Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition
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The year is 2052 and the world is a dangerous and chaotic place. Terrorists operate openly - killing thousands; drugs, disease and pollution kill even more. The world's economies are close to collapse and the gap between the insanely wealthy and the desperately poor grows ever wider. Worst of all, an ages old conspiracy bent on world domination has decided that the time is right to emerge from the shadows and take control.
Real role-playing from an immersive 3D, first-person perspective. The game includes action, character interaction and problem solving.
Realistic, recognizable locations. Many of the locations are built from actual blueprints of real places set in a near future scenario.
A game filled with people rather than monsters. This creates empathy with the game characters and enhances the realism of the game world.
Rich character development systems: Skills, augmentations, weapon and item selections and multiple solutions to problems ensure that no two players will end the game with similar characters.
Multiple solutions to problems and character development choices ensure a varied game experience. Talk, fight or use skills to get past obstacles as the game adapts itself to your style of play.
Strong storyline: Built on "real" conspiracy theories, current events and expected advancements in technology. If it's in the game, someone, somewhere believes
One of the bestLegolas_Katarn | Oct. 17, 2015 | See all Legolas_Katarn's reviews »
Deus Ex is easily one of the best games that I have l played. The gameplay was excellent, giving you multiple ways to get through the environment depending on the items and skills that you have. You might sneak through vents, pick locks, find passwords from computers and notes, hack doors and turrets, or try for a more brute force approach to your problems. Weapons could be customized in different ways and as you played through the game you had options in what kind of powers you wanted to be able to use. Deus Ex also does a good job creating an interesting world, characters, and plot. It was one of the earlier games that could make you care about some of the people that you might end up fighting, enemies might turn out to be allies and friendly coworkers that used to greet you can be told that you are a threat. The game makes it possible to take a more stealthy or nonlethal approach to most situations and character interactions with you changing based on whether or not you are killing people, knocking them out, or avoiding them and getting to know some of the people you end up fighting gives you incentive to look for the alternate paths and approaches available to you. The visuals are certainly outdated but there have been mods created that can improve the look of the game.
I miss this kind of games.Furrek | Sept. 10, 2015 | See all Furrek's reviews »
You know, maybe you even remember. Lately we don't have much games with mixed genres, which would allow you to play YOUR WAY, from begin to the end. Sure, we had Human Revolution but in my opinion, original Deus Ex is the best. Even tho this game is already 15 years, don't have fancy graphics anymore but the story, music, different levels: with either calm walking around or filled with tons of enemies, amazing climate and more fun than most of today's games. You will be surprised how solid this game is. Classic games never dies and Deus Ex surely is this kind of game. Doesn't matter if you are not fan of old games - this is a must play and if you ever want to call yourself a gamer - you better play it before. Even players who picked up this game after so many years are really surprised and pleased how good it is.
One of the best games ever made.gamma_rad | June 10, 2015 | See all gamma_rad's reviews »
Deus Ex could possibly be one of the best game made. a marvelous Cyberpunk RPG shooter full of conspiracy, stealth and plots. Strong plot, good dialogue, amazing level-design with dozens of ways to get around to your objectives to the point where even after 20+ playthroughs I still find new things and new ways around the map. The game has aged but there are several mods out there aimed at helping update the game visuals slightly. Gameplay is different compared to modern games which might prove a challenge at first, but its worth it. This game is trully loved by many people, as evident by the fact people are still releasing mods to this 15, almost 16, year old game. A true must-have for any self-respecting gamer and Cyberpunk fan.
The second comingexopimus | June 2, 2015 | See all exopimus's reviews »
Except the graphical engine, every part of this game is ahead of it's time, ahead of OUR time, even 15 years after release. It might be the only game I've played where multiple playstyles are viable AND challenging throughout the entirety of the playthrough. It is rife with mythology and social commentary without being preachy and it offers plenty of questions and dilemmas with no right answers, only right to you. Characters will react to and judge you based not only on what you've accomplished, but how. The story is truly exceptional and proceeds in a linear manner, but that does not mean that you will get out of it what I did, nor will you experience it the same way twice in all likelihood. I can say, without qualifiers, that if you can look past the facade of an ancient engine, you owe it to yourself to experience this game at least once. Required playing.
A True Gaming ClassicNShep53 | April 20, 2015 | See all NShep53's reviews »
Just played it for the first time this year (2015) and I loved it. After playing it, I plan to play the rest of the series. Yes the graphics haven't aged well. But besides that, this game gives you so much freedom even compared to games of today. Plus the story is one of the most interesting in gaming history. You play as JC Denton, an agent for UNATCO, a high level enforcement branch of the U.S. Government. You start off on Liberty Island and away you go. This game is one whole big conspiracy. If you like cyberpunk games, The X-Files, or the movie Blade Runner, this game is right up your alley. In my opinion, get a graphics mod (like New Vision) and play Deus Ex if you haven't yet. You won't regret it.