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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April 8

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided



Hey everyone!

We are extremely proud and excited to present you today with the announcement trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which is coming soon on PC. Switch off the lights, turn up the volume and make sure to watch it in full screen and 1080p!

Watch it on the Steam page.

Let us know what you think so far – we're looking forward to reading your comments. Thanks for your support!

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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
Helpful customer reviews
111 of 121 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Deus Ex: Awesome
Deus Ex Invisible War: What a shame
Deus Ex Human Revolution: Awesome
Deus Ex The Fall: I never asked for this
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99 of 109 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Went to the ladies restroom for fun,
A lady caught me and told she would report me,
I thought she was kidding,
But she was not, she reported.
Had to hear an earful from my boss Manderly,
infront of my brother,
was embarassed of myself :(
Would not go to the ladies restroom again...

11/10
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38 of 43 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
If Steam was Deus Ex...

- I could write this review through the front door, guns blazing.
- I could write this review descending through the rafters of the roof.
- I could write this review while snaking around through air vents.
- I could write this review while picking off targets at a distance.
- I could write this review while slinking around, performing non-lethal takedowns.
- I could write this review while wiring the security systems to turn on my enemies.

I had to go this far back in time to get a game that really understands what choice, flexibility, and options are in a video game... what a shame.
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47 of 61 people (77%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
151.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
All I wanted from this game was orange, but it gave me lemon-lime.
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34 of 41 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
98.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
I defeated the U.N, aliens, and the Illuminati using a can of pepper spray and a light-up sword.

10/10
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Every PC Gamer should own Deus Ex.

Though the game is in an FPS look, it is really an RPG. The amount of choices that you can make during the game, make you question its' age. You can play with stealth, action, or somewhere in between, and that is what makes this game great. The mechanics of the game are what make people come back to it again and again.
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
One of the greatest games of all time. Definitely worth a new playthrough with mods in 20XX.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
57.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Whoa, what a game. Here's a review from someone who's never played the game before a week ago, and I have to say it's still worthy of all the praise it gets.

In short:
Good
+ Biggest plus is the story, still relevant maybe even more so today.
+ Took me over 30 hours to beat on Normal difficulty and only 1 ending.
+ Gameplay. Surpringly smooth platforming and stealth mechanics. Feels good to change playstyles.
+ Best level design in a single player FPS I might have ever seen. Lots of places to explore and secrets to find for an FPS, even by todays standard.
+ Figuring out certain problems actually requires you to use your brain instead of quest arrows pointing the way you have to go and telling you exactly what you have to do.
+ Completing objectives the way you want to feels AWESOME. You really feel satisfied after completing a mission.
+ Even though the graphics have aged, the voice-acting and sound-effects are still great! (explosions are LOUD) A bit quirky and stereotypical at times, but still endearing and engaging. It really grew on me after a while.

Not-So-Good:
- Controls might be too complex if you're not used to old single player games with lots of buttons and menus. I got used to it though.
- Certain sections might be frustrating. Be prepared to die a lot to find out exactly what to do or what path to take for optimal survival.
- The graphics haven't aged great and you need to get used to it before you start to see all the details like what grates you can or can't open, which buttons to push etc. etc.
- Personally not a fan of some of the RPG-elements. You shoot guns as if you're drunk with parkinsons in the early game, which is annoying.
- You might want to play through it in one go because of the crazy storyline, but the game is LONG so you're forced to take your time with this game. Might actually be a good thing though! Expect it to be far easier after your first playthrough though.

So basically Deus Ex is a fantastic game for any one who enjoys single-player, story-driven games and can overlook some of the elements that haven't aged well. There is enough action for any FPS lover so I recommend it to any one who has enjoyed games like Half-Life 2 or the more recent Fallout games. So put this game on your wishlist and buy it ASAP! This truly is one of the classics every video game fanatic should have played at least once!
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Pre-Release Review
I played through this game fully back in the day when it originally launched, and I lost myself in it. Whilst the game hasn't aged well visually, and the voice acting is terrible, the amount of freedom afforded to the player to make decisions is still impressive. The feeling of reactivity and decision on the player is quite exhilerating, especially as the game goes on and decisions have further reaching impact.

The opening can feel clumsy, but as you realise how immersive the level of reaction can be, and the opportunities you have to make meaningful decisions, the game really comes to life. The endings lack a little impact due to how they are presented, but the journey to making those decisions is worth the investment, the game is a true classic. It's a shame most games since have focused more on narrative and mechanics as separate elements, rather than blending decisions into meaningful influences on the game (as an aside, I think the closest to achieve this other than Deus Ex is Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines).

Whilst Deus Ex: Human Revolution never lived up to the freedom and openness and impact that the original set in place, the two slot together beautfully lore-wise, so if you've played one and not the other, I'd highly recommend them both.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
game of the year pfft more like game of the century
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
34.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Stick with the prod, prod with the prod.
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Old men, running the world.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
The ambience, the environment itself, the sensations I felt when I picked it up for the first time were...inefable. Okay this game is so great because some guys from Looking Glass (the dev team behind SS2, that is System Shock 2) decided to make another great game.

It is pretty similar to SS2 in a variety of ways:
-inventory
-Role-Playing-Game features are almost alike
-weapons are almost alike too

There is something more:
-talking with other people will help you get through a lot of troubles
-there is some simple Stealth mechanic which makes the game more interesting
-non-linearity makes replaybility feasible
-deep reasonings around philosophical concepts (not too much I assure you and they are not unnecessarily mind-bogglingly complicated as Hegel)

This game talks about how humans modified their bodies to become more powerful through cyber implants. This shifted human potential limitessly. You are the newest model: a genetic enhanced human being. Someone is hiding something, but for the moment you are safe. Watch your back Agent, for lots of issues lie up ahead.

There is the DeusEx Editor if you wish to spend some time building your own levels.

In short:
I recommend this game because it is a must have in the FPS-RPG hybrid genres. I consider this game as the indirect offspring of SS2 and because it is a lot more deep than most games nowadays, I want you to consider this tiny review with a great deal of care.

Thanks for reading.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
I wanted orange; it gave me lemon lime.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Best game I've ever played, and what's more it's coming true...
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
45.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
This is one of the best games ever made, I never got to play it when it was first released, so i bought it in the Square Enix titles sale, because i heard alot of good things about Deus Ex. Was Deus Ex that good? YES Yes, Yes, Yes. It was even better than I expected
*Spoilers Ahead*
Deus Ex drives you into a futuristic dystopian world, where you find out that the government is corrupt, that UNATCO (The organization that you worked for) is corrupt too and that they are working with different organizations that hide the vaccine to the plague from the civilians, one of those groups, Majestic 12, is doing experiments with humans and animals, and other terrifying experiments.
In Deus Ex you change sides from the UNATCO to the NSF, Illuminati, Triads and the Silhouette. Turns out your brother, Paul Denton, worked for those organizations, and you have to the option to follow him or not, and later in the game you will have to make a critical decision if Paul lives, or dies. The more you advance and play the game, the deeper you go into the conspiracy.
The Atmosphere in Deus Ex is just simply amazing, despite the old graphics (which i dont really care about, i dont play games for their graphics) it feels like you are really trying to find out the truth in a dystopian world, and the awesome music is done by a musical genious, Alexander Brandon, who also made soundtracks for Jazz Jackrabbit 2, Unreal Tournament, Unreal, and many more games.
By the way, this game predicted 9/11... when you start the game... you should notice.

Deus Ex: Game of the year Edition is a masterpiece. Everyone should play it.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Nano-augmented agents will often encounter stress created by resentment among
fellow agents, particularly those who have been mechanically augmented.
In an effort to secure freedom and liberty for those under their protection,
many UNATCO agents have chosen to sacrifice social acceptance for mission
performance by surgically replacing limbs and organs with mechanically or
electronically enhanced equivalents. But your nano-augmentations points the way
to the future: thousands of microscopic, living, organic machines that exist in
symbiosis with your body.

Because such augmentations create only minimal disfigurement, they are likely to
be a source of friction between you and other mechanically augmented agents --
but it is important to understand that UNATCO is an organization where
individuals must act in concert. Each is important to the whole, and mutual
understanding is essential to teams comprised of diverse human and augmented
agents.

If you have any further questions or wish to discuss these issues, please feel
free to send email to CarverEschells\\UNATCO.4352.768 to make an appointment.

And welcome to UNATCO, agent.

[Approximate hours spent since February 2001: 800-1500h+?]
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
This game is truly is a masterpiece in terms of everything a game has to offer.

With a dynamic storyline, excellent gameplay, and a diverse cast of characters. Not to mention with a beautiful soundtrack to accompany this game and lastly a well in-depth tutorial for players to easily understand. This game offers multiplayer for those curious enough (not sure if it's dead or still active).

The only grip with this game but is easily fixed is the mouse senstivity and also when the game registers your PC in terms of what performance it should play on. Make sure you set them low when your in-game.

One more thing don't play this game for very long you will feel dizzy and almost sick to your stomach. This is just a health concern and not an actual negative, just a caution.

I highly recommend this game. So if you want a game with a dynamic storyline, characters, a worlds mythos and excellent gameplay get this game now.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
111.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
One of the greatest video games ever made, and that is no exaggeration. A fine blend of stealth, rpg, and fps make this a fantastic experience from beginning to end.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
60.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
this game can be a little hard to get into if you're not used to older pc games, it took me multiple attempts to finally be able to enjoy it but god i'm so glad i did. this game is beyond great. the amount of work put into letting the player do whatever they want to complete objectives is at times astounding, and there will be plenty of moments where you're taken aback at just how in depth it gets. this game also isn't afraid to delve into and discuss openly the themes and ideas its world evokes, and they make for some incredibly philosophical discussions between players.

a lot of games in the past five years have claimed that ~every decision matters~ but this game, a 15 year old game, is the only game where i feel like i can say with complete certainty and honesty, that every decision matters
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