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Deus Ex (Windows)

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Written by  :  Mattias Kreku (423)
Written on  :  Jul 22, 2003
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

Almost like Wasteland in 3D

The Good

The story of Deus Ex is what comes to mind when I think about this game. It is very well written and, like a good book, always makes you want to come back for more. It's full of hidden features and alternative routes to every problem presented. The mixture of action elements and the sheer character development of a roleplaying game is what got me hooked on this title.

The Bad

The graphics really didn't match the brilliant gameplay and storytelling. The levels were often quite small, uninspired and with a lot of flat surfaces.

The Bottom Line

Deus Ex is an (almost) perfect mix of a regular FPS and a 3D RPG. It's designed to please almost every type of player by letting you choose your own paths in almost every situation. The dark, high tech futuristic setting reminds me a lot of movies like the Terminator and Total Recall and suits the game perfectly.