Review by theos666

"Deus Ex Human Revolution"

Deus Ex Human Revolution

In this game you play as Adam Jensen the head of security for bio-tech company Sarif Industry. Megan Reed, your ex girlfriend and prominent scientist, has made a breakthrough in augmentation technology. She is about to unveil her findings to the world when SI is attacked by mercenaries. You set out to secure her and her team but end up seriously injured by a mysterious augmented man. David Sarif, your employer, fits you with top of the line augmentations, without your consent, saving your life. 

Six months after the attack David Sarif calls you back from sick leave. An anti-augmentation terrorist attacked one of SI's manufacturing plants and taken the workers hostage. He wants to send you in before the S.W.A.T. team to secure a top secret project. 

Deus Ex Human Revolution really begins when you are dropped on the roof of the plant. It is here that you start to experience its game-play. There is a little bit of combat during the first invasion. There is a little bit of choice when you enter the doors of SI after your 6 month leave. You really begin to experience the open level design once you get to the plant.

Game-play is where the game shines. There is not one single way to approach this game. It is a tactical cover based FPS. It switches to 3rd person when behind cover and when climbing ladders. It incorporates stealth game play allowing you to engage or sneak past enemies. There is a social aspect of the game that opens up entire areas by engaging a NPC in conversations.

Jensen has an augmentation tree that you can upgrade as you acquire Praxis points. As you invest these points you unlock abilities suited to your play style. If you decide to go combat heavy you can open up a larger inventory to store more guns and ammo. You can gain special abilities, like seeing through walls, as well. You should be able to find, buy, and earn enough points to unlock all the abilities you want in the game regardless of how you decide to play it. You can not reassign points once they are spent or buy every upgrade in a single play-through either. Weapons can be upgraded as well by finding or buying upgrade kits for them. 

The environments are beautiful. They immerse you into a possible 2027. The character models are a little awkward at times. I personally do not feel they hindered the game in any way. 

The story is eerily possible. Current events are referenced throughout the game as prerequisites to the global climate you find yourself in. The jump to human augmentation is not a technological leap.

Deus Ex Human Revolution presents gamers with the freedom to choose how to approach the game. Character development opens up different paths through areas. This allows you change up your play style as you see fit. This is a rare treat in gaming. The developers have created a world for you to enjoy. I give it a 10/10.


Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 09/12/11

Game Release: Deus Ex: Human Revolution (US, 08/23/11)


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