The various locations of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided can easily overload the senses. With steam billowing from vents, neon signs adorning the streets, guards constantly on patrol, vendors screaming and civilians populating every crevice in sight, Square Enix's scifi adventure excels at depicting a vibrant, dense universe. As well as getting me thoroughly lost, though that could just be on me.
With so much activity going on around you it's only natural that some of the smaller, more intimate details slip you by. And some of these subtle aspects of Deus Ex are too good to miss. But not to worry. When it comes to easter eggs in the decrepit futuristic landscape of Deus Ex, we've got you covered.
The Glorious Easter Eggs of Square Enix's Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
All the Knuckles
Starring Knuckles the Echidna in Knuckles & Knuckles & Knuckles, this SEGA classic from 2029 is a throw back to a personal favorite of all of ours. The Knuckles & Knuckles & Knuckles theme tune!
Location: If you're looking to find this song and play it in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, just head into Prague's posh consumer electronics shop and you'll find it on one of the shelves... I lied. You can't play it. Soz.
Look, kids! It's Human Revolution In A... Box?
Why is Deus Ex: Human Revolution in a random box? Your guess is as good as mine. Perhaps the developers felt like the game deserved it. Perhaps they thought it was funny. Or maybe they were just too bored to come up with a better place to put it. OR, perhaps it's an allusion to how the first game was inspired by the stealth mechanics of the Metal Gear Solid franchise?!
Location: Found buried in a crate in the basement of an antique shop next to the police station in Prague.
These Are Some Raaaaad Roaches
Imagine coming down into your basement and discovering roaches of this size chilling on your work desk. I think the scream would build from my toes right to the top of my head in a bellowing display of terror. Thankfully they don't move in this game. Phew. But yeah, this is clearly a Fallout reference, mates.
Location: These can also be found in the basement of the antique shop in Prague. A veritable video game easter egg stash right here.
PC Geeks Get Their Own Mag
Well, this sure looks like a futuristic version of a PC Gamer mag if ever I saw one. And I haven't seen many... any. Cabled is likely a reference to Wired, one we like very much. But we sincerely hope that the future doesn't fall apart to the extent that magazines honestly start considering these kind of fonts.
Location: You can find them in many of the shops around Prague.
Man, These Are Some Square Games
Square game number one: Hitman: Codename 47.
Square game number two: Tomb Raider: Legend.
Square game number three: Souls Reaver.
Location: Also found in the antique shop in Prague, Hitman is lying on the floor (where he belongs...?), Tomb Raider is shoved behind a shelf (I got nothing), and Soul Reaver is proudly presenting itself on the table (that's not a euphemism). These are Eidos titles!
No Place For A Companion Cube
How did you get in here, little guy? Yes indeed, that is the companion cube from Portal. You may ask how it got here, and it'd be a valid question. I like to imagine Chell is actually out and about in the world of Mankind Divided and she brought one of the cubes with her. I mean, they are loveable little things.
Location: The antique shop in Prague, along with everything else it seems.
The Future Is Doge
Well, would you look who it is. And it seems he's become a hipster. Nice. Reeeeal original, Doge.
Location: Inside The Music Box store in Prague you'll be greeted with the record. You can actually play it in the store, too!
No. Wait, you can't. I've just done it again... sorry.
Blade Runner In The Soundtrack: Always A Good Thing
Skip ahead to 0:23 and you'll hear some very faint whispering in the background of this piece. If you enhance the audio, you'll hear someone say, "Do you like our owl?" This is actually a quote from a stupendous scene in Blade Runner. Thou must watch it.
Cinema at its finest.