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Deus Ex: Invisible War (Windows)

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Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Fifteen years following the events depicted in the multi-award-winning Deus Ex, the world is just beginning to recover from catastrophic depression. As an elite anti-terrorist agent, you must fight numerous militant factions bent on violently reshaping the world to suit their own agendas. Using high-tech gadgetry and futuristic body modification (or bio-mods), you are granted near superhuman powers. Travel the globe, while uncovering fiendish plots of world domination. Unmask the conspirators, and discover the shocking truth behind your own origins.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12858) on Sep 11, 2010.

Back of Case - Windows (France):
    Dans un futur corrompu en proie au terrorisme, de nombreux groupes voient dans le chaos ambiant l'opportunité de modeler un nouvel ordre mondial.

    Vous incarnez Alex D, un clone entraîné par une organisation gouvernementale.

    Votre mission : découvrir les secrets de chaque clan, comprendre vos origines et la place que vous occupez. Qui croire ? Qui combattre ? Il n'y a ni alliés, ni ennemis clairement identifiés. Ne vous fiez à personne mais faites les bons choix, toutes les décisions que vous prendrez modifieront le jeu.

    Vous allez vivre une expérience unique !

    Contributed by Alaedrain (3261) on Jan 12, 2010.

Back of Case - Windows (Germany):

    "Der Nachfolger des Spiels des Jahrzehnts" - PC Games

    Als ein Terroranschlag Chichago zerstört, müssen Sie lebenswichtige Entscheidungen treffen:

    Wem können Sie vertrauen? Wer ist Ihr Gegner? Welche Ihrer Fähigkeiten wollen Sie weiterentwickeln, um in diesem unsichtbaren Krieg zu überleben?

    Ob Sie sich unbemerkt von Ihren Gegnern durch die Level schleichen oder ob Sie sich mit voller Feuerkraft durchschlagen - am Ende wird Ihre eigene Geschichte mit keiner anderen vergleichbar sein!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108898) on Apr 16, 2009.

Atari Australia Press Quotes - Windows:
    " Cheers to Ion Storm for raising the gameplay bar once again, and giving us a reason to look forward to the future of gaming. 4/5 stars" - Gamesdomain.com

    "Truthfully, through its ups and downs, pros and cons, this is a game not far short of greatness, one I can recommend to any RPG fan. The non-linearity, physics engine, memorable storyline and other key elements give Deus Ex: Invisible War a uniqueness all its own, providing a compelling gaming experience that feels more like you're in an interactive movie than playing an ordinary computer game. " - RPG Vault

    "The issues that surface in Invisible War are timeless. Does technology corrupt people or do people corrupt technology? Can people be trusted or must there be an enlightened leadership to steer them? Such questions could be asked outside of this context. That they are asked in the game makes the product that much more mature and engrossing. " - Gameover.net

    Contributed by Xoleras (66241) on May 20, 2004.

Atari Australia Press Quotes - Xbox:
    " Cheers to Ion Storm for raising the gameplay bar once again, and giving us a reason to look forward to the future of gaming. 4/5 stars" - Gamesdomain.com

    "That's the real draw here -- the sense that you're playing an active role in shaping the destiny of the world. Starting as a relatively ignorant pawn of the powers that be and moving up to be one who actually makes or breaks those powers is nowhere more engaging than in this game. 9/10" - IGN.com

    " It's certainly a bold undertaking that delves into some philosophical and science-fiction territory that most games wouldn't dare touch, and though it may not be a superior game to its predecessor, on its own merits it's a great and original experience that's well worthwhile. 8/10" - Gamespot.com

    " Deus Ex2 Invisible War sets precedence for non linear game play and for variety of ways to accomplish missions and to finish a game. Ion Storm have worked hard to present a graphically splendid game. You really are not just a player in a linear game. You choose what side to fight on. You choose how to fight. You choose how the game is played. Deus Ex: Invisible War is the master of storytelling and gameplay excellence. 84%" - Gamebiz.com

    " the game still deserves a slightly higher score due to a tremendous effort that went into the open-ended gameplay, as well as the overall design. Deus Ex: Invisible War is an enjoyable first-person RPG certainly worth your attention and money. 84%" - Actiontrip.com

    Contributed by Xoleras (66241) on May 11, 2004.

Atari Australia website (for Xbox):
    DESCRIPTION:

    Approximately 20 years after the events depicted in Deus Ex, The World is only beginning to recover from a Catastrophic worldwide depression.

    In the Chaotic period of recovery, several religious and political factions see an opportunity to re-shape a worldwide governament to their agendas, understanding that the right moves now could determine the shape of human society for decades- even centruries- to come.

    In this techno-nightmare, take part in the dark struggle to raise the world from its own ashes

    FEATURES:
  • Dynamic and innovative 1st person action/adventure brings a level of reality unprecedented in a videogame
  • A large variety of interesting gameplay tools and character powers in the form of gear and nano-tech augmentations. Players will be able to see through walls, leap 40 feet into the air, regenerate critical body damage or render themselves radar invisible
  • Globe-hop to real world locations such as Seattle, London and Cairo
  • Cunning stealth gameplay, with darkness and sound affecting enemy awareness
  • Variable gameplay offers multiple solutions to problems and support for varying stylisitic approaches
  • Non-lethal, non-violent resolution to conflicty, allowing players to make ethical statements through their actions
  • The player's progress through the game is supported by an unprecedented freedom of action by a dynamic, non-linear story with responsive plot branches
  • RPG character creation and advancement through choice of nano-tech augmentations and inventory gear
  • Highly interactive environments – everything in the game world has some interesting (and potentially unforeseen) effect.
  • Interactive conversations with numerous secondary characters, featuring meaningful, plot relevant dialogue choices

    Contributed by Xoleras (66241) on May 05, 2004.

Back Cover - PC (European), 2004:
    WELCOME TO A WORLD OF CONSPIRACY AND LIES

    Fast-forward seventy years. The world is at war and terrorism is the weapon of choice. There is no clear ally, no single enemy.

    When an attack wipes out Chicago, you must make significant choices: Who should you trust? Who should you fight? Every decision you make affects the outcome and creates a unique game experience.

    Multiple solutions provide multiple ways to play. Use action, shooting, adventure and stealth to complete missions and experience the unique world of Deus Ex.

    "Expertly accomplished" PC Format Silver award

    "Immersive storydriven brilliance" 92% PC Gamer

    Contributed by Kabushi (121658) on Apr 25, 2004.

Back of Case (XBOX, Canada/U.S.):
    "A brilliant game."
    - Official Xbox Magazine

    "5 stars; state of the art gaming."
    - Stuff Magazine

    WAGE WAR AS YOU CHOOSE

    As Alex D, a covert anti-terrorist operative, you are thrust into a hornets' nest of conflict, conspiracy and deceit. When a terrorist attack occurs in Chicago, you must decide whether your choice of allegiance is the right one.

    Use biomods to customize and upgrade your character
    Utilize high-tech gadgetry & modifiable weaponry in stealth and combat scenarios
    Experience intense shooter & stealth gameplay in a world of unparalleled interactivity
    With multiple solutions to every problem, each game experience is unique

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Apr 19, 2004.

Inside box cover:
    "Top 10 E3 Showstoppers" - GamePro

    Contributed by Michael Dionne (285) on Dec 24, 2003.

Inside Box Cover.:
    "A Great Futuristic Action Game" - Best Games of 2003 Computer Gaming World

    Contributed by Michael Dionne (285) on Dec 24, 2003.

Inside Box Cover:
    "Sublime Masterpiece" - Top 10 Games of 2003 PC Gamer

    Contributed by Michael Dionne (285) on Dec 24, 2003.