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- October 18, 2006
PC Gamer explains how to install Deus Ex in 2022:
Thanks Henriquejr!How to have the best Deus Ex-perience in 2022
Our definitive step-by-step guide to setting up and playing one of the all-time great PC games.
It is accepted internet law that if someone mentions Deus Ex in passing, another person will reinstall it. Despite some clunkiness, it remains one of the strongest examples of the immersive sim over 20 years after its debut. A sprawling spy-fi adventure that offers multiple solutions (intended or otherwise) to almost every problem, and a surprisingly reactive story despite each playthrough taking you through all the same locations.
Its grungy cyberpunk world--deep with urban decay even as mega-corporations rule and security robots patrol the streets--feels as relevant now as it did back in the day, although some of the more paranoid conspiracy theories it presents might feel a little uncomfortable considering recent headlines. On the whole Deus Ex has aged gracefully, despite not being the prettiest of games even when it launched.
While the patched-up version of Deus Ex available on digital storefronts plays relatively well on modern hardware, a fresh play of Deus Ex deserves a more intricate tune-up--or even a complete overhaul.
- Oct 18, 2006