Deus Ex: Human Revolution brings back the award-winning franchise that blends
the best of action and role-playing.
“…Human Revolution is a smart, rewarding piece of transhumanist noir
that does justice not just to Deus Ex, but to the fiction that inspired it.”
You play Adam Jensen, a security specialist, handpicked to oversee the
defense of one of America’s most experimental biotechnology firms. At a time
when scientific advancements are routinely turning athletes, soldiers and spies
into super-enhanced beings, someone is working very hard to ensure
mankind’s evolution follows a particular path, and you need to discover
why – the decisions you take and the choices you make, will be the only
things that can change it…
- The perfect mix of combat, stealth, hacking, and social gameplay
- Customize and upgrade your character with more than 50 unique augmentations
that support your style of play
- Fight enemies including dangerous thugs, augmented special operations
soldiers, advanced robots; and engage in epic boss battles
- Discover a unique world that blends near future and Renaissance
- Visit multiple unique locations across the globe each with their own design,
story and gameplay elements
- The decision you make and the actions you take will lead to an ultimate
decision on mankind’s future
Review by IGN
“While Deus Ex: Human Revolution can't be the revelation that Deus Ex was in
2000, it's an achievement nonetheless. It's a visionary, considered piece of
work, and while my thoughts drift to the things that could have been and the
compromises made due to the possibilities of video games in 2011, they're just
as quick to consider playing through it again. Human Revolution is a smart,
rewarding piece of transhumanist noir that does justice not just to Deus Ex, but
to the fiction that inspired it.”
IGN RATINGS FOR DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION (X360)
Human Revolution's interface is well-integrated and unobtrusive, but the
waypoint system leaves something to be desired. The story holds together well
though, and moves along without stumbling.
From a technological standpoint, Human Revolution isn't doing anything special
graphically. But it has some of the best production design and art of any game
this year. Or last year.
Some awkward voice acting notwithstanding, Deus Ex's sound design is excellent,
and the soundtrack is phenomenal.
Human Revolution establishes a gameplay vocabulary and rewards you for learning
(and abusing) it. It's insanely flexible – save for a few points where it
isn't at all.
10 Lasting Appeal
Practically demanding multiple playthroughs, Human Revolution will take you
anywhere from 25 to 40 hours on your initial run.
(out of 10)