Deus Ex: The Fall arrives on the App Store


Square Enix originally planned to unleash Deus Ex: The Fall on iOS tomorrow, but in a change of heart the publisher has released the game on the App Store a day early (not that we’re complaining). Based on Square’s Deus Ex cyberpunk franchise, the game takes place after the Deux Ex: The Icarus Effect novel. This action-based RPG is another premium triple-A release on the App Store, featuring console-grade graphics with unique design style and full-blown Deus Ex experience…

The game is set in 2027, the golden era for science, technology and human augmentation.

“Ben Saxon an augmented former British SAS Mercenary, is desperate for the truth behind a global conspiracy threatening his life,” the blurb has it.

Here’s the E3 trailer from May.

Vast, fully explorable environments include mafia hideouts in Moscow and the slums of Panama, ensuring hours of gameplay. In Deus Ex: The Fall, every action has a consequence and there are multiple ways to play.

Retina-enabled graphics is impeccable.

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In Deus Ex, you’re not limited in terms of your preferred gameplay style: players can focus on action only, or choose a stealth approach for a more cunning progress.

It costs $6.99 a pop and can be downloaded now via the App Store.

This one’s an iOS exclusive so I’m afraid Android users are left out in the cold.

Mac users may want to check out Deus Ex: Human Revolution, a $39.99 download from the Mac App Store, which last year scored an Apple Design Award.

Deus Ex: The Fall is a massive download requiring 1.6GB free space to install on your iPad 3 and above, iPad mini, iPhone 4S and above or fifth-generation iPod touch.

Square recommends closing other applications “to enhance your experience”.

Jailbroken users report that Deus Ex won’t play nice on their device. If that’s the case, we suggest using the xCon app from Cydia to get around the jailbreak detection.

I know what I’ll be playing this coming weekend.