Point-and-click PC games appear to be making a comeback on mobile devices. One good example is Deus Ex Go. This game is strikingly similar to Hitman Go and Lara Croft Go. You have a view of the board from the top, and you just need to click on the point you want to reach in order to get there. You play as Adam Jensen, the protagonist of the Deus Ex series. The goal of each level is to reach the white circle at the end of the map, while avoiding various obstacles like guards, turrets and robots.
In Deus Ex Go, you need to have a strategy to get past the guards and the other obstacles, because once you are spotted, you get killed. That just means you have to start the level afresh, which is super annoying. Therefore, you need to concentrate and think carefully while playing this game. But you can take out the guards if you can sneak up on them from behind. That part is quite satisfying.
The most satisfying parts of the game, however, are the parts where you get to hack some roadblocks. This happens to be Jensen’s greatest skill. When you get to a hacking station, you can open up a roadblock and move on. However, you will need to be quick in your movements after hacking anything, as some of the guards can undo your work really quickly.
Deus Ex Go runs on the Unity3D engine. This gives it a good graphic design, and lends itself nicely to the general aesthetic of the game as a whole. Also, the game is quite minimalistic, with not much in the way of extra design so you can focus squarely on the game board.
Note that this game, like almost every other, has in-app purchases. However, after spending $0.99 on the game itself, you will not spend more than $8 on the IAPs. Those are just for solutions when you get stuck, and they do not otherwise affect the gameplay in any way. You can navigate to the end of the game without needing these solutions, so you can ignore them.
Deus Ex Go is available on Google Play Store for just $0.99.
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