Change your name: Formerly as Deus Ex: Clan Wars known, then in Snowblind renamed and finally with the addition Project accidentally, Crystal Dynamics’ first first-person shooter finally finds its way onto retail shelves. The developer was well advised to change the name, because with the complex universe of Warren Spectors God Ex-Saga has little in common with the sci-fi bangers. Of course, the title is no coincidence – under the code name ‘Project: Snowblind’, the commander-in-chief of a separatist army plans to bomb humanity back to the Stone Age with the help of powerful EMP bombs. The forces of the Liberty Coalition, which also includes your alter ego Nathan Frost, want to prevent this. Unfortunately, the first mission for the virtual warrior ends fatally. Bio-implants and cyber systems save his life, but at the same time turn him into the ultimate soldier. From now on you will not only stand your ground in battle with various weapons, but you can also fall back on a number of extraordinary abilities.
Since Max Payne and Enter the Matrix slow-motion combat among video game characters is de rigueur. After reviving, Nathan also uses the slowing effect to his advantage, here called Reflex Boost. If you activate that nano ability, it slows down enemy troops in their deadly plans – Nathan then marches almost completely unimpressed through the enemy hail of bullets and even dodges missiles. Of course, it doesn’t stop with this one skill: In the course of the adventure, Nathan expands his super powers with infrared vision, ballistic shields, stealth field and destructive electron storm. While the former guarantees the ultimate perspective and visualizes the field of view of cameras and detects hidden enemies through solid walls, the camouflage hides you from prying eyes. The most useful and most used ability, however, is the Ballistic Shield, which creates a temporary protective bell – and thus calls into question the usefulness of the Reflex Boost.