Game Review- Mirror’s Edge for iOS

Listen up, geeks! I have a new iOS game for you to get addicted to; Mirror’s Edge. If you loved Canabalt which I reviewed for you guys a little while ago, you’re going to love this one.

Now for me to tell you a little bit more about Mirror’s Edge. This game had been on my phone for a while after my partner had suggested that I download it, so to cure boredom one night I decided to give it a try, and ever since, I’ve been completely hooked, even though I completed the game in around an hour or two.

What is Mirror’s Edge?

Mirror’s Edge is a video game that had only been available on consoles until 2010, when EA Games introduced the iOS version. Mirror’s Edge has a very intense storyline considering the kind of device that it’s aimed to be played on, it’s a storyline that gets to you and makes you really involved with the character that you’re playing.

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Key Features of Mirror’s Edge

The storyline, however, is only the start of the great things I can tell you about Mirror’s Edge. The graphics are simply stunning, it’s pretty crazy to see just how fluid they are, and how consistent the frame rate is throughout the entire game even during some of the more fast sections. It’s important to note that I was playing the game on an Apple iPhone 3GS.

The soundtrack is a key feature of Mirror’s Edge, not only are the sound effects and default soundtrack absolutely stunning, but it also gives you the option to use your very own music from your iTunes library as the soundtrack to your very own running adventure. Simply select the “Extras” option and then tap on “Media Library”.

Which brings me on to the next wonderful point of Mirror’s Edge; As you go through the levels and the Speed Runs, you can collect badges which unlock wallpapers for you to use on your iPhone, if you love the game as much as I do.

Let your friends know how you’re doing on Mirror’s Edge

There’s also the leaderboard, which is a great way to keep track of your scores and Speed Runs. Mirror’s Edge also gives you the option to share your new records on the Speed Run section of the game with your Facebook Friends, which I find a great feature in any game. The whole point of playing is to be able to talk about it and share it with your friends, colleagues and family, even if you are socially awkward like me, it’s a sure-fire way to get a conversation going! The pickup and play nature of the game means that you can hand it to your friends and challenge them to beat your time.

Not only does Mirror’s Edge consist of 14 levels spread across 6 chapters, there’s also the Speed Run feature that I mentioned previously, in which you can earn stars by completing the levels in record times. You can also choose the chapter you would like to replay if you’ve already completed all 6 and you’ve still not came to terms that the game is over.

All in all Mirror’s Edge is a great application for anyone that likes video games or for someone who is looking or a fun way to kill some time. You can sit and play it like a true gamer, or you can kill some time waiting on your train coming into the station. It’s got something for everyone, and it really is a game that I would recommend to anyone.

Some screenshots of actual game play;

Head to the App Store and pick up your copy for the tiny sum of $0.99 and then let us know what you think of Mirror’s Edge in the comments below!

  • Funnily enough, I completed Mirror’s Edge for Xbox 360 a few hours ago and I was just thinking about how much of a great soundtrack it is. I’ll have to see if it is available to buy anywhere.

    I really love Mirror’s Edge for iOS; Works a real treat on iPad!

  • I wish you would stop being so addictive, Mirror’s Edge!