10 Multiple Route Games Like Deus Ex : Mankind Divided | Page 2

Assault, sneak, or both? The choice is yours in these multiple-route gems Deus Ex fans will likely enjoy!

10 Multiple Route Games Like Deus Ex : Mankind Divided

6. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl 

Multiple Route Games Like Deus Ex Mankind Divided S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

Set in a post-apocalyptic land, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. boasts a huge open-world and, much like Deus Ex, it’s a first-person game with a semi-heavy focus on shooting. Large areas and varied mechanics mean you’ll be able to make your way through the game in multiple ways. For instance, you can try to keep mostly undetected by hiding in dark areas, keeping your distance, or sneaking through thick foliage. However, creeping in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. isn’t always easy. Thankfully, you’re totally free to whip out your heavy arms at any time if things get messy. Similar to Deus Ex, there’s also a wide range of unlockable upgrades that’ll help you tweak your character to better suit your play-style.

Unlike many games like Deus Ex, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. has a somewhat unique emphasis on everyday survival. Thus, in addition to monsters trying to kill you, you’ll also need to attend to hunger and thirst in order to live through this hostile wasteland.

ARVE Error: Mode: lazyload not available (ARVE Pro not active?), switching to normal mode

Read more honest player reviews of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.

 

7. Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Multiple Route Games Like Deus Ex Mankind Divided Splinter Cell Blacklist

Whilst Splinter Cell: Blacklist doesn’t have as large areas to explore like in Deus Ex, the still-sizable levels do offer plenty of room for you to try multiple approaches. In fact, the game outright offers you three distinct playing styles, each with its own unique upgrades and rewards. ‘Ghost’ is based around pure stealth, ‘Panther’ compels you to stalk and kill enemies undetected, and ‘Assault’ thrives on full-on weapon warfare and explosives.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist does veer heavily toward stealth, and is thus a bit less flexible compared to other games like Deus Ex. However, you’ll still have a good amount of freedom to replay different situations in various ways. Additionally, Splinter Cell: Blacklist echoes many storyline themes found in games like Deus Ex with its emphasis on conspiracies and evil organisations. 

ARVE Error: Mode: lazyload not available (ARVE Pro not active?), switching to normal mode

Read more honest player reviews of Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

 

8. Red Faction: Guerrilla 

Multiple Route Games Like Deus Ex Mankind Divided Red Faction Guerrilla

This inclusion may come as an initial surprise to some. However, akin to many games like Deus Ex : Mankind Divided, Red Faction takes place in large areas that – quite unexpectedly – persuade you to create your own unique line of approach. That’s because the game’s biggest selling point lies in the fact that almost everything in the environment is destructable, including walls, doors, buildings, and more. This actually bodes well if you’re looking for multiple route games like Deus Ex, since you can essentially create your own on-the-fly shortcuts by blowing things up as you wish. 

Unknown by many, Red Faction: Guerrilla (especially with the Realism mod installed) does actually permit you to approach many situations quietly… if you’re careful (i.e. the same doesn’t apply for the newer by-the-rails installment, Red Faction: Armageddon). Setting off explosions and creating diversions are especially great tactics if you don’t want to get involved in direct combat. There’s also a Splinter Cell-ish ‘last known location’ system that’ll help you maneuver around to avoid detection. 

ARVE Error: Mode: lazyload not available (ARVE Pro not active?), switching to normal mode

Read more honest player reviews of Red Faction: Guerrilla.

 

9. Far Cry 4

Multiple Route Games Like Deus Ex Mankind Divided Far Cry 4

The Far Cry series gives you a giant open world to plot your multiple lines of approach. Our favorite of the series is Far Cry 4, which gives you the best overall balance between assault and stealth tactics. When invading enemy outposts, you can choose to go in full frontal assault at the risk of triggering alarms or, alternatively, slowly scout and sneak around performing silent knife kills. The choice is yours! 

Similar to other games like Deus Ex : Mankind Divided, Far Cry 4 features a full range of unlockable character upgrades. Some of these heighten your stealth abilities (e.g. combination knife kills) whilst others will let you take and dish out more direct damage. Storywise, Far Cry 4 is a little thin compared to Deus Ex, although the sheer abundance of tasks to complete will keep you entertained for hours on end.

ARVE Error: Mode: lazyload not available (ARVE Pro not active?), switching to normal mode

Read more honest player reviews of Far Cry 4.

 

10. DEADBOLT

Multiple Route Games Like Deus Ex Mankind Divided Deadbolt

Playing as the Grim Reaper, DEADBOLT grants you the freedom to be a quiet assassin, one-man army, or anything in between. This is largely thanks to a huge arsenal of 30+ weapons ranging from a silent but deadly scythe to the bombastically loud grenade launcher.

As with most games like Deus Ex, DEADBOLT provides you with multiple pathways to finishing each of its over 25 unique stages. Various enemy types also require different lines of attack. You can also choose to distract your enemies from their posts by knocking on doors or, if you’d rather, go on a bloody Miami Hotline-esque killing spree. The development team is also very proactive in updating content, frequently adding new and diverse toys to your arsenal. In short, DEADBOLT is a must-try for fans of multiple route games like Deus Ex – with a 2D perspective twist!

ARVE Error: Mode: lazyload not available (ARVE Pro not active?), switching to normal mode

Read more honest player reviews of DEADBOLT.

 

Honorable Mentions (Games kinda – but not quite – similar to Deus Ex):

Watch_Dogs

Sneaking, hacking, and frontal assaults are all possible here. Like Deus Ex : Mankind Divided, Watch_Dogs places a heavy thematic emphasis on advanced technologies, diabolical organizations, and edge-of-your-seat conspiracies.

 

ARVE Error: Mode: lazyload not available (ARVE Pro not active?), switching to normal mode

Thief

Not as versatile as Deus Ex. Nonetheless, the rebooted Thief does give you the freedom to sneak around with bits of melee combat thrown in. However, the game has been somewhat criticised for its excessively narrow stage designs (although verticality is good).

 

ARVE Error: Mode: lazyload not available (ARVE Pro not active?), switching to normal mode

Alpha Protocol

Half buggy, half awesome, Alpha Protocol is somewhat of a hidden gem when it comes to multiple route games like Deus Ex. There’s also a unique sequence of missions that unfold based on the decisions you make.

 

ARVE Error: Mode: lazyload not available (ARVE Pro not active?), switching to normal mode

BioShock Infinite

There’s not too much stealth to be found here, although customizing your powers is highly reminiscent of Deus Ex’s bio-augmentation system.

 

ARVE Error: Mode: lazyload not available (ARVE Pro not active?), switching to normal mode

The Saboteur

An often overlooked open-world classic with a good balance of stealth and assault attacks. Like most other games like Deus Ex, the story here is filled with plenty of espionage and intrigue.

 

ARVE Error: Mode: lazyload not available (ARVE Pro not active?), switching to normal mode

Crysis 3

A host of suit upgrades enable you to be both stealthy (e.g. invisible) and powerful (e.g. improved gun / melee attacks). Level designs also allow for different strategic approaches, to an extent.

 

ARVE Error: Mode: lazyload not available (ARVE Pro not active?), switching to normal mode

System Shock 2

This pioneering game doesn’t offer much in the way of multiple stage routes. However, stylistically, it shares a lot in common with Deus Ex, and is thus often recommended by fans of the franchise.

 

Did we forget any other multiple route games like Deus Ex : Mankind Divided? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below and we’ll add them in!

Previous page

Matt is a programmer by trade although he spends most of his free time playing and writing about games. He rates Katamari Damacy as one of the greatest games since the beginning of forever.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

*