A Criminal Past is a prequel DLC set before the events of the main game.
As we wrote in our review, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s story ends somewhat abruptly and leaves us with a feeling that we were taking part in a middle part of the narrative. It appears the upcoming DLC won’t expand it and instead will show events prior to Jensen’s latest adventure.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past will bring back some familiar characters like Delara Auzenne. It’s a lore-heavy add-on allowing us to “experience one of Adam Jensen’s first missions for TF29”.
Jensen is transferred deep into a hostile, high-security prison for augmented felons. His mission: track down and retrieve sensitive information from a fellow undercover agent who has gone dark. Success will help the fight against terror around the world, but Jensen will need to confront a darker side to his role before the day is done.
A Criminal Past will be available on all three platforms on February 23rd. It’s the second and last DLC available for Season Pass holders for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.