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6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24

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  1. Oct 25, 2011
    6
    It defiantly isnt worth the 15$ price tag. Its more like maybe 5$. Its content is somewhat short and overall its not worth its current price. Dont get me wrong it isnt bad its just way over-priced for its length. I recommend avoiding for now.
  2. Jul 31, 2012
    7
    If you liked the main game then this is just an extension. There is no new gameplay elements and only 2 areas and a handful of quests. A little too pricey for what you get.

    The devs still keep creating achievements that require that you play through sections of the game more than once to get because they are mutually exclusive. They also once again add an achievement that basically
    If you liked the main game then this is just an extension. There is no new gameplay elements and only 2 areas and a handful of quests. A little too pricey for what you get.

    The devs still keep creating achievements that require that you play through sections of the game more than once to get because they are mutually exclusive. They also once again add an achievement that basically makes you play the game without taking advantage of any of the features that actually make it what it is. It would be equivalent to playing an RPG where you couldn't level up. Certainly challenging but it really pulls away from what makes the game more fun. The final boss battle was just a little too heavy on combat (especially for this particular achievement) which seems to go against what the devs were wanting.

    Overall it isn't a bad DLC compared to most out there but the devs really need to stop restricting you with their achievements. The price is also a little high for what you get.
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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Games Master UK
    Nov 20, 2011
    80
    A substantial extension that deepens the game's conspiracies. Recommended. [Christmas 2011, p.93]
  2. Nov 18, 2011
    83
    The Missing Link is an extremely enjoyable addition tot he main game. The problem is that true fans will enjoy the ride but ultimately find their selves wishing it was more in hindsight. It's a lengthy and entertaining addition but once it is over and done with, you will find yourself craving a true advancement on the Human Revolution experience.
  3. Nov 16, 2011
    75
    The Missing Link is a good addition to Deus Ex: Human Revolution but has some lesser moments as well. The first half of the game is simply great, after that you'll be running from A to B in places you've visited before, making it kinda dull. Nevertheless The Missing Link can be a lot of fun because it combines all the aspects that made the Deus Ex franchise so great.