Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Reviews
Deus Ex's mix of shooting and stealth continues to flourish under Eidos Montreal, though the story isn't a match for the setting.
A beautiful, smartly designed game set in a gorgeous futuristic city, but with a story that doesn't quite do it justice.
An excellent sequel that expands your toolbox and offers complex, multifaceted environments to explore.
An impressively complex action role-player, where every problem has multiple solutions, but it's not always quite as smart as it thinks it is.
A reflection of our world today, but it ends up a little too long winded and the narrative sometimes slows the experience to a crawl
Mankind Divided's cybernetic playground feels fresh, even if it doesn't go as far as expected
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided refines and reinforces the defining foundations of the series.
Despite its various shortcomings, Mankind Divided remains a worthy sequel to Human Revolution and one of the clearest signs yet that the immersive sim has returned to the top of the gaming heap. Whatever disappointment I felt about the limited narrative scope has been offset by the many surprises hidden in its wonderfully winding city hub.
Adam Jensen's return is largely successful, even if the conspiracy surrounding him could've been a little more engaging.
Adam Jensen returns in an all-new adventure, proving that Human Revolution wasn't a fluke. Eidos Montreal has outdone itself with the same great stealth experience, improved combat, and some gorgeous art direction. There's a whole host of augments and weapons, allowing you to customize your experience and certain moral choices you make will stick with you. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided does not disappoint.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided isn't as polished as it could be, but it still continues the franchise's deft interpretation of modern political, technological, and societal issues without being preachy. Though the story could have brought more attention to the ending and more fully developed the character relationships in the game, the environmental storytelling and exploration through the city of Prague is intricate and memorable. The stealth-based first-person gameplay, paired with the flexibility of the augmentation system, remains as one of the best in the business. Adam Jensen doesn't ask for much, but I'm sure he wants a sequel, and I do too.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided doesn't succeed in making me care about the plight of humans and augs, but it still pulled me into its compelling cloak-and-dagger world where people in capes can turn invisible and shoot balls of lightning out of their arm. Oh, and your aug doctor looks just like Prince, so it's in the running for GOTY.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is one of the best games of 2016, featuring an astonishing artistic design, a detailed universe and marvellous gameplay mechanics. However, its plot could have been more intense and less conservative.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is captivating from start to finish, giving players more freedom to make their own choices. Controls are sublime, whether you're massacring the enemy or avoiding them; with enough tools to make both viable options. The take on a futuristic Prague is unsettling, yet hugely immersive, together with some interesting social commentary. It's been a long time coming, but Mankind Divided was worth the five year wait.
If you're a fan of the first game, I certainly recommend this one as well. But in a competitive season, it's hard to see Mankind Divided being as impactful or memorable as Deus Ex's reassurance five years ago.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided doesn't betray its heritage: it improves on several aspects of the former chapter in the saga and provides an high quality experience along the whole adventure. Just some of the characters in the game are not as deep as in the previous game, and the underlying menace could be pushed a little more. Overall, one of the best games published in 2016.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Buy. Buy the heck out of this game.
A solid sequel that comes close to but never quite surpasses its exceptional predecessor, Mankind Divided is nonetheless an essential purchase for fans of stealth and story.