Deus Ex: Human Revolution pre-order DLC now sold separately

Deus Ex: Human Revolution just got 19% better as the retailer-exclusive pre-order bonus packs are now being sold separately. Between them, they add four new weapons, a new mission, and other goodies.

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The true measure of any video game is, of course, the number of weapons it has, but sadly some of Deus Ex: Human Revolution's were tied up in retailer-exclusive pre-order bonuses. Not so anymore, as they're now being sold separately as downloadable content. By my calculations, the game just got 18.2% better.

Due to an unspecified "technicality," the packs won't be available on PlayStation 3 in North America until "mid-October," though Europeans can buy the DLC now. Presumably the issue's related to the packs being retailer-exclusive pre-order bonuses for a period of time.

The Explosive Mission Pack adds one extra mission, a mighty grenade launcher, the consumable Automatic Unlocking Device gizmos for insta-hacks, and remote-detonated explosive packs. The bonus mission is a bit short and unspectacular, but it does feature a character from the original Deus Ex, and is pleasant enough. It'll cost you $2.99 (240 Microsoft Points) through Steam and the Xbox Live Marketplace.

The Tactical Enhancement Pack contains a stylish double-barreled hunting shotgun, a silenced sniper rifle, and 10,000 bonus credits for Adam to spend. It'll run you $1.99 (160 MS Points) on Steam and Xbox 360.

On Steam, you can also buy both packs in a bundle for only $3.99, saving you a buck.

If you want new areas and story content rather than guns and gubbins, look out for the 'Missing Link' DLC in October. Check out our preview and video interview with Eidos Montreal game designer Antoine Thisdale for more on that.

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    September 29, 2011 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Deus Ex: Human Revolution pre-order DLC now sold separately.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution just got 19% better as the retailer-exclusive pre-order bonus packs are now being sold separately. Between them, they add four new weapons, a new mission, and other goodies.

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      September 29, 2011 6:40 AM

      I already had the Explosive pack and have now bought the Tactical pack for that shiny, shiny double-barrelled hunting shotgun, because double-barrelled hunting shotgun.

      Who's ruining video games? It's me. But I have a double-barrelled hunting shotgun.

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        September 29, 2011 6:40 AM

        sounds awesome.

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        September 29, 2011 6:42 AM

        This is my boomstick!

        I pre-ordered Rage for the same reason. Like Donkey Kong says, two barrels are better than one.

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        September 29, 2011 6:46 AM

        shilllllll

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        September 29, 2011 10:03 AM

        How do you double fire? the weapon info says to tap mouse button for single and hold mouse button for double, but holding just makes it fire one barrell

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      September 29, 2011 8:46 AM

      Excellent! I was hoping they'd open up the Tracer Tong mission to everyone

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      September 29, 2011 8:50 AM

      Are any of these worth picking up? I figure the mission would be okay, but the other addon seems like it would break the game with the money and crap. I haven't played it yet.

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        September 29, 2011 9:19 AM

        The tactical pack is pointless. I never used either weapon really although I think I tried the double barrel shotgun and I ended up liking the regular shotgun more anyway. The credits aren't a big deal because it's pretty easy to get credits in Deus Ex anyway.

        It's just kind of a pointless pack. I guess it's ok if your game came with it but it's not worth buying.

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          September 29, 2011 9:21 AM

          The silenced sniper rifle was kind of nice to have, but it takes up a shit load of space in your inventory and while I did use it, not very much.

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        September 29, 2011 9:20 AM

        I think I had around 80,000 credits at the end, and never struggled to buy anything ever.

        The 10k extra credits doesn't seem like a big deal.

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        September 29, 2011 9:47 AM

        Not really. I saw a playthrough of the Tong mission and it sucked.

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      September 29, 2011 9:47 AM

      How do these work? Do the new weapons just become available in the world or do they pop right into your inventory? Do bad dudes carry the new weapons, too?

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