Check out my review of the game here: Deus Ex review
I was really worried about revisiting Deus Ex; while it was one of my favorites from back in the day, Human Revolution (considered by many to be a worthy successor) felt decidedly hollow and didn’t impress me much. Because of that, I was worried that the two were as alike as many people claimed, which would likely mean that my taste in gaming had shifted to the point where I wouldn’t enjoy the first game anymore. After playing through it again, however, I found that the opposite was true.
Not only is the original Deus Ex still an amazing game, but it serves to highlight many areas where Human Revolution phoned it in. This is especially true when it comes to the gameplay elements that the original did better over a decade earlier; you really feel a sense of freedom in how you approach things, and while subsequent games give you a few different options for approaching situations, they feel mostly cosmetic compared to the depth achieved in the original. That’s not even mentioning the characters, either, who are far more developed than the shallow caricatures present in Human Revolution. All things considered, Deus Ex is still an amazing game that puts the other games using its name to shame.