The third game in the Deus Ex first-person role-playing video game series, and a prequel to the original game. It was developed by Eidos Montreal.

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What actions give XP in Deus Ex: Human Revolution?

As I've been playing through Deus Ex, I've seen my fair share of messages pop up, informing me that I have earned XP, but because there's no explanation for the message, It's not always obvious what ...
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Is this guy dead?

So I shot a tranq dart into someone's head and I got the Merciful Soul bonus, but then when I go up to loot the corpse, his icon shows a skull, does that mean he's dead and I just screwed up my ...
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What is the criteria of “Foxiest of all Hounds”?

The Achievement text is: Complete Deus Ex: Human Revolution without setting off any alarms. But what alarms are counted? If I throw a box to lure away a guard and put them in "alarmed" mode, ...
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Which missions can I earn the Ghost and/or Smooth Operator bonus on?

I'm trying to maximize XP earning, and I know there are some missions that at least one of these bonuses are not available. So on which missions can I actually earn these bonuses? Or to put it in ...
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How can I not snap people's necks (or only snap it a little bit)?

So the wall-punching augmentation (in the Cybernetic Arm Prosthesis augmentation tree) allows you to punch through weak walls, but will automatically have you snap the neck of anyone standing on the ...
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Should I have played the first game and/or Invisible War to fully understand Human Revolution?

I am considering starting to play Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Having seen the trailer and some gameplay footage, and having read mostly positive reviews, I am quite sure I will have a blast. However, ...
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How many Praxis points can I earn in a single playthrough?

I'm interested in maxing out Jensen in a run-through of Deus Ex: Human Revolution by unlocking all of his abilities. As a result, I need to know how many Praxis points it is possible to earn in a ...
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What are the criteria to gain the stealth bonus experience at the end of missions?

What are the rewards you can receive at the end of missions for a stealth approach and how does it compare versus killing every enemy you come across in terms of experience and rewards. Can I do take ...
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Is there any reason to upgrade my battery size in Deus Ex: Human Revolution?

In Deus Ex: Human Revolution, only your first battery will recharge when having zero energy. So regardless of how many battery packs you have, you'll always need to scarf down energy bars or other ...
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How do I beat the Picus boss?

After discovering the truth behind the anchor of Picus, Eliza Cassan, I am confronted by someone with augmentations that match or even defeat mine. Any damage I do seems quickly repaired, and once ...
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What's the difference between the difficulty options?

Deus Ex: Human Revolution gives you three options for starting a new game, "Tell Me a Story", "Give Me a Challenge", and "Give Me Deus Ex": The wording seems to imply that there's more difference ...
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What was that weird 'shock'/EMP I received?

During Deus Ex 3, coming back to my apartment to speak to Sarif I ignored the apartment and went straight into the downstairs elevator, after passing the corner I got a weird 'shock' which acted like ...
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Can I save Faridah Malik?

I just got back to China the second time around. After our helicopter was shot down, Malik tells me to run while the guards are distracted by the chopper. On my way out, I tried killing as many ...
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Is it a better idea to play The Missing Link DLC during Human Revolution or as a standalone game?

I've just reached Montreal in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and I have The Missing Link downloading in Steam right now. Does the DLC tie into the game, or do I need to launch it from outside Human ...
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Why is Deus Ex:HR very slow and laggy when I play the Missing Link DLC or the new Director's Cut?

Why do I have such terrible graphics performance when I play the Missing Link DLC or Director's Cut editions of Deus Ex : Human Revolution? When I play the original DX:HR, I can play full screen at ...
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Can I still get the Pacifist achievement if an NPC accidentally commits suicide?

Here I am playing on the hardest setting and trying to get the pacifist achievement also. I just finished the "Black Hawk Down" scene when you arrive back in Hengsha. After 5 MILLION retries I finally ...
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Are there any consquences to killing the innocent?

There are many innocent civilizians in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Assuming I don't do so in sight of a police officer, are there any consquences to killing civilizians, or am I free to soak Detroit ...
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Is there a password for everything?

I started playing human revolution a while ago and I noticed you can almost always find a PDA or an e-mail with a password to the computer or terminal so you don't have to hack it. Now sometimes ...
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Can I store items in my apartment?

After finishing a couple of quests, you are directed to go to your apartment. If I have items in my inventory that I want to keep but don't want to carry around with me everywhere, is it safe to stash ...
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How many Praxis points can I expect to get in a playthrough of Deus Ex: Human Revolution?

I just got Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and I'm trying to get a sense for how much flexibility I have in spending Praxis points. How many of these can I expect to accumulate in a playthrough of the ...
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Do turrets and robots killing enemies count for the Pacifist achievement?

The pacifist achievement text says: Complete Deus Ex: Human Revolution without anyone dying by your hand. (Boss fights don't count.) What about me hacking a security system and setting ...
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Does throwing things at enemies deal damage?

The Tutorial in Deus-Ex: Human Revolution briefly mentions the ability to throw move-able objects at enemies. Excepting cases where you throw explosives and the like, is there any usefulness in ...
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Will giving Windmill a gun disqualify me for the Pacifist achievement?

Reprogrammed turrets which kill people will disqualify you for the pacifist achievement, so I'm forced to wonder if giving Windmill a gun will result in the same thing. If I give Windmill a gun, ...
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution mouse lag?

I've just installed DX:HR via Steam, and I've noticed there's really bad mouse/keyboard lag in the game. Framerate seems fine for the most part, but when I move the mouse, there's about a quarter or ...
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Does killing in the opening sequence count against the Pacifist achievement?

In Deus Ex: Human Revolution, is it possible to get the pacifist achievement even if one kills enemies in the opening sequence? Boss fight kills do not count against the achievement, so I'm wondering ...
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Does a turret going to “hostile” state, but not opening fire, disqualify the user from Foxiest of the Hounds?

I'm about half way through my second playthrough of the game now, and realised that on the first mission at Milwaukee Junction a turret did see me. My minimap went to "hostile", but the turret did not ...
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How am I supposed to kill the final boss on the Deus Ex difficulty?

I'm not upset—I won't actually pick the game up again—but I was expecting to earn the pacifist achievement when I just completed to game but somehow didn't earn the achievement. I can't ...
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To Kill or Not to Kill - Zeke in Deus Ex 3

So I didn't kill Zeke in the first mission and as a result he popped up later and gave me some information. I then decided to kill him and earn brownie points with the Boss, but Jensen never mentions ...
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Am I losing out on XP if I kill someone in Deus Ex:HR and don't accomplish the objective I set?

When playing DeusEx:Human Revolutions, should I try and take someone down always in order to get the most XP from them? I like maxing out when I play games, and getting as much level ups as I can. ...
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How do I get all parts of my HUD to stick around in DX:HR

So, I'm pretty sure when I started playing DX:HR, the display for my "hotbar," or 1-0 keys, was constantly around as long as I wasn't at Sarif Industries. Yet now, later in the game, I'm noticing that ...
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How do I stop Deus Ex from installing the MSVC redist package at every launch?

Why is my copy of Deus EX installing the Microsoft package every time I start it up? How do I stop this behavior?
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Does Deus Ex: Human Revolution require Steam to play on PC?

I want to know if PC copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution bought at retail can (or must) be activated on Steam to run? I've seen information indicating the game uses Steamworks (implying it can or ...
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The HUD is gone / mispositioned?

So I think I've broken the game a little. The entire HUD seems to have vanished, and there's no option setting, or button combination to get it back. When changing zones, a little of the HUD comes ...