Deus Ex : Human Revolution : Presentation
Deus Ex Human Revolution is an Action-RPG cyberpunk video game
which takes place
in the near future and its
story plot focuses on human evolution through mechanical enhancements.
In Deus Ex HR, the player
controls Adam Jensen, a mechanically augmented character who works for
Sarif Industries as their chief of security. The majority of the game
takes place in two hubs : Detroit and Hengsha but for some important
missions, the player has to travel to more traditional areas located in
other parts of the World (Like the Picus tower in Montreal, the Omega
ranch in Singapore or the Panchea Artic Station, ...).
The two main city hubs may not be on the scale of those seen in games
which take place in an Open World, but Deus Ex Human Revolution's level
design and attention to details make up for it. For example, if in a
building it isn't possible to enter to every appartments, it doesn't
mean that the space is empty behind the unbreakable and unopenable
appartement doors :
Sometimes by going next to these doors, the player may hear the radio
playing or characters talking. And if he has the "See through Walls"
augmentation, he may see that there are really characters in these
appartments which can be entered.
Same for the vehicles. If in the city hubs, all the cars are
static, outside of the maps borders, there are moving cars.
As for the leveling up system, the player will
be able to customize Adam Jensen during the course of the story by
enabling his still dormant
augmentations with Praxis kits.
These softwares can be obtained from completing the missions and
exploring the World.
The game's major characters are also very well made.
mentions to David Sarif, Faridah Malik, Franck Pritchard, Megan Reed
and Quinn who all have great personnalities, dialogues and voice
acting. And the secondary characters are generally good even if a few
of them like Zeke Sanders or Zhao Yun Ryu are a little bit cliché.
Some players may also complain about the 3 mandatory fights
with the bosses Lawrence Barret, Yelena Federova and Jaron Namir as it
is impossible to avoid them or to just knock them out. Plus, in the
normal version of the game, theses
fights can be very hard for thoses who chose to play stealthly and
non-lethally. But the Director's
Cuts version fixed this flaw as new ways of defeating theses bosses
without using brute force have been added.
it comes from the glitches and bugs, the game still has a few of them
they don't happen often and most of them consist of collision bugs and
weapons taking the vertical position after the NPCs who were carrying
them have been eliminated.
But well, theses last glitches are more on the
funny side rather than the annoying side :
There is also a very rare glitch where characters who have
been knocked out get up without their teammates having waking them up :
Also, occasionnaly the character Double T will appear inside a
wall during the secondary quest Cloak and Dagger (Which can be solved
easily by quitting the zone, for example to go back to Detective
Alexander and then come back to the Appartment block 2. NB: Sometimes
it may be necessary to do that 2-3 times so Double-T appears inside the
appartement and not in the wall).
Finally, there are two others bugs which may be annoying :
The first one may happen when the player uses the funicular in the
Picus tower : When it is going down, the game may freeze and it can
happen several times in a row (it is apparently a memory issue).
And the last bug happens after the player has defeated Zhao
Yun Ru : Here if the player tries to save the game, a crash may happen.
Not saving is the way to go to avoid this issue.
Excepted these few annoying issues, the last version of Deus
Ex Human Revolution Director's Cuts has been patched correctly (Current
version is 22.214.171.124).
The Director's Cuts version
This version of the game adds :
- 3 New weapons (A Grenade launcher, an hunsman rifle and a
silenced sniper rifle),
- 2 new items : The automatic Unlock Device and the remote detonated
- 2 New quests : "You Scratch My Back, I'll Scratch Yours" and "The
- 4 New areas : An old noodles factory, a cargo boat, a naval base and
an underwater lab.
- 4 important characters (Netanya Keitner, Garvin Quinn, Tiffany
Kavanagh and Gary Savage).
- 1 New boss : Pieter Burke.
- Reworked boss fights.
- When playing on easy and normal difficulty, the player's first 2
energy cell will regenerate automatically.
- A New Game+ mode.
- A commentary mode.
- A special DVD about the making off of the game.
Just for the reworked boss fights, this version of the game is
worth it, as in the base game it was near impossible for stealth
players to beat the first Boss Lawrence Barrets, especially if they
were only playing with non-lethal weapons and didn't have the typhoon
The Director's Cuts version not only add weapons and ammos in the boss
rooms, it also adds additional way to beat them : Like using turrets,
gas and/or electricity. The Director's Cuts version doesn't make the
Bosses easy, it makes the difficulty balanced.
Tips & tricks for Deus Ex Human Revolution
Here are some useful tips for Deus Ex Human Revolution :
Temporally disable lasers
stun gun can temporally disable lasers. It is an useful alternative
when the player doesn't have the cloaking augmentation or hasn't
upgraded enough the hacking augmentation to disable the laser panels.
Get infos from the informant Letitia
Also, if you give 4 Hot Red Devil Beers to the informant
Leticia during the first visit of Detroit, she will give a notebook to
the player which contains a code to open a garage. Several of theses
beers can be found in the trashcans in Detroit and 2 of them can be
found in another garage not far from where Letitia is.
The player can also buy infos from the character Letitia and then
knocks her out to get back the money. This allows to get several codes
and passwords without having paid anything.
Easy ways to obtain the steam achievement "Seems you like
playing with balls, eh ? "
Depending what augmentations the player has when he tries to
unlock this achievement, there are several ways to proceed. And with
some of them, it is impossible to miss. Almost.
Use Josie Thorpe to easily defeat Zeke Sanders
In the game, throwing characters against other do a
ridiculously high level of damage.
Look around while using a computer
The player can look around him while using computers. This
feature is quite niche but in some areas, it can be useful to spot
Mods for Deus Ex Human Revolution
As contrary to Deus Ex 1, Deus Ex Human Revolution
isn't what you can call a mods-friendly game in the sense that no
official tools have been released to mod it. Still, some members
of the modding community have managed to create some tools to manage
and thanks to that, some mods have been made.
There are two sorts of mods : Thoses who make the game look better and
those who make changes to the gameplay.
The Mod Deus Ex Hardcore Revival for Deus Ex Human
Hardcore Revival is a mod which change various
aspects of Deus Ex Human Revolution's gameplay and even how a few
characters look ingame.
For more infos about this mod : Hardcore
Revival for Deus Ex Human Revolution, the mod.
The burger debug menu mod for Deus Ex Human Revolution
The burger debug menu mod for the game Deus Ex Human
Revolution unlocks a special menu which allows, amongs other things,
the player to get the items he wants and how many of them he wants.
This menu can be acccessed ingame by clicking on the ESCAPE button and
by choosing to enter the Debug Menu Mod.
The burger debug mod makes it also possible to select the levels
(Detroit 1 or 2, Hengsha 1 or 2 or to play directly the boss fights)
and so it is a precious ressources for modders as if you made a change
to the game, you can go directly to the area you have modified to see
if your modifications work correctly. So, many thanks to the person who
have made this amazing mod.
You can get the Burger Debug Mod here :
The Modhook for the GOG version of Deus Ex Human Revolution
This is a modified
DFEngine.dll file made by Gibbed which is necessary if you want to
play with mods on the GOG version of Deus Ex Human Revolution
The graphical mods for Deus Ex Human Revolution
There exists several shaders mods which aim to improve the
game's graphical quality. Theses mods, like for example thoses based on
& Sweet FX, improve the shadows, lights and some even remove
Patch fixes for Deus Ex Human Revolution
How to play Deus Ex Human Revolution on Windows 11
It can be troublesome to play Deus Ex Human Revolution
Director's Cuts on computers which have a high number of cores and
which run on the Windows 11 system.
To make the game runs on such computers, here is what to do.
1) Get the old Runtime
Pack + Gamefix package and install all the older Runtime packs for
Windows, you need them to make the game runs (and they can also be
for other older games too).
2) Then you need to configure the executable file DXHRDC.exe
to limit the number of cores the game can use.
For this, open DXHRDC.exe with an hexadecimal editor (like Winhex or
010 Editor) and go to the ligne 0xD3165.
There, replace the values E8 46
F0 FF FF by 90 90 90 90
By limiting the number of cores the
game can use, you will prevent it from crashing after a few minutes of
NB : For thoses who aren't familiar with hex editing, you can use the
EXE Patcher , it will do that automatically for you.
Just, after installing this, make sure to copy/paste the file
DFEngine.dll which is in the patch's folder named "compatable_modhook"
into the folder where you installed Deus Ex Human Revolution on your
computer (and which is probably : C:\Program Files
(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Deus Ex Human Revolution Director's Cut .
This way, you will also be able to play the game with mods (like the
Burged Debug Menu, Hardcore Revival and others).
3) Last but not least, if you play on a computer which has two
graphics cards (which is often the case for laptops which have one
small integrated graphics device and one high-end dedicated gaming
graphic card), make sure to open you high-end graphic card's
configuration menu and configure the game to use it.
Otherwise, there is a good chance that the game will use you weak
graphic device and the game will be very slow.
So for example, if you have an Nvidia graphic card, open Nvidia Control
Center and then in program, select Deus Ex Human Revolution et make
sure that when it runs, it uses your Nvidia graphic card.
Play Deus Ex Human Revolution in 4K : UI Scaling Fix
By default, if you try to play Deus Ex Human Revolution with a
resolution higher than 1920x1080, the UI elements (life, number or
ammos or more annoyingly the sniper rifle's scope) will be very small.
But thanksfully, it is now possible to fix this, again by editing the
executable file DXHRDC.exe with an hex editor.
So, open DXHRDC.exe with an hexadecimal editor and choose "Search".
Choose to search "Hex Values" and search for 000500FF81.
Eventually, you will find :
FF 00 05 00 00 7C 05
BF 00 05 00 00 DB 44 24 .
When you do, replace it with :
81 FF 00 0F 00 00 7C 05 BF
00 0F 00 00 DB 44 24 .
This correspond to the visual scaling.
Then, replace theses values :
81 FE 00 05 00 00 7D 08 8B
CE 89 74 24 20 EB 09 B9 00 05 00 00 89 4C 24 20
by the following values
81 FE 00 0F 00 00 7D 08 8B
CE 89 74 24 20 EB 09 B9 00 0F 00 00 89 4C 24 20 .
Theses ones are the mouse's coordinates scaling.
With this, the UI elements will be displayed correctly even
when you play the game in 4k (3840x2160).
Cheat codes for Deus Ex Human Revolution
Make all Adam Jensen's energy cells rechargeable
can be enabled by using Cheat engine while playing the game. If it is
actived, then all of Adam Jensen's energy cells will automatically
recharge themselves (while originally, only Jensen's first energy cell
Modding ressources for Deus Ex Human Revolution
of tutorials and modding tools explain how to mod the game.
Deus Ex Human Revolution OST
This is the list of Deus Ex
Human Revolution's Original Soundtracks.
All the game's OST can be listened to on Youtube, even the rarest ones
: The Combat OST.
Thing is: The gameplay of HR is so much focused on stealth that theses
combat OST are rarely heard and amons them there are some amazing ones
which are only used in a few areas throughout the game.
Useful links for Deus Ex Human Revolution
Ex Human Revolution playlist contains over 150 videos classed by
themes : Mods, glitches, tips and tricks, easter eggs, trophies
achievement guides, secrets and the game's soundtracks (Including
the rare combat songs).
Ex Human Revolution section on Deus Ex Wiki contains a tons of
informations about the game and the Deus Ex Universe, such as the
complete list of characters in the serie, the factions, the playable
items and their characteristics, informations and theories about the
story plot,... and of course, a mods section.
of Deus Ex Human Revolution Director's Cuts on PC Gaming Wiki : It
lists the game's issues and explains how to fix some of them.
Deus Ex Human
Revolution's community hub on Steam : Here you can discuss the game
with other players and also find
how to tutorials, including technical ones (For example the tutorial
which explains how to fix stuttering issues with the Director's Cuts
version of the game).
The Deus Ex
community on Reddit where you can share videos, opinions, pictures
or fanarts about the serie.
The Panoramas of Deus
Ex Human Revolution shows the various areas visited throughout the
game as panoramas.