Deus Ex Coming to GameTap's Free Game Roster Next Week

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Subscription-based PC gaming service GameTap announced today that Ion Storm's shooter-RPG hybrid Deus Ex (PC, PS2) will be available to play free of charge on the platform beginning next week.

Often regarded as one of the most influential shooters ever developed, Deus Ex blended first-person shooter gameplay with a branching, complicated storyline, upgradable stats and skills and extensive character interaction. A sequel, Deus Ex: Invisible War, was released in late 2003.

The title will be playable via the service's free-to-download launcher program, which allows users to browse and download a variety of PC and emulated console games. Those players who don't shell out the $9.95 per month for the "Gold"-level subscription can expect a 15 second video advertisement to air before each play.

In addition to Deus Ex, GameTap also offers Ion Storm's Thief: Deadly Shadows and Doublefine's Psychonauts among some 120 other titles in its free game roster.

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    May 28, 2008 8:03 PM

    It's only 60 dollars for an entire year. Just sayin...

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      May 28, 2008 8:04 PM

      i own most of the games i would play on there though...

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      May 28, 2008 8:46 PM

      If you dig the Sam & Max stuff, that alone is worth it. I personally like to romp through some arcade classics every so often, as well.

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      May 28, 2008 8:50 PM

      I agree, it is an awesome service. The whole Metal Slug series alone makes it worth it, let alone the almost 1000 other titles available.

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      May 28, 2008 9:11 PM

      I'd be all over it if they allowed you to register for the gold membership from uk, but they don't. I really hope Deus Ex is available for free play in this country though.

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      May 28, 2008 10:35 PM

      I had it until I moved to 64-bit. GameTap doesn't work on 64-bit.

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        May 29, 2008 12:05 AM

        Not true, some games do and some don't (Chu Chu Rocket doesn't, grr).

        As far as I can tell, most Gametap games work just fine on 64 bit, and this is just with Vista. For some weird reason those games work fine on the OS X Leopard client, and that is 64 bit as well. Hopefully they get this fixed at some point.