Deus Ex Human Revolution Combat, Stealth, Hacking and Social Guide

By   /   Aug 23, 2011


Core to Deus Ex: Human Revolution are combat, stealth, social and hacking elements. Developers have gone on depth to explain the importance of each approach but if that wasn’t enough, here is the recap.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Combat

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a type of game that relies more on Stealth and Social factors than on combat, which makes it easy for you to play most of the game without even killing anyone. But from time to time, combat will be your only option to save your life. Though Augmentations will help, you should also consider using your weapons and environment effectively.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution features two types of weapons: Lethal Weapons and Non – Lethal Weapons. Apart from the weapons, you can also use explosive and moveable objects surrounding you to your advantage when the need be. You can read more on Deus Ex: Human Revolution Weapons through the link.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Stealth

Combat is not your best option, sometimes you need to be sneaky and get past the enemies without them noticing your presence. This is where your Stealth skills come in handy. You need to be silent at all times, finish your enemies from behind and then quickly hide their bodies without anyone noticing you.

You can hide bodies by press and hold E while targeting at the dead body. It will enable you to grab hold of an arm or leg of the body and move it around and leave it areas where there is no risk of it being seen. Make sure that your enemies are unconscious or aren’t re-awakened as it can jeopardize all your effort.

Moving from Cover to Cover is the best way to proceed when you intend to remain silent and hidden. You can press the right mouse button while in front of object or surface to get in cover. Deus Ex: Human Revolution’ cover system allows you to make use of several covering techniques. Two of these are Covering Swap and Rounding Cover.

Cover Swap allows you to move from cover to cover by performing a quick roll from one cover point to another. While in cover, tab SPACE to go from cover to cover. While Swap Cover allows you to move to next covering position by doing a lateral roll, Rounding Cover technique allows you to stay in cover as you move to another covering position. Rounding Cover is especially handy when you need to stay hidden from petrol. You need to press and hold SPACE when reaching a cover to turn around it.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Social

Deus Ex: Human Revolution augmentations allow you to influence different characters that you can interact with in the game. You can start an argument with them and then try to convince them to help you. Wherever social interaction is possible, a selection wheel will appear, displaying 3 different approaches for you to choose from.

First thing first, listen carefully to what a character tells you, read between the lines and then go with the answer you think will most probably convince that character. Getting yourself equipped with social augmentations will surely help your cause. Since social augmentations will add three more options for you to choose from and choosing the right response from these new options will instantly convince the character.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Hacking

You can read our Deus Ex: Human Revolution Hacking guide for that.

There is more to it, you can always explore more options if you fail in your first attempt. All the quests in Deus Ex: Human Revolution can be completed with more than one approach, so don’t limit yourself, explore and explore more. Remember, combat is your last option. For more help on Deus Ex: Human Revolution, read our walkthrough, Unique XP Books, and Augmentations Guide.

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