Eric Plays Mirror’s Edge for Extra Life

Mirrors Edge

A promise is a promise, no matter how much I may not be looking forward to it.

As we approached our $1500 goal for Extra Life last Monday, I though out a challenge: if we could reach the goal by Midnight Pacific Time that day, I would play through and stream all of Mirror’s Edge.

For those of you who may be newer to the site, I am not a Mirror’s Edge fan. In fact, I gave the game a 2 out of 5 stars when I reviewed it. I do understand why so many people like the game; there are elements of the gameplay and story I do enjoy. I just got really tired of the overly complicated controls and what I felt was broken combat. I got too frustrated with the game to finish it, and though I found myself tempted from time to time to go back and try it again, I never fired it up.

Well, as those of you who have been following our Extra Life progress know, we did end up meeting the goal last Monday. As a result, I fired up Mirror’s Edge on Saturday. The videos below comprise the first 4 chapters of the game.

One word of warning: if you decide to play Mirror’s Edge on PC, turn of PhysX. I have an NVidai 760 GT, and PhysX caused the game to slow down to 11 frames per second or less during some of the more action intensive sections of the game. Once I disabled it, I had no further frame rate issues.

You can still donate to our Extra Life team. As of this article, we are currently at $1605 of our new $2000 goal. We also would love to have you join our team if you are interested in participating but don’t have a team yet. If you have any questions about joining, feel free to email us at

Eric Bouchard

I am the Senior Editor and current Admin for Everyday Gamers as well as the primary editor of the podcast. While I tend to gravitate towards shooters or RPGs, I will play any genre of game which catches my eye.

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