Since the introduction of the Mass Effect series, many games have tried to provide a more interactive experience by giving choices to players which have consequences to later stages of the games. Some have succeeded in this while others have failed, but none have done it quite as well as Dues Ex: Human Revolution.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the third chapter in the Deus Ex series, and the prequel to the original game. Set in the year 2027, the story follows the life of Adam Jensen, head of security to the biotechnology corporation Sarif Industries. In this world, mankind is on the brink of allowing robotic implants to be grafted on people, effectively making them “more than human”, and society is torn between those who support the idea and those who are against it.
The story is compelling as it is convincing, and the voice actors and writing give so much depth to the characters that you absolutely feel for them when something breaking occurs in the game.
But many games have excellent writing, and what sets this game apart from others is in the massive amount of choice which is allowed to the player. You can play as a spy, quietly moving through the corridors, or you can go all out in a combat build. What’s more, the dialogue options with the bosses of the areas are intriguing as well, giving you the ability to convince others into giving up, or provoking them into a fight.
The graphics in the game are excellent as well. Utilizing a sandbox experience, you can roam around freely in the many cities of Deus Ex, and the setting is very accurately portrayed to give players an immersive feel while playing. This is the type of game which sucks you into it so well that you end up playing into the wee hours of the morning, only stopping because you absolutely have to go to work the next day.
If you’re looking for a great game to play while 30 hours of your life away, there is no other game which can provide as rewarding an experience as Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Give it a go, and I guarantee you that you’ll be unable to put it down!