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.
    • Shutting Down Darrow’s Signal

      1. Follow the map marker to the ladder and climb down into the facility, then move forward through the hallways and make a left. Cross the electrified water by using the pipes against the walls and pushing containers out of the way.
      2. When you reach the last stake of crates, enter the air duct on the right wall and disarm the mine to reach the next area, then turn off the breaker and exit the room. Follow the map marker through the hall and make your first available right, then climb the ladder and continue following the marker out of the room to the level above.
      3. Follow the map marker to take the elevator up, then exit the compartment and continue heading towards the marker. Take a left up the steps after you pass by the large glass windows, then make another left.

      1. Follow the hallway around and duck under the turret hanging from the ceiling, then jump through the broken window on the right and move up the steps to activate the cut scene. Critique Darrow’s argument, then appeal to him and follow it up with extrapolation. Finish the conversation with an appeal to gain access to the lower level.
      2. Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: The Final Countdown (Bronze): You showed millionaire Hugh Darrow that his logic was flawed.
      3. Follow the map marker back through the hallway and into the elevator. Eliminate or sprint past any enemies that charge towards you during this trek. When you reach the bottom levels, exit the compartment and move forward to use the first set of stairs.
      4. Eliminate or evade the crazed enemies and enter the room beside you with the large burning truck. Move to the right of the truck and enter through the door, then climb the stairs to your immediate left and make your way towards the marker while fending off enemies.

      1. Jump through the broken window to enter the room at the end of the hall, then exit the area and continue towards the marker. Climb up the blue staircase and enter the first door on your right, then hop over the obstacle and continue towards the map marker along the outside catwalk.
      2. Fight or sprint through the enemies and make your way down the first set of stairs you see, then follow the map marker back into the building and jump over the obstacle blocking the entryway. Enter the hallway lined with red lights and jump over another set of obstacles to move downstairs.
      3. Follow the map marker through the hall until you come to the door with green text scrolling above it. Once that door opens, mow down the enemies with your heavy rifle or other powerful gun and continue towards the marker.

      1. When you exit back to the outside, press the button on the elevator and choose to descend. Once you reach the bottom, move towards the map marker and enter the door ahead to activate the cut scene.

      1. You will now have to destroy the Hyron Project by defeating Zhao. From the cover you are first given, use one of your more powerful long-range weapons to destroy the three rotating turrets.
      2. The second task to complete is to move around the upper level you are on and hack into the three computers to open the pod doors. You will need to break through a series of walls to reach these computers.
      3. Once the previous task is complete, approach the actual machine and hack the security console around back. Shut down the life support to unleash the surge of crazed enemies. Eliminate them one at a time to avoid being swarmed and pick their bodies for extra ammo and grenades.
      4. When the human enemies have been eliminated, bots will be unleashed. You can choose to either evade them or take them out quickly with EMP. Once you can safely reach Zhao, fire upon her until the cut scene activates.
      5. Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: The End (Bronze): You defeated Zhao Yun Ru and destroyed the Hyron Project.
      6. Afterwards move into the room ahead to activate another cut scene. You can now press the button in front of you and choose “Yes”. You can also move through the doorway to your left and press the self-destruct button at the end of the hallway. The game’s ending will differ based upon which button you activate.
      7. For the purposes of this walkthrough I pressed the self-destruct button to complete the game.
      8. Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: Trooper (Silver): Complete Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
      9. Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: The D Project (Silver): You watched the entire credit list and saw the surprise at the end.
      10. Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: Legend (Gold): Complete Deus Ex: Human Revolution at its hardest setting without ever changing the difficulty.

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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.