Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Xbox 360)

It is hard for video games to build off of the successes of their predecessors. Many sequels end up in the discount bin for that exact reason. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the example of a game that succeeds ono its own benefits, as well as establishes additions and further nuances to both the story and the original video game. What results in this title is a game that has a tremendous replay value; the title has great graphics, solid storyline, and utterly fun controls.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is set in a world where corporations, not world governments, are the ones in control of the day to day lives of a country’s citizenry. Players take up the mantle of Adam Jensen, who was at one point charged with providing security for Sarif Industries. After a horrific incident occurs, it is up to these players to untangle the web of lies and deceit, one in which could completely shake up the world in which they are playing.

The amount of strategy that individuals have to use when it comes to playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution is stunning. Where the game is largely action-based, the conservation of ammunition is something that always has to be kept in mind. One can use the big guns to dispatch lesser creatures, but they will be SOL when it comes to dispatching one of the titles many bosses. The AI implemented in Deus Ex: Human Revolution is also impressive; rather than having enemy pathing stay static through shots or other player behavior, enemies learn strategies and will act based on what they have seen. What results in Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a title that will stand the test of time, and is a welcome addition to the franchise.

Rating: 8.5/10

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Xbox 360) / 2011 Square Enix / http://www.square-enix.com

Author: James McQuiston

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