Top 10 Best Deus Ex Mods

You’re a PC gamer. You’ve seen Human Revolution’s TV spot. You’ve read our Human Revolution hands-on preview. You can’t wait to play the game on the platform that will deliver the best experience.

But dammit, August 23 is too far away.

To scratch your Deus Ex fix, we’ve put together this list of the ten best Deus Ex mods so that you can relive the original in ways you’ve never experienced. Dust off that CD and and party like it’s the Y2K.


We’ll kick off this list with a set of six single player missions focused on a plot involving the President, nuclear war, and the CIA headquarters. Nowadays, you’d have to pay for this kind of DLC.

9. Hardcore DX

This mod makes so many changes that it’s difficult to pick out the best to highlight. Difficulty settings are replaced with game styles that progress from classic Deus Ex style to Unreal Tournament-style FPS. A new multiplayer mode with AI bots furthers the UT feel, and every weapon is given an alternate fire mode — again, like UT.

Basically, if you’re a fan of UT like I am, check this one out.

8. BioMod

This mod makes some gameplay changes but is primarily about augmentations: it makes them more balanced, easier to manage, more useful, and replaces obsolete ones with new augmentations.

7. Chronos: Deus Ex

This mod aims to revive, restyle, and renew the vanilla game’s appeal with a new wintry theme, all new textures for characters and items, reworked maps and new elements, and a bullet time augmentation — because really, no shooter is truly complete without some form of bullet time.

6. Burden of 80 Proof

Here’s a mod that delivers a completely different Deux Ex experience. You take on the role of “Peter Kent: gallant gamer, put-upon party-goer, ersatz errand boy, suburban swashbuckler,” and “navigate a middle-class morass of whiny girlfriends, surly cops, slippery coworkers, surly bartenders, surly bosses, and more.” If that doesn’t have you asking WTF? then your objective surely will:

“Procure an ever-growing list of supplies to ensure an appropriately inappropriate weekend of drinking, revelry, and what have you.”

This mod is far too quirky to not add to this list.

Click to page 2 for the top 5 Deus Ex mods!

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3 Comments on Top 10 Best Deus Ex Mods


On August 19, 2011 at 9:11 am

I think it’s about time I finally finished this game. Thanks for the list of awesome looking mods.

Brandon J. Clark

On August 21, 2011 at 3:02 pm

How good is a game in your eyes if you have never finished it?

Mayank Sharma

On September 28, 2011 at 9:51 am

Funny, you put my video in the revision preview. Thanks, though!