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Top 10 Best Sci-Fi RPGs for PC

3) Deus Ex: Mankind Divided


Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is a sci-fi action RPG released by Square Enix in 2016. It is a direct sequel to the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution, taking place two years after a tragic event that saw cybernetically enhanced humans throughout the world go crazy and turn on innocent civilians. In the following years augmented humans are now rated as second class citizens, facing all of the persecution, discrimination, and isolation that that entails.

You play as Adam Jensen, a augmented human working with Task Force 29, who is assigned to investigate a terrorist attack that takes place shortly after the game kicks off. The game takes place in first person perspective as the player can choose between stealth, combat, or a combination of the two as he attempts to bring down the evil Illuminati and other terrorist groups in an attempt to stabilize the social and political situations that have arisen as a result of people’s augmentations.

Deus Ex encourages exploration as the environment is filled with hackable devices, secret doors and access routes, hidden enclaves, and dynamic environments. When presented with a mission there are usually multiple ways to resolve it, whether you want to go in guns blazing, attempt to manipulate others into doing your work for you, or stealthing to your objective like a ghost and leaving undetected. You can level your character up depending on your playstyle with dozens of potential skill combinations to choose from.

It’s a game that strongly encourages creativity, and thinking outside the box while integrating seamlessly with an interesting world and a surprisingly real look on social injustice. There are many missions where both sides of a conflict have viable options and there are often many layers of grey as opposed to black and white.

Outside of the NPC’s and game world itself, the gameplay is sleek and most importantly, fun. Do you want to be able to jump off a 10 story building and land in a group of enemies, flinging them in different directions Superman style? Go for it. Want to slow down time and give yourself superstrength? Go for it. Invincibility. Invisibility. There are so many augments, all of which open up new gameplay elements for Jensen.

Not only that but they all make sense in the context of the dystopian world that Square built. You never feel like “the chosen one” or some demigod amongst regular humans, since there are quite a few people out there with specialized augments of their own. Instead you feel like you are playing a logical part of the narrative, and are immersed even further into the world because of it. It’s these design choices that put Deus Ex: Mankind Divided at number three on our list.

Imagine never having to get up and deal with another “Are you still watching?” Netflix question again. Just one wave of your cyber-hand and you are right back to episode 98 of your The Office binge watching marathon.

All this tech and sometimes the easiest way to solve a problem is still just to blow it up.

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