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 red with the blood of its people?

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    They don't provide XP or loot for the most part though, so only sadists need apply. Commented Sep 5, 2011 at 14:55
  • I'd call that masochism too, since you're causing yourself a lot of annoyance and using a lot of time to kill people that are of no threat to you.
    – jprete
    Commented Sep 5, 2011 at 17:51
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    Let's face it. Killing sprees are awesome.
    – Coomie
    Commented Sep 6, 2011 at 0:43
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    Nope, it only wastes bullets/battery. Civilians never carry or drop any loot.
    – Ingmar
    Commented Sep 6, 2011 at 4:40

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As far as I have been able to determine there is no downside aside from not getting Ghost or Smooth Operator bonuses.

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    And Pacifism achievement.
    – Layke
    Commented Sep 5, 2011 at 16:14

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