Computergames online heeft deel twee van hun deus-ex preview gepost. En ja, deel 1 staat er ook nog Deus Ex's shooter ancestry is most evident when the character is in a combat situation. A variety of weapons become available over the course of the game, and battle of course takes place in real time a la Quake or Unreal. True action fans will be pleased to note that few personal problems in this game cannot be resolved by a suitable application of targeted violence, although it may not be the best or most elegant solution. As Spector says, "we wanted to create a game which rewards thinking, but doesn't actually require it. We've a wonderful collection of systems which you can exploit, but if you'd rather be a button-masher, you can still get through the game just fine."