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Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31

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  1. Jun 12, 2013
    With terrorists openly killing thousands as well as drugs, disease and pollution being widespread the world's economies are on the verge of total collapse. A shadowy organisation, bent on world domination, begins to emerge and no one but you believes they exist.

    A port from the PC original Deus Ex is usually labelled as a first person shooter but it is so much more than that. One of the
    biggest factors that separates it from other FPS games is the ability to improve and customise your character as the game progresses. The way in which you upgrade your character has a huge impact on the way the game plays; maxing out your hacking skills for example meaning you can override gun turrets to attack enemies. Very few games, even now in 2013, allow the player such freedom to play exactly how they wish.

    This port is certainly not without its flaws. Even when released eleven years ago the controls and graphics were a mixed bag and the game featured the odd bug or two (although none were game breaking). It is however easy to overlook these minor problems in such a unique gaming experience.
  2. Nov 19, 2012
    This fitted very well at time because most people didn't have a computer or a had one not good enough for playing Deus Ex. It's a satisfactory port of the original game, with improved music and graphics. The loading times are not so big and the controls are good, with the possibility to plug in a keyboard or a mouse to play like in PC. Nevertheless, nowadays every PC is good enough to play this masterpiece without losing any second with loading times, so this port isn't necessary anymore, but at time, was an useful and well-made Playstation 2 port of one the best games ever made Expand
  3. Mar 25, 2012
    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). 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.
  4. Aug 17, 2011
    A decent port of a great game. Looking at this it's baffling as to why they had to dumb down Invisible War to make it work on consoles when the straight PC->PS2 port worked so well.
  5. May 15, 2011
    While it has good ideas but Deus Ex is just to mediocre for me to recommend this, the story isn't all that interesting, the graphics are ugly, I know it's an older game but i've seen games on this system that came out before this one that look better, the sound is ok, but the voice work is horrible, and the gameplay is your basic FPS, but allows you to approach a situation anyway you see fit, which is good but is just to boring, honestly if you can overlook these flaws you may like this game but others should avoid. Expand
  6. Oct 23, 2010
    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 the concept of an open game where you actually have a huge impact on the world.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. It's very complicated yet highly accessible and features the kind of attention to detail that consoles just have never witnessed before.
  2. Is there depth and brilliance in this? You're damn right there is. [May 2002, p.80]
  3. One of the best PC games of 2000 is ported faithfully to the PS2. Upgrade your character's skills and attributes to your liking. [Feb 2003, p.92]