Deus Ex: Invisible War Xbox

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

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  • Summary: Approximately 20 years after the events depicted in Deus Ex, the world is only beginning to recover from a catastrophic depression. During this chaotic period of recovery, several religious and political factions see an opportunity to reshape a worldwide government to their agendas. InApproximately 20 years after the events depicted in Deus Ex, the world is only beginning to recover from a catastrophic depression. During this chaotic period of recovery, several religious and political factions see an opportunity to reshape a worldwide government to their agendas. In this techno nightmare, take part in the dark struggle to raise the world from its own ashes. With biotech modifications, you gain the ability to see through walls, leap 40 feet into the air, or regenerate critical injuries. Whether you prefer the path of violence or nonviolence, Deus Ex: Invisible War offers multiple solutions to problems and allows for radically different styles of play. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 46 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. This game is quality. You don't so much play it, but experience it...Invisible War gives us a new vision and for that we are nothing less than extremely grateful. It's legend time, right here.
  2. Deux Ex: Invisible War is incredible, pure and simple.
  3. It’s nice to see those of us who own the best hardware benefit from titles that actually push its limits; this seems to be the antithesis to many developer’s strategies, but one that will keep me an Eidos fan for a long time.
  4. Fans of the first game will find a lot to like here. But newcomers and those with unrealistic expectations will inevitably discover either that the multitude of references to the previous game will cause confusion, or that the few technical improvements do little to offset the fact that this is merely a logical upgrade.
  5. It’s difficult to convey a story in first person form without the use of heavy scripting and this is something that Warren and the boys haven’t gotten quite right.
  6. 80
    The game offers unparalleled variety and choice in the actual gameplay. The non-intrusive design sets just as much of a precedent as did Deus Ex, which is a joy to realize. The game feels a bit short -- especially considering how much choice the player is given -- and the presentation values could have been polished up more, but it's an experience like no other.
  7. Invisible War kind of looks like it was meant to be a much, much better game than it is, with a lot of half-finished ideas that aren't taken quite far enough.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Aug 28, 2016
    10
    This is an incredible sci-fi action adventure stealthy FPS with RPG elements, arguably one of the top 10 games in the entire original XBOXThis is an incredible sci-fi action adventure stealthy FPS with RPG elements, arguably one of the top 10 games in the entire original XBOX library. It is pretty depressing how MetaCritic and other sites continuously allow MORONS like Uter below to infect the compiled user score for this amazing game with their idiotic nonsense and 0 scores. Expand
  2. DillonS.
    Nov 16, 2003
    10
    This game is bad as hell. Better than the first. I have read breat reviews on it and i can't wait for it to come out.
  3. ReeceS.
    Jan 31, 2007
    9
    Deus Ex gives you tons of options in finishing levels, as well as gives many side quests to keep you entertained, though the endings were Deus Ex gives you tons of options in finishing levels, as well as gives many side quests to keep you entertained, though the endings were quite disappointing. Expand
  4. JamesH.
    Mar 18, 2004
    8
    As with the preceding Deus Ex game, Invisible war is pitched as cross between the FPS and RPG genres. The degree to which you play to either As with the preceding Deus Ex game, Invisible war is pitched as cross between the FPS and RPG genres. The degree to which you play to either of these styles is, to a certain extent, left up to you. However, due to certain (sadly quite noticeable) framerate issues I found the game most enjoyable if approached from a non-combative stealth perspective. It is allegedly possible to complete the game without firing a shot (i'll try this next time I play the game...). Whilst the story and plot is excellent and well told, it lacks the same level of attention to detail present in the first game and this is in some ways a little disappointing. Invisible War is still a very fine game though and minor niggles aside, well worth the 15 or so hours of your time you'll need to complete it. Expand
  5. Dec 14, 2011
    7
    This is the only owned Xbox game I have ever played in my life. The controls are difficult for a FPS/RPG unless you master the controller.This is the only owned Xbox game I have ever played in my life. The controls are difficult for a FPS/RPG unless you master the controller. Despite weaker graphics and a weaker story, the overall gameplay is more tossed up than the original. Expand
  6. JohnP.
    Dec 6, 2003
    6
    Poor graphics, inintuitive UI, bad physics, linear, without any RPG elements except the simple *cough* biomods.
  7. Uter
    Feb 10, 2004
    0
    I bought it, popped it in my xbox and it crashed after i selected my character. I returned the game, got a new copy and the exact same thing I bought it, popped it in my xbox and it crashed after i selected my character. I returned the game, got a new copy and the exact same thing happens every time. It doesn't seem to be compatible with my xbox - very strange considering I own around 45 other xbox games that have never had problems. Expand

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#36 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003