9. Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit)
Just as there are films that are so bad they’re good, so too are there video games with the same distinction. This is undoubtedly the case with Indigo Prophecy, the magnum opus from the mind of David Cage, and a game that mashes so many genres and tropes into one absurd mess full of clichés, poor writing, and a ludicrous plot.
The madness begins when main protagonist Lucas Kane stabs a man in a diner restroom, seemingly against his will. This brings in NYPD officers Carla Valenti and Tyler Miles, who attempt to find and apprehend Lucas while he tries to figure what is going on, which turns out is absolutely bonkers.
Ancient Mayan prophecies, government conspiracies, and sentient artificial intelligences all come together in a plot with the grace of a hammer; so stupidly convoluted it is positively hysterical.
It’s bad b-movie schlock that thinks it is saying something profound, and that is what makes Indigo Prophecy an instantly memorable interactive story. You know it is bad, but it’s so entertainingly off the wall you want to keep playing just to see what preposterous direction it heads next. And in that respect, it doesn’t disappoint.