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Game of the Month August 2016

People and sentient AI of the internet, today is the day. MONG’s writers and editors have gathered, deliberated, and concluded that June’s game of the month is…

August. The end of summer, and more importantly the last month before the onslaught of the fall rush where new AAA games adorn GameStop and Best Buy shelves across the globe. August is always a peculiar month for games: the first half is the last stretch of the “summer drought,” while the later half usually sees a few, smaller, quality and less established AAA games trickle out while they still can manage to steal some headlines. That being said, it should come as no surprise that MONG’S Game of the Month selection released near the end of August. The game? Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X………………………………………….is not the game. No, the game is actually none other than drumroll  Deus Ex: Mankind Divided from Eidos Montreal.

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At its very worst, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is just as good as Human Revolution, which is good, because Human Revolution was A1, splendiferous, “good” stuff. If you played the previous installment, what you will find this time around is a more resonant and cultivated continuation on the mainstays of the last game: self-augmentation, cyber-puzzles, and the great blending of action and stealth. Eidos also managed to iron out many of the setbacks of the game, including the half-baked enemies, and insipid combat. Mirroring our own world, the game’s 2029 Cyberpunk take on Prague is spot on. Even more impressive is the game’s ability to usher in a feeling of familiarity while remaining foreign and odd enough to push you to explore the world around you. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is a great Deus Ex game — and that’s all I should have to say in order for you to be excited to play it if you haven’t already.

Congratulations to Eidos Montreal for winning its most prestigious and impressive award yet, MONG’s Game of the month for August  2016!


August’s Top Three Games:

 

  1. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  2. No Man’s Sky

  3. Batman: The Telltale Series: Episode 1

Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who enjoys Game of the Month Awards more than his own birthday. You can find him on Twitter.

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