Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut
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You play Adam Jensen, an ex-SWAT specialist who's been handpicked to oversee the defensive needs of one of America's most experimental biotechnology firms. Your job is to safeguard company secrets, but when a black ops team breaks in and kills the very scientists you were hired to protect, everything you thought you knew about your job changes.
A divided near-future:
Discover a time of great technological advancement, but also a time of chaos and conspiracy. Mechanical augmentations of the human body have divided society between those who can afford them, and those who can’t. Opposing forces conspire from the shadow to control the destiny of mankind: a human revolution is coming.
A perfect mix of action and role-play:
The game uniquely combines action-packed close-quarters takedowns with intense shooting, offering a vast array of character augmentations and upgrades for the many weapons at your disposal. Unlock new abilities and increase your stealth, social, hacking or combat skills: the game rewards all styles of play and approaches. Determine how you want your character to evolve, based on how you want to play the game.
Choices and consequences:
Shoot your way through the enemies, sneak up behind them without being traced, hack systems to retrieve crucial information, or use your social skills to extract information from key characters – there are always choices, multiple approaches, multiple paths and multiple tools at your disposal. Choose your playing style and face the consequences of your actions: you decide how the story unfolds in his enhanced storyline featuring the full integration of "The Missing Link" and "Tongs Mission". Find more ways to defeat the new and improved Boss Fights, use the Newgame+ feature to replay the story with your previously acquired augmentations. Learn more about the game with the developers commentaries in ENGLISH ONLY and the original "Making of" video.
Robocop AugmentedKingTed | Feb. 17, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
While everyone was expecting a sequel to Deus Ex 2 Invisible War, Eidos choose a different path, a more yellow-ish path.
Human Revolution is a prequel to the original Deus Ex. You are Adam Jensen, Chief of Security for Sarif Industries, one of the companies that manufacture and sell bionic limbs and augmentations. But one day, the company HQ is attacked and you are left for dead. Your are saved by Sarif's scientists who made you a cyborg. Your job now, is to find who attack the company and why.
Deus Ex Human Revolution is not your typical First Person Shooter. On the contrary, it's possible to complete the game without killing anyone. That's the game's first quality : choice. Each mission, each quest, was designed to let the player makes his own decisions. Will he infiltrate the compound without killing anyone, will he negociate with the NPC or will he storm inside with brute force, all is possible. It's up to the player to choose how he wants to play the game.
To help the player in his decisions, the game allows Adam to install new augmentations, new "powers" that upgrade its possibilities.
So basically, Deux Ex HR is both a good Action game and a good Stealth game. The story is excellent and the artstyle and music offer an thrilling cyberpunk atmosphere. In this Director's Cut edition, the DLC are included and the boss fights have been revamped for a better experience. The only remaining issue is the ending (The choices are too simplistic).
Deus Ex Human Revolution is a must have.
Looks better than it plays, but still plays wellMadDemon64 | Jan. 5, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Deus Ex is a gem to look at. The art design, the colors, everything is gorgeous. The gameplay, however, lags behind the art, but not by much.
In Deus Ex, you play a cyborg working for an company that was recently attacked, and you want to know who and why. As with most games that take place in a futuristic setting where cyborgs are common, motives and characters are not as they seem, While the story is very well done, many philosophical questions surrounding the aspect of coming a cyborg within the game are more or less the same ones you find in titles with similar settings, such as Ghost in the Shell.
The game takes a first person perspective, but how you go about tackling objectives is up to you. You can go in guns blazing to an enemy stronghold, or you can sneak around, taking enemies out from the shadows, or go completely stealth and nobody will ever know you were even there. Different skills, upgrades, and abilities will help you more than others in certain situations, but some, like hacking, are universally required throughout all playstyles, especially if you wish to read more into the people whose computers you are hacking or take their money for more upgrades. However, whatever playstyle you wish to use, you need to be sure you actually know how to play that way, as there is little to no handholding in the game, and it is easy to mess up.
Deus Ex has beautiful visuals and an array of choices that rivals most other open world RPGs. Just be sure to remember what kind of game you are playing.
Now those are choicesanticerber | Dec. 21, 2014 | See all anticerber's reviews »
I've played a lot of games...A lot..and I'll be straight up honest with you...I'm not really one for sci-fi type games... But, as me and a friend usually get and play games together, I decided on this one...and I found myself surprisingly pleased...Not about the choices in the games dialogue like most games ( Mass Effect) that don't really seem to carry any actual weight, but how you play the game. You have so many options of what you can do....You can kill enemies, or knock them out..You can disable turrets, destroy them, or sneak passed them.
The game is all about carving your own path. Not only do your upgraded skills improve your abilities, but they also add options about how to go about things...You can get skills that let you fall from great heights, break through walls, hack through more difficult doors. This felt rather unique and I honestly haven't played a game like it up until I found Dishonored....The game can be a little slow at times, but it does have diverse areas, good voice acting, and an interesting story. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes games like Dragon's Age, Mass Effect, etc.
A game all about choicesale91 | Nov. 6, 2014 | See all ale91's reviews »
Deus Ex Human revolution is a game that doesn't follow the rules of modern gaming. As gamers know,today games tend to be long corridors that lead to your objective.Deus Ex does exactly the opposite of that.
In this game you play as Adam Jensen,chief of security at Sarif Industries.After a terrorist attack Adam finds himself augmented and looking for answers about the attack.The story poses many interesting questions about what defines a human being and how science can shape human kind. In particular the dichotomy between augmentations supporters and human purists is well outlined and deep.To this elements we must add conspiracy theories,hidden plots and manipulation of the public opinion.
The real star of the game is its gameplay.How will you reach your objective?Take the main path and kill everyone?Use a vent and take the stealthy approach? Deus Ex does an exellent job of giving you the instruments to reach your goal however you like.In particular you can shape Adam as you please,for example choosing to spend all your upgrade points on stealth abilities. The mantra here is "Play the way you want".
The art style is a mix of futuristic neons and renaissance fashion.You play in a new golden age of humanity and your surroundings certainly show this.
This game is an instant classic,just like the original Deus Ex.It is a game that will be remembered in the years to come.
Director's Cut: Just Another EditionAzrael360 | Nov. 2, 2014 | See all Azrael360's reviews »
"Deus Ex: Human Revolution" was a real surprise for me, the game starts a little slow but then a major event happens and all hell breaks loose. The story is amazing, the missions are also part of this main story, and the way you can play the game is up to you according to your way and "mood". And depending of that, people will react to you or you will see some differences on each missions. The graphics are also very nice and the music is amazing, it nails the atmosphere of the game. The maps are very big, but not "open world", but as how you like to play you will find some secret areas or many ways to avoid direct contact with your enemies. The game is also very long, for completionists it should take at least 50 hours. For me, the game (excluding "The Missing Link" expansion) lasted 57 hours, and "The Missing Link" alone lasted 9 hours. The game also has gamepad support.
Now, this "Director's Cut" edition has some minor differences with the original base game: Includes all the DLCs (mostly new items and a bonus rescue mission) and "The Missing Link" expansion, all fused in the new edition as if they were part of the game. But this version also includes modified "boss levels" for people who like to play stealthy and want to avoid direct contact at all cost, although in the original those were never actually hard, because the bosses weren't difficult in the first place. The graphics also received a minor tweaking, some few textures were replaced by some others with more detail and some of the effects (the most notorious: the "gold" effect) has been minimized. The rest is practically the same. This edition also includes some bonus material, like the making-of videos and trailers, but it's missing others found in the previous "Augmented Edition", like the special (and amazing) game soundtrack and the motion comic. This edition also has some bugs and glitches that were fixed in the original edition but some some reason, they are here again, which is a shame.
Comparing this edition with the original, I honestly have to say, the original was much better, especially comparing it with the "Ultimate Edition", which I also have and love much more. That edition included the "Augmented Edition" plus all the DLCs and "The Missing Link" expansion, was more stable with already fixed bugs long ago, and looked better. If I were reviewing that edition it would have received a 95/100 from me. This new edition instead is getting an 85 from me. It almost impossible now, but if you have the chance, buy the "Ultimate Edition" instead, but this version is still a very enjoyable experience and a highly recommended game to buy if you still don't have it yet.