FPS/RPG hybrid Deus Ex
is one of the most highly-regarded PC games out there. In fact, it remains at the top of many a “best games” list to this day, more than a decade after it was released, and is considered by some to be the greatest PC game of all time. It expertly blended shooter action with role-playing elements, offering a free-form play style throughout open environments and featuring multiple solutions to every problem. Its sequel, Invisible War
, was seen as a step backward by most, in part because of its simultaneous release on consoles and the design decisions made in that regard. Despite being a pretty good game in its own right, it just didn’t recreate the magic of the original.
Developer Eidos Montreal knew that better than anyone, being big fans of Deus Ex
themselves. So when they set out to create a new iteration in the beloved franchise, they took measures to ensure not only that the game in general lived up to its legacy, but that the PC version met or exceeded the expectations of long-time series fans. Thus Deus Ex: Human Revolution
was born. This game is actually a prequel to the original, taking place in the year 2027, when the controversial science of biomechanical augmentation is just starting to hit the mainstream. You play as Adam Jensen, chief of security for one of the largest players in the aug market, Sarif Industries. After the company’s research lab is ransacked by unknown assailants, you embark on a very personal quest to uncover a global conspiracy fraught with corporate espionage and inconvenient truth.
With DirectX 11-enhanced graphics, support for stereoscopic 3D and multi-monitor display setups, the option to adjust the field of view from in-game, as well as the ability to toggle many of the more intrusive UI elements to determine how immersive you want your play experience to be, there is no doubt that DXHR is best experienced on a PC. I’ve been playing it a ton since last Tuesday, with two playthroughs under my belt already. Before I get sucked into it again, though, allow me to explain everything you need to know about the new and improved Deus Ex
. That is, if you’re not one of the 50,000+ people playing the game right now
and still need convincing. Don’t worry, I won’t be spoiling any of the story that you wouldn’t already know by watching a pre-release trailer.