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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.


Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link Windows These machines rotate laser beams which trigger the alarm when touched
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link Windows Jensen arrived in one of those things
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link Windows A message from the mysterious hacker
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link Windows Main menu

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A tiny gem of a teaser András Gregorik (65) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamersGlobal Oct 15, 2011 90 out of 100 90
IGN Oct 18, 2011 8 out of 10 80 Oct 14, 2011 15 out of 20 75
NZGamer Oct 19, 2011 7.2 out of 10 72
GameSpy Oct 14, 2011 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PCActu Oct 14, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Absolute Games ( Oct 29, 2011 70 out of 100 70
Thunderbolt Games Nov 07, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Oct 21, 2011 6 out of 10 60
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2011 Unscored Unscored


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Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link was developed in 13 weeks.
Patrick Bregger (199135) added Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link (Windows) on Oct 18, 2011
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