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There's a New Mod For the Original Deus Ex, and It Looks Awesome

Illustration for article titled Theres a New Mod For the Original emDeus Ex/em, and It Looks Awesome

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.

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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.

Illustration for article titled Theres a New Mod For the Original emDeus Ex/em, and It Looks Awesome
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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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Why not mod the original game with updated grapics/hud ?