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Universal acclaim- based on 767 Ratings

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  1. Dec 26, 2010
    For its time it must have been a good game, compared to games we have now its laughable, horrible graphics, chunky gameplay, characters that look like wooden puppets. Nostalgia really has pulled the wool over many peoples' eyes. Though i wouldn't call it a bad game it is merely outdated, it was a major step forward for FPSs but if you try to hold it against modern titles it falls to pieces. Just take peoples word it was a good game for its time but don't believe this "best game ever" hype, games have drastically improved over time. But i'll give you it has a great story and many (for its time) revolutionary features, but most FPSs have these as a staple benchmark. Expand
  2. Dec 21, 2010
    This game is like so overrated. Played the 1st mission and already didn't like it. its like playing an upgraded version of doom 1. The ai was horrible, the controls was all over the keyboard. Horrible mix of RPG keyboard layout & fps genre. The inventory is too small to hold much items. Gotta agree with AnonymousMC that maybe someone paid people to write those good review because its like so much different when playing it. I really suggest that you try a demo or something 1st if you still want to trust all those good & maybe fake review? Expand
  3. Aug 24, 2013
    This game is simply disappointing. With abysmal combat, a disjointed setting, horrific graphics for it's era, it gives you very little to compel you to continue playing and with its absolutely insulting ending, it rewards you with a slap in the face.

    This game is a deformed scion of the much more superior System Shock 2.

    What is the use of presenting different avenues of gameplay
    when a majority of the gameplay is crushingly boring? The only positives about the game is how it drew attention to it's spiritual predecessor, it's evocative music and that it's around 30-40 hours to beat.

    Very rarely have I played a game, then heard people raving about it later and wondered 'what do they see that I don't?'
  4. Jun 18, 2011
    Don't know what to say really... I don't see the appeal. Controls are fairly bad, the graphics didn't age well or even look that great at release and the combat and stealth systems are just plain silly.
  5. Sep 19, 2011
    This is an a example of a game that hasn't aged well. The game just isn't worth the buy anymore. If you want to spend your money, spend it towards the newest one, Deus Ex: HUMAN REVOULUTION. Much better game
  6. Jun 6, 2013
    Well....i am playing games since the doom 1 and this game was not good even in year, when come out. First of all, level design is simply terrible big empty corridors, plazas and tunnels where is almost empty there is nothing to see, just running, that is what are you doing most of time, just running in square and empty levels!!! Doom 1 has better levels than this.
    Second thing, this
    game doesn't have a soul feeling, that you are in the game. RPG system doesn't exist you simply take exp when level design gave you!!! For example for killing, cracking computers, or stealth action you take nothing, but when you explore small secret room, speak with NPC whatever else, you take exp points! The all game is build on idea when level scenarist think that is time, then you take exp, items, ammunition simply all things that you need. THIS GAME DOES NOT HAVE ANY SENSE WITH LEVEL DESIGN, ITEM PLACING OR EXP TAKING items is just spread across levels without any sense and level seems like copied from doom 1. And the dialogues in the game is simply mechanical, like when you see a commercial in TV.
    My summary is, that this game is HUGE OVERRATED like any ion storm game and was not funny even in year, when come out. One of my biggest disappointing experience. Thx
  7. May 23, 2013
    Maybe in 2000 this was a highly rated game with graphics and the concept of the game. But let's bring this rating up to date please! Compared with the newer versions of Deus Ex, this one has to be in the bottom. So I'm rating this pretty low just so it's fair to the newer versions.
  8. Dec 22, 2013
    The atmosphere is incredibly dark and immersive, and the story is fantastic, especially if you like conspiracy theories.
    Graphically it may not have aged well, but the controls still works excellent. There's so much to do, read, explore, find...

    Definitively worth at least 2 playthroughs!

Universal acclaim - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
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  1. 100
    Moody and atmospheric, compelling and addictive, this is first person gaming in grown-up form, and it truly is magnificent.
  2. Oftentimes brilliant, sometimes frustrating, and always riveting, "Deus Ex" could be game-of-the-year material if not for its many glaring flaws.
  3. It is, as a game, everything you could ask for... and it's absolutely a blast to play.