The modern video game world has been dominated by series like Call of Duty, Halo, Uncharted, and Gears of War. These shooters are responsible for shaping the industry, and are likely among the first mentioned when discussing the best of the past decade. However, best-selling games tend to eclipse over quality games that should not be forgotten.
One particularly overshadowed series is Deus Ex. It is full of critical darlings, and yet doesn't hold nearly the same shelf-clearing sway as your run of the mill shooter. The games are set in a near-future cyberpunk world that is slowly falling into chaos, and gameplay is an interesting mix of shooting, stealth, and RPG elements. No other game has quite managed the delicate balance of freedom of choice and pacing that Deus Ex offers.
All three games in the Deus Ex series are unique, so let's spend some time looking at them and how the series has evolved over the years.