Mirror’s Edge (Series) Review

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Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: Andy 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.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB TEEN

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

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Open World and Platform.

 

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 7 hours and 12 hours to complete.
 
Players: 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.

CostsCosts

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

This game is free with PlayStation Now. This game is free with Origin Access. This game is free with EA Access.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

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.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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