Reviews for Deus Ex: Human Revolution

98

Square Enix hit a milestone with this one

Demadizz | June 24, 2014 | See all Demadizz's reviews »

Saying this game is epic is an understatement and gives it no justice what so ever. This game is top of the line in every category: Gameplay was flawless Controls are very very user friendly. Stunning visuals with a beautiful in game world to move around in. Story is well done and unique Voice acting is real and not over the top.

I give this game a 9.8/10, because it was a flawless masterpiece. Easily top 5 games of all time for me and necessary addition to everyone's library of games. ,The addition of the Missing Link DLC was a nice touch. It flows in with the story well, and doesn't cause a flaw or plot hole that sometimes occurs with added on DLC.

100

is worthy to carry the name of Deus Ex

mirta000 | May 16, 2014 | See all mirta000's reviews »

When comparing to the first Deus Ex I'm having a hard time deciding which is better.

Both have good atmosphere and wonderfully executed set up. Both have very varied and imaginative levels. Both have good story. And both have various different means of defeating your foe.

The new game is only medium length if compared to other MMOs (20 hours or so), however it's worth it. The dialogue is great, choices do matter, even though the ending is slightly artistic (I would have thought that they could have bothered animating it), however that's exactly how the first game ones. The 3rd one lives up to its name wonderfully.

To sum up: Like the original Deus Ex? You'll like this one too.

96

Surprisingly good sci-fi rpg

drakso | May 15, 2014 | See all drakso's reviews »

The Deus Ex series are a series of very awesome sci-fi games. Even tho some of them were very good and some not, this one is certainly in the GOOD basket. This game really captures a dimension of our future in a very interesting and "believable" way. Corporations and powerful people rule and invent, the common people struggle to survive while you act as another one of the dogs of one corporation. But it would not be an interesting story if the character that you play just listens to orders and plays as a nice pup. The protagonist has a very strong personality and it is up to you, trough the many interaction windows and lots of different ways to complete missions to decide what kinda person he would become. There is a decent stealth system and the combat system is also very satisfying. The graphics and and voice acting is amazing and I recommend this game to anyone who likes RPG games Shooting stealth or just a good sort of sci-fi story.

89

Do not miss out on it!

toshexy | May 10, 2014 | See all toshexy's reviews »

We've seen this story before, but oh is it a good one. You are a military/police/security/tough guy that gets wounded and as a last resort turned into something like a cyborg. In Deus Ex HR that's called augmentation.

And then you discover the global conspiracy... and the hunt begins. The story of this game is great and you will get hooked. Characters are well developed and it all feels well made in terms of story line, if not very original that is - RoboCop anyone?

Augmentation gives you a lot of abilities, and you will need all of them to help you go through the game. The game-play will require you to both fight, but sometimes you will want to or have to take the stealth route. Hacking, hiding and some of your augmentation skills help here.

If you have to or just really want to do it the hard way, you have various weapons at your disposal. Going the stealth route rewards you with some bonuses or items you wouldn't be able to acquire otherwise. The AI is lacking but not so much to ruin the game play for you. Hacking in itself is also a very fun mini game in it's own - and I might add my favorite part of the game lol. Having the freedom to pick at least 2 routes for solving any part of the game makes it as un-repetitive as games get.

Graphics are a bit lacking in regards to the latest standards but it shouldn't surprise since it's not a very new game. In any case graphics isn't bad at all on an overall level and you will not find complaints - but it will not be as pleasing if you play it at the same time you play some graphically superior games of the latest generation.

Bottom line is this game is very fun to play and has a very well thought out of game-play elements. It would be a shame to miss it, and if you can afford to or if you can find it for a good deal you must get it.

85

A fun RPG/Action romp

radenthefridge | March 25, 2014 | See all radenthefridge's reviews »

While the story isn't quite up to where it's predecessors are at, I still was engaged and enjoyed my time spent with Human Revolution. The series does stay true to providing a lot of different ways to tackle situations, and some very satisfying execution/takedown moves. There's even a way to not have to kill anyone (except the bosses)! The bosses are probably the biggest letdown, as they were actually contracted out to a 3rd party, and so don't quite flow with the rest of the game. They're not terrible, but they just kill the flow a bit. I don't regret a second of playtime (except where I was supposed to do chores and got in trouble).

95

Makes my top 10 games ever played!

mtnbykerman | March 17, 2014 | See all mtnbykerman's reviews »

This game is a shooter done right. You have tons of options of how to go about beating the levels. If you like being sneaky you can, if you want to blow everything up you can, if you don't want to kill anyone, you can.

I wish more games used such an intuitive cover based system. That's one of the most frustrating things of many shooters is the inability to get into cover in a realistic way. This game manages to pull that off.

And not only is the game play great the story is great too. The only downfall is the ending is not super polished. It feels like the developers hit a due date and rushed to finish it from a certain point. Most of the game's story is great though.

If you haven't played it yet, what have you been doing with your gaming life?!

95

So damn fun!

SinisterDragon | March 15, 2014 | See all SinisterDragon's reviews »

This was the first Deus Ex game I ever played so I didn't know what to expect. But upon playing for about 10 minutes I was hooked. While this looks like a standard 'run and gun' action game I assure that its not. Instead of fighting you can sneak past everyone or hack into their cameras and turrets or, in some cases, even just talk the enemy down and of course you could also shoot everyone if you wanted to. This is one of my favourite games and I would recommend it to anyone who's even slightly interested. Such an amazing game.

88

the best yet in the series

damienjameswebb | March 2, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »

This game is sooooooo addicting and I made sure to play through it a few time just so I could see how things could play out all the different ways. I just wish the story was a little bit longer or if you could create your own campaigns or add ons.

Either way, the setting is great and very reminiscent of the cyberpunk era. The upgrades are pretty sweet and I found that the longer I played the game the more I was trying to play through it in ghost mode. Using all my abilities to the fullest and trying to figure out the best way to finish the levels. The graphics are great but can run a little slow at times (would probably run better on a desktop than a laptop).

95

Simply the best

taigatsu | Feb. 11, 2014 | See all taigatsu's reviews »

Deus Ex : Human Revolution had a hard reputation to live up to. As a sequel to one of the most highly regard games of all time, there was a lot of skepticism that it could live up to the expectations. Deus Ex certainly does not disappoint. It is a highly polished gem that expertly blends action, stealth and some role-playing into a game that rewards different styles of play, with none of its traits feeling underdeveloped or unrewarding.

What makes Deus Ex so distinct is how it lets you choose how you want to play it. You can go in shoot your way through any problems, but then you'll miss out on opportunities to explore, sneak past particularly difficult parts, or engage in conversations that open up new options for you. You'll grow stronger as you unlock new augmentations and new abilities, and when you play through it again, the different choices you make will effect how you apporach the game.

The setting is rich and vividly rendered, a fascinating near future cyberpunk world gripped with a very real moral issue. Each environment is fully realized and helps creative an immersive game world. It takes an interesting look at exploring the concept of what it means to be human, with arguments made on both sides of the transhumanism debate.

Deus Ex : Human Revolution is one of the strongest games to come out in the past several years, and a must play for anyone looking for a more intelligent action and stealth game.

80

An amazing Role-Playing experience

Matlair | Jan. 20, 2014 | See all Matlair's reviews »

Now this was a game I really enjoyed. Perfect gameplay, nice graphics, a gripping story and plenty of quests to complete. The only thing I didn't like were the Boss Battles. All of them are something like "Oh, you chose to play the game stealthily and only have non-lethal weapons? Well too bad, here is an enormous dude with a minigun. Have fun.". The boss battles will make you hate the game. At least for a few minutes. But after you successfully beat them, you will continue to love the game again.

90

Great.

TETfromLondon | Jan. 17, 2014 | See all TETfromLondon's reviews »

I will admit that this game took a little while to draw me in; longer than the original in fact, but once I got into it, I was enthralled. The multiple ways to complete objectives are back, and there are some great ones. The game also looks great and has a very unique art style focusing on black and gold (a welcome change from the popular gritty brown). The voice acting is also good, although their are one or two weirdly horrendous sounding NPCs.

The greatest improvement in the game is the combat. The shooting is now far better. The guns are more satisfying. The AI is more intelligent, and the non-lethal weapons are now vaguely useful. The hub areas are even better than in the original game. They are huge. They could be more frequent though.

The main criticisms I have are the boss battles and the ending. The ending is a forgivable issue, since it is a prequel, so they couldn't do anything too drastic. The boss battles, however, are real problems. The fact that the only possible strategy is shooting the boss with no non-lethal option is very annoying. However, there aren't too many of these battles, so it's not too much a problem to dissuade you from buying the game.

A major strength of the game is the variety of ways in which you can complete it. The length can be anywhere from around 15 hours to 35 hours, depending on whether you read all the logs and do all the side quests (and I highly recommend that you do). Overall, this game is fantastic, and I highly recommend it.

90

FPS Stealth Tactical Espionage Action sounds familiar

mulletov | Dec. 27, 2013 | See all mulletov's reviews »

If you liked any of the Metal Gear Solid games, then this is the game for you. It's set in futuristic Detroit just like Robocop and even has mechs. You play as Adam Jensen the security chief for Sarif industries. Due to an attack on the company, you get cybernetic upgrades called augmentations that make you a one man army. This game has a very different feel from most FPS games out. You have the option to play through it without killing anyone or go in guns blazing. I used the non-lethal route on my playthrough and found it quite fun to sneak and not get caught. What allowed me to do this without too much frustration was the quicksave function. If you make a mistake, just quick load. It's kinda like reversing time.

There's a lot to do in this game. Theres 2 major hub cities to explore and interact w/ NPCs and do side missions. There's hacking mini-games, character leveling progression, and the various augmentations are fun to experiment with. I never played the previous Deus EX games but this game has definitely got me interested in the franchise.

85

An excellent game

bootss1 | Dec. 19, 2013 | See all bootss1's reviews »

This game really did capture the spirit of the original, and brought it gracefully into a new body. There are multiple ways of solving each encounter in the game and while the take down mechanism did simplify some matters it did not break the game.

The only flaw with this edition is the boss battles - they are unavoidable combat encounters. Not so fun when you are making a no kills stealth character. For that reason I would recommend that you pick up the director's cut edition instead.

97

One of the Greats!

LtValerii | Dec. 3, 2013 | See all LtValerii's reviews »

When this game came out I was very hesitant to buy it. I am a fairly picky gamer, but I decided to give it a chance. I had never been so happy! This game easily became one of my favorites.

The story is in a way fairly generic, but also really enticing. There is a wonderful customization interface that entirely affects the game play depending on the choices you make. The controls are some of the best I have played to date, everything is very smooth.

There is a lot to Deus Ex. Talking, hacking, sneaking, fighting, exploring, and upgrading. All of these keep it interesting when it could easily get boring.

The game is built around stealth and I find it most rewarding to play this way while still exploring everything you can. It adds a degree of difficulty and excitement that I find lacking in other games.

The augments you have to choose from are all pretty fun and if you take your time, you can unlock most of them! On top of it all, with either play style there are a bunch of different weapons and upgrades which keep it interesting.

95

Forever Unforgettable

riezvi | Nov. 26, 2013 | See all riezvi's reviews »

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a first-person game with a unique role-play element, thus made it a unique ARPG game. The game relied heavily on cover system IF you are playing as a hot blood gunner. However Deus Ex offers alternatives such as stealth to neutralize your enemies, hacking through computers and security networks, and social quests. A truly beautiful storyline with a multiple choices of action to freely control your own story and character progress, I can say that this game have what it takes to become a masterpiece and forever unforgettable.

85

Carry a vending machine around!

MSJ | Nov. 17, 2013 | See all MSJ's reviews »

The stealth, hacking or combat paths are just the beginning. It's how it interacts with the environment that matters. You can for example, use your strength upgrade to carry a vending machine around. This allows you to use it as mobile cover to for both stealth and combat. Then you can also throw it at enemies. And those hackable mobile turrets? You can also carry them around as a really big infinite ammo weapon.

Only the boss fights bring this game down a bit, but you can remedy those with explosives and heavy weapons. One boss that was set to be a major one was easily taken out within 5 seconds by spamming shots from a grenade launcher on him.

82

For newcomers, a brilliant entry into the trilogy

Salty_Roy | Nov. 16, 2013 | See all Salty_Roy's reviews »

Warning: This review is obviously more tailored to those who are interested in jumping right into the trilogy for the first time. I hold personal bias considering Human Revolution was my gateway into the series

Yep. That's out of the way.

So, if you're considering Human Revolution to be your first foray into the trilogy, you can be assured that Eidos Montreal have done a lavishing job for both newcomers and long-term fans of the series. I remember last year picking the title up on sale in-store for $35. At the time it felt like a gamble, but oh boy did it pay off. The narrative (albeit borrowed) is smooth and engaging. As is with any good speculative fiction, it takes an ideal and places it into the future. Unfortunately in this case, I found the message Eidos intended to deliver by its climax as fairly out-of-focus, but regardless, credit due to the team. What Deus Ex instead champions so well is the interlocking of both narrative and environment to complement an already fully realised universe. It will take consecutive playthroughs to explore Human Revolution's to the brim, and it pays further discovering the game's homages to the series. Crawling within the underbelly alleyways of Hengsha, or completing side missions for employees in Detroit, it's all focused to elevate the backstories and character of these cities. Traversing apartment buildings and alleyways makes up the first part of the gameplay, and scouring every crevice is extremely rewarding and downright refreshing. It is fairly laid-back, purposely built to allow time to be lapsed to inject information and understanding of the player's surroundings to the universe.

When taking on HR's main missions however, gameplay seamlessly drifts to cautious movement throughout multilevel factories encasing tight corridors and sprawling hallways to outdoor environments, tiered by catwalks and cover. If you're a fan of the stealth genre, Deus Ex will feel like slipping on an old glove (that's the phrase, right?). Regardless, although the description proclaims "action-packed close-quarter takedowns with intense shooting", it isn't really tailored for the 'run and gun, trigger finger player'. As with Dishonored, you'll find delight in taking unorthodox methods in completing missions: Exploiting the AI by hurling a vending machine to distract the guards. Discovering a hidden route to bypass a heavily guarded room. The levels are laid out for the player to instigate experimentation.

The RPG elements are functional enough to permit variety and fun. This is HR's main gimmick, as character progression is focused on upgrading your abilities past the realms of superhuman. It's pretty awesome. They range from helping you hack doors, systems, turrets and robots, to timed invisibility and seeing through walls. This also acts as a tunable difficulty curve. The upgrades you choose are programmed to help alleviate the challenges ahead and foster replay value. I found the levels to sometimes feel repetitious on my first play through, so experimentation in how you approach each situation through these augments is the game's saving grace.

Before I end this review, now's possibly the best time as ever to address the elephant in the room. His name is tacked-on boss battles, and nobody likes him. They're a constant speed bump throughout Deus Ex, and forcefully tear apart the meticulously developed flow of the game. Sure, you can play it the right way and be consequently eviscerated for choosing a pacifist-skewed gear, or, play a more sneakily method and stock up mines. Although I'd highly recommend experiencing the game with new eyes, boss battles can at will devastatingly destroy a single play through despite Eidos' counter methods of cluing in the player with trails of scattered items. It doesn't help, as from the conclusion of the introductory mission, players are deceitfully led to assume there is always a pacifistic approach to every situation. It sucks, and goes against game design.

Despite all this and given these damn sales, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is beyond worth the asking price. Praise is due to the team in the deep craftsmanship into constructing and bringing to life the world of Human Revolution. The narrative can be weak at times, but the connotations with current events such as Occupy Wall Street do benefit the overall experience. Most of all, it's a lot of fun, and respects the foundations originally built by its predecessors. If it weren't for the bosses (and there are way too many), and a somewhat non-interactive climax, it would be an almost perfect gem. I can only recommend it if you are able to bypass these flaws, which you will.

On a side note, if you're not using fridges as weapons, you're playing it wrong.

93

A Superb Game

Wiesler | Nov. 14, 2013 | See all Wiesler's reviews »

Deus Ex is a first person RPG series that is very important in the world of gaming. Human Revolution does not fall short of its namesake and is a great game that stands on its own.

The mechanics are a mix of action and RPG, or stealth if you so choose. The RPG elements come into play when you augment Jensen for various benefits: running silently, turning invisible, aiming steadier, and so on. These upgrades help you play the game the way you want to. However, one small flaw is that certain moves require energy that can only be regained by eating energy bars. It's a very small complaint.

When you aren't busy augmenting Jensen you will be investigating various cases around open world settings that are split into distinct sections. Choosing what Jensen says or does in missions adds to the story, and the writing is sharp. The game's story plays out like a neo-noir, and you are the detective.

The gameplay outside of role-playing lies in shooting or sneaking. You can use your various skills/gadgets to sneak by tons of guards and net yourself a "Ghost" rank, which nets you bonus experience, or you can shoot up the place. The choice is yours, though it should be noted that you can not have a completely pacifist run in this game as bosses must be killed. Non-lethal boss fights are supposed to be addressed in the Director's Cut of the game.

95

My first experience with Deus Ex

Kalmado | Oct. 26, 2013 | See all Kalmado's reviews »

I purchased this game originally on 360 when it was first released and loved it. One thing that drove me to this game was it being set in Detroit. I live in Michigan and worked in Detroit and always get excited whenever anything is released in entertainment regarding the city.

After recently building my first gaming pc I was gifted Deus Ex from a friend and so far am in love with the pc version. Graphics are amazing. Game play is solid. I'm not very far in yet, but I'll assume it's as amazing overall if not more than the 360 version. The story is extremely unique which garners it a standout in the gaming market of today. Highly recommend purchasing this.

85

Great Cyberpunk Action

shadowboy117 | Oct. 26, 2013 | See all shadowboy117's reviews »

A very involving stealth-action FPS/RPG hybrid that caters to your preferred play style whether it be a full-on guns-blazing approach or a more methodical stealthy approach. The game does this by allowing you to customize Adam Jensen's cybernetic abilities via a skill tree. You can choose to invest in skills which allow for a more stealthy approach, such as an invisibility cloak or a more lethal and deadly approach such as being able to drop explosive mines around yourself to kill enemies. However one of the biggest drawbacks to the gameplay are the Boss Battles which offer hardly any variation to completing them other than a single "right" way.(This is different in the new Director's Cut version of the game that improves the boss battles.) Overall, if you enjoy moody, atmospheric, and intriguing Cyberpunk themed settings and gameplay then this game is definitely worth your time.

95

A great game for both story and action!

icearmor | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all icearmor's reviews »

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is an excellent game with options for both those who have lethal, run-and-gun playstyles and those who prefer to cloak themselves in darkness and strike non-lethally while moving through areas. The augmentation system is well done and the use of praxis points (points used to buy upgrades for your character) based on experience points encourages the player to find the best solution to a particular problem. I mainly played stealthily and really enjoyed hacking my way through top-security doors while knocking out guards or sniping them with the tranquilizer gun. Overall, the game plays great and the only downfall I've experienced is that the scripted boss battles often favor those who have more of an inclination towards heavy weapons than those who use non-lethal take-downs. Don't let this deter you, however, since the rest of the game is rather open-world and gives you a sense of control over your story.

90

If you are going to buy just one game, buy this.

mongertaja | Oct. 23, 2013 | See all mongertaja's reviews »

Seriously, the title is not lying. This game is almost a masterpiece. You have the freedom to do your missions in almost any kind of combination of stealth and gunplay. I did three playthroughs: First as a full-on enemy massacring maniac, then a slightly more stealthy way and last but not least as stealthy as a technoninja can be. My only gripe about this game are the boss fights. They do break the immersion especially if you try to play non-lethally since you can not defeat them using non-lethal methods or augments. Hopefully the Director's Cut version fixes this. If the boss fights were done properly with tender loving care that shows in the rest of the game instead of being outsourced to an another studio this game would get a 100 from me.

TL;DR Buy it (or the Director's Cut version since it should be out now)

90

An excellent installment in the Deus Ex franchise

rohanbk | Oct. 23, 2013 | See all rohanbk's reviews »

I was blown away by how much fun this game was. The story was very involved from the very beginning, and the gameplay allowed seamless shifting between stealth vs. run-and-gun type action. Voice-acting was top-notch, and I was surprised by how rich this universe was from the NPC interaction to overheard conversations.

My only qualms with this game were the boss fights were extremely unfair since they seemed to punish your choices if you happen to spec out your character to be more stealthy, and hacker oriented. Furthermore, without giving too much away, the final boss and ending were also fairly terrible. Overall, great game, and I recommend it to any gamer looking to sink ~50hrs into a solid action game.

100

A love letter to avid sci-fi action RPG fans.

SonicHedgeTrim | Oct. 21, 2013 | See all SonicHedgeTrim's reviews »

A FPS RPG with so much depth and so many choices you'll want to try eveything that comes your way. For example, as you're an augmented human you can augment yourself with uprades in every body area. You can uprade your lung capacity to let you sprint longer, your feet to walk quitely, your skin to decrease damage taken, your cranium and eyes for sensory upgrades, and the list goes on.

It's also filled with meaningful choices that lead you down other tracks or give you different outcomes! So you'll have a lot of fun if you like doing things your own way, whether that's in taking your own level routes or leading conversations where you want them to go.

If you can't already tell, my title refers to me too ;)

If you enjoy sci-fi action RPG's you'll really appreciate this! I give it a perfect 100 because it was literally the best game I'd ever played! It's going to be hard to top this!

86

A brilliant entry for this old franchise

NVofALL | Oct. 20, 2013 | See all NVofALL's reviews »

Deus Ex Human Revolution manages to capture the steampunk style that encapsulated old fans perfectly. The choice to play via stealth or go in guns blazing is appreciated, but it feels slightly dishointed. For example, you get XP bonuses for completing a mission via stealth, but all the boss fights require gun play, and not stealth.

Although the game promises to fix these issues via the Director's Cut, that really isnt an excuse for the poor design oversight.

All in all, the game is a fantastic marvel of story telling and gameplay, and if you are a fan of stealth games ,you shouldnt miss this!

91

A worthy sequel to one of the greatest games of all time...

Serrin | Oct. 17, 2013 | See all Serrin's reviews »

Following up Deus Ex is not an easy thing to do, as gaming becomes more and more mainstream people start to discuss its legacy and Deus Ex may one day be remembered as gamings Citizen Kane, not the first but possibly the best and certainly a watershed in the industry.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution doesn't approach the originals levels of historical significance in game development but it is a worthy and honest attempt at a sequel that deserves the name Deus Ex. You can't give a game much higher praise than that.

100

Great

Lasiu2 | Oct. 6, 2013 | See all Lasiu2's reviews »

It was my first stealth game. I played it on it's premiere. I loved it and it made me love all stealth games. Graphic is awesome. I really like when future games are well made because it give them additional plus ^^. I think that in Deux Ex you have a lot of available weapons. They are varied and everyone will find something for himself. You have to be careful because rambo mode will finish game for you in 2 seconds. You even have to close doors because of noise which guns make. As a stealth game, its awesome. Graphic, awesome. Soundtrack ehh not bad. Plot awesome too i really liked it. And of course upgrades are well done and i liked it and enjoyed develop my character. I recommend it definitely.

100

Worthy of the Deus Ex name

Improv | Oct. 3, 2013 | See all Improv's reviews »

Deus Ex: HR is a worthy successor to the original which is considered to be one of the greatest games ever made. HR takes everything that made the original so good and updates it for the current generation. The story is brilliant and packed full of tremendous writing that contains conspiracy, lies, deceit, and everything that you would expect from Deus Ex. The soundtrack is phenomenal and gameplay like this just doesn't come around too often anymore. One of the best games of the last few years and well worth the asking price.

95

A game to play

MarcoCav | Sept. 30, 2013 | See all MarcoCav's reviews »

The screenshots of Deus Ex: Human Revolution can be recognized by shades of yellow and blacks, with some touches of cyan and sporadically of other colors less obvious; however, is not the graphics to distinguish this game, but the fact that he had succeeded where Invisible War failed, that is bring back to life in the name of Deus Ex.

Human Revolution is a game of contrasts. The setting is wonderfully recreated on the screen, though his ways are incredibly disproportionate, static and constrained by barriers. The plot is complex and intriguing, yet not I ever stood for originality or for unexpected twists. The characters are interesting, although most of them have an interaction with the player really limited to a few choices. The AI is able to satisfy the needs of those who like to study the opponents' moves before to decide upon their fate, in order to be invisible and to avoid any alarm, but on the other hand it reacts badly in frontal impact. And so on.

There is therefore a dominant aspect that stands out above all others: each of them shows some gaps, but are packaged together in a spectacular manner, and even unique.

This Deus Ex deserves to be played.

90

Adam never asked for this... but we did

lagendofdoom | Sept. 27, 2013 | See all lagendofdoom's reviews »

First you need to understand that this game is a stealth game and it doesn't supposed to be an action game, so for those who seek a game with lots of shooting and action you might need to search elsewhere. Deus Ex:Human Revolution is Amazing\Wonderful\Intresting and Fun. The Sci-Fi,Rpg,First person shooter is something really special, you won't be able to find a game like this one because there isn't one. The game concentrate on stealth and only on stealth you should play this game as a stealth game and nothing more or less. It is really important to remember that this game is all about stealth. Deus Ex:Human Revolution offers us an intresting ( and a little complicated ) story with nice graphics, intresting characters, a really good level disign which you can pick many ways of how to finish every part of the game, and most important the game offers a Challenge. The only downside of the game is the boss battles which can be quite frustrating, even so the game is simply AMAZING, BUY IT

90

You always have a choice!

Mates1500 | Sept. 22, 2013 | See all Mates1500's reviews »

A stealth game done well. I haven't encountered a particularly large amount of AI bugs, if I'd have, this game wouldn't be as good, it's a very huge part of the game. Do you prefer to go sneaky sneaky somewhere, quietly assasinate someone, and then get out fast? Or just go shoot everyone in the place instead? That's all up to you! The graphics style is very interesting, I liked it. The graphical fidelity is very good as well. You have lots of choices in the character interactions, too. The only really bad part about the game I could point out are the boss battles, they're very linear and boring.

85

Great balance of genres!

rjb789 | Sept. 22, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »

Deus ex perfectly balances the stealth genre with action sequences and and interesting upgrade system which allows you to tailor the game to your play style. If you perfect to be stealthy, get an augmentation which allows you to tread lightly as to not make any noise. The graphics are sharp and vibrant, they are often bathed in a yellow glow. The futuristic setting is believable and the characters pull you into the story. The gunplay is punchy and the option of so many ways to approach a mission always warrants a second playthrough. In short, if you enjoy a futuristic setting with tons of player choice and options, go get this game!

90

Deus Ex the revolution begins now

g_reaper1666 | Sept. 20, 2013 | See all g_reaper1666's reviews »

This is a fun game to play purely because you have the choice of what route and actions that you will take unlike most other games which force you to do what the developers want wich takes away the replayabilty of the game because if you can complete it in one playthrough you are less likely to want to play it again. which is why i praise this game because aswell as completing the main missions you also complete side missions and objectives which can actually help you with the main storyline. The choices at the end of the game are tough as well because it forces you to pick a side which i all i can really say without giving away too much information.

91

Perfect balance!

ccroatian | Sept. 17, 2013 | See all ccroatian's reviews »

Nothing is perfect, of course, but I feel like in this game they have found the almost perfect. Balance betwee stealth, gunblazing or stealth killing was never this satisfying. The perfection is even in the interactive dialogs, so you can choose your attitude, and so you can have a influence to the plot. This segment of the game is loyal to the former deus ex titles. Go and play it, becouse the world's fate is in your hands!

90

A brilliant experience

jep1138 | Sept. 9, 2013 | See all jep1138's reviews »

Human Revolution is one of the best games I have ever played. The world in which the story takes place is amazing. There is an abundance of reading material in the game for those who enjoy lore, and the maps which you get to explore are so big that you may well find yourself getting lost in some of the city areas. The story itself is incredible. The cultural battle between those who support human augmentation and those who wish to ban it is very compelling, and the character of Adam Jensen is very well realised.

My only complaints would be the boss-battles, which feel very staged and geared towards those who chose a 'Schwarzenegger' character build, the pre-rendered cutscenes which look far worse than the rest of the game, and the ending which I felt was a bit lacklustre.

Despite these issues, the game is still one of my favourite titles of all time and I would heartily recommend it.

90

Simply great.

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

Shamefully I will admit this was my first Dues Ex game to play. From a newcomers perspective with no experience with previous entries, this game is just amazing. If you pay attention to everything, the storyline can get very immersive. There are lots of small details the greatly add to the plot of the game, which I found great to experience.

Combat isn't all that incredible as gunplay doesn't feel very accurate or smooth. Graphically not very impressive, but the game shines in its story and setting.

90

Worthy of the Deus Ex name

Nessopito | Aug. 26, 2013 | See all Nessopito's reviews »

A great single player experience that shouldn't be missed. With multiple options on how to move around the various levels, multiple builds, and such, the game gives quite a few alternatives on how you want to play it. Wether you want to play as a shooter, as a stealth game and everything in between, Deus Ex: HR will accomodate to your playstyle.

The story and cyber punk ambience is done in spades, and is a great credit to the genre and it's philosophy.

87

Stealthing is fun!

MrPapaya | Aug. 21, 2013 | See all MrPapaya's reviews »

I bought this game a while back and tried a pacifist-run first. Somebody should have told me first that you cant kill the guys in the tutorial level as well, but hey, live goes on. Otherwise this game is a great example that stealth can be fun. The plot around the Illuminati was a bit dull in my opinion bit other than that, the topic of technological advance was executed greatly.

90

Deus Ex - A Real Hoot

fireburt | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all fireburt's reviews »

Human Revolution is very accessible—even if you are new to the franchise. At the same time, accessibility does not mean that it is watered down. There is ample customization and RPG elements. The game can be completely different based on your play style. Where this game really shines is in it's art direction and level design. The atmosphere is thick and cohesive and there are multiple ways to complete each level, adding to the replay value. Overall it is just a really fun game.

86

Perfect!

Sewpar | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all Sewpar's reviews »

This game is just great. The soundtrack is superb, atmosphere is beyond wonderful, augmentations change the gameplay entirely and gives many possibilities to complete missions in various ways. Graphics and voice acting are pretty good, but the story is probably the strongest aspect of this game. It will keep you playing until the end.

75

Fun and Frustrating

flawlesslogic | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all flawlesslogic's reviews »

I played Deus Ex in stealth mode trying to get through the game without killing anyone while playing on the hardest setting. Overall the game was fairly enjoyable but was met with a few moments of frustration. While the game promotes stealth and violent playthroughs all the bosses require you to kill them rather than stealth your way through. This can lead to some problems especially since you may not be carrying violent weapons in your backpack going into a boss fight and you probably won't upgrade your abilities to fight violently. Outside of boss fights alerting an enemy to your present can result in you hiding in a corner for a long time while they forget you exist. While this is realistic it takes up a bunch of time.

On the positive side the games controls are pretty easy to get use to and the story side of the game is pretty good. The game allows for multiple changes in the story if you decide to reply the game which would be nice for replay ability. The graphics look nice considering the age of the game however playing the game on max settings will make the cutscenes look pretty crappy.

Overall a good game for the price I paid.

93

The best in the series

metalos1 | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all metalos1's reviews »

I beat all the Deus Ex games, but the Human Revolution is the best in my opinion. Like in the previous games, you can choose your play style. If you want to be Rambo, go and shoot the enemies. Or, if you want to sneak, you can. The gameplay is very smooth. When you are in cover, the camera goes TPS view, so you sees everything what are important. The prtagonist is Adam Jensen. He is very cool character, his voice is incredible, Elias Toufexis made an excellent job. The neo-noir Detroit is very dark, and interesting place. In th city, you can go a lot of location.

Some word about the technical side. The grahics is good, but not the best, however the sounds and the musics are excellent. Upon the whole, the game is great, i really recommend this masterpiece.

95

Stealth gaming done right

forgot2shave | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all forgot2shave's reviews »

Firstly, I find this game to be comparable with games like MGS. The stealth gameplay is great. You feel tension sneaking around, through vents and back doors. You can hack doors and computers. You can knock out guards. Alternatively, you can go all out and just play it like a shooter. The gameplay options are there and the skills system only helps to increase options.

That being said, the story quality is also great. The voice acting is top notch and the thrill of discovering the truth about augmented humanity is gripping.

90

An incredible journey in the future!

Warning_origina | Aug. 11, 2013 | See all Warning_origina's reviews »

Wow! That's what you say after visited Detroit's street or lower Hengsha! The cyberpunk setting in Human Revolution is immersive, you feel the contradictions inside the changes of a new era for all human beings. And you have a role inside all of this situation, take your decision and find out the future of all mankind. Wow! When you complete a level moving like a ninja without being spotted by enemies! In fact you can fight your enemies with a huge arsenal of guns or be smarter than them, using the enviroment and your augmentations to survive in the hard world of Human Revolution. Wow, when you complete Human Revolution and you know that you've just played a great game!

82

Great Game

venkatbaggu | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all venkatbaggu's reviews »

30 hours of awesome gaming. Those who have played the first Deus Ex will like it even more. Graphics are awesome, so is game-play & music. Story is okay. Everything is customizable including weapons and powers.

Nice Storyline Great Graphics Unbelievable stunts for Melee attack Last but not the least, official gameplay time is around 32 hrs, which is a Big deal! Hacking (the hacking mini game is very addictive if you learn it)

buy this game . You will NOT regret it!

86

Great!

spiken0 | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all spiken0's reviews »

Awesome story, dialogs, hacking system, diversity of augmentations, adequate amount of guns and gadgets... Every mission is unique and funny. The great thing is also gaining experience in finding secret passages and documents. The only thing I do not like are easy boss fights...

95

Amazing Prequel to an Incredible Game

NucularS | Aug. 4, 2013 | See all NucularS's reviews »

Human Revolution is a prequel Deus Ex deserves. The only disappointment this game offers are the boss battles, which this engine was clearly not designed for. An otherwise great control scheme, which seamlessly switches between first and third person perspectives when the protagonist alternates between action and stealth modes and which nearly perfectly locks the character to cover, suddenly becomes an encumbrance against bosses who do not use cover and charge head on. The rest of the game, however, is an amazing stealth shooter with complete freedom to completing each mission.

90

A Great Game!

ultrapwnd | Aug. 4, 2013 | See all ultrapwnd's reviews »

Deus Ex Human Revolution is a very fun game. The story is deep and engaging, and deals with very interesting topics. The gameplay offers multiple play styles and is very fluid. You can choose to use stealth, attack head on, or face your opponents however you want. The upgrade system has a few relatively useless things, but is otherwise well executed. The graphics look great, especially with Direct X 11 enabled. You need not have played the original Deus Ex or Invisible war to understand what is going on here. The only problem is the game can get quite challenging now and then, but otherwise I highly recommend that you play this game as it is an experience not to be missed!

92

A new story as much as a prequel

berthor | Aug. 3, 2013 | See all berthor's reviews »

This game is an experience, not quite up to the level of the first, but what is?

Play the way you want. Resolve every issue the way you see fit. Be what you want, as long as you are some kind of cyborg. Want to be a cyborg John Rambo? You got it. Want to be a cyborg-pacifist-ninja? Yup. Cyborg James Bond? Sure thing! Elusive cyborg hacker? Oh, you get it already? Ok, sorry.

Be ready to enjoy being a cyborg of some sort as you punch through walls, crawl through vents, hack things, and pop skulls with your whatever kind of gun you like. ...unless you don't like guns or popping skulls, it's up to you.

Someone stole that ladies purse! What are you going to do? A. Chase after the punk and recover the purse by bribing him with the promise of keeping his shins intact. B. Ignore the entire situation. C. Brain the fleeing punk with your 10mil and proceed about your day. D. Catch the punk and take the purse for yourself, after breaking his jaw with a manly cyberpunch.

95

Deus ex now in super polished and more digestible form.

CyberspyXD | Aug. 3, 2013 | See all CyberspyXD's reviews »

I'm a gamer of the younger generation and so when I hear gamers older then me talking about Deus Ex as one of the greatest games of all time I wanted to check it out. And so I did but I was overwhelmed and the game had not aged well at all (I heard a HD conversion is up for download might try that). Deus Ex Human revolution is a great game and allows you to play the way you want to play. Want to be a silent and deadly okay! Want to be loud and proud sure! The AI puts up a good fight and the game is over 20 hours long (More depending on your playstyle) only con is the boss fights... These requires you to disregard your play style (If it was stealth) and so is tough on people who don't invest in combat oriented augs. overall Deus Ex Human revolution is a great game and you all should play it

96

for any one who loved the privius Deus Ex then he sure love

chakad | Aug. 3, 2013 | See all chakad's reviews »

this prequel !

not only the game have a whole new looks, it also feel "connected" to the privius stories on the series, which makes the game even more appealing to fans of the series :)

the game have a great mechanics and AI , got a lot challenge in to it - but in a fun way, and have a lot of choices on how to play it you can chose if to play stealthed or front assault, lethal or non lethal weapons so it fits like a glove to any player style!

combined it with excellent story line and great environment + atmosphere and there is no way you want have fun!

if you like action + rpg then you will love it!

90

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is one of my all time favorites!

nleibert | Aug. 2, 2013 | See all nleibert's reviews »

I absolutely loved the first Deus Ex game and played the heck out of it as a kid so when I heard that there was a new Deus Ex game coming out called Deus Ex: Human Revolution...I was stoked to say the least!

Deus Ex: Human Revolution gives the player an amazing futuristic world to play out a well rounded story. In this game you can choose to play through it stealthily or you can go in guns blazing and you have a sweet set of skills you can choose and upgrade as you dwell deeper into the story. If you decide to go through the game playing as a stealth character there are multiples routes you can take (such as going through vents, putting enemies to sleep and scaling the rooftops without enemies noticing) or if you take the action route there's some awesome skills and weapons you can use and upgrade to decimate your enemies! The graphics are fantastic and show off a world where technology is taking over, everything is crisp and detailed so you actually feel like each of the hubs in the game are a living breathing city.

The only problem I had with Deus Ex: Human Revolution is that some of the boss fights can be frustrating and if you have taken the stealth route the boss fights can be even harder because you can't take them out nonlethally.

If you liked the original Deus Ex, this game provides more of the same great gameplay and if you haven't played the original but you like action-rpg like games that let you choose how you play through them and upgrade skills along the way...you'll LOVE this game!

93

Deus Ex is back!

Veniu | Aug. 1, 2013 | See all Veniu's reviews »

Finally, after many years we have our great Deus Ex back in action. But has it reached its full glory?

Straight answer- no. Just as the game is stunning, making us to make decissions and dynamically change the style we play (and of course, how we develop our character Adam Jensen) but I felt like it lacks something. I don't and I will never regret buying this game. Its still amazing, though sometimes the "open world" still seems kind of linear (even if we have multiple ways of finishing all the quests).

I need to say, that I was worried about the "story level" in the game. As an FPS/TPP modern game, it shouldn't have a bright reason to dive in the plot. But this one has. A really huge and amazing one! Almost every quest we do has a meaning and is somehow connected to the main point. Some of the sidequests reveal pieces (ha, huge pieces!) of story of our character Adam Jensen or others, even of all the companies in the game.

So, where the shock starts? Its withing the menu of the game! 1st time I have launched the game and seen the menu I just knew it was it, it was awesome! The graphics (where post-processing effects do the best of its role- whole game would be literally different wihout it) are stunning (even if sometimes seem dull, it matches the whole world! An amazing connection.) and beautiful. With all the effects and sometimes dull, low-res textures, it kind of blends with the world! We're in the future, they're using materials never previously known to a man, and its all clear why.

Cinematic, or cutscenes, how ever you call it, they're amazing. You can notice that there are 2 types of these, one using the graphics from the game (these look really amazing!) and one are rendered (though I prefer the in game rendered cutscenes). It all brought me to one point saying: "Dayum, they really want that game to look just like an RPG game!". And so it does!

Points for killing, knocking out, or avoiding enemies. That is something I actually was waiting for. If we accumulate enough points, we unlock one additional Praxis part which enables or expands our augmentations. It's just like experience points but wihout using the usual name for it! Genious! Its even all explained why you need to unlock them but... Let's not spoil the story.

The "Human Revolution" is explained in the game too, sometimes by quests, but mostly with cutscenes, dialogs and notes we find. Don't be worried, almost everything is explained here, giving you a huge overview what's been going on lately. Again, amazing!

Music and sounds. I really loved everything, an LMG did sound like and LMG, same with every other gun or a sound. I have no idea where they get the sounds and ideas for them but they've executed the task prefectly. Same with the music, but I also missed the Main Menu theme from Deus Ex. You just can't forget that one.

The only thing I'd wish for this game is to get much more popularity and another sequel of course. I can wait even 5 years, because I don't want to rate the game around 80. I'm sure not only I want to continue seeing all of the strongest assets in the sequels. And one of the strongest assets its the game itself. Its a perfect balance between everything.

80

Perfect (almost) blend of stealth and action

ConorEngelb | July 27, 2013 | See all ConorEngelb's reviews »

The best thing about Human Revolution is that it allows you to do things however you want. Mostly. You have the choice of completing a mission as the all-guns-blazing action hero, shooting all the bad guys in the face, or as a stealthy agent, tranquilising and tazering your foes.

Two things that let the game down, however, were the scarcity of shops to buy more equipment at, and the abominable boss fights. If I'm going for a stealthy playthrough, I don't suddenly want that to be broken by having to shoot a big person in the face until they're dead, please.

95

Great action RPG and a worthy prequel

spycid | July 26, 2013 | See all spycid's reviews »

Deus Ex Human Revolution is a great prequel to the old Deus Ex games released almost 10 years ago. This game has an open world which lets you finish the game without killing anyone, the first of it's kind.Gameplay has a lot of varieties which gives enough liberty to roam around and choose any play style you wish, environment not only makes the game look beautiful but you can use it to your own advantage. Storyline is quite fine too. The game is meant for both Action and Stealth lovers. Must play game for every Deus Ex, Action RPG & Stealth fan.

95

I Asked For This

IntegerDevourer | July 26, 2013 | See all IntegerDevourer's reviews »

This game defeated my expectations that the game would be ruined by modern gaming trends. Nearly everything about this game is solid, although the ending is weak. You are doing yourself a disservice not to experience this game, especially if you are a fan of the original.

90

Great addition to the Deus Ex series

ADUAN | July 24, 2013 | See all ADUAN's reviews »

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the latest addition to the Deus Ex series. Like its predecessor, Human Revolution manages to create a world where you have a variety of options at your disposal, as well as many ways to interact with the people around you. Using stealth is always rewarding, and the firefights with the enemies are also fun. The only part where it lets itself down is in the bossfights, but that is just a minor issue when compared to the rest of the game.

95

Love this game

DarkS2K | July 23, 2013 | See all DarkS2K's reviews »

Couldn't get enough of this game. One of my all time favourite stealth games.

92

Enjoyable

Dustin681 | July 22, 2013 | See all Dustin681's reviews »

As my first Deus Ex game, I loved it. Very interesting mechanics with extremely good execution, and the way you can play through the game twice without doing the exact same thing is very nice. Especially good story, even if YOU aren't the character.

95

Good sequel

damianjar122 | July 16, 2013 | See all damianjar122's reviews »

When i heard about new Human Revolution I was sceptic. I did not believe that this game can be better then Deus Ex. And it's not, but really nearly. Plot is the best thing. You don't know what can hapen next. And what is important, you can do what you want: kill enemies, be a spy that anybody can't see and more. Thanks for that excellent title.

92

A trip to the past

Kradath | July 15, 2013 | See all Kradath's reviews »

This game certainly got its own problems but storywise and gameplaywise this game is quite reminiscent of older games and especially the first title in the Deus Ex series.

The art style is simply stunning and the gameplay is very solid, not as good as the original, but it's much more intelligent than most other games these days.

I really hope they continue on this great basis with more Deux Ex games.

Highest recommendation.

85

Could be better but it's Deus Ex !

MichalM | July 15, 2013 | See all MichalM's reviews »

So, Deus Ex Human Revolution is one of the best games of 2011. It's great shooter RPG with huge world to explore (not sanbox but hey, still great :)) with a lot of rpg elements, skills etc. If this game could be less, hmm, Call of Dutish, that would be great because the whole potential can be broken with shooting mechanic. What's the best about that game is allowing player to have free will of completing missions, you want to do a lot of shooting and killing? here you go, there's weapon now smash enemies. You want to make everything like a proper assassin? Here's your silencer and go and do whatever you want. Great game for not so bad price :D

80

Very Nice Game

simodeso | July 13, 2013 | See all simodeso's reviews »

i never played the older deus ex games but this looks pretty good. i played and i enjoyed it, there are a lot of ways to finish levels (stealth, rush,using robots..) so it makes the game re-playable when you finish it! it's a fps shooter but it's also a rpg because you can level up and improve your character.. ( i really love the level up system). It has a decent story with a theme that soon will be a very hard ethical question to answer.. Do the mankind needs an improvement with robo-arms or legs, or chip in their brain? In the near future everyone will asks him self these type of question, so it's very interesting play a game with these atmosphere.. So my advice is to buy this awesome game!

95

A Game Worthwhile

FreeshootXiggy | July 9, 2013 | See all FreeshootXiggy's reviews »

I've always enjoyed the Deus Ex Series, a friend of mine got me addicted and I've played for endless hours. I'm really sad HR didn't stay one of the top games for long, it was brilliantly done. My only gripe was it could of been a bit more open-world

94

One of the best

Baconation | July 8, 2013 | See all Baconation's reviews »

With combat, stealth, and strategy combined into a special mix you have potential to create something amazing. I would say that Deus Ex:HR has just that mix.

At no point will you not feel entirely immersed in the game world. With graphics and a environment that make you believe your surroundings, this game sucks you in for a story of a life time.

WIth a good LONG story, this game will give you days of gameplay and keep you happy all the way.

84

A good game

odren | July 6, 2013 | See all odren's reviews »

It's a good game, with a good story with quite a lot of customization and because of this it provides the game with lots of replayabillity which means that it's more value for money which is always good

80

Not ground breaking, but just right for the times

aeCHIM | July 6, 2013 | See all aeCHIM's reviews »

Not particularly difficult and a little more "focused" than the original, in updating the series Eidos hasn't sacrificed too much of what made Deus Ex great. The boss fights, while easy, don't allow for stealthy approaches and could have been handled better.

Overall a good entry into the series.

92

Worth the time.

TGAlan | July 5, 2013 | See all TGAlan's reviews »

When you see the "Deus Ex : Human Revolution" title you can only think at two aspects : First Person Shooter and Role Playing-Game. Combining both with stealth elements, it is, without any doubt, a must-play for the lovers of the genre. Good graphics, good sound, intriguing gameplay. Just play it, it's definitely worth the time.

90

Thought-Provoking Story with The Right Mix of Action.

timedranzer | July 3, 2013 | See all timedranzer's reviews »

Deus Ex: Human Revolution follows the story of Adam Jensen, hired by Sarif Industries (who specialise in cybernetic enhancements) to protect the company's information. Having been injured in an attack on some of the scientists who work at Sarif Industries, Adam is forced to physically augment himself with cybernetic additions.

As you try to discover who was behind this attack as well as get used to your new abilities, you will be dragged into the cybernetic enhancements debate and the cost of "perfection". Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a thought-provoking story mixed with action and stealth. The choice is yours about whether to be stealthy or go for the direct approach. You are also presented with many options during conversations, which can bring about a change in the conversation as well as subtly changing objectives.

Even if you don't like shooter Games or think this will be a generic shooter, I suggest you try it. The combination of stealth, gadgets, enhancements, cover makes this a different game from its competitors.

97

Epic game

runnerx | July 2, 2013 | See all runnerx's reviews »

I'm not a fan of the originals so when i bought this game when it was on sale i had no idea of the story or gameplay style other that being a stealth RPG. To my surprise it was a lot more than that. The game lets you be who you want to be. If you want to be stealthy you got that, if you want to be a cold blooded killer you can do that as well with no problems but bare in mind that the actions in the game have consequences on the long run depending on paths taken. There is just so much content it will keep you busy for weeks. Few bugs i encountered nothing to ruin my pleasure of the game and at the price is it now it's a no brainer not to have it.

85

A challenging game with a real vision of the future.

Learthion | July 2, 2013 | See all Learthion's reviews »

This game is great. It features a great system making you able to choose from stealth and open combat. There are some sections of the world you are free to explore, and the choices you make influence the game greatly (including the life or death of one of the main characters). One of the best of its kind. Gameplay: 9/10 Upgrades/customization: 7/10 Mechanics: 8/10 Story: 10/10 Overall: A great game.

95

Excellent

Spidery_Yoda | July 1, 2013 | See all Spidery_Yoda's reviews »

I didn't think a game as involving as this could be made these days, and while it's not as deep and sprawling as the original, it still stands out in the modern age of completely mindless shooters.

Definitely recommended.

75

A good espionnage game that brings back some old Splinter Cell.

sergebelanger22 | June 27, 2013 | See all sergebelanger22's reviews »

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the first game of a Studio based in Montreal. They also had a good fan base before starting this game and had to perform well if they did not want to disappoint them. The game is good, however, it has his downsides.

The story starts in Detroit in the mid 2020's. The Sarif industries, for which you work for, are being attacked and you need to find who did this and why. You play the role of Adam, the Security Chief of that company. The story is well explained, however there are a lot of books that you find that are supposed to add a little something that are simply useless. A lot of computers that you hack are also useless, but that takes part of the game.

The difficulty level of the game in general is quite low if you go directly to your main objective, but can be higher if you decide to search every little areas. However, the boss fights are really hard, especially at the beginning where you do not have many augmentations. The more the gam advances, the easier it gets since you can get some "augs" that are really really useful to sneak by the guards.

The sound is good, even though it is not as used as in some other games. The graphics looks ok. However, there were several collision bugs throughout the game. One time, I even had to reload the game since Adam was stuck crouched beside a civilian. You can move boxes around, and most of the time, they do not end where you wanted them to be.

There are several weapons that you can use through the game, from the pistol to the rocket launcher passing by the tranquilizer gun. You can also theoretically finish the game without killing anyone (except the bosses). However, this is very hard to be done.

There are choices that you have to make through the entire game. They were supposed to change the entire story, however they do not change it that much in my opinion. I would not recommend to redo the game to see them. The same thing can also be said for the "different endings". There are 4. A cinematic will differ slightly at the end, but nothing much. You can save before making your choice, so you can just load and see them.

If you are interested in stealth games, you should definitely play Deus Ex. Expect a solid 25 hours of gameplay and a lot more if you want to search every little pieces for extra stuff.

70

It's okay

Rattoface | June 23, 2013 | See all Rattoface's reviews »

The game itself is worth the money, it's beautiful and smooth and has a good storyline for those who enjoy Sci-Fi. I gotta say, when i was a kiddo i played the original Deus Ex and for some reason i like it more even after this newer version. I give it good solid 70 points.

95

Worthy game

furious_gamer | June 23, 2013 | See all furious_gamer's reviews »

Never played any Deus Ex game, and tried this game. To my surprise, i found out what all those good reviews about this games are. It is pure fun and fun and still a lot to explore. I feel like my time is taken away from CS:GO. Best stealth game i have played.

88

A Worth Addition to Deus Ex Series

ravestar | June 20, 2013 | See all ravestar's reviews »

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a game about choices, there are plently of ways you can navigate each of the level and progress in the game. I think this may be the best Deus Ex game yet in the series, it's certainly the biggest,

Some of the levels are very big which is ideal for exploring the environment and doing side quests. The game is great for the stealth fans who like to hide and sneak their way through the missions, you earn rewards for successful stealth.

The complains would be the graphical glitches, but they don't affect the experience much. Still the graphics look outdated by today's standard, and certainly not as good as in the trailer.. The fights with various boss in the begining can be very challenging when you don't have much resources..and require replaying over and over.

Overall, this is still a great game and is recommended for fans of the original Deus Ex and the RPG genre.

95

A Smart game you won't want to stop playing

Sivisx | June 19, 2013 | See all Sivisx's reviews »

When mankind comes to the brink of self-evolution, is it right for them to play God. Is it moral to give a wounded veteran his arm back, to give sight to a blind child. What about equipping criminals with the power to overthrow police or giving mercenaries the ability to slaughter innocents without effort. In the near future this is the judgement that has torn the world in two, is it moral to induce humanity with self-made evolution, to augment the body to become what time has not yet produced or is it a corruption of nature to conceive what 'God' has not allowed.

When Security chief of the largest body-augmentation corporation in the world is attacked by heavily altered mercenaries and wounded beyond natural repair he is rebuilt into what no other human has been able to become so far. It is his DNA that will unlock the true potential of Humanity. How apt is his name Adam, so original.

You are placed in this world as the newly, and not necessarily chosen to be changed, Adam Jensen on a mission to uncover the truth of the attacks on Serif Industries. The game itself is very well made giving the player choices of how to unfold the story, to a reasonable point. The game is linear but has enough freedom that it doesn't suffocate you. Start at point A, make it to point B. Since you upgrade your body with new abilities you have the choice of how to play, whether a sneaky hacking assassin or a full-auto death machine. Because of this there are several branching pathways to make it to your goal which would be a guarantee buy and play if it had a New Game+ sadly it does not.

This fantastic adventure with incredible music and dystopian ambience will have you hooked from start to the incredible let down of an ending. If you are a fan of Deus Ex or just need a cheap title to enjoy I recommend trying this out, if you do though play it on a hard difficulty. This makes every situation a lot more heavy and meaningful.

99

Square Enix wins AGAIN

Demadizz | June 16, 2013 | See all Demadizz's reviews »

Saying this game is epic is an understatement and gives it no justice what so ever. This game is top of the line in every category. Game play was flawless and controls are very very user friendly. Stunning visuals, beautiful in game world to move around in. Story...can't beat it and i will not spoil it. I give this game a 9.8/10, a flawless masterpiece. Easily top 5 games of all time for me.

100

Hours upon hours of fun!

samuelrowlands | June 12, 2013 | See all samuelrowlands's reviews »

Spent a good two or three weeks just playing this and the DLC for it, brilliant for a break inbetween revision periods. So much to do in the game, worth playing through two or three times. Ending is spectacular.

88

Deep RPG for the original GOTY

lok0812 | June 11, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »

This game is the prequel to the original Deus Ex GOTY many years ago. You are in an semi-open world map to strategically plan to tackle the mission. The player can choose between lethal and non-lethal approach whenever you want but the game heavily reward you by being non-lethal. The gameplay and sound quality are excellent and it really gave the player the dark sense of mood. Storyline is great by telling the back story and Jensen's story. There are many collectible in games and sidequests as well for player to find and tackle. Must play for fans who love the stealthy genre as well as action adventure overall.

90

A Great RPG With Multiple Pathways

thegaminglyfe | June 11, 2013 | See all thegaminglyfe's reviews »

Deus Ex Human Revolution is truly worthy of being a Dus Ex game. Just like the original there are multiple ways to beata mission. For example, lets say you need to get into a restricted building. There are multiple ways of doing this. You could go to the guard and press the takedown button to take him down in an awesome fashion and go inside and shoot all the guards. Or you could bribe the guard to get in. Or you could look around the large map for an alternate pathway. The cities in the game are beautiful and seem alive. The graphics and sound or spot-on. The gameplay is epic and cinematic. The story is amazing and original. Highly recommended to fans of the Deus Ex series and newcomers.

95

A must play for fans of Stealth/RPG games

Shadowwolf414 | June 10, 2013 | See all Shadowwolf414's reviews »

With a variety of solutions for every problem, this game can be played many times over without losing it's spark. You can go head on with a range of highly modifiable weapons. Or, you can move through without being seen,(this, within itself, offer many a solution) without firing a shot. And with dynamic conversations, Jensen can be whoever you want him to be; a really good guy who helps whoever he can; or a killer who has no concern for the consequences of achieving his goals. Either way, the game is enthralling to the end, which itself has 12 outcomes. A worth sequel to the first game, anyone who has played the original or generally likes RPG games will love Deus Ex:Human Revolution.

94

Superb Stealth game with RPG elements

spycid | June 9, 2013 | See all spycid's reviews »

Deus Ex Human Revolution is a wonderful game where you can either play stealthily or just like another action adventure way. The difference is here the weapon system, combat are just way more improved and the game can be completed without killing anyone. It's a must play title for all both Stealth & RPG Action lovers.

80

Solid stealth game

TCass29 | June 8, 2013 | See all TCass29's reviews »

This game definitely makes you feel like a badass whether you choose to sneak through vents, bypassing all of your enemies to foil their plans or you choose to go in guns blazing with augmented abilities, making everybody feel your wrath.

That being said, the voice acting, particularly for the main character, is pretty bad. It suffers from the same problem that InFamous did in that the cutscenes happen the same way no matter what choices you make, so the voice acting has to be such that it works in all scenarios.

In addition to that, for a game that totes its stealth horn, there are no non-lethal ways to take down bosses. This is partially because the boss battles were not done by the same development company that made the rest of the game. This is being fixed, however, with the WiiU release of this game.

It's still very fun. Pretty interesting story, awesome abilities, and well thought out and executed world design.

90

A Highly Recommended Game for Both Lovers of Stealth and Story

Dark217 | June 7, 2013 | See all Dark217's reviews »

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is an amazing game that is full of player choices, an intriguing and immersive story, and elements of stealth gameplay that emphasize patience and thinking over action-packed, mindless run-and-gunning. This is not the kind of game that one normally finds in the AAA video game market these days, which seem to primarily focus on making money by appealing to the large action crowd. Sure, this game is classified as a shooter, but once you play, especially on the higher difficulties, you will find that mindless Rambo-style gameplay will not serve you well. Instead, you have a game with an amazing story and gameplay that is full of choices from dialog options to how to customize your character. Generally, you can tackle the various problems in the game in a rather creative variety of manners. Do you want to break into a place with brute force with your military-grade augmentations? Or do you prefer to use your hacking upgrades to break your way through locked doors and take control of the building's security system, taking out the cameras and commanding the security turrets and robots to turn on their own forces? Or do you just sneak your way in through alternative means via air vents and utilizing the ability to fall great distances without dying and turning invisible? There are so many possibilities that they can fit almost any style of gameplay (although once again, an purely action orientated character can suffer on higher difficulties). My only main gripe with the game is when these choices are thrown out the window. Without getting into spoilers, I can tell you that boss battles are encounters were the amazing element of choice is thrown out the window in the name of combat. If you were planning on a playing as a pacifist with no blood on your hands (which is otherwise possible, another point for the game), you have no choice but to tackle bosses in full front on assault where both stealth, diplomacy, and hacking are not an option. This is a rather disappointing stain on what otherwise would have been an almost perfect game with it's amazing variety and deep story (which I will not talk about in the interest of spoilers). Nevertheless, this is still a small stain on an otherwise beautiful fabric, and this game is a must play for anyone with either a penchant for a good stealth game, or a good story, or just an amazing game in general.

89

A worthy prequel

captainstark | June 7, 2013 | See all captainstark's reviews »

The graphics are stunning, it really feels like you are in the future. You can either play stealthily or go in guns blazing, although you are rewarded more for going the stealth route.

90

Great stealth game

masterjjx | June 5, 2013 | See all masterjjx's reviews »

Dues Ex was one of the few games I beat and love everyone moment of it. The game had a average story line and thinking back on it, I don't remember what the story was about except the beginning. The story was very linear but that's not a bad thing. The game can be played in two ways, a first person shooter or a tactical stealth action. I can't say much about the shooter because I player the game through stealth. The graphics were amazing if you can handle it and would love to see a squeal.

95

I did indeed ask for this

darklyfallen | June 5, 2013 | See all darklyfallen's reviews »

Hey, you! What kind of games do you like?

Shooters? This has you covered in spades. Stealth? Got it. Good storyline? Yup. Great gameplay mechanics? You betcha.

Music? Graphics? ROBOTIC FRIDGE-THROWING AND WALL-SMASHING ABLITIES!?!?!

How about yes to all of these. There's enough to go around!

The only downsides is that the game was a bit too easy (even stealthing gives you enough experience points to upgrade almost all the augments, and enemies are one-shotted by later weapons), and the boss fights were kind of meh,

Nevertheless, I'd recommend this to anyone that enjoys action games and interesting stories.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have candy bars to eat in order to power up my robo-arms to go break into someone's apartment, in order to steal their black-market weapons.

80

A great game.

brenker99 | June 4, 2013 | See all brenker99's reviews »

This game offer a various ways to complete you're mission Stealth , Bombing swat style Or a traveler kind of way(finding secret paths) All of this ways are enjoyable in they own way. in my opinion I chose mostly the stealth. On of the main problems of this game its the AI is somewhat "Retarded" from time to time ,But the game still gives a challenging walk trough. Overall 8/10

85

Rage against the machine...or not!

RoninRaven | June 4, 2013 | See all RoninRaven's reviews »

The first Deus Ex game is considered by many a digital interactive novel thanks to it's fantastic storyline and atmosphere. A true classic of the medium.

Deus Ex Human Revolution tries to repair what some believe, Deus Ex 2 that came before it, ruined. The futuristic punk world, reminds of the classic Blade Runner movie, while the voice acting and story complement it well.

The stealth sections are done extremely well together with the shooting aspect and cover system. The only significant drawback this game possess are the dull boss fights. It's to bad, because this aspect is really holding back the whole experience.

The ending seems a bit rushed, but even so Deus Ex Human Revolution has a good story to tell, and my advice to you is to listen.

73

So did technology take a step back in the 2030s?

Harbinger_87 | May 31, 2013 | See all Harbinger_87's reviews »

"Deus Ex" is great. I'd even go as far as call it one of the best videogames ever with an engaging story, memorable characters and fun non-linear and open-ended gameplay. Personally I can't comment on how "DX2" tried to keep up the tradition since I never really played it. But I played "Deus Ex: Human Revolution". And it is a very strange kind of game. Not a bad game by any means, although it tries its hardest at some points to be one. The story is quite interesting albeit it carries a bit of an "in your face"-attitude. There's not subtlety to be found here, everything the game has to offer is offered with a blunt smack of a hammer to your forehead. But the philosophical questions it poses are kind of interresting. Which makes it al the more painful to see the whole thing go way downhill in the last few hours. It almost feels like the authors wrote themselves into a corner and didn't know how to get out of it, so they didn't even bother. Which is a shame, since the story is the one thing that holds most of the game together. The gameplay itself is decent, although there are some logistic problems with switching between first-person and third-person-perspective, but you'll get used to it, given time. The guns feel right, the levels encourage exploration and often have a lot of hidden secrets to offer, although it never reaches the quality level of "Deus Ex". Oh, and don't expect such a deep level of character customization. There's a handfull of upgrades and you'll most likely have all the things you want maxed out about halfway through the game. But it all works together quite okay. Not spectacular, but good, except for the atrocious boss-fights you'll be forced to put up with it. And that's "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" in a nutcase. Quite good, with lots of missed opportunities for true greatness along the way and an ending and some boss-encounters that just shouldn't have been. But what strikes me personally most about "Human Revolution" ist how it is FAR more futuristic than "Deus Ex" - which was set about thirty years after the events of "Human Revolution". They could at least have tried to keep it consistent...

85

One of the best stealth game you can find

Cavalieroscuro | May 28, 2013 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »

Yes, a lot of people describes Human Revolution as a RPG, but really it is a stealth game, basically because you can finish the whole title without upgrading yoursel (or, at least, using only a bunch of augmentations). The plot is nothing you haven't already seen or read, but it is solid and push yourself to finish the game. The graphic is pretty good and easy to run on low-spec PCs, and the game is about 30 hours long. It has tons of replay value, because you can do several choices or play different ways. so is a must.

88

Excellent Entertainment

BlindJesterhead | May 27, 2013 | See all BlindJesterhead's reviews »

I've spent around 30 hours of fun with this game and would recommend it to everyone who likes stealth action and challenging dialogues - this is definately what the game was meant for. The boss fights are rather unfitting and destroy gameplay and athmosphere, should have been left out at all.

95

A masterpiece.

fable2 | May 27, 2013 | See all fable2's reviews »

Truly deserving of the name Dues Ex. In this time of linear, scripted and increasingly easy shooting games this game dares to challenge the player to actually think and give true choice of how to play. It still has its flaws like the original, but they're greatly overshadowed and even made invisible by the strengths this juggernaut wears on its sleeves. I applaud Eidos Montreal for giving us the Dues Ex game everyone deserved.

81

Great stealth gameplay, awful and pointless boss fights.

mostnatebe66 | May 27, 2013 | See all mostnatebe66's reviews »

Positives: Anyone who enjoyed the original Deus ex for its open-ended gameplay and dark cyberpunk atmosphere will feel that this game does justice to the series. Human Revolution eliminates the mistakes that Invisible War made. Since it has been over 10 years since the original, HR had to incorporate some modern gameplay mechanics. For example the new cover system helps with stealth and combat tremendously. At first I was very skeptical about regenerating health, but because head-on firefights are so dangerous, you might later be grateful for it. Overall, the game plays very well as a combination of role-playing and first-person action. Together this creates a very absorbing effect. I was surprised at how many hours of sleep I lost because I couldn't put the game down after bedtime.

Negatives: A while after the game was released, it was revealed that some parts had to be rushed to make the 2011 deadline. If you look around game news websites you will find that Eidos Montreal outsourced development of its boss fights to a third party. Most people have already complained about the confrontational boss fights. Also, it is known that whole levels, like the Montreal hub and upper Hengsha, were cut out because the original scope of the game was too ambitious. The most noticeable effect of this is that game felt severely truncated from what it intended to accomplish, and the main conspiracy of the plot never gets explained fully after already pulling you far in. Likewise, you rarely get to see the consequences of your decisions because there is not enough game to allow for it. The ending scenes felt phoned in; again, a symptom of last-minute rushing.

Although Human Revolution feels like an incomplete game, the portion you are able to play definitely lives up to (and raises) the Deus ex standard.

90

Deus Ex HR - Awesome journey to future

eishun | May 26, 2013 | See all eishun's reviews »

Deus Ex : Human Revolution is a very great experience. It sets up in future where human get augmentation to enhance and improve their body and you are now experience as one of agents for the company that do augmentation.

Graphics are top-notch, the quality isnt AAA-ultra realistic, but the whole environment and atmosphere really brings out the futuristic-feeling

The RPG elements are awesome, although you didnt really make a choice [aside for the ending] the progression really feels out and you feel like changing because of it

sounds are great, the soundtrack are awesome, it actually backs up the atmosphere and overall feels to the game

97

BEST.GAME.EVER.

PuppyChief | May 26, 2013 | See all PuppyChief's reviews »

This is by far the best game I have ever played, everything in the game is just amazing! The story is ridiculously good, the graphics are pretty good and the environment is something truly amazing! I have already won the game a few times, and it's definitely something I will play again.

80

A Worthy Successor

cevana | May 26, 2013 | See all cevana's reviews »

Those who never experienced the original Deus Ex owe it to themselves to play this game. Those who have fond memories of that game should still check it out, but temper their expectations. The crux of the gameplay revolves around the player choosing various "augmentation" upgrades to maneuver through the open-ended challenges that cyborg Adam Jensen faces.

Ideally, you choose upgrades to suit your playstyle. Realistically, I found many puzzles and challenges to have fewer viable solutions than in the original Deus Ex (I almost always ended up slaughtering my way out of trouble) and many augments are near-useless while others are absurdly powerful. Nonetheless, this classic series needed a new coat of paint, and some new additions (including a very original dialogue minigame) made the experience well worth it, especially at the current cost,

Pros: - Wonderful cast of voice actors - Immersive, detailed art and character design - Wide range of adventures and challenges - A steal at the current cost

Cons: -Boss battles break the flow of the game, and require brute force (and luck) -Augment system is not as well-balanced as it could have been -Though well-designed, level graphics (especially backrounds) seem a little outdated compared to its contemporaries -Lacks the labyrinthine conspiracy, and heavy atmosphere that made the original a classic

90

Addictive Fun

ebeaver1016 | May 25, 2013 | See all ebeaver1016's reviews »

Pros. This game has awesome graphics. There is room for growth and development of a the character which provides a unique experience.

Cons. After you kill the enemy, their bodies stay lying around (like forever!). This (in my opinion) cheapens the environment of gameplay. I feel that after hours of gameplay and coming back around to the scene, that something would have changed,...nope...still a dead body with no crime tape or gawkers (what is this world coming to?).
Another con, the bosses are a little more difficult and disrupt the flow of the "stealthy" style game.

90

Excellent successor

dfay | May 25, 2013 | See all dfay's reviews »

It's not exactly the same game design as Deus Ex, but it does a great job of straddling the line between modern expectations and the great multi-solution and immersive story-driven gameplay of the original. One of the best games of 2011.

90

One of best games I've ever played.

OllieBubba | May 24, 2013 | See all OllieBubba's reviews »

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is one of those games, where 10 years from now, you still play for hours and hours. 10-15 hour game depending on how you play it. Has a great story-line and various ways to completing your objectives. I don't want to go into too much detail, as I feel doing so will end up with me spoiling this great game. So to keep it short and simple, even though this is one of my must play recommendations to anyone, that game is not without its faults. For one, it just doesn't look pretty. Don't get me wrong, I love the art design and music (soundtrack is amazing btw. Props to Michael McCann for his great work on it.) but the graphics just isn't the great. It's not ugly, just not great. There is also the matter of the AI and glitches that pulls you out of the immersion of the game. But regardless of all of these faults, they can be overlooked because of how great this title is.

90

My favorite stealth/action game since MGS 1

Exostenza | May 24, 2013 | See all Exostenza's reviews »

I did not know what to expect from this game because I feel most modern games are a bit too streamlined for me, but Eidos Montreal really knows how to put out quality games AND quality PC ports. The game-play is smooth and the graphics are great on the PC. The game mechanics are done very well and you have the choice to play either stealth or rambo although it awards you for stealth more.

I loved this game because I was finally able to play a great stealth game with a GREAT story line (plots in modern games seem to be very lacking). I have missed the quality of this genre for a long time as I am a HUGE MGS 1 fan and this game delivered so well. I loved every minute of it and slowly augmenting yourself throughout the game brings the RPG elements and you can really feel your power growing as you progress and it really ties into the story line just so well.

People complain about the boss fights, but really they are like 3 percent of the game so who really cares anyway and MGS had boss fights which I loved.

So, this game is a great PC port done with attention and care which has a fantastic story line and great game-play mechanics - it really should not be passed up and is one of the better games to come out in a while. I started to play it and just could not put it down until it was beat which rarely happens for me anymore.

Also this game goes on sale so much and GMG always has vouchers on which makes this title a steal of a deal and I really mean that. It is so good that for the price you get it on GMG it actually is like stealing the game it is so cheap and is such a good game.

Fans of 3rd person shooters and especially stealth fans you cannot get away with not playing this game. It is a must play title.

95

Amazing game

RiVenoX | May 24, 2013 | See all RiVenoX's reviews »

This game has everything going for it, top to bottom. The gameplay is fantastic, gives you lots of options which can sometimes lead to a bit of confusion, but you never feel overwhelmed. The boss fights are mediocre, but everything in between is sublime. The game may not be the most graphically impressive one, but it has a great art direction, and the environments are completely believable. The plot may be a little bit predictable here and there, but you feel very involved in how everything happens. Really, this is one of the best games to come out in a long time, and it's well worth your money.

99

My favorite game of all time!

manvelmard | May 14, 2013 | See all manvelmard's reviews »

It will be so hard for another game to top this for me. Hands down the best single player action-rpg game. So much choices to make and so many places to explore. The story is so interesting and every character has good depth. If you're into these type of games... BUY THIS RIGHT NOW!!! You won't regret it. Not the mention the soundtrack is also awesome!

93

Excellent prequel

britishlad | May 11, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »

Like a lot of people, I was skeptical when I heard about a new Deus Ex game. The last game, Invisible War was a big disappointment to me and the fans of the orignal but thankfully I was wrong

Deus Ex is about choice, and Human Revolution hits that out of the park. Do you want to sneak past your enemies with a cloaking augmentation after watching your enemies move routes through walls with the eye aug, or do you want to sneak around and pick off each enemy with tranquilizer darts, hiding each body from view like a silent predator? Do you want to augment yourself to be Cyberpunk Rambo? You can. Grab a machine gun and utilize your defense aug, making your skin hardened against bullets. Do you want to be a weird Hulkified dude who's obsessed with throwing fridges and dumpsters at your enemies? Put some points into strength augs. Want to be a hacker and use hostile security terminals, turrets, and robots against your enemy? Done. Like to talk your way out of situations? Invest in the cerebral aug that lets you better read people's expressions, helping you find each conversation's weak points.

There is so much choice in this game, and there are so many paths in each level to take, that I think Human Revolution rivals or even surpasses Deus Ex. It's that good. The levels are huge - especially the city hubs where you can talk to various NPCs and get a bunch of sidequests.

The gunplay is good (and a massive improvement over the original), the stealth is good (with nice little touches like patrols that turn around and walk backwards for a few moments). The hacking minigame is actually fun and involved, unlike most minigames. It also evolves as the game progresses, becoming more difficult and varied, with more ways to hack as well. The game has top notch production values - The graphics, sound and art direction are all excellent Everyone should buy and support this game. We need more like it. I don't want to wait another 10 years for a new great Deus Ex game.

85

An awesome adventure

Xentrig | May 11, 2013 | See all Xentrig's reviews »

While the game certainly has it's fair share of problems and glitches, they aren't usually enough to ruin the level of immersion. It features all of the genres now classic mechanics, and will feel great to anyone who enjoys the sandbox style rpg game. Fans of elder scrolls, fallout, and games that are similar, who have a little bit of a sci-fi geek within them will fall in love.

The level of detail to both the characters and the world you play in is outstanding. The combat is slightly mediocre, this game is more for the story.

92

A lengthy, specatcular adventure

acloggedtoaster | May 10, 2013 | See all acloggedtoaster's reviews »

This game is a fun, unpredictable, entertaining, 15+ hour long RPG/shooter/action game. It is incredibly unique, as it effectively brings together role playing with shooting and action, but also finds an equilibrium, making sure one genre does not overpower the other. The story is mediocre and the game starts off slowly, but 4 hours in, you will find a rich world with interesting characters and nice visuals. The PC optimization on this game is also spectacular. I highly recommend this title.

90

Worth your time

dman19901 | May 7, 2013 | See all dman19901's reviews »

this game is a fantastic rpg/shooter , the level layouts allow for a different play style if desired however stealth does seem to be the best option. The story and characters are great, this then makes all them hours you can put into it even more enjoyable. Great value for money as there is plenty to do and the game allows for other play styles not just stealth

90

One of the best solo games ever

Vahgrant | April 29, 2013 | See all Vahgrant's reviews »

Amazing is the word I would use to describe Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Probably one of the best Action-RPG ever made and possibly better than the original Deus Ex, this episode regroups all qualities that this kind of game requires. From the open gameplay, allowing you to play as a killing machine as well as a ghost or even mixing both, to the immersive universe, making you love and hate nearly every character, nearly everything is mastered. There still are some few mistakes like the graphics of the game, feeling kinda old, or the boss fights, which are horribly hard, but still, if you can forgive those mistakes compared to all the qualities the game has, which is not so hard, you will definitely enjoy the game. I would clearly advice it to any lover of the genre.

91

Back to its root

desperado28 | April 27, 2013 | See all desperado28's reviews »

Simply put, this game one of kind. If you liked the first one, this will right at the start hit "in that spot". Amazing setting for the game, excellent rpg/fps hybrid and most off all, it has soul.

75

A decidely solid followup to the greatest game of all time.

donhonk | April 25, 2013 | See all donhonk's reviews »

As someone that will defend the original Deus Ex, jagged edges and all I couldn't help but be somewhat disappointed by the latest entry in the cyberpunk series. Its not even entirely the games fault. The original was just so ambitious and so revolutionary that the game stopped being a game and started being a legendary experiment in player choice.

So its hard to live up to an icon, and Human Revolution does an intermittently good job of it. Streamlined RPG elements and stealth abound, yet lacking the free flowing environments and tons of choices that made the original such an innovator. Yet when it does hit those heights its almost as satisfying. So even though it doesn't succeed in beating the original, it still warms my heart to see a game try to have a modicum of intellectual design.

93

Amazing

Mar1o | April 17, 2013 | See all Mar1o's reviews »

This game is great, I recommend everyone to play it at least once. Nice story, cool gameplay, amazing atmosphere. I'd say it's worth the full price, don't miss it!

75

I Never Asked For This; But I'm Sure Glad it Came!

Nuxaider | April 17, 2013 | See all Nuxaider's reviews »

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the prequel to the original Deus Ex, which in some regards, allows for some more creativity and new ideas to take root. So how do these new changes affect the game?

Graphics: The game looks very nice, with a lot of detail surrounding the main characters, though the minor characters could look better. The art style is very well done, though some may dislike the orange/yellow filter.

Sound: The soundtrack is very nice, but it lacks the mood and emotion the original Deus Ex provided. The music is mostly electronical (which the original also had) but it's just ambiance. There are moments where you can hear soundtracks from the original on radios and I kind of wish they didn't do that sound the difference between the two soundtracks isn't so jarring.

Story: While the story is very well done, it lacks the complexity and motivation the original Deus Ex had. The whole Illuminati and anti-augmentation components are a nice addition, but they merely serve as the background, not the main story which is just Adam Jenson being attacked, being augmented, and finding out who's behind it all. Another point worth bringing up is the ending. Like Deus Ex, the "RPG" elements don't matter a whole lot, especially at the end. There are literally, different buttons for the different ending you want. At least you actually had to perform different objectives to get different endings in the original Deus Ex.

Gameplay: Gameplay is for the most part, good. The mechanics are about the same but the shooting is much better. Augmentations are more streamlined; for example, you no longer have to activate an augmentation to have more strength, instead it's a permanent upgrade. The hub worlds are beautiful and large, with lots of areas to explore. I only wish the levels were like that. The stealth is mostly hiding behind walls while maneuvering around a crowded corridor. While there are multiple paths, it lacks the openness the original Deus Ex offered. Also, the game favors non - lethal too heavily. A kill is worth 10 XP, headshots are worth 20, a non - lethal kill is 30, a non-lethal headshot is 40, while a takedown is 50. Obviously, to powerlevel, non-lethal takedowns are the way to go. This encourages powerleveling since this is the most efficient way to earn XP and therefore to unlock more augmentations.

Overall, this is a worthy sequel to the original Deus Ex and I would recommend playing it. Hopefully mod support comes out soon.

90

Sneak, shoot, hack

Stebsis | Feb. 13, 2013 | See all Stebsis's reviews »

I didn't play the original Deus Ex games but Human Revolution just caught my eye, and I'm glad it did. Deus Ex HR doesn't do any part spectacularly, only good, but it blends the sneaking, shooting and hacking perfectly, and combined with clever level design that complements all playstyles makes DE an unique game in the midst of all FPS games these days.

You play as Adam Jensen, who's a bodyguard to Sarif Industries. Your workplace is attacked by terrorists, your girlfriend killed and Adam himself left to die. Some months later he returns basically from dead thanks to augments, like enhancements to human body, next step in evolution. You try to get to the root of why and who attacked Sarif.

The most immersive part of the game is how terrifyingly true everything in the game could be. This isn't that distand future, 2027, and it shows. These augments aren't magical enhancements or that scifi even, but could very well be completely plausible in just some years, and that's what makes this game a marvel to look at and maybe makes you fear what future might hold. HR tackles subjects like where does the line between human and something more goes, we already are using prostetic legs and mechanical arms. It's interesting and thought provoking setup that makes you really think what it would be like to have all these enhancements.

Level design is awesome and you get to choose usually between 2-3 different routes you want to take to your subject, and in those routes you can choose how you want to handle it. I recommend going the game first sneaking, it's most interesting and makes you feel like some ninja when you take down your enemies from cover without others knowing, be it killing or just stunning.

Story is a bit weak, it's not particularly interesting even though the themes it tackles and setup are.

Deus Ex Human Revolution is an unique game these days, many games focus mainly on shooting or sneaking, but HR blends these perfectly. You feel like you have augments, you're more than normal human. I really recommend grapping this.

94

Welcome Mr. Jensen

Guardian412 | Feb. 3, 2013 | See all Guardian412's reviews »

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the prequel of the highly acclaimed Deus Ex series, playing 25 years prior the great, classic cyberpunk adventures of Agent JC Denton. As Adam Jensen, Chief of Security of one of the greatest augementation companies, you have to reveal a great conspiracy which has started when mercenaries have stormed the company's HQ and killed your girlfriend, and almost you as well.

DX: Human Revolution faithfully follows the challenging gameplay of the original game, which is making it to a great FPS-RPG hybrid, with plenty stealth gameplay, hard decisions you to make, great and memorable characters to meet with and an excellent conspiracy story and a well designed world to discover. I had only three greater problems with DX: Human Revolution; #1, The storyline is not as good as the storyline of the original DX and the ending does not have any connecton to our decisions at all. The cause and effect, which has made the original DX so memorable does not exists here. #2; There are too few missions and too few locations to discover (At least if you compare it to Deus Ex.). #3; The background story of the mercenary villains are weak and the Boss Fights connecting to them are the weakest points in the game. Those parts reminds me mostly for the console gameplay of DX: Invisible War.

DX: Human Revolution is not as good as the original one, as no game can be that good, but its easily its the second best game in the genre and its a must, especially if you ever loved Deus Ex.

98

It’s just phenomenal.

alphalegion | Feb. 3, 2013 | See all alphalegion's reviews »

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Possibly the best action-RPG I have ever played, and that is no exaggeration. This game is truly stunning, from graphics to gameplay, and from narrative to setting. It’s hard to so much as pick one fault with this game.

The story in this game, is just so engaging and thrilling, with so many twists and turns, and even drastic changes in events, that will leave you jumping with joy, in tears of sadness, or screaming at the screen. It’s just phenomenal. The combat in this game is next to perfect, your weapon choice is excellent, and the fusion of first person and third person cover system works amazingly well. - The only slightly annoying part is the scope-in, as it isn’t assigned to your right mouse button, like most shooters, as that is to take cover. These can easily be re-mapped; however using anything other than right mouse button for cover can be even trickier.

All in all, an absolutely astounding game, arguably the best action-RPG I have played, and as I previously said, it is so hard to find a fault with this game. Definitely worth getting, well worth the price, and you can even find it on sale at quite a few places, so it’s sure worth getting then, without a doubt.

86

Deus ex return - review

carlyle | Feb. 2, 2013 | See all carlyle's reviews »

Deus Ex presents a game structure open, which allows individualized approaches to the action. Possible interactions are different and there are many hidden corners, within developing specific powers that hide bonuses or maybe special items such as weapons or otherwise. Usually the rule is that most are hard to find, the more you rich booty. Speaking of the grafts, or the powers that Adam can develop assigning praxis, the rose of choices of Deus Ex: Human Revolution is extended further. Unfortunately the AI ​​is poor and does not react efficiently, you will often encounter situations bordering on the ridiculous, a bit 'ruin empathy. The same bosses are very subdued and does not represent a major challenge with their tactics monotonous and predictable. Graphically Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a game of ups and downs. If you can not move notes artistic director and scenario building, is some trimming, mostly because of the scripted sequences and facial animation.

93

Perfect Blend of Shooter and RPG

starjack20 | Jan. 27, 2013 | See all starjack20's reviews »

This game is, simply put, a masterpiece. It has great graphics, a golden color filter that is very fitting to the setting, and beautiful environments throughout the game. The story is also quite fascinating, and although it isn't the best thing in the game (Not to say it's not good), it is something that is very rewarding when you pay attention to it. The gameplay is very unique in this day and age. The coolest aspect is that there are infinite possibilities to solving any given situation. You could use your strength perk to move a vending machine and travel in the vents, you could silently take out guards one-by-one, or just run through guns a blazing. This game is a great experience and very much worth the price.

95

Give me Deus Ex

Jray264 | Jan. 22, 2013 | See all Jray264's reviews »

I'm a fond fan of the original Deus Ex, so I was expecting Human Revolution to fall flat just like how Invisible Was did. Thankfully, I was wrong in expecting this. HR is a beautiful game that fans of RPGs like this will rave about on the internet for years. Something Deus Ex does well is that every mission can be tackled in so many different ways. Do you want to shoot everyone up or sneak through the air vents undetected? Do you want to beat that guy up to get the password to the computer or do you just want to hack it? Deus Ex is far from flawless though. The boss fights are the worst I've seen in a game in a long time, the yellow filter would of been better if it didn't exist, and the AI is astounding stupid at times. If you like RPGs, stealth games, Fallout, or just good games in general, pick this up. Now.

95

A worthy successor to the great first installment of the series

Krisu | Jan. 15, 2013 | See all Krisu's reviews »

Simply put: this game provides several dozens of hours filled with (mostly stealth) action, good story, believable characters and that lovable cyberpunk-esque atmosphere. Must-have for everyone who likes collecting memorable experiences from video games.

94

Simply fantastic!

backslashio | Jan. 14, 2013 | See all backslashio's reviews »

One of my favourite and best blind buys ever! I'd heard of Deus Ex before yet never bothered researching about it as it didn't seem like my kind of game. Oh boy was I wrong! The key thing here is a fascinating story combined with brilliant voice acting set in a futuristic world where augments are all the rage for superhuman abilities. The gameplay is a combination of stealth and action, the decision of how things progress is up to you. Want to stealthily hack into the police building? You can do that. Want to approve with guns blazing? You can do that too! Its great how the game tailors up to the way you normally play games

Its a hard game to fault, the environments, the cities, the characters, all of them are memorable and there's many modifications to be made with your weapons/armour allowing for once inaccessible places to become available and finding even more goodies for your arsenal

Easily a contender for one of the best games in the past 10 years and gives Mass Effect a run for its life!

90

The sequel that the original Deus Ex deserved

abelfs | Jan. 14, 2013 | See all abelfs's reviews »

It reminded me to Vampire: Bloodlines. Great atmosphere, first and third person alternation in the gameplay, RPG component and variety in the situations. 5 hours into the game I have been able to dig deep into the core and see what play "Human Revolution" is truly like, and it is good. I feel like they captured the original perfectly. not only cheap knock of made, like Invisible War, to make money. The cover system really enhanced the way I was able to go through levels. The tiny details made me feel like I was not only killing and knocking out bad guys, but actually uncovering secrets I wasn't supposed to know. If you are a fan of the original or FPS games in general, I highly recommend this game.

89

Better than I expected

CSharpest | Jan. 9, 2013 | See all CSharpest's reviews »

To be honest my expectations were not that high even though I kept hearing a lot of good things about the game and the Deus Ex series in general. It's probably worth noting that I hadn't played any of the previous Deus Ex games before so I really didn't know what I should be expecting.

When I first time tried the game I must say I wasn't still totally convinced about the game. It did seem a bit boring and maybe not technically as good as it could have been. How ever I just kept playing and after a while I totally fell in love with the story and the gameplay. It actually started becoming hard to stop playing which rarely happens to me.

All in all, the experience was really good and at the price it's at nowadays during sales it would be a really stupid not to get this game. It will keep you entertained for hours and after you're done you will be wanting more!

90

This is Deus Ex

Antix | Jan. 7, 2013 | See all Antix's reviews »

After playing Invisible War, I had little to no expectations for this game. Until all the recommendations came and I had to try it myself. And boy, was it an amazing experience. The stupid boss fights are really the only thing that mar this otherwise fantastic game. From the clever dialogue, to the soundtrack, to how it tackles the theme of natural supporters versus augmentation supporters, to the improving the classic gameplay that made the first game great. This one is not to be missed.

85

A few steps forward, a few steps back

Lunk | Jan. 2, 2013 | See all Lunk's reviews »

After playing the original Deus Ex for the first time recently (what can I say? I'm a little slow.) I was really excited to check out Human Revolution. I loved the original, and only really found two flaws with it: the graphics that looked dated even accounting for the age of the game, and the sprawling, uncomfortable control scheme. HR addressed both of these with beautiful visuals and much better controls, and for the most part did a nice job of following in its predecessor's footsteps in the ways that made it great.

However, I did feel like the game's plot wasn't quite as cohesive, largely due to the side quests. In Deus Ex, the side quests felt like they fit with the primary narrative and generally tied into whatever your current objective was by way of opening up another solution to a problem, weakening an enemy's defenses, or something else that it made sense for someone in the middle of climactic events in massive global conspiracies to be worrying about. In Human Revolution, with a few exceptions, the side quests feel like you're being forcibly dragged away from major things that really should not be ignored for any length of time to do things like help old cop buddies solve unrelated cases or investigate petty office thefts. They're not bad or anything, but they took away from the immersion in the story and felt like they were unnecessarily tacked on in order to claim a longer play time (~25 hours, give or take). In hindsight I probably would have enjoyed it more if I just completely ignored them, but if players have to play through a game once in order to figure out how to make the plot flow properly, I feel like that's the developer's mistake and not the player's. I also felt like the endings were arrived at less organically than they were in the original, but I'll avoid elaborating for fear of spoilers.

I should also mention that this is a demanding game where I experienced FPS drops like I have in few other games. I can't deduct points for that - I AM a little under the clearly stated recommended specs - but it's worth noting that anyone considering the game should take those recommendations seriously.

This review probably sounds a little more negative than it should. The original Deus Ex was an absolutely phenomenal game, and Human Revolution is a worthy addition to the franchise that makes some meaningful technological advances. There are definitely some flaws, but they're nothing that wrecks an otherwise great game and only stand out as much as they do because the game is being measured against one of the all-time greats.

95

Instant Classic, Must Replay Over and Over!

Brumbek | Dec. 29, 2012 | See all Brumbek's reviews »

Deus Ex: HR is truly worthy of the Deus Ex name and is a shining example of how to make video games. Regarding the graphics, it has immaculate attention to detail and a gorgeous artistic vision from start to finish.

The 3D modeling is superb with even minor objects amazingly crafted. The gameplay is smooth and extremely well thought out. Each area, quest, and item serves a distinct purpose and it all fits together to allow you the freedom to play the game your way, yet still provide a consistently quality experience.

Few developers have both the passion and the skills to forge a masterpiece like this, a game that you should thoroughly digest, playing through it at least three times. Moreover, like the original Deus Ex, it's worth revisiting every few years to remember why video games are such a powerful medium. A must-experience game!

87

Well Made Game

AppleMuffin | Dec. 24, 2012 | See all AppleMuffin's reviews »

Finally an FPS RPG that works. I never played the original but I heard it was a legendary game, and that this one followed in its shoes.

One thing you should know is that this game is quite challenging. It's not advertised as an FPS gunner where you shoot anything that moves- though you CAN play like this if you want, which is the beauty of the game. The great thing about it is the versatility of the game - stealth, speech, force - it almost reminds me of the fallout series.

The story in the game is great, and it's good enough to drive you forward to see the conclusion.

As there is choice in your style of play there is also some choice in morality - spare the prisoner, execute him, that kind of thing. TBH I didn't find many of the choices particularly story changing, though it was still a nice touch. Very fun game.

90

Cyberpunk Conspiracies, Gold Paint, and Cool Shades

CrimsonWizard | Dec. 21, 2012 | See all CrimsonWizard's reviews »

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the third game in the Deus Ex series. Despite that fact, this game is an excellent starting point for people new to the series, thanks to the fact this is a prequel to the other two titles.

The story of DEX: HR is a solid one, leading Adam Jensen across the world as the social issues of augmented humans come to a head. The player is shown how such improvements can help people such as amputees regain their mobility, but also how dangerous they are with the many street punks and enemies Adam is forced to deal with.

As the tale unfolds, the game encourages you to explore your options. You can be super stealthy and sneak past most enemies through the ventilation shafts, and hack your way through every computer and alarm in your sights. You're welcome to grab lasers and rockets to mow down your enemies, or you can be a little more humane and knock them out with a stun gun or tranquilizer rifle. Heck, you can also talk your way through some characters who block your path.

The core mechanic of the game are your augments however. DEX: HR uses a level up system where for each Praxis Kit earned through pick ups or by experience points, you can spend them on skills for combat, survival, stealth, or even to reach new secret areas. The game does a fairly good job of making sure almost every ability will be useful at some point in a level.

There are some small flaws with the game however. Because the boss fights were handled by a separate studio, your only option to deal with them is to kill them, unlike the original Deus Ex. Also, the endings aren't adjusted much by your overall actions in the game, unlike something like the Mass Effect games.

However, the game is an incredible title and a welcome return to the series. I encourage everyone to try it out, whether they like shooting games, stealth games, or RPGs. The game manages to balance all three nicely, and sticks it all in a well crafted world of fantastic visuals.

90

Fantastic game with some disappointing flaws.

overburning | Dec. 21, 2012 | See all overburning's reviews »

Really great game, one of the best of 2011 in my opinion. Having recently played Dishonored, stealth of DXHR feels a bit restricted, but nonetheless, it is a solid, cover-based-sneaking-around stealth game, with a certain degree of variety in completing a mission. The infamous boss fight is terrible however, and along with the disappointing last act (especially after the promising story before it), left a sour taste in my mouth. Still, it is a stealth game with a degree of freedom, and a very good one for the most part.

86

The real sequel of the first Deus Ex

panz3r88 | Dec. 17, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »

Deus Ex Human Revolution is really a good action RPG that contains all the elements that everyone loved in the first title of the series. One of the best elements is the story, full of conspiracies and charismatic characters. The gameplay and the skills of the character allow you to try different type of gameplay in the various mission: you can try the Rambo approach and play the game like a classical FPS or increase your abilities to hide and play the game like a stealth game. If you try the last type of approach you wil find this game one of the best stealth games of the last years. The only weak point of the game are the boss fights, quite boring and easy.

90

Stealth or Kill, Good or Bad, your choice!

crazyspike | Dec. 16, 2012 | See all crazyspike's reviews »

Deus Ex: Human Revolution it's a game of variety of choices. You can play as good person meaning making good choices, spares lives, help people making difference in awesome history of the game, or you can be completely Bad. Stealth is true nature of the game, very good levels design, and lots of side quest!! Combination of FPS with RPG well done! Finishing Deus Ex: Human Revolution its a game you must play :))

92

An exiting experience

Arnasian | Dec. 10, 2012 | See all Arnasian's reviews »

There are very few fps RPG out there, and for the most part they are not very interesting. Deus Ex HR however is. It is an amazing game where the choices you make actually have an impact, and where your style of playing relay shines through, it has one of the most dynamic and game play changing ''talent trees'' i have ever seen in a game, and make the combat, or if you prefer it stealthy rogue approach, an incredible amount of fun. It is a must play if you are a fan of the RPG genre.

96

Immersive Stealth Makes for Superb Experience

Beard_Whisperer | Dec. 9, 2012 | See all Beard_Whisperer's reviews »

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a phenomenal game with a great deal of variety. Whether you choose to play through the game without firing a single bullet or going through each level guns blazing you will have a tremendous experience. The game feels so fluid that even if the game itself wasn't fun, it would be worth it just to play a couple levels. Fortunately the game is fun: very fun.

One of this games strongest points is the sheer immensity of play styles. What you decide to augment completely changes how you will be able to complete a level. If you choose to focus on fighting perks over hacking perks, you won't have the advantage of gaining key codes through hacking terminals (or having the ability to hack the lock itself) and will thus need to resort to actively eliminating those necessary to find the necessary code to continue on. Conversely, if you choose to invest in stealth options you will still be able to take out whomever you wish, but will excel if you stick to the shadows and seek out ways of remaining undetected.

The level design of this game is unsurpassed. I literally played through levels multiple times, and each time I could find a new way of getting around. This is also dependent upon your augmentations: if you invest in strength you will be able to move obstacles blocking hidden entrances. If you invest in stealth you will be able to sneak in through ways that otherwise would only be access after eliminating a large number of foes.

The game is therefore not linear, but that does not mean it is entirely open world. Although one can find a number of ways from getting from point A to point B, the game is not limitless in its options. This does not make the game suffer, it just keeps the game on target without deviating too far from its goal.

Missions are extremely fun and immersive. I have never played a stealth game with so much variability to the point that I could play through levels again and again and not get bored. Also, when you find a path that you are not currently augmented to handle, it gives you the urge to replay the game and choose different augmentations. Which, by the way is well worth it.

Although the game can be played any way you wish, the game does seem to be more advantageous to those willing to learn the layout of the levels and seek out a stealth based character build. This does not destroy the game, after all one still can blast through each level as they wish, they just won't be having as invigorating or as fun of an experience. Perhaps the game could have benefited from a little more challenge when players decide to focus on fighting rather than stealth. Some levels provide that challenge, with tons of patrolling troops and rocket-wielding robots. Others however can be a little too boring if you just end up blowing through a few enemies and arriving directly at your goal.

That small determent aside, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, has been one of my favorite gaming experiences. Both in the level of character detail and in the level of variability in the gameplay. To those who are fans of RPG elements in shooters, or who are looking for a great stealth experience akin to Metal Gear Solid, I cannot recommend Deus Ex: Human Revolution enough.

95

Fantastic Stealth Game

nintendo97 | Dec. 8, 2012 | See all nintendo97's reviews »

I got this game around a year ago. It's story is one of the most captivating in any game I've ever played. The gameplay is top-notch and it can easily last you 40 hours if you don't rush through it and complete the sidequests. It warrants a second play, with choices that change the gameplay. It is one of the best games of the generation. Do not miss Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

91

A good buy for the right price!

Abomb7894 | Dec. 8, 2012 | See all Abomb7894's reviews »

Deus Ex Human Revolution is definitely a good buy, for the right price. My friend recommended it to me during a sale and I had never heard of the series. I never played Deus Ex before, so I was not sure I wanted this. The plot is pretty good, with some nice twists and turns here and there. The game play is whats pretty neat. You can either go lethal or nonlethal for the whole game, even not killing anyone except some bosses. However, nonlethal seems to give more experience and added bonuses than lethal. I personally ran through it mostly nonlethal, but used lethal when I needed to. The amount of customization, through augments, weapons, and even how the story plays out and your reaction to it improves the game amazingly. If this ever goes on sale, definitely buy it. $30 is not a bad price for it, but I found that it is about a 15 hour game more or less for one play through. If it ever goes on sale for 50% off, definitely grab it. Good game.

91

Now, this is a stealth game

MarkDeejay | Nov. 5, 2012 | See all MarkDeejay's reviews »

Not as good as I hoped, but still one heck of a game. The graphics are a bit dated by now, but the style is excellent; it just misses (some) details a lot of other games do have these days. Other than that, there are no complaints. The voice acting is excellent as well as the gameplay. I do wish there were more sidequests around though, and that they were longer. Some of them could be completed in a couple of minutes. The game itself takes around 25+ hours to complete, which is more than enough for a FPS RPG. I tried to play it stealthy but it was pretty hard to pull off so in the end a lot of people ended up being killed. I do think a second playthrough would be easier now, especially when playing stealthy, because you now know how the game works, and thus how the AI reacts. And although hacking was most of the times optional it would've been nice to see an insta-hack device. It became boring about halfway into the game. But despite all the minor flaws; highly recommended !

92

Deus Ex finally continues!

Javas | Oct. 21, 2012 | See all Javas's reviews »

As a prequel to the series, Human Revolution is set in the year of 2027. Human Augmentation is the new trend, lots of people want it while others despise it and want to put and end to it. You are Adam Jensen, a security officer working at Sarif Industries, a company which create augmentations as well as working with military defence contracts.

One unfortunate evening at the office, a strange force attacks and leaves Jensen badly wounded, in order to save his life, Sarif augments him with highly lethal augmentations which in the prossess makes him more dangerous to his enemies.

Having discovered his true potential, Jensen now sets out on a journey to discover the truth and to rescue his ex girlfriend who was kidnapped in the attack.

First of all, the intro blew my mind. The atmosphere was fantastic, the gameplay was fun and the story got interesting almost immidiately. The gameplay mixes the shooter genre with roleplaying elements, such as selectable dialogue in conversations along with weapon customization and inventory, along with customizable weapons and augments, which offers a variation of tactics.

The AI is not the best one, and I found the game to be very easy even on the hardest difficulty. But that didnt matter to me, the game was fun from the beginning to the end and as soon as I finished it, I started the "The Missing Link" DLC.

The game took me about 27 hours to complete when I did all the side missions. I recommend this game to everyone who is a fan of shooters and RPG´s. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is by my standards one of the best games of 2011 and I doubt you will get dissapointed if you buy it.

90

A fantastic FPS/Third person hybrid

celdiruen | Oct. 13, 2012 | See all celdiruen's reviews »

Let me preface this review by stating that I have not played the original Deus Ex games, so I will not be comparing this game to them, but rather how well it stands on its own.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a fantastic entry in the story-driven FPS/RPG field. The graphics are astounding, and everything is held together by the golden-tinged colour scheme. Gameplay is engrossing and smooth, proving you many options with which to tackle every encounter. You can move around stealthily, knocking out foes or shooting them with sleeping darts, or you can go in guns blazing, using all manner of weapons to take on the enemy. There are multiple paths of entry for most, if not all locations. Don't feel like using the front door? Find a vent, a ladder, or a window to climb through! To top it all off, the story is fantastic. It will keep you wanting to know what happens next, every step of the way. Not only that, but there are many side quests to tackle, which can either flesh out various parts of the story, or give you a break from the action. Overall, the game is a very solid experience. Its one major drawback are the boss battles; here, your choices are limited and you must actually kill the bosses. However, seeing as how few and far between they are, this gripe doesn't blemish this fantastic game.

90

A different, but good fps

Kobex24 | Oct. 10, 2012 | See all Kobex24's reviews »

Deus Ex is very good game with a nice mix of shooting, stealth, and RPG elements. Each mission has multiple pathways and gives you the freedom of choosing how you want to go about it. I feel as though the stealth elements are the best and that's what I found myself doing the most. The graphics are also pretty good, but as you can probably tell from the screenshots, very black and gold. The story was well done, although a I felt that a few sections could have been done better. Overall though definitely one of the better fps games I've played, and I would definitely recommend it.

91

A worthy sequel

Engin33r | Oct. 6, 2012 | See all Engin33r's reviews »

Deus Ex Human Revolution manages to perfectly capture the feel and essense of the world the original created. And while it is not without flaws, especially in the character building (by the end of the game, you can have every upgrade possible), its ability to provide exactly the kind of gameplay the player wants, pure shooter or extreme stealth or anything in-between, is incredible and unmatched in any other modern game. Well worth playing, and replaying!

68

Deus Ex is still better

pipalex | Oct. 4, 2012 | See all pipalex's reviews »

The fact is, 2001's Deus Ex was an anomaly, which will never truly be surpassed or even replicated for quite some time. While this game is an admirable effort, it takes too much from new shooters (regenerating health, dumbed down character building) while not taking enough from the old games, or even coming up with new ideas. It improves in some areas like conversation systems, but too little too late. On top of that it has a weird orange tint that I couldn't be bothered to go find some user created mod to fix because I was so bored with the experience. Had this been new IP it would probably have been ground-breaking, but it will always be in the shadow of Deus Ex for me

87

Silky smooth graphics, personal freedom

das_regal | Oct. 3, 2012 | See all das_regal's reviews »

Stealth games are few and far between this day and age. In that regard, Human Revolution is pretty rare to begin with. Tack on beautiful graphics, unparalleled player freedom to complete objectives, and a pretty decent story and you've got something unique.

The stealth isn't forced, if you want to go in guns blazing you can. In between missions you'll be presented dialogue options that you can use to set objectives for yourself. For instance, if you want to be non-lethal, you can present that constraint to yourself and try to live up to it.

My only complaint is that the upgrade system isn't quite as robust as I would've liked. Yes, you can augment your character to enhance his powers, but the options aren't as varied as the game play choices you're given elsewhere.

The boss fights are also ill-advised, as they completely break from free of choice and force you into some pretty frustrating situations. But on the whole, Human Revolution is an amazing game well worth checking out.

85

Great FPS/RPG/ Stealth game

lachking | Sept. 27, 2012 | See all lachking's reviews »

Human Revolution is the prequel to Deus Ex, a game released back in 2000. Put simply, Human Revolution is a great game with many elements coming together well, although there are some pitfalls (will get to later). The game is very open end, and you can take on challenges the way you see fit, whether that be through brute force, sneaking a back way in through vents, cloaking your way through, or hacking a computer and making a robot fight for you. The voice acting for the most part is solid, and the plot is enthralling, with the added effect that what you do influences plot points. An effective dark atmosphere is created, although the gold and black colour scheme may not appear to all. However, as mentioned earlier, there are various pitfalls. The AI can be quite dumb at times, especially with regards to their alertness to your presence and their reactions. Also, the boss fights are unnecessary and do not belong and often rely on saving and loading until you eventually do enough damage to kill them. This concept does not fit well with a game where choice is one of the most prevalent aspects. Overall, however, Human Revolution is a great game which presents you with many choices and ways to tackle a problem. A link between various genres is done successfully and as a result, an enthralling package is produced, despite the shortcomings.

81

One of the best games of the year.

dark2025 | Sept. 21, 2012 | See all dark2025's reviews »

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a genuinely good game even if you've never played the original Deus Ex. In fact story-wise there's very little connection between the two so you're not missing out on much if you skip the first one.

The stealth element works fantastically. I completed the game using purely non-lethal methods but I never felt the game was slow. The game is intense, has a decent story, and some well-executed mechanics. The only issue (as you've probably heard many times) is how out of place the boss battle feels, especially if you've been playing the pacifist path. Still, it's easy to overlook that since there are only about 4 such battles in the game. The rest of the game is quite brilliant.

85

Another great release by Square Enix

schroff | Sept. 14, 2012 | See all schroff's reviews »

One of the better releases in recent times. It allows you to choose between playing as a trigger happy cyborg or try a batman-like non-lethal approach. Naturally, the latter is actually more fun and the game design feels like that's how the game was meant to be played. However, there are some sections, like the FEMA camp, where it is a frustrating endeavor and you feel tempted to just fire away and be done with it; an achievement isn't worth the frustration. The boss fights are out of place. They don't fit in with the over all game, they were outsourced and it shows. Graphics have this weird yellow tint but you get used to it and the music is awesome. A must play.

95

My GOTY

alecslo | Sept. 8, 2012 | See all alecslo's reviews »

Deus Ex Human Revolution is an enthralling experience, few games have captured me in the story in such a way, and I did not have a better experience in the previous year. The way decisions are handled without an explicit morality system is wonderful. Side quests are continually interesting, not mere filler and will add to the story. The only possible complaint that I have is with the balancing, doing all the side quests as you get to the end of the game I found my self almost invincible and while I would go for stealth, if I ever screwed up, instead of restarting I would just overpower the enemies. A great experience.

90

Amazing...

zhack075 | Aug. 30, 2012 | See all zhack075's reviews »

This game is trully amazing !

Too easy in my opinion even in "Deus ex Difficulty" but the atmosphere is unique ! Even if it's not the most beautiful game in the world, the attention paid to small details contribute to compensate this and the atmosphere is trully amazing. Voice acting is amazing too such as musique and artistic direction... Trully a game you should play once in your gamer life !

75

An almost perfect successor to the perfect game.

1Life0Continues | Aug. 19, 2012 | See all 1Life0Continues's reviews »

DXHR is almost perfect. The choices, the atmosphere, the incredible amount of work put into the world. It's a fantastic game, and everything you do matters. But there are some glaring issues. Boss fights. These are HORRIBLE! So much so, that the developers actually apologised for them, admitting they were not up snuff. Playing as a gung-ho Rambo character, these fights are nothing. Easy as pie. But if you dedicate yourself to non-lethal, stealth tactics, these fights are a massive punch in the face. In a game so rife with choices, these sections rob you of all of it, forcing you to act against your play style. And the ending is also pretty bad. Not Mass Effect 3 bad, but pretty close. But, those out of the way, DXHR is very close to perfect, and you should still play this game to recapture the feeling of the original, which just pips the post in terms of satisfaction. As a stealth player, the boss fights affected me so much, that I have had to give this game a 75/100. They are a very large blight on what is otherwise a damn good game.

96

Have it your way!

Cooberstooge | Aug. 7, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »

If you truly want to switch up your FPS experience, you can't go wrong with Deus Ex: HR. Walk into any fight knowing you've got the skills and all the advantage, and plan stuff out before making your move.

Like pulling a Rambo? You can in this game, with all the firepower you could ever need, from knives to combat shotguns, you'll have the ability to make any peaceful gathering decidedly unfriendly.

Prefer to lurk in the shadows? With this game, you can. Why confront someone when you can traverse the air ducts and bypass them completely? Hacking is your friend, where learning dirty secrets and pass codes is as sublime as the most brutal takedown.

The game has its own look and style, and it all screams along at a steady framerate. The characters are well fleshed-out, and the voice acting perfect.

I've yet to run into a bug, and this is probably the one title I recommend everybody try, even if you're not into FPS gaming. There's just so much you can see and do, in so many different ways.

90

A true sequel

Neohoodman | Aug. 6, 2012 | See all Neohoodman's reviews »

The Deus Ex series is a touchy subject. Considered by many as a classic and 'required reading' for games (opinions I share with them), the sequels/remakes never captured the right mix of atmosphere, gameplay and options. Options, options, options. Decisions that actually make an impact.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution changes that. DE:HR is the first true sequel (actually, a prequel) to the original game. Things that made the original so great (the amount of choices, the setting, openness) all made it to HR with a slight modern tint. While gameplay might feel a bit janky for the original Deus Ex nowadays, DE:HR has polished gunplay and feels very good to play. The story follows cookiecutter conspiracy themes that belong to the genre/series, but they're still enjoyable.

All in all the original Deus Ex is still iconic and master, while Human Revolution is several steps in the perfect direction. It sets the bar and earns its place next to Deus Ex.

90

Worthy of the Deus Ex name

UltraJake | July 26, 2012 | See all UltraJake's reviews »

Many were worried that Human Revolution simply wouldn't live up to its predecessors. Luckily for everyone, it did. Sure, it's not a perfect game, but the story is great. While at first it seems fairly shallow, as you play and get more sides of the story it turns out to be a very deep conspiracy. You can also play how you want to play. I personally logged 40 hours in the game, but your mileage will vary depending on how you play the game (Stealth, Murderous, etc...) and how much you care about checking everything out, even if it isn't urgent. It's a great looking game too, and the PC port is nothing short of amazing. There were a few issues at launch but they were quickly fixed. My only real complaints are as follows: The different endings were simply buttons you could press. Pressing one simply led to a short but sweet cutscene with Adam talking about different things depending on which you picked. Also, it was possible to sort of "power game" your way through. Hacking and Nonlethal takedowns gave you an XP bonus when compared to the alternative means. Finally, the boss battles. There is no way to stealth your way around them and while the battles themselves only occur a few times throughout the game, they are basically just hide, shoot and run until they die. Overall it's a spectacular game and it's totally worth the price.

85

If you liked the original Deus Ex then you will love this!

Thulfiqaar | July 26, 2012 | See all Thulfiqaar's reviews »

I have to admit I was initially disappointed with the graphics but the gameplay really make up for it. Deus Ex will remind you that games can be good again. That it is possible to have a great sequel. It gives you the freedom to play it the way you want to play it and the choices that you have to make aren't easy, but that freedom to be able to make that choice is what makes this game so great.

There are so many things that you will love in this game.

  • Great story line

  • Nice selection of weapons

  • Freedom of Choice, that means the freedom to be stealthy or go head on action style if you do it right

  • Great Voice Acting

I can't help but wonder how good this would have been if it also had multiplayer... done well!

82

Deus Ex Machina for the ending please!

Eiensakura | July 23, 2012 | See all Eiensakura's reviews »

Deus Ex: HR came out as one of the most hyped successor to the ever popular Deus Ex series, and it certainly did the name justice, with a minor kinks of two.

The game itself is driven by a solid plot, where you, Adam Jensen weaves his way through the webs of conspiracies and intrigue of the cybernatic world. The vast availability of choices of actions gives this game multiple routes to take in order to complete the game. Hate sneaking around like a rat? Go in guns blazing. Dislike going in gungho? Sneak your way around. Computers? Hack them, or simply just plow your way through a wall to make a new route. This allow plenty of tactical moves that keeps the game fresh.

Furthermore, your actions in the game does affect people, and in fact helps you in your quest. This gives a very human touch to the game, with even your dialogue choice plays an important part. The battle wise, it's quite typical of FPS i might say, and the AI is at least competent enough to flank and so on.

The only blot in the end is the ending, after all the trouble and adventure, and it's down to pushing 1 of 3 buttons? That sort of set a precedence to another game which used 3 colours for an ending. Not the best way to end the game I'd say.

While HR does live up to it's ancestor's glory, it's still does not rank as highly as the original Deus Ex.

90

One of the Best Games of 2011.

ryanyau | July 22, 2012 | See all ryanyau's reviews »

This game is a prequel to the original Deus Ex series that was released back in 2000. I have not played the original series before, but that did not hinder my enjoyment at all. The 50 hours long story is dark and deep yet very easy to get into.

Gameplay is freeform and completely left to the player to use whatever means to go about accomplishing goals. There are lots of side quests and some of them are very intriguing. Character customization is very detailed and can sometimes lead to very dramatic changes which can totally alter the gameplay.

Music and sound are very cinematic and portray the dystopian nature of the world extremely well. It is a treat for the senses.

CG cutscenes however look rough and slightly dated. The world itself is not as open as it appears. Boss fights are surprisingly linear and too combat oriented, compared to how much freedom you had in the rest of the game.

Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10 One of the best games of 2011. An excellent game not to be missed.

91

Your mission is given, your approach is not

Cynaris | July 20, 2012 | See all Cynaris's reviews »

Deus Ex Human Revolution is all about how you decide to handle the situations. It gives you freedom, but not in the sandbox meaning, but rather it gives you tools completely alter how, in what order, when and where you complete your task. It's extremely satisfying.

The game is set in a futuristic world, where human augmentations are an everyday thing. You as the protagonist, have to suffer through the aquisition of these augs against your will, as you have no other choice. The story is great, but the ending is a letdown after all the setup unfortunately. Visuals are doing the job well, and the soundtrack accompanying it is truly outstanding and franctic.

You could do much worse than picking it up.

80

Great game, let down a little by the ending

DrMon | July 19, 2012 | See all DrMon's reviews »

Deus Ex is definately a lot more streamlined than the original Deus Ex game in terms of skills and depth. However, that is not to say that the game is lacking: Quite the opposite!

The game has your standard type of "Missions" to complete, allowing you to run and gun (Beware your limited ammunition!) or try and stealth your way through them. There is the melee/takedown option as well, although each use requires the consumption of what looks to be a candy bar (Which are also somewhat rare and take up valuable inventory space).

The plot is fine, if not a little predictable, but the ending is truly where the game lets you down. I won't spoil it, but once you reach it you'll understand why there was a big uproar about it considering the focus on choice throughout the series.

Overall - a very solid game deserving of your time. Just don't expect a revolutionary story out of it!

88

Not enough tie-ins to the original, but still amazing on its own

Darky | July 14, 2012 | See all Darky's reviews »

This game is fantastic on it's own. It does have a few things in common with the original Deus Ex, including minor character appearances of some kind or another, but overall it does not tie in more to the original beyond the general theme. The only real interesting tie-in to the original comes post-credits in form of Audio only and it leaves you speculating. That said, it still is a very enjoyable game of it's own. The augmented theme still is fresh and fun and more relevant today than it ever was before.

Graphically I have heard some people say they think it's outdated. I don't think so at all. I think it is one of the most well designed games in a long time. The art and the attention to detail in this game is simply unmatched. There are small environmental details laying around everywhere contributing heavily to the atmosphere, and the story itself references back on itself which is a trade rare enough these days.

The story itself does not quiet feel as mysterious and threatening about the people in the shadows as the original did, but it still is engaging enough to make you curious and want to keep playing.

The gameplay itself is very tactical: There's always multiple paths to follow and while you can die fast, you can deal a lot of damage first before things get too tricky. There are also boss fights, which to me were a welcome addition to the game, but they are too easy and go by without any real buildup or consequence, making them quiet pointless. There even is a character that never speaks a single line and you get pitted against it as a boss, and it just has no point. They could have improved on that, involving these boss characters further in the story and give you better rewards and consequences for having to kill them.

Overall it is a very enjoyable game with some flaws, but still one of the finest of the decade. I can understand why they didn't tie in with the original Deus Ex too much because they were a little afraid to get ripped apart by long standing fans, but apart from the ending they have proven that they can create a very enjoyable game in the Deus Ex Universe and don't need to be afraid to tie in some more in a potential sequel.

85

Worthy sequel for the series

kof91 | July 14, 2012 | See all kof91's reviews »

Solid game play that stays true to the original but with all the new tech and upgraded graphics. The writing and acting in the game is great. All aspects of this game is fun from the exploring, hacking, social, combat, and stealth, everything comes together in a great combination that makes this a great game.

90

A Great Game for Newcomers to the Series

six_76 | July 13, 2012 | See all six_76's reviews »

I'd like to preface the review by saying I've never played the original Deus Ex, although I'm certainly going to now that I've played Human Revolution.

I'm not going to talk much about the plot, since there are many, many other reviews that will do that, however, I will briefly state my thoughts on it. Whenever I hear someone speak about the original Deus Ex, they almost always mention the plot, and I've often heard it called thought-provoking. However, while Human Revolution does make some attempts at this, I didn't find it all that great. While the story was entertaining and enjoyable for a video game, that's not saying much. If you're looking for a deep and meaningful story, look somewhere else.

Now I'll talk about the gameplay. The game is a hybrid RPG/FPS/Stealth game, and manages to not make any of the different gameplay elements feel half-hearted. I focused mainly on stealth in my playthrough, so I'll be talking about that and the RPG elements. The game uses a cover/sound based stealth system similar to Metal Gear Solid, rather than a shadow based system like Thief or Splinter Cell. The stealth is, in my opinion, as good, if not better than most games that focus solely on stealth gameplay.

Integrated into the gameplay is a RPG-esque progression system based on artificially "augmenting" your character. Every action you do gives you experience points, and once you reach a certain amount of experience, you unlock a Praxis point, which can be used to unlock a new augmentation, essentially a skill tree, or upgrade an existing one. There are augmentations for all sorts of things, like a radar, increased inventory, increased damage, and even temporary invisibility.

All in all, Human Revolution is an excellent game for all gamers, whether or not they're fans of the original.

93

Cyberpunk RPG, play it the way you want

Razzon | July 13, 2012 | See all Razzon's reviews »

The game is set in a Futuristic world, where human augumentation is creating a lot of different opinions. Play as Adam Jensen, a security guard who almost died after an attack on the company. The augumentations saved his life, now he has to live with them.

The game is incredibly diverse, you can play it as a shooter and wreck your way through the game, or you can play a stealthy character focusing on avoiding guards, finding secret passages and hacking computers. You get a little more XP for the latter, but the former is just as fun.

The soundtrack of this game is amazing, if I knew it sooner i would have bought the Augumented edition.

The mention some of its flaws, the bossights are a bit out-of-place, and are really hard as a stealth character with no real firepower. Also, character faces could have been better.

Overall, the game is really fun with an interesting story and a long gameplay time by today's standards.

95

Choose how you want to play this fantastic action-rpg

gecko92 | July 13, 2012 | See all gecko92's reviews »

Deus Ex HR is a game that gives the player the opportunity to choose how to play it. One can choose to play it like a stealth game, avoiding combat and using non-lethal and silent weapons, others can choose to play it like a shooter, killing everyone in sight with powerful and noisy guns. The augmentation system can be used to further customize the gaming experience by choosing upgrades more suited to your playing style.

The story is quite thrilling and makes you think about moral and ethical problems. The graphics are clean and nice (although a little dated) and the gameplay is smooth and engrossing.

The only downsides of the game are boss battles: these are the only moments when you can't choose what to do. You're forced to fight the enemy and there's no way to avoid killing them or skipping the fight altogether. If you choose to play the stealthy way, boss fights might be harder than the rest of the game, but not impossible.

Overall, the game is still great and everyone who likes stealth or action games should try it.

85

Great game, not as good as the original though

GrimmGrinn | July 13, 2012 | See all GrimmGrinn's reviews »

Deus Ex Human Revolution is a good RPG. The dialogue choice are excellent, the path is not really linear, you can take on many routes to get to the destination. The hacking system is great. The gameplay is good and satisfying, but the boss battle is bad though.

Graphically, it's a bit of a letdown, it's a bit inconsistent. And the full gold/yellow filter on it can look a bit tiring.

It's a good RPG, the flaws can be a bit bad sometimes, but can be overlooked for the excellent gameplay it offers.

99

Great game ^^

Wredniak | June 24, 2012 | See all Wredniak's reviews »

One of the best things about this game is that you get 2 games in price of one. There is no other way to describe the difference between two ways you can play it. You can either infiltrate locations taking enemies quietly (it is also possible to try sneak in without knocking enemies down) or kill anyone who dares to stand in your way. Those two distinct approaches makes 2nd playthrough something to look for ^^. Another great thing about this title is that it rewards looking around and exploring word with XP points, weapon upgrades etc. There are many "secrets" that you can uncover on your own that are not the part of main quest or side quest. The best this game has to offer is the story which made me want to see what happens next and I actually liked my "hero". The world created here is believable, definitely more than just excuse to shoot bad guys. Money well spent ^^

97

Play it as you want

joeeegames | June 22, 2012 | See all joeeegames's reviews »

This is a great game, for the main reason that you can play it however you want. Want to be stealthy? You can do it. Want to run in guns blazing? You can do it. This, along with an engrossing story and interesting characters, makes for a really entertaining experience. It has endless replay value because of the many ways you can complete a level and end the game, and the DLC makes it even better and more fun! This is a game that you must buy, NOW!

91

A great game to play the way you want

Mattiebo | June 22, 2012 | See all Mattiebo's reviews »

I never played the original Deus Ex games, and so I wasn't entirely sure what to expect when I started to play this one. I'm glad to say I was pleasently surprised.

Human Revolution is a great example of an RPG which really gives you the opportunity to play the game how you want to. If you want to sneak around the environments you can do that, or you can run in all guns blazing. Of course, each play style has its own ups and downs, with the latter method being more of a last resort.

The areas in the game mostly feature several different paths designed for the playstyles, with some paths taking you to the high-ground where you can take down your enemies from above, and other paths taking you around the patrolling guards. You are free to mix these paths up and exploration can often be rewarded with new guns or ammo.

Aumentations are purchased via Praxis points which can add new dimensions to your play style, with special abilities including an augmentation which stops you from taking fall damage and one that lets you see through walls. These work to make your experience even more unique to you.

One thing I love about the game is the attention to detail. Near the start of the game, Jensen gets an email unrlated to any quest mentioning that his dog had been put down. If you go to Jensen's apartment, some pictures of the dog can be found. These details are incredible and although they'r nothing to do with the storyline, they make the game a bit more immersive.

My main complaint about Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the boss battles. If you've read other reviews then you've probably heard this a milion times, but the boss battles are ridiculously hard, especially if you are a stealthy character. Fortunately, various items and weapons can be found in the boss battle rooms, making it at least possible even if your play style doesn't suit the full-on approach.

Overall, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a brilliant game and it has made me want more from the series.

92

What a game should be like

viju | June 21, 2012 | See all viju's reviews »

More games should be like this, a really mature and deep experience, that makes you think while you play, where you have to take decisions regarding ethical dilemmas...

Is it an RPG? A stealh game? A FPS? Well, it actually depends on how you want to play it, but I would say it's a good mix of genres, letting you choose how to encounter each situation.

The only bad point about this wonderful game is that, while you can see the big effort put into it, in each detail, you can also appreciate that it was not thought to be a massive seller, so the graphics aren't the best, neither are the animations, most of the enemies and citizens are the same, etc. Luckily, it doens't break the atmosphere and the game is still great.

Give it a chance if you want a deep game with a mature story, far from US saviors tipical one, where you will have to do much more things apart from shooting everything and everyone.

95

An engrossing and thoughtful RPG for all sci-fi lovers

sandw1tch | June 18, 2012 | See all sandw1tch's reviews »

Deus Ex:HR is one of the most engrossing and just plain fun games I have played in a long time. This stems from just how well Edios Montreal have crafted the universe that makes it seem so alive and and desirable for any sci-fi lover.

From a gameplay standpoint, almost every action is crafted to be neat and satisfying. from every trigger pull to every takedown , it just makes you want to keep playing. What was also a pleasant suprise was just how thoughtful the game becomes by the end. the protagonist, Jensen comes to discuss the very origins of human life and our responsibility for it's progression.

The cons are very few and rarely take from the experience. The major flaws are in the boss battles which seem so alien from the rest of the game and the second most notable flaws are in the low-res textures and "jenky" character models, but these are easily overlooked.

Overall, it should be on any sci-fi lovers list.

90

An amazing piece of art

Gh0st233 | June 18, 2012 | See all Gh0st233's reviews »

I've just recently got the game, and I have to say that I enjoy it, a lot. The visual and the audio content of the game are amazing, and the gameplay is amazing as well. I like that you can complete a mission with different play-styles. If you desire so, you can be stealthy, or you can go in guns-blazing, up to you.

The game has a very interesting story and very interesting characters. The replay value is very high since there are different endings that your decisions affect. Also, the stealth takedowns are very well animated. You can complete the whole game without using any lethal, or any weapons, at all.

Augmentations are a great way to upgrade your character, as they either improve what you already have, or give you a new set of "skills".

However, as all things, it has it's downsides. The thing I dislike the most are the boss battles. They are done very poorly, and the developers themselves have said they should have put more effort into them.

Other than that, the game is very fun to play and I would recommend it to everyone who likes RPG and/or stealth/action games. This game is up to the standards.

95

What a ride!

crosas1128 | June 17, 2012 | See all crosas1128's reviews »

If only more games could be like this! I fell in love with the world this game created. It had a great back drop with an amazing lead character. I cannot think of anything that I was disappointed with this title and was even more satisfied with the Missing Link addition. For the price you cannot find a better game to sink your teeth into. This game was great at full retail, at this price you need to grab it NOW!

85

A very good game

Flappy | June 13, 2012 | See all Flappy's reviews »

I had a lot of fun playing this game, and will definitely be buying the dlc when it's on sale, and may even play the game again at some point.

I loved how you could play the game anyway you want, being a sneaky pacifist, a rambo-esque action hero, a sniper, and much more. You get points to upgrade your Augmentations as you level up in the game, so you can customize your character to your liking, adding no fall damage if you enjoy adventuring and playing around, or silent walking if you fancy playing more sneakily.

I enjoyed adding extensions to my weapons, as you can add more ammo or a laser sight to your favourite weapon.

The only thing I disliked was the mandatory boss fights. They were awfully designed, especially the third fight. They threw you head first into a high-combat environment, where you had to shoot your way out, which is akward for some character builds.

Overall, it's a very good game. I'd say it's one of least year's best games.

90

Great RPG

Lingwisyer | June 13, 2012 | See all Lingwisyer's reviews »

From an average security specialist to a cutting edge cyborg, this game will draw you in with it's ethics bending story, crisp sounds and multitude of possibilities. Though the graphics aren't the best, the locations still look great and there are few animation bugs.The skills are relatively balanced, which is a nice change from many other rpgs (this is probably due to the fact that all but one of the skills aren't actually offensive skills), though the weapons aren't quite as balanced (stats + pack space requirement). The AI is average and the boss fights are a tad bit arm bending in the sense that they favour gun play. It would have been nice to see more people in the varied locations but this isn't too noticeable if you restrain your wondering.

My one problem with this game, though small, is that you can't kill anyone in the tutorial in order obtain the Pacifist achievement (didn't realise that the tutorial was included under this achievement)...

94

Great game

lpmafiota | June 13, 2012 | See all lpmafiota's reviews »

Deus Ex: Human Revolution has been one of the most fun RPGs I've played recently. There are many ways to go through every part of the game, except for the boss battles, which in my opinion were the only really lackluster part of the game. The story is gripping and poses many questions about humanity and the future. The graphics, while pretty good did feel a bit outdated, and the amazing music fits the game. All parts of the gameplay felt great - the leveling system, which involves acquiring different augmentations, was appropriate, the cover mechanics were well implemented, the dialogue choices were well thought out. There's a lot more that can be said about the game, but overall I highly recommend buying and playing it.

93

Not As Good As The Original But Is Very Much Amazing

MetalestX | May 17, 2012 | See all MetalestX's reviews »

-Pros- +You choose what style you wanna play +Replay value thanks to the gameplay and story +Silent KOs are always fun to look at +Freedom of choice impacts the game +Many weapons +The music +Choose to either kill or KO the enemy +Voice acting is very well done +Funny at times +Makes you feel like you really are in the game +20-40 hours to complete +Many ways to upgrade your character

-Cons- -To much hacking -Not much facial expression -Boss fights -Battery system -Running mechanic -Pre-rendered cut scenes -No new game plus -Requires steam to play -Graphics are not up to standards -Bad AI at times

95

Awesome game

Mixters | May 14, 2012 | See all Mixters's reviews »

The first time I played this game I thought it was great and I was right. I've never played the first deus ex game but thus was good. The graphics were amazing and so was the gameplay. The only bad thing I have to say about this game is that it stutters sometimes when entering new areas in the game world. Overall a pretty good game and great replayability

80

Very enjoyable action game, but a bit shallow.

albeenox | May 12, 2012 | See all albeenox's reviews »

I really am a sucker for the whole sci-fi future genre, so i found this game to really scratch that itch. The game exudes that dark noire-like sci-fi future wonderfully, and makes for a fantastic world to move through and explore - the vibe it gives off is so evocative. I found the gameworld to feel a little dead and empty for my tastes however (a bit too 'synthetic'). Combat is where the game really shines for me... no matter how you want to play it; rushing in with guns blazing, or playing a more sneaky and stealthy game, you're sure to find the game rewarding. Sadly the boss fights are a bit of a letdown, because the game tends to push you more towards gun combat for those scenarios, which lessens the freedom a bit to play the game entirely how you want... And it must be said, the game really does fall apart right at the ending, but overall its a very worthwhile game to play through, with plenty of great environments and situations to play through. Its visually good looking, and the story/setpieces/locations/scenarios and characters make it hard to put down... just a pity that the experience isn't as deep as it could have been.

85

Awesome game!

MorpheousXO | May 11, 2012 | See all MorpheousXO's reviews »

Great fun, especially if you enjoy mucking about! Traveling the cities really reminds me of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, which is definitely a good thing. The game has great PC support. The graphics aren't the best ever, but then to me they aren't the most important aspect of a game. The story is excellent, I can definitely recommend this game to someone who enjoys RPGs.

82

Well made game.

arkantos | May 1, 2012 | See all arkantos's reviews »

From normal human to god kind, this game will lead you in the middle story of the human revolution against the technology, with gorgeous graphic locations and musics, animated graphic videos that will help to feel part of the story, increase the skills of your body parts with the augmentation, and if you buy the first 2 episodes are they are cool too.

92

Humans and machines

kalil | April 22, 2012 | See all kalil's reviews »

Excellent game, I loved it a lot, primarily because of its history, a world where technology is very advanced and there are no human values, with leaders who hide the truth from their people and technology because many people die every day. A game that shows you what a real world governed by technology would be like.

Gameplay: One area that I love, having to infiltrate dangerous places to achieve your goals, using your head to figure out how to properly kill without anyone noticing. If someone notices, you'll have to survive with the weapons and skills have.

Skills menu (increase defense ability to see through walls, run faster, jump higher etc ...) is what makes the game more interesting and worthwhile to kill an enemy get exp. and with that ability you want to buy.

The inventory's equal to RE 4, a case where you put your weapon, healing and among other objects more, you can enlarge briefcase with lV.

Countless different weapons and enemies that will put you in very difficult situations, from people to huge machines.

92

A game worthy of its name

Guitarwall | Jan. 16, 2012 | See all Guitarwall's reviews »

It is nearly impossible for any game to stand straight when comparing to the original Deus Ex, which is a true masterpiece and probably the best game ever made. Add to that the fact that the game in comparison has the same name, and the pressure for the developers would have to be nearly unbearable.

Eidos Montreal pulled it off, and with flying colours.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a rare masterpiece of this time, when most of the games released are designed to be easily chewed and digested without much thought. The story, in all its depth, is truly fascinating and its various twists and turns will keep the player hooked to the game for the entire length of the game - and beyond. The motivations behind each faction are well founded, although it will take time to truly understand them, because nothing in this game is purely black and white.

The risk that the developer took with the unique and striking visual design pays off, for the atmosphere in this game is one of its many strong sides. The ambient soundtrack by Michael McCann supports the atmosphere flawlessly. The graphics of the game are good, although they probably seem a bit out-dated for those who have played L.A. Noire or such.

The idea of the original Deus Ex - letting the player choose how to play - is well preserved in Human Revolution, and it creates the possibility for quite varied experiences within the game. Especially the stealthy side of the game is really enjoyable, but the shooter side doesn't really pale in comparison either. It is possible to complete the game without killing anyone.

Except the bosses. There we have probably the only major design flaw that the game has - the boss fights are really out-of-place and don't match the rest of the game at all - and the decision to outsource them is probably something I'll never understand. However, once you get the hold of the situation, they aren't that hard (even with the hardest difficulty) and they incorporate different approaches to the fights, and in my third playthrough they felt more like cutscenes and the game continued right after them.

The game is yet to crash for the first time, so I guess we're talking about a quite stable game here. There are some glitches with the physics engine which lead to some hilarious moments, but they're not so frequent that it would ruin the immersion.

The last but not the least, the added value for a DX veteran. One can find numerous nods towards the original Deus Ex from emails, ebooks, conversations - and of course the story itself - and it really fascinated me how well Eidos Montreal played that card. The nods aren't the kind of "riding with the nostalgia"-type of nods, but slight and subtle references which only make sense to you if you've played the original Deus Ex.

In conclusion, Deus Ex: Human Revolution was the best game of 2011. A few minor glitches and the boss battles prevent the game from being near-perfect, but the overall atmosphere and the compelling story are second to none but the original Deus Ex. A game worthy of its name? Definitely.

90

A great game

coultar | Nov. 13, 2011 | See all coultar's reviews »

I was very wary as i first heard about a new Deus Ex game. But not only have they done a great job in making this prequel stay true to the first game, they have also made it a very modern game.

The story is really fascinating, at least until the end, which is a bit weaker than the rest of the game. But overall this does not change that this is a really great game. I think i can say that i greatly enjoyed my time with this game.

The boss battles are widely criticized, but i found the easiest way was to do them quickly and ignore them otherwise.

95

Worthy prequel to a cult classic

TG_Judgement | Nov. 9, 2011 | See all TG_Judgement's reviews »

Human Revolution is the 3rd game in the Deus Ex series and Prequel to Deus Ex 1. The game's approach in general is very faithful to the original,with many alternate paths for your objectives and ways to complete them. Augmentations wise,there's a decent variety,although ,in my opinion,they could've added a few more.A few of the augments are situational or flat out useless,and by the end,depending on how you play,you can end up with most of them unlocked anyways,which kinda defeats the whole point... Dialog is pretty good,although the voice acting can be a bit iffy (don't get me started with Zeke or Letitia) and dialog choices,unlike Mass Effect or Alpha Protocol,actually tell you what Adam's about to say,so you're never misled into saying something you don't want. Graphics wise,it's very good,although some animations are stiff as hell and a few level backgrounds are so low-def can they can be flat-out jarring. PC port is pretty good.Has all the expected features such as graphical settings,fully remapable keys and Field-of-View ,as well as a few bells & whistles such as DX11 and 3D support.

All said,it's still one of the best experiences of 2011

83

Slightly overrated, but fun

aviscacha | Nov. 7, 2011 | See all aviscacha's reviews »

I think nostalgia may have shot the scores up a bit higher than this game deserved. It's definitely a good game, but I do not think it is legendary game. To me it takes elements from many different games and combines them together, but excels at none of them. The story, combat, stealth, gunplay, and the boss battles are all slightly above average. It's nice to see so much gameplay combined all into one game, but no one aspect of the gameplay is really perfected. It is still relatively fun and I could recommend a single playthrough. I'd value a purchase at approximately twenty-five dollars.

91

One of the best games of 2011

acare84 | Nov. 4, 2011 | See all acare84's reviews »

This game has the soul of the first Deus Ex game. Game is really great and fun, gameplay mechanics are rock solid. Also it has lengthy campaign and has a lot side quests. If you love long RPG games this game should be your choice. I finished the game 2 times and everytime I have played different things happened. So replay value is also high. Do yourself a favor and buy this game right now if you haven't.

87

Very nicely done

RaTcHeT302 | Nov. 3, 2011 | See all RaTcHeT302's reviews »

Deus Ex: Human Revolution gives you many oportunities of evolving your character with certain implants and more. The story is really interesting but the boss fights seem just extremely out of place.

Your choises can affect the storyline and how certain things can progress as in the first Deus Ex. The sneaky part is pretty well done but sometimes you can just skip entire battles wich allow sneakier players to earn even more rewards by not being seen or just being really quiet.

The graphics are a big improvement from the first game also the game doesn't require any extremely good computer to be run at the highest settings, thanks to the DX11 support it looks even more gorgeous.

80

Great sequel to one of the best games of the last decade.

DiZ | Nov. 3, 2011 | See all DiZ's reviews »

The year is 2011. It is a time of simplified games and corridor shooters. It is also a time when Eidos Montreal released a prequel to a classic RPG lauded for its freedom of choice in every sense, from story to the very basic core of the gameplay. Did they succeed where the original developer failed with their sequel? The answer is, for the most part, yes.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution follows the same formula of the original game, that is to say, the adventures of a man with augmented abilities, giving the player the choice to move around with stealth, gunning everyone down or using the environment to find new paths while also appealing to new audiences. This streamlining, while causing some big issues like a huge surplus of augmention points towards the later half of the game or some of the augmentations not being all that useful, manages to be quite user-friendly without losing too much depth, with not many fundamental design principles lost in translation. This game may not reach the highs of Deus Ex, but it's still well worth playing.

100

Awesome game!

newn | Oct. 24, 2011 | See all newn's reviews »

Deus Ex: HR has been rated very nicely, and has the top scores on Metacritic. I absolutely agree with those reviews! The graphics look absolutely amazing, that is in detail, and not only that, the clothes are also designed in an awesome way. Although the fashion is opinion-oriented, but it still creates the perfect atmosphere for the story. And speaking of story, it's great too. You can bend it the way you like, which isn't present in so many other games. I think that you would definitely enjoy this game if you enjoyed games like Fallout. There is a new DLC now, but I haven't tried it yet. It looks promising though!

I definitely recommend buying this game, and if you will - Augmentation edition!

98

Absolutely stunning!

Babelfish343 | Oct. 12, 2011 | See all Babelfish343's reviews »

This game has been given divided reviews on many sites, but I am glad to say that it is amazing!

Graphics: Some textures lacking in detail, but overall stunning (and very yellow) styling, Renaissance-inspired clothing design and fantastic futuristic city with a nod to Blade Runner.

Gameplay: Stealth and gunning down enemies are both fun in their own right, and the non-linear paths to reach your objective leave some space for creative thinking and clever use of augmentations to figure out the best way. Augmentations (basically your super-powers) are wide and varied, and become very useful in later levels of the game.

Story: If you like sci-fi like Mass Effect, this game is a must buy for you! Great morality questions are raised in the intricate storyline, and you can make dialog choices yourself, which like in Mass Effect can be a lot of fun :P

Highly recommended for all sci-fi and action game fans!

100

Fantastic Sequel

Alixey | Oct. 9, 2011 | See all Alixey's reviews »

I reserved this game for the simple fact i thought it looked exciting and interesting. I'm the kinda guy who only buys games to sit on multiplayer with friends so this was a big risk for me. The only big single player games i had played were Bioshock 1 and 2 and Farcry2. This game is by far one of the most exciting games ive played. It surrounds 3 major ways to play which entices all style of player and allows you to play stealthy or head on. If your looking for a good plot, graphic action scenes, and a game that leaves you in awe even after you've done what would seem repetitive in most games then this is a game for you. Ive never found the story mode of a game interesting but im 2 hrs in and if I didnt have school I'd sit on it all night it just always has more to throw your way

90

A surprisingly fantastic successor.

dare365 | Sept. 22, 2011 | See all dare365's reviews »

It would be an understatement to say that hardcore fans of this series weren't expecting a game that could live up to the legend that is Deus Ex. Not only does Human Revolution live up to the original, it innovates and uses modern gaming conventions.

The story and the vibe is actually quite reminiscent of Metal Gear Solid. Adam Jensen talks into a headset to a superior who sounds like hes holding things back from you much like Solid Snake talks into his codec to Colonel Cambell who is a higher up who doesn't give Snake all the details of the mission hes on. Both games are full of conspiracy theories that forces the player to make guesses about what is going on beyond the scope of the main character which acts as a fantastic motivation to progress the story and keep playing. Both games have an amazing cast of voice actors. The voice of Adam Jensen played by Elias Toufexis is reminiscent of J.C. Denton played by Jay Anthony Franke in the original Deus Ex. The voices are different enough that its a good thing and every line of dialogue that comes out of Jensens mouth is intriguing.

The mechanics of the game are quite interesting too. Dialogue options are quite dynamic and the interrogation/debate scenes in the game are interesting too. The stealth mechanics are interesting but can be a bit shoddy. There are instances where the AI should see you but because the cone on the radar that represents their line of sight is somehow obstructed, you remain invisible to them. The AI as a whole is unremarkable.

The art designer of this game certainly deserves an award. The entire world is beautifully crafted. Cities have a sense of desperation to them, apartments and offices have a sense of clutter to them, the prominent shade of "gold" in a world that isn't golden at all. There is this overbearing sense of a future where technology can save your life and make your life better at the cost of everything you are as a human.

All in all, I strongly believe this game is a must-have if you're a fan of the genre. There are valid complaints to be had with the boss battles, the AI and the impact the player choice has on the outcome of the story but all in all, the game is wonderful and absolutely worth the price of admission.

96

A fantastic followup to one of the greatest games ever

kapone | Sept. 16, 2011 | See all kapone's reviews »

In the interest of full disclosure I'll admit, Deus Ex HR in my opinion, is not as well rounded an experience as the original Deus Ex. But you know what? The original game was so close to gaming perfection, that DX:HR is still one of the best games currently out there, despite it's shortcomings. I mean, with very very few exceptions, the sequel is never going to have a hope of living up to the original, when the original itself was so fantastically good. If you played DX and loved it, grab DX:HR and you won't regret it. If you've never played the original, grab it, play it, then grab yourself DX:HR.

90

Very great game worthy of the name Deus EX!

theshadowhunter | Sept. 6, 2011 | See all theshadowhunter's reviews »

Now at first with this game I was skeptical, I didnt believe it was going to be good, I actually didnt pre-order this game until it only had 5 more days left before it came out. I still had a sour taste in my mouth from the second game( which I thought was a joke and a terrible game, I beat it yes for the story, but the game play sucked)

This game however is a great game, its really worthy of the title Dues EX. The devs actually listened to the concerns of the 2nd game, and they played through the first one and then made this game. They added PC specific features, including: DX 11 support, and FOV adjustment, and dual core support.

without spoiling anything I'd just like to say that anyone that loved the first game will not be disappointed with this title, yes the graphics arent the best, but neither were the first games graphics when it launched, what you get is great gameplay and a great storyline, and something that gives you more Deus EX!

83

A worthy sequel

nele25 | Sept. 6, 2011 | See all nele25's reviews »

A fan of the old Deus Ex may ask if Deus Ex: Human Revolution holds up to it's predecessor's fame? And the most brief answer is, Yes! Why? Let's explore.

When one thinks of Deus Ex game, one thinks of none-linear solutions to the current objective, of multiply style's of game-play and weapons/tools to accompany. And DE:HR has them all. Each objective can be completed as you wish. Gun everyone down with your combat rifle? Snipe your enemies from afar? Sneak up and knock them out? Or bypass them entirely? Hack turrets to use against them? All that is possible and more. To help you through your choice of play-style are numerous augmentations that you can upgrade. Unlike in the previous games, there are no skills, nor do you have to go out of your way to find specific augments. They all have been combined into neatly trimmed augment system that you 'buy' with praxis points (which you earn by getting experience or buy/find them in the world) Yes, there are less of augment's now than before. But I personally feel that most of what was left out, wasn't needed in the first place (swimming?). The most important part, of course is exploration, and this game rewards you for it! You can hack into people's computers to read numerous emails. Telling your more about the characters and events that you would have otherwise missed by simply rushing through. As well as looking through every nook and cranny for various items/credits. You can spend hours doing this!

Story wise I would not like to spoil, as it worth experiencing it for your self.

This game isn't without it's flaws. As some aspects are more rewarded than others. Example: Non-lethal approach to any situation (non-lethal take-down) is worth more experience, than simply shooting someone in the head. Or even been completely silent gives you bonus exp. This unfortunately encourages sneaky play-through, as any other way is suboptimal for development of your character. Another thing that is kinda irksome is the battery. As takedowns use up battery power, forcing you to eat/drink after a while, leading to frustrating situation where you find yourself in the middle of a enemies without energy.

Still. Even with it's few flaws the game delivers Deus Ex gaming experience that fans of the genre have been waiting for years. Prepare to spend hours with this game!

81

I expected more from Adam Jensen

guybrush77 | Sept. 6, 2011 | See all guybrush77's reviews »

The game disappointed me. I expected more from this game. Graphically's great, the main character is very well done with some secondary characters, the other half are made and gives a feeling of incompleteness. The cities are very well done, the ambience too. The music: 10 points. The battles with bosses are very well achieved. The downside for me is history, much is expected of this game that promised a tremendous history, where we would choose the course and our actions would change everything .... Weapons will win with our choices or more experience. I'm not saying a bad game is very good, especially the possibility of improving our character (with invisibility, armor, weapons, etc.) or to do the missions with stealth or kill half the world. Recommended.

90

Human Revolution turned me into a Deus Ex fan

ultimak | Sept. 4, 2011 | See all ultimak's reviews »

I never played a Deus Ex game before I bought Human Revolution, but now that I have beat the game I can't wait for whats coming next.

The game is all about choice, giving you the tools to tackle a problem in a variety of ways, and you being the one to decide how to solve it. It accommodates stealth players and gun blazers alike, although at times it feels as though stealth is the "optimal" solution, and in some cases it is. The story is very deep, and it may require multiple playthroughs to get all the details about it. This is partially due to the fact that the game has so many secrets hidden away, in the form of eBooks or computer emails scattered throughout the world. Depending on how you went about completing the game, two players may have very divergent experiences. This makes the game very friendly to multiple playthroughs, and combined with being able to play through the game in multiple ways means you will be coming back to this game for some time to come.

The graphics look very crisp and sharp and the developers themes of black and gold really show, sometimes to the extreme. The level design of both the hub areas as well as the stand alone levels is amazing. Hidden pathways are everywhere and there are multiple ways to all of the objectives. The game never forces you into taking a certain path, if you think its the only way to go then you jut haven't found the others yet. I can't understate how powerful of a mechanic this is, and is one of the defining features of Human Revolution

The AI tends to use the level layouts adequately, using cover to hide and advancing if they lose sight of you. A lot of the time though the AI can be downright dumb or extremely routine in its behavior. At the end of the day though its a minor complaint, most of the time the AI does its job well enough, but some improvement would have been nice.

I have heard others say that the gunplay was lacking, but I honestly enjoyed it a lot. The weapon upgrade system is very cool, and allows your weapons to feel unique. The gun design was also very cool, although they could have used some more differentiation in the colors used.

The hacking mini-game is one of the best I have played in a game. Its got a good mix of chance and skill and rewards you for being good at it. The mini-game is over quickly, and it only started to get old right as I neared the end of my 35 hour playthrough.

One of my biggest complaints is with the augments. While I enjoy being able to upgrade my character in many different ways, I feel as though the developers didn't do enough to balance them out. For instance if you want to see most of the secrets the game has to offer, you are forced to dump a lot points into hacking, as well as picking up the augs that allow you access to hidden areas like the wall break. It just seems to feel like there are more augs that are "essential" then their needs to be, and not getting them may likely make you feel as though you have gimped yourself.

The other big complaint, that I know a lot of others have had as well are the boss battles. In a game all about choice, forcing you into a situation with a single way to do something is horrible design. The bosses also were given almost no exposition, and end up feeling like generic mercenaries.

The game can take anywhere from 20-35+ hours depending your play style as well as how much you care about exploration and finding all the things hidden throughout the world.

In the end, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a fantastic game revolving around player choice. Even though the game has its share of flaws, Human Revolution manages to rise above them and be one of the best games this year.

95

A Game for The Old School

ipowered | Sept. 4, 2011 | See all ipowered's reviews »

Game-play: A lot of reviews talk about the quality of the gameplay in this game; so, I won't spend much time on it. The cover system takes getting used to at first; but, when it's said and done, cover-based combat systems are much more realistic than non-cover-based systems such those in call of duty, etc. This game preserves the first person perspective that we all came to love and understand, while giving players who don't want to play with a 7.1 channel headset on full blast a fighting chance with the 3rd person zoom-out (while in cover).

The Story: Unlike many other 'would-be great' first person action RPG's, this game immediately establishes a realistic plot, character traits, and a polished futuristic theme that carefully balances realism in accordance with technological possibilites in the forseable future along with fiction. [I purposely didn't stamp the game 'science fiction' as all types of abomonations to science/reality are labeled under the abused genere]. Although the story unfolds classically (with no real twists to the plot), the writers seemed to have done a great job in keeping the game within the realm of realism (mostly). Story and theme-wise, this game reminded me a lot of the original Metal Gear Solid. You're not fighting jelly blobs or floating plants with tentacles; rather, each conflict has a sub-plot paired with reason.

Character Development: The character development is solid and keeps players exploring, hacking, and pillaging, chasing after new augments and weapon mods, making development a sweet delicacy. Makes me wonder if it's even possible to fully upgrade all augments and weapons in a single play-through?

Difficulty:
This is always a sticky debate; however, after completing the game on its hardest difficulty (a fairly challenging feat), I can only speculate that the A.I. is some of the best I've seen in any game.

Boss Difficulty and The Old School: While boss battles seemed frustrating at first (anyone remember MetalGear Solid's bosses?), they became easier after figuring them out (yes, old-school gamers had to figure things out before Google, yahoo, and webcrawler -- wait, what's webcrawler? The Old-school gets it -- they count more anyway because I said so.)

Ending: Nothing like having choices, and not being forced into the moral beliefs of the game developers/writers/editors/publishers, etc.

Final Word: This is one of the best games to come out in a long time (and believe me, I've played all major titles to come out since 1990, console and PC). If you're just getting into gaming, you'll never be able appreciate this game like those of us that have seen first person shooters develop since the original Doom and Wolfenstein. My only criticism is the game's cover-system is glitchy around some surfaces. Energy levels are a constant problem and almost prevent the player from enjoying earned augments (but that maybe a balancing factor that would drastically offset the challenge if altered without altering the entire game).

                                     To the Old School,
                                                          iPowered

91

Plays perfectly as its own game.

justing943 | Sept. 4, 2011 | See all justing943's reviews »

Waiting the final seconds for the download to finish was an almost painful task, given the excitement I built up for myself from seeing all the pre-release videos. I'm afraid to say I never actually finished the earlier two games, but that's what certain perfectionists may love about it; it's a prequel, so it's not chronologically necessary to have played Deus Ex GOTY and Invisible War to sink your fingers into this one.

With that said, the beginning of the game had me slightly wary as the apparent shortage of ammo had me thinking I'd encounter another problem like in DE:GOTY when I ran out of ammo, had no melee weapons and got stuck. Never fear though, because ammo is plentiful all around the environment and almost all enemies will drop ammo upon their death. The universal ammo also seems to have been removed, which to some people may be a plus, as it makes more sense.

The new combat system is amazing, in my opinion, as the use of cover really helps DE:HR to stand out as a social/stealth action game, rather than conforming to all the shooters these days where you just charge and shoot. Especially for the first boss fight, it really allows you to plan your moves as you dodge roll from cover to cover. Despite that, the first battle, as many have said, felt a bit sudden, and also lacking, and would have been a frustratingly difficult encounter for many, especially for the 'Give me Deus Ex' difficulty-savvy players.

The environment, moreso than the previous titles, was a blast to explore, leaving it up to us, the players, to decide whether to take a back door through ventilation and silently take out enemy by enemy from behind, and stashing their bodies away, or to charge head on guns blazin', leaving paths of bodies in our wake.

Last of all, the augmenting system is quite interesting, allowing you to earn experience to gain 'Praxis Points' which you assign to different skills in the form of 'augmentations.' Allowing you to buy these points as a medical addition is quite innovative, meaning grinding isn't always the only way to upgrade your skills.

It's a very solid game, and definitely worth the buy. For those who hate jumping in in the middle of the story, it won't be a problem here, as it's a prequel to the very first Deus Ex. Recommended.

94

Amazing

JollyJonney | Sept. 3, 2011 | See all JollyJonney's reviews »

Speaking as someone new to the franchise i can say that this title is not to be sniffed at; everything that everybody has said is completely true and even at this stage with many more AAA titles to be released, this is definetly a contender for GOTY.

The game begins in the same fashion as most; slow progression whilst giving the player the basic controls in a controlled environment. You also meet the villains of the game within the first five minutes of game time. Its what happens after this first ten minutes that truly shows what Deus Ex is all about...

Okay maybe im jumping the gun abit. You play as Adam Jensen; head of security for sarif industries, the current political climate has been lit up as talk of controlled human evolution begins to surface. The evolution being through mechanical means and augmentations. two groups of society have begun to surface being the pro-augs and anti-augs.

Okay theres a brief description of each and if i had more time i'd gladly go into more depth but i really want to get back in game :P Overall if your looking for a title that gives you complete and overall freedom in terms of gameplay definetly purchase this game.

85

Diverse and Fun

SilentAssassn87 | Sept. 2, 2011 | See all SilentAssassn87's reviews »

I'm new to the Deus Ex scene, so I can't comment about how this game in the series stands up to the rest, but I can say that I enjoyed this game very much. I'll start off with what I liked about the game.

Pros: The fact that I can play this game entirely stealthy, or duck and shoot was great. I really enjoyed my first run through the game mixing both stealth and action in when I saw fit. The customization options were great and really seemed diverse for certain playing styles. If you were going to play the game without shooting anyone, then you could use your upgrade points where they would be better suited. The overall gamplay didn't really feel repetitive, or boring. There were always new ways to approach every area.

Cons: This game doesn't feature a new game +. It really would have been nice to replay the game with a character that that already suited my play style, or at lease be able relocate upgrade points for a different build, but sadly that feature is not present. The story can seem a bit hard to follow and feels a bit cheesy at times, but the gameplay really makes up for it.

Overall, I really enjoyed this game and see myself playing through it over and over developing my character differently each time.

95

Triumphent return of the legendary cyber-punk fps/rpg hybrid <3

ninjaman999 | Sept. 2, 2011 | See all ninjaman999's reviews »

After 2 separate play-through`s in 2 unique combat load outs and styles with the first PT clocking in at 40 hours and the second at 28, I can proudly say that Deus Ex has returned in full fighting form for the modern era. With all the elements of the original Deus Ex revived and in near excellent shape, combined with a Rainbow 6 - Vegas style fps/third person cover system and the glamor of awesome executions, sweet powers, superb and highly modifiable weapons, hidden locations for those pesky explorers such as I and a very solid fps framework, Deus Ex Human Revolution revives the classic blend and makes an amazing game with flair and finesse that has already garnered solid 90s across the board as well as a guaranteed spot as a GOTY contender. That being said, it does have a few minor irks such as the boss battles that gave heavy weapon buffs some combat fun and stealth purists hell as well as less flexibility in systems such as the diversity of augmentations compared to the original but overall the game is ultimately refreshing and should not be missed by anyone ^o^

84

Worthy Sequel - Could be more polished

Stoibs | Sept. 2, 2011 | See all Stoibs's reviews »

Oh noes! A score less then 90, burn the heretic! I should start off by mentioning that I loved the game, great story even if it was a tad confusing at times. I could go on to praise this like the majority of reviews out there but let's focus on the things that bothered me. What initially threw me off was the "90's style corridor shooter" introductory tutorial, I wanted Deus ex the rpg; not this. Thankfully it does get better, with your first mission offering a variety of play styles. While the stealth aspects are nicely done, the environments and enemy patrol routes make this avenue far too easy to accomplish. There are several skill tree's dedicated entirely to stealth play, so why is it that none of these upgrades are absolutely required to succeed? Another change I disagree with is xp gain. Rather than “Ghosting” a level or otherwise finding routes to bypass enemies entirely, you are indirectly encouraged to use non-lethal take downs for maximum experience. Because of this a lot of the time I would earn bonus exploration xp for finding alternate paths, only to double back and knock out everyone silently. Similar to the above is the whole issue of computer/passcode terminals. There is absolutely no incentive to actually seek out and use passwords and logins that you acquire simply due to the fact that you are rewarded for hacking. After realising this early on I hacked everything in sight, password or no.
However one of the biggest offenders that is pretty unanimously agreed upon is the intrusive boss battles, to be fair they are few and far between; but to have your social/sneaking/hacking character forced into unavoidable combat which you may be ill-equipped for is both immersion breaking and feels as though they were tacked on as an afterthought. I can't help but remember back to the original Deus Ex in which players who took the time to do a bit of sleuthing could gain access to certain "Kill-phrases" to bypass some of that game's boss encounter's – Failing that most of the time the simple ability to flee the fight entirely was certainly an option. It's a shame Human revolution seems to have taken a step backwards. I think one of the big let downs was the ending(s). Without spoiling too much you are quite literally given 4 buttons to push and are told to choose which ending you would like. I remember having to go about doing a bunch of different tasks in the original Deus ex’s final area depending on who I was working for. It actually made you earn your endings. This may all seem nit-picky but for me personally it turned what could have been 2011’s game of the year into merely a game of the year contender. It’s still a great game worthy of your purchase. If you take the time to read every Email and datalog, take the time to play sneakily, there’s easily 35+ hours of game in here.

90

The game I've ben waiting for since Deus Ex

jojot | Sept. 2, 2011 | See all jojot's reviews »

One of the first games that ever really blew me away was Deus Ex, It's rich world, deep philosophical themes and sheer scope were all well beyond what was being put out at the time. I loved talking to the characters, I loved that I could sneak about and tranq dart soldiers and hide their unconscious bodies to avoid detection, I loved that I could pick locks or hack security pads to open up new routes or find hidden items. I loved that it could let me play the way I wanted to. Then Invisible War came along, tried to retcon all the mutually exclusive endings of the first game into one, removed a lot of the depth and character interaction, shrunk the levels down and just generally failed at everything the first did so well. So when Human Revolution was announced my first though was "Here we go again". Slowly but surely though, with every press release and announcement the Eidos Montreal team managed to relax my fears. Everything I didn't like or wasn't sure of they addressed and fixed during production. I ended up being very excited for the release of this game. The problem with high expectations for a game is that you usually end up being disappointed. Human Revolution was not one of these games, it did not disappoint.

Human Revolution had all of the atmosphere, intrigue, character and excitement that the original held for me, all wrapped up in a shiny new gold coating. Several features have been improved, the hacking has been moved from a automatic "fire the multitool at the thing to hack" to a little minigame that involves some actual thought (although you can usually get by with just hammering at it and trying to beat the clock when you get detected). The gun play is also much tighter this time around. While I like the old "take your time aiming to improve accuracy" mechanic of the first game, given that a special agent/SWAT Officer should already be plenty proficient with most firearms it was perhaps a little overdone. In HR however you can use any weapon proficiently and the only penalties you suffer are for movement. This lets you freely pick up any weapon and use it well and feel like a badass instead of getting something you aren't "trained" in and failing miserably at hitting a target 5 feet in front of you. Having said that, I do miss the skill system in the new game. Instead of things like hacking and lock picking using skill, it is now automatically handled by Augmentations. All locks also seem to be electronic now, where as in the first game (in the future of the game world) many are mechanical. The Augs were another aspect I though was hit and miss. Many seemed to be designed purely to make existing tasks easier, instead of opening up new ways of playing. The CASIE aug was handy for working your way through tough battles of will in some conversations, the punch through walls upgrade was cool for finding new paths and hidden items and the ability to life large objects for moving obstacles to open new paths. Many Augs felt like waste of time though. Most of the radar ones just made it easier to work out if guards could see you, but you could already work that out by the direction they were facing and how far they were. The cloak was too short and used too much power to be that useful I found and the take downs, while useful in some circumstances, also used power, which limited their use. The last problem I had was only one power level will recharge, and the items to charge extra levels were too scarce I found. That coupled with a lack of interest in the augs that drained power meant that I generally only used the take downs, and spent all my time sitting on one power bar.

As for performance, the game looks decent (nothing amazing but not horrible either, it has a very clean look to it, kinda like mirrors edge) and runs great, even on my rusty old 8800 GTS 320 and C2D 3Hz. I get 45-60+ FPS at 1680x1050 and everything set to max (except the Ambient Occlusion which I'm not a fan of and the DX11 features), so the game was perfectly playable in all circumstances, indoors frequently topped 100 fps. The only problem I noticed was that menu items could be unresponsive when clicked, especially with V-Sync turned on. There was also some mouse acceleration present which required registry entries to fix, but hopefully that will be changed in a patch soon.

All up this game is most excellent and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking for a lengthy, deep RPG/FPS experience similar to the original. Eidos Montreal did a tremendous job creating something worthy of the name Deus Ex and they should be damn well proud of themselves.

88

Deus Ex - An Augmented Review

Mondu | Sept. 1, 2011 | See all Mondu's reviews »

A worthy successor to the first game which filled many gamers 'Top 10 Games of All Time' lists.

While it may not be seen to be as great at the first game it still holds its head high and alone offers an epic experience miles ahead of other modern day games. With numerous ways to play each mission you will find yourself replaying missions for hours on end to find rooms and routes which previously you may not have found.

I myself played as a pacifist, opting out of head-on combat and instead using stealth to my advantage; this was not only fun but also challenging, meaning life or death should I get caught - something many games seem to miss nowadays. However, by playing this way I was able to see that the stealth approach seems to be the way the game wants you to play (despite offering many different ways for you to complete your objectives). But I could be wrong on that front as I haven't tried run-and-gun as of yet.

Graphics are slightly sub-par but won't distract you from your immersion and are only slightly worse than today's high(?) standards, and really they only seem to be at fault when looking at the faces of non-important characters. Anyone who is a fan of the original Deus Ex shouldn't be put off by this fact anyway.

All together this title will give you 20+ hours of gameplay just from one single playthrough and then you still have the option to play again to experience the game in a different way. It's well worth the £30 price tag in my opinion.

87

Brilliant

Min0rThreat | Sept. 1, 2011 | See all Min0rThreat's reviews »

Ill say it straight out, I only played the first hour of the first Deus Ex. That being said, I did not really know what to expect. What I got was what seems to be a nice blend of Fallout 3, Splinter Cell and Metal Gear Solid. It has standard FPS controls with a simple cover system, which is very similar to the one present in Splinter Cell: Conviction, it feels seamless. I found the graphic style to be very pleasing with a minimalistic feel, and yet very detailed. While there are better graphics around, the gameplay is what really shines. Do you want to go out guns blazing, you can. Do you want to take out all your enemies silently, or even ignore them all, thats also possible. The game rewards you for either one you chose. I find however, that the game tries to persuade you in using stealth, as it gives you much more opportunities, and id like to mention, hacking will level you up faster than anything.

The "social" system, so to speak, is rather intuitive too, similar to Mass Effect 2, you have several options in what you say, each ending differently. Once again, any approach to this is rewarding. It also has nice details such as the characters saying something if you take too long to decide. My only complaint would be that the boss battles arent fun, but there are only a few and they dont last long. Overall, I must say, this is a must buy for any FPS or RPG fans. GOTY material

95

Stands brilliantly as a sequel/prequel as well as on its own.

sudoscientist | Sept. 1, 2011 | See all sudoscientist's reviews »

It's hard to summarize how I feel about this game. It is both a worthy successor to the first Deus Ex and a fantastic game in its own right. It is the first game I have played through almost non-stop in a long while. Even on my first run, without completing most of the side missions, it yielded a good 25 hours on the normal/medium/"Give me a challenge" difficulty setting.

Where to begin? The AI is stellar. Enemies take cover, track you, fan out, and flank you. Too many times to count, I watched one alerted enemy come towards me from around a corner only to realize that his partner had snuck up behind me from the other direction.

The level design is also amazing. Like the first game, everything is approachable from several angles. Want to sneak around? Use the vents, hide around corners, buy a suppressor for your pistol, use soft/knockout takedowns, and invest in the cloaking and silence augmentations. Want to go loud and kill everyone you meet? Invest in damage resistance and shields, buy higher damage weapon mods, sprint everywhere, and use your hard/lethal takedowns.

And of course the immersion is wonderful. The graphics, voice acting, environments, plot, and general feel are all incredible.

As I mentioned above, I could hardly leave the game alone. Unlike most games, and even unlike similar games (like Mass Effect), I never once wanted to take a break to play something else.

My biggest (and yet really quite insignificant) complaint was the boss battles - they are few and far between, but they could be quite frustrating without knowing how to handle them. A quick google search, however, will yield plenty of ideas - and that's the real beauty of the game. You can do just about anything within the narrative, and yet it feels very tight and well paced. One of a select few of its kind that tells you an interesting and relevant story while still letting you truly play it your way.

96

Worthy successor to the original

larkan5 | Aug. 30, 2011 | See all larkan5's reviews »

As of lately, I've found it very hard to actually play a game through to completion (Witcher 2 I'm looking at you), and DX:HR is my cure. This game reminds me of Metal Gear+Mass Effect, a wonderful and well realized combination. My first playthrough was mostly stealth, and I enjoyed every minute of it. There's so many ways to complete one objective, you can tell the developers really put their minds into making people want to playthrough a second or even third time just to test the many ways you can complete an objective. The voice acting is top notch, even normal NPC characters sound good! The inclusion of a patch to fix the loading times 48 hours after release really gave me a good reason to recommend this game to all my friends, as I know it will receive a lot of future support. Graphically the game is not up there with Crysis 2, but it's still mid-high range, and the attention to detail is astounding. My only real complaint is that by the end of my first playthrough, I had nearly unlocked every augmentation, which made the game pretty easy towards the last third of the game. Other than that, excellent game, it will tide me over until October for sure!

97

This is Deus Ex.

zer0c00lrulez | Aug. 30, 2011 | See all zer0c00lrulez's reviews »

Remember the original Deus Ex? Well this isn't it, BUT this title has a great story, its full of secrets to be uncovered, your mission vs their agenda, the struggles of a world coming to terms with augmentation, and a social commentary just as strong as in the first game.

It doesn't matter what kind of gamer you might be. Action? DEHR has you covered, with full branches of augmentations towards a more "Head on" style gameplay. Plenty of firepower available for the trigger happy player, and options to tear your enemies to pieces.

Stealth? DEHR offers a fairly simple to get into, hard to master stealth & security game. The hacking is a bit luck based, which is the only downside, but its simple for a reason, you have to watch your back while you do it.

RPG? DEHR rewards your success on conversations, avoid unnecessary bloodshed, convince reluctant characters to see things your way, define who Adam Jensen really is.

This game is not Call of Duty, or Splinter Cell and good god there isn't a shred of GTA in it, This is Deus Ex.

Human Revolution rewards your gameplay. Play it your way.

87

A surprising return to form

CanseiNebish | Aug. 30, 2011 | See all CanseiNebish's reviews »

The Deus Ex franchise has been absent from the gaming world for the past few years, and when Square Enix/Eidos announced a new game in the series was coming out I was a little worried. My concerns turned out to be unwarranted, this game is more than capable of carrying the Deus Ex name. The game play is extremely solid and ripe with the game changing decisions we've come to expect from the Deus Ex franchise. The game is not quite as complex as Deus Ex (1) but offers a far more dynamic game play than Infinity War. The level of interaction in the environment is limited but not limiting, and the graphics are a tad dated but none the less a beautiful game due to the well realized art direction and aesthetic,

90

GOTY material

Baha | Aug. 30, 2011 | See all Baha's reviews »

Deus Ex Human Revolution provides players with a significant arsenal of tools to use how they see fit. Whether you prefer to shoot and ask questions later, sneak and get answers right away or even a mix of both, your play style is well accommodated. Borrowing elements of stealth from Metal Gear Solid, an intuitive cover system from Rainbow Six Vegas and the immersive dialogue and rpg systems from it's predecessor (Deus Ex), Eidos and Square Enix have succeeded in marrying these engaging gameplay mechanics into a fantastic gaming experience. The story and various methods for completing quests ensure repeated playthroughs, not to mention the amount of detail in the world will keep you busy for hours just exploring and finding hidden treasure troves. As a huge fan of action rpgs, I cannot recommend this game enough. It may or may not be my game of the year but it is most certainly a contender at this point,

95

Finally A Worthy Successor

Korrd | Aug. 30, 2011 | See all Korrd's reviews »

After I saw DX:HR at PAX East 2011, I had my doubts about it. I decided to gamble after seeing the overwhelmingly positive initial review scores, and that gamble has paid off. While it's not without flaws, DX:HR is overall a satisfying experience and a worthy tribute to the original game.

First, let's get the negatives out of the way. The AI is obviously limited. Alerted guards search just so far, then give up. They often glaringly fail to secure an area before declaring it clear. It's a wonder these clandestine groups achieve any measure of success, given their apparent ineptitude. But then, this is a game, and maybe such shortcomings can excused on occasion. Of course, when an NPC returns to patrol right next to his now-dead cohort--complete with gaping head wound--and seems to think everything is perfectly normal, well... it's leaves a bit to be desired.

Voice acting is another spotty area, with some actors putting in well-rounded performances and others falling short. For the most part, the main characters are all believably voiced, and most of the poor performances are quite brief. There are a couple annoying accents you can't seem to escape, but that may just be a personal gripe. Your mileage may vary.

Character animation is a bit stiff, particularly during dialogues, with characters often performing the same gestures repeatedly. One NPC seemed to have her forearms stitched to her waist and just kind of jostled her hands about. Another looked like he kept wanting to karate-chop the camera. It can be jarring when you're immersed in the story to be reminded that these aren't people, just animated characters. Lip-syncing could also be better.

My other concerns--the cover system, hacking--were allayed before long. Cover plays an integral part in gameplay and mimics systems found in previous games and, to my delight, works very well for the most part. It's a bit odd that a passing NPC won't notice me six inches from his face as he strolls by, but that's again a limitation of the AI for the sake of playability, so I suppose we can let it slide--begrudgingly. Hacking computers and devices is probably the best and most sensible implementation I've seen in any game thus far, and luckily there's a decent amount of variety, so it rarely feels tedious.

The story--the essential core of any Deus Ex--does the original game proud. It's full of intrigue and plot twists to keep the die-hard fans interested. Combat ups the ante of the original, providing a smoother--and notably prettier--experience. The addition of takedowns is particularly entertaining, and while normally I don't like to be taken out of control of the character, here I think it's justified; these maneuvers feel essential before long, and would be quite awkward in first person. Plus, they're damned satisfying.

Weapons are suitably varied and interesting with plenty of options in both the lethal and non-lethal departments. Inventory management plays a part in the arsenal at your disposal--since you can only carry so much--but I never felt limited in my tactical options. Quite the opposite, in fact; I carried heavier weapons just in case, but rarely used them and could easily have done without. I found I used the same two guns for about 95% of engagements. That's not a complaint--I just really loved those guns.

And finally, augmentations--the cornerstone of Deus Ex--provide you several options to build the badass of your choice. By the end I had all the augs I wanted and was thrilled with most of them. From jumping off of buildings and landing gracefully to waltzing past past cameras while cloaked to taking down pairs of baddies with a few well-coordinated--and decidedly brutal--attacks, it all built toward a fully-realized, fully-augmented, and super-human Adam Jensen.

In the end, I felt a bit like I was playing the original game again. The story unfolds at a similar pace, the weapons are familiar, the augs, the upgrades, it all took me back to that cherished experience from a decade earlier. Human Revolution captures the essence of the first Deus Ex in spades. For those still on the fence about purchasing, allow me to give you that final nudge: if you've waited a decade for a worthy successor to Deus Ex, the wait is over.

Just no sword this time around.

98

Not an FPS, except boss fights.

swixel | Aug. 29, 2011 | See all swixel's reviews »

Having recently completed my fourth playthrough, I can say this: Deus Ex: Human Revolution is not a first person shooter. It is more of an Action RPG with a first person perspective.

If you run through the game like almost any other FPS game (save, perhaps, the recent Call of Duty games), you will die. Repeatedly.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution follows in the footsteps of games from the same studio, like Thief and Hitman, relying on forethought before running out with guns blazing. Even the most difficult of situations can be resolved without the revolver.

With a small selection of non-lethal weapons (stun-gun, tranquilliser rifle, PEPS gun), and a range of lethal weapons (the usual assortment), all with upgrades to damage, speed, reload, aiming, and other (e.g. 'exploding rounds'), this installment of Deus Ex teaches the player to think.

Most of the game is spent starved for resources, with plenty of the weakest ammo around to remind you not to take on anything except the boss.

It is possible to get through the game killing absolutely everything which may die, but it takes far longer than it is worth, and you are better off learning about cover and stealth -- unless it's a boss, then you have to dispatch them.

While I am an RTS player, this is, hands down, the best game I have ever played -- including Portal. From the stealth, to the combat, to the interaction with others (particularly 'persuading' them), this game puts other franchises to shame, outshining the signatures of others.

The 'minigame' that is hacking makes a lot of fully-fledged hacking games look trivial, and the use of augments of extend this only hammers that home.

All in all, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a wonderful story-driven stealth/spy game, full of fantastic features and stimulating visuals. Don't let the promotional still-shots fool you, this game isn't about killing (unless you play the game on the easiest setting), but about using your head to prove that you are the best man in mind and body.

87

They got it right with this game!

Exist_To_Resist | Aug. 29, 2011 | See all Exist_To_Resist's reviews »

I hear people complaining about the 3D models all over the net. Yeah when you watch the models they aren't as polished and shiny as a game like Mass Effect 2, however you quickly get past that because the game play is absolutely superb. This is only the models in the cut scenes. The in game modelling and graphics work really well, and the game it self is beautiful, and flows really well. If you prefer stealth you can beat the game that way, personally I take out every bad guy with a gun, and then collect the loot. A really good RPG/FPS, I would highly recommend this to anyone.

93

One of the best Sci-Fi games I've ever had the pleasure to play

Kreslem | Aug. 28, 2011 | See all Kreslem's reviews »

This game is, simply put, absolutely amazing. If you are into the sci-fi setting and adore RPG's, then this is a must buy for you. Even though I didn't play the old classic Deus Ex, I quickly found myself curiously interested in the believable story and setting, which takes place in the year 2027. The atmosphere of the game drags you in with it's absolutely stellar art design and one of the best game soundtracks I've heard in a while, which really fits the world excellently.

The most important aspect of the game, which the developers have done an excellent work with, is ofcourse the gameplay itself. There are a reasonable amount of different weapons at your disposal, some lethal, some non-lethal. And then there's all the abilities that the protagonist can learn as you gain experience, which gives you all the tools you need to carry out your exact game strategy. The game gives you a lot of freedom to play the game just how you wanna play it, and that combined with the different endings, it ultimately gives you a very solid game, with lots of freedom, great story, awesome gameplay, stunning art style, strong voice-acting and a good amount of replayability.

95

Lives up to the legacy of the original

GreatRumbler | Aug. 27, 2011 | See all GreatRumbler's reviews »

After the disappointment of the Invisible War, fans of the Deus Ex were rightly worried about how the series would fair in a brand-new set of hands. But now that the finished product has finally launched, those fears have unequivocally been put to rest. Human Revolution not only lives up to the legacy of Deus Ex, it expands on it and sets a new high water mark for the series.

Human Revolution provides a great stealth game with decent, if not entirely great, enemy AI that makes sneaking through high-tech facilities and crumbling urban landscapes a fun experience, aided by a slew of different weapons and tools. Also returning are the various augmentations that can make you a silent assassin or hacking wiz, it's all up to you how you want to evolve your character.

And that's the basic idea of Human Revolution. If you want to run into a room, guns blazing, you can. If you want to sneak through, using force only when absolutely necessary, you can. The game doesn't force you to play one way or another. This openness shows itself the most in the hub areas, chunks of two cities [Detroit and Hengsha] that give you free roam to explore as you please and pick up sidequests for profit and loot.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is one of the finest RPGs I've played so far this year [giving The Witcher 2 some stiff competition] and a great experience that immerses the player in a scifi world that often seems like it might not be so far fetched.

99

I'm addicted.

m_bisson | Aug. 26, 2011 | See all m_bisson's reviews »

It's official, I need an intervention. I have passed up on 6 opportunities to have some "alone time" with my girlfriend since this game came out.

For anyone who enjoyed DX1, this game is a MUST buy. Don't think "maybe I'll get it" and certainly don't assume it's like anything else you've played within the last 10 years. This game brings back the amazingness of the first DX and even makes it better!

I'm not going to write about graphics or sound. The important thing here is gameplay. You can sneak, hack, or just shoot everything up in this game. The last time I got so giddy and on edge was when I played Thief 3 (Deadly Shadows). There are also plenty of interesting weapons that let you cause all sorts of trouble.

I'm scoring this a 99 out of 100 due to the fact that it was obviously designed for consoles first, and then adapted to be played on PC.

95

Really in-depth, play the way you want!

Techno753 | Aug. 25, 2011 | See all Techno753's reviews »

Deus Ex HR is an absolutely brilliant game. I only recently found about the Deus Ex series of games and it certainly does not dissapoint. You play as an Aug (short for Augmented), an "Aug" is a human being who has had surgical implants to help them go about their daily business. There are many different types of modifications which you can recieve. These range from cloaking to stronger arms to increased hacking ability and faster/longer sprint. The key thing that I think makes this game so unbelievably awesome is that you have forced to make choices that impact the story and final outcome of the game. These choices make your playthrough of the game unique to you and makes you want to play through the game multiple times with different choices each time.

A must play for anyone who likes single player games with a deep and interactive story line.

95

Spot on.

gregpolk | Aug. 25, 2011 | See all gregpolk's reviews »

I should start this review by admitting that I LIKED INVISIBLE WAR. Everyone rips on it for being crap compared to the first, which is true, but it on its own it was still a fantastic game just with a few awful design decisions.

Any way, Human Revolution captures all of the magic that Invisible War failed to. It is without a doubt the greatest return of a classic IP I've ever encountered. It Has all the complexity and intelligence of the original Deus Ex but with game design that makes it accessible to your average ADHD COD gamer. It is easily one of the best games I've played in recent years. My only significant criticism is that while it has a beautiful art design, some fantastic character design, amazing level design, the graphics do let this down somewhat. Adam looks amazing in every detail but many of the NPCs use repeated models that look quite bland. Texture resolution as is expected in most multiplatform games leaves a bit to be desired. Please note my score though, this in no way detracts from the glory of the game. It also gives a target for potential modding with higher res textures and models in the future, similar to the love that the community gave to the original 2 games. Lets hope the game will support this.

If you're a fan of the original Deus Ex this is a no brainer. If you desire an experience with a little more substance than your standard shooter, this is a no brainer. Even if you're a frothing at the mouth COD fanatic who just wants to shoot everyone I see you having a wonderful time with this game.

Now, who's looking forward to getting augments of their own? Would go nice with the trenchcoat they're selling :)

99

Call of Duty + Splinter Cell + GTA: A masterpiece

dr_house95 | Aug. 24, 2011 | See all dr_house95's reviews »

For me, the best game of all. I've been waiting since I finished playing Invisble War. Graphically is excellent, the environment, the player (Adam), enemies, everything has its own personality, everything has something that makes it unique. Loudly, one of the best, with science fiction themes that add suspense and drama, as a real movie. The art direction is incredible. The story, you have to play it, talk about a worldwide conspiracy. Gameplay: Imagine a cross between Call of Duty, the stealth of Splinter Cell and Hitman series but the free play of Grand Theft Auto. You can choose our way, making decisions that affect the end game. Simply a masterpiece.

90

A fantastic followup to one of the greatest RPGs of all time

Johnnsen | Aug. 23, 2011 | See all Johnnsen's reviews »

This game nails it all. Graphics, atmosphere, detail, gameplay. The voice acting is mostly great, and the attention to detail is astonishing. It offers just as much, if not more, choice as the original game. The freedom that is given to you when deciding how to do things is incredible and will make for a lot of replay value. Go stealth and kill everyone silently. Go stealth and kill NOBODY! Go guns blazing and make it an action game. Or do a mixture of styles to go your own way. The augmentations you can unlock along the way will help you forge the path you want to take, as they are specifically useful for different playstyles. The eastereggs deserve a mention as well, you should keep your eyes peeled for fun things to discover, for references to games and movies, as well as internet culture. So far, this is my game of the year, and if are interested, I don't think you will be disappointed.

90

Amazing FPS with RPG element.

DeAdSeYe | Aug. 23, 2011 | See all DeAdSeYe's reviews »

I have played Deus Ex Human Revolutions already, and it is an really amazing game. Beautiful atmosphere with great graphics. The world looks really amazing, shadows and lighting are great. But the lip sync is really bad in this game. RPG element in this FPS works great, and the cover system works as it should be. You have low ammo and it makes you think more tactical. You can loot from bodys for more weapons and ammo and use your power to hack turrents, security cams or even disarming bombs, and save many lives and even more like cloaking, better armor or other special abilities. Some levels are linear and others with more freedom, like walking in a city full with citizens and even talk to them. Really great FPS shooters with an great main story!

95

If only all IP's got such a revitalizing return to gaming

Steelskull399 | Aug. 23, 2011 | See all Steelskull399's reviews »

Starting up Deus Ex: HR, I expected Eidos Montreal to continue the trend of turning old action/shooter titles into horrible abominations of what they once were to appeal to a "broader audience". That notion didn't last long. My game unlocked at 3 in the morning, and here I am, 7 at night writing a review before I get some much needed rest. If you enjoyed any of the Metal Gear Solid titles, this is for you. This game might not advertise it, but it's easily the best stealth game to come out this year, if not the past few years. Dragging bodies, avoiding and hacking cameras, even setting off an alarm at a lower level, then taking the elevator up past the guys looking for you. If you enjoyed the dialogue and immersion of the Mass Effect games, you need to play this. In my personal opinion, this game got what Mass Effect seems to be lacking on in the dialogue system, and that's moral ambiguity. There is no "Good" choice, there is no "Bad" choice and you don't get forced to turn your character into a walking sterotype just to unlock all the conversation options. Evaluating the conversation target so you can decide what personality type he is, and what sort of conversational tactics will work. Does he confront you immediately, toss threats every other sentence? Most likely he's an omega, and a threat from someone like you will open him up. Most of all, if you've enjoyed the prior Deus Ex (not invisible war) then you'll enjoy this. The gameplay is just as intricate, the upgrades are detailed, unique and a great asset to gameplay. This is just one of those games that you get totally immersed in. So spend some cash, and lose yourself in a dyspepsia cyberpunk world where everything is a lie and nothing is what it seems.

95

Back to 2000

Rice77 | Aug. 22, 2011 | See all Rice77's reviews »

It has been 11 years since the release of the first Deus Ex game, forever a breaking point in how RPG + FPS played. 11 years later we get Deus Ex: Human Revolution, an evolution of Deus Ex, getting the good, improving the bad and making an awesome game. For the first few hours I just thought "Wow" the freedom of gameplay, not linear/scripted combats, different routes to take and win against the enemy which has an improved AI. Playing Deus Ex is fun and engaging, throught all the game you will be waiting for the next enemy, trying to kill them silently, trying to evade them or rushing in. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is an improvement on every system Deus Ex had, this is the best Deus Ex game and it is a must buy.