The 2-Bit Game Club’s second game is Deus Ex (2000) for PC, Mac, and PS2.
Set in a near future where cybernetically augmented government agents fight a covert war against a global shadow government, Deus Ex is a hybrid FPS-Adventure-RPG-Mystery-Thriler thing that made great inroads on putting choice over the narrative over the player. Directed by Warren Spector, who helped make other gaming greats like Thief: the Dark Project, Ultima VI & VII, and Epic Mickey.
Engineered in the 1st iteration of the Unreal Engine, Deus Ex takes design cues from games like Thief, GoldenEye 007, and Half-Life, the plot weaves together an endless number of old work horse conspiracy theories (black helicopters, free masons, grey aliens etc.) to play in the grey area of credulity and possibility.
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