I’VE been spending a fair amount of time recently sneaking around a dystopian near-future version of Prague.
As Adam Jensen, a cyborg Interpol agent, I’ve been stealthily knocking out gangsters, fascist cops, cyborg terrorists, corrupt politicians and members of the illuminati in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on PlayStation 4.
It’s great fun messing around in the game’s open environments, figuring out multiple ways to complete the divergent quests, cringing at the game’s laughably bad lip-syncing, watching the story unfold in response to the actions and decisions I make and utilising the protagonist’s technologically enhanced super powers.
However, the most intriguing aspect of the game by far is the parallels it draws with the real world.
Mankind Divided is actually the fourth in the Deus Ex series and is a direct sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, itself a prequel to the entire series.