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Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

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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 ofDiscover 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. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jul 5, 2016
    90
    If you enjoy exploration (either environmentally or through dialog), Dex will keep you very busy and engaged the whole time.
  2. Aug 8, 2016
    75
    Overall, Dex is a great title which should be played by fans looking to relive the days of old-school platformers and role-playing games.
  3. Jul 14, 2016
    70
    A modest and enjoyable game, with a selection of great characters, and a storyline often giving pause for thought. Dex is a solid project, clearly put together with love. While its combat mechanic and hacking are lacking, the majority of the experience is deep and interesting.
  4. Jul 28, 2016
    70
    A nice mix of genres that doesn't makes everything perfect but manages to entertain with its story and gameplay mechanics albeit its dull combat system.
  5. Jul 28, 2016
    40
    Dex just never stood out enough for me. The generic and clichéd story left me cold, and the technical issues made the game hard to like. However, it is worth noting that the various performance issues I encountered on the Xbox One were not present on the PC version. So if you feel like you need to check Dex out and have the ability to do so, get it on PC. It doesn’t differ much in general, but at least it will be slightly more pleasant to play.
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  1. Aug 31, 2016
    6
    Dex isn't a bad game per-se, but it falls down on the actual gameplay elements of the game. And whilst you can earn XP, power up, buy augmentsDex isn't a bad game per-se, but it falls down on the actual gameplay elements of the game. And whilst you can earn XP, power up, buy augments ala Deus Ex: Human Revolution etc, you may spend a lot of your time in combat. The combat system is supposed to be fluid, and it just doesn't feel that way at all... many times enemies will use unblockable attacks, so it becomes a war of attrition, kicks, punches, dodges, and rolls become your staple diet and it leaves a very bland meal.

    Firearms bring their own problems, with the use of the sticks to aim feeling imprecise and unintuitive.

    Movement is tricky, and when you have to rely on pixel perfect jumps for some of the later puzzles - it gets downright annoying.

    If you're trying to sneak, that has issues, often the camera doesn't work in Dex's favour so you'll end up running into enemies you haven't seen yet.

    It's an old computer saying: Garbage In/Garbage Out. In this case the game's not garbage, far from it, but it is frustrating to see those combat systems and so on let the whole thing down. You get out of Dex what you put in, and if you can work to get used to those systems, get used to the flaws, you'll find a pretty elegantly crafted story beneath.

    However, like anything else, you can quickly grow tired of the game fighting you and lose interest.

    The point at where you really become a badass might come too late for some, and that's a shame, we're not saying we'd recommend the game - but you certainly may find something to like here if you're a fan of Cyberpunk and neat storytelling.
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