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Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Augmented Edition (Xbox 360)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 7 September 2011
This is a great game. The augmented edition is not worth the extra money in my opinion though...all you get is an extra disc with a making of/sound track/digital comic and an art book. Not worth the extra twenty notes. You get some exclusive in game items but you can easily do without. The best thing about the augmented edition is that it comes in a rather nice looking box, but thats about it. If you like nice looking boxes, go ahead.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 5 October 2011
Excellent game. Set in an intriguing dystopian future, very believable and complex. I especially liked how many choices You have to complete the objectives and explore the game world. Your character can be developed in som many ways. You can play as a sneaky non-lethal thief or as a rambo butcher guns blazing. However, the game rewards stealthy gameplay and the ammo is quite scarce. Like other Deus Ex titles, on hard difficulty it can be quite a challenge and if You are not careful You die quickly on casual setting, too. My playthrough lasted about 30 hours and I explored most of the hidden locations. I would recommend this game to anyone who likes action-rpgs, where You have to think and consider Your tactics.
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on 9 September 2011
I adored the first deus ex and played it through 5 or six times just to try different ways of levelling up and of course to see all the different endings. I have completed human revolution 4 times now and i am about to embark on the 5th. The augmented edition is an extra 20 quid for a double barrel shot gun (diddnt like it),an extra mission and access to the grenade laucher after that extra mission (not anything special) a few other nik naks to auto hack doors and blow stuff up and 10.000 credits. Now the credits were nice to have but to buy augmentations you have to unlock them with praxis kits in the game and these are 5000 each. You can also only get two per area you are in so as not to unbalence the game and make you stupidly strong.So expensive and pointless comes to mind but i enjoy all cyber punk artwork so the book was cool. The game is awesome and as you augment up in the game you turn into one mean dude. Ive played it as a hacker, a straight foward fps, stealthy, up close take down guy, non lethal sniper and i had the most fun mixing it up. A well armoured fps approach with some silky smooth close range takedowns and an occassional stealth sneak was how i most enjoyed this game.The gameplay is tight and the conversations are the best i have seen and you could actually seem to read the charecters and choose a good reply.The graphics go from ok to blade runner wow, the weopens are all cool to upgrade and have some interesting power ups themselves. I loved the assault rifle with auto lock tracking bullets and the auto shottie that spat two rounds out at once. The exploisive magnum rounds deserve a mention to lol.This game is more rounded and aimed at a wider market than deus ex 1. in deus 1 your choices of upgrade were pivitol to your progression from that very first upgrade where as here it doesnt seem to matter quite as much. However those first praxis points will have you thinking i can tell you. Great game and recommend highly if you like multiple playthroughs and multiple endings to see.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 13 October 2011
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is an action-RPG in my book. It contains a fair share of combat gameplay but also a fair share of exploration and dialogue with choices and consequences. However, to another, it could be a stealth-RPG. It all depends on how you play the game. This is what makes Deus Ex stand out from the crowd of FPS's nowadays. However, to me, it's not unique or one of a kind (more on this in a minute). There's a great emphasis on employing different abilities to complete your objectives and there's also great emphasis on using different routes or how you handle enemies (take down - lethal or non lethal - guns a blazing, avoiding enemies, hacking enemy turrets and robots to deal with the enemies for you). However, as stated above, most of this has been done in Thief 3 which allowed you to deal with enemies in different ways, take different routes and even allowed you to interact with the enviroment. I'm not bashing Deus Ex: HR here - Thief 4 is actually in development by the same company - but I'm simply saying that I've seen most of what's in Deus Ex: HR before. What makes HR different from Thief 3 however is the fact that there's dialogue and where's there's dialogue, there's choices. Don't go expecting anything amazing though. While there are consequences for choices, they don't actually effect the storyline to a great extent but they're enough to make each playthrough different and combine this with how you can choose a different playstyle each time and upgrade different weapons and there's good replayability to those who want it.

The story is interesting enough and kept me gripped but ultimately failed in narrative. Character relationships are never concluded by the end of the game and you can even learn about certain information early in the game (one is by completing a side quest) and when Adam Jensen hears it again later in the game, he acts shocked. One reviewer on some gaming site mentioned this too and stated that the developers should either have changed Adam's response based on what he had learned (scripts and varibles would come into play here, it's not hard for one little thing) or simply not included such information for the player to find.

I've heard lots mention Bioshock here but Bioshock is nothing compared to Deus Ex. Deus Ex offers more in-depth weapon customization, more exploration and more freedom in how you play. I'm surprise some would even dare to call Bioshock an RPG. Other games mentioned are Fallout 3 where people mentioned the "freedom" it offered. Let me tell you, if you can't kill a character because they're "important" for a side quest you don't want to do, then it's not freedom. In Deus Ex: HR, I can kill Megan's Reed's mother even though she's important for one of the sidequests. You can also kill David Sarif, Hugh Darrowman and William Taggart guy at the end of the game simply just for laughs. There's also four endings. The freedom offered - in terms of playstyle and choices - in Deus Ex is amazing and missions are non-linear which means there's never simply one straight forward path in how you can tackle them. I've also heard mention of Mass Effect 2 and this is Deus Ex's main competition...

Mass Effect 2 features plenty of dialogue, choices and consequences. The world...galaxy (ours) it is set in is very detailed and the hub worlds are beautifully detailed. The combat system is also very statisfying and fluid and enemy AI is greater than enemy AI in Deus Ex: HR. HR on the other hand - while the world is stunning at times - doesn't offer the same detail as ME2. The combat however is fun and there's many ways of how to dispose of an enemy. Maybe I'm being a bit too harsh on the enemy AI in HR as they are performing more tasks than enemies in ME2 but quite frankly, I went in expecting enemy AI to be as intelligent as the AI of enemies in Halo Reach on Legendary difficulty. In HR, if you don't return fire for 2 minutes, enemies will start to move to your position, I wiped out a group of five enemies like this with headshots. Each time I killed one, I would simply wait in the same spot and wait for the next enemy to "investigate" and this was on "Give me Deus Ex" difficulty which is the hardest difficulty. No enemy should be that dumb expecially when they see their friends getting killed in the same spot. In Halo Reach, you'd get an enemy that would try to flank you.

Other negatives of HR are the poor facial animinations, the lack of detail (Adam Jensen looks realistic however) in them and some of the voice acting (not most, most of it's pretty good) isn't good. Another annoyance is that enemies drop little ammo. People can disagree as much as they want but when an enemy drops ONE bullet for a gun, you know something is not right. lol

All in all, it's a great break to finally play a shooter that wasn't simply senseless. And for some...it won't even be a shooter. It (along with Two Worlds 2) kept me going until Dark Souls. In my opinion, Deus Ex: HR is the shooter of the year but not the RPG of the year, you can't influence Adam enough (you can make him have a few different views on subjects but don't go in expecting Mass Effect or Dragon Age role playing where you've got the ability to make your character religious), in my opinion, the RPG of the year will be going to Dark Souls which offers role playing with its Convenant system.

I previously mentioned Thief 3. Another game similar to this is Arx Fatalis (developed by some developers of the first Thief games) which allows for the player to complete quests in whatever way they want (Stealth, force, magic). You can even break down doors simply with brute force which is similar to Deus Ex: HR where you can pick up heavy objects (with the right augmentation) to throw or to use as platforms to climb on to reach a explorable route. What makes Arx Fatalis more advanced however is that the entire storyline is non-linear and you can even kill every NPC in the game and STILL complete the story, so long as you know what to do without NPC help. There are also less chaotic choices you can make which effect the story and branch out with unexpected consequences which put The Witcher 2 and Dragon Age 2 to shame. While Deus Ex: HR is no Arx Fatalis, it almost offered the same type of freedom and the freedom of playstyle only helped even more. I greatly enjoyed completing objectives in my own personal way with the most memorable one being where I had to defend a position and simply made a mini fort out of heavy objects which I had moved around me to protect me while I shot my enemies.

"My vision is augmentated, I didn't ask for this." - Adam Denton?

Umm...by the way...being a game of choices and consequences...be wary of killing merchants. Once they're dead, they're dead forever. Which brings me to another con of the game...merchants only restock goods when you progress through the game. This includes ammo, weapon upgrades and of course, weapons themselves. On the plus side, you can sell stuff to them for credits.

As for the augmented edition. Wait till the price drops. The artbook isn't really that great when compared to the artbook included with Dark Souls' limited edition which is £40.

The game is not perfect but it's good enough.

8/10

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on 25 September 2011
i was looking forward to this game from the moment it was announced as i really love the deus ex series. the gameplay on this is excellent, with a very interactive enviroment and the optin to take on any particular objective in many different ways. the real challenge is to do things without being spotted, as on the harder levvels you cannot really survive a shootout with more than 3 people. a very well put together game which i have had a lot of fun with, my only gripes being that the graphics could be better - cutscenes are almost lifelike, yet gameplay seems a bit last year, but its not a complaint, just less than the awesome level of the rest of the game. it can also be a bit of a pain getting around town, but thats RPG's for you. though i really loved this, its not to everyones taste, as it does involve a thoughtful and tactical approach
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 1 September 2011
I have played many FPS's many RPG's many FPS RPG's and none come any where near in the shere perfection that is this game.
The gameplay is fluid, there are at least three ways to approcach any situation and the way you resolve it will come back and affect you! The RPG element make the neat and tidy go somwhere and decide to be evil or good like mass effect and dragon age seem clumsy compared to this game.
The graphics are great even by todays standards of crysis 2, the architecture, the character models, the wepons, are all great.
The storyline will keep you glued to your TV for days!Think the matrix with blade runner, irobot and enough twists and a emgrosing world.
Get it! You wont regret it, no matter what your play style, haking, exsplration, persuation, brute force, stealth you can use them all and the game rewards you for your style, for daring to exsplore and find the other ways in, the other way. The TRUTH WILL CHANGE YOU!
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on 29 July 2012
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the sequel to the best selling 2000 game, Deus Ex. Human Revolution is a first person stealth based action game.

The art style within game is amazing having renaissance influenced designs and also having neo-noir cyberpunk themes. The gameplay really enhances the games design showing the players the attention to detail within the game. It is only, however, a single player game which involves no multiplayer or co-op options. The story is compelling and revolves around a lot of espionage, human enhancement and conspiracy.

With a lengthy campaign and an interesting design and plot, HR provides gamers with a huge treat with this unique product, especially including extra content with a second disk and an artwork book in this Augmented Edition. 9/10
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on 7 September 2011
Absolutely brilliant game - they've absolutely nailed the feel of the original game, with very few gaffs.

The boss fights are jarring, such that even on a sneak/stealth run through you need to lug about some heavy weapons for when you get forced into a confrontation with some heavily aug-ed bosses. The load times are awful (install to disk - it helps), lots of the NPC models repeat (but there are loads of them) and shooting someone in the head with a tranq or stun gun (rather than the torso) counts as a kill rather than a takedown (which screws up some missions and an achievement).

Those are nothing but quibbles.

40+ hours of immersive gameplay, smart plot, tons of content and easter eggs, good weapons, and several different ways to complete each mission.

In short: buy this game.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 29 August 2011
awesome game with beautiful mechanics that allow you to play the way you want without being penalized. also has many in game choices, very lengthy campaign ( I've been playing for more than 27hrs and i still haven't completed it some review sites say the game can stretch to the 40 hr mark) and has good replay ability. cant wait for more dlc and a sequel
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on 7 March 2012
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is an awesome game as it is. But the extras you get with the augmented edition add so much more!
The automatic unlocking device might sound like a cheat, but it's not a permanent thing, you use them like grenades, the shotgun is just epic and don't get me started on the sniper rifle! the extra credits really help as well.
If you want a good RPG where your decisions can either help you or crush your assets, buy this. Buy the augmented edition, trust me, it's too epic for words!!
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