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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. 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. 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 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Aug 20, 2011
    Not a bad game by any means; but it's too small and it's too short. Deus ex was a far larger game. This game feels too console-y, which is odd as they managed to port the original Deus Ex to PS2 without losing too much of the feel of the PC version. As Mass Effect 2 reminded us, streamlining a game from the original doesn't always make for a better game. Expand
  2. Dec 14, 2011
    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
  3. Aug 10, 2014
    Didn't really liked this game, I thought the gameplay was boring and uninspired, the controls are sometimes a complete mess, and the plot is bland. My opinions only, end of discussion. Expand

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