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 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.
It is a true gaming masterpiecemateidanut | March 4, 2015 | See all mateidanut's reviews »
I'm not saying the game doesn't have its flaws: the graphics are really bad without a visual mod, you can get one-shoted by most stuff form beginning to end and half of your playtime will be retrying again and again. However, these downsides do not make the game lose anything. Compared to the games of today, Deus Ex is extremely different, in the sense that it doesn't take you easy. From the first level you are thrown right into the fray. That is not to say that the game has no tutorial, in fact it has a really good one, it just means that they don't give you too many directions. You are supposed to figure out the levels yourself and they give you a wide array of tools to do so. You can hack computers, pick locks or bypass terminals. Personally, the first and only time I played it, for every level I basically had to first kill all the bad guys and THEN figure out what to do. I guess the game becomes more fun when you know the levels and you actually KNOW what option you have. I think the story/atmosphere is the greatest part about the game. That is the reason I kept playing and playing. It deals with a lot of subjects like the Illuminati, and other secret organizations and it poses a lot of questions about liberty of thought, the value of human life and the advancement of artificial intelligence. The sound is great. Mostly atmospheric stuff, but the main theme is the best I ever heard. It really captures the feel of all the game has to offer. This is a must-buy not because it is the most fun game ever, but because it is one of those games that stand the test of time.
A great game any year.Xgoesrawr | Feb. 20, 2015 | See all Xgoesrawr's reviews »
I have just completed Deus Ex for the first time and I have to say that this is one of the best games I've ever played. The graphics have not aged well but the story and soundtrack being really good will make up for that. As for the combat I felt that melee was very strong. The guns and crossbows early on were not so fun because there is an aiming system in this game where you have to lock onto an enemy by looking at them for a few seconds before you can actually hit them however after a few upgrades this becomes pretty much instant. If you enjoy stealth shooters you'll enjoy this.