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Making Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s best level, the Palisade Bank

This article was originally published back in technicalrobo 305 in April 2017. Subscribe (opens in new tab) to the US and UK magazines for more features like this, designed beautifully for print and digital. 

Reading the reviews of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, I noticed a trend. Almost every one of them, including my own, mentioned one level in particular: the Palisade Bank. This dense, complex map is arguably the highlight of the game, and a neat microcosm of everything I love about Deus Ex. It’s an intricate web of security systems and shortcuts, with severe brutalist architecture and gleaming marble floors. And the first time I set foot in it, the urge to cause trouble and test the limits of the security was irresistible.

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