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30 Day Video Game Challenge Day 3 – A game that is underrated


Mirror’s Edge

Developer: EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE)

Published: Electronic Arts

Released Date: November 2008

Console(s): Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3


Mirror’s Edge is an action-adventure platform game. The game was set within a “futuristic dystopian society“. The main character, Faith, “act as couriers to transmit messages while evading government surveillance”. Her in game movements are inspired by parkour. This game featured a highly colored, and bright style. Mirror Edge was mostly well received, the game was considered unique.


However, it was criticized for a lackluster story, repetitive gameplay and length. It won the “Annual Interactive Achievement Award for Adventure Game of the Year”. The game wasn’t a flop, but managed to sell only a few million copies. While I would agree that the gameplay could have been smoother, I enjoyed the fresh mechanics and style.