If you’ve been a fan of the Deus Ex franchise since the first game was released in 1998, Deus Ex: The Fall should provide a nice trip down memory lane. Catapulted into 2027 and an ultra-futuristic metropolis with cyberpunk vibes (just without the bugs), you play in the shoes of an “augmented human” named Ben Saxon, Jean Reno's doppelganger on the Tyrants’ (Illuminati) payroll, who has next-level military combat skills. It is within this dystopian future with its tense social climate that you will find the main ingredients of a Deus Ex storyline: conspiracies, betrayal, manipulation, and combat!
In this third-person shooter with RPG elements and stealth sequences, you can choose between a covert approach, knocking out your enemies without making a sound, or charging in and emptying your magazines at anything that moves in a hail of bullets. After all, you can’t save the world when you’re hiding behind a wall!
Developed by Eidos Montreal, Deus Ex: The Fall has something for trigger-happy cowboys and budding ninjas alike. Thanks to the advanced combat controls and gameplay that is easy to pick up, you can vanish into thin air to get past the guards, or use your hacking skills to deactivate security systems in the blink of an eye. More discreet players will want to add a silencer to their favourite weapon, taking out their adversaries from a safe distance and – more importantly – without alerting the entire base!
Of course, players with a tendency to charge in without a thought may sometimes find it difficult to progress without a bit of planning and tactics. Here’s a tip: remember to collect as many credits as possible to increase your skills and your power. Some particularly trying sections will demand cat-like agility and enough ammo to supply an army if you are to make it through alive.
And feel free to dose yourself with a bottle of quality booze or a handful of those weird little pills if your energy bar gets too low!