Deus Ex: Human Revolution Walkthrough

Table of Contents

  • Launch Day Guide

    Main Quest Walkthrough

    Side Quest Walkthrough

    Following the Clues in Hyland Park

    1. Move down the stairs ahead and go through the next door, then take cover behind the railing to your right.
    2. Stay in cover and move down the steps, then get behind the windowed booth and along it to the right. Wait for the guards to clear out after their conversation and move between cover to get behind the truck.
    3. Continue moving between cover along the right wall and push through the containers ahead to reach the next area. Make a left when you see the electrified area and take cover behind the railing of the small staircase.
    4. Move to the next cover ahead, behind the yellow forklift, and back up against wall behind you. Wait for the guards patrolling on either side to turn away, then move around the corner beside you and disable the enemy.
    5. Move forward towards the open area again and hug the right wall, then head into the alley on your right. Make another right and follow the pathway around, then jump over the wall of containers and pass through the chain link entrance point.
    6. Take cover behind the nearest barricade and wait for the guards to move away from you, then move up to the next barricade and make your way to the left. Head forward through the chain link pathway and stop to take cover behind the cement block in the back left corner of the exit point.
    7. Move around the corner to take cover behind the yellow striped barricade and wait for the guard ahead to walk away from you. Go right to get behind the truck, then roll between cover until you are behind another forklift.
    8. Roll forward between cover, when the guards have their backs turned, to reach the wall of barrels, then disable the enemy ahead and enter the next door on your right. Enter the ventilation shaft on the floor and climb down the pair of ladders to reach the next grate.
    9. Open the grate and enter the elevator on your left to reach the next floor below, then take cover behind the crates ahead and wait for the guards to finish their conversation. Roll between the cover to the right and duck into the space beneath the metal platform, then take cover behind the ledge ahead.
    10. Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: Ghost (Bronze): You made it through an entire hostile area without so much as a squeak.
    11. Wait for the coast to be clear, from guards and the robotic walker, then come out from underneath the platform and hide behind the right side of the orangish crates nearby. Move up the staircase ahead of you and take cover behind the wooden crate around the corner to the right when you reach the top.
    12. Survey the area for the position of the guards on this floor, then turn around move towards the walkway that runs across the room. When the guard patrolling nearby turns his back, move across the walkway by using the rail and crates as cover.
    13. When you reach the opposite wall, turn right and move along the railing to in the same way to avoid the guards. If you can do this without being seen, there should be no problems entering the control room through the door on its left side.
    14. Enter the door at the back of the room and go downstairs, then pass through the double doors and make a right. Move around the glass panels and enter the next door on the left, then hack the computer if you can and exit the room through the back.
    15. Hack the computer to shut down the security system, then exit through the glass door and take cover behind the railing on the right. Use the same method as earlier to sneak across the walkway towards the control room marked with the letter A. The most important thing is to be patient when waiting for guards to turn their backs.
    16. When you reach the guard patrolling near the control room, you may need to disable him quietly before the another enemy spots you from behind. Drag his body behind the orange boxes by the control room door before entering.
    17. Once inside the control room, pick up the supplies and hack the computer to disable the security system if you can. Exit the room and disable the nearby guard if you haven’t already, then move left along the walkway.
    18. Make your next left to duck underneath the lasers, then move past the beams when they swing away to enter the next room through the double doors. Move down the stairs to level one and enter the hallway.
    19. Move between the cover ahead to avoid the laser beams and enter the elevator at the end of the hall to reach the floor below. Check the surrounding rooms to hack computers and pick up supplies.
    20. Run forward up the stairs and enter the hallway to the left of the control room, then follow it around and enter the double doors to activate the cut scene.

    1. You must now eliminate your first boss-like enemy, Barrett. There are two important elements necessary to defeating him without much hassle. The first is to equip EMP or flash grenades and use them as soon as the battle begins to disable him.
    2. Once he is disabled open fire on him for as long as possible before he retaliates. You can also use the fire extinguishers on the wall for distraction purposes.
    3. The second key to defeating Barrett is by quickly moving between cover behind the pillars on the left and right sides of the area at all times. This will help you avoid his grenade or mini-gun attacks and also throw him off your current location. Fire at him from behind these cover-points to further weaken his health.
    4. Once you run out of stun grenades, switch to frag and really let him have it. Be careful though, because as soon as he is hit with any type of grenade he will toss one in return and immediately kill you. That’s why it’s important to always keep a line of sight on Barrett so that you can see when he throws his grenades and where they’re going to land.
    5. Continue your assault in this way until the cut scene activates, then use the elevator to reach the helicopter and complete the mission.
    6. Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: The Bull (Bronze): You defeated Lawrence Barrett, elite member of a secret mercenary hit squad.

    Whispers of Conspiracy

    1. Talk with the Pritchard in your office, then use the elevator to enter the penthouse floor and activate the cut scene. Stay cool when speaking to the politician and interrogate him at your discretion.
    2. Enter Sarif’s office to talk, then refocus the conversation continuously to get the truth out of him. Once the first exchange is complete, talk with Sarif again to activate another cut scene.
    3. Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: Yes Boss (Bronze): You had an argument with your boss, David Sarif, and won.
    4. Return to the helipad and speak with Malik 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.