This week saw the release of an ambitious new mod for the original Deus Ex. Revision has been developed by the dedicated, international team at Caustic Creative, with Project Lead Haris Buzis instigating the project in 2007. In the years since Buzis has brought together a team committed to enhancing the 2000 classic. According to its impressively presented website, Revision “bundles some fo the best upgrades the community has to offer, including high-resolution textures and alternate gameplay mods”.
As well as graphic improvements, Revision features high definition 2D textures, vaster, more detailed maps, new Datavault content to support the enhanced maps and environments, a new soundscape, which aims to capture the feel of the original while bringing something modern to the fold, and lots of functionality enhancements.
Deus Ex is one of those classic titles that truly changed the direction of games. Part RPG, part stealth, part FPS, the 2000 cyberpunk-themed title pushed the boundaries and exhibited the potential of gaming. The franchise saw an impressive resurgence in popularity with 2011’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and its promising looking sequel Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is on its way, set for release February 23, 2016. In the meantime, Caustic Creative have opened a door to the past – reviving the original title, enticing fans, both old and new, to re-live the an augmented version of this classic experience.
And the best news? It’s totally free! Anyone who owns Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition on Steam can head over there and download it right now. And if you don’t? Then all this revamped glory can be yours for just $6.99 USD.