Reviews for Deus Ex Pack

90

Worth it

CheezeGaming | Feb. 13, 2014 | See all CheezeGaming's reviews »

Deus Ex is the best example of decision making choices without the dialog options and the game fits to you on how you play! Go stealth mode or go guns blazing, and the storyline of these games is one of the most creative and unique story that you won't find anywhere. This is why people say and brag about it stands as one of the best PC games ever made, calling it number 1 is over complimenting it to much, but it's worth your money.

85

Great Collection

lachking | Nov. 29, 2013 | See all lachking's reviews »

This is a great collection containing games from arguably one of the best computer game franchises. For those unfamiliar with the franchise, Deus Ex games are a mix between FPS, RPG and stealth where you the player can choose how to progress into the game. You can play how you wish, whether that be through stealth or brute force, and the choices you make can impact on plot points. Invisible War is obviously the weak link here, but is still a solid game in its own right. The graphics of the original Deus Ex are admittedly very dated now but the depth the game has is incredible. Human Revolution is also great, although the boss fights and AI are rather underwhelming. Despite some pitfalls, you are getting good value with this pack. A great purchase!

92

Great Game

noobboy191 | Sept. 12, 2013 | See all noobboy191's reviews »

This game is a combination of great story telling, fun gameplay, and great minigames that help boost the game up. The gameplay has 2 options, stealth, and gunplay. Both equally fun. The story telling is amazing with great voice acting, awesome plot lines and scripts, and overall it just sucks you into a world where body augmentations is a social norm. And unlike other games, Dues ex's minigames are pretty enjoyable. My only main problem with the game is that the locations in the game are so for an otherwise linear story, but it does't encourage exploration. Most of the time there is no incentive to try and see what's beyond the corner. But overall this game is a buy for most sc fi lovers, and with the pricing its at, its practically a steal

91

Replay

tv_ | Sept. 12, 2013 | See all tv_'s reviews »

I just finished replaying Deus Ex. The characters are so easy to follow and the story is just so...I will not spoil it... This RPG experience is one for the books especially with the freedoms it entails.

It's certainly hard to get into. The overall atmosphere may push you away from playing...but really just suck it up and get started. You will certainly feel compelled by the game and really have your imagination on the run!

97

Best combination of Action RPG & Stealth

spycid | Sept. 12, 2013 | See all spycid's reviews »

Deus Ex has always been an Open World RPG Stealth game which means you can play it like Action RPG game or in a complete stealth mode. The choice is yours.

Deus Ex Invisible War laid the foundation for this ARPG and Stealth genre which Deus Ex Human Revolution took it to a new level.

Deus Ex Human Revolution can be completed without killing anyone and the game has huge replay value since every time you can change your play style and skill tree.

Since this collection has all DLCs and GOTY edition, this is a must buy for all Deus Ex, Action RPG and Stealth fans.

95

An essential collection for fans of the first-person RPG.

pokedalt | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all pokedalt's reviews »

When I first picked up the first Deus Ex at a library sale, I had no idea what I was getting to. Having played few RPGs at that point (Pretty much just Pokemon), it was a big change of pace. Most games I played didn't give hardly any freedom, but Deus Ex was different. In the first little bit alone, you were wandering around Ellis Island fighting terrorists and freeing a captive fellow agent. It pretty much lays out what you all you can do in that first level. Stealth elements, chatting with informants to get a key to the front door, re-planting mines so guards activate them when they go after a magically appearing pouch of soy food, and such all go towards that feeling of freedom. As the game goes on, you get to explore locales like New York City, Hong Kong, a Chateau in Paris, and Area 51.

Deus Ex: Invisible War is different, however. While there's still environments to explore, they seem much less expansive. You can't really go very far before hitting a loading zone/door, which gets annoying after a while. Also, the overall RPG elements were kinda toned down for a more wide-spread audience. It's more a bad Deus Ex sequel than a bad game altogether though. By itself, it's an okay game with some welcome Deus Ex influences, however when compared to the first game, it dwindles in comparison.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution, however, is much more reminiscent of the first game. The tone is perhaps a bit less conspiracy-fueled, but still feels very much like Deus Ex. The re-emergence of RPG stuff and the introduction of cover systems give the game a modern feel, while keeping the overall theme of the first game. Generally, the game kinda divides up the sort of stuff you're doing. For example, in the city of Detroit, you can walk around and talk to people, and do "quests", for lack of a better term. However, later when you get to Highland Park, you've got multiple options for how to deal with the enemies in the area. you can just sneak through, or go for a full-on assault. A problem does arrive in that same area when you get locked in a room with a dude that has a minigun-arm, however. if you've been sneaking around with nothing but a modded pistol and a few protein bars, it feels a bit clumsy to be forced into combat with some hulking badass.

Also, Fallout 3 (and New Vegas, I suppose) owe something to the first Deus Ex, if only in the presentation, being an RPG in a first person view, with conversation trees and the like. Overall, if you're a fan of RPGs, specifically first-person RPGs, then go for it. There's quite a bit of game between the three of them, and they're honestly worth playing, if just because they're a surprisingly original idea.

95

An essential collection for fans of the first-person RPG.

pokedalt | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all pokedalt's reviews »

When I first picked up the first Deus Ex at a library sale, I had no idea what I was getting to. Having played few RPGs at that point (Pretty much just Pokemon), it was a big change of pace. Most games I played didn't give hardly any freedom, but Deus Ex was different. In the first little bit alone, you were wandering around Ellis Island fighting terrorists and freeing a captive fellow agent. It pretty much lays out what you all you can do in that first level. Stealth elements, chatting with informants to get a key to the front door, re-planting mines so guards activate them when they go after a magically appearing pouch of soy food, and such all go towards that feeling of freedom. As the game goes on, you get to explore locales like New York City, Hong Kong, a Chateau in Paris, and Area 51.

Deus Ex: Invisible War is different, however. While there's still environments to explore, they seem much less expansive. You can't really go very far before hitting a loading zone/door, which gets annoying after a while. Also, the overall RPG elements were kinda toned down for a more wide-spread audience. It's more a bad Deus Ex sequel than a bad game altogether though. By itself, it's an okay game with some welcome Deus Ex influences, however when compared to the first game, it dwindles in comparison.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution, however, is much more reminiscent of the first game. The tone is perhaps a bit less conspiracy-fueled, but still feels very much like Deus Ex. The re-emergence of RPG stuff and the introduction of cover systems give the game a modern feel, while keeping the overall theme of the first game. Generally, the game kinda divides up the sort of stuff you're doing. For example, in the city of Detroit, you can walk around and talk to people, and do "quests", for lack of a better term. However, later when you get to Highland Park, you've got multiple options for how to deal with the enemies in the area. you can just sneak through, or go for a full-on assault. A problem does arrive in that same area when you get locked in a room with a dude that has a minigun-arm, however. if you've been sneaking around with nothing but a modded pistol and a few protein bars, it feels a bit clumsy to be forced into combat with some hulking badass.

Also, Fallout 3 (and New Vegas, I suppose) owe something to the first Deus Ex, if only in the presentation, being an RPG in a first person view, with conversation trees and the like. Overall, if you're a fan of RPGs, specifically first-person RPGs, then go for it. There's quite a bit of game between the three of them, and they're honestly worth playing, if just because they're a surprisingly original idea.

90

The Complete Deus Ex

ncorbin | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all ncorbin's reviews »

The original Deus Ex even to this day is still amazing! it was brilliant when it came out and still holds its magic to this day, the second instalment (invisible war) isn't near what the first was but is mildly amusing and the latest instalment Human Revolution was simply brilliant! I have completed it multiple times and cant fault it you wont be disappointed! the only bad point I have of human revolution was the DLC Missing link, its not even worth owning I got a hour or two into it and decided to just go back to the normal game. Deus Ex is a true gaming marvel and you cant call yourself a hardcore gamer till you have completed it!

80

Deus Ex what the hell is this?

y1985 | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all y1985's reviews »

I never heard of this game till recently. I was introduce into Deus Ex Human Revolution. The game look really nice with awesome music, gameplay is OK still have some replay value you can approach different route, be stealthy or aggressive action.

The story is ok, since I didn't play the old Deus Ex so I can't say much about storyline.

Overall the game is awesome and under the radar. My friends only 1 person know this game.

98

Great bundle, great price!

borgiswa | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all borgiswa's reviews »

This series is one of the greatest ever created. To have all of the games in one cheap bundle is awesome, and you will not be disappointed by the amount of playtime you get out of it.

This series set the tone for what stealth gaming should be.

93

Conspiracies come in Threes

CrimsonWizard | Sept. 10, 2013 | See all CrimsonWizard's reviews »

In the near future, cybernetics and nanotech will emerge, both improving mankind and sending it careening towards collapses, all while shadowy figures pull the puppet strings from the unseen corners. This is the trilogy of Deus Ex!

There is a lot of cover in this amazing pack so I will try to give each game a quick rundown to help you decide if you want to shoot your way through a cyberpunk RPG.

Deus Ex 1: The original 2000 title was a revolution, mixing not only stealth and non-lethal options like Thief, but also the cybernetic upgrades and RPG mechanics seen in System Shock 2, all mixed with a fresh gritty Earth of the future setting. It's so much more than that however with it being one of the first few games that really discussed philosophy and the direction the world was going in, and offered many choices and accounted for various ways a player could complete an objective. You could stealth and hack your way around foes, non-lethally subdue enemies, or just charge in and gun down everything with heavy weapons and nanotech. While the graphics of the original are a bit dated, the mods available and just the actual game and story itself make this a must play for anyone who appreciates both RPGs and shooting titles.

Deus Ex: The Invisible War: The sequel takes place twenty years later where the world is slowly devolving from further divisions as several political and religious factions emerge to try and create a world government. While the game attempts to provide the same amount of choice and political insight as the first title, the concessions forced to give it a console port hurt the game overall. Graphics aren't quite as refined for an already dated prequel, levels are a bit smaller, and an overall simplification of the RPG mechanics that made the first title so unique. That said, it's not a bad game, just a bit disappointing compared to the first.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution and The Missing Link: The newest game in the series acts as a prequel to Deus Ex 1, showing us a slightly more stable and optimistic future before the turmoil and conspiracies that lead to the original Deus Ex. Benefiting from modern graphics, the game looks fantastic as you scramble around the world, eventually uncovering yet another conspiracy controlling the world. Human Revolution does an excellent job of reintroducing the complexity of the original with several RPG mechanics, routes and options with dealing with objectives, and ties it all together in a nice story. While I argue it doesn't discuss philosophy quite as much as Deus Ex 1, and it would have been nice to have more options in dealing with bosses, I appreciate what Deus Ex: HR does, offering a robust and engaging experience that makes me hopeful for more games in the series. As for the added DLC, The Missing Link, it's a fine extra level, and while nothing particularly special, it's nice to have some extra insight into the main Human Revolution game.

So in short, is the trilogy worth it? Absolutely! If you haven't tried out any games in the series, you're missing out one of the finest shooting adventures out there.

86

"I never asked for this"

Alcatraz_Inmate | Sept. 10, 2013 | See all Alcatraz_Inmate's reviews »

Let me start off by saying Adam is a great character that is very well written in this game and the same goes with many of the characters portrayed in the Deus Ex universe. This is an RPG at its best. As you progress through the game you will quickly notice how many different ways you can take on certain situations. The developers really did an amazing job with giving the player the freedom to choose their own play style and make decisions. Every upgrade you obtain always makes you feel like you're improving a great deal. This game has something that appeals to everyone and I highly suggest picking it up.

90

Very good

Bolo | Sept. 9, 2013 | See all Bolo's reviews »

This collection contains a series of one of the most fun openworld games for PC. The original Deux Ex have lots of mods, some with entire new setting, and graphical mods. It's thekind of game that even with an outdated engine continues to be awesome (there are lots of graphical mods too). The last one in the series is less "sandbox" than the previous, but the gameplay is awesome

97

Top notch RPG's

shayhidedark | Sept. 8, 2013 | See all shayhidedark's reviews »

This pack contains one of the greatest games in recent years, Deus Ex:HR, which has excellent stealth gameplay and a great plot and a lot of freedom. This pack also contains one of the best games of old, Deus Ex. I feel that his game offers even more freedom in terms of how you play than even the more recent game which is an achievement. Invisible war however is the least exciting of the three games however if you're still wanting more then it's there. The dlc for HR isn't that great as they don't add much other than the missing link which contains a good story and enhances the gameplay. Be warned though, I recommend that you start playing that piece of dlc after completing the main missions. Enjoy...

94

Awesome

ysk1985 | Sept. 8, 2013 | See all ysk1985's reviews »

All the games in this pack is awesome except invisible war, the choices don't matter in that and the game was a buggy mess. The other games deus ex and human revolution are great though.

96

A great collection at a great price--a classic series!

h4rpwn | Sept. 8, 2013 | See all h4rpwn's reviews »

Once in a blue moon, an ambitious game will come along and redefine people's expectations of what PC gaming should be. When it released in 2000, it was immediately

clear that Deus Ex was one of these games. One of history's great milestones, it truly stands above even the some of the very best titles out there. The Deus Ex saga

is comprised of the original, the successful (yet slightly dumbed-down) Invisible War, and the outstanding Human Revolution make up one of the finest trilogies ever.

The TLDR version of this review: If you call yourself a gamer, but have never played any of the Deus Ex games, you have two options. 1.) hand in your geek card right now and repent the error of your ways, or 2.) stop reading this review RIGHT NOW and buy this collection! You owe it to yourself to experience these masterpieces.

An extremely balanced blend of role-playing, first-person shooter, stealth action and adventure, the Deus Ex trilogy succeeds at being the kind of "something for everyone" games that so many others try and fail to be. Are you the run-and-gun kind of player who solves all your problems with an assault rifle and grenades? You can do that here. Are you a stealth ninja who revels in passing unseen (and unheard) through the shadows, fulfilling your objectives without anyone ever knowing you were there? Then this game is for you. Are you a tech-head who likes to hack your way through the back door, or turn the enemy's own security defenses against them? Check. Or maybe you just want to combine play styles and do it all. The decisions are yours to make. Even better, those decisions have consequences--some immediate, some subtle and far-reaching. The multiple paths, decisions, play styles, and endings all lend to the high replay-ability of these games.

Here's a rundown on each aspect of each game. Bear in mind, that the original came out in 2000, so technologically the first two are somewhat dated. With that said, the scores reflect how well they hold up today (Hint: surprisingly well)

GRAPHICS 8/10- Overall, the futuristic cyberpunk themes are well represented over the life of the series. Each game succeeds at creating a dark, detailed dystopia. The older games still hold up well, especially with some tweaking under the hood for widescreen resolutions. Human Revolution continues the distinct look and feel of this world very well. Character animations are the weak point here, as every character appears to have a cross between epilepsy and Parkinson's. Any complaints I have with the series are extremely minor, and won't kill your desire to finish each one to completion.

SOUND & MUSIC 9/10- DX1 and Human Revolution really shine here (Invisible War was merely 'adequate' in my opinion, and lacked some of the quality in the soundtrack department. Sound effects also are top notch across the board, though most of the voice acting is memorable only because it's so bad. Some of the women sound like men trying to sound like women, and NPC's sound like they learned how to read script from the Lucas school of acting; it's wooden and emotionless. Overall, sound plays a critical role in the game, and for the most part it's really well done.

GAME PLAY 9/10- Another high point for the series. Controls are tight and responsive and there are some interesting mechanics at work here. The RPG elements succeed in representing themselves accurately in actual game play. Not trained up in Rifles? You'll be lucky to hit the broadside of a barn because you won't be able to hold your rifle steady. Want to hack a console that's beyond your skill? Ok, but get ready to run when you clumsily trigger the alarm. It's a system that not only rewards careful consideration when deciding where to put your points, but also challenges you to find the most efficient path for your specific skills. There's definitely a sense of satisfaction when you utilize all of your chosen abilities to successfully navigate a tense, enemy-filled area--whether you eliminated everyone, or avoided combat completely. It's necessary to mention a couple of shortcomings: IW doesn't quite measure up to the bar that DX1 set and HR followed. The best way to describe it is 'Deus Ex Lite'. Held next to DX1, it was lacking certain complexity that just didn't make it feel like a worthy successor. Time has shown it to actually be a great game with a lot to offer still. It's just that compared to Part 1 and 3, it seems a bit out of place. The other concern is the maligned boss battles in HR. Not only are you required to kill them (something that will cheese you off if you're trying to complete the game without killing anyone), but the battles are an exercise in frustration if you've spec'd your character for anything other than the frontal assault. Your super sneaky hacker build? Be prepared to reload A LOT! Square/Eidos has promised to fix this with the upcoming 'Director's Cut', so this could make HR a perfect 10, but right now, you have to just accept the fact that some of the more indirect play styles will find these battles incredibly tough (still doable though!).

STORY 10/10- Nothing I can say here will do these games justice. Warren Spector has crafted a detailed story-rich world in which conspiracy theorists (or just avid movie fans) will feel right at home. Everything you find in a great book, you will find here. Part Blade Runner, part Minority Report, the games are rife with intrigue, mystery, and political and moral conflict. Oftentimes, you'll feel as if a story element could have been ripped out of yesterday's--or tomorrow's--headlines. Once you pick it up, it will hook you in and won't let go, long after you completed it. And here's the kicker: It's different EVERY TIME YOU PLAY IT!! Few games have ever successfully made you feel that every decision needs to be weighed...every path considered. Actions have consequences, and you'll either be rewarded or punished accordingly for decisions like no other. To date, this is the only game that I've ever played through and then immediately replayed just to experience another aspect of it.

You're still reading this?! Buy!

95

One of the best series of all time.

Junoh315 | Sept. 7, 2013 | See all Junoh315's reviews »

Do not miss out on this game. Human Revolution alone has over 20 hours of gameplay in the first playthrough and a lot of replay value due to the dynamic endings.

90

The best RPG-FPS out there!

McDoenerKing | Sept. 7, 2013 | See all McDoenerKing's reviews »

The series is well known for being great and the games are except Deus Ex: Invisible War.

The first game has a huge modding community and with their help you can greatly improve the looks of the game. The story of the first game is pretty great and when the game released it was very well presented and told too! Each level provides multiple approaches to be beaten. This is the reason I finished the game multiple times, because I wanted to know how the other route plays like and they all play very differently. You can distribute points toward different character attributes and at some point you will feel a bit too strong in the game, but the atmosphere will keep you playing.

The third game is story-wise a prequel and tells the story of the era before the first game. You are Adam Jensen and are working for a biotechnology firm. You try to find out whats behind of the death of one of your friends and discover more than you originally wanted. This game is essentially a stealth game. You can play it with pure firepower, but it is much more tense to sneak and hack your way through the levels. This game features again a level design with multiple approaches and routes. One level leaves you the choice of a hidden passage accesible by brute strength, jumping over the roofs with increased jumping power, sneak through the front door or climb down from the roof without making too many sounds and not getting hurt too much. The only thing that holds this game a bit back are the poor boss battles, which require pure fighting power.

Do not miss this great opportunity to play one of the best franchise there is on the PC.

85

Amazing series

jinlaw3001 | Sept. 6, 2013 | See all jinlaw3001's reviews »

This is one of my favourite game series of all time. And I don't just say that for funsies, people. This is one of the most intelligent and enjoyable games I've ever had the joy of playing. The first one was outstanding for it's time, and though the graphics are awful now, I still play it every few months just to re-live the game, and each time, I walk a different path. You can do so many things. You want stealth? You got it. You want rockets? You got em! You want robots? Yup, have them too guys!

The second game was very...let's not talk about the second one. It will ruin the flow of this review.

The third game is simply breathtaking. It's such a beautiful game. I spent more time looking around than I did playing. The combat could use a tweak but hey, what can you do. The DLC for that game is also worth buying if you're a bit of a lore nerd.

87

Best Deus Ex package

lok0812 | Sept. 6, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »

This package contains all the Deus Ex game starting from the original Deus Ex that was also the GOTY. The great aspect of the series is its gameplay element. Player can choose from playing as a stealth or an all out action game depending on the style. Of course, the game will reward you heavily if you play it in stealth and explore the environment. The timeline of these game release are slightly odd since Deus Ex Human Revolution is the prequel of the original Deus Ex and the Invisible War, so playing those 2 after playing HR might feel a little down grade in terms of graphic but the gameplay element and the story will feel the same if not better. Overall, a great franchise to get for anyone who enjoys conspiracy.