Scheduled release date:
February 23, 2016
Square Enix
Eidos Montreal
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Release Date:
February 23, 2016

Deus Ex: Human Revolution was easily one of the best and most satisfying games of the previous generation. The award-winning franchise’s captivating combination of role-playing, stealth, action and adventure elements, combined with a typically great narrative, makes Deus Ex one of the premier IPs in the industry. That’s why we couldn’t possibly be more excited for the next installment, Mankind Divided , which just recently earned its finalized launch date of February 23, 2016. Adam Jensen is back and better than ever and Eidos Montreal swears to deliver the best Deus Ex game yet…non-lethal boss encounters and other fan-requested bonuses included.

The new adventure is set only two years after the end of Human Revolution , and the social gap between humans and augmented humans is growing wider. The developers are calling this a “Mechanical Apartheid,” so from the start, you’ll see oppressed and spit-upon augmented humans. Authorities forcefully separate the latter group from humans and the consensus is that augmented individuals pose a threat to the “normal” way of life. You’ll see military checkpoints set up throughout the conflicted city, perhaps not dissimilar to the outposts set up in a game like inFamous: Second Son . The plot is definitely similar, in that you control a protagonist who is part of an oppressed group; specifically, humans with inhuman capabilities, ala “X-Men.”

Adam Jensen is once again the main character and while he’ll face the biggest challenge of his life in this quest, he’ll also have more abilities than ever before. Of course, the crux of the gameplay in Deus Ex centers on the player’s ability to choose, and that won’t change in the new installment. If you’d like to take each challenge head-on with a balls-out, no-holds-barred approach, you’re welcome to do so. In that case, you’ll probably want to take advantage of one of Jensen’s new skills, Titan: It offers him greatly increased defense but continually drains his battery. If, on the other hand, you want to approach your objectives quietly and stealthily, you’ll be able to use a myriad of nifty high-tech gadgets and abilities.