Deus Ex: Invisible War
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"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.
Not bad. But not good either.Obsessor | Oct. 7, 2014 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
In terms of advantages - the story to be sure. Biomods are made in a nice way. Also weapon upgrades are done in a proper way. Apart from that?
It's a bad console port. Graphics was outdated even for it's time of release. Textures are in low resolution. Inventory is designed to be navigated with a pad. For a mouse+keyboard user, accustomed to PC style gaming it might be inconvenient. On top of it - ridiculous bugs. I consider myself a fan of first Deus Ex(and Human Revolution). Playing Invisible War was a tiresome endeavour. The only thing that kept me going, and that make the majority of my rating, was the story.
Better than the first in some respects, not as good in othersGmen | April 6, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »
Invisible War looks better graphically than the first Deus Ex, seeing as it uses Unreal Engine 2.0 instead of the Unreal Engine 1. But one of the gripes I have with it is that it is too dark at times to even make out characters, a bit like Doom 3 was unnecessarily dark, which constantly has me scrambling for the brightness settings.
The levels are divided into separate sectors with loading screens for each of them. This is typical of the Unreal Engine, but honestly, it’s worse than it ever was with the first game. Sectors are too small and this takes away from the immersion when you have to go through yet another loading phase within 5 minutes. The animation and physics weren’t up to scratch even upon release, and certainly don’t hold up today. The same problems that plagued Thief Deadly Shadows are present here too, and this is no surprise since they both came out of Ion Storm. This just feels too much like it has been dumbed down for the console version, rather than an actual improvement over its prequel. On the plus side, I'm going to say that the combat is a bit better here though.
This is about the weakest in the series. If you’re looking for a good Deus Ex game, rather try the first one, or better yet, Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
Some parts better, some parts worseradenthefridge | March 25, 2014 | See all radenthefridge's reviews »
The RPG elements were really stripped down (or streamlined, depending on your view) and tried to focus more on the action. I was very engaged by the story and setting, and the gameplay itself wasn't too bad. I'm doing my best to prevent spoilers for any who haven't played, but I'd recommend the original just for story's sake!
Its Alright, But It Isn't Much Of An Inprovement Overall.combodombie | March 5, 2014 | See all combodombie's reviews »
Deus Ex is one of the most acclaimed stealth games of all time, yet it's sequel leaves a lot to be desired. It's graphics and sound hold up much better than the first game, but this game abandons the stealth elements for a mostly clunky and generic FPS. Wait until it goes on sale and get it then.
A decent sequel that sticks with the same Deus Ex feelhomes223 | Feb. 5, 2014 | See all homes223's reviews »
Deus Ex:Invisible War sets you as Alex Denton, a young student at Tarsus who is biomoded and very elite. You make many choices in this game and each has its own reprocusions. If you kill a trader later in the game his friends may not be too happy and instead of helping you they will turn on you and you must survive.
The graphics have a futuristic feel along with the environment. The game does this very well with great lighting but some objects in the world could have looked better. The physics are very sand boxy and can be fun whilst in a fire fight but the objects and bodies in the game react poorly like they are weightless.
The weapons and biomods are very fun and add a cool RPG element to Invisible War. You can modify you weapons with 10 mods including silencers, glass destabliizers, and EMP shots. There are around 15 skills that you can get from biomods. Most are pretty basic but cool skills like Hacking, Health Regeneration, and Environmental Danger Resistance are avaliable.
With all the open world choices and fun gameplay comes the bog down of A.I. The NPCs play a major role in the game due to the fact that they let you make choices and give you quests. The sad part is that these A.I. are almost brain dead. You can throw bodies at them and they will stand there like nothing happened. The A.I. can also glitch and get stuck in walls and other various bugs can occur. Speaking of bugs I got a game stopping bug that reverted my save to the start of an area and TOOK EVERY SINGLE THING from my inventory. This is just ludacris, seeing as this was AFTER I had patched.
While I wanted to love Deus Ex:Invisible War as much as the original the A.I. and bugs held me back. If you are willing to risk your time and want a open and rewarding Shooter try out, Deus Ex:Invisible War.
Pros+ RPG elements, Tons of Choices, Weapon Mods, Graphics, Futuristic Setting done right
Cons- Loading Screens, A.I., Game ending Glitches + Bugs, Shorter than the first