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Common Sense Media says

A refreshingly different take on first-person action.

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(out of 68 reviews)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Review this title!
Kid, 10 years old January 28, 2010
AGE
16
QUALITY
 

If they're is a gun... M

Today, if you do something violent, you'll get arrested. How is it that if you do it in a virtual world it's fine? I say anything with with an invention to kill an innocent person (or a bad guy) shouldn't be ''appropriate. That's my review, period.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Kid, 9 years old December 24, 2009
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

OK

This does not sound bad at all. Just maybe some bad words.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
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, 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
Teen, 13 years old Written bygodawgs56 November 7, 2009
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Great game with just a little language
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Kid, 9 years old August 27, 2009
AGE
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 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 byManic Bulldog February 14, 2009
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Marathon Running!

Free running from a crooked police force, run by an over sensoring government, while trying to save your framed sister... what's not to love? LOL. This game was exceptionaly done and I enjoyed it all the way to the end. There were some tough points in the game that became frustrating to pass... but once accomplished you feel satisfied. Game is not overly violent and has an enriching storyline... recommend it for kids above age 13 due to it's challenging skill requirements the game is based on.
Teen, 14 years old Written bySpidey November 15, 2008
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

Great game but can make you dizzy pretty easy

Adult Written byjiabao588 November 14, 2008
AGE
17
QUALITY
 

this is so good

very good
Teen, 15 years old Written byPirate365 April 4, 2015
AGE
11
QUALITY
 

Good Game with Mild Violence and some Language

I think this game is quite the hidden gem, never getting the full acclaim it deserved, especially considering the engaging story and simple yet challenging gameplay. Positive Messages/ Role Models: 6/10 The main characters may not be trafficking drugs or firearms, but it is implied that they are involved in an illegal underground transport scheme, delivering messages between criminalized rebels. However, when compared with the totalarian Big Brother government, they could be considered the good guys. Violence 4/10 The player can incapacitate and/or kill authority figures in the city, but there is little blood. Sometimes the player character will get shot, causing a spurt of blood to fill the screen for a fraction of a second. Enemies can be knocked off buildings and into the path of moving trains. In one level, you are required to destroy a prison convoy with a sniper rifle. During a cutscene, a character is shown dead, with an obvious gunshot wound in his head. Sex 0/10 N/A Language 7/10 Frequent uses of D*mn and Hell, with some infrequent uses of *ss and sh*t. Consumerism 0/10 Substances 0/10
What other families should know
Easy to play/use
Too much swearing
Adult Written byChrisP 2 March 5, 2015
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

A media major's perspective...

This review for this is fairly close in terms of age group. However it does not touch much on why Faith is doing what she is. The story is about oppression as it is implied in the review. But why does Faith do what she does? You find out through cut scenes that years ago her parents were killed in a riot. They were protesting laws that were being implemented which would have limited their media rights(free speech.) This had an extreme effect on her. Her job has become all about spreading the truth that the media tries to keep under wraps. It’s also implied at several points throughout the game that the job of the runners is not to kill or go after police but those that control them. The player has the option and ability to incapacitate rather than kill. This is morally praiseworthy and is in fact encouraged through achievements and trophies while killing is not. The problem is that the game makes you work hard for it, which could lead some gamers to deciding to kill rather than take the moral high road. Overall the game is excellent but should be for older teens and gamers.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
Kid, 12 years old January 21, 2015
AGE
11
QUALITY
 

Amazing game

I've played about four hours and this game is just amazing. There are some guns but no blood is shown when you shoot enemies. The only time blood is shown is on the screen when you get hurt, but it is not realistic blood.
What other families should know
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written byPenguin_3163 January 1, 2015
AGE
11
QUALITY
 

Instantly one of the best games I have ever played.

Here in the UK, this game is a 16. That is absolute nonsense to me, and I think the US rating of 13 is better (I think it should be 12 in the UK). There is moderate language (such as fairly frequent uses of s**t, p!ss and a**) but you would find that in a 12 rated movie, and in school this language is heard every 0.01 seconds. I think this is a great game for people aged 11 and up, and please, please disregard the 16 rating when considering buying this game.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written bySaad1Khan November 16, 2014
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Humm.goood

Contains use of bad words like "hell" or "damn" and real violence.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written bydiamondlordnc2 October 23, 2014
AGE
6
QUALITY
 

Wow!

This game is great, especially the first-person parkour. I LOVE first-person parkour game especially this one! The combat in this game is great to and NO BLOOD AND GORE!!!!! The graphics of it is AMAZING too but the controls just didn't work out for me though.
Kid, 12 years old October 6, 2014
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

AMAZING, but violent

although their is violence, via guns and fists. the point of the violence is more self defense and trying to get passed the enemy than to kill every enemy.
Parent of a 16 year old Written byJohn Bloom July 16, 2014
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Teen, 14 years old Written byNatWD July 2, 2014
AGE
11
QUALITY
 

A little hard to play, but overall a great game.

Mirror's Edge would be a great game for a kid just getting into T rated games. Its got the occasional curse word here, the minimal blood spurt there, but that's what you expect from anything T rated. Faith is a great role model, and the game has some really great messages too. The combat mechanics are not that good (especially gun mechanics), and the controls are somewhat hard to get used to. Overall, this is a very good and innovative game.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written bygamerguy96 May 11, 2014
AGE
2
QUALITY
 

great

Fun
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models

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