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  • Summary: The action of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided takes place in 2029, a couple of years after the events of Human Revolution and the infamous ‘Aug Incident’ in Panchaea that resulted in the deaths of millions at the hands of those who had installed augmentations. This event has caused a massive divideThe action of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided takes place in 2029, a couple of years after the events of Human Revolution and the infamous ‘Aug Incident’ in Panchaea that resulted in the deaths of millions at the hands of those who had installed augmentations. This event has caused a massive divide between those who have augmentations and those who don't. Amidst this emotional turmoil are various factions aiming to manipulate the public by twisting public opinion of augmentation to advance their own agenda and hide the truth of what really occurred. Expand
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  1. Positive: 48 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. Aug 30, 2016
    95
    A dazzling tech-noir showcase of cutting edge writing, extraordinarily satisfying gameplay and an unrivaled, uncompromising vision of the bleak future we’re inevitably spiraling into. William Gibson would have been proud.
  2. Aug 24, 2016
    90
    A far more colorful game than Human Revolution, even though the futuristic version of Europe is quite different from the dystopian depiction of Detroit anno 2027.
  3. Feb 10, 2017
    90
    Mankind Divided rewards exploration and respects your choices throughout its hefty campaign. The city of Prague is absolutely amazing with great details and visuals. The gameplay is also exactly what you expect from a Deus Ex game.
  4. Sep 8, 2016
    82
    The game mechanics all work remarkably well, from hacking (despite it being a little repetitive after going through the same process dozens of times) to the cover system, to the various forms of combat, resulting in a game that has a poignant narrative whilst still being enjoyable to play.
  5. Aug 30, 2016
    80
    Gameplay is what truly makes Mankind Divided shine, and here, any problems with the racial story is made up by having a complex and immersive world with level design purposely built around the idea of Deus Ex‘s choice gameplay.
  6. Aug 19, 2016
    80
    Video game narratives can be great, but nothing will surpass the stories we create in collaboration with a game – emergent, unscripted moments that pop up unplanned and create lasting impressions, and that’s where Mankind Divided excels.
  7. Aug 19, 2016
    60
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided could – and should – have been amazing. All the ingredients were there: an intriguing premise, engaging and mature narrative themes, solid gameplay foundations and a beautiful look. However, the rushed plot, nonsensical conclusion, under-developed characters and continued shortcomings in combat mean this is a title which fails to live up to its potential.

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  1. Negative: 77 out of 268
  1. Aug 23, 2016
    10
    I was sold on this game in the first 20 minutes of the game. The music along with the new selection matrix and the setting. my god, I don'tI was sold on this game in the first 20 minutes of the game. The music along with the new selection matrix and the setting. my god, I don't care that the story was dummed down. it makes for a more concise narrative that doesn't get to big for it's own britches.

    Even Jensen's Voice Actor is doing a better job in this game than he did in Human Revolution. He actually shows a little bit of range in his line delivery which is nice for our traumatized and war weary protagonist.
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  2. May 18, 2020
    10
    Played this game recently and in my opinion it is a better Deus-Ex than Human revolution.

    Pros: -Actual openness, there are so many ways
    Played this game recently and in my opinion it is a better Deus-Ex than Human revolution.

    Pros:

    -Actual openness, there are so many ways to complete missions it's ridiculous, whether it is a lethal approach or ghosting your way through missions there are well placed vents, traps and ways to leverage.

    -The Future city of Prague feels really lively and well crafted, interiors and exteriors are given a-lot of detail and it is extremely polished. Golem city gives a total future slum feel and cyberpunk industrial areas are so rich in atmosphere. The vents that you crawl in are vastly different as well, from the clean and heavily monitored bank vents to the noxious gas filled sewers and messy dump crawl spaces in the slums.

    -There is too much todo but at the same time when you really slow it down you can appreciate everything the setting has to offer, NPC chatters, bar's sell beer, redlight district blaring music in the club, personal touches that are going on that might be missed if you just stop and appreciate

    -Combat is not over the top hard and you mostly learn to resource manage and don't take on a big group at once, you also get to plan your encounter like in hitman games, sometimes i feel like Adam is only lacking the disguise feature for it to actually become a hitman game.

    -A bit of a controversial move but i like that choices are locked and alter's the game play. some completionists will argue that but it is a roll playing game, sometimes trade offs has to be made.

    - You actually feel like a detective in this game uncovering conspiracies as the game progresses, there are some really good revelations down in this game and moral dilemmas that give weight to decisions.

    - The dialog is pretty good as well, except maybe for Adam because he can be such a edgelord

    Cons
    - I don't think there will be anymore from this series unfortunately. :(

    - Hacking minigame is central to progress in any playthrough although codes are scattered and plentiful
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  3. Sep 3, 2016
    9
    Amazing Game. Absolutely loved it. Played it with my Predator 34x / 980ti sli unit and 6600k CPU - However !! Learnt pretty quick SLI isAmazing Game. Absolutely loved it. Played it with my Predator 34x / 980ti sli unit and 6600k CPU - However !! Learnt pretty quick SLI is rubbish. A single 980 ti played ok with G Sync 4k resolution, alas @ 40 frames per second at Very high settings. Still i loved the game; got the best ending; upon reflection didn't really like it. Deus Ex Human revolution's ending was infinetly better (Boss fight WAY better in this game though). Am disappointed Megan not actually in the game, i actually missed Pritchard. Still Quite amazing. But not perfect hence 8-9/10. I did at points actually think this game was better than revolution - however ending damaged it significantly and revolution will remain superior as a story. Expand
  4. Dec 14, 2020
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The game is very good. The stealth system has been improved and offers new possibilities. The development of the hero has also been enriched with some new goodies. Unfortunately, something was missing. The game does not have the impact of the first part. Mechanically, it does not pay to invest in money - you can finish the game with the best equipment and 50k cash in your pocket. Sneaking around the whole game I ended up with all the needed upgrades and 7 praxis unused. The very ending ... left a great dissatisfaction with its poor performance. Even though I performed two final missions, I fight for the best effect. So what happened to me? As part of the ending, I was able to watch boring TV news devoid of the main character's narration. Naah. It could have been 8 but ultimately makes 7 out of 10. Good but could be better. Expand
  5. Jun 9, 2017
    6
    pros :
    - Deus Ex universe
    - augments - many approaches - on a few missions, choices - a few side quests are excellent, well-written
    pros :
    - Deus Ex universe
    - augments
    - many approaches
    - on a few missions, choices
    - a few side quests are excellent, well-written

    Cons :
    - the main story is far less interesting and epic than the Human Revolution one.
    - loading times are too long : when the game is launched, 8 screens are displayed during 45 s before the game menu ! And loading a game or the loading when changing areas is about the same time. These loading times are not caused by my disk since my storage is high-end : Samsung 960 Evo 1 TB.
    - game cut in small areas like Thief. Very frustrating when used to open worlds
    - Prague is a too little town, only a few streets. It seems a village and not a major city.
    - A few textures are low resolution
    - Bad optimization : stutters even on a high-end machine and after many months after launch
    - End disappointing
    - bad feeling weapons : they feel underpowered

    Is was one of my most awaited game and it is a "wet squib".
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  6. kbx
    Aug 28, 2016
    3
    A lot of advanced and seriously sounding video options in the menu and..... medicore, dated, worth of year 2005-2007 graphics in the game.A lot of advanced and seriously sounding video options in the menu and..... medicore, dated, worth of year 2005-2007 graphics in the game. Totally wooden characters and animations. Performance... is this game running additional stress test program for cpu and gpu in the background during gamplay? AI... non existent. You can walk inches behing and side enemies and they cant spot you. For comparison ... in 2007 Crysis koreans could spot you from long distance and instantly switch to "go and check" mode. Im a BIG fan of original deus ex for pc and games overall but look.... if we continue to accept this kind of "quality", make preorders and so on... as a gamers community we will hurt ourseleves very badly. Dont buy, if you bought make a refund... say no to medicority. Expand
  7. Sep 16, 2016
    0
    The game is a polished finished and complete product. The storyline is great (30 hours in right now), plenty of side quests that feel likeThe game is a polished finished and complete product. The storyline is great (30 hours in right now), plenty of side quests that feel like they have meaning and consequences, amazing cast of memorable characters and a TON of exploration to do. The levels and areas are completely non-linear, you can get to your objective in a couple of different ways at least, same for dealing with enemies.

    Since I'm a cyberpunk fan, I was completely hooked after the first hour of playing. Music, location style and design. There are so many things that got done right with this game.
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