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  • Summary: In Deus Ex: Human Revolution you play Adam Jensen, a security specialist, handpicked to oversee the defense of one of America's most experimental biotechnology firms. But when a black ops team breaks in and kills the scientists you were hired to protect, everything you thought you knew aboutIn Deus Ex: Human Revolution you play Adam Jensen, a security specialist, handpicked to oversee the defense of one of America's most experimental biotechnology firms. But when a black ops team breaks in and kills the scientists you were hired to protect, everything you thought you knew about your job changes. At a time when scientific advancements are routinely turning athletes, soldiers and spies into super-enhanced beings, someone is working very hard to ensure mankind's evolution follows a particular path. You need to discover why - because the decisions you take and the choices you make will be the only things that can determine mankind's future. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. PC Gamer UK
    Jan 6, 2014
    95
    Still dark, cool, beautiful, smart substantial, funny, creative and endlessly entertaining. Only now a bit better. [Jan 2014, p.88]
  2. PC PowerPlay
    Nov 25, 2013
    90
    There's never been a batter time to replay Human Revolution; especially with the devs in your ear explaining why things are broken. [December 2013, p.94]
  3. CD-Action
    Jan 10, 2014
    90
    If you haven’t played the original edition, prepare for one of the best stealth/shooter games of recent years and above all a really good story and incredible music. [01/2014, p.65]
  4. Hyper Magazine
    Dec 28, 2013
    90
    An excellent update that revitalises Human Revolution in a number of ways. Time to play it again. [Jan 2014, p.78]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 60
  2. Negative: 2 out of 60
  1. Jan 19, 2020
    10
    Personally for me this game is around 9.5-9.7/10, but unfortunately metacritic does not give users ability to correct marks properly, so iPersonally for me this game is around 9.5-9.7/10, but unfortunately metacritic does not give users ability to correct marks properly, so i will stop on 10/10

    What can i say about DE:HR? It is, firstly, an amazing game with WONDERFUL atmosphere and music. Michael McCann has become one of my favourite musicians after this game. It just makes you to become part of the cities like Detroit or Hengsha. The second good thing about DE is it's plot and characters, but is is hard to speak about them without spoilers. The gameplay is consisted of 2 parts: RPG and Stealth, which work together more than great. I can recommend this game to anyone, who likes RPG, Stealth or just love good games.
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  2. Jun 25, 2015
    10
    Extremely good game mechanics (and totally enjoyable with both mouse and gamepads), perfect bgms, amazing graphics (not always perfectlyExtremely good game mechanics (and totally enjoyable with both mouse and gamepads), perfect bgms, amazing graphics (not always perfectly optimized but never gamebreaking) and what a plot...

    I was going to write a lot about this title, but in the end any word I could use won't be enough to describe such beauty. Definitely one of the best games I ever played and one of my few 10/10.

    PS: To my italian readers, stay away from the italian dub, play the game with the english dub with (optionally) italian or english subtitles. It's like day and night.
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  3. Oct 25, 2013
    10
    It was made to be the best!
    I played DE:HR in the 2010 it was one of the best RPGs in my life. With the Director's Cut one of the best games
    It was made to be the best!
    I played DE:HR in the 2010 it was one of the best RPGs in my life. With the Director's Cut one of the best games has became more beautiful, better, smarter and more fun!
    You should to play it!
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  4. Dec 12, 2018
    9
    This game is a very easy 9, in particular the "Directors Cut" with all the improvements in the boss fights and the very nice "extras" like theThis game is a very easy 9, in particular the "Directors Cut" with all the improvements in the boss fights and the very nice "extras" like the creative team's "commentary" that triggers while playing the game there are some minor gameplay issues. This game implements choice and consequence in both gameplay and story in great ways, better than most other games that try to do the same. This is a difficult problem to solve, especially for AAA titles where each cut-sequence, each line of dialog etc. costs so much. The game is great to play and then play again (potentially in New Game+) just to experience the alternative choices and new gameplay. Eg. trying the game just without picking the "cloak" augment can dramatically alter the way you play. Or instead try a "non-lethal" playthrough. There are some small quirks in the story but the universe is so rich, so well studied and fleshed out. Adam as a character, the main NPCs, the backdrop. A world definitely worth visiting and the philosophical questions asked definitely worth pondering upon. I don't want to compare it with the original game as some people might do, it is definitely a worthy addition to the Deus Ex universe and I would happily recommend it to everyone. Expand
  5. Nov 5, 2019
    8
    Initially I was a bit reluctant, thinking that no aspect of this game is really exceptional, but over 44h of gameplay I convinced myself thatInitially I was a bit reluctant, thinking that no aspect of this game is really exceptional, but over 44h of gameplay I convinced myself that the quality of the game is just so high throughout, that it's one of the best shooters I've played. Definitely recommended if you like any kind of shooters, especially with stealth elements.

    positive:
    - great world (especially texture) design
    - great soundtrack
    - amazing main character design and voice acting
    - astonishing level of medical and technical terminology and knowledge, but not your typical techno babble from hollywood, but stuff that actually makes sense (or is true) scientifically! Amazing for a video game, felt like reading a popular science article at times.
    - very good npc model design and voice acting overall
    - pretty satisfying and balanced combat
    - well-executed stealth mechanics
    - great story (for a game, though the last few hours were actually darn exciting)
    - enjoyable and well-balanced augmentation system
    - great atmosphere overall :)

    negative:
    - very repetitive world design (especially secondary locations like hotel rooms, apartments etc, plenty of copy-paste everywhere)
    - very poor interaction with npc aside from dialogues (e.g. you can steal money or hack the computer of an npc right in front of them, and they won't even say anything)
    - very repetitive takedown mechanics (same animation for a highly-trained heavily-armoured soldier and a civilian...) and in general quite repetitive/tedious stealth (unfortunately the game heavily encourages it with xp)
    - very poor npc interaction when sneaking (e.g. taking down a guard and pulling his body away some 10m in front of another guard looking my way, lots like that)
    - extremely disappointing boss fights (on the hardest difficulty level...)
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  6. Jul 30, 2019
    7
    As a fan of MGS franchise with no kill stealth attitude — I really loved it. Surprisingly enough, not for a stealth aspect but for action andAs a fan of MGS franchise with no kill stealth attitude — I really loved it. Surprisingly enough, not for a stealth aspect but for action and shooter mechanics. It’s not that rewarding to spend hours cleaning and scouting the so-so generic locations, especially later in the game. But it is really fun to combine tactical stealth and brute force shooting with hacking and retreating. I guess for a true Deus ex fans it’s a blasphemy, but who cares.

    For a cons:
    - Damn map is the single most retarded map in the gaming history. Especially indoors or in a stupid locations like Derelict Row it is not only useless but confusing.
    - boring bosses and unimaginative boss fights. - predictive plot and really dumb central narrative/conflict. It’s wacky and on the level of a low iq fan-fiction from Alex Jones, although he’s at least funny. But with a good bits from time to time. In general it’s not a con, in no way it’s obnoxious or revolting.

    And that’s why it’s a 7 for me. But the game is good though, I have a strong sympathy for it.
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  7. Dec 11, 2015
    2
    The vanilla DX:HR is perfect, but the Director's cut is so buggy it stutters from time to time, and some textures are missing. The golden glowThe vanilla DX:HR is perfect, but the Director's cut is so buggy it stutters from time to time, and some textures are missing. The golden glow in the original game is gone also : / Expand

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