Deus Ex Reviews (PlayStation 2)
|To stop the New World Order or to join it? This rests in the hands of just one man.||Depth Lord (1003)|
|A fantastic port, but not without its flaws||Eric Hess (4)|
|A good looking, though not perfect, port of an excellent PC game||Joel Segerbäck (656)|
Our Users Say
|Acting||The quality of the voice or video acting.||3.4|
|AI||The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents.||3.3|
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work and the game plays.||3.7|
|Graphics||The visual quality of the game||3.2|
|Personal Slant||A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes||3.7|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||3.7|
|Story / Presentation||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC.||3.9|
|Overall User Score (72 votes)||3.6|
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GameNOW (May, 2002)
Now here's an unexpected gem. Deus Ex is far and away the best stealth-oriented first-person shooter to hit consoles since GoldenEye. The load times can be aggravating, and the frame rate stutters a bit, but beyond that, this is a near perfect game. It's shooter heaven.
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) (Mar 01, 2007)
Mould him well, because the world is against you. Trust is a rare commodity in Deus Ex, and within a world ripe with betrayal and conspiracy, you never know who will be next to turn their sights on you. Listen well to the advice of others but take note of the evidence viewed through your eyes as well as your ears. There are those that view J.C with undisguised interest, those that wish to recruit him or employ him as a puppet, and more still who’ll only be happy once they’ve put a bullet in his head. Watch an awe-inspiring story unfold around you, filled with a depth most games are scared to touch. But more than that, watch your ammo, watch your surroundings, and, most importantly, watch your back.
games xtreme (Jul 14, 2002)
Overall the game is fantastic and is one of the most addictive single player games on the ps2.
Jeuxvideo.com (Jul 24, 2002)
Un jeu culte qu'il faut connaître. Certes il n'est pas exempt de défauts et il n'est plus tout jeune, mais si on parvient à les surmonter, croyez-moi on est grandement récompensé. Si vous voulez vivre une expérience vidéo-ludique du feu de dieu n'hésitez pas et pardonnez au jeu sa réalisation moyenne et ses petits problèmes de maniabilité. Après, comme moi, vous tremblerez en attendant D.Ex 2.
Deaf Gamers (2002)
The game is fully subtitled but sounds from alarms etc., are not shown visually which becomes tricky at certain points. Thankfully you can save anywhere so a cautious approach will help avoid the frustrations. Conversations and objectives can be recalled, in text, at any time which is a nice touch. It's also worth noting that this is the game of the year addition that comes complete with the multiplayer component. It's great value for the small sum of £4.99
GameZone (May 03, 2002)
Despite the somewhat poor graphics quality and the slower paced gameplay than your average shooter, this game definitely has a plot which will suck you in and a deeply intricate blend of action and espionage which can create an almost endless character creation and enable you to build your ultimate cybernetic killing machine. Remember, this was a PC “Game of the Year” , and even with the lackluster graphics, the story remains the same. I highly recommend that anyone who likes action, FPS titles, or RPG’s give this one a shot. BANG!
Game Vortex (2002)
Even if you never play another FPS or don't think of yourself as being in that 'camp.' Deus Ex may make a believer out of you. The thinking gamer versus the twitchy gamer is probably more of the target for this joint, but anyone with a pulse should be able to enjoy Deus Ex.
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) (May 09, 2004)
There's a bad guy ambling toward me, and so far he hasn't spotted the fact that I'm hiding behind this pile of boxes. I have one tranq dart left in my crossbow, and if this guy gets the slightest inkling that I'm here, I don't stand a chance. I need to get past him and to the door across the way, but I can't afford to get into a fight, because my health is running low. I pull out the crossbow, take aim, and fire. Damn. I missed his face and it ripped into his kevlar vest. Nothing. He didn't even feel it. Now he knows I'm here though, and I'm screwed because I've got no ammo left. Um...what the hell do I do? Ah, hang on. This box has some kind of explosives in it...if I throw it, I think I can get him and not be affected by the blast. Pick up. Throw. Bang. Bad guy dead. Well done, me, for being excellent. If I'd have thought of that in the first place, I'd still have a tranq dart left.
Gamesmania.de (Aug 02, 2002)
Keine Frage, Deus Ex bietet jedem Spieler etwas und gehört auf für PS2 zu den Spielen der gehobenen Klasse. Die grafischen Mängel sind zwar unübersehbar, aber der Gesamteindruck wird dadurch nicht sonderlich getrübt.
Game Over Online (Apr 29, 2002)
This is a scary game, but not scary in the Zombies-and-Ghosts kind of way -- scary in the one-world-government-conspiracy way. And it’s also a very adult game, not in the gore-and-hookers kind of way -- adult in the sense that the storyline is geared for an intellectual audience. If you can get past the games technical shortcomings, then you’ll be abundantly rewarded with an experience that transcends conventional console shooters.
Game Chronicles (Jun 19, 2002)
If the PS2 is your preferred or only gaming option then you definitely owe it to yourself to get this title. It might not be the prettiest game on the block, but it manages to keep all of the core design elements that made it "Game of the Year", and it will definitely get you psyched for the DX2 sequel coming out later this year.
GameSpy (Apr 09, 2002)
It's all a conspiracy, and everyone's out to get you... At least, such is the case if you're J.C. Denton, newly appointed UNATCO agent and the second-ever field test for the most recent military technology: Nanotech Augmentation. In Ion Storm's critically acclaimed PC first-person action/RPG title, Deus Ex, gamers assumed control of J.C. through a dizzying span of levels, a massive storyline with three possible endings, and enough gameplay options to satisfy any type of player. Retitled Deus Ex: The Conspiracy for the PS2 release, it's all still there, but featuring a slick new interface, a PS2-friendly control scheme, and a good deal of reworking.
GameSpot (Apr 05, 2002)
From a technical standpoint, Deus Ex shows its age and the limitations of the PS2. But the underlying game is widely considered to be a classic, and with good reason.
Computer and Video Games (CVG) (May, 2002)
The atmosphere is tense and JC's nightmarish future world draws you right in. It's nothing like as slick and well presented as MGS2, but it provides a suitably intelligent back-up if you've finished Snake's new masterpiece already.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Jun 22, 2002)
A console conversion of a two-year-old game that looked a bit shaky when it first came out was never going to be spectacular, and Ion Storm have probably tailored the game to the format as far as they possibly could. The interface changes are splendidly thought out, offering items via a modified inventory menu seems to have worked, squeezing the myriad of functions onto the Dual Shock 2 was an impressive achievement, and the visuals have been augmented to good effect, although perhaps with less success than JC's own augmentation. Deus Ex is still an amazing, immersive and downright life-stealing game no matter what platform it's on, and Ion Storm can only be congratulated for that.
allaboutgames.co.uk (Jul 19, 2002)
Nonetheless, these are the only weaknesses in an otherwise well presented, polished & accomplished title. From the terrorist attack on the Statue Of Liberty to the 3 different possible endings, Deus Ex is a fun and absorbing adventure the likes of which we definately need more of on PS2.
Gamesdog (Oct 01, 2003)
Overall, is it a player in the genre? I think so- on the PC it's a six-figure selling classic. It's certainly a captivating game. It is intriguing, even if the storyline is a little unoriginal. But if you are a fan of the action strategy espionage thing, and longed for a 3D follow up to Syndicate which EA will never develop, then Deus Ex delivers. It does have a cult following, and Deus Ex 2 is now out, so that tells you something about the success of the original- which some people regard in high esteem in spite of the better graphics and presentation of the sequel.
4Players.de (Jul 16, 2002)
Angesichts technisch hervorragender Konkurrenz wie Half-Life oder Red Faction wird es Deus Ex schwer haben, die Fans hinter sich zu vereinen. Die grafischen Mängel und die beladene Steuerung fordern einiges an Überwindung. Hat man sich jedoch mit diesen Mankos angefreundet, kann man sich auf die Story einlassen, die auch nach zwei Jahren immer noch nichts an Faszination und Spannung verloren hat. Und dann lernt man auch die ganzen Vorzüge von Deus Ex zu schätzen: die variantenreiche Charakterentwicklung, die trotz technischer Probleme unerreichte Atmosphäre und die lebendige Spielwelt. Zu schade nur, dass die Grafik nicht optimiert wurde, um ein grandioses Spielerlebnis adäquat zu unterstützen.
Futuregamez.net (Jul 23, 2002)
Overall Deus Ex has been ported over very well from the PC. Unfortunately given the age of the PC title the game does look a little bit dated compared to other titles. Fortunately the gameplay is just as tight and exciting as the original PC game, perhaps more so due to the simplified controls which work very well on the console. If you have a powerful PC you may wish to pick up that version as it's available for about half the price of the PS2 game. If you don't have a powerful PC then this port does the game justice and won't disappoint.
IGN (May 01, 2002)
At this stage of the race, chances are good that you've already heard of a first-person RPG by the name of "Deus Ex" in some form or another. Pronounced "Day-uhs Ecks," this game was first brought to life as a mouse-and-keyboard shooter nearly two years ago on the PC and has since made the transition to the PS2 scene at the beginning of April 2002.
Game Revolution (Apr 20, 2002)
Free to be, you and me. Having only played early, unfinished beta versions of the PC hit Deus Ex, I was more than curious to see what its console counterpart had to offer. Well, I'm pleased to say that most of what was loved about the PC version has been retained. Freedom and open-ended gameplay are what you can expect from Deus Ex: The Conspiracy, though limited console resources make it far from phenomenal.