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  • Summary: The game that incorporates RPG, action, adventure, and 1st-person shooter genres into a chaotic blend of real-world conspiracies, cliffhangers, and plot twists. A richly simulated world of unparalleled interactivity, engineered to react logically to your every action. The decisions andThe game that incorporates RPG, action, adventure, and 1st-person shooter genres into a chaotic blend of real-world conspiracies, cliffhangers, and plot twists. A richly simulated world of unparalleled interactivity, engineered to react logically to your every action. The decisions and consequences are yours. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 28
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  1. Daily Radar
    100
    For a complete package of plot, style, depth and action, few games rival "Deus Ex."
  2. If you're looking for one of those rare experiences that affects your mind, body and soul in ways only the greatest of releases can, look no further than "Deus Ex" -- it will consume you.
  3. 100
    Moody and atmospheric, compelling and addictive, this is first person gaming in grown-up form, and it truly is magnificent.
  4. An amazingly well put together role playing adventure that is easily one of the first candidates for game of the year.
  5. Despite a few small complaints about inconsistent AI or disappointing Direct3D performance, this is a tremendously entertaining game.
  6. 88
    You'll come away from Deus Ex with the sense that you could actually be a real anti-terrorist agent in UNATCO. Well, maybe. I wouldn't advise quitting your day job.
  7. Every time your character is killed and you restart the game, you have to sit through a seemingly endless series of movies that re-establish the plot.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 257
  1. EthanG.
    Jun 19, 2003
    10
    Blew my mind.
  2. AndrejG.
    May 23, 2007
    10
    It is definitelly the best game ever for me. I played it 10 times :).
  3. JohnH
    Apr 21, 2010
    10
    Easily the single best FPS/RPG/Adventure hybrid, this game set the standard for next-generation RPGs a decade ago (a standard which, sadly, Easily the single best FPS/RPG/Adventure hybrid, this game set the standard for next-generation RPGs a decade ago (a standard which, sadly, few have approached since). With gameplay mechanics that found the magic balance between player skill and character attributes, intricate-yet-accessible character customization (skills, augmentations, weapon customization, limited inventory forcing you to choose equipment suited to your play style), and a strong multi-linear (generally linear plot with multiple routes from start to 3 similar-but-narratively-distinct endings) story that invokes some of the most popular global conspiracy theories of the post-cold-war West, Deus Ex adapted the RPG genre to the FPS interactivity model in a way fans of both genres can appreciate (particularly impressive with respect to RPG fans). The graphics and audio (short loops for ambient sound, rudimentary environmental audio, short soundtrack) are dated, though well-implemented, and the AI scripting is more-or-less the 3-D version of Space Invaders AI (all guns blazing and weave as you CHARGE!), but even today the game is fun and engaging. In fact, despite having played through the story a dozen times or so, I'd gladly shell out another $50 for the same plot and mechanics on a contemporary rendering engine with slightly tweaked AI scripting; I've always wondered why the sequel(s? I haven't checked-up on DX3 recently) decided to mess with a winning formula when they could have kept all of the mechanics and simply made new stories on next-gen engines. Anyway, I can't recommend this highly enough. Expand
  4. Apr 10, 2014
    10
    Best. Game. Ever. Period. I first played it in 2013 so do not complain about nostalgia. Long story short, graphics suck, NPCs look likeBest. Game. Ever. Period. I first played it in 2013 so do not complain about nostalgia. Long story short, graphics suck, NPCs look like cardboard boxes with textures pasted over them. But graphics do not matter, it is the gameplay that is important. It is a perfect blend of shooting, sneaking, hacking and storytelling. Expand
  5. Dec 25, 2015
    10
    If you know your PC classics, you know Deus Ex. Flawlessly combining Role-playing, FPS, and Stealth in a dystopian future makes it a trulyIf you know your PC classics, you know Deus Ex. Flawlessly combining Role-playing, FPS, and Stealth in a dystopian future makes it a truly unique experience. Deus Ex definitely ranks up there with the PC greats. Expand
  6. C.L.
    Oct 28, 2008
    10
    To Jared J. I'm assuming you're aware that this game is nearly 9 years old and the chance of it running on a modern PC without To Jared J. I'm assuming you're aware that this game is nearly 9 years old and the chance of it running on a modern PC without serious glitches and faults is highly unlikely, yes? You might want to take that into account. Deus Ex is quite simply one of the greatest shooters of all time. The branching storyline, interesting characters, multitude of gameplay options and choices and the dystopian cyber-punk atmosphere are spectacular. Graphically dated, and probably not likely to run on a modern Vista setup without significant tweaking, but well worth the effort. If you like this, follow up with System Shock 2. Expand
  7. JaredJ.
    Jun 26, 2008
    0
    Horrible! Full of bugs, video errors, glitches, and graphic nightmares! This is the most over-ratted game ever! You watch the into and it Horrible! Full of bugs, video errors, glitches, and graphic nightmares! This is the most over-ratted game ever! You watch the into and it plays x3 the normal speed, you adjust it to play at normal and it runs x3 too slow! You either run to fast to to slow that it is impossible to spend or play any time past the first minute of the game. Eidos's number one game that sucks! Avoid this at every cost of your life! Don't even look at an add for it, nothing! Expand

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