Deus Ex isn’t exactly the easiest game in the world to get into. The starter levels are kind of slow and as it’s an older game it can take a little bit to get used to it. But persevere, and you’ll be treated to the best cyberpunk this side of Neuromancer– not to mention some of the best music, too.
Along with its immense depth of story, Deus Ex offers a lot of freedom to play the way you want to play. You can be stealthy, you can be the “bad cop” who shoots first and asks questions later, or if you really want a challenge you can do what I did and attempt a kill-free run. That’s right, you can beat the game without killing anyone except for a couple of characters whose deaths are vital to the story.
It’s tough to really say much else about this game except that if you like actiony RPGs and cyberpunk then this should be on your must-play list. It’s long and somewhat unforgiving (I restarted halfway through my most recent playthrough because I didn’t like the way I’d set up my augs) but there’s a reason why it’s considered one of the all-time greats. So go ahead and install it (or reinstall it!)
And then also play Human Revolution. Because that one is also fantastic.