Deus Ex: Invisible War
"a bold undertaking that delves into some philosophical and science-fiction territory that most games wouldn't dare touch" - Gamespot.com
"That's the real draw here -- the sense that you're playing an active role in shaping the destiny of the world." - IGN.com
Several religious and political factions see an opportunity to re-shape a worldwide government to their agendas. In this techno-nightmare, take part in the dark struggle to raise the world from its own ashes.
This dynamic and innovative 1st person-action/adventure brings a level of reality unprecedented in a videogame. Biotech modifications allow players to see through walls, leap 40 feet into the air, regenerate critical body damage or render yourself radar invisible. Globe-hop to real world locations such as Seattle, Antarctica, and Cairo.
Cunning stealth gameplay, with darkness and sound affecting enemy awareness.
Variable gameplay offers multiple solutions to problems and support for varying stylistic approaches.
Non-lethal, non-violent resolution to conflict, allowing players to make ethical statements through their actions.
The player's progress through the game is supported by an unprecedented freedom of action by a dynamic, non-linear story with responsive plot branches.
Good game bad sequelbritishlad | May 8, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »
Being a great fan of the original Deus Ex, I have for a long time been looking forward to playing Deus Ex Invisible War. The game sadly is not a worthy successor to DE. The absence of the skills system from DE; the relatively small levels (generally rather disappointing given that the Unreal 2 engine which was used for DE IW should be able to handle large outdoor scenes); and the A.I of the enemies which was somewhat weak. and the game choices wer limited compared to the first gameBut also a lot of improvements to the original DE, apart from graphical side (both games of course falls short of todays standards, but that is hardly surprising given that DE are from 2000 and DE IW from 2004, and cannot hope to compare to the new fabulously looking DE 3) : good story, probably better than the original, and the whole atmosphere : music, leveldesign, the snippets of political and philosophical thoughts which also characterized the original DE game and the whole general "feel" of the game, sneaking around, taking guards out and avoiding surveilliance hardware - very much a worthy follow-up to DE. So give this, by now ageing, game a try, if you like games with a complex storyline and freedom of play.
Who are you Alex D?Guardian412 | Feb. 3, 2013 | See all Guardian412's reviews »
Deus Ex: Invisible War continues where the original left off, twenty years after the events of Deus Ex, but unfortunately instead of being a great sequel, it is one of the first PC victims of the era when companies started to oversimplify and dumb down their games to the mainstream console audience. Unlike Deus Ex, which was well known for the well thoughout RPG-FPS hybrid gameplay, decision making and storyline, Invisible War was stripped from true challenge, meaningful storyline, real decisions, complex gameplay and even longer learning curve. While the storyline of Invisible War is definitely fit to the world Deus Ex, and its one of the redeeming factor of the game, still unlike the first one, the second doesn't want you to think, to meditate on the possibilities of conspiracy theories and their existence. This game, this storyline was made for the mainstream people who can't or don't want to learn new things, but accept everything blindly and never take up questions about their life or their surroundings in their whole life. Regardless of these mistakes the game is still better than most RPG-FPS hybrids we receive these days, but if you want a better Deus Ex-like combat experience with less RPG elements, I would also suggest the spiritual sequel, what I call DX2.5, Project Snowblind. However Invisible War worth one or even more playthroughs, especially if you love the universe. Playing as Alex D, you've to find your way to learn the secrets behind the terrorist attack which wiped out a whole city from you barely escaped, so learn the origin of the people trying to hunt you down for a reason you don't know, The setting, the characters are still great, - and if there wouldn't be the original DX, or if Invisbile War wouldn't be that ultra mainstream, this would be a classic as well. Still, you'll find the spirit of Deus Ex in the game, which is making the difference between standard games and the Deus Ex series.
One of the Most Infamous Sequels Evervideopower77 | Jan. 27, 2013 | See all videopower77's reviews »
Strictly speaking, this is a bad Deus Ex game. However, if you're looking for a decent cyberpunk game, then Invisible War can satisfy that. However, Deus Ex is one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time and the fact that the sequel from the same developers turned out to be such a disappointment is pretty sad. However, Ion Storm more than made up for it with Human Revolution.
Deus Ex: Invisible War - reviewcarlyle | Jan. 8, 2013 | See all carlyle's reviews »
The freedom to act as we want and to do what you prefer is the pride of Deus Ex Invisible War, there is, in fact, a predetermined order to carry out the missions and we can choose how to act in every moment of our adventure. Compared to the first chapter of the RPG elements have practically disappeared: D Alex is not customizable, the only choice that is given us to do is to play as a man or a woman. The rest of the changes concern only the BIOMOD. We will be able to increase our capacity through the choice of six skills that will contain three specialties for each group, for a total of 15. Each BIOMOD is upgradeable to three levels and will give us the ability which interfacciarci electronic equipment. Skills allow us a very direct approach to the game and face the fighting or careful and measured as real secret agents. Some minor technical deficiencies and the approach is not just immediate do not enter into the category of masterpieces, but it is fair to say that the work of the developers has been more than good and the title in question is able to provide many hours of fun .
A good game? Absolutely, but...Lekes | Jan. 7, 2013 | See all Lekes's reviews »
A huge step down from the original Deus Ex. It's hard to believe that it's even by the same developers. There is still an interesting story, and there is some options. Unfortunately the world is tiny, and the lack of larger hub style, gameplay approach laden levels/worlds makes this less of a Deus Ex game, and more of a Deus Ex spin off. A good game? Absolutely. Holds a candle to Deus Ex and Human Revolution? Not even vaguely.