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Common Sense Media says

A refreshingly different take on first-person action.

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(out of 67 reviews)
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11
QUALITY
 
Review this title!
Teen, 13 years old Written bySupaRamen June 18, 2010
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

Good for 10+

Basically I like the game, it's kinda hard to get used to the controlls but overall its a 5/5 No blood, if any, very little. If you're getting hurt there will be a red area that indicates where you're being harmed from. Basically you're a "runner" They do Parkour and Free-Running from building to building. You're goal is to grab packages from one place to another without dying or getting caught by the enemy. Honestly if you're iffy about this game. Download the Demo on the PS3. It teaches you what you're basically going to do. It involves real Parkour/Free-Running stunts and actions professionals use. Search up Parkour on youtube or Google if you still don't understand what this game is about.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Great messages
Adult Written byPvt. Sokolva January 5, 2011
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

Good but HARD!

Firstly, this is a hard game! Thats mostly why I set the age so high. Its really challenging; most kids will find this hard to master. I'd even venture to say a twelve year old, unless they are experienced with gaming, might struggle. Great graphics, its an experimental parkour game that really did what no first person game has ever done before. There is violence, but very little is done by you. And there isn't that much, honestly....most of the time, you are running away from a kind of "Big Brother" governemnt that sends police to shoot you, and you disarm and run from them. You can also shoot back...but gameplay makes this exceedingly difficult usually and your best bet is to run. Lot of fun. Not the best game I've ever played, but something completely new and certainly worth it, certainly. Difficult though. This is a hard game towards the end. Your kid will need really good fine motor skills and problem solving in order to get anywhere here.
Teen, 15 years old Written byRyukGodOfDeath November 10, 2009
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12
QUALITY
 

Great game!!!

Maybe there is some swear words but this game is one of a kind, great graphics and brilliant gameplay, also, the main charictor (sorry if i spelt that wrong) faith is a great rolemodel for yound girls to stick up for what they thing is good, but dont try theese stunts at home!!! 12+
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Great role models
Kid, 9 years old August 27, 2009
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10
QUALITY
 

It is cool cool cool!!!

This game is one of the coolest games it is action packed with punching kicking you name it!
Adult Written byTom_Gamer_Tom June 8, 2010
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

Running around is fun!

This is a great free running game. The violence is nothing serious. Its got a bit of blood, kicking and shooting. But its actually fine. You run at someone kick the gun out of the hand then shoot them. There is not much blood, and its more like paint anyway. Its got a lot of language, not serious ones but they are frequent. Its just not a bad game blood wise. Its a lot of fun though.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written bycowe192 September 2, 2009
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

Definetely worth getting, and the violence is AN ILLUSION.

If you are looking for a first person shooter, that isn't actually very violent, then there would be two games that I would suggest-Portal and Mirror's Edge. The game is big, expansive, and cheap(at least for the PC[20$!]). The story is so good it could even be put into a movie! The gameplay is unique, and even though there is violence, the least of it is what Faith dishes out(at least while you're playing as her.)Most of it is by The Blues and some other characters. Another thing that I found saddening is that the only blood appears in cutscenes,(seeing people that were murdered or be murder) and not when you actually shoot people. But, when you are shot, a red splat(you guessed it)appearson the screen where you just were shot. The only other violence that I would say is that when Faith gets killed in a certain manner, she falls on the ground, lifts up her hand, then drops it. The REAL reason that this game is rated T is because of all of the SWEARING. Yes, ALL of the SWEARING. Da-n, Sh-t, A-s, Hell, plus some Screwed and others that I am forgetting. However, the worst part would be that most of the characters swear. Overall, this game is one to buy. Oh yeah-If you can, get it for the Xbox or PS3, cause physics don't work on the PC.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Great messages
Teen, 17 years old Written bykatamaris4ever November 23, 2009
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

Good but hard.

The only reason it's a high age rating is because of the fact that this game is HARD. It's almost like an 8-bit side scroller in the fact that it's pretty frustrating. Language may be an issue (obscenities spew out occasionally), and "bullet-time" events may be a teeny bit violent, but it's pretty safe for anyone 14 up. It's not a very violent game, but violent enough to take issue. Otherwise, it's a beautiful game with a pretty good running mechanic.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written bygodawgs56 November 7, 2009
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12
QUALITY
 
Great game with just a little language
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Kid, 12 years old October 13, 2009
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Its iffy

It earned its teen rating by having alot of s words in there and when you shoot the enemy like said above for watch out for violence you get a almost cartoon blood when shooting an enemy but you use your fists and feet more than a gun. Great game though
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byProgamer May 7, 2010
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

Excellent. Pure Excellence. Parents Please Read.

I purchased this game on my 12th birthday, and found it to be fantastic. The great detail in visuals, combined with the quality of sound and realist feel of the gameplay really enhance the game. The language definitely is not an issue. There is only one case when the word S**t is heard, and several minor cases where d**n, and a** are heard. The violence is not bad at all, though there are cases where police and guards are shooting at you, and you do have to defeat several enemies (with either hand-to-hand combat or firepower) the blood is not an issue. There is only one case in the game were, for a moment, minor gore can be seen when you arrive at the site of a level, in a cutscene. You play as a heroic female trying to free her city from a corrupt government, but surprisingly, the game environment is not dark or "evil" seeming in any way. The gameplay itself is absolutely amazing. The main character is a freerunner, and most of the game you are moving across buildings, jumping from rooftops, and running on walls in a very realistic, Parkour-like fashion. The intricate level design, excellent voice acting, and amazing gameplay make this game one of the best game out there. I would highly recommend this game to anyone, it is great.
Written byAnonymous June 6, 2010
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

VERY innovative...

A mix of amazing graphics, a "perfect" world, and a Japanese art called "Parkour" bring a new type of gaming experience. Jump from building to building in a race to save the already "perfect" world...
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Great role models
Safety and privacy concerns
Kid, 10 years old December 5, 2009
AGE
9
QUALITY
 

Not Really Bad

Nothing's really bad about this game
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Safety and privacy concerns
Teen, 16 years old Written byKavki St. Dane November 19, 2009
AGE
11
QUALITY
 

One of those rare, near perfect games

This game is simply brilliant - it practically makes it's own genre. The graphics are simple but they're clean and polished, giving the futuristic city a natural and at the same time eerily cold feeling. You play as Faith, a 'runner' - those determined not to be caged by the restrictions of the city and who act as efficient mail-carriers to get information and packages to other people trying to escape the corrupt legal system. It's a marvelous game in that it makes you use your head constantly to keep up with relentless enemies as you try to get out of situations; besides worrying about getting shot, you must also keep focused so as to coordinate your movements to keep from falling off the skyscrapers you frequently run atop. For the rating, the panel above gets it right on key - a bit of language, brief animated blood and some violence; probably the most disconcerting thing is the sound effects when you fall off of buildings - it very loudly announces when you're crunched on the pavement below. Other than this, I'd say most kids would love the game itself, though some may skip the cutscenes; I have a brother who has played this at the age of 11 and he had no problems.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written byFreedomFromCens... July 4, 2009
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

Short, but Fun and Unique.

If you love swinging from building to building, climbing massive towers, balancing on pipes hundreds of feet off the ground, then this is the game for you. The story is alright, but the game's length leaves you feeling unsatisfied with what you are given. This game can be completed within a day, and doesn't have too much of a replay value. Buy it if you find it for $20 or less. Shooting is prominent, but it isn't excessive, in fact your encouraged to not use weapons to subdue your enemies. Language can be filtered by simply turning down volume, although it's nothing worse than what you hear at school.
What other families should know
Great role models
Adult Written bygamenerd323 November 17, 2009
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

One of the best first person games out there.

Mirrors edge is and acrobatic shooter in first person view. The graphics are amazing and the controls are easy. The game is not shoot em' up unlike it's relatives (strangle hold, Wet, max payne), in mirrors edge combat is only a portion of the gameplay. It is really a new genre of games, where you get enjoyment by hoping around and sliding and doing jumps with acrobatic summrsaults all in first person. This is a must get title I strongly recomend.
Teen, 15 years old Written byJester™ February 18, 2011
AGE
11
QUALITY
 

Ideal for all teens

Mirror's Edge is an awesome new take on the first-person genre. The game is played from the first-person perspective, but is not a shooter. The game contains some violence, mostly melee where you kick and punch opponents. However, the game does allow you to disarm opponents or pick up a fallen enemies gun. The gunplay though is not an integral part of the game and, hence, is not very fluid. The game also rewards you if you can manage to play through the entire story without using a gun. While this is hard, it can be done, it just requires a bit of forethought. There is some language in the game, with a dozen or so instance of s--t, d--n etc. But no really foul language. The game is difficult and requires a lot of trial-and-error to master things. However, frequent checkpoints make this a bit more bearable. One last thing i want to set straight is that the game focuses on Parkour (not free-running). Parkour is similar to free-running except it expels useless show-off stunts in favour of getting to your destination asap. Parkour is the sport of getting from A to B as quickly as possible. Parkour is a French sport founded by David Belle. " Parkour is a non-competitive, physical discipline of French origin in which participants run along a route, attempting to negotiate obstacles in the most efficient way possible, using only their bodies. Skills such as jumping, climbing, vaulting, rolling, swinging and wall scaling are employed." (Wikipedia). This is what Mirror's Edge focuses on, making it a unique and exciting game. Overall one of the best games around and a must-have for Parkour fans.
What other families should know
Great messages
Teen, 13 years old Written byhurstårdettill August 31, 2010
AGE
9
QUALITY
 

Brilliant~Not TOO Violent~Beautiful Graphics~Parkour (Not Free-Running)

Great for kids over the age of 9 (who have been raised properly that is, e.g. know that the word "sh*t" isn't as big a deal as it's made out to be and that violence is okay in video games or cinema, but not IRL). But for clarification, THIS IS NOT FREE-RUNNING, IT IS PARKOUR. Free-Running is based on doing cool Parkour-like tricks, while Parkour itself is based on getting from A to B in the fastest way possible, no tricks are added for the sake of adding tricks. Brilliant game, beautiful graphics and a great way to get children under 13 off of GTA or other games like that (which by the record is fine for any 12-year-old smart and mature enough to handle it, if your kids can't handle the themes of GTA than that's your fault as a parent).
Teen, 14 years old Written byStRiCtPaReNtS December 13, 2009
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

Re-inventive game

Mirror's edge developer DICE really pulled out all the strings on this game. The graphics are gorgeous and the gameplay is seamless. Just watch out for the occasional four letter word and your good
Teen, 13 years old Written byEpic_Fail February 17, 2010
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

Good game for older kids.

Love it. Its good for kids because its a high action game about a heroine who has to save her sister. And, you are actually given an achivement/trophy if you dont use the gun.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written by22LowBrass December 4, 2010

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