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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (2,454 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 22, 2000

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The Deus Ex Collection includes the complete library of Deus Ex titles ever released for PC, including the Game of the Year Edition of the original masterpiece, as well as the Director's Cut version of the applauded Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

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Includes 85 items: Battlestations Pacific, Battlestations: Midway, Blood Omen 2: Legacy of Kain, Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition, Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut, Deus Ex: Invisible War, Deus Ex: The Fall, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman: Absolution: Agency HX UMP, Hitman: Absolution: Agency Jagd P22G, Hitman: Absolution: Agency SPS 12, Hitman: Absolution: Bartoli Custom Gun, Hitman: Absolution: Bronson M1928 Gun, Hitman: Absolution: Deus Ex (Adam Jensen) Disguise, Hitman: Absolution: Deus Ex (Adam Jensen) Handgun, Hitman: Absolution: High Roller Disguise, Hitman: Absolution: High Tech Disguise, Hitman: Absolution: Krugermeier 2-2 Gun, Hitman: Absolution: Public Enemy Disguise, Hitman: Absolution™, Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Codename 47, Hitman: Contracts, Just Cause, Just Cause 2, Just Cause 2 - Black Market Boom Pack DLC, Just Cause 2: Agency Hovercraft, Just Cause 2: Black Market Aerial Pack DLC, Just Cause 2: Bull's Eye Assault Rifle, Just Cause 2: Chevalier Classic, Just Cause 2: Monster Truck DLC, Just Cause 2: Rico's Signature Gun DLC, Kane & Lynch 2: Alliance Weapon Pack, Kane & Lynch 2: Multiplayer Masks Pack, Kane & Lynch 2: The Doggie Bag, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, Kane and Lynch: Dead Men™, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Lara Croft GoL: All the Trappings - Challenge Pack 1, Lara Croft GoL: Hazardous Reunion - Challenge Pack 3, Lara Croft GoL: Raziel and Kain Character Pack, Lara Croft GoL: Things that Go Boom - Challenge Pack 2, Legacy of Kain: Defiance, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2, Thief, THIEF DLC: Booster Pack - Ghost, THIEF DLC: Booster Pack - Opportunist, THIEF DLC: Booster Pack - Predator, THIEF DLC: The Forsaken - Challenge Map, Thief: Deadly Shadows, THIEF: The Bank Heist, Thief™ Gold, Thief™ II: The Metal Age, Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider I, Tomb Raider II, Tomb Raider III, Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation, Tomb Raider V: Chronicles, Tomb Raider VI: The Angel of Darkness, Tomb Raider: 1939 Multiplayer Map Pack, Tomb Raider: Agency SPS 12, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, Tomb Raider: Aviatrix Skin, Tomb Raider: Caves and Cliffs Multiplayer Map Pack, Tomb Raider: Demolition Skin, Tomb Raider: Fisherman, Tomb Raider: Guerilla Skin, Tomb Raider: Hunter Skin, Tomb Raider: HX AP-15, Tomb Raider: JAGD P22G, Tomb Raider: Legend, Tomb Raider: M590 12ga, Tomb Raider: Mountaineer Skin, Tomb Raider: Scavenger Bandit, Tomb Raider: Scavenger Executioner, Tomb Raider: Scavenger Scout, Tomb Raider: Shanty Town, Tomb Raider: Shipwrecked Multiplayer Map Pack, Tomb Raider: Silverballer, Tomb Raider: STG 58 Elite, Tomb Raider: Sure-Shot Skin, Tomb Raider: Tomb of the Lost Adventurer, Tomb Raider: Underworld

 

Recommended By Curators

"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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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
191 of 200 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Deus Ex is one of the Greatest Games i've ever played. And I remember when space invaders came out!

You are doing yourself a terrible disservice by not trying out this game, even though by todays standards the graphaics may lack.. but the substance, and the depth and ambiance is there.

Dont let my lack of play time on steam fool you. I still have my original ISO and its installed on my laptop.
I purchased this game just in case.. and also so i could write a review of this game.


I can honestly say I will never; not be able to run this game. Even if it means keeping a relic of a pc around 50 years from now just so i can fire this game up on occasion and play it, I will do just that.

Cheers.

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157 of 172 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
428.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
Literally the best PC game of all time. Not a single other game even approach it's depth of story and immersion.
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72 of 82 people (88%) found this review helpful
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
Possibly the best PC game of all time.
Definitely one of the best stealth/action RPGs on the PC.
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54 of 57 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
93.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, INSTALL A MAP PATCH BEFORE YOU PLAY THE GAME! The GOTY Edition has older editions of the maps due to an archiving error at Ion Storm. There is an unofficial patch to restore the maps to the correct versions which fixes many things. Without it, many pathways are missing, bugs unfixed, and an entire ending looks like crap.
http://www.dxm.be/navigator.php5?lang=en&content=202

Deus Ex was a pioneer in the action RPG genre. It manages to tell a great story without ever forcing the story in the way of gameplay. There's a few unoficial patches that let you run this game better on modern PC's. There's a lot of good mods for this game, which is really good.

GAMEPLAY:
Deus Ex's gameplay has aged a bit, although it's still very fun. Most notably, the game has a level of interactivity that has rarely been reached even by modern titles. The game isn't very linear, it more or less just nudges you in the right direction. The first few missions are kind of slow, so don't quit before you complete them. Pretty much all of the maps are large and expansive and have tons of items, enemies, and unique NPC's scattered around. There's a huge level of interactivity in the game world, which was a big selling point when this game came out. You have a variety of skills in the game that you can upgrade. You gain skill points by completing objectives or discovering hidden areas. You can also get "augmentations" to give your character new and unique abilities. Some people say that the shooting gameplay has aged - if that applies to you, update your weapon skills. It makes a huge difference.
(You may want to install Shifter or Biomod to improve the gameplay, although I prefer the original.)

PRESENTATION:
The graphics weren't paticularly amazing for the time (they weren't bad, either), but it manages to use what they had to create a wonderful atmosphere. They depict many run-down decrepit buildings littered with homeless, sick people to show a country on the edge of collapse. The music is great and really adds to the atmosphere. Every location has it's own unique soundtrack that fits great and adapts to what you are currently doing. This game has full voice acting along with tons of unique characters, so the voice acting quality will vary. All main characters will have at least decent voice acting.
(If you want to augment your graphics even further, install the D3D10 renderer and New Vision)

STORY: (Don't worry, I'm not spoiling anything):
Deus Ex takes place in a cyberpunk vision of the world where high-tech prosthetics and transhuman augmentations are commonplace. You are introduced to a memorable cast of characters. A great thing they do with their characters is that they take care in reminding you that they are still human beings and not just targets or objectives. It's all about uncovering ancient secrets and it's pretty cool in this aspect.

It's story was great for the time - and even today it is rarely equaled in the philosophical depth it has. The gameplay was revolutionary, blending shooting and RPG elements. In summary, I'd definitely recommend this - it's a truly classic game.
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59 of 66 people (89%) found this review helpful
59.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
Pretty much objectively one of the best games of all time. Nearly every aspect of this game has aged very well. The plot is engaging and intelligent. The gameplay allows you to approach nearly any situation in nearly any way you wish and the levels are so damn big and well designed that you will often find all sorts of alternate ways to do things each time you play.

For that matter there are so many little things and side missions you can find in the game that it is almost always worth exploring everywhere that you can. Not to mention that the game WILL reward you for exploring.

Building a character is so much fun and there are so many things that you can specialize in and it will change the way you play the game in very significant ways.

The story is very malleable and you can pretty much do anything you want and rather then giving you a "MISSION FAILED" thing when you kill a story important character the game will mold to your actions.

The Music is awesome and really captures the atmosphere of the game.

Pretty much the only two things I could imagine somebody objecting to would be the graphics and voice acting. Which sure, I mean the graphics ARE pretty ugly but if such an old game having bad graphics bothers you so much then you can easily download some graphics mods to make the game much more paletable for you. (As a side note this game has a pretty decent modding community you should check out.)

And while the voice acting can be pretty bad it (thankfully) is the funny kind of bad so you shouldnt be bothered too much by it.
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77 of 94 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
This game is Augmented. 11/10
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48 of 52 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
For me, the best game ever made.

Origionally played a pirate copy when it was first released back in 2000 just for something to do one night. I've then gone on to purchase the game maybe 3-4 times.

Completed the game so many times with every ending possible and I even have the soundtrack to the game on my phone. I can't remember the last game ive actually wanted to complete recently let alone several times.

The story line is absolutely fantastic, something games developers just dont seem to spend time on these days *cough* Destiny *cough* ...but also, the sheer volume in detail, there are so many hidden extras...like the Majestic 12 base hidden in the sewers in NYC. Modern games would have shipped that as DLC and it took me 3-4 play throughs to discover it.

One of the first games to offer a non linear play through, it gave you options on different ways to storm a building and even tested your morality by giving you the choice to kill or spare. I remember being amazed by being told off by your in game boss for going in the girls toilets for a quick sniff around, who would bother to code little things in like that these days?

Graphics are terrible now I admit, but pick yourself up a HD pack along with a copy of xpadder for joypad use and you'll quickly discover just how much you've been ripped off the last time you spunked 40-50 bucks on the latest console game.
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69 of 86 people (80%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
This truly is the Citizen Kane of video games.
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35 of 38 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
36.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Fantastic game had a great time playing this, really puts into perspective how modern games hold your hand.
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30 of 31 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.7 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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77 of 109 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
jc,








a bomb
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43 of 56 people (77%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
I reinstalled it.
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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81 of 126 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
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25 of 32 people (78%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
One of the best PC games of all time, if not the best.
If you like RPG's this one is a game you must play.

Great engaging story, pretty difficult game but not owerwhelming.
Graphics are maybe a bit dated, but when you get into the story, you wont pay any attention to the graphics.

(If you do play this game and like it and you want to play the other Deus Ex games. Skip Invisible Wars!)
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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13 of 15 people (87%) 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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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 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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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
84.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
Extremely entertaining stealth and sniping gameplay that is negligibly marred by the suspension-of-disbelief-shattering stupidity of the guards. The shooting is atrocious and the guns are boring, but interestingly enough, on high difficulty (where open gunfighting is non-viable regardless) this isn't even apparent. The story is so conspiracy-theory laden as to be comical, but merits a mention as an interesting cyberpunk tale.
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22 of 34 people (65%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
Old classic fps! me likey!
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