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Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Xbox 360)
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Xbox 360)
Date: 29/08/11, updated on 29/08/11 (45 review reads)
Advantages: Brilliant visual & sound effects and the game has multiple choice answers that can affect your gam
Disadvantages: None really!
== DEUS EX HUMAN REVOLUTION ==
Deus Ex Human Revolution is the third game in the Deus Ex game series and its a prequel to the first Deus Ex game. Deus Ex Human Revolution is a first-person role playing game available for PS3 and PC as well as the Xbox 360. The game was developed by Eidos Montreal and was published by Square Enix. When I first heard that another Deus Ex game was coming I wasn't at all excited because I only had a brief go on one of the other games and to be honest I wasn't that impressed with them. My cousin told me more about the game as it got closer to release which did persuade me to buy the game and give it a shot. I have to say upon buying the game I was immediately blown away. Everything about the game literally shocked me. The game is brilliant in many ways and the fact that each scenario has a different outcome depending on your answers you give is fantastic. The story to the game is also the type of story that fits perfectly into the game and certainly brings the game to life.
You take the role as Adam Jensen an ex SWAT commander in the Detroit Police Force who was fired due to not following orders. Shortly after Jensen was hired by Sarif Industries to be a private security specialist. Jensen is doing a routine security check one day but suddenly Sarif Industries is attacked by a merciless black ops team. Jensen gets critically injured during this and his life hangs in the balance. Adam later awakens with cybernetic augmentations and he begins a relentless assault to find who has done this to him and to find out who is behind the attack on Sarif Industries. The story to the game also leads to many different quests and missions and Deus Ex has to be one of the best stories to a game so far to date.
=== GAMEPLAY ===
Deus Ex Human Revolution is a fantastic game. Its not just the story that makes this game amazing because it also has a lot of gameplay features. The only character you play as is Adam Jensen and to be fair you wouldn't need anyone else and you can tell this just by looking at him. Adam is one of the best characters I have played from a game and he is skilled in many ways. The year the game is set is 2027 which is 25 years before the first Deus Ex game. You visit five different cities in the game which include Detroit, Montreal and Shanghai and all of them are superbly designed. Whilst playing through the game you will learn many things about it. The game is a first person shooter and does feature role playing elements such as equipment, upgrading skills and leveling up. As you progress in the game you acquire points. These points are acquired when you level up or do certain quests and these can be used to add new abilities/augmentations. Jensen at first cant do many things but when you buy augmentations with your points you can buy abilities such as punching through walls, turn invisible for so many seconds, fall from unbelievable heights and not get hurt, jump a lot higher and there are many many more. This is a fantastic idea but the only downfall is that you cant acquire every ability and you must choose to what you would like Adam Jensen to be. You can give him abilities to be stealthy, all out action or a bit of both its entirely up to you.
There are lots of different weapons on the game that Adam can pick up. Adam has an inventory that can only carry so much stuff but there are augmentations to upgrade how much he can carry. There are weapons such as pistols, revolver, shotgun, machine gun, crossbow, stun gun, sniper rifle, heavy rifle, plasma rifle and loads more. Again the downfall is the amount you can carry because some of those weapons take a massive amount of space in your inventory up but at least the game mixes it up every time you play it. There are also grenades and mines on the game which you can use. EMP grenades, frag grenades, timed mines and many more can all be used for different enemies. The game has a fairly open world in which it can be explored but only with what ever city your in. For example if your in Detroit then the whole of Detroit is accessible. Exploring places often is great because you can find lost of items that can be sold and you can also find credits and books. The books are used for experience and the credits are used as money in the game. Credits can be spent at shops that are run by gang members. They sell new weapons, ammo, weapon upgrades, healing items and a few other bits.
Adam has a health meter at the top right of the screen but its fairly hard to notice at first but just underneath is his energy bar which can be used for his augmentations or for sneaking up behind an enemy to take them out. You can knock out an enemy from behind which uses an energy bar but in turn it refills over time. If you acquire the right augmentation then you can take out multiple enemies with one sneak attack. You can also kill the enemies if you want from doing this by holding the button but it may alert nearby enemies of your presence. A lot of the game does involve hacking terminals. You can hack computers, safes and even doors which could lead to bonuses as well as experience. There are a lot of civilians in the game and killing them can result into the police after your blood but its not against the games rule so basically you can do anything you please. The story aspect of the game is great. Whilst there is only on game mode available and a lack of multiplayer options the game still doesn't disappoint. In story mode you will come across many people that will also require your help. These are side quests and can bring your great rewards for doing them and are totally worth the hassle some of them give.
Deus Ex Human Revolution is a fantastic game. The game has more to offer as well and the developers are working on bonus content available for download. There are numerous enemies in the game from enemy soldiers to war mechs and other robots. There are also turrets that will attack you if they see you and cameras that will alarm enemies of your presence so its always best to be careful. Another thing that is a brilliant idea in the game is that if you don't hide bodies of the people you've butchered and your enemies find them then they will look all over for you until they find you. You also get to question people and there are multiple choices but there are no right or wrong answers. Overall Deus Ex Human Revolution has to go down as one of the best games ever. Its brilliant a masterclass and definitely one of my all time favourite games.
=== GRAPHICS & SOUND EFFECTS ===
The graphics to Deus Ex Human Revolution is possibly the best I have seen. The game is full with lots of characters and they are all detailed really well. Adam Jensen looks like the hero everyone wants in a game and he is really brilliantly designed. All of the characters are brilliantly fleshed out. The actual locations in the game are astonishing and beautifully designed. Each building in each city is designed really well and most buildings can be climbed someway or another. The detail of the game overall is unbelievable. Everything about the games graphics make the game amazing.
The overall sound effects to Deus Ex Human Revolution are equally as impressive as the graphics. Adam Jensen (voiced by Elias Toufexis) is brilliant and his voice fits perfect into the game. I do at times think he sounds like Timothy Olyphant. All of the other characters in the game are also voiced and they all play an integral part in the games success. The overall action sound effects are phenomenal and definitely bring the game to life but one of the most impressive parts to the game is the ability to hear footsteps. Your enemies can also hear these and will be alerted if they do. Basically what you hear in the game your enemies hear as well and this works really well. The music to the game is equally impressive and definitely fits well into the game. Overall I was impressed with both of these aspects.
=== DIFFICULTY & LONGEVITY ===
The games difficulty varies at times and it depends on how you choose to play the game. If your going through the game stealthy then the game can be extremely challenging and very difficult. If your going through the game all out action then it can also be as challenging depending on what difficulty setting you choose at the start of the game. The game does feature a couple of problem solving puzzles but nothing seriously hard. The combat is more realistic in this game than games such as Call Of Duty because you can actually be killed within one or two shots. In Call Of Duty you can be shot numerous times and hardly taken damage. Your health does gradually regenerate but that's only with the right augmentation. The controls to the game are quite easy and most of the game is easy to follow. I did find the hacking a little hard at first because I skipped the tutorials at the beginning of the game so its best to watch them.
The game is really good in length in my opinion. There have been people that has completed the main story quest in 15 hours which doesn't sound to good but to be fair all of the side quests that are on the game will take your gameplay close to the 40 hours mark which is fantastic. Also you will have to go through the game numerous times to achieve different bits and there are 4 alternative endings available to get depending on what you do and how you choose it. Yes there is only one game mode available but with the downloadable content that's coming out and the fact you have to go through the game more than once or twice it makes Deus Ex worthy of being brilliant in terms of length!
=== ACHIEVEMENTS ===
Deus Ex Human Revolution has a total of 49 achievements. This is fantastic because its impossible to get all of them on one playthrough of the game and its pretty hard to get them on 2 completions of the game. Some of the achievements depend on what answers you choose when given multiple questions. Other achievements include so many takedowns, upgrading equipment and upgrading augmentations. You also get some achievements for doing certain quests or certain bits in the main quest. Overall the achievements are fantastic for this game.
=== PROS ===
*You choose how your story evolves and you choose what happens!
*You can upgrade Adam's augmentations and learn new abilities to help you along through the game.
*The graphics are absolutely beautiful and the sound effects really stand out.
*There are a lot of different weapons, enemies and outcomes on the game.
*Its a challenge and
=== CONS ===
*Should be able to carry unlimited items!
*No multiplayer options and that's about it for cons.
=== FINAL THOUGHT ===
Deus Ex Human Revolution is a brilliant game and the best thing is the fact that you don't need to have played any of the other games to start enjoying this because its a prequel. Also the fact you can play how you want to play and do what you want to do is really appealing. I'm not usually a massive fan of these type of games but this one literally blew me away in every way possible. Stunning visuals, stunning sound effects and some top quality gameplay make this a possible contender for the Game Of The Year award.
I would seriously recommend the game. This is by far one of the best games ever made. I was starting to lose faith because most of the older games are hard to beat but Deus Ex Human Revolution has calmed me down because its brilliant. I would recommend the game to fans of stealthy games, FPS games and to basically anyone who like games with stunning graphics.
The game has an age rating of 15+ because it contains strong language and strong bloody violence throughout. The game manual is okay but not the best ever. There are different versions of the game available. There is the normal versions, collectors edition, augmented edition or a limited edition each with added content. There will be DLC availble for the game possibly from 29/08/11.
For such a good game I was expecting the price of it to be around the £40 mark. Having seen Game and Gamestation selling the game at £39.99 I thought I would check my local ASDA and was pleasantly surprised they had it for £33.97. Its definitely worth the money because its guaranteed to last a long time.
One of the best games ever made in my opinion and definitely worth owning. I would give Deus Ex Human Revolution a full on 10/10! Simply fantastic!!
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Summary: One of the best and most beautiful first person shooter games with role playing elements!