To Stab Or To Karate-Chop? Deus Ex: Human Revolution Is All About Options

To Stab Or To Karate-Chop? Deus Ex: Human Revolution Is All About Options
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Yesterday, I wrote a post about some of the things I really like in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Today, I thought I’d share a video demonstrating some of them. This video shows some highlights from the first mission in the game — stealth, hacking, cover, takedowns, conversation, negotiation and exploration.

Since it takes place near the start of the game, it’s pretty spoiler-lite, though it does show a lot of the level, plus a few ways the mission can end.

While making the video (it’s from the PC version), I was struck at just how differently each scenario could go down. I had a lot of fun recreating a few encounters, and, by behaving differently, causing a dramatically different outcome.

For all the elbow-stabbing, cop-punching, wall-hugging and cabrone-wrangling you can handle, give it a watch!


  • Also for you aussies if you setup a free or trail VPN server you can activate Dues Ex early, i may or may not have been playing all last night.

    Tired at work today haha

    • disclaimer i should add, i take no responsibility for banned accounts. however it’s my understanding that as long as you are paying the aussie amount there will be no ramifications.

      • This friend of mine who I may know is playing is really excited about how great the stealth mechanics are in the game, noting more satisfying then taking down a guard behind hes buddy and dragging him around the corner haha. So i heard.

  • This sucks. If it’s available on steam in one country, it should be available EVERYWHERE. All we need is one retailer to break it. Come on, K-Mart! Sell the damned game and the others’ll fall like dominos!!!

    • that’s probably true, but alas, even if Kmart/BigW/EB/JB start selling it, the PC version won’t unlock until tomorrow ๐Ÿ™

  • The one game I am dying to play, and its probably one of the few that won’t break street date ๐Ÿ™

    I’ve never played a Deus Ex before, and I’m itching to see what all the hype is about

  • Wicked. This sneaking and cover system reminds me a lot of Thief Deadly Shadows…well minus the shadows. Does light play any part in how visible you are?

  • The second after reading these comments I got a call from GAME. I got excited thinking the street date had been broken……..but no, just telling me I can collect my copy in the morning!
    Damn! Woulda been awesome if had!

  • Yeah… I’m going to Target after work at like 8pm. Gonna ask some poor sap to look out back for me… fingers crossed!

    Either that, or I have to take tomorrow off work, which would be unfortunate but neccessary ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • After a few frustrating hours last night I finally got it to run from Steam… and it’s pretty awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve only got a crappy laptop so I didn’t even try to tweak graphics and just set it to run at minimum and jumped in. It was still pretty good looking too.

    Though as a native of Detroit I feel that I must comment thusly: The future dystopic Detroit in Deus Ex Human Revolution is pretty kick-ass… though I’d consider the city lucky if this city *EVER* looks as clean and populated as it did in this ‘dystopic’ vision ;-P haha

    but it was cool to be running around Deus Ex-ing again while being able to see the Renaissance Center out the windows of Sarif Industries ๐Ÿ™‚

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