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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 439 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Have Run...Will Travel!

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    Wals
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    There are a number of missions to complete and the game will not allow you to free roam too much while on a mission but you can explore the vast and beautiful city of Glass between missions to acquire more hidden items and complete tasks for those of need for a runner. The controls are very similar to "Dying Light" and do take a bit of practice but become second nature when running, jumping, wall-running, using a zip line, sliding, etc. The fighting is limited to 2 variations of punches and kicks in combination with the wall jumping and running to enhance their effectiveness. The fighting component is the weakest part of the game but isn't too bad since running away is better than tangling with armed adversaries unless required to complete the mission. The combat, movements and gear can be upgraded as you progress throughout the game and are purchased after getting points for completing missions and locating hidden items. This game is an acquired taste but can be very addictive once you catch on to the controls and premise of the game. You can also compete with other runners online in different time trials. The city is huge and fairly active with planes, monorail trains and vehicles in the streets below. There are not that many citizens in the city which was intended so as not to get in the way of your running. The security force that is pursuing you is very aggressive and they are armed. This is one of the few games that does not have the player using weapons. The language in the game is mild compared to many games today. I summary, I find myself playing this game for a couple of hours at a time just to explore the city and take in the sights. Hopefully, there will be a sequel to this sleeper hit. Have Fun!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gameplay with an unneccesary open world

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    Matt003
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    As a disclaimer, I was huge fan of the original Mirror's Edge from the Xbox 360/PS3 generation, so I'm a bit biased, I'm sure. ME: Catalyst is a reboot of the series and tells the story of Faith, a Runner. The Runners essentially engage in espionage against the evil conglomerates, which are all-powerful multi-national corporations. As Faith, momentum is the name of the game. You'll run, jump, dive, roll, swing, slide, and climb throughout the city to complete goals and avoid security. You'll also combine that movement with hand to hand martial arts to take down enemies. The major change from the original is the inclusion of an open world. You can find characters, story missions, side missions, races, and hidden collectables throughout the world. I, frankly, could take or leave the open world. I don't think it adds much, as the story missions and side missions are by far the most interesting and well-designed parts of the game for me. I started playing every diversion, but got bored less than halfway through the game, and then focused purely on the extremely fun story missions. So I don't hate the open world. I could just take it or leave it. Otherwise, I very much enjoyed playing a first person game that doesn't involve shooting guns for a change and focused instead on platforming and momentum-focused hand-to-hand combat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun but sometimes a pain in the glass.

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    SGress
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    If you never played the first one you can still play this without being lost as it more or less catches the player up with flashbacks as the game progresses. Without giving details basically the hero character is a young woman named Faith who is a "runner" in a city called Glass that does different missions against the Conglomerate and KrugerSEC. It is a first person viewpoint but differs from other fp in that you can actually see her legs/feet which helps it feel like you're actually in the game. The pain of this game is the fact that the city as you've probably guessed is constructed from a lot of glass and when a big part of the game is quick and precise movement not being able to tell if there is a wall or doorway can be a real problem. Add to that the almost useless guidance system in a massive city that doesn't have enough distinctive features from building to building and it can sometimes get rather frustrating. That said it is worth playing and I would give it another half star if it were possible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad/Not great

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    Boof
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    I have put in around 6 hours into Mirror's Edge Catalyst so far and am enjoying it to a point. Combat can be very frustrating at times when you are required to engage to clear an area. I still don't feel the connection to the characters but Faith has grown on me. The city, while it is a bit straight lined, is very pretty. The team did a great job giving that feeling of height and being alone at the top of a city. I hate heights and one part so far required the climbing of the tallest building in the city which made my hands sweat and I had to walk away for a min. Hard to explain but they made it feel real. There is a lot to do in the city and even when you fail a run it doesn't take long for it to reload and try again. Yes, the controls are still frustrating at times but fairly easy. Will hopefully be finishing it soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great potential

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    Eric
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    This game looks great and has a style of gameplay that is worthy of better game design. I played through the entire campaign and had several breath-taking moments but also found myself frustrated by the hand-holding of the default runner-vision (I recommend turning this off) and the poor handling of wayfinding that had once made the first game so strong. The combat had no appeal or hook to me and felt as if I was breaking the game to win the fights. If you loved the first one I recommend playing through this one if you can get a good price for nostalgia-sake but be prepared to have issue with the direction EA went on this one. Still looks beautiful though and provides a unique futuristic parkour first person experience that cannot be found anywhere else!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Run, jump, have fun, repeat

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    Matt
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    A refreshing take on open world traversal, where simply getting from point A to point B is half of the fun. The story is nothing special, the leveling system and skill tree is unnecessary, and you'll occasionally feel like throwing your controller at the wall when a goofy level design choice results in you falling to your death three times in a row. But these drawbacks are easily outweighed by the simple joy of running, jumping, sliding, vaulting, and in some cases literally flying, from rooftop to rooftop - especially once you delve into the timed challenges, where the world design really shines. Additional kudos for including some meaningful side quests (though not enough of them).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A step up from its predecessor

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    Pirio
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    Overall this game is definitely a step up from the first Mirror's Edge game. I enjoyed the first game but felt some of the combat sequences felt a bit out of place for the setting (i.e. the gunplay). Luckily, they removed that aspect from this game. Also, I didn't care much for the story in the first game. While this game won't be winning any awards for its story it was a lot more enjoyable this time around. I cared more about what was actually going on in the world and the characters. I had fun with this game and am glad I decided to try it out. I would recommend the game at the right price.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A step up from the first

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    Hecz
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    DICE has improved this series with ME Catalyst. Before I start off let me just say that and don't take it to heart because I think it's just me but the character runs a little bit slower whereas in the first Mirror's Edge, she runs faster. As I said earlier, this game is a bigger improvement from the first, the parkour/free running continues to be thrilling as always and there's no gun combat as in you get to pick up a gun and shoot, no, only the enemies shoot, some specific ones not all. If you want something that moves away from FPS, pick this game up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Game that Keeps the Spirit of Original

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    PolygonBronson
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    While many have shunned this game for not being as good as the first Mirror's Edge, this is a solid game. They did a good job keeping with the original feeling but expanding the world and missions. I'm not a huge fan of the racing missions since the 3 star ratings are very frustrating to get, but these are not required (except to get the platinum) and add some degree of replayability. These are also good for those that like to be competitive (which I am not with a game like this). But overall this is a great game with an engaging story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent game

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    BebeDadda
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    This is a pretty good game but nothing spectacular. The story is predictable and by the numbers. The characters are mostly one dimensional. But its good enough to keep your interest while free running through the open world environments which is where this game is at its best. Controls are solid and do a good job of conveying momentum while giving the player maximum control over all movements. Graphics are nice but not spectacular. About what you would expect for a PS4 game but the visuals are not pushing any boundaries here.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better gameplay, not as much story

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    oserus99
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    They really did go through and fix all of our complaints from the first Mirror's Edge for the gameplay. It is now much less one path to go from a to b. You have freedom (almost to much freedom) to go where ever. Sometimes it can be confusing figuring out where to go, but that's worth it and even more realistic as you quickly scan everywhere in sight to find a workable path. The story is just not as inspiring as the first one. It just is kind of there. Still the game is worth picking up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent reboot!

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    Remyk95
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    An amazing parkour experience. Mirrors edge: catalyst captures the feeling that platforming needs. Whereas in the Assassins creed series, the platforming feels robotic and drab, this game makes it feel smooth natural and it feels like that. The visuals are gorgeous as well. The reason I'd give it 4 stars is because it's lacking in content. Side note: the companion app is awful. Dont bother wasting your time. I put side not, because this is for the companion app and does not affect the rating of the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just can’t get enough

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    Dennis
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    I was a little hesitant about this game at first but I am overly excited that I went ahead and bought it. Jam packed with tons of action, it’s not your typical “I cleared that game in 1 day and will never play it again” type of game. I haven’t stopped playing since I received it. The kids sit by the tv anxiously waiting to get a turn. It does have a teen rating, but every kid in my house has played it with no problems. Very happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    As fun as the original but short campaign

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    Anonymous
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    Mirror's Edge Catalyst overall is a fun game that I'd recommend playing if you enjoyed the original. The environments are gorgeous however the gameplay is the same as the original and works best when you're running and jumping around but really falls flat with a dated combat system that interrupts the flow of the game more than it should. The story is good however the overall campaign is really short at about 8-10 hours and that's with me completing most of the side quests.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just hasn't caught my intrigue

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    Pfoto
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    As the title says, I just haven't been caught up in this game as of yet. Though that probably stems from the fact that this game is outside of my gaming zone. The controls of the game are not too difficult, but parts of the game I am retrying runs just to make it to the next area. So far, the story isn't very captivating though this may change in the future. If you are into time limits to finish side quests, this is a game for you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good running, but not much else

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    magnum20x6
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    While the main storyline and side content are not especially engaging, and the controls at times seem to lack the precision some maneuvers call for, there really aren't many other games like this. It provides a great sense of speed and freedom as you learn to pick out and parkour across the optimal paths through the environment. Players interested in the time trials and leaderboards will get more enjoyment than those who aren't.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent Ride

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    Jimmy
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    This is a pretty good game. Graphics are good. Nice art style and aesthetic to this dystopian future were corporations rule the world through information. Only a small group of rebels known as runners appose the corporate strangle hold on freedom of information. The story does not break any new ground in story telling but is more than serviceable. The free running mechanics feel great and combined with the games visuals form Mirror's Edge Catalyst's biggest strengths.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game

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    Salsal
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    I was a big fan of the first game and have been waiting patiently for the sequel. 8 years later it's finally here and it was worth the wait. The graphics are great and the movement is very fluid once you get the hang of it. The open world design and the 100s of collectibles to find make for great fun exploring the areas. If you don't easily get motion sickness, I highly recommend this game. There is no other game like it and it is tons of fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre at best

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    Robertrls
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    I played the first mirrors edge on the pc, and was stunned by the graphics, and the feeling of vertigo. with this release on the ps4, I gotta say, nothing special whatsoever. graphics are mediocre at best. come on this is a ps4, it should be capable of some graphic upgrades. compare this game to other new ps4 game releases, and it's like going back in time. controls of this game are at the same level. dont spend more than 20 on this disaster.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun to play, similar to original; too open world

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    Bill
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    The game is very fun to play, the controls and visuals are the same as the original Mirror's Edge, but the graphics are better since it's a new generation console. No big complaints, but the 'open world' objectives and ability upgrade system may turn some people off to this game if they were fans of the original's more linear approach. No big faults with Catalyst, and it's fun to play, but I would have preferred a more streamlined approach. Worth the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend