Deus Ex GO

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Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Clever, challenging cyberpunk puzzle game.

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Ease of Play

Simple touch controls, but puzzles get increasingly difficult.

Violence

While characters use fisticuffs to subdue each other, there's no bloodshed, gore, broken bones.

Sex
Language
Consumerism

Real-world money can be used to buy upgrades, tokens for do-overs, puzzle solutions, resets.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Deus Ex GO is a puzzle game based on the cyberpunk action-packed role-playing shooter games Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. But while it does look painful when you attack the bad guys, and when they're smacking you back, there's no bloodshed, no broken bones, and no gore. This puzzle game also doesn't have the naughty language or racy content of its counterparts, though it does glamorize hackers. The game also allows players to use real money to buy in-game tokens for puzzle solutions, do-overs, and resets. Creative players can make their own levels and share them with other players, though there's no communication between them. Read the app's privacy policy on the game's website to find out about the information collected and shared.

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What's it about?

In DEUS EX GO, terrorists have taken a billionaire hostage, and it's up to you, as cyborg cop Adam Jensen, to sneak into his mansion and rescue the hostage. Using stealth and the technological advantages afforded to you as a cyborg -- such as temporary invisibility and hacking abilities -- you have to either sneak past the bad guys or sneak up behind them and take them out silently, while also dealing with automatic turrets and other obstacles.

Is it any good?

Like the other GO titles previously released, this perfectly adapts the tenets of its namesake series into a challenging puzzle game. Deus Ex GO takes the core mechanics of the Deus Ex games -- specifically, the cyberpunk-influenced stealth action aspects -- and expertly adapts them into something both series fans and puzzle aficionados will enjoy. Taking turns, you have to help our hero, Adam Jensen, sneak past guards, automatic turrets, and other obstacles as he tries to rescue a hostage from some terrorists. Not surprisingly, the scenarios get increasingly more difficult as you progress, adding new elements that work both for and against you. Oh, and if the included puzzles aren't hard enough, players can also make their own and share them with other people.

That said, it does have some minor issues. Most notably, the game sometimes doesn't explain things well, like how to hack auto-turrets. Some players might also find the latter puzzles to be especially difficult. But if you've enjoyed previous games in both the GO and Deus Ex series, you'll find the puzzles in Deus Ex GO to be as intriguing and clever as they are challenging.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about thinking things through. Why is it important, in this game, to think before you act? Do you think that might be good to do in real life as well?

  • Talk about money management. This game allows you to use real money to buy boosts, but do you think they're necessary?

  • Discuss being sneaky. What does this game teach you about being sneaky?

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Price: 4.99
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: January 10, 2017
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Topics: Adventures
  • Size: 294.00 MB
  • Version: 2.1.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.2 and up

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