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Deus Ex: The Fall Review: Shock to the System

The Fall borrows the flavor of the futuristic Deus Ex universe along with the series' best gameplay features — stealth action and systems that support player choice — and packs them into a mobile-friendly 5-7 hours. While The Fall struggles with a frustrating final hour and occasional clumsy writing, it succeeded by pulling me right back into its evocative, proto-cyberpunk world. Deus Ex: The Fall is essentially a side story to 2011's Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The year is 2027, and the world is divided into augmented humans and everyone else, with "Augs" requiring special drugs (neuropozyne) to stay alive. Multinational corporations and private military contractors essentially run the world, and human drama abounds amid the chaos. The Fall begins with an introduction to...

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Deus Ex: The Fall hits Steam March 25 for $9.99

Deus Ex: The Fall, Eidos Montreal and N-Fusion Interactive's previously mobile action/stealth role-playing game, will arrive on Steam March 25 for Windows PC. The $9.99 game tells a prequel story to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, set in 2027. According to the game's Steam listing, Deus Ex: The Fall will ship with achievements and support for controllers as well as mouse and keyboard. For a limited time, those who purchase the game will also receive a free copy of Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition. Deus Ex: The Fall first launched for iOS last July and arrived for Android in January 2014. It's available on both platforms for $6.99. Today's announcement confirms a report that the game was headed to PC, based on images pulled from Steam's domain. You can learn more about the development of...

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Deus Ex: The Fall may see a PC release via Steam (update)

Deus Ex: The Fall, the mobile adaptation of the action role-playing series, may see a PC release via Steam, according to images pulled from Steam's domain by Reddit user Devin Watson. Two of three images are the game's header screens, while a third features character Anna Kelso. The images belong to App ID 258180 on the Steam Database, which was last updated on Feb. 23. Deus Ex: The Fall initially launched on the Apple App Store on July 11 for $6.99. It went live on Google Play for Android devices on Jan. 22 for $6.99, after being pulled from the store briefly following an "issue" with the game. The title will be the first in a series of installments for Deus Ex: The Fall. The game's storyline picks up where the novel Deus Ex: The Icarus Effect finishes and features characters from...

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Deus Ex: The Fall launches on Android today

Deus Ex: The Fall will be out later today on Google Play for Android devices, Square Enix announced. The title was pulled earlier this morning from the store following an "issue" with the game and wil be available again within the next few hours, the publisher told Polygon. Deus Ex: The Fall is compatible with all major Android devices and includes characters from the novel Deus Ex: The Icarus Effect where it will pick up immediately where the book finishes. The new Deus Ex release will be available for $6.99 on Google Play.

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Square Enix 'not abandoning core, triple-A console and PC games'

Square Enix has had a tough year, with disappointing sales of major core games, but the company isn't getting out of that market, said its head of studios and publishing in a blog post today. "I can categorically say that we're not abandoning core, [AAA] console and PC games," said Phil Rogers, CEO of Square Enix in the Americas and Europe, on the company blog. "We're working hard at improving how we develop our games and how we release them." Rogers was previously the CEO of Square Enix Europe; he assumed the duties of Mike Fischer, former president and CEO of Square Enix America, when Fischer left the company in May. According to Rogers, Square Enix as a whole is exploring new platforms and business models in an ever-changing game industry, and the company hopes to do a better job...

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Eidos Montreal working on a jailbreak fix for Deus Ex: The Fall

Deus Ex: The Fall developer Eidos Montreal is currently working on an update for the iOS game that will allow it to run properly on jailbroken iOS devices, a Square Enix representative told Polygon. The new mobile entry to the Deus Ex franchise released yesterday for $6.99, and players with jailbroken iPhones and iPads quickly learned that the game detects if it is being played on a jailbroken device and then disables the firing of guns. This renders the game more or less unplayable. Many players took to the iTunes App Store and Reddit to complain about the issue, explaining that once the game was bought, installed and the tutorial played, when players went to pull the trigger, the game presented them with the message: "We are sorry but you can't fire on jailbroken devices." Publisher...

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Deus Ex: The Fall disables firing guns on jailbroken iOS devices

Deus Ex: The Fall, the new mobile entry in the franchise, disables the firing of guns if it detects that a user has "jailbroken" their iOS device, report frustrated players on Reddit and the game's iTunes App Store page. The first installment of The Fall launched yesterday on iOS for $6.99. The game begins with cutscenes and a brief tutorial, then drops players into the game world. When they try to pull the trigger, it presents them with the message seen in the iPhone screenshot above (from Reddit user KipEnyan): "We are sorry but you can't fire on jailbroken devices." It's unclear if players can complete the game without ever firing a weapon. "This is massively offensive on Square Enix's behalf," said KipEnyan. "The obvious implication is that all jailbreakers are pirates who more...

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Deus Ex: The Fall launch trailer tells the story of a mercenary gone rogue

A launch trailer for mobile title Deus Ex: The Fall tells the story of its protagonist, cyborg mercenary Ben Saxon. A former SAS operative, Saxon "lost everything [he] was" and became a killer. He went rogue, he says, to fight against those who controlled him from the shadows. The trailer shows Saxon in action, with customary Deus Ex powers like stealth and X-ray vision alongside more conventional tools like pistols, automatic rifles and grenades. Deus Ex: The Fall is out on iOS today with an Android release planned at some point in the future.

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Deus Ex: The Fall launching July 11 on iOS

Deus Ex: The Fall, the upcoming mobile entry in the long-running action RPG series, will be available this Thursday, July 11, on iOS, publisher Square Enix announced today. This week's release will be the first in a series of installments for Deus Ex: The Fall, and will cost $6.99 in North America, £4.99 in the U.K. and €5.99 in Europe. Square Enix has yet to announce an Android release date. The Fall is being developed by Square Enix's European mobile studio, which is working with Deus Ex: Human Revolution developer Eidos Montreal and N-Fusion Interactive. Its story runs in parallel to that of Human Revolution and stars a different lead character, Ben Saxon, a former operative in the British SAS. Eidos Montreal creative director Jean-François Dugas told Polygon last month that the...

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How Eidos Montreal is streamlining Deus Ex: The Fall for mobile

Deus Ex: The Fall is a game that has been streamlined for mobile devices while still "retaining the core essence" of a Deus Ex game, according to Eidos Montreal creative director, Jean-François Dugas. Dugas was the creative director of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and is now working with Square Enix's European mobile division to create The Fall. He told Polygon that the mobile game is far from a simplistic or dumbed-down experience that many people associate with mobile titles. Instead, it has been designed in such a way that suits mobile play habits and styles while still offering players meaningful choices. "For example, in the core game you're able to take down characters by killing them or knocking them unconscious, and you can then drag their body to hide them," Dugas said. "In The...

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Deus Ex: The Fall trailer offers a look at in-game combat on mobile devices

A new trailer for the upcoming iOS release Deus Ex: The Fall offers a look at in-game combat on mobile and tablet devices. Shown through the two and a half-minute video are various first-person firefights, puzzles, hacking games and stealth kills. The upcoming title, revealed earlier this week, tells a story parallel to console title Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Deus Ex: The Fall is the first installment in the new mobile series launching this summer for $6.99.

Deus Ex: The Fall Releases
North America
  • iOS
    • Publisher Square Enix
    • Developer N-Fusion Interactive
    • Score 7.5
  • Android
    • Released 2014-01-22
    • Publisher Square Enix
    • Developer N-Fusion Interactive
  • Windows
    • Released 2014-03-25
    • Publisher Square Enix
    • Developer N-Fusion Interactive
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