Do we as human beings have the right to play God, to physically alter ourselves with the goal of overcoming the limitations of our bodies and breaking the boundaries of human potential? In today’s day and age, there are people who can walk thanks to prosthetic legs, but what if we could make artificial limbs significantly stronger than that of their organic counterparts? What if these innovations were taken to the next level, to the point where athletes could run faster, surgeons could be more precise, and soldiers could wield built-in weapons? Just how far is too far?
In the stylish dystopian future depicted in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, it is these questions that give rise to some of society’s most prominent geopolitical issues, where worldwide conspiracies, newfound prejudices and terrorism have reached a fever pitch and players are thrown right into the thick of it. Does Human Revolution, in title and theme, live up to the high standard set by the original Deus Ex? Read on to find out.