The original Deux Ex celebrated its 15th year anniversary back in June and the party hasn’t stopped yet. A fan mod by developer Caustic Creative released today updates the visuals, soundtrack, and even takes care of old glitches and AI problems of the original game. Most importantly, it’s free (sorta).
Players who want to get their hands on this can get it for free exclusively on Steam. The catch is that you’ll need to already own a copy of Deus Ex. Good news is that Steam is currently having their Stealth Game Sale and Deux Ex: Game of the Year Edition will only run you $1.39. That’s a steal for such a great game but the sale only lasts until October 16 so you better act fast.
Another interesting part of this mod is that Square Enix and Eidos-Montreal themselves have endorsed it. The team behind ‘Revision’ approached Square Enix back in June over copyright concerns but were met with full support.
They’ve been very helpful and supportive; the processes has gone on longer than anyone anticipated, and we’re taking advantage of the time to implement little fixes and bits of polish that were otherwise slated for the 1.1 update.
Head of Studio at Eidos-Montreal, David Anfossi, reinforced their support behind the project
One of the reasons that Deus Ex has been so popular for 15 years is the way in which the gaming community has embraced the ground-breaking gameplay and a narrative that looks to the future but is inspired by real-world events. Revision’ from Caustic Creative is a fantastic way for fans new and old to experience the original Deus Ex in a whole new way before Deus Ex: Mankind Divided® raises the bar once again.
Considering this had been in development for 7 years we’re glad it released with no setbacks. While the visual upgrades are certainly not of Deux Ex: Human Revolution calibur, first impressions of the game have been overwhelmingly positive. Those wanting to play ‘Revision’ can pick it up here.