Deus Ex: Human Revolution Walkthrough

Table of Contents

  • Launch Day Guide

    Main Quest Walkthrough

    Side Quest Walkthrough

    • Lesser Evils / Motherly Ties / Voices From the Dark
    • Cloak and Daggers
    • Shanghai Justice / Bar Tab / Rotten Business
    • Acquaintances Forgotten / Smash the State / Matter of Discretion / Talion A.D.
    • Searching for Proof

      1. Follow the map marker up the stairs and hack the door lock, then move into the hallway to activate a cut scene. Choose to help the trapped employee, then run around to the opposite side of the room he’s in and hack either of the doors. Sprint into the room with the valve and activate it before the gas kills you.
      2. Enter the room with the trapped employee and remove the crates on the floor so that you can get close enough to talk with him. After the cut scene, follow the map marker into the security room and mention “Lee” to the guard, then hack the system by the window if you can to access the catwalk controls.
      3. Move down the stairs to the right of where you entered and make a left down the next set of steps, then continue to towards the wall when you reach the next floor below. Make a right and avoid the security camera beams, then move onto the catwalk and avoid another set of beams while heading left.
      4. Roll between cover to approach the last catwalk ahead and wait for the lower laser beam to blink three times. On the third blink it will stay out for a few seconds, so use this opportunity to move onto the catwalk.
      5. Use the previous method to exit the catwalk, while avoiding the security camera, and enter the door on the right. A good method for timing this movement is to wait until the camera swings left, then move forward to duck under the red beams just as the lower one has blinked twice.
      6. Move up the stairs and disable the guard at the top, then follow the map marker to access the elevator and reach the next floor. When you get out of the compartment, move forward towards the electrified water and make a right.

      1. Enter the air duct and make a right at the fork to reach the utility room, then shut off the breaker and return to the area where the electrified water once was. Pick up the crate to the left and place it beside the nearby red container against the railing.
      2. Use the crate to jump onto the red container and pick up another crate ahead to move it out of the way. Duck under the shelf to reach the other side and pick up another nearby crate then, turn around and toss it onto the shelf.
      3. Jump onto the shelf and place the crate underneath the walkway above so that you can reach it, then climb up the ladder and access the elevator to get to the next floor. When you exit the compartment, follow the map marker to the laboratory and activate the cut scene, then hack the door across from you marked Laboratory A-2.

      1. Use the air duct to reach the next room, then exit through the door ahead and take cover behind the the nearest red pillar. Roll to the right between cover to avoid being seen by scientists until you reach the entryway in the corner, then climb the steps.
      2. Take cover beside the entrance at the top to survey the area for guards, then move behind the white work station and move right. Move around the corner and roll between cover, then push the crate ahead of you out of the way and enter the double doors at the back of the room.
      3. Follow the map marker through the hallway ahead and approach the guard by the security camera to interact with him. Use your pheromones to charm him and learn more about your entry points, then make a right and hack the security panel at the bottom of the steps. If a guard shows up, disable him before he raises the alarm and make a left along the balcony, then take cover at the next corner to keep watch on the patrolling enemy ahead.
      4. When the patrolling guard turns his back, move forward and disable the enemy to the left. Take out the patrolling guard and continue forward around the corner to the left, then enter the room and use the vent to reach the next area.
      5. Take cover beside the next entrance to watch the guards, then disable them one at a time when they separate. Access the computer the guard was using to learn the password and username, then use the other computer to deactivate the security cameras and open the doors.
      6. Follow the map marker into the Data Core room and go down the steps, then wait for the laser beams to move towards you and disappear. Sprint to the opposite side of the room before the lasers come back on, then duck under the beam to your right.

      1. Stay against the wall to your left and turn to face the new section of moving lasers, then follow it when it starts moving away from you. Cross to the opposite wall when the lower laser disappears and duck under the beam to your left, then move forward and stop at the extension cable on the ground.
      2. Turn left towards the orange screen and cross over to it, then turn right and quickly take cover behind the circuit box when the laser beams move away from you. Roll across to the next box when the far laser disappears while moving towards you.
      3. Look towards the map marker and quickly take cover behind the yellow panel with the symbol on it when the ground laser nearest to you swings back to the right. Climb onto the box you’re behind and wait for the single laser to swing left, then move to the security panel on the column to the right.
      4. Turn off the lasers by hacking into the console, then move beneath the security camera to access the elevator and reach the next floor. Enter the room ahead to complete the mission.

      Entering the Dragon’s Lair

      1. After the cut scene exit through the door on the right and move past the laser beams as they separate, then follow the map marker through the hallway to the posh office area. Disable the guards around the next corner, then enter the door beneath the security camera.

      1. Turn down the hall and enter the next door on the right, then remove the container to access the air duct. Use the ventilation shaft to reach the next area, then exit the room and make a right. Move down the hall by alternating between cover to avoid guards or robots patrolling the area, then approach the glass door at the end.
      2. Wait for the guard inside to have his back to you and for the camera to be facing away, then enter the room and disable the enemy. Hack the door by the window and enter the elevator to reach the next floor. Follow the map marker through the penthouse and enter the door at the top of the stairs to activate the cut scene.
      3. Afterwards, jump over the railing in front of you and enter the air duct in the back right corner of the area you landed in. Climb down the ladder and access the next ventilation shaft to reach the lower level.
      4. Take cover behind the couch ahead and roll between the ones to the right when the coast is clear. When you reach the last couch, sprint down the hallway towards the map marker and enter the elevator, then move through the doors ahead when you reach the next floor.
      5. Use EMP grenades or the rocket launcher to destroy the bots in the hangar. The grenade can be found in the desk drawer of the right corner control tower from where you enter The rocket launcher is behind the crates by the large window at the back of the hangar.
      6. After both bots are defeated, follow the map marker to the control tower and press the button on the console. Once the helicopter lands you can enter it to complete the mission.

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    16 Comments on Deus Ex: Human Revolution Walkthrough


    On August 23, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Great guide! Definitely getting this game. My type of game. Serious mature real world storyline. Not the convoluted rolling your eyes Final Fantasy or MGS4 Japanese storyline. A thinking man’s RPG. The guide is going to be very helpful in starting the game so you get the most out of playing it. Thanks!

    Its too bad they don’t let you keep your weapons and ammo in game+.

    After several playthroughs I would have like to just fool around in the gaming environment. Use bazookas for the lonely guard, npcs etc. Just push the boundaries of the game and fool around. There’s no multiplayer to keep bringing me back and after 3-4 playthroughs I would have been nice to go guns blazing. I had fun replaying Resident evil 5 with infinite bazooka and ammo. Putting this would have been another incentive to keep replaying to get a infinite ammo bonus or something. Maybe they’ll change it or a DLC


    On September 1, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Just one thing. You let Malik die didn’t Ya…not nice, it’s actually possible to save’er, very hard though…if Ur playing on give me deus ex dificulty…xD.


    On September 5, 2011 at 5:42 am

    This was useful… But it depended on being able to hack things and when I try to look up the passcodes they don’t come up for the ‘TNNLHUB’ computer. As I have no hacking skill at all, this walkthrough became useless to me when it told me to hack something =’[

    It’s a great walkthrough, just not suited to everyone.


    On September 5, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Looking for a helpful comment about typhoon ammo and how to use for x360? I have the augmentation and ammo and i’ll get within 8m or so and its never available to use?? Any info is welcomed. thanks!


    On September 5, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Disregard post. sorry its dpad…duh :-)


    On September 7, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I killed if I only absolutely had to, used tranq rifle and non-lethal take-downs most of the time, except for when malik was being attacked, and quests that required someone to die, like rotten business, and a few other times I used lethal force I probably forgot, I played the game realistically.


    On September 9, 2011 at 12:33 am


    Why are you comparing this to MGS or FF? MGS is a similar-game but is more story driven, and FF is on the other end of the spectrum. The storylines in all the Deus Ex games have been very weak, and are great for people who like popcorn movies like yourself, instead of something that contains a rich narrative. This isn’t a ‘thinking’ game due to its design of being able to beat the game without using a single augmentation. Any idiot can do it, like yourself.


    On September 9, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Actually go on the roof and look left jump ontop of the dryer vents and work you way to the buulding across from the roof you start on from there you can punch through a wall kill an enemy in the process and take out another down the hall you will find no were to go unless you have a landing upgrade which i dont so on the left is an old elivator shaft with a shotgun in it pick that up and jump down.


    On September 12, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    How the heck do you know when you can punch thru a wall? I’ve got the augmentation, and so far after 90hrs., I’ve had no luck……And for killing Bill, I’ve started over a dozen times trying to stock up, and that big sob still gets me.


    On September 13, 2011 at 10:46 am

    No mention of that mine though is there? You basterd.


    On September 16, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Great guide =] anyways…just thought I’d let you know I found a way to walk through the front doors of the hive everytime without having to pay. If you examine the rooms of the Hung Hua hotel you should find a hive membership card. The bouncer will let you in like you’re a regular…not that it is absolutely necessary…just another option =]


    On September 19, 2011 at 10:35 am

    LOL MGS had a good storyline compared to this? If you say so…either way this game isnt really all that much of a prequel. It’s just a better made version of the first game. If you played this game without hacking then you probably missed out on about 50% of the content and upgrades. Stealing that MEPS gun from the police lockup was the best boost in the whole game for non-killers like myself. That gun was essential in keeping Malik alive by taking out both heavy gunners with one shot after sprinting up while invisible..then it was just take out the combat riflers with the stun gun, meps or just punch em. Between gas grenades and emp grenades i dont think i had a mech last longer than 5 sec after i cycled through my gear.

    M T Mabowels

    On November 20, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Jenson’s voice, and sometimes his mannerisms, reminds me of Clint Eastwood.

    M T Mabowels

    On November 20, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Has anyone registered this game with Square Enix?

    I haven’t. At least not yet. I read the legal stuff one had to sign up to first. Put me right off.


    On March 22, 2012 at 6:06 am

    hi, i just started the game and it would be a noob question but, where can we see achievements in game? there isn’t any achivements page that we can see them.

    i’m not sure im getting achievements so i jsut wanted to see them because it doesnt appear on bottom of my screen when i supposed to get them for example after first takedown or after first ghost. (i get ghost exp at left of screen but no achievement)

    someone please explain me how it works. thanks


    On April 23, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    This is the best walkthrough I have found yet for this game. Of course, as you mentioned, there are many desk drawers and hidden areas to search, and sometimes valuable information and items can be found this way. It is very time consuming, however.

    One of the most amazing things in the game that I discovered, was that I could take control of turrets, and carry them around with me from floor to floor, and even carry one down on the funicular to protect me in the lower level of Picus Communications. It even attacked the robot at the bottom of the stairs and destroyed it for me. No other game I have ever played has allowed me to do something like this.

    I now have played through the game three times. The first time, I used a combination of lethal and non lethal weapons. I then played it and was able (with much difficulty), to go completely non lethal Except for the boss fights, of course. The last time, I tried to hunt down and kill every enemy in the game, using only lethal weapons. The most difficult fight in the game for me was trying to save Malik in non lethal mode.

    This game has captured my attention as much as the original Doom and Quake games I played many years ago, and I consider it to be in the top 5 of all the hundreds of games I have ever played since I started many years ago. It has prompted me to buy the original Deus Ex, and now I am playing it to compare the two.