Deus Ex: Human Revolution ships 2 million

Square Enix's latest sci-fi action game hits sell-in milestone; Japanese launch expected next month.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution paints a grim picture of a dystopian future, but the present is looking pretty swell for the Square Enix action game. Yesterday, the industry-tracking NPD Group declared it the best-selling game of August at US retail, which was followed up by the publisher today announcing that it has shipped 2 million copies of Deus Ex worldwide.

Square Enix asked for this.

It has been just over two weeks since the game launched in North America, Europe, and other PAL territories. Still more shipments are in the cards, as Deus Ex is scheduled to debut in Japan next month.

For Human Revolution, developer Eidos Montreal said it wanted to stay true to the spirit of the original Deus Ex, allowing players to choose their own approach to each level. Depending on the augmentations players choose, they can go through each part of the game with a focus on combat, stealth, hacking, or even social interactions.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

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shawn7324
shawn7324

Great games sell good & this is a great game.

Arch-Stanton
Arch-Stanton

@Jedilink109 Most people would consider themselves poor if the could not pay rent , food,bills or go to college not buy games :-/ .I'm not flushed with cash either and buy from cheap oversea sellers from UK or India on ebay.($80 at EBgames (Gamestop) here for standard Dues Ex got Limited Ed for $35 posted from UK).2nd hand is good but the corporates have been doing a good job at killing the 2nd market with PC games.Good luck with your studies :)

Arch-Stanton
Arch-Stanton

@KoolzKatz Back in saddle is one of the very first quest ??? The poster is in Pritchards Office.Another 2 easter eggs I found where women looking through rubbish bin near Sarif offices looks and sounds like Queen Latifah, (talk and give her red devil beer or credits).2nd E/E when I climb on to a rooftop the background music started playing the Terminator title music. (Can't remember loc but it was in Detroit).Another guy mentioned (@Spahettificator) Iron Maiden E/E , missed it ,not a fan.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

@Arch-Stanton Haha, that's exactly what I've been doing. And I've been collecting games since before I was 12 man. :P I'm just playing through the games I have now although I DID buy the Fallout 3 GOTY for PC the other night...but before that I can't even remember the last game I'd bought. :P

pidow
pidow

This is my third time playing the game...I just love it!. Should be in the running for GOTY.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Beat it a few times, loved the game

KoolzKatz
KoolzKatz

@Arch-Stanton I havent done back in the saddle quest yet but I was wondering where that Final Fantasy 27 poster was. I ll keep my eye out for it

Arch-Stanton
Arch-Stanton

@Jedilink109 Thats still a hell of a lot games if you started at say 12 yr and your now 22-24 on your final yr.Keep to your studies and play it when your finnished or you can just play the ones you got. I could send you my one (PC) when i finnish it but the corporates put a stop to that.

LJELLZ
LJELLZ

Ordered this cant wait til it arrives!

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

@Arch-Stanton I've bought all the games I own over the course of MY LIFE, not the past couple years... And I'm poor because I make minimum wage. However, I'm almost finished with college and should hopefully start making more soon. :D

grungeman91
grungeman91

Loved the Cyberpunk atmosphere and story, Much props to guys who made this at Eidos and Square.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

BUY THIS GAME!!!! Awesome!! By far one of the best games to have come out in a long long time :D

Arch-Stanton
Arch-Stanton

@AmnesiaHaze If your having problems at the police stn,your going to get your arse kicked badly on the 1st boss fight.Read some walkthroughs to help you play, use stealth takedowns etc

AmnesiaHaze
AmnesiaHaze

@zev: yeah i know , but they are already pissed off and wont let me go like that cause i already killed half of their staff :D , if i dont make it out , i'll try to restart the game and try to play differently

Zevvion
Zevvion

@AmnesiaHaze You don't need ammo and just go stealth then. No one will shoot at you. It's not a shooter you know.

subzero300
subzero300

Fantastic - this is truly an augmen-tious occasion

smellyfeet
smellyfeet

excellent reboot of the franchise

AmnesiaHaze
AmnesiaHaze

its a awesome game , but too hard almost frustrating , im stuck at the beginning in the police station with no ammo and i die all the time cause everyone is shooting at me :D hope i'll make it though that part somehow

Spahettificator
Spahettificator

I think my favourite easter egg in the game has got to be the hooker called Charlotte. If you don't get it then you need to listen to more Iron Maiden.

Arch-Stanton
Arch-Stanton

@God_Emporer I love the game but I don't suffer boredom coma's.Why are you on the Dues Ex posts if your so bored with game?? @??? (voting down my post) Sorry Micheal Kretan fan.

meluvulongtime8
meluvulongtime8

Just ordered a copy today on Amazon $35 brand spanking new :D

God_Emporer
God_Emporer

In related news, 2 million gamers fall into boredom comas.

Frost71
Frost71

Wonderful game! Enjoyed every second of it. Worth every penny.

G1Ga-B1T3
G1Ga-B1T3

Good news. Hope this means the franchise can continue in its rebooted form...... I love this game as much as the first.

jedikevin2
jedikevin2

Wonder how many copies its sold all together on all platforms.

rohanthedreamer
rohanthedreamer

this game deserves every bit of the praise its getting....

Arch-Stanton
Arch-Stanton

@KoolzKatz Ahh, yes the Cold Response,I got that too.Did you find the Final Fantasy 27 poster in Back In The Saddle Quest ? @gamer_serious Don't leave a space between @ and the name other wise it won't ping me. Loved Arkham Asylum game but not a fan of the movies especially the ones with Micheal Keaton.

gamer_serious
gamer_serious

Very impressive, and well worth it.@ Arch-Stanton, yes, definitely Jensen sounds like Eastwood, gravelly and deep voice, but a bit monotone like Christian Bale's Batman as well

KoolzKatz
KoolzKatz

@Arch-Stanton hehe theres also a side quest in Detroit in the beginning where an NPC refers to Jensen as Dirty Harry because of my response.

Arch-Stanton
Arch-Stanton

Is it just me but Jensen voice sounds very similar to Clint Eastwood and his character acts like Dirty Harry, one of my favourites movies. Dirty Harry (1971) with Clint Eastwood

Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

Good on them, this game is a bit of a return to form after the weirdness that was Invisible War, could have done without the boss battles in their current form though.

lsw3638
lsw3638

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DrLobotomy
DrLobotomy

This is great news, the Deus Ex franchise is now alive and well, SquareEnix has a franchise that isn't a jRPG and we can all look forward to more cyberpunk conspiracy games in which we can go from intense firefights against cyborgs to hacking our way into security systems then head into an alley and kill a hobo by throwing a dumpster at him.

gdttek
gdttek

Excellent...One of the best games this year and personally one of my favorites of all time...Loyal to the Deus Ex spirit , great and compelling story , you just can't stop playing it...And of course , you can play it the way YOU like , using stealth or an all-out attack...I think now that Thief 4 , the next game from Eidos Montreal , will be equally awesome...

ioannisdenton
ioannisdenton

Best game this gen. period. haters who flame this and say this is not like deus ex 1 are so wrong. Eidos montreal i hope you Earn a lot of money, you deserve it, hopefully you ll give us Another deusex or even Thief

Brokenhope69
Brokenhope69

Pre-ordered augmented edition and picked up day 1. Best game so far this year next to Catherine, Portal 2, L.A. Noire and Dragon Age II.

zidan4000
zidan4000

@CTBradums um , dude , square enix is only publishing this game , you are giving credit to the wrong people, the ones who made this game are Eidos Montreal.

_Witchunter_
_Witchunter_

Extraordinary game. Except for boss fights, they just don't fit in, especially if you're playing stealth from beginning. Other than that, the game is a killer!

Carpe_Noctum
Carpe_Noctum

Killer game, very addicting and much better then I thought it was going to be. Hope this means another game will be made in the next couple of years.

CTBradums
CTBradums

As much as Square-Enix has disappointed me in recent years (read: "a lot"), this is a well-made title that they should be proud to have their name on. The game was kinda short, but it was well-thought out and the story had some interesting philosophical undertones to it that made you think.