Deus Ex: Human Revolution
|a game by||Eidos Montréal|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, PC, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||8.5/10, based on 1 review, 2 reviews are shown|
|User Rating:||10.0/10 - 4 votes|
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|See also:||Action Adventure Games, Deus Ex Series, Third-Person Shooter, Sci-Fi RPG, Cyberpunk Games, Stealth Action|
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is an action RPG published in 2011 by Eidos Montreal. The third game in the Deus Ex series, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a prequel to the original Deus Ex game released in 2000. Human Revolution is an FPS game, though it does incorporate stealth and RPG elements. It was originally released in 2011 on Windows, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Story & Setting
Human Revolution takes place in 2027, 25 years before the first Deus Ex. The setting is in the cyberpunk genre, along with games like Shadowrun, System Shock, or Cyberpunk 2077. In this universe, global megacorporations have gained near-total dominance over government and employ private military forces to maintain control over the world.
Technological advancements in cybernetics and artificial organs have the potential of radically augmenting the human body, although it requires the use of an expensive immunosuppressive drug called Neuropozyne. Society has grown to divide itself between those that have been augmented and those that have not, causing animosity and violent conflict.
The player follows the story of Adam Jensen, a SWAT officer (Special Weapons and Tactics; a special division of law enforcement in the United States) from Detroit who is removed from duty for refusing to follow a questionable order. He works as a security manager at an augmentation technology company called Sarif Industries. On the day Sarif Industries reveals they have invented an augmentation that would eliminate dependence on Neuropozyne, they are attacked by heavily augmented terrorists who massacre the staff. Adam Jensen is seriously wounded in the attack but survives, as his life is saved with augments from Sarif Industries. However, these implants have made Jensen into a super-soldier with no dependence on Neuropozyne.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a first-person shooter and action role-playing game. The game’s environment is explored predominately in first-person, though some actions like taking cover, some attack animations, or interacting with NPCs are viewed in third-person perspective. The player can advance the plot through main story quests or can complete optional side quests. Completing quests and defeating enemies earns the player experience points, and the in-game currency Credits are used to purchase weapons and equipment.
In most dangerous situations, the player will have the choice of approaching enemies through stealth, sneaking through areas and taking down opponents with a melee attack and hiding their body; or by running in guns blazing and taking cover to avoid enemy return fire.
The player will frequently be given multiple dialogue options during conversations with NPCs, allowing the ability to make choices that affect the long-term outcome of the plot progression. Hacking is another major gameplay element, in which Adam Jensen will find terminals or computers that can be accessed by password or hacking, with the difficulty varying from device to device.
Despite being an older game with outdated graphics, overall Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a remarkably good game. If you like cyberpunk-themed games or first-person shooters with role-playing elements, you should consider playing the game.
There are some issues such as poor performance and frame stuttering, but the fact that it’s on sale for only $2.99 really seals the deal; it’s an excellent game and for that price you practically risk losing nothing if you don’t like it. If you haven’t yet played it, you should give it a try.
- Good storyline
- Decent replayability
- Pretty good graphics.
- Unchallenging boss fights
- Inconsistent performance and frame stutters
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There Were a lot of positives to be taken from our coverage of Deus Ex 3 back, even if a lot of folk have been focusing on the unwanted introduction of a few cyber-tentacles. If you can surmount that brick wall of Deus Ex nostalgia preventing you from appreciating anything Deus Ex 3 is offering, what's left is the incredibly original concept.
Juxtaposition is the word of the day here, with the Renaissance styling of the near future at anachronistic odds with a newly introduced bio-meclianically augmented rights movement. You'll play as an augmented chap called Adam Jensen (with the 'first man' metaphor is being put through its paces, you'll note), who'll begin to unravel a terrifying and twisting conspiracy by breaking his hand into bits, and shooting bullets out the hole on the end of his arm..
Whether or not Deus Ex 3 ends up more shooter than an RPG isn't clear, but you'd be an idiot to condemn it either way.