The year is 2052 and the world is a dangerous and chaotic place. Terrorists operate openly - killing thousands; drugs, disease and pollution kill even more. The world's economies are close to collapse and the gap between the insanely wealthy and the desperately poor grows ever wider.
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Release Date: Jun 22, 2000

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"Well in the eyes of many its the best game of all time. Hard to argue with them, a revolutionary FPS-RPG. Clunky mechanics by todays standards but great"
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June 27

Celebrating Deus Ex's 15th anniversary

15 years ago, the very first Deus Ex game was released on PC. To this day, it is still considered a classic and one of the most influential titles ever created.

To celebrate this anniversary, we have prepared a special four-episode documentary telling the genesis of the series, from the original Deus Ex to the upcoming Mankind Divided. Check out the first episode below, with original game creators Warren Spector, Chris Norden and Sheldon Pacotti!
We’re also giving you the opportunity to choose the contents of the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Collector's Edition. The choice is yours - items like an Adam Jensen replica statue, a mini artbook, a replica weapon and a pin set (among others), are up for selection until July 3. Vote here!

Finally, Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal have partnered with GameChanger Charity, a non-profit focused on improving the lives of children suffering from life-threatening diseases. It makes an impact by providing direct services in hospitals, delivering video game gifts & supporting families financially.

We’ll provide donors with a free PC digital copy of Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut for every contribution made to the charity in excess of $1 – and they will have the ability to decide how their funds will be used by GameChanger. To donate, please visit:

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About This Game

The year is 2052 and the world is a dangerous and chaotic place. Terrorists operate openly - killing thousands; drugs, disease and pollution kill even more. The world's economies are close to collapse and the gap between the insanely wealthy and the desperately poor grows ever wider. Worst of all, an ages old conspiracy bent on world domination has decided that the time is right to emerge from the shadows and take control.

Key Features:

  • Real role-playing from an immersive 3D, first-person perspective. The game includes action, character interaction and problem solving.
  • Realistic, recognizable locations. Many of the locations are built from actual blueprints of real places set in a near future scenario.
  • A game filled with people rather than monsters. This creates empathy with the game characters and enhances the realism of the game world.
  • Rich character development systems: Skills, augmentations, weapon and item selections and multiple solutions to problems ensure that no two players will end the game with similar characters.
  • Multiple solutions to problems and character development choices ensure a varied game experience. Talk, fight or use skills to get past obstacles as the game adapts itself to your style of play.
  • Strong storyline: Built on "real" conspiracy theories, current events and expected advancements in technology. If it's in the game, someone, somewhere believes

System Requirements

    Minimum: 300 MHz Pentium II or equlivalent, Windows 95/98, 64 MB RAM, DirectX 7.0a compliant 3D accelerated video card 16MB VRAM, Direct X 7.0a compliant sound card, Direct X 7.0a or higher (included), 150MB uncompressed hard drive space, Keyboard and Mouse
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61 of 61 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
42.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Where it all began. Can't believe that this was released on Windows 2000, 15 years ago! Still to this day we are gifted with excellent mods for it, currently Caustic Creative are developing a wonderful overhaul mod named Deus Ex: Revision (be sure to check it out!).

This was one of my first childhood games, I can still remember certain stealth patterns to the levels. Really good to revisit from time to time and like I mentioned, mods really revitalise an old classic. JC Denton the badass! The question is, which ending did you choose?

For those wondering, the storyline of the Deus Ex series is as follows;

2027 – Human Revolution
2029 – Mankind Divided
2052 – Deus Ex
2072 – Invisible War

So the events of the original come AFTER the events of Human Revolution.
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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Intelligent & challenging // Recommended for those looking to experience a classic

+ Absolutely tons of customization options; with such variety, few people can really boast that they have played the same game twice
+ Narrative is both mature and showcases an impressive amount of depth
+ Augmentations, also, offer great freedom in character tailoring; some are arguably more useful than others, but overall the sense of freedom inherent in this mechanic does well to complement the same freedom found throughout the rest of the game
+ Modular damage; limbs and body parts experience damage separately, and this translates competently to gameplay (eg. taking too much damage in a leg will result in poor movement)
+ The player is offered spectacular freedom in how level objectives and advancement are to be handled
+ Level design is applaudable; everything flows well from one area to another, and layouts are generally sensible
+ Soundtrack is absolutely fantastic; sets the mood, doesn't necessarily distract, and stays with you when the game is off
+ Dialogue and writing is absolutely superb; this is easily one of the better aspects of the game, and it presents well even today

- Speed/compatibility issue; this may not affect everyone, but there is an issue with compatibility on modern machines which causes overall gamespeed to increase drastically (there is a workaround, but it's something of a hassle to fix)
- Visuals and animations really show their age; these don't hold up well today, but it's not bad enough to detract from the overall experience
- Voice-acting, though it can be quite good, is a mostly underwhelming effort; some voice actors go as far as to be terrible

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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Prior to Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the success of that title, came Deus Ex, the game that started it all. Playable in 16 and 32 bit, this game shows it's age even on the higher graphical settings. More simplistic than later incarnations of the series, Deus Ex, still packs a punch as a fun and exciting game, taking you through the Deus Ex Universe. If you loved Human Revolution, you must play the Original Deus Ex, just to absorb the back story. If you are new to the series, I recommend the original Deus Ex, prior to playing the newer, later games in the series, to get the full back story. All in all, it is still a great game and there are aspects of the game that look visually amazing, such as some reflective surfaces. Still a Thumbs up.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Deus Ex has to be one of greatest games of my childhood. Why am I playing this 15 years later? Well, I always like revisiting my memories. Deus Ex was a fantastic games from developers who were not that good at the time. It's a genre defining classic. Well okay, the graphics might not be the greatest, the gun play is really bad, and the AI really acts like blind maniacs. But the idea and concept of the game was truly uncomparible to any other game at the time. One of the greatest aspect of the game is the writing. Pretty alright voice actors and you can choose what kind of sentence you want to say to a person and that can affect the game. If you do something to character, like walk into the womens bathroom, they will remember that and will mention it and even my boss told me about it. The controls are extremely clunky for todays standards and there are also a crazy amount of keys. Not very user friendly for todays standards. If these controls came out in a game in this day and age, it would spark up some controversy with some.

The health was also like no other. You have health bars for your head, torso, left and right leg, and left and right arm. This can really affect your gameplay if you've damaged a part in your body. If you damaged you leg, you would start limping. Augmentations are also really interesting. You can get a augmentation for turing invisible! As a 14 year-old at the time, I wished that seriously every game had that ability. While I was playing, I constantly thought he was a cyborg and that I was like a character from the anime "Ghost In The Shell". In that movie, the cyborgs could become invisible as well. But you can't swap out these augmentations for other ones, so you have to be careful with what you are sure you are getting. Now lets talk about the soundtrack. The soundtrack is very well composed and the person who made the soundtrack also made songs for the Unreal series. Look, this game isn't for everyone. Some people will like this and some people not. When I first played it, I found it one of the most confusing games that I've ever played and I didn't really enjoy it. But my friends knew this game as well and we would tell eachother whats most useful and what you should do and that is how we got around to finishing this game. Would I recommend this game today? Yes, if you arn't too bothered by the graphics. As for the sequel, NO! Never play it. It's as if the developers didn't know this game was going to be this great and they tried too hard to do the same thing again. And now 15 years later, I can't wait for Deus Ex: Mankind Devided. 10/10
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Deus Ex desenvolvido pela Ion Storm e dirigido pelo seu idealizador inicial, ninguém menos que Warren Spector, mente por trás de jogos como System Shock e Thief, além de vários outro títulos aclamados no currículo. Diz-se que Spector depois de desenvolver System Shock, estava cansado da temática de fantasia e ele queria algo mais contemporâneo, algo mais atual. Com isso ele teve uma ideia: porque não usar todas essas teorias da conspiração esparramadas por aí? Warren usando essas diversas teorias da conspiração criou uma amarração mirabolante entre elas, unindo tudo isso a um gameplay e dando corpo a uma criação cyberpunk de altíssimo nível, chamada Deus Ex.

Deus Ex, inicia-se colocando o jogador na pele do agente JC Denton um agente secreto da UNATCO (The United Nations Anti-Terrorist Coalition) que apesar de humano, tem capacidades especiais devido a implantes nanotecnológicos. A agência de Denton, lhe dá a missão de encontrar seu irmão Paul Denton (também agente da UNATCO), em um pier aos pés da decapitada estátua liberdade que por sua vez lhe dá seu primeiro objetivo oficial: interrogar o líder terrorista do grupo de maior ameaça a paz do momento a NSF (National Secessionist Forces) que além de ser responsável por arrancar a cabeça da estátua tomou seu interior como base. Daqui em diante sem, mais detalhes da história, pois seria uma injustiça estragar essa trama cheia de intrigas, reviravoltas e as mais diversas conspirações possíveis.

Mais Deus Ex não é só história e conspiração, outro ponto de igual destaque, é a jogabilidade incrivelmente livre e adaptável ao estilo do jogador. Apesar de ter um objetivo fixo, como o jogador irá alcançá-lo fica a critério do mesmo. Por exemplo, imagine uma porta trancada pela qual você tem que passar, ela é protegida por câmeras que ao avistarem você fazem com que uma metralhadora abra fogo contra você, além disso temos dois guardas patrulhando a porta do lado de fora. Difícil entrar? Depende de você e de suas aptidões. Você é um mestre em destrancar portas e quer evitar confronto? Então esguie-se pelas sombras e use um lockpick para abrir a porta. Você é um hacker? Hackeie um computador e faça com que as metralhadoras atirem nos guardas eliminando-os e deixando o caminho livre para que assim você possa pegar a chave de um dos corpos. Você é adepto da força bruta? Deixe um guarda inconsciente com uma pancada na nuca e pegue a chave de seu bolso tranquilamente. Além dessas temos várias outras maneiras, além de quase sempre se ter rotas alternativas.

Juntando esses elementos citados acima, com uma trilha sonora muito bem trabalhada e dublagens espetaculares, Deus Ex consegue fazer o jogador mergulhar em seu universo e se sentir realmente na pele do agente Denton.
Acho que um único ponto que pode acabar afastando alguns jogadores é justamente o ponto que fez o jogo se tornar tão aclamado que é sua história que pode ficar chata, aos menos aficionados por ficção e teorias do gênero.

Enfim, descrevi apenas alguns pontos principais do que é esse grandioso clássico, o porque dele ser um clássico, só você jogando pra entender. Deus Ex é tão complexo que e até difícil descrever. Não é nem um jogo que vale muito a pena ser destrinchado em review, afinal é o tipo de jogo que merece ser jogado no escuro, é do tipo que cada jogador merece experimentar a sua maneira, tendo o prazer de interpretar, viver, jogar, se iludir e se surpreender com cada novo ponto apresentado, com cada reviravolta, com cada conspiração e com cada conspiração dentro das conspiração.

Deus Ex é um título praticamente perfeito no que oferece em sua proposta, é um jogo que certamente não agrada a todos, mais certamente agrada a grande maioria e basta jogar um pouco pra perceber porque se tornou o clássico que é. Recomendo fortemente.

Joguem e se surpreendam.

Postado originalmente em: RPG Players
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