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Video GameMirror's Edge (Series) Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Mirror's Edge and the follow up, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst are free-running games where you traverse a futuristic city using aspects of urban exploration and parkour movements to complete missions and evade or fight enemies. The focus is on this locomotion as much as combat which takes the game in a more flowing explorative direction.

The first game could be traversed in a variety of ways, but the second moved this into a fully open world. Along with the climbing, running, grabbing and swinging you can zip-line down from heights, tiptoe along ledges and find equipment to extend your reach.

Combat is more advanced in the second game, which makes it more engaging and removes the use of guns by the player altogether, focusing instead on Faith's running and parkour movements and quick melee-style attacks to take down or evade her enemies.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/11/2014, updated in 2016

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure, Open World and Platform

Accessibility: 14 features

Developer: EA DICE (@EA_DICE)

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 7 hours and 12 hours to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game. Mirror's Edge Catalyst has no live multiplayer but offers online Time Trial routes defined by other players along with Location Emitters for people to track down in an exploration activity similar to geocaching.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 16.

Rated for younger players in the US.
Rated PEGI 16+ with violence. Rated by ESRB as TEEN with mild language and violence: Players use punches, kicks, and takedowns to combat armed guards. Impact sounds, realistic gunfire, and cries of pain occur during battles. A handful of sequence depict additional acts of violence: a woman held at gunpoint; a man electrocuted to death on a table. The words “*!@?*” and “b*tch” are heard in the dialogue.

Skill Rating

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need thinking ahead and traversal skills here. Quickly spotting the colour coded routes and then getting your character going in that direction takes timing and instinct.

CostsCosts

Mirror's Edge usually costs £14.99 to £19.99.
 

Mirror's Edge

Mirror's Edge Catalyst

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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