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 (1,985 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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"While it's graphics and gameplay seem dated (it's 14 years old), the story is still one of the best choice driven cyberpunk tales in gaming."

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
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
This is a masterpiece!
Great game with interesting story and gameplay.
Even so many years later, gladly, you can plunge into this world of cyberpunk.
GOTY 10/10
Posted: September 29
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Old classic fps! me likey!
Posted: October 12
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.1 hrs on record
I jumped on an innocent dog and it died.
Posted: October 9
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Hark, listen to me well, for I have a harrowing tale from times long past, a story of man versus machine, a tale of tragedy, but above all, a parable for the modern age!

The advent of the spinning jenny and the Jacquard loom spelt the end for a simple way of life, as well as the death of the working man; united under the banner of long lost King Ludd these men of industry attempted to retake their lives from the machines that had stolen them, but twas no hope for these souls! Alas, alas they lost! Weep for these lost souls, these many homeless, swept into the great dustbin of history!

Deus Ex re-imagines the Luddite movement and brings it forward into a more modern context. In it, you play J.C. Denton, a man who finds himself leading the revolution against the neo-spinning jennys and the cyber-Jacquard looms, advanced textile machines that use cutting edge nanotechnology to greatly improve the output of the textile mills of Neo-England. Can you stop the so-called "God Machine" from kickstarting a second neo-cyber-Industrial Revolution after the Second Napoleonic War?
Posted: September 30
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
57.4 hrs on record
What a shame
Best RPG of all time for me
10/10
Posted: September 28
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
I can't get past the first level
Posted: October 7
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Even if you're not a fan of conspiracy theories and cyberpunk, you should play Deus Ex. It's a game, no, it's a journey that everyone should experience. It masterfully combines FPS and RPG elements backed by captivating story and excellent gameplay. It really is a true classic. Deus Ex gets bonus points for giving players a choice of how to approach missions. You can get the job done the stealth way or going in guns blazing, it's up to you.
Posted: October 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.5 hrs on record
I shouldn't have to tell you that this game is absolutely bloody lovely regardless of its wonky late-nineties sensibilities. She's a child of her era, GRANDDAD, and don't you hold her down for wearing a trenchcoat and shades and bopping to Corey Hart!

Brilliant FPSRPG with literally the greatest villains of all time. Honestly, if you don't love Simons and Page's voices then you are not a human bean.
Posted: October 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Great classic. I'd love to see a entirely new Remake, like what they did with Oddworld: New 'n'Tasty! Recommended.

Score: 8.8 - Much Recommend. Such Good.
Posted: September 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.0 hrs on record
Cool game.
Posted: September 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
84.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
55.3 hrs on record
A fun game about leveling up your phallus and killing Bob Dole at the end. All in all 10/10.
Posted: October 13
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1 of 11 people (9%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
This game is a joke!!! I have found to many game breaking bugs in the hour i played it. One for example when you die and restart i still have all the items i had when i died but cant use them. Targeting is bull having time based aiming!
Posted: October 7
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3 of 30 people (10%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
This whole game is an epic fail ~_~ Worst VA in my life, boring plot, no character development, etc etc... Don't waste your time, try Bastion instead.
Posted: September 28
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1 of 26 people (4%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Wow, another FPS! When will people learn that all FPS games are frickin' garbage? The game is too dark, the game is like Minecraft, the game is uncontrollable, and the urban setting is for frickin' fricks and has Goth punks. Deus Ex just gets a negative 30,000 out of 10, okay?
Posted: September 30
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0 of 24 people (0%) found this review helpful
36.8 hrs on record
One of the worst games I've ever played. This game is hopelessly outdated.
Posted: September 30
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0 of 24 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
kinda boring
Posted: October 2
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29.7 hrs on record
10/10

Would spill my drink again.
Posted: September 28
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11.4 hrs on record
"BRB Reinstalling"

Now that's out of the way, there are some games you owe it to yourself to play, whether it's because of their quality or how they changed gaming forever. Deus Ex is a little of both, and at the time of this writing it's $6.99.

So go play it.
Posted: September 28
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