Deus Ex: Human Revolution Walkthrough

Table of Contents

  • Launch Day Guide

    Main Quest Walkthrough

    Side Quest Walkthrough

    Shanghai Justice

    1. When you enter the pod garden for the first time, a cut scene with Malik will activate. Act concerned and accept the quest to investigate her friend’s death.
    2. Follow the map marker and pick up the information in pod #009, then follow the next marker out of the garden and into the L.I.M.B. Clinic. Talk to guy wearing the plaid shirt behind the front desk and act professional, then meet the guy outside the clinic to obtain the autopsy report.
    3. Refuse payment, then go to your media log and read the autopsy report. Malik will be in contact shortly after to give you your next destination.
    4. Follow the map marker to Lee’s apartment by using the rooftops and hack the door to enter the building. Move into the bedroom, then hack the computer to scroll through the emails, check the answering machine and look at the clock on the bookshelf. Finish the investigation by checking the baseball bat by the front door.
    5. Return to the Hive and enter the building, then move to the second floor and make a right at the balcony. Find Lee at the end of the landing and speak with him, he’ll be wearing a silver vest and sitting on the couch in the corner.
    6. Use the inaccuracies of the police report against Lee, then bring up his accusations of Evelyn’s clumsiness. Accuse him of hitting her with the clock, then mention Evelyn’s pregnancy and his connections to Belltower.
    7. Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: Super Sleuth (Bronze): You really nailed your case against Lee Hong.
    8. Walk away from Lee after the conversation to get in contact with Malik, the move towards the marker that appears afterwards. Hack the panel on the second floor of the Hive and disable the security, then exit the club and meet Malik outside.
    9. Turn around and face the Hive to see Lee’s face appear on the giant television screen and complete the quest.
    10. Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: Shanghai Justice (Bronze): It may take some sleuthing, but justice must be served.

    Bar Tab

    1. After speaking with Tong in the Hive, you will activate a cut scene upon approaching the front door. Afterwards, talk with the bartender on the lower level and ask about the operation, then exit the club and follow the map marker into the Youzhao District.
    2. Continue following the map marker out to the street and climb the ladder ahead, then make your way to the rooftops above. Hack the relay on your left and disable the security, then continue using the rooftops to reach the second relay.
    3. Hack and disable the security on the second relay by jumping onto the ledge beneath it. Use the ladder to the left and move across the rooftops to reach the third relay, then hack it and disable the security.
    4. After Bobby Bad gets Jaya’s coordinates, follow the map marker to her location and take out the guards in front of the building. Use the elevator to reach the floor she’s on and follow the map marker to enter her room.
    5. Talk with Jaya and act diplomatic, then offer her help and exit the building. Follow the map marker back to the Hive and talk with Bobby Bad about the job, then cut a deal with him and pay off her debt with your credits to complete the quest.
    6. Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: Bar Tab (Bronze): Help the Hive Bartender settle a tab.
    7. Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: Guardian Angel (Bronze): You paid poor Jaya’s debt in full.

    Rotten Business

    1. While in Hengsha, go to the fourth floor of the Hung Hua hotel and enter the room where the argument is emanating from. Speak with Mei in the back of the room and accept the quest.
    2. Follow the map marker to the roof and speak with Chuanli, then use you pheromones and appease him to get the coordinates of the next location. Get back to street level and follow the marker to the three guards by the storage locker, then eliminate them one by one.
    3. Hack the nearby panel to open the shutter door, then speak with Ning. Afterwards, return to Mei at the hotel to complete the first quest, then accept her next mission.
    4. Return to street level and follow the map marker to the Youzhao District. Continue towards the marker and find Diamond Chan’s apartment building by climbing to the rooftops. There will be voices emanating from the entrance.
    5. Enter the room and knock out Diamond Chan, then drag him outside and toss him off the rooftop. Return to Mei at the hotel and speak with her to complete the quest.
    6. Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: Rotten Business (Bronze): Help a lady in the oldest of professions clean house.
    7. Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: The Fall (Bronze): You sent Diamond Chan on the trip of a lifetime.

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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.