No recent wiki edits to this page. Overview Focus on posthumanism Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a prequel to the critically acclaimed first-person role-playing game Deus Ex. Set in , Human Revolution follows Sarif Industries security chief Adam Jensen as he attempts to unravel a global conspiracy in a world beginning to deal with the social, political and economic effects of a post-humanist renaissance.
Human Revolution adheres to the same open-ended approach to gameplay and problem solving that the original game afforded players. Through the use of mechanical augmentations, the world can be navigated using stealth, lethal or non-lethal combat, social interaction and a variety of other approaches. Human Revolution Director's Cut , an enhanced Wii U port of the game that had been rumored for many months.
Plot Themes In Deus Ex: Human Revolution, mankind is freely using cybernetic human augmentations, but it has yet to be determined what their effects on society will eventually be. The game deals with the idea of post-humanism, which is a cultural movement that supports the use of technology and science to improve the physical and mental capabilities of Humans.
The visuals are unique in that they combine elements of Renaissance and cyberpunk aesthetics. In the game, those that support the idea of augmentations decorate their homes and themselves in a kind of late-medieval Italian style, while those that are against it dress like normal human beings. Apart from the post-humanism and cyberpunk themes, the game also focuses on human nature, mass media and conspiracy theories.
During the mission in Montreal in which Adam Jensen infiltrates a major news station, he finds the way journalists view their profession. They describe themselves as people who bring the news to the general population, and this allows them to change the news any way they want, so that they may control the opinions of the majority of people. Conspiracy theories have been a prominent theme of Deus Ex games, in Human Revolution players can hear about several groups, most notably the Illuminati and the Bilderberg group.
Story Jensen's near-death experience. Human Revolution takes place in and has the player play as Adam Jensen , head of security at Sarif Industries. The game starts with Adam charged with planning a trip for Megan Reed to Washington DC where she is to present some kind of scientific breakthrough to congress.
Megan , other than being a brilliant scientist, is also Adam's love interest. During the opening parts of the game, Megan explains to Adam how Sarif Industries is going to change the world with what she has discovered and how she's ashamed of the way she found said discovery. But before she can explain what dirty deed she has done, the couple is interrupted by Frank Pritchard and Adam is forced to go and talk to David Sarif about the security plan for DC while Megan gets back to work.
Shortly after meeting with the head of Sarif Industries, augmented terrorists attack Sarif's labs. Adam races to find Megan but is ambushed by one of the terrorists who throws him through a wall, destroying Adam's legs, back and arms. As the terrorist is about to administer the killing blow, Megan distracts him only to be punched in the face which kills her.
As the labs burn, the terrorist takes out his gun and shoots Adam in the head. Rebuilding Adam The game then switches to Adam's "reconstruction". He's seen in great pain, getting new augmented legs and arms. After the painful scene, the game flashes forward 6 months where Adam, fresh out of hospital, has reprised his job as chief of security. Things rapidly heat up when a terrorist group called Purity First takes a bunch of hostages in Sarif owned factory.
David Sarif explains that a top secret military weapon called the Typhoon is in the warehouse and must be secured.
Adam sets out to secure the device and along the way discovers an augmented terrorist downloading top secret information. Before he can interrogate him, the young terrorist commits suicide as he pleaded for help. Adam eventually confronts the head of Purity First , Zeke Sanders who denies the augmented terrorist being his, explaining that his plan is to stop all future augmentations.
Sanders escapes while Sarif asks Adam to investigate on the augmented terrorist. After sneaking into the morgue, Adam discovers that the terrorist was being controlled from afar from a mysterious third party, believed at the time to be on of Sarif Industries competitors due to a massive security leak that David Sarif was fully aware of. Adam heads to the abandoned FEMA warehouse where the terrorist was being controlled from. There, he discovers the same augmented terrorists that had attacked Sarif Industries 6 months prior.
The plot thickens as Adam wonders if Sarif Industries isn't supplying the terrorist despite the fact that David Sarif denies this by explaining that Sarif Industries almost only does military contracts when it comes to weapons.
Adam confronts one of the terrorist, Lawrence Barrett, whom after being defeated, explains to Adam that Belltower doesn't give a damn about a rotting company like Sarif Industries and that what this shadow group of terrorists is planning is much bigger.
Right before commiting suicide, the terrorist gives Adam an adress in Hengsha, China where Adam can find the hacker who controlled the Purity First terrorist. Belltower Associates, a PMC contracted by the chinese government also wants the hacker's head. Adam gets to him first though and he is revealed to be Arie van Bruggen. Bruggen instantly admits to having controlled and murdered the Purity soldier, claiming that he was hired by one of Sarif Industries' biggest rivals: The recording is at the TYM headquarters and after pirating a badge, Adam infiltrates it.
He eventually gets the recording and makes an even greater discovery: Megan and her research team aren't dead, instead the attack on Sarif Industries six months prior was a diversion to kidnap them. Wanting to know more, Adam interrogates TYM's CEO who denies having anything to do with the kidnapping, telling him to investigate Picus News an international news channel that is featured prominently throughout the game before locking herself in a panic room and calling security.
Jensen escapes and heads for the Picus building back in Montreal. Picus News reports on the issues permeating Detroit in Adam infiltrates the Picus News building only to find it deserted. He speaks to a hologram of famous news host Eliza Cassan who reveals that she's the one who tampered with the GPL signals the night of the kidnapping so the scientists could not be tracked. She claims that she regrets what she did but can't tell Adam anything. Jensen follows a signal to where the real Cassan is hiding only to find out that Cassan is an AI programmed by mysterious people who wish to shape the world.
Adam fights Yelena Fedorova , one of the mercenaries from the kidnapping. After defeating her, Cassan explains that she does not have the free will to reveal everything to Adam. However she reveals that Doctor Isaias Sandoval operated on the scientists following the kidnapping to remove their GPLs. The good doctor happens to be a close associate to the pro-human politician Bill Taggart.
Cassan also reveals that David Sarif was aware of all these things. Adam heads back to Detroit as it burns due to anti-augmentation riots. He meets immediately with Sarif who begins to shed some light on the situation. The men pulling the strings call themselves Illuminati among other monikers. They hired and planned the attack on Sarif industries as Megan had figured out a way on how to create augmentations that were not rejected by the body, thus eliminating the need for Neuropozyne.
The Illuminati , realizing that this would make humanity too powerful to control, decided to make the scientists disappear. After these revelations, Adam interrogates Taggart on the location of his associate. Taggart, after much resistance, tells Adam where to go and fears his associate, Isaias Sandoval , may have gone the same path as his brother, Zeke Sanders. Adam finds the doctor hiding in the Detroit sewers, who reveals that he failed in removing the GPL implants that the scientists had, but due to their weak signal strength, Sarif's engineers would overlook their broadcast.
However, the fact that he pulled those strings would tip off the conspirators and allow them to prepare for Jensen's return to Heng Sha.
Despite the obvious trap laid out in front of them, Jensen and Malik return to the island city to investigate the GPL signal they had traced.
Before landing, they are contacted by the Chinese authorities who instruct them to redirect their course to a different landing site. The thought of ignoring this instruction is briefly entertained, but Malik complies so as to not provoke an incident. This fails, as a surface-to-air missile with an EMP warhead is fired at them, and they plummet to the ground below. Jensen manages to jump before impact, but the VTOL crash lands into a construction site.
Belltower mercenaries start to close in. Depending on the player's actions, Malik is either able to regain control and functionality of the VTOL and escape, or is overwhelmed by the mercs and dies in an explosion. Either way, Jensen manages to escape the ambush, but Belltower is still actively looking for him in the streets of the city.
As he makes his way to the GPL signal, Adam and several other augmented citizens experience a painful event which is promptly explained to be a glitch in one of the components of their neural interfaces. According to Tai Yong Medical and Picus News, augmented citizens are encouraged to visit their local LIMB clinics to receive an "upgrade" which will supposedly be immune to this problem. The player has the option of heeding or ignoring this advice, and Jensen can continue with his malfunctioning interface or get a new one.
The GPL signal eventually leads Adam to an abandoned underground parking garage that now serves as a base for a local gang known as the Harvesters. Upon infiltrating the structure, he finds the source to be Tong Si Hung, who had previously assisted Jensen in tracking down Arie van Bruggen whether or not he was aware of that fact. Tong is in the process of grafting on a new arm, which had been given to him by Belltower to help appease him. The arm itself had once belonged to Vasili Sevchenko, one of the scientists who had been kidnapped, and his GPL had led Jensen straight to Tong's location.
Though the GPL signal seems to be a dead end, Tong proposes that Jensen infiltrates the nearby dockyard to determine the destination of Belltower's human trafficking operation.
Jensen agrees to set off a bomb in the offices of the dockyard's foreman, which would send a message for Tong to the authorities while simultaneously providing Jensen a distraction to allow him to stow away on one of their ships. Upon detonating the explosive, Jensen quickly realizes that the explosion was not only a distraction to help him, but also to give Tong's kidnapped son, Tracer, an opportunity to escape and flee to Hong Kong. Jensen stows himself inside a shipping container with a stasis pod inside, notifies Pritchard that he'll probably be offline for an indeterminate length of time, then freezes himself.
Jensen awakes again several days later, and rapidly re-establishes contact with Pritchard. They determine that he is currently somewhere in Singapore, and that a jamming signal is making it difficult to track his location.
As he explores the facility, Jensen encounters the other missing scientists with the exception of Megan Reed and Sevchenko, the latter of which had apparently been attempting to orchestrate an escape attempt before being killed. Each of the scientists is working in isolation from one another, but Jensen manages to find a way to coordinate a plan. In order to reach the high-security area where Megan is being held, he instructs the scientists to coordinate a series of staged lab accidents to draw away several of the guards.
He also uploads a virus to the facility's systems that was being developed by Sevchenko to disable the facility's ability to track the kidnapped scientists' GPL locators, enabling them to elude their captors. Upon gaining entry to the high-security building, Jensen finds himself in another confrontation with Zhao Yun Ru. She attempts to lock down Jensen's augmentations with a remote control. If the player opted to get the replacement neural interface at a LIMB clinic, then many of Jensen's augmentations are disabled during the following fight.
If not, then the remote has no effect, and Zhao is forced to escape more rapidly before the fight occurs. Whatever the case, Jensen is then confronted by Jaron Namir, the leader of the Tyrants and the individual who nearly killed him during the attack on Sarif Industries.
After Jaron is dealt with, Jensen proceeds to find Megan, who has seemingly grown to enjoy her position working for Hugh Darrow , who is revealed to be a member of the Illuminati. There is a bitter confrontation, but Megan eventually agrees to escape with the other scientists.