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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: 53 out of 59
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  1. Aug 19, 2016
    100
    Mankind Divided is a wonderful, powerful game and a great addition to the Deus Ex mythos with rich, fully built characters and an amazingly immersive world. If it wasn’t for the many missteps that the marketing department took, you would probably have preordered this already.
  2. Aug 19, 2016
    90
    While Human Revolution was a promising title with some glaring issues, Mankind Divided is the work of a mature development team that has had the time to fix their weak points and improve on their strong ones. The result is a quality cyberpunk spy adventure with strong visual and level design, true opportunities for players to exercise choice, and some really cool cybernetic toys to play with.
  3. 90
    Mankind Divided has its flaws, but its charms far outweigh those issues, especially for fans of Human Revolution.
  4. Overall, Deus Ex is perhaps less ambitious in its storytelling than its hot button ads might suggest, but is still an exemplary example of open-ended problem solving gameplay.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Sep 28, 2016
    80
    Makes huge strides forward, is held back from total greatness by two things: a story that falls just short of the shading around it, and bugs. [November 2016, p72]
  6. Aug 29, 2016
    80
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is still a Deus Ex game through and through, even if it doesn’t always manage to hit the same highs as its predecessor. But for all its faults, its numerous other triumphs made it utterly compelling to play through until the end.
  7. Aug 19, 2016
    60
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the epitome of the phrase, one step forward, two steps back. I hate comparing it to Human Revolution as it was something special, but Mankind Divided feels like an underwhelming, repackaged experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 169
  2. Negative: 27 out of 169
  1. Aug 23, 2016
    10
    That crook Sean Murray should take notes, THIS is how you create and market a game. Everything that was advertised is here and then some! TheThat crook Sean Murray should take notes, THIS is how you create and market a game. Everything that was advertised is here and then some! The action sequences are phenomenal and the combat feels perfect whether you're playing the game stealth or going in guns blazing. It's been a terrible last six months for game and Deus Ex has broken the drought! Expand
  2. Jul 14, 2020
    10
    Don't think that this game deserves the hate it got, it is a Human Revolution upgrade in every possible aspect the augmentations are great andDon't think that this game deserves the hate it got, it is a Human Revolution upgrade in every possible aspect the augmentations are great and the balance between stealth and combat is amazing, not perfect, because nothing is actually perfect, level design is far more sublime than the one you'd find in the previous games, this game definitely is worth playing, the ending made some sense to me, because after stopping the big threat, there's nothing more that could've been done, I was sad because the fate of some characters did not get a conclusion, but I hope the next game will offer that conclusion. Also the game got amazing DLCs and great replayability Expand
  3. Sep 25, 2016
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Though the game doesn't have a true PVP multiplayer, the game is definitely worth getting if you are into stealth, shooting, exploration, detective work and a bit of story telling. The story is suited for more mature audiences. It contains themes about spying, double agents and political conspiracy. It is linked to the Deus Ex world if you haven't played the previous original Deus Ex on PC, it will be slightly confusing with some of the characters and plots, so you would need to use Wiki a bit.

    There is a fantastic system of different dialogue choices to Bioware games such as Mass Effect but It has more of an effect on the future timeline than Mass Effect. The augmentation skill tree does offer new cool augmentations that are fun.

    What I like about these games is there is absolutely no grinding involved. You will get experience points regardless of how you choose to do tackle a certain task. I much prefer the passive knock out no kill stealth approach.

    Some people might not like the ending as it leaves you with many questions about Janus and the Illuminate, but it intentional and the beauty of that is that mentally and intellectually challenges you to deduce possible explanations or theories like a detective and encourage discussions in forum in regarding the many mysteries or questions left unanswered or undiscovered.

    You can learn a lot about the minor or semi major subplots by hacking computers and reading notes is what makes this like a great detective/spy game.

    Some might argue the story could have been more ambitious but people need to realise the illuminate is difficult to take down. Someone else is always a puppet of someone else.

    There are mysterious subplots that It makes you wonder who is the mole in Taskforce 29 or who did an entire refit of the augmented Adam Jensen. There is a lot of layers in the game's story telling and the sides missions are chained so they are interesting. it's not one of those collect 10 of these and deliver to stupid side missions.

    The graphics is definitely a level up from DE: HR. All in all it's shorter but higher quality game than HR. The game is highly polished and rarely is there a glitch or bug. The lighting is really good in the game too.

    There is a pretty decent characteristics for all major characters and TF29 NPCs. You can see their personality differences shine. But I think there could of been more work done especially for character McCready and Miller. Perhaps a more reason to care for TF29 Director Miller a bit more.

    The augmentation is pretty cool and the stealth take downs look pretty cool. I didn't use guns much besides the stun gun. But you can upgrade your guns with attachments or improving it's firing rate, accuracy or damage. But it's a bit hard to constantly use your abilities a lot with the limited energy bar, so you can only occasionally use it which does take the fun out of it if you decide to pursue a non stealth approach.

    Fantastic OST and dialogue.

    The only negative thing I can say about this game is the lip syncing is bit out of wack and some of the body language is over exaggerated but these are trivial matters.
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  4. Jan 11, 2018
    8
    Киберпанк, размывающий представления о добре и зле.

    Новую Deus Ex: Mankind Divided ожидал предсказуемый провал в продажах. Но почему столь
    Киберпанк, размывающий представления о добре и зле.

    Новую Deus Ex: Mankind Divided ожидал предсказуемый провал в продажах. Но почему столь качественный и проработанный продукт постигла подобная участь? Ответ поверхностен и крайне прост: это "умная" игра, заставляющая вас прежде всего решать головоломку внутри неё. И каждое задание, каждая локация, каждый сюжетный поворот заставляют вас снова и снова напрягать свои извилины с целью найти верное решение, которое будет правильным исключительно для вас. Ведь благодаря огромной геймплейной и сюжетной вариативности Deus Ex можно отнести к той категории игр, которую вы будете с жаром обсуждать со своим знакомым, удивляясь его ходу развития событий внутри игры.

    Это тот самый "immersive sim" который мы заслужили спустя 5 лет ожидания. В условиях малочисленности игр данного жанра строго обязательно к покупке и ознакомлению. Да, это все тот же Deus Ex с крайне неприятной шутерной механикой и не самой впечатляющей графикой. Но во всём остальном это идеально выверенная и выгравированная киберпанк история (за исключением концовки, она оставила странное послевкусие). Поэтому если вы равнодушны к играм данного жанра -- можете смело проходить мимо. Но если в вас есть хотя бы толика азарта исследования, то к этому проекту как минимум стоит присмотреться.

    "i never asked for this"

    8 из 10.
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  5. Apr 20, 2018
    7
    i did enjoy playing this game. The story is interesting but not as engaging as Deus Ex Human Revolution. The game mechanics are also prettyi did enjoy playing this game. The story is interesting but not as engaging as Deus Ex Human Revolution. The game mechanics are also pretty much the same as in the original game. Graphics are good but not spectacular by any means. The game play was not always smooth on my PS4 Pro. It is music that is really stands out in this game in my opinion.Side missions do not feel relevant. and it does not seem like the decisions made in the game make much difference on the game outcome. If you liked original game you will enjoy this one. I would like to play Deus Ex 3 once it comes out. The ending of the game leaves unanswered questions which can only be explained in Deus Ex 3.
    Overall solid 8 out of 10 for me.
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  6. Jun 2, 2019
    6
    Kind of boring but as a good design but still not that fun vive IT a 6
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  7. Nov 9, 2017
    0
    Por decisiones de tipos enchaquetados que no conocen la industria, este juego ha sido recortado en su tramo final. La última misión es dePor decisiones de tipos enchaquetados que no conocen la industria, este juego ha sido recortado en su tramo final. La última misión es de risa, y el final es: ¿cómo? ¿así acaba? Si te centras en el modo historia tienes 3 misiones. Un completo desastre, realmente, y decepción absoluta. Es una pena que una saga así termine mal, pero Square Enix, entre otras compañías, se está encargando de ello. Expand

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