Deus Ex

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Deus Ex

Developer:Eidos Genre:Shooter Release Date: Download Games Free Now!

About The Game

The year is 2052 and the world is a dangerous and chaotic place. Terrorists operate openly - killing thousands; drugs, disease and pollution kill even more. The world's economies are close to collapse and the gap between the insanely wealthy and the desperately poor grows ever wider. Worst of all, an ages old conspiracy bent on world domination has decided that the time is right to emerge from the shadows and take control. No one believes they exist. No one but you.

Game Features:

  • Real role-playing from an immersive 3D, first-person perspective. The game includes action, character interaction and problem solving.
  • Realistic, recognizable locations. Many of the locations are built from actual blueprints of real places set in a near future scenario.
  • A game filled with people rather than monsters. This creates empathy with the game characters and enhances the realism of the game world.
  • Rich character development systems: Skills, augmentations, weapon and item selections and multiple solutions to problems ensure that no two players will end the game with similar characters.
  • Multiple solutions to problems and character development choices ensure a varied game experience. Talk, fight or use skills to get past obstacles as the game adapts itself to your style of play.
  • Strong storyline: Built on "real" conspiracy theories, current events and expected advancements in technology. If it's in the game, someone, somewhere believes it.

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Deus Ex

Deus Ex Review

By Corey Stoneburner |

Leave it up to Warren Spector and his team to pull it off...yet again. Warren has had his fingers in such great first-person classics as Ultima Underworld, Thief, and System Shock, so you can bet your bosom that we were looking for great things out of Deus Ex...and Ion Storm didn't disappoint.

I don't want to give away too much of the story, but the plot of Deus Ex is one of the finest crafted in any game. If you like multi-layered conspiracy, you're going to love Deus Ex. There are so many side plots, twists, and branching narratives going on in the game that it's easy to get sucked in to one plot and then do a complete one-eighty not five minutes later in the game when you uncover another buried facet of the story. In case you haven't read our extensive preview coverage of Deus Ex (and why not may I ask?), you step into the stylish leather boots of a nano-augmented agent for UNATCO, a United Nations-sponsored anti-terrorist organization. You begin the game looking for a highjacked shipment of Ambrosia, the only known substance that can stabilize sufferers of the "Grey Death." Now that's just one ripple in the ocean that is Deus Ex. Like I said, I don't want to give anyway anything further about the story since it's so fundamental to the experience, but let me just say it's like an entire season of The X-Files wrapped into one game (the old X-Files, not that tripe they've been feeding us recently).

I know what you're saying: "Sure, the story might be the best thing since those flying cars we all got earlier this year, but I can go buy a good book for ten bucks. How does the game play, jerk face?" Well, you won't be disappointed here, either. And you don't have to call me names. I have feelings too, you know. Think of Deus Ex as a mix between Rainbow Six, Thief, and System Shock. It's set slightly in the future, projectiles are more deadly than in Quake, and a solid stealthy approach can be much more useful than a full frontal assault. The really great thing about Deus Ex is that you can play it how you want to play it, and you can develop your character to fit your playing style. You gain skill points through completing primary and secondary goals, which can then be allocated to increase a number of different skills including computers, electronics, environmental training, lockpicking, medicine, swimming, and various weapons skills. You can become an expert in perhaps one or two skills, but you can't master all, so you have to be careful about what you pick because it will affect how you progress through the game. And while it may seem obvious that abilities like lockpicking and computers might come in more handy than swimming or environmental training, don't discount any of the proficiencies. My main character was a sniper/hacker type with a bit of lockpicking prowess and medical knowledge, therefore I favored strategies like staying far away from my targets and hacking into security systems. But I went back and played the game to test some of the skills that I hadn't specialized in, and I found that in most cases (why anyone would want to be an expert in environmental training still eludes me...but to each his/her own) there were just as many ways to utilize them as there were any other skill in the game. Becoming an expert doctor kept me in tip-top shape every time I used a single medkit, and the swimming skill afforded me easy clearance through several underwater routes that I had never explored as a sniper/hacker.

In addition to the customizable skills, your nano-augmentations play a big part in the game. You'll find augmentation canisters throughout the game that can give you one of two enhancements, which also forces you to make choices that affect the game. For example, you may have to decide whether you want the ability to run fast or walk silently, lift heavy objects or cause greater damage in melee combat. All of these choices make for greater variety in gameplay, and ultimately makes for an almost endless play experience as you have multiple routes to explore each time you play the game.

Level design is another area where Deus Ex really shines. After games like Thief and System Shock 2, it's almost a given that "sneaker-shooter" is going to have some creative levels, but the folks at Ion Storm have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Like I mentioned before, there's usually something in every level that caters to the various skills, even swimming. From air ducts to underground pipes to super-secure secret entrances, the designers really thought of a number of ways to traverse and interact with each environment so you never feel like you're locked into one route. And the great thing is that no specific way is necessarily the "best" way to go. While a Mech-swarming front entrance may seem like a deathtrap to some, the character loaded down with EMP grenades may find it an easier route than bypassing security and going through the backdoor. It's all about character choice, and that's a great thing to see in a game, especially in a first-person perspective game.

With all of this depth, you might imagine that Deus Ex would be a real bitch to get into. Well, that's not the case at all. One of the first things that really impressed me was how easy Deus Ex was to get up and running. While this could have been an overly difficult game to get in to, it's obvious that the team spent a good bit of time designing the interface, because it's one of the best I've used. For starters, absolutely everything is described in detail with a click of the mouse. This keeps your hands on the game and off of the manual, which is purposely thin for that very reason. The game will also keep running track of all of your logs, clues, codes, and conversations. You'll pay for it in save game space (individual saves can run upwards of 20MB a piece depending on the size of the level), but it's worth it in the end. I'd rather stay in the game than have to go searching through page after page of notes, and if you had to keep track of all of the notes in Deus Ex, you'd fill a composition book in short order.

As good as the gameplay is, visuals aren't one of Deus Ex's stronger points. Since it's built on the Unreal engine, Deus Ex isn't as pretty as other first-person games like Quake III or Soldier of Fortune. The graphics are blocky, the animation is stiff, and the dithering is just plain awful in some spots, but overall Deus Ex certainly looks better than your average game, and I'm certainly willing to sacrifice graphics in favor of solid gameplay, which this game is overflowing with. While the graphics engine isn't the best out there, Deus Ex does excel in creating atmosphere. The entire game takes place at night, which is the perfect setting for an eerie, conspiracy-laden adventure. As you can see from the screenshots, the game is dark, but that's part of what makes it so mysterious. Plus, with your eye-mounted flashlight, you're never completely in the dark as long as you have a bioelectric cell or two in your inventory.

One of the worst problems I ran into with Deus Ex was the high system requirements. Deus Ex ran choppy even on some of the higher end computers we played it on. I had to turn the detail down on my PII450MHz with a Voodoo3 to get a fluid framerate, but after I installed one of the new Voodoo5s, it was smooth sailing with full detail. Of course, I hope we're not getting to the point where you have to own a PIII600 with a $300 video card to play a good PC game quite yet.

Other than the hefty system requirements, there wasn't a whole lot not to like about Deus Ex. One caveat goes back to the choppy animation system. While the team promised real-time lip synchronizing, the final product doesn't live up to what we were expecting. More often than not, the character's teeth moved up and down instead of their lips, so you're left looking at a very Cenobite-ish looking creature who you just want to run from before fishing hooks shoot out of his back and grab you. I also ran into a couple of occasions where my allies blocked my path, preventing my escape from a room. Thank goodness I'm the type who saves often (and I suggest you do if you pick up Deus Ex) or I might have to replay a good bit of the game. There's also no multiplay option, but the single-player experience is so great you won't miss not playing against others. Overall, these are just minor quips, and there's certainly much more to praise in Deus Ex than there is to whine about.

To its credit, its brilliant design and elegant follow through make Deus Ex the best game I've played this year, and I think it's safe to say it's one of the most versatile first-person games ever. Those of you looking for a complex, unique experience will find it in Deus Ex. While I had a good idea that Deus Ex was going to be a winner way before I played it, the team at Ion Storm has gone above and beyond all the expectations I had for this game, and has made one of the most fulfilling single-player games I've played in years. I only hope we see this attention to detail and design in future games from Ion Storm as well as other developers.

-- Tal Blevins

Deus Ex Cheats

This was done with the latest patch 1112fm. I'm not sure if this works with any other versions of the game. Take out a multitool/lockpick, and start picking away at whatever you choose. (Keypads, locks, whatever.) Now just enter the menu/inventory screen and cruise around for a while. I'd say give it 30 seconds tops for a 100% lock.

Exit the screen and walla! You just unlocked whatever it is you decided to... with one lockpick/multitool! This works with anything that needs unlocking and negates the need to upgrade the skills involved with lockpicking/multitooling.

On the Ocean Lab Silo level where you go to leave with Jock, Dr. Savage should be on the rooftop waiting for you. He will give you a Augmentation Upgrade Cannister and you will recieve 500 experience points. Now if your inventory is full when you go to recieve the Aug upgrade Cannister you'll tell him you cant carry it and recieve the 500 points anyway. But if you keep talking to him while you still have a full inventory each time the conversation ends you will recieve another 500 Experience Points! Do this as often as you like till your ready to proceed in which then discard something from your inventory briefly talk to Savage one last time do your Aug Upgrade get your discarded item back and your ready to go!!!!

To enable cheats, make a backup copy of a game file. Once this is done, open "user.ini" in a text editor. It can be found in the deusex/system directory. Now assign the T key (upper and lower case) to "talk." Change all entries for the T key in the file, then save it and exit. Launch the game. During gameplay, press T and the computer will display the prompt "Say." Delete this and enter instead "set DeusEx.JCDentonMale bCheatsEnabled True" to enable cheat mode. Then to enter a cheat, press T again and type away.

After enabling cheats and pressing "T" to bring up the cheat menu.

allcredits: 10,000 credits

augadd (augmentation name): Add indicated augmentation
Augmentation Names:
AugCombat: Combat Strength
AugMuscle: Microfibral Muscle
AugBallistic: Ballistic Shield
AugShield: Energy Shield
AugCloak: Cloak
AugRadarTrans: Radar Transparency
AugHeartlung: Synthetic Heart
AugPower: Power Recirculator
AugAqualung: Swim better
AugHealing: Increased healing rate
AugEnviro: Environmental resistance
AugEMP: EMP Shield
AugTarget: Targeting
AugVision: Vision Enhancement
AugDefense: Aggressive Defense System
AugDrone: Spy Drone
AugStealth: Run silently
AugSpeed: Run faster

allaugs: All basic augmentations

allimages: All images

allskillpoints: All skill points

allskills: Master in all skills

allweapons: All weapons

players only: Disable enemy AI

walk: Disable flight and no clipping modes

quotes: Display ending quotes

iamwarren: Enable EMP field

fly: Flight mode enabled

allammo: Full ammunition

allenergy: Full energy

allhealth: Full health

god: God mode

danceparty: Hidden fourth ending

legend:Hidden menu

tantalus: Kill current target

open (level name): Level and FMV sequence select
Level names
00_Training
00_TrainingCombat
00_TrainingFinal
01_NYC_UNATCOHQ
01_NYC_UNATCOIsland
02_NYC_Bar
02_NYC_BatteryPark
02_NYC_FreeClinic
02_NYC_Hotel
02_NYC_Smug
02_NYC_Street
02_NYC_Underground
02_NYC_Warehouse
03_NYC_747
03_NYC_Airfield
03_NYC_AirfieldHeliBase
03_NYC_BatteryPark
03_NYC_BrooklynBridgeStation
03_NYC_Hangar
03_NYC_MolePeople
03_NYC_UNATCOHQ
03_NYC_UNATCOIsland
04_NYC_Bar
04_NYC_BatteryPark
04_NYC_Hotel
04_NYC_NSFHQ
04_NYC_Smug
04_NYC_Street
04_NYC_UNATCOHQ
04_NYC_UNATCOIsland
04_NYC_Underground
05_NYC_UNATCOHQ
05_NYC_UNATCOIsland
05_NYC_UNATCOMJ12lab
06_HongKong_Helibase
06_HongKong_MJ12lab
06_HongKong_Storage
06_HongKong_TongBase
06_HongKong_VersaLife
06_HongKong_WanChai_Canal
06_HongKong_WanChai_Garage
06_HongKong_WanChai_Market
06_HongKong_WanChai_Street
06_HongKong_WanChai_Underworld
08_NYC_Bar
08_NYC_FreeClinic
08_NYC_Hotel
08_NYC_Smug
08_NYC_Street
08_NYC_Underground
09_NYC_Dockyard
09_NYC_Graveyard
09_NYC_Ship
09_NYC_ShipBelow
09_NYC_ShipFan
10_Paris_Catacombs
10_Paris_Catacombs_Tunnels
10_Paris_Chateau
10_Paris_Club
10_Paris_Metro
11_Paris_Cathedral
11_Paris_Everett
11_Paris_Underground
12_Vandenberg_Cmd
12_Vandenberg_Computer
12_Vandenberg_Gas
12_Vandenberg_Tunnels
14_OceanLab_Lab
14_Oceanlab_Silo
14_OceanLab_UC
14_Vandenberg_Sub
15_Area51_Bunker
15_Area51_Entrance
15_Area51_Final
15_Area51_Page
FMV names
00_Intro
99_Endgame1
99_Endgame2
99_Endgame3
99_Endgame4

thereisnospoon : Matrix mode

set deusex.jcdentonmale energy 10000: More energy

ghost: No clipping mode

huthut: Programmer message

bighead: Programmer message

slomo (number): Set game speed

fov (1-360): Set view angle

item summon (item name): Spawn indicated

spawnmass (number) (item name): Spawn number of items

behindview 0: Third party view disabled

behindview 1: Third party view enabled

invisible (0 or 1): Toggle invisibility

cheatview (character name): View character

amphibious: Breathe underwater

setjumpz (height): Set jumping ability

killall (character type): Kill indicated character types

killpawns: Kill all pawns

removenanokey (nanokey number): Remove indicated nanokey

givenanokey (nanokey number): Get description of nanokey

togglewinstats: Display refresh rates

showrgbdialog: Display window color dialog

damagepart (part number), (amount): Damage indicated part
Part numbers
0: Head
1: Torso
2: Left arm
3: Right arm
4: Left leg
5: Right leg

damageall (amount): Damage all body parts

opensesame: Opens/hacks target

Use these item names where (item) is indicated in the cheat list:

acousticsensor
adaptivearmor
alexjacobson
ammo10mm
ammo20mm
ammo3006
ammodart
ammodartflare
ammodartpoison
ammonapalm
ammoplasma
ammorockets
ammorocketwp
ammosabot
annanavarre
atm
augballistic
augcloak
augdatalink
augemp
augenviro
augiff
augshield
augstealth
augtarget
autoturret
babykarkian
ballisticarmor
bartender
basketball
binoculars
boatperson
bobpage
boneskull
bookclosed
bookopen
bumfemale
bummale
bummale2
bummale3
businessman1
businessman2
businessman3
businesswoman1
butler
button
candybar
cat
ceilingfan
chef
childmale
childmale2
cigarettemachine
cigarettes
cleanerbot
computerpersonal
computerpublic
computersecurity
cop
crateunbreakablelarge
crateunbreakablemed
crateunbreakablesmall
credits
datacube
dentonclone
doberman
doctor
fan1
fan2
faucet
female1
female2
female3
female4
fireextinguisher
fish
flagpole
flare
flowers
fly
garysavage
gordonquick
gray
greasel
harleyfilben
hazmatsuit
hkbuddha
hkhangingpig
hkmilitary
hooker1
hooker2
jaimereyes
jcdentonmale
jock
joegreene
jojofine
josephmanderley
junkiefemale
junkiemale
karkian
karkianbaby
keypad1
keypad2
keypad3
lamp1
lamp2
lamp3
lifesupportbase
liquor40oz
liquorbottle
lockpick
lowerclassfemale
lowerclassmale
lowerclassmale2
luciusdebeers
maid
male1
male2
male3
male4
maxchen
mechanic
medicalbot
medkit
mib
microscope
militarybot
minisub
mj12commando
mj12troop
morgoneverett
multitool
mutt
newspaper
newspaperopen
nicoletteduclare
nurse
pauldenton
pigeon
pillow
pinballmachine
poolball
rachelmead
rat
rebreather
repairbot
retinalscanner
riotcop
roadblock
salior
sarahmead
seagull
secretservice
securitybot2
securitybot3
securitybot4
showerfaucet
showerhead
sodacan
soldier
soyfood
spiderbot
spiderbot2
terrorist
tiffanysavage
toilet
tracertong
unatcotroop
van
vendingmachine
vialambrosia
vialcrack
waltonsimons
watercooler
waterfountain
weaponassaultgun
weaponassaultshotgun
weaponbaton
weaponcombatknife
weaponcrowbar
weaponempgrenade
weaponflamethrower
weapongasgrenade
weapongepgun
weaponhideagun
weaponlam
weaponlaw
weaponminicrossbow
weaponmodaccuracy
weaponmodclip
weaponmodlaser
weaponmodrange
weaponmodrecoil
weaponmodreload
weaponmodscope
weaponmodsilencer
weaponnanosword
weaponnanovirusgrenade
weaponpeppergun
weaponpistol
weaponplasmarifle
weaponprod
weaponrifle
weaponsawedoffshotgun
weaponshuriken
weaponstealthpistol
weaponsword
whchairovaloffice
whpiano
whredcouch
wib
winebottle

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