Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PS4 Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on the PS4 version of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided by Eidos Montreal and Square Enix.
Disclaimer: I purchased the game from Gamestop so I didn’t receive this one for free.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is a cyberpunk first person shooter/RPG. It picks up after the events in Deus Ex: Human Revolution and continues Adam Jensen’s story.
The game takes place in 2029 during a time of great oppression and violence towards augmented people. This is all due to an incident that occurred at the end of Human Revolution where all augmented people went on a killing rampage. Now augmented people are feared and hated by just about everyone.
Much of the game takes place in the city of Prague in the Czech Republic. Once a thriving city for augmented workers, it’s become the focal point of the augmented oppression.
As the story progresses the city becomes more and more dangerous. It eventually escalates into martial law and Adam has to sneak around the city or he’ll be killed on sight.
Combat remains as fluid and fun as it was in Human Revolution. You can choose to go lethal or non-lethal in your approach and characters will react differently based on your choice. There’s also a great many ways to proceed levels. You can sneak through vents, hack terminals, and override security computers.
The levels you play through are quite open ended and you can proceed as you see fit. In my first playthrough of the game I decided to go non-lethal through the majority of the game. I usually used vents and hacking to make my way through each area.
I will admit that I was a little disappointed by how limited the level count was. There was only 4 areas that you traveled to with the majority of the game in Prague. I was kinda expecting more locations after Human Revolution but ahh well, maybe in the next game.
Adam also has a few new augmentations under his belt. These new augments are experimental and he has no clue as to how they got there. These experimental augments are quite powerful and have unique attacks attaches to them. At first equipping one would overheat his systems if he didn’t disable them. With an upgrade you can acquire you will be able to equip any of them without fear of overheating.
To be completely honest, after completing the game I could help but feel that the game was rather underwhelming compared to Human Revolution. It was fun but it felt lacking in quite a few areas. The level count was disappointing, the quests were kinda repetitive and there weren’t very many of them. Conversations were also kinda lacking as well because there weren’t very many people to interact with making the social analyzer kinda pointless.
Overall, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is a decent game but it could have been a lot better. The fact that there was only one true enemy (And boss battle) was also pretty disappointing. I would recommend this game more for hardcore fans of the series but even then you’ll likely be kinda disappointed as well.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks and I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers out!
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided$29.99
Features of Interest
- Good Voice Acting
- Good Soundtrack
- Fun Gameplay
- Well Designed Levels
- New Augments Are Pretty Awesome
- Limited Levels
- Repetitive Questing
- Limited Important Conversations
- Undewhelming Compared to Human Revolution
- Beating it Felt Empty, and Felt Like the Story Didn't Progress Anywhere.