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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.6
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
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Overall User Score (27 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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Techtite (2000)
The must-have action adventure of the year, for any fan of evolving, intricate storylines. The possibilities of game play are numerous!
AppleLinks.Com (Sep 28, 2000)
The developers of Deus Ex are pretty much creating an exclusive club with this game, leaving the modest gamer behind. But if you've got the power, it sure feels good to abuse it. I mean, something has to justify the money I've sunk into my G4, and BBEdit just isn't cutting it.
IGN (Jun 07, 2002)
Great visuals, great sound, great game play and a great story add up to a perfect 10. The only thing it is missing is a multiplayer game! If your system can live up to our recommended requirements, buy this game today!
It is not likely that Deus Ex will appeal to the adventure purist. It is an action game with adventure and RPG elements and, as such, is best suited for those who embrace genre hybridization. For those who are willing to grab a weapon and duck for cover, I would highly recommend this game. Although the graphics are not quite up to par, the story and characters are very engrossing, and you are likely to find yourself fueled by adrenaline and playing until the wee hours of the morning.
MacNN (Aug 14, 2000)
Deus Ex is a unique, exciting and challenging game, the likes of which only grace gamers every so often.
macHOME (2000)
If games are on your gift list this holiday season, Deus Ex is one of the biggest titles of the year, and is well worth the $50. Although it’s easily one of the finest action/adventure games to hit the Mac in quite some time, this isn’t the best choice for a beginner gamer. Rather, Deus Ex fills a long-vacant spot in the veteran Mac gamer’s library as a game that requires mastering, and in so doing, will provide hundreds of hours of dark, dramatic enjoyment.
The only real downside to the game is the huge system requirements. The minimum requirements will get the game up and running but with a low-end system, you will experience slow downs and, in some cases, a stuttering effect in movement. Also, when you've got six or more enemies coming at you and voice acting cuts in, the game slows to a halt. Unfortunately, this limits who can buy this otherwise great and worthwhile game.
Mac Ledge (Aug 02, 2000)
Deus Ex is certainly one of the best first-person shooters and roleplaying games of all time. The most amazing thing about it is that it can appeal to more than one gaming audience. The graphics and cut-scenes are superb, the premise is amazing, and the astounding level of interactivity just adds to the already realistic gameplay. One minor problem that bugged me was the lack of support for Open GL. However, I was surprised to see that the game ran very well with the RAVE drivers, and I expect it was just as nice (if not better) with GLIDE. The other problem I had was with the high system requirements. The difference between running the game on an upgraded 400 MHz 9600 and a G4 was drastic. Deus Ex was almost unplayable on my older computer, and I guess it would be even worse on slower systems. Despite these two complaints, I found Deus Ex to be a near-perfect title. Mac Gamers, please do enjoy.
80 (Dec, 2001)
Croire que Deus Ex est un quake-like serait une grossière erreur. La liberté totale de mouvements, la possibilité de converser avec certains personnages, l'omniprésence du scénario rapprochent assez Deus Ex des jeux d'aventure. Mais quand on sait que le héros gagne des points d'expérience qui lui permettent d'améliorer ses capacités dans des domaines techniques ou militaires, qu'il peut acquérir des pouvoirs grâce à la nanotechnologie, on voit que Deus Ex possède aussi une véritable dimension de jeu de rôle et pratique un habile, sinon un magique, mélange des genres. Aussi, il est à peu près certain qu'après mes futures nombreuses heures de jeu, qu'un dossier "Deus Ex" bien plus complet voit le jour ;-) Quoiqu'il en soit, le dernier produit d'Ion Storm est sans conteste bien supérieur à Daikatana qui était leur dernier produit.
Inside Mac Games (IMG) (Nov 30, 2000)
Deus Ex (pronounced day-us ecks) is hard to categorize in any single genre. Its code roots make it look a lot like Unreal Tournament but it has so much more than any first-person shooter. The manner in which you can develop your character lends a definite role-playing feel, while the real-time play is similar in feel to action games.
Aftonbladet (Aug 14, 2000)
Det finns alternativa lösningar till varje uppdrag, men oftast snubblar man snart på en fälla och helvetet bryter löst. Och återigen verkar det vara svårt att kombinera ett komplicerat äventyr med snabb action. Spelet rycker även på en råsnabb Mac, och fiendernas beteende är inte särskilt smart. Ändå bjuder Deus ex på hög stämning. Vi känner ju alla på oss att Storebror har skumma saker för sig - så varför inte ställa saker och ting till rätta?