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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: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Aug 19, 2016
    100
    By daring to make a statement, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided succeeds in being a nuanced, mature gaming experience that pushes the medium forward in major ways.
  2. Sep 5, 2016
    90
    Overall, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is a remarkable experience despite the performance issues and odd multiplayer mode which is basically an excuse to incorporate microtransactions into the game. It’s one of the best stealth titles I’ve ever played and isn’t daunting or frustrating like, let’s say, Hitman.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Sep 26, 2016
    90
    Narrowing its scope may make purists moan, but we've never played a more enjoyable Deus Ex. [Oct 2016, p.91]
  4. Aug 23, 2016
    85
    The Deus Ex series has a great storyline, and it paints a compelling, serious vision of the future that we should all consider to be a warning, given our own divisive political climate. I love how a video game can bring up a serious subject and hold up a mirror to our own times. But the ending makes it feel like this story just isn’t finished, that it’s simply a midway marker to a larger, more weighty tale with a full and satisfying ending. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided takes us only part way there, and we still want to get to those enemies in the shadows.
  5. Sep 22, 2016
    85
    I'm left hoping that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s developers have an aggressive post-launch plan to continue the game’s story beyond its surprising endpoint. It’s a mottled cherry dropped on top of a game that otherwise makes for subtly major evolutions of action-RPG spaces, and for a world as interesting as Deus Ex’s, it would be a crime to leave it where it stands for another five years.
  6. Aug 19, 2016
    80
    Mankind Divided is neither as revolutionary as Deus Ex was 16 years ago nor The Witcher III and MGSV were just last year. That doesn't change the fact that it's a brilliant Deus Ex, giving you a rich, exciting cyberpunk world, a compelling storyline within it, and the freedom to explore it almost any way you wish...In terms of both stealth and combat it's a big improvement on the last game, while it still has the deep storytelling and lavish background detail we've come to expect. If you're in a mood for a dark, sci-fi conspiracy thriller with some meaty themes, put those mirrored shades on your face and get stuck in.
  7. Oct 3, 2016
    60
    Eidos Montreal needed to build on the success of Human Revolution, instead of merely trying to replicate it wrapped in difficult politics. Instead of being the revolution we so hoped it would be, it’s simply left us divided.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 30
  2. Negative: 7 out of 30
  1. Aug 26, 2016
    10
    Good story, excellent side missions, great level design, mechanics and controls. If you like RPG, Stealth and FPS, give this game a chance andGood story, excellent side missions, great level design, mechanics and controls. If you like RPG, Stealth and FPS, give this game a chance and you will not regret. Expand
  2. Aug 28, 2016
    10
    Big fun of Deus Ex, since original game, and I want to say that MD - is great. I love exploring that gives Deus Ex, gameplay - very solid.Big fun of Deus Ex, since original game, and I want to say that MD - is great. I love exploring that gives Deus Ex, gameplay - very solid. maybe narratiive on so good as in previous games, but still good. Graphics - ok , but nothing special. More important that game is feeling like Deus Ex Expand
  3. Aug 22, 2017
    9
    Although I haven't yet played any of the other entries in the Deus Ex franchise, I picked this up due to it dropping to a ridiculously lowAlthough I haven't yet played any of the other entries in the Deus Ex franchise, I picked this up due to it dropping to a ridiculously low price of just £5 from a lot of retailers. Without any high expectations many had from the success of Human Revolution, I found this to be a great game, although one bereft with fault. In this installment you play as Adam Jenson, an augmented human being with various abilities granted by his cyborg body. In a fractured world, people are polarised on the issue of the augmented after an event in the previous game, the incident, drove the augmented to go on a killing spree against their will. Now highly segregated, the augmented live very difficult lives. Playing as Jensen, you attempt to unravel a plot against your kind.
    THE GOOD
    - The aspect I found most enjoyable in Mankind Divided was the vast amount of freedom you are allowed in most gameplay related areas. From choosing to kill or to stun, upgrading Jensen to fit your needs (stealth, invulnerability, hacking, agility, weaponry), and even through conversation, you can play the game how you choose to do so. Personally, I played the game non-lethally and without ever setting off any alarms, with Jensen as a silent and invisible ghost, although in my next playthrough I plan on going on a murderous rampage, upgrading Jensen into a juggernaut. Even some sections of the story can differ according to your actions, with some options only available to you depending on prior choices.
    - Side missions are great, being long enough to contain a decent narrative and offer a break from the regular mission structure.
    - The augments you choose from are varied and all have some use.
    - There are a good number of difficulty settings, with 'I Never Asked For This' being a real challenge that even the best players may struggle with. On the other end of the spectrum, there is a difficulty for people who just want to experience the story.
    - The world and atmosphere is very interesting and highly believable, drawing many parallels between the augmented and refugees in our own world. The story often uses the oppression of the augmented to tell a good narrative, and it can be somewhat complex at times. This makes it all the more painful that the ending is abrupt and lacking in closure.
    - Conversations can be interesting and result in different outcomes depending on what you say.
    - The pre-rendered cutscenes, although quite sparse, are beautiful.
    - Cool designs of characters and architecture.
    THE BAD
    - Facial animations are terrible. Character's mouths rarely line up with what they are saying, and with the rest of the game looking pretty good, this stands out and is very noticeable.
    - I noticed screen tearing and large fps drops, especially while in Prague.
    - As previously mentioned, the ending is terrible and doesn't answer the questions the story has posed throughout the rest of the game.
    - Microtransactions.
    THE BORING
    - Some characters don't get enough time in the spotlight, and thus are very one dimensional. Alex Reid and Miller never develop much of a personality, while others, such as Talos Rucker, are very well written. I'm not sure why there is this inconsistency.
    - Voice acting isn't consistent either, and although some were fine, including your protagonist's, others, such as Miller's, were lifeless.
    - The tacked on multiplayer mode is uninteresting.
    CONCLUSION
    - Mankind Divided succeeds in allowing the player vast amounts of freedom, resulting in further playthroughs being appealing. The futuristic setting is fun to be a part of, with side missions focusing on a smaller scale and letting you get to know everyday citizens better. It's a shame then, that some major characters are never fully developed and that the narrative doesn't properly wrap itself up. Despite the problems with the ending and some technical problems, the latest Deus Ex is still great fun, and a must buy, especially now that it can be bought for so cheap. Even though I know it has it's faults, I still think Mankind Divided deserves a 9 just because of how much fun I had, and how immersed I was in the world. The problems I had with it are minor in comparison to how much I enjoyed, and even though some parts were underdeveloped, most of the story and a good number of characters were interesting.
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  4. Nov 3, 2016
    8
    This is a good game but could not be as good as Dishonored.
    Get this game if you like Cyberpunk.
    After playing this game I feel that "future
    This is a good game but could not be as good as Dishonored.
    Get this game if you like Cyberpunk.
    After playing this game I feel that "future will be so boring."
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  5. Sep 13, 2016
    7
    A good solid game but nothing in this game really excels. The story was a bit underwhelming and the ending could have been a lot better.A good solid game but nothing in this game really excels. The story was a bit underwhelming and the ending could have been a lot better. Gameplay and combat were fun for the most part and the setting is great. Graphically it wasn't terrible but it did seem a bit dated. I do think the voice acting could have been a lot better. Overall, a game that is probably worth buying but isn't as good as I thought it would be. Expand
  6. Aug 30, 2016
    6
    Gameplay is okay, not great. Augmentations always feel limited and the game ends before the totality of your augmentations make the characterGameplay is okay, not great. Augmentations always feel limited and the game ends before the totality of your augmentations make the character feel fearsome or coherently effective. Exploring and picking up items gets really tiresome. Expand
  7. Aug 23, 2016
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Игра - жалка копия Deus Ex Human Revolution. Невнятный сюжет, который не вызывает интереса. Главного героя окружают невнятные, нехарактерные персонажи. Прага - полное коридорное убожество. Зачем вообще она понадобилась - непонятно. Остальные локации тоже невыразительные коридоры в которых ничего не запоминается. Русская озвучка временами так себе. Многие герои и героини говорят нарочито примитивно. Непонятно что может вызвать интерес после предыдущей части. Плюс анимация очень плохая и тоже местами примитивная. Таким образом игра не вызывает никакого большого желания в нее играть. Нет интриги, непонятно зачем выполянть пожелания и зачем дальше двигаться по сюжету, потому что гг никого особо не спасает, ничего толкового не расследует. Это провал( Expand

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