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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 285 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid, unique gameplay

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    olanmills
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    I really like this game. Sometimes I don't like open world games because then the individual missions don't seem to be as tightly designed to show you new things as you progress through the game, but I don't find that to be a problem here. I know it's not everybody's favorite, but I actually like hunting around the world looking for the different collectibles. In the course of figuring out how to reach certain areas, you end up learning the space within the city very well, and it's a cool feeling of discovery. If you're not interested in 100%-ing the game, then you don't have to worry about stopping to look for stuff everywhere. However, I like the collectible hunt. It's not just a mundane scan of the environment. You have to examine the structures and figure out how to reach every nook and cranny, and that's where the fun lies. Overall, I think this is a good sequel. Because the mechanics are very similar to the original game (just a few new moves), it doesn't feel as fresh and innovative as the first game did. However, I would still say that there's really only one other game like it, which is the first Mirror's Edge. So this is still a fairly unique game. Some people have criticized the story. Yeah, it's a bit cliched, predictable, and it does take itself quite seriously, but within it's own universe, I still think it was interesting to follow along. If you like the game, there's a lot to do. However, if you're not interested in scouring the map or perfecting runs, you'll get less mileage out of the game. You'll still have a decent campaign though, on par with the length and quality of any good modern single player game these days.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Game If You Like Running!

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    Wals
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    The controls take a little getting used to but become second nature since you will get a lot of practice jumping and running. Some of the moves are tricky but not impossible and there are power-ups to enhance your abilities. The fighting does have a learning curve but the power ups and Mirror's Edge web site does provide helpful hints for defeating the enemy. This is one of the few games available that does not involve the use of weapons for the main character. The game has a real good auto-save feature so you won't have to start all over again from the beginning of a long segment if you fall and don't recover. The game itself is a big improvement over the original and the city is quite large giving you lots to see. There's not a lot of NPC activity but it serves the game adequately. I did wish that there was more to do but overall the game was still fun to play. It's very similar to Dying Light in play mechanics but is not gory and the language is tame by comparison. Hopefully, the next one will be more expansive but this will do for now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does not live up to it's predecessor

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    Heck
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    I was so excited for the release of this game but when I finally played it I felt a bit let down. The graphics are beautiful but look hazy occasionally even during cutscenes The story in the first game was pretty nonexistent but due to the gameplay and feeling of an action thriller it was great, in this one they focus more on story but do it so lazy and choppy. It becomes repetitive and annoying. Their open world style is fun but due to a new skill tree system becomes tedious to navigate. I kept finding myself attempting a 180 turn and grab on ledge and not being able to do it since I had not unlocked it in the story. I get it's a prequel and faith is still growing and acquiring skills but they limited her so much in the early stages of the game that it makes it annoying to continue playing the spirit of the game is still there but it fails to capture the feeling of the previous title. Still fun but has it's drawbacks

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Open world Mirrors Edge = Most Good and Some Bad

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    AkumaX
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    The open world concept has finally come to Mirrors Edge. While it does add more replay value by giving the player the ability to perform numerous side missions part of me feels like a more focuses straight forward story would have been preferred. Still the ability to break off on your own path and just explore is nice as well. The combat still seems to be the most frustrating part of the gameplay. While I suppose it is necessary to add more challenge to the game it sometimes breaks the core gameplay mechanic of free running. It is improved from the first game though. Graphics and sound are top notch as well although some players may get tired of it's limited color pallete. I recommend this game to anybody who liked the first one though or for players who didn't that are looking for a first person experience that involves more than just shooting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall a very enjoyable experience

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    Killthedead23
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    Mirror's Edge is a very fun and enjoyable video game that I'm glad to have picked up. The game's overall combat has been been improved since the first Mirrors Edge came out as you now have more abilities and fighting tactics to use to take out your enemies. The game's central theme in terms of gameplay (like the original game) is based on parkour, but vastly improved and a lot more fluid and fun to play with. Though the gameplay was fun, the story is the game's weak point, at least in my perspective. It's just not super interesting and you could really care less about a lot of the characters you meet as the game progresses. Though as a reboot and a fan of the Mirror's Edge series, I do recommend you give this a try to see if you like it! You never know!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you liked the first, you'll love this one too!

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    Oggy
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    I'll keep this review brief: -The old mechanics are all there and feel much smoother. Although some abilities are behind an unlock system, you unlock them fairly quickly. -Story (so far) has been pretty solid. -Open world setting is done really well. It can be pretty satisfying running along the rooftops to similar and new locations, embracing the vibrant atmosphere. -Side missions are in abundance. These require more skill and finesse (and multiple tries) before nailing down a solid run, which is always satisfying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

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    spxChrome
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    I was a huge fan of the 1st game but they really ruined a good game. They added a combat element which ruins the flow of the game and parkour is all about flow and momentum. Also they added an upgrade system which is nothing more than "the cool thing to do". Most of the upgrade elements should have just come standard. Like rolling out of a big jump. If your looking for a fun version of the 1st game this isn't it. Needless to say it's very disappointing. If you have never played the 1st installment then you may enjoy it to some degree.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Its Mirrors Edge in an open world.

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    v0rt3x
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    I loved the first game very much. I was very excited to play this and it definitely is worth it. The whole game plays in an open world like Assasins Creed or GTA so the best thing is you can run around these huge area's and learn and practice your moves and try to get better times. Then go to the parts where the time trials are and try to get the best time. Graphics are amazing and as is the sound and gameplay. If you were a fan of the first, this game is a must have!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good (but not perfect) next-gen Mirror's Edge

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    shaanep
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    This game is a cult-classic. Beloved from the previous video game system generation, there were high hopes for this update. While it's visually stunning and there's a lot to love in the gameplay, it's not perfect. The open world doesn't work as well as one would like and some of the missions aren't all that great. That being said, it's still a worthy purchase (at a discounted price.) And there's still a bunch to love. Give it a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Parkour!

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    Traveler
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    The original have was a breath of fresh air. I loved the feeling of running on the rooftops of buildings and defying heights. The story was not the best but it was all about the gameplay. This game continues that feeling and the story does fall a little flat but still decent. The art style is similar to the original with some improvements. Highly recommend for lovers of parkour!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First Person Parkour

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    Drewbayeor
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    I would highly recommend this game, but you have to be willing to learn some new techniques that may be different from other games. The game is a first person game that is all about free running across rooftops so if you have issues with motion avoid this. The gameplay is much like the first game, but with a very awesome mechanic of having an open world to explore as you please. The races are fun but very challenging.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great follow up with some improvements

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    cschrek
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    This is a great game and a breath of fresh air from the typical FPS. I loved the first Mirror's Edge, but found the gun play clunky. This removes the guns and switches to a simple fighting mechanic. My only complaint with the game is in regards to its open-worldness. Sometimes it can be a bit frustrating to figure out how to progress the story, but this is a minor annoyance in an otherwise GREAT game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not Even Gonna Lie...

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    Local
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    I bought this because I loved the first one. I loved the first one because I was bored of what I had at the time. It was a different kind of game, added a different play style to the consoles. This game is pretty boring though. Too much 'God Mode' feeling to it. One man army, wrecking crew, tank, yawn fest. Those kind of characters... that's how it will feel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Little Vertigo

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    Settingsoul
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    Mirror is not a perfect game but is a fun one with some issue the open world does lead to more freedom and more tension being the you never know if you make the jump and indoor section feel like a free runner puzzle more then anything while the story I would say is the low point of the it is still very enjoy game that may not be for everyone

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mirrors Edge fan

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    Brad
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    I was a fan of the first game, being drawn into the controls and the style of the environment. Sometimes you have to take a break from the shooters, and this is a good diversion from that. Reminds me a little bit of Portal, trying to figure out how to maneuver through the environment is half the battle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cool Game

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    LEECG
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    I loved the first game in this series. This one has a more free-roaming aspect than the last one did that allows you to choose which challenges you want to take on. The visuals are really great and give you a sense of really being in the main character's shoes while running around on the rooftops of a city.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A decent follow up

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    Thetrunkymonkey
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    I loved the original game. It was under-appreciated and had great heart. This game continues the fun that was started in the first game, but the story is pretty shotty. If you really want this game then get it for the mechanics and free-running, but if you're getting it for the story then you'll be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Run Faith Run

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    venkatx5
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    Mirror's Edge Catalyst a True Next Gen Game. The Interface and Gaming experience are Totally Awesome. It has lot of sub activities like deliver package, find pigeons and challenges created by other gamers. Definitely recommend this game who wants to try Game with Sci-Fi experience. Run Faith Run!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All Around Great Game

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    LittleGamer
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    Mirror's Edge was a very good game and I really thought it couldn't get better. Obviously I lied to myself, not only are the graphics amazing but the new combat mode is AWESOME! It actually allows for you to utilize Faith's parkour skills. Very exciting and hopefully there's more to come from this franchise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Visuals, Decent story, no extra play

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    Unknown
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    I loved the first game. I enjoyed playing this version too. It has amazing visuals and a decent story line. After a while, the game doesn't change and starts to become very boring. I would recommend renting the game since there isn't a lot of worth in repeating the same run over and over again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend