Deus Ex : Human Revolution
Deus Ex Human Revolution is an action-rpg and a cyberpunk video game which takes place in the near future and whose story plot focuses on human evolutions through mechanical enhancements.
In Deus Ex HR, the player
controls Adam Jensen, a mechanically augmented character who works for
Sarif Industries as their chief of security. The majority of the game
takes place in two hubs : Detroit and Hengsha but for some important
missions, the player has to travel to more traditional areas located in
other parts of the World (Like the Picus tower in Montreal, the Omega
ranch in Singapore or the Panchea Artic Station, ...).
As for the leveling up system, the player will
be able to customize Adam Jensen during the course of the story by
enabling his still dormant
augmentations with Praxis kits.
The game's major characters are also very well made. Special mentions to David Sarif, Faridah Malik, Franck Pritchard, Megan Reed and Quinn who all have great personnalities, dialogues and voice acting. The secondary characters are also generally good even if a few of them like Zeke Sanders or Zhao Yun Ryu are a little cliche.
Also, some players may complain about the 3 mandatory fights with the bosses Lawrence Barret, Yelena Federova and Jaron Namir as it is impossible to avoid them or to just knock them out. Plus, theses fights are hard for non-lethal stealth players, even if the Director's Cuts version of Deus Ex Human Revolution made the fights better by creating new ways to defeat the bosses.
Now, when it comes from the glitches and bugs, the game has a few of them but they don't happen often and most of them consist of collision bugs and weapons taking the vertical position after their owner have been eliminated by the player. Well, theses last glitches are more on the funny side rather than the annoying side :
There is also a very rare glitch where characters who have been knocked out get up without their teammates having waking them up :
Also, occasionnaly the character Double T will appear inside a
wall during the secondary quest Cloak and Dagger (Which can be solved
easily by quitting the zone, for example to go back to Detective
Alexander and then come back to the Appartment block 2. NB: Sometimes
it may be necessary to do that 2-3 times so Double T appears inside the
appartement and not in the wall).
Finally, there are two others bugs which may be annoying :
And the last bug happens after the player has defeated Zhao
Yun Ru : Here if the player tries to save the game, a crash may happen.
Not saving is the way to go to avoid this issue.
Excepted these few annoying issues, the last version of Deus
Ex Human Revolution Director's Cuts has been patched correctly (Current
version is 22.214.171.124).
The Director's Cuts version
This version of the game adds :
- 3 New weapons (A Grenade launcher, an hunsman rifle and a silenced sniper rifle),
Just for the reworked boss fights, this version of the game is
worth it, as in the base game it was near impossible for stealth
players to beat the first Boss Lawrence Barrets, especially if they
were only playing with non-lethal weapons and didn't have the typhoon
Tips & tricks for Deus Ex Human Revolution
Here are some useful tips for Deus Ex Human Revolution :
Temporally disable lasers
The stun gun can temporally disable lasers. It is an useful alternative when the player doesn't have the cloaking augmentation or hasn't upgraded enough the hacking augmentation to disable the laser panels.
Get infos from the informant Letitia
Also, if you give 4 Hot Red Devil Beers to the informant
Leticia during the first visit of Detroit, she will give a notebook to
the player which contains a code to open a garage. Several of theses
beers can be found in the trashcans in Detroit and 2 of them can be
found in another garage not far from where Letitia is.
Easy ways to obtain the steam achievement "Seems you like playing with balls, eh ? "
Depending what augmentations the player has when he tries to unlock this achievement, there are several ways to proceed. And with some of them, it is impossible to miss. Almost.
Use Josie Thorpe to easily defeat Zeke Sanders
In the game, throwing characters against other do a ridiculously high level of damage.
Mods for Deus Ex Human Revolution
As contrary to Deus Ex 1, Deus Ex Human Revolution
isn't what you can call a mods-friendly game in the sense that no
official tools have been released to mod it. Still, some members
of the modding community have managed to create some tools to manage
and thanks to that, some mods have been made.
The Mod Deus Ex Hardcore Revival for DeusEx Human Revolution
Hardcore Revival is a mod which change various
aspects of Deus Ex Human Revolution's gameplay and even how a few
characters look ingame.
For more infos about this mod : Hardcore Revival for Deus Ex Human Revolution, the mod.
The burger debug menu mod for Deus Ex Human Revolution
The burger debug menu mod for the game Deus Ex Human
Revolution unlocks a special menu which allows, amongs other things,
the player to get the items he wants and how many of them he wants.
This menu can be acccessed ingame by clicking on the ESCAPE button and
by choosing to enter the Debug Menu Mod.
You can get the Burger Debug Mod here :
The Modhook for the GOG version of Deus Ex Human Revolution
This is a modified DFEngine.dll file made by Gibbed which is necessary if you want to play with mods on the GOG version of Deus Ex Human Revolution Director's Cuts.
The graphical mods for Deus Ex Human Revolution
There exists several shaders mods which aim to improve the game's graphical quality. Theses mods, like for example thoses based on ENB & Sweet FX, improve the shadows, lights and some even remove the yellow filter.
Cheat codes for Deus Ex Human Revolution
Make all Adam Jensen's energy cells rechargeable
This cheat code can be enabled by using Cheat engine while playing the game. If it is actived, then all of Adam Jensen's energy cells will automatically recharge themselves (while originally, only Jensen's first energy cell recharges itself).
Modding ressources for Deus Ex Human Revolution
This list of tutorials and modding tools explain how to mod the game.
Useful links for Deus Ex Human Revolution
This Deus Ex Human Revolution playlist contains over 150 videos classed by themes : Mods, glitches, tips and tricks, easter eggs, trophies achievement guides, secrets and the game's soundtracks (Including the rare combat songs).
Ex Human Revolution section on Deus Ex Wiki contains a tons of
informations about the game and the Deus Ex Universe, such as the
complete list of characters in the serie, the factions, the playable
items and their characteristics, informations and theories about the
story plot,... and of course, a mods section.
The page of Deus Ex Human Revolution Director's Cuts on PC Gaming Wiki : It lists the game's issues and explains how to fix some of them.
Deus Ex Human Revolution's community hub on Steam : Here you can discuss the game with other players and also find
how to tutorials, including technical ones (For example the tutorial
which explains how to fix stuttering issues with the Director's Cuts
version of the game).
The Deus Ex community on Reddit where you can share videos, opinions, pictures or fanarts about the serie.