Experience Adam Jensen’s first mission for TF29, set before the events of Mankind Divided. Posing as a convicted criminal, Jensen is transferred deep into a hostile, high-security prison for augmented felons.Read full description
Experience Adam Jensen’s first mission for TF29, set before the events of Mankind Divided. Posing as a convicted criminal, Jensen is transferred deep into a hostile, high-security prison for augmented felons. His mission: Track down and retrieve sensitive information from a fellow undercover agent who has gone dark. Success will help the fight against terror around the world, but Jensen will need to confront a darker side to his role before the day is done.
A Criminal Past is set before the events of Mankind Divided and shows Adam's first mission for TF29 where he poses as a criminal to enter a high-security prison, the story is framed with him telling about the event and what happened to the TF29 psychologist Delara in the present. The DLC takes place in a prison which is both well designed and feels different than other areas in the game, unlike being in another bank in the previous DLC or in a simple area in the pre-order DLC, the setting also helps with building the current world of Deus Ex. Decisions and actions can lead to different endings and with the DLC being somewhat split up into a before and during a riot section, your actions in the first part can affect things in the second, who is alive, what you've done, if you want to try to help prisoners. Even though it is in the past you can choose to use the augmentations that Adam gained in Mankind Divided, though it doesn't make sense it is nice from a gameplay perspective and since it's being told as a story and he likely wouldn't have been describing all of his actions in complete detail anyway. If this was in the main game it would be one of the higher points of it but it doesn't take much time to complete unless you want to see different endings.
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