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).
I'm sorry but this just isn't very playable to me. I hate to give a low mark to a work of love like this, I can only imagine how much time and effort goes into these things, but this mod is nowhere near a 9 or a 10. Here is why:
- The levels are basically mazes, that leads to
- Lots and lots of backtracking
- I had to go guns blazing in the club in the first mission after running around for what felt like hours and searching every nook and cranny
- I couldn't find the right way for the life of me in the second mission after the robots activate, and I was done with this mod
I know good Deus Ex when I see it and this unfortunately isn't it, but it's still better than human revolution, I mean less annoying.
Edit: my review above concerns only the first two missions of this mod. As I learned playing it gets much much better afterwards, it was a pleasant surprise. I still give 5/10 to the first two missions but the rest of this mod is good, sometimes even very good.
I tried to play this mod but Mad Ingram's voice acting just killed it for me. I couldn't continue to play. I can handle sub-par voice acting but not down right atrocious voice acting. It almost seems like a person would have to TRY to be that bad. Otherwise in the short time I played it seemed like a pretty awesome mod and I commend the creator for putting such great effort into it. Patch Mad Ingram's voice acting with someone that can do a decent job and I'd be glad to play it, but as it stands that voice just kills the immersion too much for me to spend any more time on it.
A cool mod in the deus ex fashion. I still have to complain about the combat being the same as the deus ex one considering the improvements in that area in the mod project 2027 and the smoke mod, but despite that the mod is amazing. There is a whole lot to explore there is also a lot of tactics available for missions and the ability to kill no one if desired.
The story is quite well written and there is even the amazing option to avoid killing certain bosses. The open gameplay is still there and there is some goodies for brutes as well.
A good mod set in the deus ex universe.
A fantastic mod that captures the spirit of Deus Ex. The music is excellent, and while there are some spotty bits in the voice acting it's still of good quality for the most part. The main character's backstory is interesting, and he turned from another Denton style character into his own man easily enough. It references the DX plot well, and you visit a good set of locations. I think my only criticism would be the end area is a bit too reminiscient of Area 51, however that's down to personel preference more than anything else.
An amazing Deus Ex mod - here's hoping that DX will live on with more mods like this in the years to come.