Modder Fastgamerr brings us Deus Ex: Nihilum, a total conversion mod for the first Deus Ex, Ion Storm's landmark FPS/RPG from 2000. Oh, look. Deus Ex just popped up on my desktop. Fancy that.

The mod, as DSOGaming points out, has been in development for almost ten years. It features a 7-13 hour single-player campaign taking place in brand new locations, with fully voiced characters and two hours' worth of new music. Nihilum stars Mad Ingram, UNATCO's first nano-augmented agent in the mod's alternate universe, who starts out investigating terrorist activity in Hong Kong.


Fastgamerr tried to make the mod feel like an expansion pack to the original game, following "the original's spirit in elements like story, gameplay and dialogue." He calls the plot a "shadow parallel" to Deux Ex's story.

And, well, it certainly looks like he knows what he's doing. Only a few days after its launch, Nihilum rose to the first place on ModDB's Top 100 list of mods. I'm looking forward to contributing to that download count myself.

Deus Ex: Nihilum [ModDB]

Deus Ex: Nihilum gets released; a TC mod for Deus Ex [DSOGaming]

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