Deus Ex: Human Revolution The Missing Link

Warren Spector regrets listening to Invisible War focus testers

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There are two Deus Ex games. The original classic, and the brilliant recent sequel, Human Revolution. Sure back in 2004 there was an ill advised follow up called Deus Ex: Invisible War, but shortly after its release we all agreed that it never happened, and we would never speak of it again.

Warren Spector apparently didn't get that memo. Speaking to IGN during a preview of Epic Mickey he said he regretted listening to the feedback of focus testers when making the game.


Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Missing Link DLC cheap on Steam this weekend

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Perhaps you missed out on Deus Ex: Human Revolution last year. Maybe you've been biding your time, waiting for a price drop before you pick it up. Now's your chance. It's on sale this weekend for one third of its usual price on Steam. That's £10.19 for Brits and $16.99 if you're in the US. That's a pretty good price for a great game. We gave it a score of 94 in our Deus Ex: Human Revolution review.

Perhaps you own Deus Ex: Human Revolution, love it and wish there was more of it. In that case, you should definitely check out The Missing Link DLC. It's similarly discounted for the duration of the weekend. For £3.05 / $5.09 you'll get a 5+ hour campaign set on board an enormous futuristic ship caught in the midst of a storm. Find out why it's so good, and how it improves on Human Revolution's dodgy boss fights in our Missing Link review. The deal's set to expire on Monday.

Update: Thanks to commenter andrewfudge for pointing out that Deus Ex: Human Revolution is reduced to £7.50 on Green Man Gaming today.


Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link DLC is out now

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The headline says it all. The Missing Link fills in the gap you probably didn't know existed in Deus Ex: Human Revolution's main storyline. A quiet sleep in a transport pod in the story turns out not to have been a quiet sleep at all, but a terrible nightmare in which Jensen loses his shirt aboard a stormy ship, and must get it back by any means necessary.


Deus Ex: Human Revolution Missing Link trailer sails the augmented seas

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Eidos Montreal have released the second part of their walkthrough for the Deus Ex Missing Link DLC. Like the first part it's about five minutes long. which means they're only show the first ten minutes of the game. Those who fear spoilers might want to avoid watching, but keep in mind that The Missing Link is going to be five hours long.

The Missing Link will be out this month, for more details, check out our Deus Ex: Human Revolution Missing Link preview.


DXHR Missing Link DLC to feature non-outsourced, option-packed boss fight

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Tom's preview of Human Revolution's upcoming Missing Link DLC already made it sound pretty interesting, but here's a cherry for your cybernetic sundae: The whole episode culminates in a boss fight of Eidos Montreal's own design. RIP, GRIP. You really, er... well, honestly, you won't be missed.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution boss fights were outsourced

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"We did the boss battles" announces the president of G.R.I.P. proudly in the Deus Ex: Human Revolution behind the scenes video above. The footage, highlighted by Gameranx, reveals that Human Revolution's awful boss encounters weren't made by Eidos Montreal, but instead outsourced to a different company headed by a chap who admits "I'm a shooter guy, coming into this not knowing a lot about the Deus Ex world." The video gives a pretty good indication as to why Human Revolution's boss battles were such a horrible flop.

Thankfully, almost everything else was fantastic. Discover what we thought of Deus Ex: Human Revolution in our Deus Ex: Human Revolution review.


Deus Ex: Human Revolution Missing Link DLC designed to encourage aug experimentation

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A Q&A session on the Eidos Montreal tumblr has turned up a few new details about the upcoming Missing Link DLC for Deus Ex Human Revolution. The new missions will be accessible through a separate shortcut on the main menu, meaning you'll be able to play it whenever you like. You won't have to revisit an earlier save to revisit the point in the story at which the missions take place.

The Missing Link follows Adam's attempt to escape from the Belltower organisation. Kidnapped, augs disabled and shirt stolen, he has to fight his way off the ship he's imprisoned on. The premise is designed to wipe Adam's skill sheet clean, letting players try out the augs they might otherwise avoid.


Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC trailer and screens show battered Jensen and glowing red doom eye

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The Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC, the Missing Link, has gotten a trailer and some screenshots. The trailer depicts Adam Jensen getting pretty badly beaten up by his captors, having apparently failed to save some civilians, while the screens include an extreme close up of a mysterious glowing red eye. We'll know more when the DLC arrives in October.