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Deus Ex: The Fall is a game created by Square Enix. It costs $6.99 and is available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Some users are reporting that this game crashes on the iPad mini though.


Deus Ex on iOS is a full-fledged first person shooter game. It follows the original Dues Ex story and has all of the features that Deus Ex: Human Revolution has.
Throughout the story line you investigate the source of a new augmentation drug, and the global conspiracy plot behind it. The main character is Ben Saxon, an augmented (half-cyborg) former British SAS Mercenary.

The story behind Deus Ex is immersive and well-developed for a mobile game. And it provides hours of gameplay since the world is semi-open and requires a lot of exploration. The graphics, sound and music are all stunning. However the artificial intelligence is not good at all.

Enemies often stare blankly around without shooting you; they don’t follow you, and even get stuck into things. If you’re mid-distance from a handful of enemies, their aiming will be so bad that you rarely get hit. There’s a difference between making a mobile game easier than the console version, and messing up on the artificial intelligence programming. I feel that many of the programs in the AI were not designed that way. It certainly gets in the way of enjoying the game.

In Deus Ex you’re encouraged to sneak around people and turrets without going in and just shooting your gun. On the console version it’s optimal to sneak around, because if you get discovered you can’t survive for long. On the iOS version you can shoot enemies, make a big ruckus, and still expect to finish the mission without getting down.

The game states that you have to be at least 17 years old to download it. That means that it was designed for an older audience that knows their ways around games. So it’s surprising that the AI is so easy and provides no challenge whatsoever.

The Good:

There are a lot of gun choices in this game, as well as augmentations. Augmentations allow you to upgrade your half-cyborg character to be even better, stronger or faster. Upgrades come in categories broken up by cranium, skin, arms, torso, eye, back and legs. An example augmentation is becoming invisible for a limited time.
Augmentations are purchased by using Praxis points. These can either be earned in game, or purchased with real money.

When fighting enemies there’s also a close-combat option. This option involves taking down enemies using a limited numbers of animations. At first it’s exciting to take down enemies, but it gets old really quick.

The Bad:

Deus Ex only takes about 5-7 hours to complete. There are some side-quests in the game, but for $6.99, it doesn’t provide players with a lot of gaming time.
The bad artificial intelligence also ruins the game. Not to mention that the control system is really complicated for beginners to get used to. The tutorials themselves take a good chunk of time to complete.


If you like the console version of Deus Ex, then it would be a good idea to pass on the mobile version. If you’re a beginner at FPS games, then it would also be a good idea to pass on this game. I couldn’t recommend this game to friends or family at the current price of $6.99. Even though Deus Ex came out on July 10th, 2013, the price is a bit too much for terrible AI and lack of game time.

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