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This is the first game in the Deus Ex series. For other games in the series see the Deus Ex category.

Box artwork for Deus Ex.
Deus Ex
Developer(s)Ion Storm
Publisher(s)Eidos Interactive
System(s)Windows, Mac OS, PlayStation 2
Followed byDeus Ex: Invisible War
SeriesDeus Ex
Designer(s)Warren Spector, Harvey Smith
Release date(s)
Windows icon.png Windows
Mac OS icon.png Mac OS
PlayStation 2 icon.png PlayStation 2
Genre(s)Action, FPS, RPG
Players1-16
ModesSingle player, Multiplayer
Latest version1.112fm
Rating(s)ESRB MaturePEGI Ages 16+ELSPA Ages 15+USK Ages 18+
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Deus Ex is a cyberpunk-themed action role-playing game developed by Ion Storm and published by Eidos Interactive in the year 2000, which combines gameplay elements of first-person shooters with those of role playing games. The game received almost worldwide critical and industry acclaim, including being named "Best PC Game of All Time" in a 2007 poll carried out by British gaming magazine PC Zone. It was a frequent candidate for and winner of "Game of the Year" awards, drawing praise for its pioneering designs in player choice and multiple narrative paths. It has sold more than 1 million copies, as of April 23, 2009.

The title is ancient Latin for "God from...", a clearly incomplete sentence. The Latin words are pronounced "DAE-ous EX", but the game authors and many fans generally pronounce it "DAY-uss EX".

First published for personal computers running Windows, Deus Ex was later ported to Macintosh systems, as well the PlayStation 2 game console, the latter under the title Deus Ex: The Conspiracy. Loki Games worked on a Linux version of the game, but the company went out of business before releasing it. A sequel to Deus Ex, titled Deus Ex: Invisible War, was released on December 2, 2003 for both Windows and the Xbox video game console. On November 26, 2007, it was confirmed that Eidos Montreal is developing a prequel, Deus Ex: Human Revolution.


Set in a dystopian world during the 2050s, the central plot follows J. C. Denton, a rookie United Nations Anti-Terrorist Coalition agent, as he sets out to combat terrorist forces, which have become increasingly prevalent in a world slipping ever further into chaos. As the plot unfolds, Denton becomes entangled in a deep and ancient conspiracy, encountering fictional recreations of organizations such as Majestic 12, the Illuminati, and the Hong Kong Triads throughout his journey.

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