Oltman at El33tonline writes:
"Deus Ex has always held a special place in my heart. It was the first game I played where stealth was not only a valid option, but in most places required. It is also the first first-person game where the story was of real consequence and more meaningful than just ‘shoot this guy, run here, jump there.’ Finally, it was the first game where I had a choice in what actions I took, and those affected the outcome of not only the level, but the story.
Eleven years later and the third game in the series, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, lands on my desk. It was developed by an all-new team, it’s available on consoles, and finally it’s not a sequel, but a prequel. Yes, the game had a proper sequel, and it was not half bad, but it lacked a lot of the innovative punch the original carried. So how does this third game stack up? Very well!"