The term originates from theatre, in which an actor is lowered from the upper stage (or more often, rises from the lower stage probably for financial and technical reasons) by a device called 'Deus Ex Machina'. This technique was used to present a character as being 'from the Gods'.

The name of arguably the greatest game ever created. Within the game 'Deus Ex' refers to the AI Helios, who having knowledge of all available information to mankind and control over every single communication on the globe is like a God, and JC Denton ('JC' debated to stand for 'Jesus Christ'), a christ-like figure who, on the box art looks to the sky as light shines down upon him against the darkness of the dystopian city behind, and who eventually manages to change the world's entire social order at the end of the game.
by Atolmazel April 15, 2004
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The greatest first-person action RPG ever created. Created by the Ion Storm company in 2000.

Tells the story of JC Denton, a technology-augmented government agent who works for an agency called UNATCO, and discovers a hidden conspiracy involving members of the highest levels of government. How you play the game is totally up to you. You can do anything, go (almost) anywhere, and talk to (almost) everyone. The voice work is exceptional, the graphics are great, even years after it's release, and the plot is engrossing. This is definitely a game you should pick up.
JC Denton: What good's an honest soldier if he can be ordered to behave like a terrorist?
by crazyrabbits May 6, 2005
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Short for Deus Ex Machina, or the literary term for an event or person coming out of the blue and doing something miraculous or unprecedented.

The game of the same name has your character, JC Denton coming from nowhere and changing the world drastically in a matter of days.
We worked as slaves to the terrible aliens for years, and then Eminem came over and detonated a nuke on the planet. Talk about Deus Ex!
by Kenthar March 18, 2004
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Absolute best game ever. Nothing comes close. Half-life 2 does not even come close. One reason is you can play it many times over and still find new stuff.
It took me 6 time to find the floorboards in Alex's room.
by Hank January 21, 2005
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the best game i have ever ever played ever... amazing story line and symblolism... the game truly changed my life i must say... yeah that kinda does make me a nerd
Play dues ex its a great game.. but dues ex2 invisable war is an alrite game but it doesnt top the original
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Deus Ex is the best pc shooter game second one sux but first owns cept fer all the lag on multyplay but all games have lag... DEUS EX owns you and yer mom
by I Own you March 18, 2005
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Ok first off I don't know who anyone can compare counter-strike to this game, they are in no way similar except they are a FPSs.

Deus Ex is quite possibly the best game ever made. No game is as innovative, well executed, well written, and plain old fun as this. This game never gets old no matter how much you play it. You can play anyway you want and your actions will affect the outcome of the storyline in dramatic ways. If you explore the game deeply it has a lot of cool hidden stuff. It gave birth to the whole good-guy-bad-guy meter a lot of games have today (Knights of the Old Republic, Fable, Elder Scrolls), but this game pwns them all. The beginning of the game drags a bit but if you get past the first 2 levels it picks up. The story line is deep and fun to follow also. What really makes this game shine is the nano-augumentation system on how you can upgrade your-self and really affect how you play. This game is not for everyone, if you want a pick up and play game you will hate this. If you love deep, engrossing games with countless hours of replay, you will not be let down.

Though System Shock 2 had this concept and was around before Deus Ex(one year before I think), it was not executed well and had many flaws.
If you haven't played Deus Ex you have no right to call yourself a gamer. Buy or download this game right now, just play it!
by The Nomad July 6, 2006
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