You never asked for it, but the original Deus Ex has received a facelift

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In 2000, gamers were blown away by the iconic title, Deus Ex. As a kid, I had no idea what the hell was going on in terms of story, but the game has always stuck with me. It was captivating, entertaining, and most of all, a ton of fun. It went on to spawn a decent follow up, Invisible War, which was followed up by the more recent, far better prequel, Human Revolution. Its sequel, Mankind Divided, is highly anticipated, and due for release early next year.

Want to go back to the series’ roots though, and experience where it all began before diving in to the most recent game in the franchise? Now is a good a time as any, because even though nobody asked for it, the very original Deus Ex has received a facelift by means of a newly released mod (via Polygon):

Deus Ex: Revision is a community-made overhaul of the 2000 classic. It features new environments, new music, and new world-building detail. It also bundles in some of the best modifications that the fanbase has made over the years, including Direct3D 9 rendering, high-resolution textures, high-detail 3D models, and alternative gameplay modes.

  • Locations throughout the game world have been re-designed with new aesthetic and gameplay detail.
  • A new soundtrack has been composed by the symphonic electronica duo EdenShard, based on the original score.
  • High Resolution Textures courtesy of New Vision.
  • High Detail 3D models courtesy of Project HDTP.
  • Direct3D 9 Rendering courtesy of Chris Dohnal.
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In order to enjoy this mod, the original Deus Ex you’ll need the original game. That’s hardly an issue, as the game of the year edition is going for a measly $1.39 as part of the very sneaky Steam sale. I am so tempted to grab it myself, but my backlog is giant enough as is.

What about you? Will you be going back to 2052 for some augmented shenanigans?

Last Updated: October 14, 2015

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • Skyblue

    Don’t see any reason why I shouldn’t, already own the original and Deus Ex was my Half Life before Unreal and Far Cry et al, sorry fanboys.

  • Grand Admiral Chief

    Awesome, if you have not experienced this magnificent game, you really should!

    • Brady miaau

      I tried to play and could not. On Windows 8 it was badly pixellated, on wifes windows 7 it was better, not great, but at least I could see. Still struggled to play.

      Was it graphics that put me off? I replayed Kotor 1 last month, how does it compare to Kotor 1 graphics?

      • Grand Admiral Chief

        Worse gfx in the vanilla, yes, but this mod is for you!

        • Brady miaau

          cool, will look into it! Got it in GOG

  • Grand Admiral Chief

    “Whenever the New York City skyline is visible in the background, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center are conspicuously absent. This was due to texture memory limitations that arose during the game’s development, but the in-universe explanation for the missing towers is that they were destroyed in a terrorist attack. A year after the game’s initial release, the real Twin Towers were destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.”

  • Hammersteyn


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