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Deus Ex: Human Revolution
PC, XBox 360, Playstation 3

Reviewed on: PC
Eidos Montreal
Publisher: Square Enix
Rated: "M" for Mature

CHEATfactor Game Review
by Joe Sinicki

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User Rating:        6
Presentation: 6

Though it's marred by dated facial animations and a few other odd quirks, Deus Ex's bold choices begin with its style. There's a heavy amount of black and gold dotting the game's world, painting a remarkable picture of the game's dystopian setting.

Gameplay: 5

A lot of games allow player choice, but very few of them do it to the extent of Deus Ex. Each level offers not just multiple solutions, but a completely open path to do things your way. It's just a shame that this choice is taken away at times.

Lasting Appeal:

From the game's first mission, you're given choices that will immediately make you question yourself, and begs for multiple replays. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is not just a game packed with depth, but a game that deserves to be played multiple times.

Overall: 6
Like the other games in the series before it, Deus Ex: Human Revolution offers a different way to look at the modern style of action video games, and it's mostly a wild success. Deus Ex is a game that begs to be played over and over.
CHEATfactor: 6

We live in a society obsessed with perfecting the human image. These shoes will make you run faster, this drink gives you more stamina and this surgery will make you irresistible to the opposite sex. The world of Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a futuristic look at where society is headed, and it's a grim one. Competing biotech corporations are augmenting people with new limbs and new senses, but a secret war for these technologies is brewing and innocent lives are being put at risk for this war.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the latest chapter in the long running, critic and cult favorite series casts players in the middle of this war and gives them the freedom to decide just how it pans out. Your choices have a tremendous amount of weight and as such, the replay factor is through the roof. Deus Ex is not just a tremendous action game, it's a gripping and satisfying tale that hits all (well, most) of the right notes to leave you on the edge of your seat.

Human Revolution casts you in the role of Adam Jensen, chief security officer for Sarif Industries, one of the leading Biotechnology companies on the planet. Sarif is on the verge of a major breakthrough, and could unlock the full potential of the human body, but they have their detractors. Not only are their rival companies attempting to steal their information and ideas by any means necessary, they also have a number of “purists” who believe that their work is wrong. On a routine mission, Jensen is attacked and left for dead, leading him augmented with the company's own technology.  What results is your quest to unravel a global conspiracy and find your attackers.

"You're merely dropped into a mission and asked to complete it in whichever way you prefer."


Human Revolution is so gripping because it deals with issues that though they may be a ways off, are very possible in today's society, but just how deep you dive into the mythos of the game is completely up to you - and that's where the game truly begins to shine.  A lot of games can claim to give you choices, but very few give you the freedom that Deus Ex offers. Each mission gives you a few basic choices, for instance if you want a weapon to take out enemies from a distance or close-up, but you never feel like the game is guiding you in a certain direction. You're merely dropped into a mission and asked to complete it in whichever way you prefer. Go through and take out every one of your enemies in a fury of lead? Go for it, just be prepared for the consequences.

I often found myself going the other route; sneaking around missions and avoiding enemy contact whenever possible. This is where Deus Ex is at its most gripping, enemy AI is astoundingly good, responding to everything from noise to suspicious activity and yes, even unconscious bodies if you don't hide them well enough. You'll genuinely have to plan a strategy and think about how you're going to do things before leaping right in, as getting caught often leads to having to think on the fly, and adopt a new strategy. The way you play not only has an effect on the game's missions, but the way the game itself plays out, as certain actions will open up new interactions and side missions that delve deeper into the world of Deus Ex.

There is something to say though for how satisfying and remarkably realistic the game's gunplay is. Throughout the game (especially if you choose to shoot first and ask questions later), you'll gain access to a lot of different weapons, and each feels like its weighted right and fun to shoot. It's incredibly rewarding to take out a room of baddies with a high powered weapon, and the game's well done cover system adds to it by leaps and bounds.

" unfortunate habit of stopping its own momentum."


As you play through Deus Ex, you'll earn Praxis points, the game's currency system that you'll use to level up and earn new abilities. These too have a profound effect on just how you'll experience the game. I found myself investing them in the blades on my arms, as I found it incredibly rewarding to sneak up on an enemy and take them out this way, but you're able to distribute them to literally any aspect of your character in an effort to max out your play style of choice. A tip though - no matter how you choose to play, give a significant amount of your points to hacking, as it makes the entire game easier, and opens up a lot of new choices.

For all that it does right; Deus Ex has an unfortunate habit of stopping its own momentum. While the majority of the game is choice driven, there are a few moments where the game feels remarkably linear, and you can't help but feel like the game is pushing you in certain directions. Good examples of these moments are the game's boss fights. In a normal game, they'd be sufficient, but when a game is as well done as Deus Ex, they seem out of place and counterproductive to what the game truly wants to do.

Though it's marred by dated facial animations, the majority of Deus Ex: Human Revolution looks like an art-school dystopia. Heavy on blacks and grays, the game plays the troubled future motif well, and not as predictable as some other games that explore the same theme. There were multiple times I just found myself staring out a window at the wonderfully rendered cityscape. Human Revolution is one of most unique and cool looking games of this generation.

Barring a few missteps, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a gripping and unique thrill ride that everyone should play. It's faith in its mechanics and play style allows the player an ultimate sense of freedom and the result is a game that you're not going to want to just experience, but play through again and again. It may not be perfect, but Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a great action romp. 



CHEATS USED: Unlimited Sprint, Add Praxis Points, God Mode

I played Deus Ex mostly sneaking around, enjoying the game's stealth features. One of the main problems I had though (especially early on in the game) was that I was never able to run for long enough, meaning that I was more likely to get caught between cover. With the unlimited sprint feature in the trainer from Cheat Happens, I found myself getting the jump on my enemies more often than not.

The trainer also features cheats for adding Praxis points, giving you the freedom to basically tailor your character to your own playstyle as quickly and as often as you'd like.

And of course, there's god mode - meaning that regardless of what play style you choose, you'll be able to walk in and kick some biotech ass.



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User # 1050670
posted: 10/17/2011 5:12:10 AM -  Report Post              I rate this game   edit post

Good game, good gameplay and a good story too.

I did not use any cheats, but I played in easiest difficulty.

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User # 1262264
posted: 10/10/2011 10:55:13 AM -  Report Post              I rate this game   edit post

Awesome awesome awesome. ^_^
Yep...just about sums it up.
Love the RPG elements.
I'm seeing a lot more FPS-RPG's coming into play in the future. They are just WAY too much fun.
The splinter cell style elements in the game (sneaking around, stealth and such) really made this a huge hit for me.
9 out of 10 only because it felt too restricted. needed more options and longer gameplay

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User # 1255896
posted: 9/29/2011 6:05:10 AM -  Report Post              I rate this game   edit post

This game is good..

Current rank: 1.5 Stars. Next Rank at 500 Posts.
User # 750671
posted: 9/17/2011 7:31:50 AM -  Report Post              I rate this game   edit post

I used mostly the no reload and, obviously, the unlimited energy. The second made my gameplay amazingly fun, being that I could keep the invisibility and the no sound always activated, so I could sneak past everything, and play the game full stealth, without having to kill anyone at all.
Amazing game, and becomes so much better with unlimited energy!

Current rank: 1.5 Stars. Next Rank at 500 Posts.
User # 676553
posted: 9/14/2011 7:51:02 AM -  Report Post                edit post

I used maximum cheat, I beat the game in 7 hours on the easiest difficulty.

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