After staring at in in my backlog for more than twelve years, and finding various reasons to play lesser games before it year after year (for example, Daikatana, Messiah, Project IGI, Contract JACK) I finally played and finished the original Deus Ex. I modded it with high res textures and Enhanced/Shifter and beat it three times in succession, starting from the middle difficulty and finishing with the highest. As countless folks have (rightly) sung the game's praises, I don't really need to say that it's a great game, and obviously, since I beat it three times in a row, I enjoyed the heck out of it.
But, as good as it was, by the third playthrough I found myself lamenting the excessive easiness of the game even on Realistic. If I could afford not to return to my immense backlog, I might play it a fourth time forcing myself not to use health packs or take the regeneration perk, just to see if that injects some risk/suspense back into the game. Also, the AI is really shitty, although in fairness AI programming in FPS games is apparently not much better today than it was when Deus Ex was first released, as evidenced by the fact that (with rare exceptions) reviewers frequently beat up on even modern triple-A releases for terribad AI in the FPS genre.
I loved the fact that there were no phony-hard "bosses" shoehorned into the game. Also whoever did the high-rez textures for the game did awesome work.
Anyway, great game, not sure if it's really the Greatest of All Time (tm) as some have argued but it's certainly in my top fifteen on PC.