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  • Summary: Discover the truth behind an enigmatic AI striving to reach the Singularity, a theoretical event horizon in which artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence and all bets about the future will be off. How will you play your part in the story?

    Explore the futuristic city of
    Discover the truth behind an enigmatic AI striving to reach the Singularity, a theoretical event horizon in which artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence and all bets about the future will be off. How will you play your part in the story?

    Explore the futuristic city of Harbor Prime and meet its many inhabitants, answer the challenges the city has to offer, roam the neon-lit streets, and augment your character with skills and implants.

    Designed as a tribute to the classic RPGs from the 90s, updated for a modern audience, Dex invites you to become part of a living, breathing cyberpunk universe as you decide which ultimate path you will embrace.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jul 23, 2020
    80
    Dex is an excellent take on a cyberpunk Deus Ex game, and it managed to accomplish that with a smaller development budget. The characters and world are fun and engaging, and there's clearly a lot of love that went into the title. The combat is plentiful but lackluster, but if you don't mind having to push through dull combat to reach the better parts of the game, then you'll like a lot about Dex. It might not be Deus Ex on the Nintendo Switch, but it's a lot closer than you might think.
  2. Jul 23, 2020
    80
    Dex is a well-made game, packing all the features you'd expect from a cyberpunk adventure. If that sounds like damning it with faint praise, it isn't. There's passion here for its world, and while you'll find it familiar territory if you've ever seen a cyberpunk game before, it's always fun to get your hands dirty and dig into its seedy, nasty little world. Fans of both RPGs and Metroidvanias should find something to like here. A compelling little mash-up that takes a little time to reveal its charms, but definitely delivers if you've got the patience for it.
  3. Aug 26, 2020
    75
    Dex lacks in some areas, but I think the overall experience was pretty enjoyable. Being able to make your own choices and have different outcomes adds a lot of replay value. (Not a game for kids)
  4. Jul 23, 2020
    70
    With a phenomenal Cyberpunk aesthetic and fantastic characters, Dex is close to being an incredible experience. Lackluster combat and hacking let it down, but it still has a lot to offer for fans of the grim Sci-fi setting.
  5. Aug 5, 2020
    70
    Dex is gorgeous to look at, has a captivating story to engage in and is downright frustrating when you need to fight your way out of danger.
  6. Jul 26, 2020
    67
    While Dex may have a few flaws overall, it is a solid game that is filled with freedom to play how you want as you uncover the secrets of Harbour Prime.
  7. Aug 11, 2020
    60
    DEX delights and disappoints in ways that it feels only DEX can. The neo-noir, dystopian open world grabs your attention from the get-go, yet its grip loosens as the marvellous makes way for the mundane. What a shame.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Mar 27, 2021
    10
    Alita meets Cyberpunk aka a hidden gem. I was not impressed at first as well, but after you pass first section in underground, it gets MUCHAlita meets Cyberpunk aka a hidden gem. I was not impressed at first as well, but after you pass first section in underground, it gets MUCH better, and the clumsy beginning combat makes even sense - you are starting as a no one and slowly becomes a combat beast. City is atmospheric and well designed (I was not lost at all), I liked the different levels of society, enjoyed the art, upgrades for Dex, soundtrack, and especially story, where even side quests got all of my attention. During the game, I didnt meet any of the game-breaking glitch or bug, so the Enhanced Version is really fixed and works well for me.
    If you like cyberpunk themed games, go for it (and give it a chance, as I said, the beginning can be little irritating) - I love this game and there is really nothing I could complain about.
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  2. Jul 27, 2020
    10
    Just awsome game with great world! I am a fan of cyberpunk titles and I love the idea of dystopian settings. I thought the overall premise ofJust awsome game with great world! I am a fan of cyberpunk titles and I love the idea of dystopian settings. I thought the overall premise of the title was intriguing, but nothing I have not seen before.

    I enjoyed the storyline a good amount. I found Dex and her crew of hackers to be redeeming and likeable characters. I thoroughly enjoyed the voice acting as well and found myself very attached to Dex by the end of title. Interactions with NPCs were also fascinating and my favorite aspect of the game.
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  3. Jul 27, 2020
    10
    Best game I have played on switch this year. I just love the original feeling of cyberpunk climate, story is great, leveling is great, totallyBest game I have played on switch this year. I just love the original feeling of cyberpunk climate, story is great, leveling is great, totally recommending it. Expand
  4. Sep 11, 2020
    8
    One of the best cyberpunk games on switch with really great story. Graphics could be better but still looks great with its style.
  5. Jun 10, 2021
    6
    A pretty decent game, this. The combat is a bit stiff and on the easy side once you learn it (the melee, that is, using guns is almostA pretty decent game, this. The combat is a bit stiff and on the easy side once you learn it (the melee, that is, using guns is almost pointless). The artwork and world building is quite lovely, in my opinion, and the writing is quite good. Upgrade system works well as well. I found the game a lot shorter than I expected it to be, and even still, the ending really dragged out (MGS:2 style).

    What really kills the game are the horrible loading times, you need to go from one place to another quite often - and the loading times are just unacceptable compared to similar games.

    Still, a very decent game, and it's worth playing if you have the patience for the loading. It's probably better to get on a PC if you can though.
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  6. May 15, 2021
    5
    Dex's moments of fun are often overshadowed by outdated controls, awful voice acting, and overall poor design decisions. The RPG and hackingDex's moments of fun are often overshadowed by outdated controls, awful voice acting, and overall poor design decisions. The RPG and hacking mechanics are a point of interest that give the game some legs. A major issue is that what this game does has been done so much better in so many other games. Snatcher, Gemini Rue, Shadowrun. Play one of these instead. Expand
  7. Nov 6, 2021
    1
    the worst controls ive ever experienced, they feel so awkward and clunky, the game's story is just subpar, and the voice acting is the worstthe worst controls ive ever experienced, they feel so awkward and clunky, the game's story is just subpar, and the voice acting is the worst ive heard in a while Expand

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