REVIEW: Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PS3)

Submitted by sladewatkins on Mon, 09/03/2018 - 10:05 pm

In this section, the North American version of the game was reviewed.

In this article: I will be reviewing Deus Ex: Human Revolution, of which I have played all the way through. Keep in mind: I did not 100% the game. I played through the main story of thetgame twice, taking different paths.

The Synopsis

Human Revolution is actually where I started the series. It wasn't until recently (a year ago) that I went back to play it and beat it once more. Out of the three (that is, if a spin-off mobile port counts) this one is my favorite of the bunch.

You play as Adam Jensen, head of security for Sarif Industries (it actually has a real life website run by Square Enix), which is based in the city of Detroit. David Sarif (CEO of Sarif Industries) has asked you to review security plans for an upcoming presentation your ex-girlfriend, Megan Reed—who is a scientist working for Sarif, will be giving.

Upon receiving a look around the factory, a fatal attack on Sarif's labs occurs. You are introduced to many of the combat mechanics in the game (which are easy to master!) and taught other key aspects, like inventory management.

You will reach a point where you will be thrown through the huge electronic wall in your ex-girlfriend's office, with glass shards in many parts of your body. The attacker will shoot you to near death and take Reed and a few other scientists.

In his best efforts to save you, David Sarif will make you undergo a huge operation to remove the glass shards from your body and throw in some upgrades to your human self, called "augmentations."

You were supposed to take a 6-month leave but came back early due to an emergency call from Sarif regarding a manufacturing building the company owns being attacked. This is your first mission where you decide what approach you want to take—lethal or non-lethal. What path you take affects the rest of the game.


What are the pros?

The most positive thing I can think of about the games is how impressive the graphics are for 2011. I played this on a 1080p60 display, with my PS3 showing the image in 720p30. With game mode turned on, it looked smooth for the time. It was awesome.

The second best thing is how organized everything is: once you collect something, you can always see it in your in-game menus. There's no "Oh, I'll have to take a picture of this to read later" deal here. You can hust jump right to it.


What are the cons?

The cons are pretty minimal here, but I have just one that I think is a big deal.

The graphics show in 720p30 and not 720p60. I know it's an old console, but I'm sure there is some way to get it to show 60 fps. This does not change my feelings on the game, or knock my score, I am very impressed with the quality of the graphics for the time.



Deus Ex: Human Revolution was released in 2011 and in my opinion, is the best in the series overall. For that, my score is...

8/10 — Good!

There could be some improvement, but overall, it wasn't horrible and I'd play it again. I recommend purchasing the product.