the problems of this entry, as it could be one of the better series on a current-gen platform with a lot of retooling.
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Xbox 360Game Arena (Nov 20, 2008)
There's not a lot to redeem Mirror's Edge beyond its immersive atmosphere. The clipping is probably the worst thing about the game - it's simply inexcusable to have a game rely on something so much only to have it not work when it should. The game gets full marks for trying something new, but trying and failing is still failing. Mirror's Edge embodies a "Form over Function" design philosophy which doesn't really work for video games. With an extra six months and a storyline to speak of Mirror's Edge would have been a classic.
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PlayStation 3Game Revolution (Nov 14, 2008)
Mirror's Edge is the kind of game that you can see in the curriculum of some design school for its outside-of-the-box approach and polished style. But playing it is a different story. If you do feel the need to punish yourself, spend your money on a dominatrix instead of Mirror’s Edge.
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Xbox 360Game Revolution (Nov 14, 2008)
Mirror's Edge is the kind of game that you can see in the curriculum of some design school for its outside-of-the-box approach and polished style. But playing it is a different story. If you do feel the need to punish yourself, spend your money on a dominatrix instead of Mirror’s Edge.
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Xbox 360Immoral Gamers (Nov 19, 2009)
The game is short. It’s really, really, really short. Five hours short. If we remove the death sites scattered throughout the game you could effectively beat it in three hours. Yes, that’s two hours spent falling to your death and reloading checkpoints. Mirror’s Edge doesn’t turn out a terribly exciting experience since you’ll be sprinting and jumping through the same bland-looking areas with the wide array of free-running techniques you have at your disposal, which amount to slightly more than a half dozen.
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PlayStation 3The Video Game Critic (May 31, 2009)
Mirror's Edge does have its moments of adrenaline rush, and it's amazing how fast you can navigate areas you've already been through. But this is one of those rare well-executed but ill-conceived titles. As the old adage says, good intentions pave the way to hell.
 
WindowsQUICK-SAVE.de (Jul 24, 2017)
Insgesamt bietet das Spiel dank dem Bewegungs- und Kampfmodell eine nette Abwechslung zu einem klassischen Shooter oder einem Adventure, das durch eine stimmige Atmosphäre gestützt wird. Über die nicht immer gut anzuschauenden Texturen kann man dank der Soundkulisse aber zweifelsohne hinwegsehen. Die Geschichte ist ein wenig klischeehaft, aber in sich schlüssig und nachvollziehbar, wenngleich sie mit etwa sechs bis acht Stunden Dauer ziemlich kurz ist. Auch dem Wiederspielwert ist sie nicht zuträglich, der aber ohnehin nur dann gegeben ist, wenn man neue Wege ausprobieren möchte. Letztlich bekommt man ein solides Spiel, an dem man sich als Freund dystopischer Geschichten ein oder zwei Abende erfreuen kann.