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.
    • Main Quest Walkthrough

      Introduction Mission

      1. After the opening cinematics, approach Meagan and talk to her. You will now go through a lengthy sequence that takes you through the labs and up to David Sarif’s office. When the alarms start going off, you will resume control over the character.

      1. Approach the elevator with the blinking red light and activate the control panel. Enter the code: 0451 to open the door, then step inside and press the button to go down.
      2. When the doors open, you can use the tutorial to learn the navigation controls or just start moving left down the hallway. Follow the corridor around and continue through the half-closed entranceway by ducking under it.
      3. Continue following the hallway around to the left, moving down a series of staircases as you go, and approach the glass wall. Take a moment to watch the scientists get brutally eliminated, then enter the room to your left. Watch the tutorial on moving objects if need be.
      4. Remove the crates that block the vent on the wall in front of you, then open the grate and climb into the air duct. Follow the ventilation shaft to the next grate and remove it to enter the next area.
      5. Move through the doorway that’s been blown open and enter the hallway on the left, then watch the tutorial on combat if necessary. Continue through the corridor and approach the door marked SL-001 to open it.
      6. As soon as you enter the next room crouch down behind the nearby crates. Wait for the scientist to be killed on the upper level, then aim towards the bottom of the stairs across the room. When the enemies appear, wait for them to reach the ground floor before popping up to eliminate them.
      7. If you take any damage during the game, the screen will turn a crimson red. When this happens, take cover and wait until it resumes it’s normal color to restore your state of health.
      8. Pick up ammo from the fallen enemies and head up the staircase, then open the door at the top and make a right down the hall. Follow the corridor around and jump over the crates blocking your path, then continue through the hallway and approach the next door on your left.
      9. Take cover beside the entrance before activating the door. Once you open it, lean out from cover to eliminate the enemies directly in front of you and the ones at the far end of the room. If you are unable to eliminate the further threats right away, they will move to the left side of the area.
      10. Enter the doorway at the opposite end of the room and go down the hallway to your right. Duck under the half-closed entrance and watch the scientist get gunned down to see the disappearing enemy in action.
      11. Once the doors open take cover behind the railing in front of you and use it to safely eliminate the enemies that appear below. When all threats have been removed, move downstairs and enter the burning hallway the enemies appeared from to complete the mission.

      Back in the Saddle

      1. After getting your assignment, move forward up the escalator on the opposite side of the room and make a left at the top. You can use this opportunity to talk with random employees and interact with various objects, but none of that is essential to your current task.
      2. Enter the door within the red glass marked Tech. Lab. Frank Pritchard’s name is on the sign beside it. Talk with Frank to have your retinal display repaired and choose to either ignore or confront him. Confronting him will reveal extraneous background information.
      3. Return to the door with the two armed guards and enter into the next area, then move left and pass through the two sets of double glass doors to reach the helipad. Talk with Faridah Malik who’s leaning against the helicopter to activate the cut scene.
      4. You can now choose to either reassure or challenge her. Challenging her will reveal more backstory. Let her know you’re ready to activate the next 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.