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!

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Deus Ex Mankind Divided announced!

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 209 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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92 of 95 people (97%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
107.4 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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69 of 74 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.6 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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64 of 67 people (96%) found this review helpful
5 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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65 of 73 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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47 of 64 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
I reinstalled it.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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32 of 43 people (74%) 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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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
6 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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15 of 18 people (83%) 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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9 of 9 people (100%) 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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10 of 11 people (91%) 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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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
40.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Old men, running the world.
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8 of 8 people (100%) 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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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
The sort of game that even a decade after it's release almost 'Warrens' a yearly playthrough.
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7 of 7 people (100%) 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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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
Even though the graphics aren't the best, the story and gameplay make up for this game.
10/10, i liked it
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6 of 6 people (100%) 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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6 of 6 people (100%) 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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8 of 10 people (80%) 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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