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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, ...).
The two main city hubs may not be on the scale of those seen in games which take place in an Open World, but Deus Ex Human Revolution's level design and attention to details make up for it. For example, if in a building it isn't possible to enter to every appartments, it doesn't mean that the space is empty behind the unbreakable and unopenable appartement doors :
Sometimes by going next to these doors, the player may hear the radio playing or characters talking. And if he has the "See through Walls" augmentation, he may see that there are really characters in these appartments which can be entered.

Attention to details in the game Deus Ex Human Revolution : A couple arguing behind an unbreakable and unopenable door in Detroit's Chiron Hotel

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.
These softwares can be obtained from completing the missions and exploring the World.

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 few of them, they don't happen often and most of them consist of collision bugs and NPCs' weapons taking the vertical position after their owner have been eliminated by the player. Well, these last glitches are more on the funny side rather than the annoying side :

Weapon glitch in Deus Ex Human Revolution.

There is also a very rare glitch where characters who have been knocked out get up without their teammates having waking them up :

Wake up glitch in the game Deus Ex Human Revolution.

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). Excepted that, the last version of the game has been patched correctly (the current version is 2.0.0.0).

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.
The player can also buy infos from the character Letitia and then knocks her out to get back the money. This allows to get several codes and passwords without having paid anything.

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.

Some funny ways to obtain the Steam achievement "Balls" in Deus Ex Human Revolution.

Use Josie Thorpe to easily defeat Zeke Sanders

In the game, throwing characters against other do a ridiculously high level of damage.

Throwing Josie Thorpe at Zeke Sanders defeats him in one sweep.

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 the game's files and thanks to that, some mods have been made.
There are two sorts of mods : Thoses who make the game look better and those who make changes to the gameplay.

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.
The burger debug mod makes it also possible to select the levels (Detroit 1 or 2, Hengsha 1 or 2 or to play directly the boss fights) and so it is a precious ressources for modders as if you made a change to the game, you can go directly to the area you have modified to see if your modifications work correctly. So, many thanks to the person who have made this amazing mod.

You can get the Burger Debug Mod here :

The Burger Debug Menu Mod for Deus Ex Human Revolution

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).

The Deus 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.