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Advanced Controls

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Walkthrough and Guide

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Advanced Controls

Crouching, Jumping, Sprinting

Adam can crouch, jump and sprint at any time he wants.  Crouching reduces your moving speed but also silences your footsteps.  Jensen can normally jump 1.1 meters, but with the Jump Enhancement Augmentation he can jump up to 3 meters, allowing you to reach alternative paths you otherwise wouldn't be able to reach.  When Adam sprints, an additional bar appears on the screen, indicating just how long he can keep up the pace.  Adam can sprint 6.5 meters per second normally, and 7.5 meters per second with the Sprint Enhancement Augmentation.  He can sprint for 2.5 seconds at base level, which can be increased to 5 or 7.5 seconds with the two levels of Hyper-Oxygeneration Augmentation.  It's up to you to decide whether this is worth your Praxis Kits, although it's safe to say that these augmentations aren't top priority ones.


Adam can kill enemies by shooting them, hurling (Gas/EMP/Regular) Grenades at them, shooting explosive barrels or gas canisters, performing takedowns, tranquilizing them, and several other ways.  Depending on your playstyle you'll want to unlock the right Augmentations for Adam.


The cover system will greatly aid you in being stealthy.

Use the interaction button to swap over towards a new cover location, if necessary/possible combined with a brief usage of stealth cloak.

Use the jump button while near a corner to go around the object.

Using the interaction button when your destination is far away will cause Adam to do a barrel roll.  Stealth cloak is rather useful in combination with this otherwise less stealthy maneuver.


Stealth is an important aspect of Deus Ex Human Revolution.  The following tips
may come in handy:

Your footsteps make noise, and jumping from a small height also generates noise.  Crouch toward your enemies to perform takedowns, or tranquilize them.

Hide bodies in places where guards don't patrol.

Use distractions.  Throw boxes towards places to lure - preferably one - guard to a lonely spot and incapacitate them out of sight.

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