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Ben Sun · 02-09-2009 · Category: Guides

Mirror's Edge Graphics and Sound


The graphics in the game are amazing when you consider it. There are buildings with distinctive looks just like a real city. A lot of the buildings are situated so you can jump from one to the other. The main complaint many have had with the game's graphics is that they look cartoony especially in the cut scenes. Playing the game allows you to see the visual beauty that is Mirror's Edge.

One thing you should note that some of the visual effects won't be as spectacular on non NVIDIA video cards due to the effects of PhysX support being used throughout the game without a huge performance hit when used on the CPU. I'll cover the PhysX portion of the game in the next area of the review but suffice it to say the game is a totally different visual experience with PhysX turned on.

Sound in the game is absolutely wonderful with a soundtrack that doesn't disappoint. The rhythmic sound track complements areas where Faith is running and jumping perfectly. Faith's footsteps echo as she runs down the hall or the plaza. Gunfire has an authentic sound to it. When glass shatters it makes a distinct shattering sound. In other words the sound in the game fits the game throughout.


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Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Mirror's Edge Story
  3. Mirror's Edge Game play and Controls
  4. Mirror's Edge Graphics and Sound
  5. Mirror's Edge PhysX Effects
  6. Mirror's Edge System Requirements
  7. Conclusion