Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Trophies
Complete Deus Ex: Human Revolution without anyone dying by your hand. (Boss fights don't count.)

Highly Missable! You must complete the game using 100% Non-Lethal methods. That means using Takedowns, Gas Grenades, and the Stun Gun. If an enemy is taken out by a Non-Lethal approach, a "Zzz" icon will show when their body is highlighted. The Tranquilizer Rifle is reported to be occasionally glitched and sometimes deals lethal shots (especially headshots) so avoid using it if possible.

Lethal methods are only permitted during Boss Fights. An enemy who is killed/dead will show a "Skull" icon when highlighted.

Rate this trophyAverage Rating (Based on 6 votes)
User Comments
 Comment #1 by Lelouch_Shinkiro
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 03:42:45 PM

Very Nice XD

 Comment #2 by PsienceWins
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 04:16:58 PM

Such a typical trophy. I already did this in Mirror's Edge on the Xbox. Oh well. I'm sure it will make the game interesting.

 Comment #3 by aman975
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 01:11:15 AM

what do they mean by 'anyone dying at your hand?' does that mean without killing anyone or.....

 Comment #4 by Macthillien
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 04:48:55 AM

It probebly means not to kill people, but I think you can punch them so they faint.
They do't die then

 Comment #5 by Vuule
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 07:13:18 AM

Don't kill anyone by using your hands..

 Comment #6 by A-Smith-UK
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 12:10:48 PM

You cant kill anyone with yah hands like snaping there necks or you can not shoot anyone.

You can hack into stuff and allow them kill the enemys!

 Comment #7 by Golem25
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 02:03:23 PM

I finished the original 14 times, so one little pacifist playthrough in this won`t be a problem.

 Comment #8 by Yoda91192
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 12:10:46 PM

@2 But withmirrors edge, You had to use your hands, The trophy/achievement was to not kill anyone with a gun.

 Comment #9 by Valo23MO
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 @ 10:38:00 PM

This is going to take some extra thought, considering my first thought when spotting an enemy is KILL!

 Comment #10 by Psychoz69
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 08:03:07 PM

does anybody know if the tutorial/intro counts as kills?

 Comment #11 by DREADNAUT
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 02:35:26 AM

just use the stun/tranquilizer/PEPS guns (all are non-lethal)

 Comment #12 by DREADNAUT
Saturday, August 27, 2011 @ 01:44:31 PM

Warning there is apparently a problem with the tranquilizer gun, in which it sometimes kills the target. Check the bodies after for a skull or a ZZZZ emblem.

 Comment #13 by Ceromorth
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 03:41:18 PM

Beware the mobs that the last boss sends at you will void this trophy if you kill them. Luckily I had a save ready to go so was able to redo the boss fight

 Comment #14 by BigBadWolf77
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 04:30:09 PM

what about the mission in Hengsha where you have to stun a gangster and then throw him off the roof? does it count as a kill?

 Comment #15 by ClydeBarrow37
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 07:53:54 PM

From other sources: Robots, turrets, the Kavorkian trophy and dropping the gangster all count as "kills." You can't let anyone die, basically. I had this voided on a gangster falling into the electrified water in Detroit, part 1. I did a non-lethal takedown, and he fell in after the animation. So mad when I found out that this counted against me.

 Comment #16 by JakeMettle
Saturday, September 03, 2011 @ 12:21:57 AM

Does anyone know if giving the lethal shot of morphine voids this?

 Comment #17 by JakeMettle
Saturday, September 03, 2011 @ 11:40:23 PM

Just got the platinum so I can confirm that giving the morphine doesn't count against you.

 Comment #18 by LiamSully
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 07:41:52 PM

how about leaving malik to die after the chopper crash? (done that 1st time round with guns!)

 Comment #19 by DarqueDragon
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 10:18:11 PM

A few tips I learned:
1. Save before taking on enemies. You never know.
2. Check each enemy to make sure they have the zzzz, instead of the dead symbol.
3. Even the dart gun can kill. It is a glitch and doesn't happen often, but is the reason for tip 1.
4. Always carry the dart gun and stun gun, but make sure you take regular guns on missions (or pick them up during) for the bosses. Darts and stuns do jack crap against them.
5. Concussion grenades becomes your friend, as do EMP grenades. From what Iunderstand (and someone correct me if this is wrong), you can destroy robots just fine, as long as no humans die.

Hope this tips help someone. I have not gotten the trophy myself (only cuz I wanted to do a run and gun first to learn locations and paths to take without worrying about bein

 Comment #20 by DarqueDragon
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 10:30:38 PM

By the way, the only thing I am unsure about is if you can still get this trophy
if the people in the factory (first mission after augmentation) get killed, or even the hostage Zeke takes. Anyone know about this?

 Comment #21 by tehCOONhasFRIENDS
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 08:14:34 PM


YES, do not kill anyone, even those in the intro/tutorial. THIS WILL cancel trophy

 Comment #22 by DarqueDragon
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 09:56:04 PM

Be careful if you are using the PEPs gun. It has a bit of a kick when it hits the target and can knock people off ledges/into explosive barrels or other hazards, which kills them and messes up the trophy. I used it in my original run and had two enemies die because of it, so I am staying away from it and sticking with stun and dart guns.

 Comment #23 by D4rk_0rchyd
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 03:53:51 PM

Oh and I'm pretty sure that killing a target when punching through a wall also counts. I thought it just knocked them out. I just realized and thought...crap..I just cancelled it all out T_T

 Comment #24 by XxRainxX
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 05:10:35 PM

Yea my first thought when i see a enemy is hahaha headshot but now i have to go all MGS on them and knock them out oh well it should be interesting cause u gotta plan everything and hide your enemys body.... ugh MGS all over again....

 Comment #25 by Adam Grinder
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 03:11:00 PM

Hey everyone, good news. I just finished the game for the second time, without killing anybody. I've met with the bug when the stun or tranq. gun "kills" the enemy, but don't be afraid of that, it is how i get the pacifist at the end!!! Right about 2 mins ago. So if you meet with the bug, you don't have to worry or reload previous save!

 Comment #26 by XxRainxX
Saturday, October 01, 2011 @ 05:27:05 PM

I tryied that it didnt work -_-

 Comment #27 by AllxnB
Monday, October 10, 2011 @ 05:49:24 AM

A few notes

Stun gun, watch out it kills. Kept on having to reload when completing a side quest and every time I hit one guy in particular he died.

Secondly. The stun gun is freakin awesome at taking down the bosses.

Found out by mistake as I was doing my pacifist playthrough, had no weapons or ammo and met Barrett. Just stood and stunned him mulling over what to do and I how I was going to get round this problem.... Barrett died....

Did it again with Yelena, it takes about 10-15 hits with the stun gun but while you are doing it they just stand there paralysed while you reload and hit them again... andrepeat. Boss fights take 30 seconds with absolutely zero risk or damage to you ;)

 Comment #28 by BjarneBiceps
Thursday, October 13, 2011 @ 03:06:40 PM

Im wondering.. the part where Haas shows up at the Chiron building?
he starts shooting and goes hostile?? that should mean that i have to either stun him or kill him??

does that ruin this trophy?
i mean? i had no choice?

 Comment #29 by Scunter
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 04:15:55 PM

You could have talked him down (Jensen should offer him a job with Sarif)?

 Comment #30 by Sonic-Spider
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 09:05:40 AM

What if a robot explodes near some guards? Does tat count as a kill by your hand? The guide hear says it doesn't, but the save good soul trophy for the non-lethal approach says to check the bodies.

 Comment #31 by Reign420
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 02:44:49 AM

This trophy is missleading, it says boss battles dont count but if you kill the crazy guards in the final battle you void this trophy, i loaded and didnt kill any crazies and the trophy popped, also, i left the crazy guards on the ground in the electrified parts of the final battle which killed them but still got trophy!

 Comment #32 by MrGreatDane
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 11:59:59 PM

i came back to the appartments where i should collect money from Jayain,(Bar Tap mission) and two guards was now dead : ( wtf... i wont go play all this china area all over again... i think it maybe can happen again.. Why make a trophy, when the developers even not can make us a proper game..

 Comment #33 by Crucades
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 07:55:21 AM

saving before entering an area with white arrow guards, then using stealth or very careful non lethal take downs makes this a breeze

 Comment #34 by squidracerX
Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 06:31:17 PM

Yeah I have not "killed" anyone yet, every take down or stun gun blast etc said i took them down with mercy and i got points for it, and checked their ZZzz vs skull status and they are ZZzz. But a few times now I have gone back to an area where dudes were ZZzz when i left em, and now they are skull. i think the places you leave them laying the first time through might be buggy (you leave them under something or near something and they respawn where you left them when the level regenerates and now it kills them), or also Ive had it happen 20 times now where they will be ZZzz from last time through but now if you go to move them again they automatically die as well. This game is so buggy the pacifist and silent fox trophies seem terribly unfair, going through the whole game not knowing if a

 Comment #35 by squidracerX
Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 06:35:08 PM

.....clean playthrough has been voided by a game bug? they should have put a counter in your stats somewhere that say "alarms set off" and "people killed" and you could see if you are still on track for trophy or if you need to reload, many games have that kinda stat tracking wonder why its not here when a trophy is geared for it? Also dart gun does not kill from headshots, i filled a guys head with darts, even both eyes, and he is ZZzz, but shot a guy in a chair in the leg and he died in chair, its a bug. Also guy in DCB territory is in front of breakable wall, if he is ZZzz but touches it, he dies.. BUGS! Hope i get trophy since I had no "hand in killing them"

 Comment #36 by Deliverence
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 @ 12:55:42 PM

Dose turning a turret against the enemy count against this trophy? My interpretation is that if anyone dies as a direct result of my actions,the trophy is voided. So I assume this will count against the trophy. I love sneaky games so this is no bother for me. The glitches and understanding this trophy are a bother.

 Comment #37 by 23bixente23
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 03:03:08 PM

@ #13: THANKS man, i was fed up to see the trophey didn't pop up after my 2nd playthrough. i thought i had to do 3rd game, and i was disgusted about that (despite i loved that amazing game).
but after reading your post i realized i didn't see those ennemies during last battle (i was using Typhoon all the way til the boss dies), so i played without Typhoon and of course the trophey poped up right after ! thanks, i saved about 20h of playing thanks to you !! you rule !

 Comment #38 by Aethyr
Sunday, June 09, 2013 @ 05:18:44 PM

I just got Pacifist on my first playthrough attempt. I didn't drop Diamond Chan off the roof in Hengsha, nor did I give Brent Radford the lethal dose of morphine (I made separate saves at these points so obviously I could go back and get the trophies for them). From what I understand (based on what others have said here), dropping Diamond Chan off the roof is the only one of the two trophies that voids Pacifist, but I was paranoid and just didn't want to take a chance on injecting Brent Radford at all. I also didn't bother saving Malik on my main save either. Again, I was just too paranoid; I thought the robot explosion might have killed someone or something.

For me, the only instance that the Tranquilizer Rifle glitched and killed guys was on the Cloak & Daggers side quest, where you h

 Comment #39 by Aethyr
Sunday, June 09, 2013 @ 05:19:51 PM

have to knock out the 6 gangsters in the apartment. If this happens, just reload your save and knock all the guys out with the non-lethal takedown (make sure you have some cyberboost bars to replenish your enegery so you can pull off multiple takedowns). But, after that point I severely limited my use of both the Tranquilizer Rifle and Stun Gun as much as possible, and on the rare occasions that I did use them, I always checked to make sure there was no Skull on their consciousness status. So there might be more instances throughout the game where the Tranq Rifle/Stun Gun will kill, but I just can't say.

It's possible to end up killing the insane augmented dudes who rush you on the last boss, but I used Darrow's code (2012) to shut down the machine, then spammed my Typhoon 3 times to s

 Comment #40 by Aethyr
Sunday, June 09, 2013 @ 05:21:24 PM

shut down the machine, then spammed my Typhoon 3 times to shatter the glass in order to take Zhao out.

Best advise I can give: ALWAYS, ALWAYS CHECK CONSCIOUSNESS STATUS! after every enemy you takedown!

 Comment #41 by eleriel
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 @ 05:04:08 AM

Did this yesterday, on the hardest difficulty.

1: every side-mission you do will increase the chance of a glitch killing a knocked-out character. so do as few as possible.

2: Don't carry any lethal mines (I put my controller down and it accidently threw a frag mine at a vendor).

3: if you're trying to save Malik, then carry the stun-gun and a LOT of ammo, at least two EMP Mines/Grenades.
3.a: go for the two heavies first!
3.b: Then the normal soldiers, drag them away from the bot.
3.c: EMP the bot, it's explosion can be lethal and counts as your fault.
3.d: The snipers do the least amount of damage to malik and they probably wont care about you so save them for last.
3.e: It would probably be prudent to abandon hope of getting the ghost(500) bonus.

4: Pick up the Laser t

 Comment #42 by eleriel
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 @ 05:05:22 AM

4: Pick up the laser rifle as soon as you can, and upgrade it too... it will allow you to bypass the shield/glass barrier the last boss has without fiddling with any terminals. only takes one clip even on the hardest difficulty.

shoot them in the butt. or side of the leg. and factor in the time it will take for them to fall... the longer it takes the more chance you have of shooting another guy before the first falls.

 Comment #43 by snake2410
Thursday, June 27, 2013 @ 09:59:30 AM


I had three Derelict Row Ballers end up going from ZZZ's to skull icons after leaving and returning to the area that I only non lethally knocked out and I still got the Pacifist trophy, and I did all the sidequests in the game so I can confirm that having the ZZZ's turn to Skulls glitch DOES NOT effect Pacifist. The wiki also states that this doesn't matter. As long as you don't move them after they have the skull icon then they didn't die by your hand, and there is a strong chance I moved one when I saw the skull icon so that might even be able to be proven wrong. I also shot one guy in the head with the tranq rifle but I know that doesn't do it every time.'

 Comment #44 by snake2410
Thursday, June 27, 2013 @ 10:01:33 AM

The only thing I'd watch out for is if the enemy has a skull icon after the takedown/stun, and I've only heard that happening with the tranq rifle. It never happened with the stun gun and I stunned nearly every crazy in the last level along with quite a few others throughout the game.

 Comment #45 by victor1500
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 10:48:56 PM

ive just gotten the skull glitch with the dude in cloaks and daggers (the one guarding double-t) ill continue on and see where this goes...

 Comment #46 by victor1500
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 10:52:50 PM

i would recommed (to all who didnt get the trophy) not to focus on side missions in your next playthrough, it might just save your life lol

 Comment #47 by victor1500
Monday, August 26, 2013 @ 06:57:53 PM

just finished deus ex, definitely the glitch cancelled the trophy, (as i checked every single one i knocked out in all the other missions), DO NOT DO any side missions when going for this (almost all side missions are glitched, i can confirm that, even when youre in another room the dudes might "die", thus cancelling this trophy), put the game on easy, STICK TO STORY, and try not to touch anyone, ya i know sounds lame and hard.

im gonna try this tonight.

 Comment #48 by Nakatomi_Uk
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 @ 09:11:43 PM

All I can say is never let brothers touch your console when it's on pause I had this in the bag did all what was needed took my time and everything went for some food only for him to playing the last boss fight but he lowered the difficulty and killed the insane people with my heavy rifle thank god I did 2 saves before the fight started but I was annoyed wanted this all in 1 go but I got my plat not the DLC to do and I'm done.

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Game Info
Eidos Montreal


US August 23, 2011
Europe August 26, 2011
Japan September 08, 2011

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1
ESRB: Mature
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