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Deus Ex: Human Revolution review
Exceptional
by NafaryusDestiny

Human Revolution is a blast from the recent past, and, at the risk of sounding like an old man, they don't make 'em like they used to.

The immersive sim genre doesn't get a lot of love, despite "play your way" becoming an increasingly popular mantra across all AAA games. Deus Ex takes the design philosophy of immersive sims and runs with it, creating a mostly believable immersive experience. Some enemy AI is questionable, and bossfights generally fucked up the pacing, but overall it stays on point with giving you options and an interesting world to soak in.

Gameplay: I can't comment on HR as a shooter, but as a stealth game, it's great. I never felt treated unfairly and constantly felt like I was being challenged by new scenarios. Plenty of options for lethal and nonlethal players. All augments felt useful and rewarding. Some side quests dragged a bit, but most were interesting enough.

Story and world building: unparalleled in today's gaming landscape. For 2011, it was an eerily accurate look into our future, with plenty of real world parallels. Every locale has it's own personality, and the big picture themes are relevant and thought provoking.

I'd recommend Human Revolution to fans of the Immersive Sim genre, stealth games, and cyberpunk media. Be warned, Deus Ex doesn't hold you hand and you will need to pay attention and play carefully.

Other reviews8

Still one of the best games I've played
«Blew my mind»
The faults this game does have are completely overshadowed by the mountain of quality worldbuilding and story that goes into it. You've got a variety of ways to go about your cyborg adventures in this game, and no matter what you choose it's satisfying. There's nothing better than finding your way into a hidden room, or sneaking past an encounter with some special skill.
«Blew my mind»
«Just one more turn»
I haven't finished it yet, but I'm almost at the end and formed my opinion already. This game is highly overrated and simply boring. The story is shallow, the main character a bad cliché, the gameplay repetitive, the world feels lifeless and narrow. Yes, you can actually decide how you want to solve the current quest (mostly), but this feature doesn't really help the game.
To be honest, I'm not one, who easyly gives up on a game. I really gave Deus Ex: Human Revolution every chance, but evena after a half year break, because I couldn't stand it anymore, I have quite the trouble finishing it without instandly quitting and uninstalling it.
I really would like to like this game, but I can't. I simply can't.

2/5
«Boooring»
«Game over at last!»
A Great World & Atmosphere , Grabbing Story , Amazing Gameplay where you can play the way you want.
I Recommend this game for anyone who likes stealth or rpg or action game or game where you can chose your own way in the story
«Blew my mind»
CLASSIC
«OST on repeat»
get the directors cut
I've never asked for this...