Deus Ex Mankind Divided
Deus Ex Mankind Divided is a role-playing and cyberpunk 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 taste but I don't really like the
atmosphere of Prague during the day, mainly because of the lighting.
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).
Also, like in all previous Deus Ex games, in Mankind Divided it is possible to throw various objects (like crates) to distract the enemies' attention and to stack them on each others to reach areas which couldn't be accessed otherwise.
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 where the player is force to fight to death 3 bosses, in Mankind Divided the player can finish the whole game without having killed 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.
As for the DLCs, they are generally good. Special mention to
the DLC "A Criminal Past" which is trully excellent. Actually, some
People may consider that it is even better than the main game. It
features amazing characters and voices acting, has a great story plot
and the action takes place in an area which has a great atmosphere : A
desert prison just for the Augmented.
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.
Finally, the Adam Jensen's teammates in the main campaign of
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (Like Elias Chickane or Alex Vega) are
generally less interesting and more generic than thoses he had in Deus
Ex Human Revolution.
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.
Tips and tricks for Deus Ex Mankind Divided
Here is a funny way to bypass the lasers
Just throw an unconscious or a dead guard NPC at the lasers
and they will be disabled as long as you don't move him/her away from
In DXMD, you can destroy fans with items
Destroy their helix by throwing interactive items at them. There are different ways of doing that as it is shown in this video tutorial :
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 slightly more difficult but also
more dynamic as it allows the player to carry more items and make it
hard to enable the dissassembler augmentation.
The Mod DXMD-FoV-Changer
DMXD-FoV-Changer is a little mod which changes the depth of field vision in Deus Ex Mankind Divided.
MDSuen : A debug menu mod for Deus Ex Mankind Divided
A short Demo of the MDSuen mod :
This mod created by dvdkon is similar to the Burger Debug Menu mod for Deus Ex Human Revolution. Basically, with his MDSuen mod, you can select the level you want to play in Deus Ex Mankind Divided and give yourself the weapons and item you want. The mod works with Windows 10 (But not with Windows 7), Linus and Mac.
Other Debug Menu Mod for Mankind Divided
This Debug Menu mod has less functions than MDSuen but it is
easier to use.
The reshade 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.
Modding tutorials for Deus Ex Mankind Divided
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 credits
and/or praxis kits.
Useful links for Deus Ex Mankind Divided
1- This Deus
Ex Mankind Divided playlist contains over 200 videos.
1) Easter Eggs and short cutscenes easily missed and triggered
when grabbing elements in the levels.
Additionnally, the Deus Ex
Mankind Divided section on the Deus Ex Wiki contains tons of
informations about the game (Characters list, factions, details about
the general story, the list of all the game's items, their
characteristics, where to find them when you play the game, ...).
2- The Deus Ex
is also a good place to talk about the game and has around 50,000 fans
where People share opinions, funny videos, fanarts, memes and gameplay
videos and the Deus Ex
hub on Steam
is a place where players can find various guide to help them, discuss
the game and where they can find help to resolve technical issues.
3- Also, on this artstation page you will find some official concept arts
of the city of RabiHa which was set to be Mankind Divided's second
4- And here is an informative
100-slide presentation from level designer Clémence Maurer in 2017
: It explains what the game's developpers had in mind when they created
the levels, the characters and the quests of Deus Ex Mankind Divided.