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The best version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution is now playable on Xbox One

Score for the backward compatible library

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut is now backward compatible on Xbox One, Microsoft announced. Square Enix first released the game on Xbox 360 back in 2013, two years after the original version's launch.

Director's Cut is a revised, improved edition of Human Revolution, adding a New Game+ mode and additional tweaks. It also includes the downloadable add-on The Missing Link and a bonus mission.

The biggest change from the older game is revamped boss fights. Although Human Revolution received positive reviews in its initial release, critics complained of the boss fights and how they deviated from the stealth-driven action players got used to throughout the rest of the game. These parts of the games were outsourced to GRIP Entertainment, not developed by Eidos Montreal like the rest of Human Revolution.

In Director's Cut, players can now use hacking to take bosses down. It's an added option to fights that otherwise relied on first-person shooter-style gameplay.

The Xbox 360 game hits the backward compatibility library ahead of its sequel's release on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One later this year. Deux Ex: Mankind Divided arrives Aug. 23.