The Art of Deus Ex Universe Review

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To accompany the most recent installment in the Deus Ex series, Deus Ex Mankind Divided, the publishers at Titan Books teamed up with Square Enix to bring a companion art book; The Art of Deus Ex Universe. From the minds of Jonathan Jacques-Belletete, Martin Dubeau, and Paul Davies, The Art of Deus Ex Universe brings background knowledge into the development of characters, technology, and the location design.

Characters of Deus Ex

While The Art of Deus Ex Universe includes numerous characters and AIs, we have spotlighted some of the most significant faces you’ll find throughout Deus Ex Human Revolution and Deus Ex Mankind Divided. You can find examples of these characters directly from the art book below as well.

  • Adam Jensen
  • David Sarif
  • Megan Reed
  • Frank Pritchard
  • Eliza Cassan
  • Zhao Yun Ru
  • Ghetto Civilians
  • Arc Revolutionaries
  • The Harvesters
  • Gold Mask Mercenaries


Some of the technology shown throughout the art book goes from cybernetic augmentations to the vehicles used throughout the game’s series. Shown directly in this review are the below technological advancements throughout the Deus Ex Human Revolution and Deus Ex Mankind Divided.

  • Cybernetic augmentations and planned uncanniness
  • M-28 UR-DED
  • AUD (Automatic Unlocking Device)
  • Kaigr heavy rifle
  • Drones
  • Atypical Vehicles
  • Credible Cars
  • VTOL

Detailed Locations

While the story of Deus Ex is already enthralling enough, the developers Square Enix have brought players around the globe to numerous locations bringing in different scenery. The Art of Deus Ex Universe does a wonderful job explaining the locations and how they were designed.

  • Detroit
  • Sarif Industries
  • Hengsha (architecture, upper and lower)
  • Picus
  • Prague
  • Garma – Swiss Alps
  • Dubai – The Sandstorm
  • London

The Breach and Advertisements

Included at the end of this gorgeous art book is information regarding The Breach from Deus Ex Mankind Divided and advertisements seen throughout the franchise.

Final Thoughts

After reviewing The Art of Deus Ex Universe we can say that it is a worthy book to have on your shelf should you enjoy playing through the series. Like with the many art books that Titan Books publishes, it has in-depth concept art, blurbs from the designers, and a compilation of knowledge about your favorite games. We highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of Deus Ex.

Where to Buy

To purchase a copy of The Art of Deus Ex Universe, it can be found directly from the Titan Books store, or through Amazon for $25-40 USD. All formats are hardcover.


  • Great Sketch Work
  • Designer Blurbs are Insightful


  • Length tooShort


Quality of Art - 10
In-Depth Descriptions - 8
Length of Book - 7
An avid gamer, journalist, literary reviewer, and lover of all things Marvel; wrapped in a colorful hair-do.

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