The year is 2027. You are Adam Jensen, a private security officer working for Sarif Industries, a leading biotechnology firm. While making the final preparations for Dr. Megan Reed’s team to head to Washington D.C. for a discussion on a new breakthrough in technology, the facility is attacked by an unknown group of augmented soldiers. The entire science team is killed, the laboratory burned, and Adam mortally wounded. David Sarif, CEO of Sarif Industries, makes the call to have Adam’s body rebuilt with the latest in state of the art augmentations. Six months later, Adam returns to Sarif Industries to put together the pieces of the attacks that are taking place, and to find whoever’s responsible for killing Megan. Adam not only seeks to avenge the death of this woman, whom he loved; but also to redeem himself from his past as an ex-Detroit SWAT member wrongly blamed for a massacre that occurred in Mexicantown a few years back.