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 bestGlyndwr | Sept. 20, 2013 | See all Glyndwr's reviews »
I still remember the excitement playing the demo of this game and then getting the game itself. This is an excellent RPG, the gameplay is well balanced, the storyline is interesting and takes in many locations, it offers much of what we now come to expect with choices affecting what happens and how other characters respond. It does the cyberpunk setting very well which makes everything seem to have that little bit more importance as the story and setting make playing the game seem worthwhile. Graphically it was weak when it came out and much more so now but this is a game that provides much of what is lacking from glitzier modern titles.
MasterpieceFlamingDbag | Aug. 18, 2013 | See all FlamingDbag's reviews »
I'm not going to lie, in this day and age you are probably going to need visual mods to appreciate it more ("Deus Ex for Modern Systems", New Vision) but besides that it still holds up very well. Except the whole extremely poor accuracy thing at the start of the game, but it makes it more encouraging to play the game smarter then simply going guns blazing. Even though you can do that anyway. And trust me you'll grow to understand/accept it regardless.
Anyway story is extremely interesting, there is a lot of branching in both story and gameplay: You can go tactically violent or extremely stealthy, lethal or non-lethal, you have a variety of highly RPG style skills and a variety of cool and useful augmentation powers, your actions and choices have impact on the story, morality is a huge factor to the story, ect.
If you have not yet played it I strongly urge you to do so. I like playing this with BioMod, imo it basically improves the gameplay in sensible ways.
Defining the hybrid game.berthor | Aug. 3, 2013 | See all berthor's reviews »
RPG, stealth action, shooter. Which one is it, is it all three? It's whatever you want!
With numerous solutions to every problem, catering to how you want to play the game if not to the very way you think, you will have utter freedom in resolving the issue at hand.
Is it that auto-turret over there that's bothering you? Go around it into a vent and laugh as you casually crawl along. How about you toss an emp grenade at it and then blast the guards that show up to see what happened? Maybe you could make it over to that terminal over there and hack it, take the turret down, or at least the camera that activates it.
Develop your character not only with nano-augmentations, but with his basic skills and understandings. Maybe you focus on your skill with rifles and your agent can't swim too well... maybe he loves pistols but doesn't know the first thing about proper use of hand grenades. Like being able to stab people really hard? We've got an augment for that. Would you like an emp shield to be invisible to bots, cams, and triplasers, or would you like active camouflage to fool all those foot soldiers?
Sure you'll control it like an FPS, but how are you going to play it?
I'm not even going to talk about the perfect story, lest I accidentally spoil it.
Meet your FPS God!Veniu | Aug. 1, 2013 | See all Veniu's reviews »
Its true. Deus Ex is like a God among all the FPS games. Why? Because it offers you freedom in the way you play. Want to sneak it? No problem. Destroy everything? Easy. How about hacking? Can be done.
This game brought us an amazing experience, story and characters. You have skills, which are supposed to make you a better killing machine, hacking pro, lockpicking thief, meele commando, a sniper.... And so on. Its true! Acts like an RPG! But skills were'nt enough. Its 2052 right? We need... Augmentations. Half machine, half man. A cyborg. But wihout AI. You're still a human. A better human? There's alot of "augs" in Deus Ex. From augmentations giving you ultra strength, to augmentations that act like a... Flashlight. Seriously.
World, graphics and characters. Immensive story. Have I mentioned most of the locations are based on the real blueprints? And the graphics not were, but are amazing to me! Because it doesn't matter what the graphics are (until they're really, really bad and pointy) the whole experience matters. Its amazing!
The game is for everyone, from newbies starting at easy, to ultra-pro hardcores in Realistic mode. You WILL need to sneak in that mode. 1-2 (sometimes 3) hits (with a pistol...) and you're dead. How nice. How challenging. But once you'll make it, it gives you an amazing piece of satisfaction!
You just can't describe this game using words. The way they've connected an RPG with FPS game is pure amazing and creates totally new and awesome expierience, in an amazingly realistic world. You just need to play it to see why it's so great.
Have I mentioned the multiplayer? Yes. It has multiplayer and dozens of mods, MP gamemodes. Enough said.
My question is, have you bought your copy yet?
It might be a bit old today, but the universe is worth a lookzonzon | July 29, 2013 | See all zonzon's reviews »
Let's be honest, in 2013, the game looks ugly. But if you look at what the game is offering, you could see one of the best, if not the best, cyberpunk game universe.
The storyline is great, with a twist occuring in the first half of the game, that I won't be spoiling.
Unfortunately, the game gets a bit repetitive in the combats, so it might stop you from finishing the game.