Excerpt: Adam Jensen, the perfect cyborg, is wrestling with a vending machine. It’s not refusing to serve him orange drink, it’s refusing to fit through a door. He is, as I play him, the worst chief of security in the world.
Excerpt: There are very few games that all of us at RPS find ourselves all anticipating so hotly, and this week Deus Ex: Human Revolution is finally with us. Copies should unlock in the US at midnight tonight, while other parts of the world (needlessly) have to wait another four days.
Conclusion: The depth, the detail, and the genuine choice and variety of this game all bring to mind the best parts of DX 1. The slickness of the UI, quality of the design, and overall execution all serve to bring it into the modern age. Spectacular, engaging, and fun.
Summary: Human Revolution is faithful to the style of game fans of the original loved, though familiarity with it is not required. A strong plot, decent shooting mechanics, and lots of player freedom make this well worth your time.
Summary: Choice. Many games provide the illusion of it; fewer deliver it in any meaningful way. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is one of those few: a first-person shooter/stealth/espionage/role-playing hybrid that allows you to overcome obstacles as you see fit.
Pros: Varied mechanics allow you to accomplish missions the way you want, Evocative futuristic atmosphere, Engrossing story with themes that resonate, A long adventure that invites replay
Cons: Poor boss fights remove the element of choice, Long load times, dated facial animations, and other technical drawbacks, Weak AI detracts from both the shooting and the stealth
Excerpt: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Publisher: Square-Enix Platform: PC , Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 UK Price (as reviewed): £34.99 incl. VAT US Price (as reviewed): $49.99 excl. Tax We went into Human Revolution expecting one thing: bitter disappointment.