Choicest VGM - VGM #427 - Deus Ex - Ending 1 (New Dark Age)

Deus Ex title screen

Track composed by Alexander Brandon

We're almost at the end of the Deus Ex soundtrack as we now go through each of three endings and the themes that play in the background.

One potential ending, and the one I originally picked when finishing Deus Ex for the first time, was the New Dark Age Ending or Tracer Tong Ending. In this ending, Tracer Tong suggests you plunge the world into a second Dark Age by destroying the global communications hub, thereby preventing anyone from taking control of the world.

Maybe I was naive or a bit of an anarchist when I was younger, but Tracer Tong had me convinced. Here's what Tracer Tong says at the end:
JC! The net's going... The net's going black, JC! No more infolinks, transmissions of any kind. We'll start again, live in villages! If you receive this, if you survive, then find us... find us!

This ending has also the best music, in my humble opinion, as it has the coolest rendition of the Deus Ex theme and half-way through, the music fits in perfectly with the action that's going on-screen as the facility blows up, with JC Denton trying to escape the chaos.

The cutscene ends with a quote by Lebanese American poet Kahlil Gibran:
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth...

It's a very anti-establishment message, don't you think?