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Most games that get released for Android are decidedly casual. They're intended for quick, pick-up-and-play encounters when you have a few moments to kill while waiting in the fast food line or in the back seat of a cab. Most, frankly, can't compare to the lean-back experience we get from console games (or the lean-forward immersion of their PC brethren). Square Enix's Deus Ex: The Fall is a different beast entirely. This is a full-blown entry in the series designed from the ground up for touchscreens, and after getting released inside the Apple App Store this past summer, it's finally made its way over to Google Play.

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The game takes place where the novel, The Icarus Effect, leaves off. Set in 2027, players take control of former British SAS mercenary Ben Saxon in an immersive quest to discover the truth behind a global conspiracy, where at a time of substantial social strife, powerful corporations control the supply of drugs augmented humans need to live. This augmentation is what the Deus Ex series is known for, as players get to change their character's traits in order to play the game however they wish, whether that's by killing everything with a pulse or sneaking by unseen.

The Fall borrows heavily from Human Revolution, the most recent entry released for PC and consoles in 2011. A director's cut was offered late last year, but if you want the full story, you're going to have to pick up this game on a mobile platform. This isn't a port. No, this is a potential gem of our very own. It costs $6.99, but please, don't let that stop you from heading to the Play Store and showing publishers that we want more where this came from.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • CheCorchete

    I recently pay $8,27 USD (no taxes), and the game doesn't work on my Nexus 7 2013. Anyone with this issue?

    • Cheeseball

      What do you mean by not working? Any errors?

      It's running fine on my Tegra Note 7 which is on rooted, stock 4.3.

      • CheCorchete

        I open the app, shows me the loading screen, and then the app close. I'm running Nexus 7 2013 stock 4.4.2

        • Cheeseball

          No other apps running? Are you rooted and/or have Xposed/MobileSubstrate enabled?

          • CheCorchete

            I try with and without another app running. No root, all stock.

          • http://about.me/tysonayoung Tyson Young

            They suggested on their forums to restart the device after the install, that helped with a bit of stuttering I noticed at first on my TF201.

          • Mitch Martin

            Try opening up developer options and make sure GPU force rendering is unchecked

        • Alberto

          Are you using ART? I got a lot of that kind of FC with ART on my N7, that's why I went back to Dalvik.

          • CheCorchete

            Yes, I'm on ART

          • CheCorchete

            Went back to dalvik and works. Thanks for the tip!

      • Tim Graham

        How did you get it working? It says incompatible with my Tegra Note 7 on the Play Store.

        • Cheeseball

          I think you're under region restriction.

          • Tim Graham

            Yeah, that's what I'm starting to think. Guess it's time for me too unlock and root then get xposed on the go.

  • Michael McGrade

    Sadly no controller support to be seen...guess I'll be passing on this for now.

    • Matthew Fry

      It was "...designed from the ground up for touchscreens..." If they did their job correctly you won't need one. I'm not saying they did but give it a chance. I seriously doubt that controller support will ever be forthcoming.

      • Michael McGrade

        True and I've played some that worked okay with a touch screen but a controller is always preferred. I may wait and see some video reviews and see how it is.

      • Primalxconvoy

        Sorry but I'm not interested in touch screen controls for a game or genre designed really for hardware controls. Also, The controls might have been integrated well but we all know the hardware controls will always trump touch in games like this. Plus, , with moga, ouya and the like out there, and people connecting their devices to tvs and monitors, having the option to use hardware controls is a no-brainer.

        • Matthew Fry

          This video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4aa46WKEzg (unlike the trailer or the screenshots) shows the hud/controls. It looks like it's got nice touch friendly buttons and two virtual joysticks that appear wherever you put your thumbs. That's definitely better than statically positioned joystick but less impressive than I hoped. You may be right, it could suck to control.

  • Cheeseball

    Bertel, "A directory's cut was offered late last year...". :)

    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      Fixed. Thanks. We can't have those directories trying to get a cut of what isn't theirs.

      • Cheeseball

        Damn those directories! *shakes fist*

  • http://about.me/tysonayoung Tyson Young

    Already snagged my copy and played through the first few scenes. Looks sexy on my Transformer Prime!

  • jeffrey beck

    So disappointed. Reading the title I thought the game was about hiding poop at a former girlfriends house...

  • Régis Knechtel

    My Play Store accuses it of having IAP. Is it true? :o

    • http://about.me/tysonayoung Tyson Young

      I think it is thinking about the in game cash purchases of guns (Similar to HR for Praxis ETC) I haven't had a Single IAP pushed in my face.

      • Régis Knechtel

        Are they needed to finish the game?

        • http://about.me/tysonayoung Tyson Young

          You earn money in game just like you did in Deus Ex Human Revolution. You can finish the game without earning Praxis by leveling and stealing creds from places can help you buy the gun mods etc. It isn't like a standard IAP that you see, this game is a perfect little sister to the console title.

          • Sorebv

            You mean "greedy" little sister

  • Primalxconvoy

    I hope this has got hardware joypad controls and/or is coming to ouya.

  • Anthony Tyson

    Oh look it's only 6 months after it launched on iOS.

    • Matthew Fry

      Not bad for Squeenix. In 5 years they might simultaneously release.

      • Sorebv

        Assuming iphone is still around.
        5 years from now they might release on Android only.

        • Marcel Jóźwiak

          Or WP, or Tizen only. You never know with them, trends.... :P

    • rubejb

      Would you rather they just didn't port it?

      I see this sort of comment all the time, complaining about a game that came out on iOS first. Quite frankly, it's seems quite childish.

      There are a few games I'd gladly have ported months or years after iOS, X-Com being at the top of my list. Sure, I'd love them to come out at or around the same time on Android, or even better, before. But I'm patient enough to wait.

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  • Wesley Modderkolk

    Wasn't this the game that was blocked from running on jailbreaked iPhones?

    • http://about.me/tysonayoung Tyson Young

      You couldn't fire a gun on the Jailbroken iPads, but so far on my Rooted TF201 and my Rooted Nexus 7 2012 it has run flawlessly.

      • SlutMagnet

        One of the things why I love...

  • Samuel Hart

    Hell yes! Been waiting for this!

  • evertjr

    Oh only took a million years to port it to Android. smh. Quality games still a major disappointment on Android.

    • Mike

      Maybe there's money involved in the limited exclusivity, maybe not. But we gotta take into account that Android's fragmented. There are so many hardware and software iterations for the developers to consider, and the game naturally has to be tested on these.

  • Anthony L.

    Not for the Shield? Surprising.

  • Mike

    Why the heck am I getting an $8.27 price tag when news outlets say it costs $6.99? Our exchange rate is already a killer so no thanks. Not until I see $6.99.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Where are you from?

      • Mike

        From the Philippines.

  • BNYT

    For those who already purchased this game within a few hours of being released on the Google Play Store and already updated to the latest version. In about 10 hours the Android version of Deus Ex The Fall technically had its first version update, from 0.0.15 to 0.0.19. Hence the about-10-hour unavailability of this game on the Play Store and the complaints of the Play Store link being broken, for a while.

  • Your Mother

    $7 and still has IAP's!!

    • renz

      if you think that is bad then try dead space 3

      • Your Mother

        Play Store link?

  • Mayank

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    If you have any problem downloading then comment I will solve it.

  • Justin Steen

    Anyone have major stuttering issues with Galaxy Nexus running 4.2.1? Stock.

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