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 (2,049 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 87 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, Nosgoth, Nosgoth - Veteran Pack, Thief, THIEF DLC: Booster Pack - Ghost, THIEF DLC: Booster Pack - Opportunist, THIEF DLC: Booster Pack - Predator, THIEF DLC: The Forsaken - Challenge Map, Thief™ Gold, Thief™ II: The Metal Age, Thief: Deadly Shadows, THIEF: The Bank Heist, 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

 

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"Classic FPS with RPG elements, but its driving force is letting you make choices and then reacting accordingly, bending the story to your actions."

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
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
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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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
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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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
59.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
36.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Fantastic game had a great time playing this, really puts into perspective how modern games hold your hand.
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25 of 42 people (60%) found this review helpful
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
155.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
One of the best video games I have ever played. Well-designed and innovative RPG Shooter with a great storyline, twists and turns, multiple endings, still reasonably good graphics and brilliant writing, especially political dialogue and monologue. A MUST for the intellectual gamer.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
This truly is the Citizen Kane of video games.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
The sort of game that even a decade after it's release almost 'Warrens' a yearly playthrough.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
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 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Walked through a vacuum and it exploded

10/10
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
29.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Do you have a single fact to back that up?
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
52.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
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. You may want to install a few patches to fix some of the relatively minor problems. I would definitely reccomend this to libertarian gamers, conspiracy junkies, or just people who like classic video games.

GAMEPLAY:
Deus Ex's gameplay has aged a bit, although it's still very fun. 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 quite 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. 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 has aged, but in reality that's only if you refuse to upgrade your weapon skills. The game has a few bugs, but the gameplay easily outshines this. You can also get some of various patches to fix it.
(You may want to install Shifter or Biomod to update 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 music that fits perfectly. The music dynamically 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. However, most main characters have pretty good and fitting voice acting.
(You should definitely install a D3D 10 renderer. If you want to augment your graphics even further, get New Vision, HDTP, and if you chose to install the D3D 10 renderer, you can put SweetFX to add bloom and other modern visual effects.)

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. As you progress through the game, you begin uncovering conspiracies of all kinds and you get a great feeling once you've uncovered some of the awesome secrets. The game is all about learning the stuff "they" don't want you to know.

I'd definitely reccomend this game, it's probably one of my favorites!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
271.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
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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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
40.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
best pc game ever and one of the best videogames of all time, nuff said
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7 of 17 people (41%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
More like gay sex amirite guys
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1 of 17 people (6%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
There are layers and layers of good things to be honest. This game is great for its time, it is a masterpiece for its time.

It's a fantastic game that just hasn't aged well in my opinion. It feels clunky, slow and ugly.
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0 of 18 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Not my kind of game it looks like crap for it time it was made
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4 of 45 people (9%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
To dated for me to see what all the nostalgia is about.
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1 of 38 people (3%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Not as great as I was expecting it to be. Gameplay is splotchy with intermittent periods of lag, controls are weird, and the gameplay is slow and rather boring. Not worth the hype.
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