Now available on Steam for 75% off, a paltry two and a half bucks (UPDATE: that must have been a one day flash sale. It's now just 40% off, still just six bucks
). I got the game when it came out in 2000 and played it all the way through, something I don't always do. When I got my new computer in 2003 I installed it (sometime that year) but for some reason it seemed to have issues with the video card I was using and I never got past the first subway mission.
Now it's 2012 and I have a new computer, more for office work than gaming since it has a pretty basic video card, but hey, I saw Deus Ex
GOTY Edition for sale on Steam and decided to grab it for yucks. That was yesterday morning and I've probably put in about eight hours so far
. Turns out I completely missed one of the campaign branches of the Hell's Kitchen area (Smuggler's Lair) when I played a long time ago, and also came across some other interesting stuff I either didn't remember or completely passed by back then.
I saw that there is a big graphics mod for the game (New Vision) but frankly for me the unmodded game looks pretty decent, even at 1920x1200 and I don't really mind the blockiness of the backgrounds. And happily no Big Boss battles. So raise a bottle of Fourty
and toast one of the great action role-playing games!