Deus Ex Invisible War
Genre Action -> Action
Today's Rank 0
Date 2003-12-02
Publisher Eidos
Date 2004-03-05
Publisher Eidos
Deus Ex Invisible War Deus Ex Invisible War United Kingdom Retail Box ArtWhile Deus Ex: Invisible War features better graphics, it doesn't take advantage of all of recent technical improvements and the artificial intelligence of the computer-controlled characters is noticeably suspect. The much-vaunted physics engine has a tendency to make everything feel almost weightless as you throw dead bodies around as if they were made of straw. The original Deus Ex is one of the most fondly remembered action role-playing games on the PC. The game was impressively opened-ended allowing you to march in guns blazing, take a more stealthy approach or concentrate on increasing your computer-hacking skills to use the technology around you. Even the storyline was highly adaptable to your playing style, with its X-Files-style plot set in a future dystopia. It's also a shame that the skill-building system that counted for much of the original's RPG elements has been dumbed down to the point where you simply end up buying upgrades to your weapons and cyborg body. Although Invisible War has many failings, none of them manage to impinge on the game enough to prevent it from entertaining. Games as ambitious and as serious as this are rare and to be encouraged, so anyone looking for something with more depth than the average first person shooter will certainly find it here. --David Jenkins

- Action-packed first-person cyberpunk thriller with intense shooter and role-playing elements
- Go anywhere, do anything--the game adapts to the player's play-style and strategy
- Tools and biomods enable the player to see through walls, run faster than cars, leap 40 feet in the air, and more
- A new benchmark for graphics, sound and physics
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