Deus Ex: Human Revolution
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"Human Revolution is a smart, rewarding piece of transhumanist noir that does justice not just to Deus Ex, but to the fiction that inspired it." - IGN.com
"Deus Ex: Human Revolution is an engrossing and atmospheric adventure that keeps you guessing." - Gamespot.com
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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
Badly wounded during the attack, you have no choice but to become mechanically augmented and you soon find yourself chasing down leads all over the world, never knowing who you can trust. At a time when scientific advancements are turning athletes, soldiers and spies into super enhanced beings, someone is working very hard to ensure mankind's evolution follows a particular path.
You need to discover where that path lies. Because when all is said and done, the decisions you take, and the choices you make, will be the only things that can change it.
* Features *
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-quarter 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 your 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.
the best yet in the seriesdamienjameswebb | March 2, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
This game is sooooooo addicting and I made sure to play through it a few time just so I could see how things could play out all the different ways. I just wish the story was a little bit longer or if you could create your own campaigns or add ons.
Either way, the setting is great and very reminiscent of the cyberpunk era. The upgrades are pretty sweet and I found that the longer I played the game the more I was trying to play through it in ghost mode. Using all my abilities to the fullest and trying to figure out the best way to finish the levels. The graphics are great but can run a little slow at times (would probably run better on a desktop than a laptop).
Simply the besttaigatsu | Feb. 11, 2014 | See all taigatsu's reviews »
Deus Ex : Human Revolution had a hard reputation to live up to. As a sequel to one of the most highly regard games of all time, there was a lot of skepticism that it could live up to the expectations. Deus Ex certainly does not disappoint. It is a highly polished gem that expertly blends action, stealth and some role-playing into a game that rewards different styles of play, with none of its traits feeling underdeveloped or unrewarding.
What makes Deus Ex so distinct is how it lets you choose how you want to play it. You can go in shoot your way through any problems, but then you'll miss out on opportunities to explore, sneak past particularly difficult parts, or engage in conversations that open up new options for you. You'll grow stronger as you unlock new augmentations and new abilities, and when you play through it again, the different choices you make will effect how you apporach the game.
The setting is rich and vividly rendered, a fascinating near future cyberpunk world gripped with a very real moral issue. Each environment is fully realized and helps creative an immersive game world. It takes an interesting look at exploring the concept of what it means to be human, with arguments made on both sides of the transhumanism debate.
Deus Ex : Human Revolution is one of the strongest games to come out in the past several years, and a must play for anyone looking for a more intelligent action and stealth game.
An amazing Role-Playing experienceMatlair | Jan. 20, 2014 | See all Matlair's reviews »
Now this was a game I really enjoyed. Perfect gameplay, nice graphics, a gripping story and plenty of quests to complete. The only thing I didn't like were the Boss Battles. All of them are something like "Oh, you chose to play the game stealthily and only have non-lethal weapons? Well too bad, here is an enormous dude with a minigun. Have fun.". The boss battles will make you hate the game. At least for a few minutes. But after you successfully beat them, you will continue to love the game again.
Great.TETfromLondon | Jan. 17, 2014 | See all TETfromLondon's reviews »
I will admit that this game took a little while to draw me in; longer than the original in fact, but once I got into it, I was enthralled. The multiple ways to complete objectives are back, and there are some great ones. The game also looks great and has a very unique art style focusing on black and gold (a welcome change from the popular gritty brown). The voice acting is also good, although their are one or two weirdly horrendous sounding NPCs.
The greatest improvement in the game is the combat. The shooting is now far better. The guns are more satisfying. The AI is more intelligent, and the non-lethal weapons are now vaguely useful. The hub areas are even better than in the original game. They are huge. They could be more frequent though.
The main criticisms I have are the boss battles and the ending. The ending is a forgivable issue, since it is a prequel, so they couldn't do anything too drastic. The boss battles, however, are real problems. The fact that the only possible strategy is shooting the boss with no non-lethal option is very annoying. However, there aren't too many of these battles, so it's not too much a problem to dissuade you from buying the game.
A major strength of the game is the variety of ways in which you can complete it. The length can be anywhere from around 15 hours to 35 hours, depending on whether you read all the logs and do all the side quests (and I highly recommend that you do). Overall, this game is fantastic, and I highly recommend it.
FPS Stealth Tactical Espionage Action sounds familiarmulletov | Dec. 27, 2013 | See all mulletov's reviews »
If you liked any of the Metal Gear Solid games, then this is the game for you. It's set in futuristic Detroit just like Robocop and even has mechs. You play as Adam Jensen the security chief for Sarif industries. Due to an attack on the company, you get cybernetic upgrades called augmentations that make you a one man army. This game has a very different feel from most FPS games out. You have the option to play through it without killing anyone or go in guns blazing. I used the non-lethal route on my playthrough and found it quite fun to sneak and not get caught. What allowed me to do this without too much frustration was the quicksave function. If you make a mistake, just quick load. It's kinda like reversing time.
There's a lot to do in this game. Theres 2 major hub cities to explore and interact w/ NPCs and do side missions. There's hacking mini-games, character leveling progression, and the various augmentations are fun to experiment with. I never played the previous Deus EX games but this game has definitely got me interested in the franchise.