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ZOOM Deus Ex
$19.95 (Win95/98/Me/XP) (DVD Case) (DEUSEXPR)

Ion Storm / Eidos Interactive

Game

- Animated Blood and violence

                

Question Everything

Civilization is near collapse, the world economy is in chaos, and terrorism runs rampant. A deadly virus known as "Gray Death" ravages the Earth's population. An ancient conspiracy bent on world domination emerges from the shadows of legend. The conspirators' greatest strength? No one believes they exist. No one but you.

A chaotic blend of real world conspiracies, cliffhangers and plot twists. The game that incorporates the best elements of role playing, action, adventure, and first person shooter genres.

Character interaction that matters. How you choose to deal with scores of NPC's affects the outcome of the game, minute-to-minute, mission to mission, start to finish.

Create a compelling alter ego. Select and develop your own unique set of skills and nanotech augmentations; determine which weapons and objects you need to survive and solve problems. Will you be the charismatic master manipulator, the shrewd and stealthy tactician, or the deadly avenging angel?

The Choices Are Yours
And So Are the Consequences

Explore a richly simulated world of unparalleled interactivity, engineered to react logically to your every action.

A globe-hopping, epic adventure. Travel the world from New York to Paris to Hong Kong exploring locations recreated from detailed maps, blueprints and photographs.

Main Entry: de·us ex ma·chi·na

Pronunciation: Day-S-Eks Ma-she-Na
Function: noun
Etymology: New Latin, a god from a machine, translation of Greek Theos ek mEchanEs
Date of Origin: 1697

1. A god introduced by means of a crane in ancient Greek and Roman drama to decide the final outcome.

2. A person or thing (as in fiction or drama) that appears or is introduced suddenly and unexpectedly and provides a solution to an apparently insoluble difficulty.

Requirements:

Minimum Requirements Win95/98/Me/XP: 300 Mhz Pentium II or equivalent, 64MB RAM, DirectX 7.0a compliant 3D accelerated video card, DirectX 7.0a compliant sound card, DirectX 7.0a or higher (included), 4x CD-ROM drive, 150 MB uncompressed hard drive space, keyboard and mouse.

Recommended Requirements: AMD Athlon or Intel Pentium III processor, 128 MB RAM, 3D accelerator with 16 MB VRAM, 8x CD-ROM drive, 750 MB uncompressed hard drive space, EAX or A3D compliant audio card.

NOTE: 3D accelerated video card required, 3Dfx Glide and Direct3D supported.

            

Reviews:

EuroGamer by John "Gesalt" Bye

"The game itself is structurally similar to Rainbow Six, with you taking the role of a member of an elite anti-terrorist force known as UNATCO in a near-future world of chaos, conspiracies and cybernetics. You play through a linear series of missions which progress the storyline and provide you with more goodies.

"What makes the game unique though is that within a given mission you have a wide range of ways of completing your task. For example, you find a locked door guarded by a turret activated by a camera. You can blow up the turret and blast your way in through the door with explosive charges. You can hack into the security terminal round the corner, deactivate the camera and open the door. You can sneak up to the camera and bypass it, then pick the door's lock. You can find an NPC who can give you a key to open the door...

"And this is just for one door in the very first level of the game!"

"...you will visit real world cities like Paris, New York, and Hong Kong. The first level starts you off on Liberty Island, trying to find a way into the Statue of Liberty where terrorists are holding one of your colleagues hostage. The entire island is modelled in impressive detail, and the New York skyline is visible beyond."

"...Deus Ex looks like being a System Shock 2 for the year 2000, with a more realistic setting, better graphics, stronger RPG elements, more freedom of action, and a more involving storyline.

" And you can't give a game much more praise than that... "



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