More gear means more optionstaigatsu | Feb. 3, 2014 | See all taigatsu's reviews »
Sometimes you just want a little more out of a game, and sometimes a couple new weapons gives you that option. The silenced sniper rifle is an absolute treat for those who prefer a stealth oriented style, allowing you to pick off enemies undetected at range. For those who want a more personal and up close experience, the Silverback shotgun is both satisfying and devastating. Ten thousand credits does seem like a bit of overkill, but it does assure that you'll never have to worry about prioritizing purchases.
Nothing that you'll find in this pack stands out as something that makes you wish it was in the original game. However, if you're looking a little extra boost to make the going easier, or a pair of weapons that fill their role quite capably, the Tactical Enhancement Pack is worth your attention.
The Affliction of Modern Gamingmy123for5 | Feb. 2, 2014 | See all my123for5's reviews »
Gaming has been around for around 40 years now. Since the early 70s publishers released a game and consumers bought said game. This is no longer how the industry functions. This brings us to the "Tactical Enhancement Pack" which adds two new items and some extra credits at the start of the game, And you can have it all for the low price of 1.99$.
This adds two new weapons, The suppressed sniper rifle and the shotgun. (Refereed to in game as the Longsword whisperhead and Huntsman Silverback respectively)both function as expected, With the rifle being quiet and deadly and the shotgun doing significant damage over a small area. Both are a good addition if you plan on the lethal approach, in addition they can be sold for a nonlethal play though.
The other feature of this is 10k credits which you receive at the start of the game. This affords you some extra versatility in how you start the game, allowing for better customization. However it also brakes progression in that now you have lots of credits to buy better weapons right out of the gate rather than having to work toward advancing your character. That said, if one is looking for a way to spice up a second play through, this is a good option.
All in all I do not dislike this DLC, everything added can add to the experience, HOWEVER, do NOT buy this at full price. Everything included in this could have and should have been included in the 50$ game when it was first purchased. Both weapons are fairly standard and the credits could have been a reward for a new game after completion. Even if it is a small price to pay, we as consumers should not encourage publishers to continue requiring us to buy our games piece by piece.
More Gunsmy123for5 | Jan. 31, 2014 | See all my123for5's reviews »
This is a bit of DLC that adds new guns to the game as well as giving you extra credits, This has a few effects on both your progression through the game as well as the pacing of the game.
Two new weapons are included, the shotgun and the Silenced Sniper rifle. Both fulfil their respective roles perfectly, The shotgun is powerful and the rifle is quiet and deadly. Though that is the case I cant help but feel somewhat cheated that I have to buy such things in addition to the game.
This also gives you extra money at the start of the game. This allows for buying of upgrades and weaponry at the start rather than slowly as the game progresses. This causes both positive and a negative results, as it gives you more freedom but at the cost of difficulty and pacing.
The main purpose of this DLC is to give you new toys to play with. There is never anything wrong with more toys, However being given them at the start of the game is a little bit of a letdown. That said if you have played through the game and want something a little extra for your second play through, This could add a little extra spice to your new game.
Another Dlc which may called "Cheats"lagendofdoom | Sept. 27, 2013 | See all lagendofdoom's reviews »
just some credits ( in game cash ) sniper and a double barrel... while the sniper is really useful ( and the cash ) still its really useless when you want to play "for real" or "how it should be played". I would suggest only buying it when its on sale ( 75% or more ) and only because to actually "own everything that Deus Ex Human Revolution has to offer"
Weapons and credits.Veniu | July 27, 2013 | See all Veniu's reviews »
This what this DLC does, actually making your game easier. At the start we get a silenced (and powerful) sniper rifle, which is great for some steal action, a double barreled shotgun (for some old boomstick style shooting) and 10 000 of credits.
As the weapons are very useful, you will find the credits more useful. Why? Because of the Praxis mods! It allows you to quickly buy 2 augmentation mods. Its a much better start than wihout the weapons and credits.
I'm giving it a high note because of the price. Its not high, and you don't need to buy it, won't make a change in the games story. Its a fair price, for a fair DLC.
Unnecessary dlcspycid | July 26, 2013 | See all spycid's reviews »
Deus Ex Human Revolution is almost a flawless game unless they had the dlcs included in the game. Still you can get it if you wanna do a speed run :)
Good weapons, useful credits but no challengethegaminglyfe | June 8, 2013 | See all thegaminglyfe's reviews »
This comes with a silenced sniper rifle which is incredibly useful and will make stealth a breeze. The double barrelled shotgun will allow you to blow your way through enemies and 10,000 credits can buy you a LOT of useful items in the game. If you want to make your game a bit easier, get this pack when it's on sale, if not stay away. This'll take most of the challenge away.
KickstarterJoeru | May 4, 2013 | See all Joeru's reviews »
A handy kick starter for a new game but I wouldn't advise getting this mod until you have completed the game.
The sniper rifle is the only silenced option and is unfortunate this was not a part of the base game. The shotgun is not bad and the 10,000 credits is handy for getting this rolling early in the game.
This dlc however does not supply any new game play or story content, so if you wish to fork out some cash for a couple of cool guns and some in game currency then pick this up otherwise you might wanna spend your dosh elsewhere.
Pros: Silenced sniper rifle.
Cons: No new story content.
Paying for Weapons? Yeeeaaa....no.Nuxaider | Feb. 17, 2013 | See all Nuxaider's reviews »
This DLC offers 2 weapons and an additional 10000 credits. And the problems already arise.
Silenced Sniper: The stock sniper rifle in-game cannot be silenced so to have an exclusive weapons that allows for stealth and is basically better than the sniper in-game breaks the balance of the game. This gun is strictly lethal (duh) which is unfortunate for non-lethal players. Some non-lethal weapons would be nice and would slightly justify this DLC. However, sniper rifle ammo is scarce early game so precision and ammo conservation are important.
Double Barreled Shotgun: This gun is awful. Not that the damage is bad, but that is completely goes against the style of the game. You are encouraged to be stealthy and/or non-lethal. A shotgun such as this throws non-lethal out of the window and forces you to get in close to enemies; enemies in this game deal a high amount of damage so it's rather counter-intuitive.
10000 credits: Though it is possible to earn a surplus of credits easily in the game, having such a high amount early in the game makes everything too easy; you can just buy your way to victory.
People can say "Don't use it then," but there is no way to drop currency and if you were going to drop your items, what's the point of buying the DLC? Overall, if you've gone through the game several times and have gotten bored of it, buy this DLC if you feel like messing around and obliterating all the enemies. If you want a challenge, avoid this DLC at all costs.
The Balance Killer DLCGuardian412 | Feb. 3, 2013 | See all Guardian412's reviews »
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Tactical Enhancement Pack is the DLC what I call as the balance killer. While it has two great add-on weapons, the silenced sniper rifle and the shotgun, unfortunately each of them, along with that $10000 is making the game very-very easy up from the beginning and they're simply killing the core balance of the game. The problem is if you get this DLC, you can't eliminate it from the game anymore, so buy this DLC only if you want to make Deus Ex: Human Revolution much-much easier.
Just a couple of weapons and some extra credits.Bigshrimp | Jan. 30, 2013 | See all Bigshrimp's reviews »
The credits are mostly useless in the later part of the game, helps you get started at the beginning though. The Double Barrel shotgun is nice as well as the sniper rifle. The DLC for the weapons is a nice addition to the game. I would buy this DLC only when it is on sale though.
Meaningless additionsLunk | Jan. 2, 2013 | See all Lunk's reviews »
This DLC offers three things: 10,000 credits of in-game cash, and a pair of weapons. Let's start with the cash. In my playthrough, I bought everything that would be even remotely useful to me - weapons, ammo, upgrades, every available augmentation point, you name it. I made no effort to be frugal or efficient in my spending, and at no point did I ever dip below 10,000 credits, which means that the bonus cash did not affect my game in any way. You can easily find all the cash you'll ever need just by playing the game.
The weapons, on the other hand, are good. Especially early in the game, when they're way better than what your enemies are packing... and therein lies the problem. It takes a long while before you start encountering enemies that actually carry the kind of bullets you'll need to reload them, so you're pretty much stuck with the limited ammo you start with. To make matters worse, they both take up considerable inventory space before you've had a chance to get the upgrades that allow you to carry more, so you'll find yourself running out of space very quickly as you haul around a couple of weapons that you can barely use. Sure, you can just leave them behind to free up the space, but then what's the point of the DLC?
It's cheap, but it does nothing to improve the game. I can't say I recommend picking this one up.
Good dlcsYncz | Sept. 15, 2012 | See all sYncz's reviews »
A sniper rifle, shotgun and 10'000 credits together are worthy of this dlc's price. Fancy a close up combat? Take the shotgun. Want to surprise enemies from distance? Take the sniper. This dlc doesn't add anything to gameplay, but for the price of it, you can't really complain about that. Not recommended for those who want to go with stealth style.
Just for lethal players.AlejoPapapipa | Sept. 12, 2012 | See all AlejoPapapipa's reviews »
This dlc add an awesome sniper rifle and a kick ass shotgun, also some money, that is always useful. So this dlc is not for those who are playing non lethal, this is a good dlc depending in the way you're playing the game.
A DLC without additional gameplaypanz3r88 | Sept. 10, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »
Tactical Enhancement pack is an expansion pack that doesn't add additional gameplay to Deus Ex Human Revolution. You can buy it if you want to add two powerful weapon to your arsenal and a good amount of credits
Great Sniper, Money is Always GoodROKET | July 28, 2012 | See all ROKET's reviews »
I really enjoyed using the sniper. Not only does it look badass but it also performs really well. I liked being a silent killer and having this options earlier in the game really made for a nice experience. Extra money is also always good. I dont remember using the shotgun very much but it was still cool to look at.
A nice start-up bundleFreeMan85 | July 10, 2012 | See all FreeMan85's reviews »
The Tactical Enhancement Pack is a pre-order DLC, which can be buy after the release. You got a little bonus after the game's prologue way on your first mission. So far as I know it's only unlocking, if you start a new game! The extras the double-barrel shotgun, a real classic. Sadly feels a bit weak in this cyberpunk era. But the silenced sniper rifle is a real asset. Aim for the head, because without upgrades the weapon feels a bit weak against armored enemies. The 10000 creds is good, if you want buy more Praxis' for augmentation upgrades. This DLC is handy if you start thw game on the hardest difficulty and you want to be on the edge or simply missed the pre-order and you want to get every content for Deux Ex HR.
The Tactical Enhancemenet Pack DLC has the smallest content for Deux Ex, but it's the cheapest one. Worth the price, especially if it's on sale.
A good addition.jeyko | June 26, 2012 | See all jeyko's reviews »
The Tactical Pack DLC for Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a great addition to the main game. It gives you two new weapons: the Double-Barrel Shotgun and the Silenced Sniper Rifle.(also 10,000 credits, but they do not give a big advantage)
The Double-Barrel Shotgun is a weapon to use if you want to nonlethaly shoot through the game. The Silenced Sniper Rifle is for players who like taking a stealth approach. Personally I loved the Sniper Rifle, and found it really useful towards getting the Ghost, Foxiest of the Hounds, Pacifist and Consciousness is Over-rated achievements!
Overall, I found the DLC really helpful both if you are going for a lethal or nonlethal approach. Definitely worth the price.
For lethal players onlysteamisbetter | Oct. 18, 2011 | See all steamisbetter's reviews »
The usefulness of this pack really depends on your chosen play style. As you can probably tell, both of these weapons are lethal, which makes them useless inventory clutter for non-lethal players.
The shotgun is a fairly good starting weapon, but doesn't have much potential. Later on you'll want to use a heavily upgraded normal shotgun instead. The sniper rifle is silenced unlike the normal sniper rifle, but you have to go for headshots to make up for its lower damage. You may run into problems when you start encountering heavily armored enemies.
10,000 credits means you can go get your 2 Praxis points as soon as you leave the building. This makes very early game easier, but as the game progresses money becomes less of an issue, so you don't get much benefit after you're done with Detroit.
A great new weapons pack for Deus Ex!Xbomborz | Oct. 14, 2011 | See all Xbomborz's reviews »
The Deus Ex Human Revolution: Tactical Enhancement Pack is an awesome new DLC that adds 2 new guns and gives you an extra 10,000 credits for use in-game.
Although the Double-Barrel Shotgun is more of a "for-fun" weapons, the Silenced Sniper Rifle is a deadly and useful alternative to many of the machine guns in the game.
I personally loved using this sniper during my "stealth" approaches to a mission. This is a must-have DLC if you could use the extra credits or would love to try out these new guns.
For those that have too much money.chairmank | Oct. 13, 2011 | See all chairmank's reviews »
Total Enhancement Pack gives you a hefty boost and some cool weapons very early on. (Although they don't perform any special functions and are the exact same compared to guns you can obtain yourself later)
A major point against this DLC is that the game itself has no "new game +" feature, meaning once you beat the game you will probably feel cheated out of $2
However, If you want extra cosmetic items very early on in the game and some quick credits then please be my guest.