Excerpt: Released to unanimous critical acclaim on the PC in 2000, this first person shooter sets you in the role of J.C. Denton, a cyborg special agent with UNATCO, a government agency that deals with a variety of covert missions.
Pros: Role-playing elements give good depth, Lots of choices to solve problems
Cons: Dated graphics, Weak enemy A.I., No multiplayer
Excerpt: When I used to think of FPS games, I usually thought of non-stop action, passable graphics and good party fun. Soon, the reality of new game engines and high-end graphics cards upped the ante for visuals.
Excerpt: It's been almost two years since Deus Ex: The Conspiracy first graced the PC platform. Now Eidos brings its first person shooter, which has claimed over 30 awards in various magazines and websites, for a romp on the PS2.
Conclusion: Overall, is it a player in the genre? I think so- on the PC it's a six-figure selling classic. It's certainly a captivating game. It is intriguing, even if the storyline is a little unoriginal.
Pros: The Story
Cons: The game can outthink you with annoying regularity
Conclusion: A console conversion of a two-year-old game that looked a bit shaky when it first came out was never going to be spectacular, and Ion Storm have probably tailored the game to the format as far as they possibly could.
Conclusion: There is no doubt that Deus Ex is a difficult game; many of the problems presented are quite fiendish, and require the player to think laterally, while several of the combat situations are near-impossible if an all-guns-blazing approach is taken.