Words can't express how much I love Mirror's Edge.
I got the game Mirror's Edge (I really like the title as well lol) for my 11th birthday, which was not too long ago, October 2nd. (This review is written on October 19th) And oh god, how I love this game. Was my mind blown? Unfortunately, no. It EXPLODED WITH A FORCE SEVENTY THREE TIMES THE FORCE USED TO BLOW UP HIROSHIMA! (Am i a bad person for making that connection?) I love Mirror's Edge so much I wrote a fanfiction about it entitled Mirror's Edge: The Faith Files. I may publish it online. I don't think it sucks. The only problem I have with this game is its length. It is so short, but then Mirror's Edge Catalyst came out and put all my worries away. Anyway, the age. Parents may be slightly apprehensive when their child asks them for this. Violence, Blood AND Language? It's a triple threat! (Well no, that would be Violence, Nudity and Language but that's beside the point) but the violence is mostly hand to hand combat, however you can pickup a gun after you disarm one of the Blues and take their gun, and you can shoot them. SPOILER FOR VERY EARLY IN THE GAME: there is a scene where Kate, the main character's sister is framed for murder. This spot has a man's dead body slumped over his desk with a bullet in the side of the head, and some blood. Being 2008, the graphics are INSANELY GOOD and I honestly felt bad for this man. SPOILERS FINISH HERE. So, violence. Blood can be seen if you shoot a Blues, but it's minimal. PEGI screwed up soooooooooo bad in rating this 16. I think a Teen rating (ESRB) is appropriate. The language, well, I will say it's frequent. I'll be honest, s--t is said quite a bit. I think it's said about 6 times in the first hour of gameplay. Hell is very frequent, same with damn. B-tch may have been said a couple times. A-s is a common word, usually "Faith! Get your a-s back to base!" Or something of the like. S--t is used as an exclamation about 90% of the time. Kate yelled s--t really loud once and my mom heard and it wasn't too pretty ;) but I think this is a good game for kids getting into T games, for sure. The age for the content is 10, but I gave it an extra year because of the difficulty. If your kid is experienced with gaming, they won't struggle. I play Portal 2, The Talos Principle, Undertale, The Turing Test and the two Mirror's Edge games the most often of all my games, and I don't get bored of any, although I've beaten all the games mentioned there at least five times (I replayed Undertale 7 times and Portal 2 6) and this 5, and believe me, the campaign is about 2 hours shorter than it was on my first play through cause God did I die? Yes, I did. But it's nothing frustrating, unless those damn Blues are chasing you and they shoot you in the back. Anyway thank you for reading my review!