Deus Ex: Nihilum (DXN, DEN or Nihilum for short) is a First Person Shooter mod taking place in an alternate Deus Ex continuity - released on May 28th 2013. It features new made-from-scratch original content, while also extensively featuring material from the UNATCO Born mod (used with permission from fender2k1, UB's project leader) and Deus Ex: Revision (used in accordance with the mod's license).

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Mod Of The Year 2013 Editor's Choice - Best Singleplayer Mod. 13,000+ downloads in its first year. Featured by the developers of DX and DX:HR, major gaming sites and the #1 Finnish gaming magazine Pelit. Mostly positive feedback - including several notable DX editors. All in all: a definite success!

Posted by FastGamerr on Oct 6th, 2013

Deus Ex: Nihilum - Wallpaper 02 - Emblem

"Aside from the weak voice acting, Nihilum would even qualify as a commercial add-on for the original Deus Ex." - Lassi Lapintie, Pelit 8/2013

(Original quote in Finnish, freely translated by FastGamerr)

Mod Of The Year 2013 Editors Choice - Best Singleplayer Mod

DXN Beta 01 - Station DXN WIP February 2012 - Yuanda Zhu, Hong KongDXN WIP November 2011 - Hong Kong

Deus Ex: Nihilum was also featured by:

Eidos Montréal
Harvey Smith
(retweeted by Mike Laidlaw)
PC Gamer
The Escapist Magazine
International Business Times

Big thanks to everyone who featured the mod!

Additional thanks to everyone who voted DXN into MOTY 2013 Top 100!

Deus Ex: Nihilum was also reviewed by the most prominent Finnish gaming magazine, Pelit, in their August 2013 issue (thus also fulfilling one of my earliest goals when it came to editing games). Suuret kiitokset!

Naturally, it's obvious that you can't please everyone and DXN certainly did receive plenty of feedback from all parts of the spectrum (you can read some of my follow-up thoughts from the anniversary retrospective). However, after going through all the trouble to finish the mod, I was very glad to find out that my efforts were appreciated by fellow DX editors like Trasher64 and {zXc}Henry from Deus Ex: Revision and SilverSpook from Terminus Machina. All in all, I'm very satisfied with the reception the mod got.

DXN WIP October 2011 - Forichi Night Club

Don't forget that if you run into weird issues in DXN, PLEASE CHECK THE FAQ FIRST FOR POSSIBLE HELP! And if that won't cut it, try sending me e-mail. I'll try to get back to you if I can!

In addition to having its own TVTropes entry, I'm glad that there are multiple playthrough videos of the mod on YouTube - some bringing up valid points! If you want to see a 100% complete playthrough of DXN, here are at least two playthroughs worth checking out!

Deus Ex: Nihilum - Queens, New York City

To sum things up/TL;DR:
With critical acclaim from most of the players, fellow notable DX editors, ModDB and the gaming press, Deus Ex: Nihilum was a definite success! I really can't thank you enough! :]

And last, but definitely not least, I sincerely hope that plenty of great mods will continue to be made for Deus Ex. :] In the mean time, check these mods out!

Cheers, and best of luck in the future!
- FastGamerr

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omnitrix152 Oct 6 2013, 6:13am says:

You deserve it dude i know how hard it must have been to make this and it all paid off now that its a hit! , Keep spreading nihilum guys :D

Oh yeah deus ex revision is the best game play modification of deus ex that i have ever seen, and finally deus ex infinity is going to be drop dead amazing but wont be released for a while :(

Thats the main one im looking forward to and guys please show support towards deus ex infinity the developer could really use the encouragement and support :)

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SexualGardevoir Oct 6 2013, 6:36am says:

Well deserved success, you totally deserve a medal! :D

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Resev Oct 7 2013, 12:30am says:

It really is a great mod.

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Rus[T] Oct 8 2013, 12:18pm says:

All your hard work an passion is really appreciated, nice!

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nerdenstein Oct 11 2013, 2:10pm says:

Congrats! :)

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Taquito Oct 17 2013, 8:24pm says:

Yep. It's amazing! You deserve all the credit. Congratulations!

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SilverSpook Dec 24 2013, 8:45pm says:


Congratz of the highest tier, man! And you totally deserve it too!

Damnit now I'm going to have to go and reinstall Deus Ex and start helping people mod this fourteen year old engine again! #reasonstoreinstalldeusex

Perhaps I'll go see how Infinity's doing...

Once again I salute you, FGR!

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FastGamerr Dec 25 2013, 2:24am replied:

Cheers, man! And best of luck to you! :]

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