Step into a future ruled by technology and put the faith of the world in your hands
Set in the year 2027 the world is in revolution over augmentations. A human uprising has risen against the use of human modifications. You play the role of Adam Jensen, a former SWAT commander and now private security specialist hired to protect scientists at an augmentation company known as Sarif Industries. After one fateful night your life has changed and you will find yourself in every corner of the world searching for the truth.
The game offers the players different styles of approach towards gameplay.
Do you want to use stealth to sneak past your enemies or do you feel like unleashing unforgiving fury with bullets and explosives. Levels also include more than one way to get past with hidden vents and way paths that may be accessible providing you have the right upgrades but sometimes you just have to be a little creative like stacking boxes to reach to certain area. Upon completing missions and various other activities you will gain XP which in return once you earn enough you can acquire a praxis kit which can be used to unlock new upgrades such as seeing through walls or upgrading your shooting skills. Guns can also be upgraded. Depending on how you've upgrade your characters may affect how certain missions can be approached. If you need to stock up on firepower you'll find plenty of weapon dealers around providing you have the right credit. You'll find yourself sneaking past security cameras, gun turrets, lasers and a lot of the time you will be hacking into computers or door panels to gain access. If you have the right upgrade you can even hack into turrets and turn them on the enemy leaving you a clear path full of dead bodies. Theres a wide range of equipment that will become available such grenades, mines, flashbangs, gas grenades and even emps. Fire extinguishers can be used as weapon or even a trap so theres plenty of ways to play the level.
The bread and butter of the game is really stealth but due to the silly AI a lot of the time the game is just plain easy but if you decide to go for all out warfare the enemies won't be so easy to get past and they'll shut you down fast.
Boss fights can be easily defeated in seconds with the right method making it a little bit of a let down but none the less it has a great story line that will keep you playing and wanting to know, slowly falling in love with the world of Deus Ex.
The scenery and atmosphere of game (always being set at night) gives the game a wonderful futuristic feel and if you're a fan of this type of genre Deus Ex is definitely worth the try. The equipment and levels are well designed in keeping in mix with being futuristic and old. The guns are beautifully designed, pretty awesome looking and theres quite a selection of guns in the game, lethal and non lethal such as stun guns or crossbows depending on your play style tastes. The streets have mixed cultures such as the poor and the rich with new well designed modern buildings and old buildings in the mix. Apartments can be explored and trash cans can be rooted for cans of beer or whatever else you might find. It's great game to explore different areas and start new side quests if you ever want to take a break for the main story line. Reading emails and books that you will pick up throughout the game will also immerse you more into the story line. Overall I really enjoyed Deus Ex and it's a game that's meant to be played more than once. Something very important that Deus Ex manages to do right is create a main protagonist and characters which gamers will take a liking too and remember for their great characteristics once they get into the game. Would recommend this game to anyone whether you're casual or hardcore.