Deus Ex: Human Revolution


Key events

22nd August 2011

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

18th November 2010

Deus Ex gameplay detailed

27th November 2007

Deus Ex 3 announced

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's six-minute trailer explains it all

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's six-minute trailer explains it all

$140 Collector's Edition revealed, contains nine-inch Adam Jensen figurine.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has received a "101 trailer" in which cyborg security expert Adam Jensen gruffly explains the ins and outs of Eidos Montreal's upcoming sci-fi stealth adventure.

Set in 2029, we follow Jensen as he fights terrorism in a world where augmented people are persecuted. Naturally he'll uncover a conspiracy because that's just what happens when you have cool cyborg arms in an Eidos game.

The new trailer provides an overview of what's been added since 2011's Deus Ex: Human Revolution. You can now customise your weapons, shoot "explosive nanoblades", and erect an exoskeleton-like shield.

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VideoWatch: PTSD and video games

Low Batteries episode 3.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a multifaceted mental disorder that doesn't seem to get discussed very often; oftentimes it seems like one of those things that only happens to other people.

Hide your purse, Steam is having a stealth-game sale

Eldritch 99p! Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon £3! Monaco £1.86!

I wonder: do you end up saving money in sales or spending more because things are on sale? Regardless, Steam is having a sale, a stealth-game sale, which lasts until Friday, 16th October, 6pm BST.

Eidos confirms Deus Ex Universe

Eidos confirms Deus Ex Universe

Next gen title will also spawn smartphone games, books, comics and more.

Eidos Montreal has confirmed that it will bring the Deus Ex series to next generation consoles, with the formal announcement of Deus Ex: Universe. This isn't a single game but rather "an ongoing, expanding and connected game world built across a generation of core games".

The news came in a blog post by David Anfossi, head of the Eidos Montreal studio. "It's a commitment on our part to deliver meaningful content that expands the franchise on a regular basis and to deliver a deep conspiracy that will span several connected Deus Ex games, creating a more immersive and richer experience than ever before," Anfossi said. "Deus Ex: Universe will include PC and console games, but also additional Deus Ex games and experiences available in other media such as tablets, smartphones, books, graphic novels, etc..."

The post reveals that production is already underway on the next gen Deus Ex game that will kick it all off. A single piece of concept art accompanied the post, showing how trans-human segregation has impacted the world. "It represents a 'ghetto-city' voluntarily built in order to separate the classes," says Anfossi. "The people in this segregated class have reshaped their environment, nostalgic for their ideal of Cyber Renaissance. This dark and dystopian vision sets the tone for things to come in Deus Ex."

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PEGI says Deus Ex coming to PS3 soon

UPDATE: Square Enix confirms, reveals release date.

Latest update: Deus Ex, Conflict Desert Storm 2 and Conflict Vietnam will be released on the EU PlayStation Store over the coming weeks, Square Enix has now confirmed.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Mac release date announced

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Mac release date announced

Minimum system requirements revealed.

The Mac version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution launches on 26th April, Feral Interactive has announced.

It's actually the Ultimate Edition, and so contains the Explosive Mission and Tactical Enhancement packs and The Missing Link DLC.

It costs £34.99 in the UK, €39.99 throughout Europe and $49.99 in the US. You'll be able to buy it from various digital platforms, including Feral Interactive and the Mac App Store.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution sells 2.18 million

Deus Ex: Human Revolution sells 2.18 million

While Dungeon Siege 3 manages 820,000.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution sold 2.18 million copies between launch and 30th September, publisher Square Enix has revealed in its bi-annual financial report.

800,000 of those were bought in North America and 1.38 million in Europe.

The publisher also announced that Obsidian-developed RPG Dungeon Siege 3 has now sold 820,000 units, of which 20,000 were bought in Japan, 320,000 in North America and 480,000 in Europe.

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The Deus Ex pirate fighting PC piracy

Hides questionnaire in illegal preview build.

A video game file sharer uploaded a cracked preview build of Deus Ex: Human Revolution to torrent sites as part of an experiment designed to help fight PC game piracy.

Deus Ex: HR DLC dated, priced

UPDATE: £8.99 in the UK.

UPDATE: Eidos has confirmed European launch details. PC and Xbox 360 users can get it on the 18th, while PlayStation 3 owners have to wait until the 19th. It'll set you back 1200 Microsoft Point/£8.99.

FeatureSaturday Soapbox: Horrible Bosses

Are gaming's greatest villains an endangered species?

I love bosses. I always have. I love their blend of spectacle and challenge, and I love their screen-shaking scale or - if it's Treasure - their luminously stupid names. Fatman, Bowser, Pinky Roader - who wouldn't want to hang out with people like that?

Deus Ex PC DLC released

Pre-order bonuses pop up on Steam.

Two new downloadable content packs for the PC version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution have been released on Steam.

Deus Ex boss battles outsourced

"If you panic, you're going to die."

The boss battles in superb science fiction action role-playing game Deus Ex: Human Revolution were not developed by Eidos Montreal.

Beefy Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC patch

A new Deus Ex: Human Revolution patch is now live on Steam.

The update combats a host of performance-related issues found in the game as well. It also bestows some minor feature additions.

Despite the long list of corrections, another update is planned. A future patch will add Nvidia 3DVision and Nvidia Surround support.

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3DS price cut dramatically boosts sales

3DS price cut dramatically boosts sales

Full August US hardware, software results.

August 3DS sales in the US rocketed to 235,000 following the mid-month price cut, number cruncher NPD Data has revealed.

But the resurgent handheld couldn't shake Xbox 360, with a winning 308,000 sales, from the top.

Microsoft's machine has now occupied the throne for 14 of 15 months.

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FeatureThe Best Deus Ex Augmentations

The ones we use the most and why.

If you could upgrade your senses by having a chip inserted into your brain, or make yourself stronger by having your arms upgraded or your back covered in armour, would you do it? What if it meant you were dependent on a lifetime of expensive drugs to stop your body rejecting the changes? And what if it meant you had to fly around the world hiding behind boxes and hacking into people's email?

And we're off to the races. From now until Christmas, barely a week should elapse without at least a couple of huge games going head to head in the battle for what's left of our pocket money and paycheques. (I don't really still get pocket money, incidentally, although given that my mum and stepdad only got hitched when I was 21 maybe I should be hitting that guy up for back taxes?)

Deus Ex: Human Revolution gets PC patch

Deus Ex: Human Revolution gets PC patch

Load times cut by over 50 per cent.

PC copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution have a day one patch waiting for them on Steam.

The fix promises to dramatically reduce game loading times, for some by more than 50 per cent.

"The speed increase depends on machine spec and settings, but loading time improvements of over 50 per cent have been measured on some machines," the patch notes read.

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PC Deus Ex OnLive code US only

GameStop pulls PC version from shelves.

PAL copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution on PC will not include a free OnLive version of the game, Square Enix has confirmed to Eurogamer.

FeatureSaturday Soapbox: Careful What You Choose

Are choice-and-consequence systems making our games less interactive?

Five years ago it was cover systems. Thanks to Gears of War, it got to the point where you couldn't go to the bathroom without being invited to crouch behind something by a whopping red icon. Then for a while it was experience systems in multiplayer. They had been done before, of course, but we can blame Call of Duty 4 for catapulting them to front of mind. Nowadays even 2D platform games on your mobile phone have XP systems.

Deus Ex: HR clothing line announced

Deus Ex: HR clothing line announced

Wardrobe augmentation incoming.

An official Deus Ex: Human Revolution clothing line goes on sale tomorrow, Square Enix has announced.

Online fashion retailer Musterbrand is offering a number of items inspired by the title, designed in partnership with developer Eidos-Montreal, via the game's official site.

Among the threads on offer are a replica Adam Jensen trench coat, various T-shirts, sweaters and jeans.

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FeatureDeus Ex: Looking Back at the Future

The writer of the first Deus Ex games looks forward to Human Revolution.

Sheldon J. Pacotti penned Deus Ex, a title that's often hailed as one of gaming's brightest moments. Set in a downtrodden future noir world, Ion Storm's 2000 game placed its protagonist's destiny in the player's hands to a level that was, at the time, unprecedented.

Out This Week - 26/08/11

Deus Ex! Tropico! Inazuma! Rugby!

Credit to plucky Xenoblade Chronicles for managing to foist its niche fantasy fun into the charts, marking the end of a largely stagnant summer.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Praxis makes perfect.

The original Deus Ex was a lot of things to a lot of people. In fact, that was pretty much the whole point: it was a game where you could save the world by shooting all the bad guys, but it was also a game where you could save the world by hiding in vents. The levels all had lots of different paths through them, and the gameplay systems were designed so that you could combine and experiment with them to make progress. Whether or not you played it, Deus Ex was responsible for a lot of the good things that you have spent money on in the last decade.

Sometimes, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is just the best Deus Ex tribute act ever. You can still save the world by crouching behind desks and hacking into people's email if you want, but it doesn't judge you if you want to do something else for a bit. In fact, it rewards you. It gives you an XP bonus for not being seen, but it also gives you an XP bonus for brutally incapacitating two guards on patrol with the same takedown.

There is no wrong kind of progress, there's just success. It would be nice if more of the games that wished they were Deus Ex treated us like that.

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Square Enix confirms Deus Ex hack

Square Enix confirms Deus Ex hack

"Up to" 25,000 email addresses obtained.

Square Enix has confirmed reports that its official Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Eidos Montreal websites have been hacked.

A Square Enix spokesperson told Eurogamer this afternoon that 350 resumes from people interested in jobs at Eidos Montreal "may have been accessed", and up to 25,000 email addresses were obtained.

"Square Enix can confirm a group of hackers gained access to parts of our website as well as two of our product sites," Square Enix said.

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Deus Ex hack: "Game not at risk"

Hacker claims he's being "framed".

The group implicated in this week's Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Eidos websites compromise has told Eurogamer that there is no risk of the game being leaked onto the internet.

Square Enix blames bad year on FFXIV

And a "weak" console performance.

Square Enix is blaming a bad year on a "weak" console performance; the "continued delay in billing" for embattled MMO Final Fantasy XIV Online; the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan; and the write-off of goodwill - i.e. companies bought by the publisher now not being worth as much.

Deus Ex, Eidos websites hacked – report

Personal data of 80,000 users stolen.

Hackers have broken into Square Enix's official Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Eidos websites and stolen the personal data of "at least" 80,000 registered users, a new report claims.

FeatureDeus Ex: Human Revolution

Ten hours played. Your questions answered.

I murdered a tramp in a bleak cyberpunk future and I am unrepentant. I shot him in the face twice – once to watch him die, twice for a more pleasing ragdoll.

FeatureCheap This Week - 04/05/11

Broken Sword! Alpha Protocol! Deus Ex!

Have you got the back-to-work blues? This might cheer you up: cheap games, and lots of them! The selection includes a revisited classic from yesteryear, a couple of flawed gems that might have passed you by and one of the hottest pre-order deals I've seen in a long time. If none of that tickles your fancy, there's more over at

FeatureDeus Ex: Human Revolution

Gunpowder, reason and plot.

I don't know about you, but there's something alluring about forcing patrolling soldiers into a state of sleep and then dragging them into a big sexy pile of slumbering leather and muscle.

Deus Ex official date, pre-order details

Square Enix has confirmed the UK release date of Deus Ex: Human Revolution as 26th August, as whistle-blowing shops predicted it would yesterday.

You can pre-order either a Standard Edition of the game to receive a free Explosive Mission Pack. This features a new mission and cameo from an old Deus Ex character, plus Automatic Uncloaking Device, M-28 Utility Remote-Detonated Exposive Device (UR-DED, cringe) and the Linebacker G-87 grenade launcher.

Or you can pre-order a "highly collectable and strictly limited" Augmented Edition of Deus Ex: Human Revolution (RRP £59.99). What's so special about that? In-game credits, 10,000 of them, plus a Huntsman Silverback Double-Barrel Shotgun, SERSR Longsword Whisperhead silenced sniper rifle, the Explosive Mission Pack and the other weapons Standard pre-orders get.

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Deus Ex Human Revolution release date

Deus Ex Human Revolution release date

UPDATE: GAME confirms UK date.

UPDATE: GAME has told Eurogamer it now has a confirmed UK release date for Deus Ex: Human Revolution: 26th August, as expected. It has updated its website. Eurogamer understands this is the date Square Enix will announce later this week.

ORIGINAL STORY: A shop has jumped the gun and announced the release date for Square Enix's hotly anticipated science fiction role-playing game Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

It's due out in Australia on 25th August this year, according to EB Games.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Terminator, too.

Now, where did we leave things? Last time on Deus Ex Street, poor Adam had been beaten senseless then strapped to an operating table to have most of his internal organs and limbs replaced, nice Dr Megan had gone missing and those naughty geezers from the other side of town had been causing all kinds of problems for friendly neighbourhood science genius David Sarif.

Videogame storytelling can surpass film

But still a way to go, Deus Ex writers says.

When it comes to storytelling, videogames are considered the poor cousin to film. Indeed some believe videogames will never surpass film when it comes to telling a good tale. But for one videogame writer, this status quo will come to an end sooner rather than later.

FeatureWill Deus Ex: Human Revolution make you cry?

Eidos Montreal's Mary De Marle reveals the tricks of the writing trade.

When it comes to role-playing games, few things are as important as story, choice and dialogue. But when it comes to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, a game Eidos Montreal hopes will enhance the series' legacy, story, choice and dialogue are the most important things. This is where lead writer Mary De Marle comes in.

Deus Ex gameplay detailed

FeatureDeus Ex gameplay detailed

Jean-Francois Dugas talks through the new footage.

It's getting closer. We still don't know exactly when Deus Ex: Human Revolution will be available for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, but we do know it will be early 2011, and we do know we're excited about it in around 50 different ways.

Which is apt, of course, because Human Revolution is, as much as its predecessors, a game about choice and consequence – and mixing things up as you go about making choices and living with the consequences.

Today developer Eidos Montreal unveils an exciting chunk of gameplay footage, demonstrating some of the augmentations that you will be able to put to use as you get onto the tail of its future-noir conspiracy.

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Does Eidos want to make Deus Ex 4?

"Yeah! Absolutely," says developer.

Despite working on upcoming action role-playing game Deus Ex: Human Revolution for an eye-watering four years, developer Eidos Montreal loves the franchise and would like a crack at creating Deus Ex 4.

Today, Eidos Montreal art director Jonathan Jacques-Belletete takes to the stage in Eurogamer's huge auditorium to talk about Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the action role-playing game due out early next year. This is hugely exciting for us, and for (most) of the series' many fans.

Ubisoft scrapped modern Prince of Persia

Think The Day After Tomorrow, with sand.

Ubisoft started work on a Prince of Persia game for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox set in the modern day but later decided to scrap it, according to a former employee of the French publisher.

FeatureDeus Ex: Human Revolution

Make your mind up.

Who died and made non-linearity king? It used to be that you went left to right and that was it. Later we walked forward instead. Individuals we came across were shot in the face. These days you can't go more than five steps without having to decide where the next five steps will take you. Surely if BioShock taught us anything it's that we're happiest when we're doing what we're told?

Eidos Montreal calms Deus Ex fan fears

Will offer "same FPS/RPG blend" as original.

Eidos Montreal, the developer behind the upcoming Deus Ex: Human Revolution, has reassured fans that the studio is not taking the critically-acclaimed series in an action FPS direction.

FeatureDo the Revolution

"It has never been our goal to transform Deus Ex into a shooter."

The time for CGI is over. With the next instalment in the Deus Ex series nearer to its "early 2011" release, the time for gameplay has arrived. And Eurogamer has it: Deus Ex: Human Revolution's first gameplay trailer, below, for your viewing pleasure.

Deus Ex: The Icarus Effect announced

Deus Ex: The Icarus Effect announced

It's a book by James Swallow.

A Deus Ex novel will be released next year to build excitement for Eidos Montreal's new game.

The book is called Deus Ex: The Icarus Effect and is written by British author James Swallow. The story follows "unlikely heroes" Anna Kelso and Ben Saxon, who will come "uncomfortably close to the truth" and write history with their choices.

Apparently these events and characters will overlap with the story of the new Deus Ex game.

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FeatureDeus Ex: Fan Service

Fact after fact straight from the cyber-horse's augmented mouth.

Eurogamer was given unparalleled access to Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It was one of the most open and interesting days of our young lives. For a Deus Ex fan the sheer amount of information to garner was exhausting, but we did our utmost.

It may not be out until early 2011, but Deus Ex: Human Revolution already has a fight on its hands in convincing fans of the series that it's worthy of the name. Developed by a different team - a new studio, in fact, at Eidos Montreal - it's still intimately associated with the story behind the original Deus Ex, and takes place 25 years beforehand.

FeatureDeus Ex: Human Revolution

The Revolution will not go unscrutinised.

The first time we landed in a futuro-Asian city was during the original Deus Ex, while we were in pursuit of a hacker called Tracer Tong. It wasn't all work though. During the search we took some time out and went to a Triad-run club called Lucky Money. Here we bought an Australian NPC countless drinks in an attempt to seduce her, then gave up and hammered the space bar so we could jump up and down on the dance floor in front of a big mirror.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

New trailer and analysis with the game's director.

Square Enix has released a brand new cinematic trailer introducing us to the world of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution confirmed

Deus Ex: Human Revolution confirmed

Third game seen in motion at GDC.

Update: Deus Ex's original creator Warren Spector has just confirmed Deus Ex: Human Revolution as the official title of Deus Ex 3 and shown a new trailer at the Game Developer Choice Awards. Our colleagues at just got back from the event and and told us.

Original story: Developer Eidos Montreal confirmed once and for all that Deus Ex 3 has had its title changed to Deus Ex: Human Revolution at a GDC session today.

Art director Jonathan Jacques-Belletete kicked off his presentation about the game's "cyber-renaissance" look with a slide displaying the new logo bearing the full title.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution spotted

Listed on Lara site. Plus: new image.

Square Enix has dropped another hint about Deus Ex by way of a new teaser image, while the official newsletter page for the new Lara Croft game appears to have confirmed the "Human Revolution" subtitle.

Deus Ex 3 not exclusive to PC after all?

Deus Ex 3 not exclusive to PC after all?

Eidos puts kaibosh on internet rumours.

A spokesperson for Eidos Montreal has dismissed talk that the third Deus Ex game will be exclusive to PC.

The rumours began after a story on Bit-Tech stated, "[Deus Ex 3] won't be getting a console release due to the complexity of the game."

However Eidos man Rene, writing on the company's forum, stated, "Only the PC version has been announced so far... I dunno where that website is getting its info from!"

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Eidos confirms Deus Ex 3 is prequel

Eidos confirms Deus Ex 3 is prequel

Details from first magazine preview.

Eidos has confirmed that Deus Ex 3 is a prequel and features biological augmentations, a cover-based stealth system and customisable and upgradeable weaponry.

Speaking to PC Zone in a long-awaited preview, Eidos Montreal explained that the game is set in 2027, and that players take on the role of a private security officer called Adam Jensen at a lab specialising in biomods. Jensen's life gets interesting when black ops break into his work.

Clarifying the preview's contents, Eidos Montreal's community manager told Voodoo Extreme that the game is a "hybrid/action RPG just like the first game", and that, "There is a skill system where you upgrade your character (Adam) based off experience points you earn and you can do the same thing with weapons."

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Deus Ex 3 boss speaks

Formats, useful specifics.

Eidos Montreal general manager Stephane D'Astous has given an interview in which he has more or less confirmed formats for Deus Ex 3.

Deus Ex 3 announced

Deus Ex 3 announced

First title from Eidos Montreal.

Eidos has announced the development of Deus Ex 3, the next instalment in the award-winning franchise, reports.

The game will be developed by Eidos' new studio in Montreal.

"This is a very exciting day for Eidos," said Rob Murphy, managing director of studios at Eidos.

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