Deus Ex fans release graphically overhauled edition for free on Steam

Indie modding team Caustic Creative has released a Steam version of Deus Ex: Revision, a “community-made overhaul” that improves many elements featured in Ion Storm’s landmark stealth-action game Deus Ex.

Deus Ex, originally released in 2000, features a twisting, conspiracy-laden plotline and cleverly implemented stealth gameplay that earned it widespread acclaim among critics. Deus Ex: Revision seeks to expand on content from the original game that was lacking or incomplete while upgrading its graphics to modern standards.

Related: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming soon to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

Deus Ex: Revision features new in-game environments, original music, and “new world-building detail” that gives insight into established Deus Ex series narrative. Returning elements have also been given a new coat of polish with high-resolution textures, more detailed character models, and Direct3D 9 support.

Though the mod is available as a free download, it requires a Steam copy of Deus Ex to function. The Game of the Year version of Deus Ex is currently available for under $2 as part of Steam’s ongoing Stealth Game Sale.

Interest in the Deus Ex series has swelled in recent years following the multiplatform release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution in 2011. Human Revolution puts players in control of a physically augmented security specialist who uses a mixture of stealth, hacking, and gunplay to complete missions, many of which have a variety of possible outcomes.

Human Revolution features an augmentation mechanic throughout, allowing players to upgrade their character’s skills in multiple fields. Upgrading along directed paths gives players a greater array of options to use in combat and stealth encounters, along with options to skip them entirely.

Publisher Square Enix announced that a sequel, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, is currently in production. The publisher recently revised Mankind Divided‘s complex “Augment Your Pre-Order” campaign after receiving criticism from fans, replacing it with a streamlined approach that gives an equal number of bonuses to all pre-order customers.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided launches for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PCs on February 23rd, 2016.

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