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12-02-2003, 09:14 AM
Gamespot Review gives Deus Ex: Invisible War a 8.0

Ign.com Review gives Deus Ex: Invisible War a 9.0

Closing Comments
Why haven't more people stolen this idea yet? I mean, seriously. Since the original Deus Ex came out over three years ago, only titles like Morrowind and Knights of the Old Republic have tried to allow for this type of emergent story-telling. I can only surmise that it must be damn hard to make a game like that. Come to think of it, given the quality of linear, scripted RPGs of late, that seems pretty likely. Though I finished it in less than twenty hours (about half the time it took for Knights of the Old Republic, about a millionth for Morrowind), I dove right back in again to try out some different things and see how some of the big either/or decisions worked out.
Sure, some people will say that the game's made too many concessions to convenience -- no more skills and one kind of ammo spring to mind -- but all this means is that you have fewer concerns distracting you from the main point of the game, your experience making decisions within the game's story. That's the real draw here -- the sense that you're playing an active role in shaping the destiny of the world. Starting as a relatively ignorant pawn of the powers that be and moving up to be one who actually makes or breaks those powers is nowhere more engaging than in this game.

What are you waiting for? Go play it already.

Ratings: Description:
out of 10 click here for ratings guide

9.0 Presentation
Trims away everything that wasn't great about the first game. Leaner, cleaner and meaner.

8.5 Graphics
Great overall design and lighting choices. The framerate will tick some people off, but you know how they can be.

8.5 Sound
Good voicework and music for the most part. Sound affects gameplay in meaningful ways.

9.0 Gameplay
A realistic science fiction world with intuitive and meaningful consequences for your actions? Other developers should steal this idea.

8.0 Lasting Appeal
You'll be done in 20 hours or so and you'll want to go back through at least once more to try to do things differently.

(out of 10 / not an average)

Man I'll be picking up this puppy soon..........I can't wait to play it.
But 1st I must play and beat Deus Ex on PC. lol

12-02-2003, 11:22 AM
So far Deus EX: IW got,

IGN 90%
Gamespy 80%
GameSpot 80%
Games Domain 80%
Official Xbox Magazine 91%

Can't wait! :D

12-02-2003, 12:35 PM
Correction, XBoxGamers. Gamespy's Review crew awarded Deus Ex: Invisible War their Editors Choise Award, meaning that the initial score gained 10% because of this. Gamespy's score for Deus Ex is 90%.

12-02-2003, 01:25 PM
Good scores, definitely. I've heard it's only around 20 hours long, though. That's pretty short. I was hoping to get a good 50-60 hours on this puppy. :(

12-02-2003, 02:09 PM
Originally posted by thrAsher
Good scores, definitely. I've heard it's only around 20 hours long, though. That's pretty short. I was hoping to get a good 50-60 hours on this puppy. :(
Ya know, IMO this is the trouble with MANY games these days.

12-02-2003, 02:18 PM
Those reviews aren't anything to knock your socks off, but they're good and solid. I'm honestly surprised. I was expecting a real stinker.