I was a massive fan of 2000’s Deus Ex. Set in a dystopian world during the 2050s, the central plot follows rookie United Nations Anti-Terrorist Coalition agent JC Denton, as he sets out to combat terrorist forces. As the plot unfolds, Denton becomes entangled in a deep and ancient conspiracy, encountering organizations such as Majestic 12, the Illuminati, and the Hong Kong Triads throughout his journey. The game deals with conspiracy theories and with transhumanism and nanotechnology. I’m particularly fascinated by the latter two, having read The Singularity is Near recently.
I’m really excited by this awesome looking CGI trailer for a prequel to Deus Ex called Human Revolution. It’s due out in 2011. If the gameplay and plot live up to the promise of the trailer we’re in for a treat.
If you like the music, you can download it from the publisher’s blog here: CGI Trailer Soundtrack Available for Download!