Reviews for Deus Ex: Invisible War
Solid and good gameVerdungo | Sept. 14, 2013 | See all Verdungo's reviews »
There is more action than RPG style gameplay, but still the story is really nice and I got alot of fun with this title. Biggest problem for me was the console style inventory, but it get to used to it. Graphics still looks nice, it's aged but doesn't scary. Game is short and dynamic, so it's good for intense play in weekend. Could be better, could have different title than DX, but at all it's a good game. I've finished it few times and still got fun with nice gameplay and story.
Good, but not great.crankafoo | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all crankafoo's reviews »
It falls a little flat in the areas the first game excelled in, but it's still a lot of fun and intriguing to play. It is an older game, so don't expect the most advanced graphics to date, but it's acceptable for the most part and good for anyone looking for a retro PC game. The gameplay is solid and I personally found it better than the first, but the story falls flat from the original. You'll still find yourself interested to see what happens, but it's not as compelling as the amazing first game. There's a lot of ways to play, so you can play the game with stealth and easily switch from being in the shadows to go guns blazing. Anyone who has played Deus Ex and Deus Ex: HR who finds themself wanting more Deus Ex, you should pick this up.
Sadly not a improval, but a total different gameMalcolmR | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all MalcolmR's reviews »
The first Deus Ex blew my mind on many occasions. It was a huge piece of game-slash-sandbox, set in a distopian scifi-world. For a game this old, this was the PC game that influenced me the most.
Sadly, the second game in the series was not so great at all. Instead of a continuation of all the remarkable features the first installment offered, Deus Ex - Invisible War was just something with the same name, but totally different gameplay. I am not saying this is a bad game, but the expectations were to high. In my opinion: If they didn't call it "Deus Ex", the game would have been better received by the audience - and by me.
Different but Great!Thebestfootball | Aug. 3, 2013 | See all Thebestfootball's reviews »
Although not completely the perfect sequel that we hardcore fans were hoping for, this is still one of the most enjoyable titles that you will ever play. Any game bearing the Deus Ex name is going to be indisputably brilliant, and Invisible War is yet another masterpiece from gaming iconic Warren Spector. In my opinion the original Deus Ex is arguable the greatest game ever made, and those who do not play this sequel are missing out on what is the continuation of a truly outstanding franchise.
A DisappointmentDimber | July 27, 2013 | See all Dimber's reviews »
Just finished Deus Ex!
Wow, that was incredible!
Sadly, the sequel will be a disappointment. On its own, it isn't half bad and plays kinda well, but compared to the original, it's not that good. If you haven't played any other Deus Ex game, then you'd be entertained by this one.
A wonderful game if you love claustrophobiaEskimoseb9 | July 12, 2013 | See all Eskimoseb9's reviews »
I loved Deus Ex, so I bought Invisible War because I couldn't believe all the negative reviews it had gotten. I was so disappointed to find that it is inferior in nearly every way to the original. Obviously, the graphics are superior to DX1, but aren't anything special even for the time. The reason for this is the game was designed around the Xbox's architecture, and this posed a problem for the entire game. Remember the first time you encounter enemies in DX1? You're on the huge Liberty Island. one of the greatest opening levels to a game ever. This time however, the game starts you on a bloody basketball court. Level design in this game is completely inferior to both the other DX games, and I genuinely felt claustrophobic on occasions, which has never happened to me before. The game play is much more dumbed down compared to the first game, giving you much less room to make your own path through a level, purely down to the Xbox's memory limitations (and down forget the tell-tale radial menu. No well designed PC game should have one.) The only area I think Invisible War contends with the original is in the story. The game is much shorter than the other game, taking about 15 hours to beat, another strike against it. The story however does diverge, and allows you to make much more significant story choices than the first game did. This contributes somewhat to its replay value, since you can play the game again with an entirely different story path, but it still does not make up in any way for the lazy game play I wish this game had simply not been a DX game, it would stand on its own feet much better than as a member of the DX franchise. I seriously recommend you steer clear of this game if you want to keep your opinion of Deus Ex intact.
Not awesome as Deus Ex, but a great game nevertheless!mutsuriini | July 7, 2013 | See all mutsuriini's reviews »
Deus Ex: Invisible war is not exactly a bad game. If you compare it to Deus Ex 1, Invisible war comes short, but anyway, most second parts of a series do. Having read a lot of bad things about Invisible War I finally decided to play it anyway out of curiosity and love for the first part. And I must admit that I am glad. It may not be as deep as the first part was, but the game still carries a message. The gameplay is not bad, there are so questionable things about the game (e.g. you go back to desktop any time you load a new level just to wait for the new level to load and still see a load screen). My advice is: if you liked deus ex 1 you will probably not like Invisible War as much, but you will still play a good game and it is a must play for a Deus Ex fan.
Continuation to the GOTYlok0812 | June 25, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
The sequel to one of the greatest GOTY, the original Deus Ex. Gameplay remains the same as the player tackle objectives in an open world through lethal or non lethal means. Sound wise it is pretty good and the storyline nice even though it is not as great as the original. This time the game really wants to emphasized the player as a super human weapon through technology so it concentrated more into actions and more skills/perks to upgrade your character that are similar to Deus Ex: HR. Even though it is not as great as the original, this one is pretty solid on its own and a must get for anyone who enjoy the Deus Ex series.
Should be much better.Matis221 | June 20, 2013 | See all Matis221's reviews »
After playing Deus Ex I expected something just as magnificent but this game isn't so good. An interface in that game is not intuitive. You still have a much freedom in going through levels but it will not gave you so much fun. Of course the storyline is very good but in not so good technological and visual frame.
great gameplayKellinCore | June 18, 2013 | See all KellinCore's reviews »
I think a game with great story, with a very good design of scenarios, not the best graphics but has color brightness and everything a little simpler
could be better.drafek | June 17, 2013 | See all drafek's reviews »
The game is done pretty well, gameplay is nice, story is done pretty well and is interested. The thing is it's a sequel not that this is always bad but I felt that the game could be alot better. Ofcourse I aren't talking about the graphics or anything here. The newest deus ex is better ofc it took a while to make. Still this game isn't bad, I recommend playing it before dues ex human revolution.
Not awesome as Deus Ex, but a great game nevertheless!Stezizi | June 14, 2013 | See all Stezizi's reviews »
Invisible War is not a masterpiece like its predecessor, but it is a worthy successor, proving to be a fun and exciting, but at the same time deep, nice and above all very varied. This game provides nice locations, fun missions, and some challengeing puzzles. Recommended to lovers of scifi and stealth-rpg.
A sequel to one of the greatest video games in historyShav | May 29, 2013 | See all Shav's reviews »
Original Deus Ex was something more then a video game, it's story and gameplay mechanics were truely innovative. Even today, it is one of the best titles ever.
A sequel to Deus Ex - Invisible War features another cyberneticely improved hero - Alex Denton, who is drawn into the conflict between powerful corporations and terroristic organizations.
There are many RPG elements, for example expanding your hero abilities, gaining new levels and equipment, mixed with the shooter genre and FPP view. Like the first game, you can play each mission whatever way you like - either sneaky getting past the enemies, or exterminating them with your firearms and stuff.
It is not as good as an original Deus Ex, or the Human Revolution, but it offers a nice addition to the story of these games.