"Choices. We make them every day, and they affect our lives. But up until the Deus Ex series, real choices were few and far between in gaming. Sure, you could choose to hear the same speech over again if you didn’t understand it the first time, but Deus Ex presented you with real freedom of choice right from the first screen. Do you want the game you just bought to be a conventional first-person shooter? A stealth-action title? A hacking simulator? An adventure game? Or a combination of those? All those options were available to you out of the gate, which not only made Deus Ex an incredibly replayable game, it made it nearly unique in terms of depth and scope for its time."