Deus Ex Mankind Divided
Deus Ex Mankind Divided is a role-playing video game which
takes place in the near future and which was published in 2016.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided is a good game but it isn't a classic game, mainly because of some regrettable choice made by the game's editor.
First, the main quest isn't as good as in Deus Ex Human Revolution and ends with a cliffanger, like if the game was cut in half so the other part could be sold later. All in all, the game isn't short, especially if you explore everything and do the secondary quests (which are excellents and quite well thought, by the way) but the main storyline is ... average and too short (at least for a Deus Ex).
The editors thought it was a good idea to add one-use bonus items alongside normal bonus items and it proved to be a commercial blunder as potential buyers understood that ALL bonus items were one-use only.
Also, at least 2 of the 3 DLCs missions really look like 2 big
missions which have been removed from the main game so they could be
sold separately. And they can't be played during the main campaign but
have to be played separately.
Also, it may be a personal tastes but I don't like the
atmosphere of Prague during the day, mainly because of the lightings.
Another thing which discouraged many people to buy the game
was the fact that, when it was released in 2016, it was full of
In conclusion, Deus Ex Mankind Divided is a really good game
which could have been a classic if the editor wouldn't have made a
succession of commercial blunders : The promotion was meh, when the
games was published it contained too much glitches, the main story
seems to have been cut in half, the DLCs seem to be missions which have
been removed so they could be sell separately, there is only 1 hub
(instead of 2 in Deus Ex Human Revolution), some bonus items are
one-use only, ect...
Mankind Divided compared to the other Deus Ex games
Deus Ex Mankind Divided's positive aspects
In Mankind Divided, Adam Jensen has new augmentations which
add new possibilities to a gameplay which has also been polished since
Human Revolution, especially when it comes to gun fights.
Another nice thing is that in Mankind Divided, the player can
disassemble objects to obtain crafting parts and with them, he can
create new items like custom parts for the firearms, rare ammos used by
his augmentations and even energy cells. It is a nice addition, same
for the return of the multitools
(which were present in Deus Ex 1 but not in Deus Ex Human Revolution).
As for the vehicles, like in Deus Ex Human Revolution, the cars and trucks seen in the game are parked but now the player can open them to search for items (NB: Some of the vehicles have an alarm but they can be hacked).
For the weapons, they can of course still be equipped with silencers, scopes, ect... which give bonuses to some of their stats and malus to others. And now the interesting thing : Such tools can be unequipped at will and replaced by others ones (If for example the player has been detected and needs more firepowers, he can remove the silencer which equips a particular weapon to benefit from a superior fire power).
Another good thing for players who like to play non-lethal : As contrary to Deus Ex Human Revolution which forced the player to kill at least 3 characters (the bosses Barrets, Fedorova and Jaron Namir), in Mankind Divided, the player can finish the whole game without having killed or knocked out a single NPC.
Finally, when it comes to the game's story, in Deus Ex Mankind
many things are implied and not told explicitely.
For thoses familiar with the game, in the first picture above
they will recognize Ivan Berk, the augmented terrorist who blew the
Rusicka Train Station after the prologue, who was thought to not be
included in the game and just mentionned. But here he is.
Last but not least, the game's menu shows two Adam Jensen (the main protagonist of the game) who are face to face and it is implied but nevery told directly throught the game that Jensen may not be really Jensen or is a Jensen 2.0. And so in the fourth picture, there is a body inside a cryogenic box which is found inside Versalife's Corporate Vault at the Palissade Bank. And this body in the box (which is easily missable unless the player use the smart vision augmentation and/or EMP grenades to see better) looks very much like a certain... Adam Jensen, like the following pictures of this box show. Also, a npc character who is wandering near the Tech Noir shop says strange things is the player engages the conversation with him...
But the game doesn't say much more about this : Players can
only make guesses and have suspicions.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided's flaws
When it comes to melee combat, excepted Adam Jensen's blades which are integrated into his arms, it is not possible to use the many baseball bats, police bats, crowbars, knifes and others objects which can be found in the game. In Deus Ex 1, it was possible to use such objects so it's a pity.
If some objects can be used, too many of them can't be taken,
thrown or used.
Like said above in the page, to much of the action takes place
in the city of Prague, the main storyline is less interesting
than in Deus Ex 1 and Deus Ex Human Revolution and finally, the game
isn't enough difficult, too much money can be accumulated and too much
objects can be put in Adam Jensen's inventory.
Do Mankind Divided's DLCs introduce new things when it comes to the gameplay ?
In some areas visited by Adam Jensen during the DLC "System Rift", they are thermal cameras which can detect him even if his cloaking augmentation is activated and it adds nicely to the gameplay.
As for the DLC "A Criminal Past", it makes Mankind Divided
become the first Deus Ex game in which the player can change outfits so
he can visits a zone without the guards attacking him (well, much like
in the serie Hitman).
List of Easter Eggs in Deus Ex Mankind Divided
There are some interesting Easter Eggs in Deus Ex Mankind Divided and they come in different types : Some are references to others games, films or musicians, others are hidden cutscenes.
Are there Mods for Deus Ex Mankind Divided ?
There exists two kinds of mods for Mankind Divided : Shaders mods and mods which aims at improving the gameplay.
The Mod Hardcore Revival for Mankind Divided
Just like the mod Hardcore Revival (Vgrog) for Deus Ex Human Revolution, this mod makes the game more difficult by changing a certain number of things.
The Mod DXMD-FoV-Changer
DMXD-FoV-Changer is a little mod which changes the depth of field vision in Deus Ex Mankind Divided.
The Sweet FX mods for Deus Ex Mankind Divided
Here is a list of shaders mods which aims at improving the atmosphere of Deus Ex Mankind Divided by changing the luminosity, contrasts and/or by adding the yellowish effect of Deus Ex Human Revolution.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided Cheat Codes
Some players have created cheat codes for Deus Ex Mankind
Divided and can make the player becomes invincible, have infinite
endurance, infinite energy, have infinite ammos or get 9999999 creditos
and/or praxis kits.