Recently, I had the opportunity to play some older games due to the snowy weather we have had. One of these games was Deus Ex: Human Revolution for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC. Originally released in 2011, Dues Ex: Human Revolution is an action role playing video game that features first person shooting controls.
This game stands out because your approach to gameplay is different.
Set in a future world, humans use technology to make modifications to their bodies in order to have superhuman abilities. Another term for this process is called augmentations. These special enhancements are quite common for people to have.
The story centers around Adam Jensen, a security manager in charge of protecting a biotechnology firm. Shortly after you begin playing, Jensen undergoes the painful process of augmentation and awakens to receive his new objectives.
Your mission will be to research information about a recent devastating attack in Detroit, Mich. Even with the technological advancements to your body, this will be no walk in the park.
Dues Ex: Human Revolution has multiple layers to what you will be doing.
Certain parts of your journey you will need to use stealth techniques to reach your destination without being caught. Other times, you will have to fight and shoot your way through to infiltrate dangerous environments. Scattered throughout the mayhem, you have computer hacking that needs to be done in order to gain access to secure areas.
To top things off, you will be able to socialize with non-hostiles to get insight on other objectives that can help further explain the story in detail. For some individuals, this may be a daunting task, but most gamers are pleased with the flexibility this offers. I enjoy being able to choose to complete a list of challenges or to play straight through the story.
The greatest feature this game offers is the control of development. Players can add augmentations to improve combat strength, run faster and jump higher. Weapons can be modified as well to increase magazine size, shorten reload time or add a laser for increased accuracy.
Around the time of the original release, Dues Ex: Human Revolution received good ratings from many sources. I never played it until recently. I believe this is because the game’s popularity dispersed very shortly after it came out.
Dues Ex: Human Revolution is unique, stylish and a joy to play. Is there a game you would like featured in Local Gamers? Send an e-mail to [email protected] or fill out the form below. Any game suggestions may be featured in one of our upcoming articles.
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