Deus Ex: Human Revolution Enlists Actual Humans for New Trailer


It’s a rare occurrence for a game to sell me on a single trailer, when previously I knew nothing about the series. No, I never got to play the old Deus Ex titles, as I wasn’t allowed and/or my PC couldn’t handle them. But I sure as hell am excited for the new game, Human Revolution.

The trailer that got me pumped isn’t even the one above, it was this one, which is quite simply one of the best video game cinematic spots I’ve ever seen. Watch it if you don’t believe me.

But now the ad campaign for the game is being ramped up with this new well-made live-action trailer you see above. It’s all the rage for games now to do live-action spots, as Halo has probably done it best and many followed after it. For Human Revolution, we get to see exactly why the game is called that, and how the future of augmentation might doom us all. Check it out above.

  • trashcanman

    The word “wow” pretty much sums it up. Now I wish it was a tv show and not a game. Deus Ex was a good series, but I’m wary of investing in game series that’s been away for so long and whose last title was merely decent. Didn’t work out very well for Duke.

  • JohnC

    While I would like to see this as a TV series myself, I think the best way to conclude the series would open ended or with multiple explorable threads. Which is the basis of the 1st 2 games anyway.
    (I know this is a prequel to the series, but it seems to work as a standalone game as well).

  • Celerity

    Heh this is basically a mirror to things like Steam, etc, I could totally see this happening. Can’t wait for this game.

  • Kristoph

    Kinda makes me scared of the future, first thing I thought about for some reason was Olympic games, will they let someone with a robotic leg run in a race?

  • chrisy

    Whoa…this looks like it could be a movie. I too never followed this series before. Wow, this is looknig intense.

  • bt_uytya

    2 Kristoph:

    No, they will not. Google “Oscar Pistorius” for details; in short, there is a guy with artificial lower legs (basically, just a J-shaped metal pieces) who was disqualified because of “unfair advantage” (this decision was canceled, not because of “there is nothing wrong with body augmentations”, but because of “his legs are not so good as it seems”).

    The IAAF even prohibited use of “any technical device that incorporates springs, wheels or any other element that provides a user with an advantage over another athlete not using such a device”.