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Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link

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82
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Windows
71
3.8
Xbox 360
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Description

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link is a DLC (downloadable content) for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It is set after the events in China when Adam Jensen went as stowaway on a ship. The original game blends out for three days and this add-on tells what happened during this time. Jensen finds himself captured on a Belltower ship, ready to be tortured. Fortunately a mysterious hacker frees him and now Jensen needs to uncover the conspiracies of his surroundings.

Despite being set in the middle of the story, the DLC can only be started separately; the main game still skips the DLC content during a regular playthrough. This means the game can't account for the different character builds a player could have used - the add-on works around that by confiscating all equipment and deactivating all of Jensen's augmentations besides the basic setup. The game consists of four differently themed areas of varying size (the biggest matches roughly a typical non-hub area of the original game), which have to be tackled in a linear order, plus a few side quests and a fair share of backtracking towards the end.

The gameplay and level design remains unchanged but attends to one typical complaint towards Deus Ex: Human Revolution: the boss battle takes place in a wide room and allows for non-lethal and stealthy approaches. Also non-player characters more often reference the player's style of play.

Screenshots

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link Windows The third area of the game
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link Windows The ship's outside
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link Windows Another big room to navigate
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link Windows Those scanning procedures replace the loading screens between levels

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User Reviews

A tiny gem of a teaser Windows András Gregorik (65)

The Press Says

Gaming Nexus Xbox 360 Nov 18, 2011 B+ 83
IGN Windows Oct 18, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Oct 14, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 3 Oct 21, 2011 15 out of 20 75
NZGamer Windows Oct 19, 2011 7.2 out of 10 72
Thunderbolt Games Windows Nov 07, 2011 7 out of 10 70
PCActu Windows Oct 14, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Windows Oct 21, 2011 6 out of 10 60
Gameblog.fr PlayStation 3 Oct 14, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Oct 14, 2011 6 out of 10 60

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Development

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link was developed in 13 weeks.
Contributed to by Patrick Bregger (118361)