• Standard Interstitial Code

  • Top 25 Must-Play Video Games: Mirror’s Edge (#23)

    27 July 2011
    Posted by:
    Mirrors Edge Concept Art 2

    Next at number 23 of the Top 25 Must-Play Video Games we have Mirror’s Edge, a pure gold platform game with a twist.

    Hello everyone and welcome to Top 25 Must Plays, the place where you can read about video games, well-known and well-hidden!

  • Hot Galleries

    Miranda Lawson Cosplay

    Miranda Cosplay

    Tifa Lockheart Cosplay

    Tifa Cosplay

    Tomb Raider Cosplay

    Lara Croft Cosplay

    Pokemon Trainers Hilda & Rosa Cosplay

    Pokemon Trainers

  • All of these choices from number 25 to 1 have well-shaped characters, immersive story lines or something unique that really sets them apart from everything else. Each weekday a new game will be revealed until we reach #1.

    Play video games for an immersive experience? Then hopefully you will enjoy these recommendations!

    EA Digital Illusions CE’s 2008 first person, action-adventure, platform game for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC – Mirror’s Edge.

    Take a look at the trailer!

    mirror's-edge-boxart

    Mirror’s Edge is set in a beautifully designed Utopia under the heavy surveillance of a dictatorial administration. You play Faith Connors, a runner, who transports information illegally. The runners fight for freedom unlike most, who settle for a comfortable life under heavy rule. But a mayoral election looms and an unexpected murder puts Faith Connors and the runners in danger.

    Okay so it’s not the most original plot to grace the video game market and for the most part it did feel ‘tagged-on.’ BUT the story isn’t why this title is in our Top 25 list. It isn’t what makes this game innovative either.

    It’s the combination of Gameplay, exceptional visuals and score that makes Mirror’s Edge a game that’s truly special.

    Before Mirror’s Edge we had the platform and first-person genre; never before had the two come together, and we never expected it would look or feel so slick if it did.

    The game flowed almost effortlessly in chase sequences and the action/free-running combo was a wonderful addition to Gameplay. Mirror’s Edge single-handedly revolutionized the platform genre. Though the Gameplay mechanics weren’t perfect, it was something new, something fresh.

    And the clean design and score only added to this one of-a-kind gameplay experience.

    The towering futuristic city bore only snaps of bright color amongst the stark white walls and rooftops. It created a blindingly beautiful scene-scape to reflect the clinical game-verse.

    A genuinely original title, Mirror’s Edge set a benchmark for all modern platform games and shouldn’t be missed for that reason alone.

    mirrors-edge-screenshot

    Interested in the game? Try Play.com for new and used games (UK) or Amazon.com for some great deals (US).

    And don’t forget, Mirror’s Edge is available on the PS3, Xbox 360, AND PC.

    Happy jumping!

    Top 25 Index:

    Share:

    Newest wallpapers:
    Watch Dogs WallpaperCall of Duty: Advanced Warfare WallpaperTales of Xillia WallpaperMario Kart 8 Wallpaper
    Grand Theft Auto 5 WallpaperSaints Row 4 WallpaperLightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII WallpaperDmC Devil May Cry Wallpaper

    About the author

    Meg Smith By Meg Smith: An avid gamer with a two year degree in Video Games Art and Design, she lives to broaden her gaming horizons and loves any game that captures the imagination or tries something new. Read her posts here and connect with her on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

    • Lav

      I enjoyed Mirror’s Edge for the most part, though I wish they didn’t put in so much combat when the platforming is the best and most important element. 

    • Joseph

      Great game! I wish they would announce Mirror’s Edge 2 already!

    • Anonymous

      I enjoyed this game when I played it.  I loved the “free-running” style of it.

    • Anonymous

      I enjoyed this game when I played it.  I loved the “free-running” style of it.

    • http://www.videogamesblogger.com Rob

      Oh yes a definate must in the must play list, I also think the combat got kinda heavy in the original maybe add a few more ways to disarm on the move or involve some really crazy enviromental kills now that will be an awesome sequel.

    • http://www.videogamesblogger.com Meg

      I can’t wait either! I heard production had been halted or something to that effect, but the sequel still has the go-ahead which is great! (^o^)

    • http://www.videogamesblogger.com Meg

      There was quite a large combat element, but I suppose they added it in to change the gameplay up a little. This is a guess though lol!
      The first-person platform element was pretty seamless though, they thought that through most definitely ^.^

    • http://www.videogamesblogger.com Meg

      For anyone that saw the film District 13, Mirror’s Edge was a good substitute for actual free-running, if (like me) you haven’t the skill or strength to do it real life lol!

    • http://www.videogamesblogger.com Meg

      That would be totally awesome!
      I thought the basic techniques to disarm were pretty interesting in the first game, but if they added to that element it could be great in the sequel! I completely agree :D


    • Popular Galleries

      Morrigan Aensland Cosplay

      Morrigan Cosplay

      Uncharted 4 Cosplay

      Uncharted 4 Cosplay

      15 Fairy Tale Ideas for The Wolf Among Us Season 2

      15 Fairy Tale Ideas for The Wolf Among Us

      151 Pokemon Artwork

      Funny Original 151 Pokemon Art Gallery

      Assassin’s Creed Liberation Cosplay

      Assassin Creed Cosplay

      BioShock Infinite Cosplay

      BioShock Cosplay

      Chun-Li Cosplay

      Chun-Li Cosplay

      Bayonetta Cosplay

      Bayonetta Cosplay

      Queen of Blades Cosplay

      Queen of Blades Cosplay

      Kasumi Cosplay

      Kasumi Cosplay from DOA

      Portal 3 Cosplay

      Portal 3 Cosplay

      Fire Emblem Awakening Cosplay

      Fire Emblem Cosplay

      Ibuki Cosplay

      Ibuki Ninja Cosplay

      Cortana Model In Halo 4

      Cortana's Evolution

      Samus Aran Zero Suit Cosplay

      Top 3 Best Samus Cosplays

      Dynasty Warriors 8 Characters List

      Dynasty Warriors 8 Characters List

      Super Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS Characters List

      Super Smash Bros Wii U/3DS Characters List

      Prince of Persia Cosplay

      Prince of Persia Cosplay

      Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Characters List

      Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Characters List

      One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Cast

      One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Characters

      Injustice Gods Among Us Characters List

      Injustice Characters List

      Soul Calibur 5 characters list. Artwork of new fighter Natsu

      Soul Calibur 5 Characters List

      Soul Calibur: Lost Swords Characters List

      Soul Calibur: Lost Swords Characters Art

      Lightning Returns Cosplay

      Lightning Returns Cosplay

      Deus Ex: Human Revolution Movie photo

      Deus Ex Fan Movie Actors

      Sage Mears Picture

      DmC: Devil May Cry Cosplay

      Killer is Dead Cosplay

      Killer is Dead Cosplay

      Aerith & Zack Cosplay

      Aerith & Zack Cosplay

      Zelda and Link Cosplay

      Zelda & Link Cosplay

      Yuna & Tidus Cosplay

      Yuna & Tidus Cosplay

      Ultra Street Fighter IV Characters List

      Who's New In Ultra Street Fighter IV?

      Mario Kart 8 Characters List

      Mario Kart 8 Characters List

      Metal Gear Solid 5 Cosplay

      Metal Gear Solid 5 Cosplay

      JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle Characters List

      JoJo's Bizarre Adven- ture Characters List

      Lilith Cosplay

      Lilith Cosplay

      Ada Wong Cosplay

      Ada Wong Cosplay

    • Recent Comments

    • Latest Poll

    • Archives