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Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.3
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

High-class gaming is back Oleg Roschin (164803) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars
An OK sequel dorian grey (245) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
Deus Ex Lite: FPS Edition András Gregorik (65) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
The pinnacle of "meh" Pixelspeech (943) 2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.3
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.4
Overall MobyScore (59 votes) 4.3


The Press Says

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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
I’m sure you can tell that I’m in love with this game. Out of all the excellent titles I’ve reviewed this year, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the single best one by far. The story and humor are superb, the level design astonishing, and the way it handles progression is marvelous. I don’t want to sound like a hyperventilating fan-boy, but there are hardly any flaws with it at all.
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GameGavel.com
I could talk about this game for days. I mean it. There is so much to experience here, and so much to wrap your head around. If you’ve never played a Deus Ex game before, then I can’t imagine a better introduction into the series. If you have played Deus Ex before, then you will love most of what Human Revolution has to offer. The writing is just as gripping as ever, and the characters that flesh it out are suitably engaging. It does a remarkable job of supposing what the future could potentially look like, and does an even better job of encapsulating what it would feel like to be the center of a conspiracy. (And no I didn’t mean “at the center of a conspiracy”… just beat the game.) But most important of all Human Revolution wraps this narrative around the best shooter that has come out in a decade. Sorry Crysis 2, you’ve just been usurped. It should be illegal for you to not own this game.
100
Gamernode
There are plenty of open-ended games out there, but few really emphasize player choice like Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The result is the follow-up Deus Ex fans have been waiting for and one of the year's best.
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Game Chronicles
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is an amazing game, the likes of which we haven't seen in over ten years. If you're at all interested in cyberpunk, transhumanism, action, stealth, exploration, conspiracy theories, roleplaying, futurism, or old-school PC gaming, pick up Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Hell, even if you're not interested in those, pick it up as a favor to me. It might be a little early to say it, but it's hard to imagine anything at this point beating out Human Revolution for game of the year.
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Eurogamer.fr
J'aimerais vous en dire plus sur Deus Ex : Human Revolution. Malheureusement, j'ai peur que cela amenuise la qualité de l'expérience du jeu. Deux choses sont particulièrement savoureuses à découvrir : l'arbre des améliorations (qui impactera votre façon de jouer) et le scénario qui est une petite merveille. Mais je crois que c'est aussi un des jeux à la replay value la plus forte. La vraie satisfaction, c'est de comprendre le niveau dans ses moindres recoins, chacune des possibilités proposées par les développeurs. Deus Ex : Human Revolution ouvre donc très tôt le bal des jeux indispensables de la fin de l'année.
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Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Затмения искусственного разума, беспричинные «тормоза» в городах и торчащие кое-где уши консольных текстур — не повод, чтобы отказаться провести неделю в 2027 году. Human Revolution не совершенна, но ее дух, пьянящее чувство свободы и увлекательная интрига чертовски близки к Deus Ex. Большего и не требовалось.
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Destructoid
Superb: 9s are a hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won't cause massive damage to what is a supreme example of its genre.
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Gaming Target
Deus Ex: Human Revolution took more than four years to develop, but it’s no wonder - there’s plenty of exploration to be had in the cities built on top of each other (think: Futurama), challenging gameplay that requires thought-out strategy and 21 categories of game-defining augmentations. I love how augmentations are so well tied to Adam Jensen’s multi-layered, sci-fi narrative as well as the gameplay. Augmentation choices, branching paths and varying social gameplay encourage social gameplay, allowing you to put the perfect spin in the DE:HR tag line: “It’s not the end of the world game, but you can see it from here.” All of this slows the pace down - which may turn off your average Call of Duty jock - but it’s on purpose to make the game less like everything else out there and, most importantly, more like Deus Ex from 2000.
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Gamer.nl
Human Revolution is de gedroomde terugkeer van een unieke gameserie. Bijna alles wat het origineel zo goed maakte, zit weer in de game, maar nu in een nog overtuigendere wereld én met een vecht- en sluipsysteem dat tegelijk toegankelijker is en beter werkt. Buiten die optimalisatie om biedt de game misschien niet eens zo veel nieuwigheden, maar de formule is nog steeds zo uniek dat dit nauwelijks deert. Nieuwkomers hoeven daarbij niet bang te zijn dat de game niet te volgen is en fans van het origineel zullen smullen van alle subtiele verwijzingen naar de eerste Deus Ex. Human Revolution is in een notendop het vervolg waar Deus Ex recht op heeft.
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FiringSquad
Needless to say, I think Deus Ex: Human Revolution is fantastic. It has its flaws, but the overall experience remains largely untainted by them (mostly because they’re exaggerated in light of how great everything else is). Know that for everything you read in this review that makes the game sound good, there are at least two more things I haven’t told you for fear of spoiling your experience. It’s still too early to tell if this will end up the best game of 2011, but it’s definitely the best FPS/RPG of the past decade. Hopefully, the success it’s been enjoying both critically and commercially will lead to more games like it; I’m already much more excited about Eidos Montreal’s next game, Thief 4. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a third playthrough to resume…
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Worth Playing
Deus Ex: Human Revolution took a little over four years to create, and waiting for a follow-up is the worst thing about the game. I finished it after 50+ hours — much of it spent simply exploring and trying out things. Is it better than the original? In certain ways, yes it is. More than anything, it's a brilliantly realized chapter to the world of Deus Ex. It has its rough edges and may not be as polished as it could've been. If you're a gung-ho shooter fanatic, it might not be as intense as you had hoped it might be. But I was too busy crawling through vents, picking through networks, and slipping unseen against the background to notice.
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Softpedia
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a beautiful and immersive video game. It manages to combine many elements into a coherent package, which remembers it's a role-playing game first and then a first-person shooter with cover mechanics. If you're on the fence about this title living up to the expectations of the original, or if you need to have experienced the first games in the series, don't worry, as Human Revolution is a great game that stands on its own merits.
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Hooked Gamers
I explored every single inch of the game and still want to go back to try a new way of playing on ‘Give Me Deus Ex’ difficulty. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a carefully-polished, well thought-out masterpiece that successfully makes every one of its many choices fun. It has some problems and doesn’t quite match the original Deus Ex, but the fact that it comes so very close and manages to improve on it in many areas is cause for celebration. Buy it, play it, love it, then play it again and love it again. You’ll nitpick, but chances are the main problems you’ll bring up no one else even considered – because when you have freedom of choice, you’re the one making the problems.
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GamingExcellence
While there are certain elements that may not please Deus Ex purists (the cover system comes to mind), Human Revolution is definitely a winning title with a whole lot of quality. It's definitely a game to look forward to if you have even the slightest interest in the genre, or even some good characters, and I'd say that it's certainly a worthy successor to the franchise. Some very minor flaws are present in controls, on the PC and consoles, but these can easily be overlooked by most. In short, it certainly looks like one of the best games this year, so pick it up if you get a chance.
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PC Gamer
Eidos Montreal’s spit, polish and fist-chisel punches have found a way, and I hope we won’t let it be the last time for another decade. I’d love to see Human Revolution show that smart can sell, and that gamers love freedom more than they love firing assault rifles at the Middle-East.
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Computer and Video Games (CVG)
An incredible piece of game-making; it's the revival Deus Ex always deserved.
92
Mana Pool
This. Is. An. Excellent. Game. It’s clever, thoughtful, well-written, superbly realised and not afraid to be difficult in an era where games fall over themselves to baby-walk you to their snoozy conclusions. Even though whilst playing, I am doing nothing more worthwhile than sitting on my arse, wearing only a flannel dressing gown and eating pizza because it’s Sunday and my wife is away, this game genuinely gave me a sense of rewarding achievement and interest. It engages your brain. Dubious Tom, come on in and relive the glories of the game’s good ancestor. The great days of PC gaming may well have come again. Tired old warhorse that I am, this makes me feel like I’m playing Thief for the first time. Only without the graphics that look like cardboard arse.
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Game Over Online
In short, Human Revolution is a very good game and I can recommend it without hesitation, but it's not very good at its primary point of design. There is an unequivocally optimum path through the game, and while you can't purchase every upgrade there is, you can pretty easily get every one that's worth having. In a game that's ostensibly about choices, much fewer of them matter than you might think, and that's a bit disappointing. With that put aside, and I consider it to be the primary point for or against Human Revolution, this really is one of the better games released this year. About the only other issue I might have with it is that the load times on the 360 are pretty ridiculous, but when you're stuck talking about that, you know you've got a pretty solid product.
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YouGamers
A solid game worthy of carrying the name "Deus Ex" and the best action-RPG title of the year. Not perfect, but stands out due to solid story, fun gameplay and believable play environments. Could have benefited from multiple proper endings with separate gameplay, but I guess that may be too much to ask these days.
90
Legendra
Deus Ex: Human Revolution parvient à réussir le pari fou de faire aussi bien que Deus Ex, et même mieux puisqu'il modernise ce premier jeu qui souffre d'une rigidité mal vieillissante. Sa plus grande force réside dans son ambiance parfaitement maîtrisée, grâce une direction artistique sans failles malgré une technique parfois à la ramasse, une bande-son de qualité et des quêtes en milieu urbain passionnantes. On regrettera néanmoins un manque d'ambition sur l'écriture, ne tournant globalement qu'autour d'une seule et même question, loin des nombreuses thématiques abordées par le premier épisode. Les quatre fins possibles (et facilement enchaînées lors d'une première partie) permettent encore une fois une fin ouverte et agréable à regarder. Un épisode réussi qui relance avec grand succès (les ventes sont nombreuses) la licence Deus Ex, pour pourquoi pas de nouvelles suites qui iront peut-être vers une plus grande profondeur thématique et des environnements toujours plus ouverts.
90
newbreview.com
With a colossal weight on it’s shoulders, Deus Ex: Human Revolution not only delivers but does so repeatedly, like an OCD postman that’s fallen in love with you, it just keeps delivering, over and over and over again.
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Factornews
Autant ne pas tergiverser : malgré quelques points noirs comme des combats de bosses ratés et un aspect technique assez limite, Deus Ex : Human Revolution est une incontestable réussite, le digne descendant d'un titre mythique que l'on attendait depuis plus de dix ans. La jeune équipe d'Eidos Montréal nous livre une jeu d'une très grande qualité, doté d'une richesse dans son gameplay qu'on pensait ne plus jamais retrouver à l'heure des grosse productions sans âme où tout est prémaché pour que le joueur en prenne plein les yeux sans se fatiguer. Ici, la profondeur du jeu ne se révèlera qu'à ceux qui iront la chercher, et les différents aspects du gameplay s'imbriquent de bien belle manière pour former un tout cohérent, parvenant à embarquer pendant une vingtaine d'heures le joueur dans un scénario bien ficelé tout en lui laissant suffisamment de liberté pour lui donner l'impression d'être un véritable acteur et non pas simple spectateur.
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Armchair Empire, The
For all the myriad ways that Human Revolution comes up short, it excels in a single point: you are immersed in the setting. It draws you in and (with the exception of the aforementioned boss battles) lets you linger. It pulls at your mind and triggers that strange feeling that the events you’re seeing could very easily happen tomorrow. It makes you feel like the world is reacting to your behaviors. The various pop culture and geek references aside, and shortcomings notwithstanding, Human Revolution gives you a world to experience and exercise in. For a game that has such a tough act to follow, and such a long time between installments, Eidos Montreal should be proud of what they’ve done while figuring out how to do better next time. There’s plenty of room in the Deus Ex universe for different stories to explore all the aspects of that universe and I can hardly wait to experience the next one.
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ComputerGames.ro
Despite the odds being stacked against it, Eidos Montreal accomplished the impossible and brought us a Deus Ex in the true sense of the word, probably the best one that we could have hoped for considering the current “requirements” for being commercially successful nowadays. More importantly though, besides being a game that any self-respecting gamer should own, Human Revolution is a symbol and a slap in the face of the publishers who think that the only way to make a profit is to churn out simpler and simpler games. Guess what, you can also enjoy success and sell millions of units with a title that puts your mind to work and doesn’t sneer at the values of a series just to please the masses. All it takes is the will to make it.
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JeuxVideoPC.com
Ils ont réussi ! Avec Human Revolution, Deus Ex renait de ses cendres et nous propose un gameplay digne du premier opus. Le jeu alterne habilement phases d’infiltration avec force piratage et recherche d’itinéraires secondaires avec des phases de shoot pur qui n’ont rien à envier à la concurrence. Un jeu de très bonne qualité qu’il ne faut assurément pas manquer pour son gameplay éclectique, son scénario très fouillé, la personnalisation du héros et des armes et sa durée de vie gargantuesque.
90
CPU Gamer
It’s not anywhere near a trend yet, and it probably won’t have any effect on the terrible sequels (there’s no hope for the current crop of idiots), but it at least opens a door (or maybe an air duct) to a new way forward. Human Revolution, which given the way sequels are made these days should have been a disaster, instead makes the Deus Ex name even more illustrious.
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Atomic Gamer
For fans of the original, Human Revolution isn't exactly what you were likely looking for, but it's nearly as good, and that's much more than many hoped for when publisher Square Enix announced it years ago. Despite a few issues, this one's easily a must-have for PC gamers and DX fans, so get over to Steam and put your money down.
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3D Juegos
Gran regreso el de la saga Deus Ex con Human Revolution, un videojuego muy completo en todos los sentidos. Una campaña larga y apasionante para la intrigante historia de nuestro protagonista, Adam Jensen, una aventura de ciencia ficción en la que podremos escoger cómo hacer las cosas de entre un generoso abanico de posibilidades. Buena acción, interesantes diálogos y un suave pero agradable apartado rolero para uno de los primeros juegos verdaderamente sobresalientes de esta recta final del 2011.
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IGN
While Deus Ex: Human Revolution can't be the revelation that Deus Ex was in 2000, it's an achievement nonetheless. It's a visionary, considered piece of work, and while my thoughts drift to the things that could have been and the compromises made due to the possibilities of video games in 2011, they're just as quick to consider playing through it again. 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.
86
PC Games (Germany)
"Auch wenn Deus Ex: Human Revolution nicht ganz an die Genialität des ersten Teils herankommt, gelingt Eidos Montreal damit ein würdiger Nachfolger. Die spannende Verschwörungsgeschichte fesselt vom Fleck weg und wartet mit tollen Gänsehautmomenten auf. Das offene Spieldesign bietet viel Raum zum Ausprobieren und die düster-dystopische Deus Ex-Stimmung wird klasse eingefangen."
86
OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
It's important to remember the DX: HR is three types of games in one: combat, stealth, and social engagement. All three are done so equally well here it's hard not to recommend this game even if you only enjoy one aspect. DX: HR offers many different choices. Some many will find easy; some many will find hard. If you talked your way in the first time around, try and sneak in the second time, even if you know talking your way in is easier. See a nice weapon behind locked doors but don't have the hacking skill to get in? There might be another way. There's always another way. Keep this in mind, and you'll enjoy Deus Ex to the fullest.
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PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Een uiterst spannende mix van spelgenres die de uitzonderlijk hoge kwaliteit van het begin helaas niet kan aanhouden tot het einde. Niettemin een aanschaf waar niemand ontevreden over zal zijn.
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Jeux Vidéo Network
Si on arrive à outrepasser quelques errements techniques, Deus Ex : Human Revolution est un jeu envoûtant. Délibérément atypique dans ses thématiques adultes et ses propositions de gameplay, il se montre digne de sa parenté. Pari réussi pour Eidos Montreal.
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games.mail.ru
Deus Ex: Human Revolution очень хорошая, красивая и атмосферная игра с запоминающимся саундтреком, отдаленно напоминающим музыку из фильма «Начало». Однако это не революция. В ней нет ни концептуальных, ни геймплейных открытий. Зато то, что есть, настолько ладно скроено-подогнано, что даже придираться не хочется. Сев за игру, вы не пожалеете ни об одной минуте, проведенной в мрачном 2027-ом, когда люди впервые испугались того, что станут машинами.
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GameSpot
Don't let these imperfections dissuade you from playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution if you're so inclined. This is an extensive (20-plus hours) game that by the very nature of its complexity invites replay. It is true that many of its individual elements don't withstand close inspection. But those elements add up to an impressive and absorbing adventure that invites you to improvise. You glide from rooftops like a cyberpunk angel in a world on the brink of technological breakthroughs and socioeconomic disaster, and uncover conspiracies in the unlikeliest of places. The longer you play, the more the story grabs you and the more you appreciate the customizability of the game. Hybrid games like this are uncommon. Even more uncommon are games with Human Revolution's power to eclipse its quirks with such enthralling atmosphere and exciting adaptability.
85
JeuxActu
Donner une nouvelle suite à Deus Ex alors même que le second épisode, développé par le studio originel, n'a jamais réussi à convaincre les fans ? Le pari était risqué et l'entreprise réellement osée. Mais voilà, les petits gars d'Eidos Montréal ont fait du sacré bon boulot et ils méritent un bon coup de chapeau. Que l'on soit amateur d'action, d'infiltration ou de jeu de rôles, on trouvera forcément son bonheur grâce à la liberté laissée en permanence au joueur. La plupart des objectifs sont prédéfinis, mais les moyens de les atteindre n'appartiennent qu'à vous. Et il arrive même que les évènements changent en fonction de vos actions. Ajoutez à cela une ambiance cyberpunk rarement vue ailleurs, et vous obtiendrez tout simplement l'un des meilleurs jeux de l'année.
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GameStar (Germany)
Human Revolution kommt meiner Spielweise voll entgegen: Ich schleiche gern, lese mit Hingabe jedes noch so nebensächliche Ebook und verschone wann immer möglich menschliches (virtuelles) Leben. Trotzdem nervt es mich, dass die Erfahrungspunkte-Balance derart schief hängt: Wenn ich doch mal Alarm auslöse, muss ich zwangsläufig neu laden (was ewig dauert!), denn mit der dann automatisch aufgedrängten Ballerlösung gehen mir massiv Punkte und damit wichtige Upgrades verloren. Wofür schleppe ich einen riesigen Raketenwerfer mit mir herum, wenn ich ihn nicht sinnvoll einsetzen kann?! Die Handlungsfreiheit ist also Augenwischerei, Human Revolution ist ein reiner Schleich-Shooter. Aber das ist ja auch mal wieder schön.
85
Jeuxvideo.com
Deus Ex : Human Revolution propose une expérience de jeu bien plus proche de l'épisode fondateur que de Invisible War, ce qui est en soi une victoire inespérée. Doté d'une histoire intelligente, d'une ambiance formidablement immersive et d'une liberté d'action gratifiante, il s'impose comme le digne représentant d'un genre qui se fait trop rare. Ce troisième opus n'est certes pas dénué de défauts ; son IA tout juste moyenne, ses quelques concessions aux diktats des shooters actuels et ses quelques soucis techniques sur cette version PC pourront au demeurant en agacer certains. Mais on finit par s'en accommoder tant le plaisir de jeu est immense. Adam Jensen a même suffisamment de classe pour faire avaler aux réfractaires les séquences à la 3ème personne. Et si cet appel du pied à un plus large public peut faciliter la mise en chantier d'une suite du même calibre, qu'il en soit ainsi !
80
GameSpy
Now the hard part – deciding on the score. I have to admit that when I first started playing Human Revolution it felt like real Game of the Year material, and I was gushing like a rabid fanboy to anybody who cared to listen. However, over extended playtime the overly simplistic behavior of the AI was hard to ignore, taking the shine off an otherwise dazzling experience. It's still an excellent game, with one of the best blends of the FPS and RPG genres ever realized, and I have no hesitation in recommending it to fans of either. But it's also not quite the perfectly believable and open sandbox game we all wanted it to be. As a result I'm giving it a very good 4/5.
80
Cheat Happens
Barring a few missteps, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a gripping and unique thrill ride that everyone should play. It's faith in its mechanics and play style allows the player an ultimate sense of freedom and the result is a game that you're not going to want to just experience, but play through again and again. It may not be perfect, but Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a great action romp.
80
Ironhammers
Deus Ex is a game that can be played many different ways, and perhaps this open-ended approach is what keeps this dormant, ambient narrative more hidden than it ought to. But part of any gameplay experience that makes it fascinating and unique is how persuasive your actions feel in the game. Without player interaction compelling forward movement, games are never fully realized. Human Revolution’s story seems unsure at points precisely because of how interactive it is—it is the same disembodied documents, shreds of evidence that lay like puzzle pieces before the confused and aspiring historian. It is both tremendously frustrating and profoundly liberating that the game does not put all the pieces together for us.
80
We Got This Covered
I find it easy to recommend Deus Ex: Human Revolution. While it’s not a home run that revolutionizes the series and its well-known staples, Eidos Montreal have created a quality title with hours of interesting content. The game’s morally involved storyline will both intrigue and interest you with its complexity and adult themes. In my opinion, the complexity of its premise and the amazing social interaction system, happened to be the two standouts in this experience. One that will grip you and keep you interested throughout, though it starts off a bit slow. For its sixty dollar admittance fee, this is a game that most gamers will get a lot out of in terms of quality and content.