Deus Ex Human Revolution: Tactical Enhancement Pack
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Unlocks the Double-Barrel Shotgun, the Silenced Sniper Rifle, and 10,000 extra in-game credits for Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
KickstarterJoeru | May 4, 2013 | See all Joeru's reviews »
A handy kick starter for a new game but I wouldn't advise getting this mod until you have completed the game.
The sniper rifle is the only silenced option and is unfortunate this was not a part of the base game. The shotgun is not bad and the 10,000 credits is handy for getting this rolling early in the game.
This dlc however does not supply any new game play or story content, so if you wish to fork out some cash for a couple of cool guns and some in game currency then pick this up otherwise you might wanna spend your dosh elsewhere.
Pros: Silenced sniper rifle.
Cons: No new story content.
Paying for Weapons? Yeeeaaa....no.Nuxaider | Feb. 17, 2013 | See all Nuxaider's reviews »
This DLC offers 2 weapons and an additional 10000 credits. And the problems already arise.
Silenced Sniper: The stock sniper rifle in-game cannot be silenced so to have an exclusive weapons that allows for stealth and is basically better than the sniper in-game breaks the balance of the game. This gun is strictly lethal (duh) which is unfortunate for non-lethal players. Some non-lethal weapons would be nice and would slightly justify this DLC. However, sniper rifle ammo is scarce early game so precision and ammo conservation are important.
Double Barreled Shotgun: This gun is awful. Not that the damage is bad, but that is completely goes against the style of the game. You are encouraged to be stealthy and/or non-lethal. A shotgun such as this throws non-lethal out of the window and forces you to get in close to enemies; enemies in this game deal a high amount of damage so it's rather counter-intuitive.
10000 credits: Though it is possible to earn a surplus of credits easily in the game, having such a high amount early in the game makes everything too easy; you can just buy your way to victory.
People can say "Don't use it then," but there is no way to drop currency and if you were going to drop your items, what's the point of buying the DLC? Overall, if you've gone through the game several times and have gotten bored of it, buy this DLC if you feel like messing around and obliterating all the enemies. If you want a challenge, avoid this DLC at all costs.
The Balance Killer DLCGuardian412 | Feb. 3, 2013 | See all Guardian412's reviews »
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Tactical Enhancement Pack is the DLC what I call as the balance killer. While it has two great add-on weapons, the silenced sniper rifle and the shotgun, unfortunately each of them, along with that $10000 is making the game very-very easy up from the beginning and they're simply killing the core balance of the game. The problem is if you get this DLC, you can't eliminate it from the game anymore, so buy this DLC only if you want to make Deus Ex: Human Revolution much-much easier.
Just a couple of weapons and some extra credits.Bigshrimp | Jan. 30, 2013 | See all Bigshrimp's reviews »
The credits are mostly useless in the later part of the game, helps you get started at the beginning though. The Double Barrel shotgun is nice as well as the sniper rifle. The DLC for the weapons is a nice addition to the game. I would buy this DLC only when it is on sale though.
Meaningless additionsLunk | Jan. 2, 2013 | See all Lunk's reviews »
This DLC offers three things: 10,000 credits of in-game cash, and a pair of weapons. Let's start with the cash. In my playthrough, I bought everything that would be even remotely useful to me - weapons, ammo, upgrades, every available augmentation point, you name it. I made no effort to be frugal or efficient in my spending, and at no point did I ever dip below 10,000 credits, which means that the bonus cash did not affect my game in any way. You can easily find all the cash you'll ever need just by playing the game.
The weapons, on the other hand, are good. Especially early in the game, when they're way better than what your enemies are packing... and therein lies the problem. It takes a long while before you start encountering enemies that actually carry the kind of bullets you'll need to reload them, so you're pretty much stuck with the limited ammo you start with. To make matters worse, they both take up considerable inventory space before you've had a chance to get the upgrades that allow you to carry more, so you'll find yourself running out of space very quickly as you haul around a couple of weapons that you can barely use. Sure, you can just leave them behind to free up the space, but then what's the point of the DLC?
It's cheap, but it does nothing to improve the game. I can't say I recommend picking this one up.