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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided guide

Playing to be silent, but not deadly

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is all about making choices. You can run and gun your way through its dystopian future, or you can sneak your way through its shadows. You can murder everyone in your way, or you can knock out your enemies and hide their bodies. Who lives, who dies, who sees your story? It's up to you.

There's no wrong way to play Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, but there is a tougher — and, we'd argue, in some ways more rewarding — way to play. Polygon's Deus Ex: Mankind Divided guide focuses on that approach, combining stealth and non-lethality. Follow our walkthrough, and your version of Adam Jenson will be silent, but he won't be a killer.

Learning to think and act stealthily

If you're going for a stealth playthrough of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, there are some augmentations that can help you greatly. The Glass-Shield Cloak is your greatest friend. It can get you out of almost any bind. Focus on that tree once you earn Praxis points. Eventually, you'll be able to reduce its energy demand, allowing you to use it for longer periods of time.

Also, since you're not into killing, focus on other augs that don't concern weapon use. Increasing Jensen's security abilities allows him to gain access to more areas that lead to easier shortcuts. Security and cloaking are the best of the best perks to have for stealth.

Staying hidden requires a combination of crouching, sticking to the perimeter of rooms, cloaking and hiding bodies. Those are the most important parts of a stealthy Deus Ex: Mankind Divided playthrough.

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