The A.V. Club: Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a marvellously detailed character-based shooter that combines classic concepts and modern technological wrinkles. “Classic” suggests there were once more games like this; in reality, there have been few other than Deus Ex. In 2000, Deus Ex blended shooter concepts, RPG character development, and a story that genuflected deeply toward William Gibson. The game might have become an industry-defining benchmark. That never happened, and a hobbled 2003 sequel suggested Deus Ex was a beautiful anomaly. This prequel, however, beautifully revives and expands the ideas that defined the original.