Summary: That particularly painful belly flop aside, though, Human Revolution is one of our favorite games to come along in quite some time. It’s that rare franchise revival that manages to nod knowingly in its predecessor’s direction while boldly blazing new trails of its own. Gaming industry, take note: More of this, please.
Pros: Tons of freedom to play however you please; augmentations for every occasion; incredibly interesting, well thought out world.
Cons: Terrible boss fights; all-over-the-place AI; some silly writing and voice acting.
Excerpt: Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the third installment into the Deus Ex series and is a prequel to the original. Your character, Adam Jensen, is an ex-SWAT security chief for Sarif corporation which specializes in biomodifications. They aren’t the only player in this lucrative industry, and are the victims of some devastating terrorist attacks. Strong Points: Superb story, graphics and soundtrack; lots of choices available to the player including multiple endings.
Pros: Superb story, graphics and soundtrack; lots of choices available to the player including multiple endings.
Cons: Boss battles seem out of place and can be really tough if you have not beefed up your character.
Excerpt: The Missing Link, the first piece of DLC for Deus Ex: Human Revolution , does exactly what its name implies: fills in the gaps left in the endgame of HR's plot. While Deus Ex: Human Revolution left Adam stowed away on a ship in search of a team of kidnapped scientists, The Missing Link starts with Adam being discovered and brutally interrogated by Bell Tower agents.
Pros: Exciting extended ending that picks up where you left off from in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. While there’s a boss, he can be defeated stealthily or non-lethally.
Cons: While I enjoyed every minute of it, there’s only 5 hours of extended game play here.
Excerpt: Fortunately, I haven't actually played very much of the original Deus Ex , so I'm coming at Human Revolution pretty well cold, and it's not bad at all. It's a nicely varied game that rewards exploration and molds itself pretty seamlessly around the player, with a solid plot and a well-built and engaging near-future world. You'll probably enjoy it.
Conclusion: Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a beautiful and immersive video game. It manages to combine many elements into a coherent package, which remembers it's a role-playing game first and then a first-person shooter with cover mechanics. If you're on the fence about this title living up to the expectations of the original, or if you need to have experienced the first games in the series, don't worry, as Human Revolution is a great game that stands on its own merits.
Excerpt: The problem everyone's going to have when discussing Human Revolution is that apparently, when somebody brings up Deus Ex these days, every PC gamer is required by cultural more to face Texas and genuflect. Somewhere along the line, it went from a good game to a great game to a life-changing experience, and Human Revolution 's first and biggest hurdle is going to be stacking up against not necessarily its predecessor, but the cultlike following it's developed in the last...
Summary: In Deus Ex: Human Revolution you play Adam Jensen, a security specialist, handpicked to oversee the defense of one of America's most experimental biotechnology firms. But when a black ops team breaks in and kills the scientists you were hired to protect, everything you thought you knew about your job changes.
Excerpt: Longtime fans could be forgiven for being wary of Deus Ex: Human Revolution . It’s a prequel to a series that ended rather decisively, the last outing proved somewhat disappointing, and the original’s complexity might not sell in today’s market. Normally that’s a free space and a commercial set to rock music away from bad sequel Bingo. Let’s not kid ourselves, the real issue surrounding Human Revolution has nothing to do with transhumanism or the nature of man.
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.