Mirror’s Edge Trophy Guide. Difficulty: **** A first-person action adventure platformer taking place over the rooftops in a dystopian future. Some of the challenge-specific trophies are quite difficult and demand much skill and patience.
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Mirror's Edge is a first-person action-adventure platformer, and one of the first few titles on the PS3 to possess trophy support. Players run, leap, wall-climb, slide under barriers, and battle enemies to reach their goal over the rooftops in a futuristic dystopian society.
The player-character is Faith, a "runner" who transmits messages as a courier while evading government surveillance by travelling through ventilation shafts and leaping across rooftops. After learning her sister has been framed for murder, Faith must track clues in order to discover the true culprit, and why.
Mirror's Edge received positive reviews, with an average score of 78%, praised for its unique environment and overall gameplay, but criticized for its weak storyline and shortness.
While there's no online trophies to worry about, and the game itself is relatively short, the 4-star rating is for the difficulty involved with some of the challenge-specific trophies. This Platinum requires a vast amount of skill and patience.
Expect roughly 40-50 hours for the Platinum, depending on your skills.
Since you'll need at least two playthroughs anyway, we recommend starting the game on Easy mode. After completing the tutorial, you'll want to focus on finding all the bags in each level, as well as several other miscellaneous trophies along the way. This can include the Test Of Faith trophy, which requires you not to shoot any enemies throughout your playthrough. These trophies are far easier to unlock during your Easy mode run.
Once you've completed your first playthrough, you'll have unlocked Hard mode. Start your next playthrough, and use this opportunity to mop-up anything you were missing in your first run. Since you've already played through the game on Easy, Hard shouldn't be too bad, since you're now familiar with the paths to take.
Unfortunately, the hard part is still to come. First, you'll need to earn 50 stars in the Time Trials. Since there are 23 trials, this means you will need at least two stars in most of them, with three stars in at least four of them. One good trick is to download a ghost that has two or three stars, and learn their moves. Or, you can buy the Pure Timi Trials DLC, which adds an extra nine trials, making it easier to collect more stars.
Finally, we've saved the best for last: the Speedruns. These are by far the hardest part of the game, and the reason for the 4-star difficulty rating. Check out some of the videos under our Links tab to see how other players managed to complete them, if you're having trouble.
This is a text-based Walkthrough, by Mike Penance:
Here's a fantastic Trophy Guide by Dark_Raven666, which includes videos and the DLC:
And a great Trophy Guide here, by SkyMirror:
And a useful Trophy Guide here, by kevinnummer1:
IGN has a list of Bag Locations, here:
Bromley_89 has some useful Tips, here:
Lastly, here's a basic Trophy List: