Deus Ex: Human Revolution is 25 Hours Long

Eidos Montreral’s bio-modification-heavy cyberpunk noirish* prequel, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, has over a solid day of gameplay from start to finish. Speaking to PC Gamer, producer David Anfossi references play-testers of the latest complete build who generally work a six day week. He claims:


So far with them playing about six hours every day, most of them don’t complete the game.

Six days playing for six hours is actually 36 hours, so we assume producer Dave is quoting the play-through time of some of the more hardcore of testers as his 25 hour benchmark.

Anfossi also mentions how the game opens up, with casual players invariably getting something extra out of the game the more they get into it. He states:

The ones that are more casual gamers, who are used to more ‘corridor, cut-scene, corridor, cut-scene’ type of gameplay — they play it that way for a while. Then suddenly, there’s this new world that opens to them, and they start getting a bit more creative.

*Say that five times fast.

Source: PC Gamer



  1. Good to know. Potentially my most wanted game this year. Everything I see about it just oozes class production.

  2. I want this game so badly! Do we have a confirmed release date yet?

    • Yeah I would like to know that too :)
      Looks and sounds pretty awesome!

    • Nothing confirmed but suspiciously, Steam is listing February though I’ve also heard as far back as June!
      I can confirm one thing, whenever it comes out is not soon enough! :)

    • kinda, most retailers list sometime in march, as it was once slated for a March ’11 release. BUT back in dec Square E, stated they pushed the game back to a fiscal year 2012 release. BUT I believe the 2012 fiscal year starts in April 2011, so in other words sometime between the next two Aprils… which IMO sounds like a good place for a release… giggity.

  3. Norwich?

  4. That five times fast.

    I’m rather looking forward to this. It should make for a brilliant summer title, and it does look very Blade Runner. Hmmm.. I might watch that tonight. Which version though?!

    • I’d go with the Final Cut version. Damn, now I want to watch it too. >:)

  5. I can’t wait for this to come out, probably most anticipated game of 2011. I hope it meets expectations.

  6. Looking forward to this game, a few months ago it had its release date put back. We can only hope its to improve minor tweaks. It reminds me of a SCI-FI Splinter Cell Blade Runner hybrid

    • very close to Ghost In The Shell in terms of reference too :)

      • If you haven’t seen the 2 Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex series I’d seriously recommend them if this sort of stuff is of interest to you, it’s some of the best, most thoughtful television I’ve seen. Prefer the series’ to the films personally.

  7. That is good news this could be as good as the first or even better heres to hoping

  8. Did not know this was a prequel. Learn something everyday. Probably should learn something I’ll need in my exams but hey-ho, quota filled.

  9. Still need to play the first 2 Deus Ex games.

    • same as you but will dive into this liked the video clips released.

    • follow DX:HR twitters page, they give away steam codes for DX1 & 2. I think they plan on giving several codes a day up til DX:HRs release.

  10. yea same as, never played the first two but this Deus Ex looks bloody amazing cant wait to play this and secretly pretend im deckard from bladerunner kicking ass! ha! that may sound weird as hell but the look of the game just reminds me of bladerunner!

    • First was significantly better than the 2nd but both are still exceptionally good. In the first game, in a moment of accidental prescience they left the Twin Towers out of the skybox apparently.

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