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Deep State: The Spiritual Return of Classic Deus Ex

In the vast realm of PC gaming, few titles have reached the iconic status of Deus Ex. Its unmistakable visuals and haunting sound design linger in our...

Amy West Jan 31, 2024
Deep State: The Spiritual Return of Classic Deus Ex

In the vast realm of PC gaming, few titles have reached the iconic status of Deus Ex. Its unmistakable visuals and haunting sound design linger in our memories, forever accompanied by the unforgettable death scream. This 2000 masterpiece from Ion Storm not only introduced groundbreaking immersive sim mechanics but also delivered a politically charged narrative that set the stage for future classics like Dishonored, Prey, and the beloved prequels, Human Revolution and Mankind Divided. But as time marched on, a void formed where the augmented conspiracy thriller once thrived. However, that void may soon be filled. Enter Deep State, an upcoming Steam FPS that channels the spirit of classic Deus Ex in a vibrant and thrilling way.

Prepare to dive into the stylized world of Deep State, crafted with love and passion by the independent developer Frogman Interactive. In this captivating FPS, you assume the role of the powerfully monikered Rex Cutter, a former CIA agent on a quest for the truth behind a mysterious black project. Conspiracies, aliens, and shadow governments await you, reminiscent of the hallmarks that made the original Deus Ex an unforgettable experience. With its visuals paying homage to the early '00s era and immersive sim-style systems, Deep State captures the essence of its predecessor. And if you look closely, you'll notice that even the inventory screen draws inspiration from the iconic "watch zoom" of GoldenEye.

Polygonal characters populate military bases shrouded in darkness, while underground labs emit an eerie green glow. This is Deus Ex through and through. The levels in Deep State are expansive and open, granting you the freedom to choose different paths and strategies to accomplish your objectives. Whether you prefer stealthily infiltrating enemy lines or unleashing the destructive power of the GEP Gun, an extensive arsenal of weapons awaits your selection. With its "campy action thriller narrative with a cosmic horror twist," Deep State remains a loving homage to one of the greatest PC games of all time.

And that's not all the Deus Ex news we have for you. In a surprising turn of events, Embracer Group has unfortunately laid off 97 employees from Eidos Montreal, the talented developers behind Human Revolution and Mankind Divided. To add to the disappointment, a new Deus Ex game, which had been in development for two years, has been canceled.

As you eagerly anticipate the arrival of Deep State, we invite you to follow us on Google News for a daily dose of PC gaming news, guides, and reviews. And if you're on the lookout for some fantastic bargains, don't forget to grab our PCGN deals tracker. The world of gaming is ever-evolving, but the legacy of Deus Ex endures, and Deep State aims to reignite that spark of immersive, conspiratorial excitement that once captivated us all.