Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
Buy On
  1. Survives its transition from PC to PS2 with its gameplay depth and well-acted voices intact, but with its graphics severely chopped and its control scheme compromised by the Dual Shock 2 button layout.
  2. A one-of-a-kind video game experience. Just don't expect a pretty one.
  3. The biggest thing I felt was missing was the all-important fun factor.
  4. With a lot to live up to from its PC predecessor, the port sadly falls flat leaving a game that could’ve been better.
  5. 63
    I don't offer a thorough condemnation of the console port, but if you do play it, you're missing out.
  6. Play Magazine
    60
    Creaks with age. But there's still enough juice in these solid veins – the game looks, plays, and sounds just good enough. [June 2002, p.63]
  7. A slightly lacklustre port of a great game that you should play, but we would only recommend the PS2 version if there is no way you can get your hands on the PC edition of the game.

Awards & Rankings

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#38 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
34
#34 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 50
  2. Negative: 3 out of 50
  1. Mar 25, 2012
    10
    Not the greatest of ports, however it is still the greatest game on the Playstation 2 and possibly the greatest ever made to date (2012). YouNot the greatest of ports, however it is still the greatest game on the Playstation 2 and possibly the greatest ever made to date (2012). You just got to look past those dated graphics, and read between the lines. I strongly reccomend the PC version though for the full experience, much quicker loading times and some fantastic mods, most notably New Vision + Biomod. Full Review »
  2. TheGilbertMulroneycakesConspiracy
    Nov 19, 2002
    8
    Ooo...not a great port. What the hell is that "The Conspiracy" doing there, for a start? Like, duh, Beavis. Really, really, really, really Ooo...not a great port. What the hell is that "The Conspiracy" doing there, for a start? Like, duh, Beavis. Really, really, really, really good game, but on the PS2, not so much. Get the PC version. Hmm? Well, then, get a PC. Hmm? Trust me, it's worth getting a PC for Deus Ex alone. Full Review »
  3. Oct 23, 2010
    9
    A good game for the PS2, This game got me to play the original PC game and I do not regret playing either one. This game opened my mind to theA good game for the PS2, This game got me to play the original PC game and I do not regret playing either one. This game opened my mind to the concept of an open game where you actually have a huge impact on the world. Full Review »