Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is finally here, and the sequel to one of our favorite role-playing simulations expands the reach of Human Revolution, offering more tools and a bigger space to play. The way you tackle quests — violently, like a ghost or with a silver tongue — can have big consequences. The number of choices is impressive (as we praised in our review), but it can confuse new players as to which skills to focus on.
Stack barrels – Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Environments littered with physical objects are great for throwing to distract guards but are best when used to craft a rudimentary dummy of our lord and true savior, the trash can. A quest that has you infiltrate the headquarters of a cult (aka non-believers) starts from the first floor. Or you can just go out and build a trash can and barrel tower that takes you straight to heaven. Remember to stop at the 4th-floor window on the way up and complete the mission with some XP before continuing your slow gliding into the sky.
Do every sidequest
In Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the main process of the game took about seven hours, but our reviewer did everything he could and finished it in less than 30 hours. There’s a ton of great extras to watch, and without more experience, your abilities will be much more limited than if you wanted to watch and play everything. Side quests offer a candy-like experience in a three-county parade, and you’ll want all the abilities you can get your hands on.
The late-game levels are elaborate spy jungle gyms that test every aspect of your cybernetic arsenal and behind those missions are some great side stories that give color gentle attitude for the civil rights political representation of Mankind Divided. Learn about your past (and get a priceless reward for it) or help a scammer break into billboards around town to find out the truth — or, just do it for XP.
Explore Prague – Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Prague is not Skyrim, but it is a large, dense downtown area with plenty to see. Nearly every building is hiding something, whether it’s some scraps in an email or an arsenal of hidden weapons and scrap.
The sewers were a complete maze, and while reeling in its stinking corridors, we stumbled across my way into the hideout we had been trying to infiltrate for hours. And of course, everything is just beautiful to look at. There’s more character and minute-to-minute detail in Prague than in any previous Deus Ex game, admirably artistic.
Read every email
Huge little blocks of text can be stressful on the eyes, but in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, email reading and pocket secretaries are crucial to expanding your penetration options.
Some contain entire computer keys and passwords (future cybersecurity is pretty trashy, huh?) and others can detail secret alternative routes. we read an email that mentioned intact, unpatterned leaves had gone into a secure vault, so we went looking for the leaves outside and found a well-hidden entrance that we would miss otherwise.