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Its Deus Ex's 10th birthday! Thats like 60 in human years, so here is a simple list of mods you guys should look at for Deus Ex.

Posted by Henley on Jun 23rd, 2010

Happy birthday too you, happy birthday too you, happy birthday Deus Ex the best game of our generation that is a perfect mix of RPG and FPS, happy birthday too you. 10 cheers for our birthday boy!


Birthday Surprise

Ok you get it now, Deus Ex is now 10 years old and its still one of the best PC games ever made. I bet right now someone out there who is reading this is re-installing it. That is what normally happens when you think of good old Deus Ex, the memories come back, wearing sunglass at night time, sneaking around, stealing stuff. Oh boy.

Dialog In-game

But age is something that can sometimes cripple games, and in the case of Deus Ex it is still going strong save a few nagging errors due to modern day hardware. So to help with the inevitable re-installation of your and my favorite game here is a list of recommend mods in no real particular order.

Custom Launcher
This is a much needed fix for the game, if you are like me and have more then one CPU slugging it out in your PC this will fix the game so your not running it 4 times faster then it should be. Simple yet it works.

Modern Day Graphical Updates

In DX9 and DX10 flavors
You may have your great PC yet Deus Ex will still look like giant cubes flying towards you, oh my how you have aged Deus Ex. Not to fear there are some great fixes out there that are not really made for Deus Ex but for Unreal Tournament that will work fine for both.

Multiplayer Bots
Who needs friends right? Since I have never personally played Deus Ex for the multiplayer I am sure there are a few of you in the same boat as me, bots seem like a good way to play considering finding a live match nowadays might be hard to do.


Hell if you have played Deus Ex to death like some of us might have already, it could be time to look at Total Conversions and Mods. Here are a few I think are well worth your time.

The Nameless Mod
Do you like fun? You should play this TC at leased once in your life it was good enough to grab the Best Singleplayer Mod of 2009 as chosen by the ModDB staff and 8th place in the MOTY award as chosen by our community. If you need to read more check out my preview.

Hardcore DX
The name implies it all, a user created hardcore modification for the vanilla Deus Ex that should make the game that much harder.

Redsun 2020
A new singleplayer experience that follows the trend set by the original with multiple ways of completing objectives.

These where just a few of the many mods out there but it should get you started on Deus Ex again. You can also have a look at this thread made over at the Offtopic Production forum which will give you guys a few more user made experiences to help celebrate this day.

Happy gaming!

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MrMattWebb Jun 23 2010, 1:41am says:

lmao @ the news title

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Syntαx_Error Sep 23 2011, 11:23am replied:


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Avenger2150 Jun 23 2010, 2:06am says:

I can't belive it ! reading this REALLY does makes me want to re-install deus ex. Oh the epic moments with a crowbar and Shifter mod :<
but too bad, now my PC isn't working and it needs repairing, well i mean it can't run games, no air fan. Nice article guy !

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Lexx2k Jun 23 2010, 4:51am replied:

Reading anything about Deus Ex makes people re-install it.

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SnarfSnarf Jun 26 2010, 2:55am replied:

I wish I could find my disk. I never actually beat this game!

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mothmann Jun 28 2010, 7:38pm replied:

holy crap. i just went to look for my original cd because of this exact reason. and guess what. I CANT FIND IT!!!!. altho i still have my cd key wrote down. the cd is gone!

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Angerfist219 Jun 23 2010, 2:07am says:

Deus Ex forever! Lets just hope human revolution doesn't suck. :)

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alphaflight83 Jun 23 2010, 3:49am replied:

Nah, from what i've seen, they've learned from the faults of IW.
The trailer looks very promissing.
Nevertheless, happy birthday DX.
(Hoping for HDTP release before HumanRevolution ;) )

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Dragonlord Jun 24 2010, 6:33pm replied:

I'm not sure about that. They talked about how to "put on blinders" to not be distracted by the long time fans. Furthermore they talk about "rebooting" the franchise and they take an incredible strong stance on action (see cover system and mostly only aggressive implants). This all sounds 90% like failure instead of sticking true to Deus-Ex type of game mechanics as for example TNM did.

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alphaflight83 Jun 25 2010, 3:50am replied:

Hm, i don't (want to) see it this negatively.
We will have to wait till they come over with some more details.
A change in the way the augmentations work seems pretty logical to me,
cause Adam is augmented in the oldschool way, not like Nano-JC.
The invisibility augmentation that was visible ( ;) ) in the trailer is a sneaky perk, and i am pretty sure that some others will follow.
The best thing about DX was the atmosphere and story.
If they get this ported into HR and the "Reboot" and changes fit into the context of the DX universe, it will be a sure blockbuster.

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Lacedaemonius Sep 6 2010, 8:05pm replied:

I'm having Fallout 3 flashbacks

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s87 Jun 23 2010, 2:18am says:

happy birthday =)

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Tharapita Jun 23 2010, 2:49am says:

Deus Ex GOTY edition is on sale for like €2 today on Steam, thought I'd share here.

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~DJ~ Jun 23 2010, 5:22am says:


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Alaedrain Jun 23 2010, 6:07am says:

Happy B-day DX!

At the same time, this is quite depressing: no game during the last ten years managed to be as great as DX... :(

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UMNiK Jun 23 2010, 6:48am buried:


HIS VISION IS AUGMENTED. GOD. Maybe you, author of this article, should have reinstalled and replayed it first?..

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Kalenov Jun 23 2010, 7:08am replied:

Please tell me your being sarcastic. It's clearly a joke..

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UMNiK Jun 23 2010, 8:05am buried:


Clearly an old and unfunny one. JC wears sunglasses at all times to hide his augmented vision, and so he told Navarro when she properly remarked: "Don't tell me you are going to wear those sunglasses during a night operation". JC's reply was "My vision is augmented". If only id get a cookie for hearing this joke... I would be ******* obese by now.

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Minuit Jun 23 2010, 5:26pm replied:

But you probably are obese.

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UMNiK Jun 25 2010, 4:53am buried:


I would be. Still, there is a good chance that shitstorm of jocularity that is denton's sunglasses will continue.

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Henley Author
Henley Jun 23 2010, 7:14am replied:

That particular quote is from Warren Spector but ya' know thats cool.

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Omegakill Jun 23 2010, 7:29am says:

Im afraid that the new deus ex will suck, its the typical sort of thing to happen to old games..look at xcom..its being made from a turn based tactical game to a FPS..what a load of crap..and although fallout 3 was a pretty decent game..its nothing compared to fallout games these days are only about graphics nothing else..its sad :<

With the exception of Mass Effect 1&2

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Lupus_of_nox_noctis Jun 23 2010, 7:43am says:

LONG LIVE DEUS EX! And long live J.C Denton. Everybody that loved Deus ex should know what this means (h+)

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Omega_17_The_True Jun 23 2010, 8:00am says:

Oh god i love this game ! the music are awesome second to the story.

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Lupus_of_nox_noctis Jun 23 2010, 8:07am says:

The title music(the music at the main menu)is by far the best thing ive ever heard.

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nerdenstein Jun 23 2010, 9:06am says:

Woo! Deus Ex Best Game Ever!
Definatly check out those mods guys if you haven't already.
I'm so Deus Ex obsessed I've played most of them ;)

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AJ_Quick Jun 23 2010, 9:24am says:

<3 Deus Ex. Bought the GOTY edition on steam along with *shudder* Invisible War. I'm going to give IW another chance though, I only ever played through it once

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Dragonlord Jun 23 2010, 9:37am says:

Nice article but I think some mods are missing which should be there.

Burden of 80 Proof ( )
Hotel Carone ( )

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Lupus_of_nox_noctis Jun 23 2010, 9:56am says:

When is HDTP gonna be finished?

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azultain Jun 23 2010, 10:36am says:


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nerdenstein Jun 23 2010, 10:39am says:

Soonish. The last bits that need to be done are all being sorted by one guy who is busy with 'Real-Life' anyway. I think the last i heard, there is only a few more Weapons to be implimented. Most of the animation is done and textures are done. Revision should be close to a new update too.
And the New Vision Final should be close to a finish. I haven't heard anything from the Shifter Mod.

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Tokoya Jun 23 2010, 10:46am says:

I'm finally trying The Nameless Mod, it's awesome!

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nosfer4tu Jun 23 2010, 11:12am buried:


I never liked Deus Ex. :( I didnt like the graphics.

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AJ_Quick Jun 23 2010, 11:15am replied:

prepare to get slammed.

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Spenzerr Jun 23 2010, 8:11pm replied:


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nosfer4tu Jun 24 2010, 7:46am buried:


no u
ADJKJASGFODAS deus ex is the worst game ever lol feel free to ragequit like hell, i just said my opinion wtf is ur problem guise

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PhyOS Jun 25 2010, 7:19am replied:

That's not an opinion, it's a statement, and it's not true. Anyways, it's obvious you're doing it intentionally. And you seem not to know what ragequit means, anyway.

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Lupus_of_nox_noctis Jun 25 2010, 11:00am replied:

wanna know my opinion? **** off!

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nosfer4tu Jun 27 2010, 8:53am replied:

does ur mom know that you're a ******?

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Lupus_of_nox_noctis Jun 29 2010, 7:49am replied:

**** you. Deus ex is the best game i have ever played.

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akereth Apr 11 2011, 5:12pm replied:

lol i hope u guys arent arguing about a friggin game that hard!
geez im only 13 and even i'm not that immature

deus ex btw is my #1 fav game :) ive been making a mod on it for a few months now.

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Eegah Jun 23 2010, 9:16pm replied:

I didn't derp da derp da diddily derp, either.

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RandomusIdiotus Jun 23 2010, 10:57pm replied:

Burn it with fire!

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Armageddon104 Jun 23 2010, 1:06pm says:

Happy Birthday Dues Ex! The best game ever made.

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ShadowFear Jun 23 2010, 5:43pm says:


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Craka_J Jun 23 2010, 6:13pm says:

News title made me lol.

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Rakym Jun 23 2010, 6:50pm says:

I just purchased Deus Ex on steam for like 2,50€ and Im very excited about playing the game and its mods, especially TNM. Im a big fan of Vampire:The Masquerade - Bloodlines and I expect it to be at least just as fascinating as that.

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Lacedaemonius Jun 23 2010, 8:29pm says:

Am I the only one here who didn't like Deus Ex?

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Blindxside Jun 23 2010, 8:45pm replied:


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nosfer4tu Jun 24 2010, 8:50am buried:



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akereth Apr 11 2011, 5:14pm replied:

why do you keep insulting deus ex? if you really don't like it why r u on this forum?

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