Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - A Criminal Past

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - A Criminal Past is ranked in the 70th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

60%

Critics Recommend

Based on 16 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

TheSixthAxis
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 9, 2017

It's not Adam's finest hour and certainly a time he should probably forget.

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Scored Reviews

GameGrin
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2017

Criminal Past is a great finale for Mankind Divided, and only makes the desire for more Deus Ex stronger. The ending is pretty open, and with faces new and old it does a great job of giving us something different while being faithful to the franchise.

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Arcade Sushi
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2017

Combining some excellent stealth gameplay, lots of exploration, and some terrific plotting, "A Criminal Past" is peak Deus Ex.

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Nexus
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2017

Gameplay is certainly more of the same, wrapped in a new narrative, but it matches the same high standard set by the original.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Mar 11, 2017

A Criminal Past puts Adam in jail for a great self-contained storyline pushing a solid narrative and a far greater emphasis on stealth in the final DLC for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. While the voice acting can be a bit of a mixed bag, there’s no doubt that Eidos Montreal is ending this one on a high note.

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NEOsite
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2017

Remember Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from the Butcher Bay? Imagine something like that, but with exceptional gameplay from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided!

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COGconnected
84 / 100
84 / 100
Mar 10, 2017

A Criminal Past is a different kind of Deus Ex, and one that kept me engaged.

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The Games Machine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2017

The new Deus Ex: Mankind Divided DLC offers a nice, challenging experience for the player, thanks to a rich and complex new mission, a hefty level design (whereas the prison setting fits perfectly) and a lot of choices that favour the stealth gameplay.

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Everyeye.it
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

A Criminal Past represents a rich add-on for Deus Ex Mankind Divided, with a great level design and a beautiful storyline.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Mar 1, 2017

A Criminal Past will likely be the last that we hear from the Deus Ex series for a while, but if that's the case then it at least ends things on a high note for the time being. The DLC offers a bite-sized version of everything great about the main game, while taking things to a new setting that fans will eat up.

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PC Gamer
79 / 100
79 / 100
Mar 3, 2017

A well-designed level that forces you out of your comfort zone and fills in some of Adam Jensen's backstory.

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Spaziogames
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2017

If you think about Mankind Divided, A Criminal Past feels like a more of the same: the plot is nothing special and the level design is not as brilliant as it was in the main game, but the prison is a fascinating scenary and the way you have to deal with the lack of augmentations make things way more interesting.

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PC Invasion
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 3, 2017

This hopefully isn't the last we'll see of Eidos Montreal's Deus Ex, but if it is then A Criminal Past at least serves as a compact summary of their tenure at the helm. Nothing too radical here, just a well constructed prison level for Adam Jensen to be let loose upon.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 12, 2017

A Criminal Past is a decent last hurrah for Mankind Divided. Its story is fine, but doesn't really add to what's come before. However, the Penthouse is a wonderfully designed and unique level that's well worth exploring for the half-dozen or so hours you're there. It also cleverly demotes your abilities, forcing you to change up your approach. It's a strong effort that tries a lot of new things, and while it's certainly not essential, a little more Deus Ex is always welcome.

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The Digital Fix
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2017

A disappointing finale for a series that started out with huge potential, but which fails to tie up any loose ends satisfactorily.

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Leadergamer
5 / 10
5 / 10
Mar 1, 2017

It doesn't worth your money. Everything good about the base game is gone with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - A Criminal Past.

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