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's different in Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut?

What are the differences between Deus Ex: Human Revolution and its Director's Cut version? Is it the same version with all DLC included or does it contain more or different contents?
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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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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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How do I beat the first boss (Barrett)?

I'm going into this fight with a single EMP grenade, a stun gun and tranquilizer rifle, and a handgun as my only lethal weapon. I've managed to use the EMP and the stun gun to lock him down and pump ...
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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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How do I defeat/sneak past proximity mines?

I'm at a hallway filled with proximity mines and things are not going well. I've tried to crouch past them or in between them but they're very sensitive and I don't think that's a possibility. ...
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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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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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In Deus Ex Human Revolution can you keep earned “augs” to start a new game?

Can you replay this game with earned "augs" still attached?
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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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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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What does the [h+]^3 in the icon mean?

On the Xbox 360 version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, on a user's gamercard it shows the following icon to indicate that you've played it recently. I don't know if this image shows up on the PS3 or PC ...
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Is there a way to skip the opening logos in Deus Ex: Human Revolution?

I'm really enjoying the newest Deus Ex, but I'm not enjoying sitting through the logos of the assorted developers and publishers each time the game loads. I remember modifying a file (maybe a .ini) in ...
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Does the Laser Targeting System alert enemies?

If I have a gun with the laser targeting system equipped, and I shine it in an area where there are unaware enemies, will they become aware of my presence and go into the alerted state?
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How exactly does the Social Enhancer augmentation work?

I picked this up because I've always enjoyed dialogue in RPGs. However, I can't really be sure that I'm making effective use of it. Most times, the conversation will plod along until I can activate ...
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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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Can you kill people by dropping things on their heads?

I know that throwing things cause damage, but if I were to pick up a metal box or a dumpster and drop it from a few stories up onto someone, will it do any damage? And if it does, does that count ...
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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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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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Will Steam remember my saves if I uninstall Deus Ex: HR?

I couldn't run DX:HR with the graphics up all the way so I took them down a notch until I got a new computer. Do I have to move my save files to my new computer to keep my character? Or do they ...
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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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How do I use my hacking tools effectively?

Deus Ex: Human Revolution has a slightly more complex system for hacking computers and alarms than the original. Relying mostly on guesswork worked alright until I entered the Detroit PD station, at ...
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How do I fix my bathroom mirror

I'm going crazy! This mirror has been broken for ages, I've e-mailed the landlord about it multiple times, but they keep telling me off. However, when I took a quick sneak peak at their reception ...
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Is there an optimum guide for spending praxis points?

Is there an optimum guide for spending praxis points? For example, when's the first occurrence of a breakable wall or the first time the double take down praxis is useful?
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How do the ending narrations in DE:HR change depending on your playstyle?

After finishing Human Revolution and watching all the endings, I noticed that in each one the narrator mentioned "trying to follow morals" or something similar, which sounded to me like a reflection ...
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How do I kill Namir?

So I made a pretty big mistake.* No need wallowing over it, I'm here now. Point is, I'm at the third boss in Deux Ex: Human Revolution, and I lost all my augmentations. Basically, I have a permanent ...
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Does it make a difference whether I make a panel active or inactive?

When hacking a wall panel successfully (the sort where you are met with a handprint after interacting), you are greeted with two options: active and inactive. There appears to be no visual difference ...
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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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How do I get the Balls Achievement in Deus Ex?

How do I get the Balls achievement? I can't figure this one out. The description is: Seems you like playing with balls, eh?
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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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Are bosses harder as a stealth-based character?

I recently read a review of Deus Ex that said you could play a stealth character throughout most of the game, avoiding combat. However, they also said the boss battles were all strict run-and-gun ...
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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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Recharging More Than One Battery

I can't seem to recharge more than one battery. I did a battery upgrade, so I have three available batteries, but the normal recharge only fills up one. I can get another battery to charge up by using ...
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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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Is there a quick-save shortcut?

Is there a quick-save and/or quick-load shortcut in Deus Ex: Human Revolution?
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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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How do I get past the first turret in Deus Ex Human Revolution?

I'm trying to get past it without it going hostile so I can get the Foxiest of the Hounds achievement, but I can't get to the door across the hallway (not the one with the concussion mine next to it) ...
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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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Are augmentations permanent?

I've just received my first praxis point and am now fretting over what to spend it on. Are my choices here permanent or can I unspend a reallocate points to different augmentations later in the game? ...
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Where can I find weapon silencers in Deus Ex: Human Revolution?

I was wondering if any one knows where to acquire a silencer for my weapons in Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
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How can I safely walk through Electric water in DX:HR?

In DX:HR there are certain places in levels, where there is electricity running on the ground, over water puddles or something. Is there any way I can walk through it, or do I have to bypass it every ...
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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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Is Windmill going to be fine without a gun?

At the start of the Alice Garden pod raid, Arie van Bruggen asks you for a gun to defend himself. Since I only had my 3 tricked-out weapons of choice at the time, I declined. In response, he bid me a ...
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Upgrade chip in Deus Ex: Human Revolution?

When you return to china, and all the Augs start experiencing the weird side effects, what is the result of going to the limb clinic and upgrading your chip vs. not going and upgrading? or does it not ...
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What to spend your credits on in Deus Ex: Human Revolution?

I'm not that far through, and I'm already up to like 40k credits... and simply I don't know what to spend this on. Things I would really like to buy are stun ammo, but I can't find anywhere that ...
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Is there a way to get to a data store located behind a server?

In Deus Ex: Human Revolution, I hack just about anything I come across. More than once, I've come across a situation where a data store was located behind the server, as can be seen in the following ...
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How do I remain undetected for the “Cloak and Daggers” mission?

[multiple spoiler alert] Early in the game there's a side mission "Cloak and Daggers" that has a secondary objective, "Remain undetected while in DRB territory." Eventually I gave up and just went in ...
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What types of individuals correspond to the Alpha, Beta, and Omega personality types?

I don't always pay attention very well when an NPC is talking (In fact, there's one talking to me in the background while I'm typing this question). Usually, it's because I'm thinking about the words ...
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What are the repercussions if I publicly confront Bill Taggart?

While looking for Sandoval I was sent to the Detroit Convention Center to ascertain his whereabouts, having being told that Bill Taggart should know where to find him. On the way in, Pritchard hinted ...