Deus Ex: Human Revolution – The Missing Link
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This is downloadable content for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It can only be played in conjunction with that title or the Augmented Edition.
"A huge and exciting new mission riddled with creative possibilities. And it ends on the boss fight the main game deserved." - PCGamer.com
"a stiff challenge and a great sub-plot alongside the opportunity to experiment with a different playstyle" - IGN.com
The Deus Ex: Human Revolution conspiracy grows deeper in The Missing Link. During Adam’s quest for the truth in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, he mysteriously vanishes for three days. Where was he? What did he find out? The Missing Link reveals it all.
After being tortured by Belltower agents and having his augmentations disabled, Adam Jensen must rely solely on his basic capabilities to escape from a freighter, destined for an unknown location. While fighting for his survival on the ship, he uncovers another layer to the conspiracy that he never would have suspected. As Adam, befriend new, mysterious allies and fight ruthless enemies to discover what was happening in the shadows during the events of Deus Ex: Human Revolution!
-New layers of conspiracy unveiled
-Sprawling new environments
-Brand-new characters to interact with
-Rebuild Adam’s augmentation set from scratch. Build up a brand new Adam!
Short, but sweetmugaro | March 10, 2013 | See all mugaro's reviews »
If you liked the main game, then get this. DX:HR had 4 traditional boss fights, and the final boss in this is more like a super mook rather than having a whole cutscene and arena like in the main game. While the story in the main game was the main draw, it's pretty forgettable here. There is no heavy handed debate going on, the primary antagonist is just "grrr I'm a bad guy!" where as there were deep, adult motives to the bad guy(s) in the main game. 10 achievements, and it took me under 6 hours to do them all, so know that it's incredibly short.
The Missing Link is not missing anymoreGuardian412 | Feb. 3, 2013 | See all Guardian412's reviews »
The Missing Link is telling the missing days of Adam Jensen after he left Hengsha to Singapore to find his love, Megan. But the journey wasn't that easy as it seemed in DX: Human Revolution, but faced Jensen with a challenging mission, full of conspiracies, where he also was stripped from all his augemented powers. As many used to say, this DLC should be in the core game and it shouldn't be a DLC at all as its clear that it was simply cut out from the main game to sell it later as a standalone tiny storyline. Still its one of the best DLCs up to date and also one of the longest. The Missing Link is offering about 4-5 hours of gametime, a great storyline, a stealthier mission, a new villain and a satisfying ending - good bossfight included, which was the weakest point of the original DX: Human Revolution. If you loved DX: Human Revolution and want to learn what has happened with Adam Jensen on the missing days, The Missing Link is a mandatory purchase.
Quality Deus Ex action, questionable fitLunk | Jan. 2, 2013 | See all Lunk's reviews »
If you're considering purchasing The Missing Link, chances are you're familiar with the Deus Ex formula and looking for more. Judged on its own merits, TML executes that formula really well, and even makes some effort to address the many complaints people had about boss fights in the base game. The problem is that it detracts from the overall Human Revolution story. There are few absolute rules about how to make good DLC, but one of them has to be "don't sell an addition that makes the existing content worse."
The Missing Link takes place at a particular point toward the end of Human Revolution. Where the base game explained what happened in a way that worked just fine and needed no further explanation, TML takes that neat explanation and makes it incredibly messy. Plot points are twisted, some ridiculous story elements are thrown in at both ends of the DLC to address inconsistencies (some, but certainly not all, of which could have been solved with a simple "import save" option), and even with all that contorting it still doesn't fit all that well in a few obvious ways.
I feel like the best way to play The Missing Link might be long after finishing the base game, when your feelings about that have had a chance to solidify and you'll find it easier to judge the new content as a separate experience rather than as a part of the HR plot. It's a neat little Deus Ex game, it's just a shame that it tarnishes the preexisting story.
Great for Serious Fans, but Shouldn't be DLCBrumbek | Dec. 29, 2012 | See all Brumbek's reviews »
The Missing Link has the same fabulous Deus Ex feel as the base game, although this DLC is a bit short and is a bit awkward as a standalone product. This REALLY should have been included in the base game since it very obviously fits directly into the middle of the base game’s story. So Square deserves much derision for their dumb DLC policy. Still, if you get this on sale, it is a fun little 4 hour experience. And it is a must play for any serious DX fan since it contains some important story information missing from the main game.
A essential storyDukePaul | Dec. 21, 2012 | See all DukePaul's reviews »
if you want to know all the plot for Deus Ex: Human Revolution you need to buy this DLC because it gives important details about the story of the game in this sidequest.
The only bad thing is all your skills and abilities are gone for the sake of the story but don't worry because the stealth gameplay of this mission is very fun and addictive and it has the best boss battle of the game.
This DLC is very well done and it show how the developers care about their game.