Deus Ex: Human Revolution Walkthrough

Table of Contents

  • Launch Day Guide

    Main Quest Walkthrough

    Side Quest Walkthrough

    Acquaintances Forgotten

    1. On your way to confront Taggart at the convention center, Pritchard will contact you with a lead on a private detective involved with the firewall’s backdoor. Head towards the map marker to reach the fire escape by the basketball court, then climb up the ladder and enter the marked window.
    2. Enter Radford’s apartment and eliminate the enemy by the bathroom door, then speak with Radford, who’s sitting on the floor. After the conversation, return to the bedroom and pick up the trauma kit in the nook behind the cardboard boxes.
    3. Return to the bathroom and speak with Radford again, then apply the morphine dose and ask for more details to inject him again. Choose to leave the conversation, then agree to Radford’s request and empathize to put him out of his misery.
    4. Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: Kevorkian Complex (Bronze): You granted a dying man his final request.
    5. Exit the building and head towards the map marker to reach Radford’s storage locker. Eliminate the guards in the area and hack the lock box inside the locker to pick up the photos. Hack the computer and scroll through the emails to finish your search.
    6. Follow the map marker to Michelle’s apartment and use the fire escape to reach the rooftop, then enter the building. Enter the apartment on the floor below and speak with Michelle, then give her the photos.
    7. Continue inquiring to accept the money from her, then exit the apartment complete the quest.
    8. Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: Acquaintances Forgotten (Bronze): Follow Pritchard’s lead to uncover the truth.

    Smash the State

    1. Upon exiting the convention center through the front doors after confronting Taggart, a cut scene will activate with Nicky the police officer. Accept the mission, then chastise him to reach the end of the conversation.
    2. Afterwards, follow the map markers to search the metro station, the alleyway and the sewers. While investigating the sewers, move slowly to avoiding being blown up by the mines and continue towards the marker.
    3. As you approach Jacob White, use cover to avoid the nearby turret before knocking him out. Approach the bomb by the ladder and hack the panel to successfully defuse it.
    4. Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: Lucky Guess (Bronze): Next time, Jacob better use a more complex code to arm his bombs.
    5. Climb the ladder to turn off the breaker, then follow the map marker back to Nicky to complete the quest.
    6. Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: Smash the State (Bronze): Help Officer Nicholas take out the trash.

    Matter of Discretion

    1. During your search for Vasili’s GPL Device, you will be contacted by Hugh. After he gives you the coordinates, follow the map marker to the rooftops and speak with Mengyao while your gun is holstered.
    2. Be receptive and accept the mission. Return to street level and follow the map marker to the Kuaigan District, then continue following the marker to the meeting location until it splits into multiple targets.
    3. Use the pillars and tunnel walls in the area as cover to quietly disable each of the terrorists. When they are all down, retrieve the data chip from one of the bodies and follow the map marker back to Mengyao on the rooftop to complete the quest.
    4. Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: Corporate Warfare (Bronze): Protect a client’s interests by performing a less-than-hostile takeover.

    Talion A.D.

    • This quest will be added after visiting the Hengsha L.I.M.B. Clinic. Once the coordinates are received, follow the map marker into the butcher shop downstairs and search the body. Read the pocket secretary you find for details on the next location.
    • Follow the map marker into the next district and return to the area of pillars where you completed the Matter of Discretion quest. Use the manhole to enter the sewer and follow the marker through the tunnel until you reach a room full of enemies to activate the cut scene.
    • Answer yes to his question, then choose fight to eliminate them as efficiently as possible. When they are all defeated, return to the previous clinic to complete the quest.
    • Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: Talion A.D. (Bronze): Descend into the bowels of an urban jungle and confront a warrior-priest.

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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.