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
Every time you mention it, someone will reinstall itMrYod | Oct. 27, 2014 | See all MrYod's reviews »
Well, the meme "every time you mention it, someone will reinstall it" exists because there's none who likes it that played it less than infinite times and really every time this game was mentioned some fan replied: "now I will reinstall it".
The reason of this is because it has an intriguing story and an awesome level design that allows you to achieve your goals in so many ways that even after the tenth time you play it you will find something new, maybe you will find after several times that it wasn't necessary to kill a certain NPC and that you will find him later.
The story is about a world conspiracy (as shown just from the intro) in a cyberpunk world and the gameplay is a first person RPG with stealth; as I sayd early the story and the level design are great, the gameplay is FPS-like with skills that affect the aim and the damage of the weapons and skills and nano augmentations that affect the interaction with the world.
It has however some little problems, for example you can't move a dead or stunned NPC if you don't pick up every item he has in his inventory and some nano augmentations seem to be completely useless.
With the GOTY there's the multiplayer which is useless per se, but it allows to use mods and some of them are quite good, like Zodiac or Malkavian Mod.
So: play the game and after that play the mods.
My sight is augmented.Obsessor | Oct. 7, 2014 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
First I saw a guy in a winter coat strolling through nighttime New York in sunglasses... I thought "Really? Those people(the developers)are mad..." Then my jaw dropped at the level of the story. Political intrigues, questions about where human race is going. The story is deep, and I recommend playing the game for it. Don't sneer at graphics or terrible main menu music. Just play it and you'll be amazed by Deus Ex's depth. A must play classic.
One of the great old classicsLorddyran | Oct. 6, 2014 | See all Lorddyran's reviews »
It didn't look amazing when it came out, and it can't hold a candle to games now, graphically, but everything else about this game is top-notch. The writing is great. The gameplay is great. The audio design, even, is worthy of note.
It's all too common today to find an FPS with RPG elements, but this is an RPG with FPS elements. You can shoot your way through, but the game comes alive when you think your way through. You can solve every problem in a multitude of different ways - if you want, you could get through the entire game without killing a single person. You don't have to, but how often do you get the choice?
The new Deus Ex: Human Revolution is great, but the classic Deus Ex is a beast you don't see anymore. It was clearly crafted with love and care.
Oldie But A GoodieDBOT187 | Aug. 15, 2014 | See all DBOT187's reviews »
It's amazing to think that even though this game came out so long ago it still stands up today as a solid and fantastic RPG FPS shooter. For those of you living under a rock and have never heard of it, its a role playing shooter that allows you to upgrade your character and allows you to play the game your way (stealth or all in)
A fantastic story, and if you can forgive the graphics due to their age (the mouths not moving when talking is a classic) what you will find is a timeless RPG shooter that is like no other. There are mods available too if you wish to make it look a little better.
Deserving of all the hypeJericho417 | July 31, 2014 | See all Jericho417's reviews »
In one word: Amazing.
This game drags you in to a fascinating world. The story was great, the characters fit so very well with it. You get the option to play the non-lethal route from the very start. You can use tranquilizer darts or just blow everyone up. Your call. You can stealth your way through, hacking past obstacles. Alternatively, you can just go in guns blazing and slaughtering everyone.
The game is pretty old, but the graphics still work for me. They kept it simple, without trying to be one of those games that tries to push graphics to the max. As result, it ages well. I really can't recommend this game enough. It's one of my all-time favorites. I've replayed it over a dozen times and still intend to play it again.