This week it’s Team Blue vs Team Red! Deus Ex: Mankind Divided faces the CHAIRQUISITION!

Game: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Devel: Eidos Montreal / Feral Interactive
Engine: Dawn Engine|
Price: €49.99 / US$59.99 / CDN$69.99

Wazzat:The year is 2029, and mechanically augmented humans have now been deemed outcasts, living a life of complete and total segregation from the rest of society.

Now an experienced covert operative, Adam Jensen is forced to operate in a world that has grown to despise his kind. Armed with a new arsenal of state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations, he must choose the right approach, along with who to trust, in order to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy.

Mandatory Disclosure: They sent us the super keys

CHAIR– Nooope

CHAIRCHAIR– Not sure if want


CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR– Shutupandtakemymonies

Makes with the working


  • I should note the minimum CPU req is a AMD FX8350.
  • I’m running the old 8150 clocked @ 4.0.
  • I’m a little confused on the OS requirements, Brad.
  • Store page says 16.10 but you didn’t hit me with a nag screen on my 16.04.
  • ZOMG the game is teh tracking my every move!11!
  • That initial load time is legit.
  • Not going to be running this critter on high.
  • Noms all the RAM.
  • Alright, I can’t get this fkr to reliably hit 60 on LOW.
  • Aaaaaand it froze.
    • Then it did the 4min load again.
    • Aaaand again.
    • Oh, this is bullshi*t!
    • 6+ minute load times do not make /w the working.
  • Oh, and it gave me a perpetual loading screen when I hopped on the tube to visit whereeverthefksville.
  • In conclusion… it technically launches.


  • Another Feral game that can’t do UHD.
  • Jeez that load time
  • Had one cinematic where the dialogue didn’t trigger and just had Mr. Jensen and a Journalist in perpetual shot/reverse shot


  • Initial load took about 4 minutes
  • 3 freezes in 5 hours.
    • The third freeze made the SystemD Coredump module peg one of the threads on the FX 8370E at 100% for a full 3 minutes.
  • There’s a bottleneck and it seems to be CPU related. It’s almost as if we’re talking about a Feral port… Oh, wait! We are.
  • There’s also a Benchmark for you to try, but it’s about as useless as Tomb Raider’s was and twice as bottlenecked as F1 and GRiD Autosport. Case in point:
  • So I just realized I can’t save the game anymore. This is a known bug.
    • You can workaround it by going back to the main menu, opening up the Shop (that’s the microtransaction shop) looking at something in detail, you don’t need to buy anything, and then going back in game.
    • Hanlon’s Razor tells us not to attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity, but something tells me there’s malice at work here.
  • And just to put the cherry on top, I ran into an infinite Loading screen.


  • The download in Steam is displayed as 25GB when it’s actually 57GB so don’t panic if the download seems slow near the end, it’s just Steam being all confused.
  • I’m running the recommended OS (Ubuntu 16.10) and the recommended driver (367.57) and haven’t experienced any crashes.
  • The initial load time is quite long and the following ones are slightly less longer but I guess that’s to be expected with a game that size.
  • I ran the benchmark on medium and was afraid the game wasn’t going to run really good on my machine: 40FPS average, lots of tearing and net very smooth. But while in the game, it’s totally different: between 50 and 70FPS, no tearing and very smooth gameplay.
  • On Ultra, the game will run at about 20~30FPS, but with a 970, you’ll most probably hit the infamous 3.5GB limit of VRAM and the game will likely crash. Not going to blame either Feral or Eidos for that.
  • With the correct hardware you’ll have a very good experience with this game and by correct hardware I mean an Intel CPU with lots of Ghz and a good Nvidia GPU.


Shiny / Sounds


  • What’s with the Quit button location?
  • On low Deus Ex: Mankind Divided kinda-sorta looks almost as good at HL2.
  • Medium setting looks a bit of alright but that knocks my outdoor ferps to the 20s.
  • It can be a bit jarring going from pre rendered cutscenes to in-game.
  • The voice acting is alright and it best be since this games makes with the dialogue.
  • Not really much in the way of background noise outside of the environments themselves.


  • Does anyone else get that issue where the game will suddenly switch to window mode after you die?
  • It looks and sounds triple-A-ey
  • Although Adam Jensen sounds like a really bad Keanu Reeves impersonator. What? Was Keanu too busy working on Bill and Ted 3?
  • Although some of the cinematics do look a bit xboxy. Maybe my expectations are too high considering Mad Max just seamlessly blended pre rendered and gameplay footage


  • The visual aesthetics look good, even if they’re very janky.
  • The lip sync is also slightly out of whack, it could be due to poor performance, but it is very noticeable.
  • Sound wise, I have no complaints.
  • In fact, the background music gave me a Metro Last Light vibe at times.
  • It’s really hard to appreciate the audio-visual acuity when you have lower the settings in order to maintain some semblance of performance, especially on a 1080.


  • Easily one of the best looking game out there on Linux and even if you run it with Medium settings it will look great, higher settings will only give you minor improvement coming at a great cost in performance.
  • Regarding the sound, it’s what you’d expect from a AAA production: solid voice acting and sound effects.