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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
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Overall User Score (10 votes) 3.3

Critic Reviews

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Game Watcher (Mar 24, 2014)
Once you get through a lot of the shock that comes with The Fall being a tablet conversion and all the little problems it has, fortunately you'll find that it's still a fun new slice of Human Revolution. Get used to the slightly odd un-redefinable controls, the cramped level design, and the silly shop-inventory (where you can only buy, not sell) and you'll find the special Deus Ex gameplay itself is intact. Through skill and careful Augmentation use you can make your way through the game, discover new facts about Adam Jensen and Ben Saxon's world, and basically have another 5-7 hour chunk of the Deus Ex experience, and at the end of the day that's a good thing. Even if that experience is (shudder) Invisible War.
PCGamesN (Mar 20, 2014)
In The Fall, NFusion have taken a scalpel to to Human Revolution’s template, collected together a pile of game meat - the essential giblets of a Deus Ex game - stitched it together and presented you with a serving. It’s recognisably Deus Ex but it’s not very appetising. NFusion get an extra point for not including a single boss fight.
PC Games (Germany) (Mar 25, 2014)
Nach fünf Stunden Spielzeit mit The Fall bleibt mir trotz gelegentlicher Schleichspannung (das Human Revolutions-Spielprinzip funktioniert eben einfach immer) nur die traurige Pflicht, euch vor dem Kauf zu warnen: Lediglich die härtesten Deus Ex-Fans, die auch schon das Buch Icarus Effect verschlungen haben und Ben Saxon anhimmeln wie Teenager-Girlies Justin Bieber, sollten in Erwähung ziehen, die zehn Euro für The Fall auszugeben. Allen anderen empfehle ich, einen großen Bogen darum zu machen! Deus Ex: The Fall ist nämlich ein prima Beispiel dafür, wie man eine möglichst schludrige PC-Umsetzung eines Mobile-Spiels abliefert. Vom fehlerhaften Speichersystem über die leidlich angepasste Benutzeroberfläche bis hin zum aberwitzigen Item-Shop: Derartige Portierungen können mir gestohlen bleiben!
Deus Ex: The Fall si poneva su iOS e Android come uno spin-off di discreta fattura, ben fatto tecnicamente e dotato di alcune idee interessanti. Ciò nonostante la mancanza di un sistema di combattimento dignitoso, che in pratica costringeva a operare soltanto in silenzio e senza essere notati, in una sequenza di prove ed errori non sempre piacevolissima e anzi spesso foriera di episodi di grande frustrazione. Purtroppo l'idea di portare il gioco su PC senza sottoporlo ad alcuna revisione in termini di gameplay e struttura - anzi, evitando anche di calibrarne a dovere i controlli - si è rivelata una scelta davvero infelice, che amplifica quelli che erano i difetti del titolo originale e ne rende davvero complicata la fruizione.
50 (Apr 08, 2014)
Portare il tutto su PC senza rifinire l'interfaccia, eliminare i bachi, dare la possibilità di modificare i comandi e soprattutto curare come si doveva il sistema di controllo e la gestione delle collisioni nelle sparatorie, tolgono a Deus Ex: The Fall qualsiasi velleità in grado di consigliarlo anche ai veri cultori delle infiltrazioni ben riuscite. Un vero spreco, considerato quanto del gameplay originale sia stato preservato in prima battuta dai game designer e le quattro/cinque ore di avventura offerte ai fan della serie, in crisi d'astinenza da potenziamenti.
GameStar (Germany) (Mar 28, 2014)
Liebe Entwickler, als Deus Ex-Fan der ersten Stunde gehöre ich tatsächlich zu den Leuten, die sehr gespannt auf eure PC-Fassung von The Fall waren. Dabei ging es mir natürlich in erster Linie um die Story und inwieweit Buchheld Ben Saxon auch als Spielcharakter funktioniert - dass das Spiel mit Human Revolution mithalten kann, habe ich für zehn Euro gar nicht erwartet. Aber meine Güte, was habt ihr mit The Fall für einen Unfall gebaut! Irgendwer muss doch auf halber Strecke gemerkt haben, dass diese Bedienung aus der Tablet-Hölle auf dem PC nicht funktioniert. Auf der Plattform, die so viele großartige Shooter hervorgebracht hat, könnt ihr mit so einem optischen wie spielerischen Klogriff doch kein Publikum erreichen. Richtig schlimm ist aber, dass ihr tatsächlich eine ganz spannende Geschichte erzählt, die aber am Ende einer Meile von Glasscherben liegt, die sich Gameplay nennt. Und wer für einen barfüßigen Spaziergang über Glasscherben Geld ausgibt, der ist selbst Schuld.
GameFront (Apr 15, 2014)
There’s just no reason to play Deus Ex: The Fall, even for big-time Deus Ex and Deus Ex: Human Revolution fans. You can get the same experience out of reading a Wiki entry online. Better yet, if you must play the game, grab it on a mobile device, where it will actually work.
PC Gamer (Apr 25, 2014)
It’s a shame, because this could have been a very decent slice of DLC had they remade it in the Human Revolution engine. There are a few good missions in here, and fans of HR’s story will appreciate learning more about the motives of the Tyrants, whose backstories were only touched on in Jensen’s story. Don’t be fooled by the black-andgold screenshots and the familiar interface: this is not the Deus Ex you know and love. It’s a bad cover version, and truly one of the worst PC ports I’ve played in some time, and I’ve played Deadly Premonition. I definitely didn’t ask for this.
GameSpot (Apr 01, 2014)
This store is the perfect example of the many problems that plague The Fall. This PC port fails to take advantage of the PC's increased technical power and greater control fidelity to adequately smooth over the game's prior tablet limitations. The story feels like it's attempting to fill in some blanks regarding Human Revolution's underdeveloped boss characters, but the game ends well before it has the chance to do so. At least nFusion had the mercy to not include any boss fights.
IGN (Mar 24, 2014)
Beneath the struggle with terrible controls and bugs, there are vents to sneak through, email to hack, and people to confuse. It’s something that could shine on the PC if any sort of care was taken. But it's not been gently coaxed into the shape of a PC game; it's been stretched instead of expanded, and pulled to the brink of tearing itself apart.
I could go on, but do I really have to? Deus Ex: The Fall is pretty much a catastrophe in every way possible. It’s a pale imitation of Deus Ex: Human Revolution that was seemingly made by following a checklist of everything a Deus Ex game needs to have, but not managing to tie it together with any skill, verve, or spark. The best thing you can say about it is that it’s a comfortable reminder of just how good Deus Ex: Human Revolution was, but that’s absolutely no reason to go spending £8 on something this shoddy. I respect the effort expended in trying to get Deus Ex onto a system that absolutely isn’t tailored for it, but it doesn’t matter how well it worked there. It just doesn’t work on PC.