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on August 22, 2011
Here is one of those games that people either love for the sake of loving, love for the sake of being Deus Ex or hate with a fiery passion for the same reasons.

One of the biggest draws(and flaws) is the world and time this game is set in. As a direct sequel(flash 20 odd years) to the original Deus Ex we follow Alex D. in a world that(much like fall-out) follows EVERY ending of the previous game, something rarely ever seamlessly integrated but done exceptionally well in this game.

Story-Wise this one isn't as Machina or Freudian heavy, you're not really asked to understand big philosophy and while there is a touch of differing factions in the game they pretty much explain themselves, you don't need to go crawling through emails and books(E-Books, go figure.) to figure out what one faction will REALLY do or why someone wants to do something specific.

There is also the draw that you can either play the original and appreciate some of the subtle touches or not and not really miss anything, in fact, there tends to be more AHA moments for those who play this first, though, obviously this will spoil much of the original if you intend to play.

Pros:

Graphics: For it's time the moving lips and body movements were actually well done, even stacked up to now this game looks pretty good. It's a pretty dark setting(even if the story isn't as dark as it could be) and that's not an easy sell for a graphics intense game.

Story: Despite being quite a bit simpler there is still that feel of really being in the Deus Ex world, up until you meet a certain spoiler it all plays out fairly well.

Now, on story, having said the factions were simple I will say that fulfilling your "destiny" actually prove to be a lot more...intellectual in understanding, it isn't easy to understand a certain factions true motives until you really open your eyes and ears for it, however, even having said that there are still not heavy philosophical debates. It's an absolute joy(if only I could debate "him" in real life) to hear a certain spoiler speak but it doesn't take away from the story if you don't fully understand something.

Gameplay: Here is where it shines, multi-pathed and multi-tasked you have the option of taking multiple routes through any and all of the game. You can play it straight run and gun, focus on "powers" focus on stealth, kill everyone or not kill a single person(and I mean not one). There is no real difficulty curve and even on hard it is fairly easy to adjust to the game itself, even if enemies are easy.

Given that this game was put out before radical AI changes were made that helped a player to enjoy a hardcore difficulty setting, do not expect a truly enjoyable difficulty setting, like all games of old the hardcore settings only serve to buff the enemies and damage. Though playing on the "hardest" difficulty setting can be quite rewarding.

Voice Acting: Some may disagree but for an Eidos game I felt the VA's did exceptionally well with the material they were given. Of note were Jay Anthony Franke, Terri Brosius, Alexander Brandon and of course Christopher Sabat and Laura Bailey. I can see how awkward the lines were that they were given and for the material they WERE given they added that extra feel.

Cons:

Story: As much a con as a pro, despite one or two interesting philosophical view points there isn't really as much meat as a true Deus Ex fan would appreciate as compared to the original. Deus Ex is one of those worlds that is supposed to ask you what "grey" really means and help you to forge and understand different path's we take in the world. It is meant to ask and inform you that what we may consider "ideal" may not be the same to others', everything is just grey, something IW touches but never really explores.

Music: Not bad per se but nothing really jumped out to me. It all seemed a bit bland and, outside of the nightclubs I could swear I was almost playing the game on mute.

Sound: It goes with sound as well, while it can be forgiven for being dated, even back then there wasn't really any sense of "aura of dystopia" to the feel of the game, it was all just copy paste bland sound effects.
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on September 25, 2017
Great stealth game and physics! Plus Kidneythieves!!!
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on July 19, 2008
I should first mention that I never played the original, and so a few things were a bit confusing at first... but I quickly learned what I needed to know.

As far as storyline goes, the storyline is intricate and really makes you think. You have many missions that you can choose to do or to ignore. As you progress, you continually get sucked into the growing storyline.

As far as game play is concerned, it is kinda similar to Knights of the Old Republic because you can choose what missions to do, you choose which side you are on (and you can't be sure which is the "good" or "evil" side). It is all first person, and so you don't really level up or anything, so you know that you could defeat anybody if they attack. There is a decent range of weapons that are rather unique. One complaint is that all your weapons use the same ammo, so it is much easier to run out. If you are careful, this will not be a problem.
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on July 21, 2017
It wasn't as revered as the first game, but I loved it!
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on May 18, 2007
I had such a blast playing this game. The graphics are outstanding, even though it's a few years old. There's a lot you can do in the game with mods. You can choose to go the clean route, or go with black market mods that are outlawed. You decide who gets to rule the world and win in the end. Your allegiances can change at any given moment, and the whole world will be with you or after you! I've played it over twice now, and will probably do it again. Not a hard game if you're up for a challenge, but it's great fun!!
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on December 26, 2012
I know many say DX:IW is not as good as the original, sorry It is and has some improvements. It's a good follow up. In fact, some of the features in this game made it into Human Revolution. Some of the game play feels simular as well. It's a great game and a great story. Try it.
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on April 10, 2015
I don't care what others say, Deus Ex Invisible War is one of my favorite games. I bought again to relive old memories.
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on October 22, 2015
so much so that this is my second copy. Flat one the other one out
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on February 19, 2009
Deus Ex: Invisible War is a futuristic first person shooter/RPG. This game reeks of conspiracy theory and the occult. The illuminati, knights templar, and even the grays are a large part of this games plot. I highly recommend this game. If you have played Fallout 3 you might like this, albeit this is not as advanced as Fallout.
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on August 1, 2012
this is a great game the only thing about it i did not like had nothing to do with newtownvideos the x box 360 did not play it. I had to dig out my old x box to play it. would i buy more games form newtownvideos more yes i would.
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