The launch of Deus Ex: The Fall has not gone unnoticed in the gaming press. Many waited with trepidation to see whether the full Deus Ex experience could make the transition to mobile platforms for the first time ever and introduce a whole new segment of the gaming population to our beloved black and gold universe.
Well, the reviews are out, and it would seem the game delivered on its promise!
The Fall is not a quick mobile cash-in. This is a full, five-hour Deus Ex adventure complete with hackable doors, stealthy air vent escapes, optional side-missions, universe-enriching eBooks, and nearly everything else that gamers loved about Eidos Montreal’s reboot.
Touch Arcade 4.5/5
I could probably just go on and on about Deus Ex: The Fall, but the bottom line for me is that despite a few hiccups here and there it's one of the finest first-person shooters ever released for mobile platforms. It reeks of "console quality" in terms of story, production values and visuals, and it's just straight-up fun to play.
Venture Beat 82%
I’m shocked. The Fall works. Bringing an experience as complicated as Deus Ex’s to a touchscreen should have been a mess, but I was easily sneaking, hacking, and headshotting my way through the short campaign. I don’t know if I’m ready to call myself a mobile gaming convert, but this is definitely one of the deeper experiences I’ve had on an iOS platform.
Gaming Trend 80%
Deus Ex: The Fall may not have been the game we were asking for, but it’s definitely a worthy addition to the franchise.
The Fall made me feel like an augmented badass, sifting through a dark, fascinating mess of a world and finding — surprise! — that all was not what it first appeared to be. It’s like sci-fi comfort food — and a perfect excuse to spend a little more time in the shadows.
Deus Ex: The Fall actually works pretty well considering the platform, and offers up a lighter, more portable version of Human Revolution.
Game Reactor 7/10
This is an impressive title for a format that continues to surprise us. Deus Ex fans shouldn't feel that they're being short-changed. One thing it does trump Human Revolution though, hands-down? None of those damn boss fights.
Pocket Gamer Silver Award
Deus Ex: The Fall is a solid, hugely entertaining game that sits amongst the very best FPSs you can play on your iPad or iPhone.
It can be tough to get a shooter right on a touchscreen device, but Square Enix has done an admirable job with Deus Ex: The Fall. The game has shown up on iOS a day earlier than expected, and it looks like a winner.
Should fans be upset about Deus Ex's mobile debut? Only if they don't own a device capable of playing it. The Fall is a worthy addition to the series that should not be missed.
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