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Deus Ex is a series of first person video games, consisting of three games: Deus Ex, Deus Ex: Invisible War, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
While all three games have distinct settings and story lines, together they explore the methods used by the world's elite to control and manipulate society. Human Augmentation also factors heavily in the stories, being introduced in Human Revolution and explaining the main characters super human abilities through all three games.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Deus Ex 3) 2027 A.D.
This game takes place when the development of bio-mechanical augmentation by a few elite and powerful companies threatens to destabilize society. The main story follows Adam Jensen, a private security officer for one of these companies, as he attempts to figure out who is behind recent attacks on his company. The events in the game lead to the formation of UNATCO, a global anti-terrorist organization formed by the United Nations.
Deus Ex / Deus Ex: The Conspiracy (Deus Ex 1) 2052 A.D.
This game takes place after a rogue organization Majestic 12(MJ-12) attempts to take over the world by secretly releasing a virus only they have a cure for. The game is played through the eyes of rookie UNATCO agent J.C. Denton, who through the course of the game discovers the true identity of MJ-12 as a rogue offshoot of the once powerful Illuminati. The story ends with a final confrontation with Bob Page, leader of MJ-12, and a moral decision for J.C. Denton to seize power for himself, restore power to the Illuminati or destroy the work of MJ-12 entirely and possibly create a new global dark age.
Deus Ex: Invisible War (Deus Ex 2) 2072 A.D.
This game takes place after an event known as The Collapse, where several global organizations offer competing ideologies for how society should function. The story follows recent trainee Alex Denton, clone of J.C. Denton, as he completes missions for these organizations, learns their true identities and intentions and in the end decides which organization should rule the world.
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