10 Legendary Video Game Plot Twists - Ranked From Dumb To Genius
10. Detroit: Become Human - Alice
Alice! Alice! Alice is an android!
See, nobody cares.
This twist comes late on in Detroit: Become Human, by which point any power it might once have had has been thoroughly robbed. One of the three main protagonists in the game is Kara, a housekeeping android who rebels against her programming to run away with Alice, when she sees Alice’s father abusing her.
Through Kara’s motherly story (and to an extent those of Connor and Marcus), we start to connect with the androids and see them as living creatures. We’re already full of empathy for them, so finding out that Alice is one adds absolutely nothing.
It arguably adds a little more background to Todd’s story, but right now you’re probably asking yourself ‘who is Todd again?’. It’s Alice’s ‘father’, by the way. They wink at foreshadowing it, but not with any real depth or point to it.
Detroit: Become Human is probably David Cage’s most narratively tight game, but this twist is the probably the silliest he’s ever included. It’s just all very limp, with no real purpose.
It doesn’t spring a sudden 180 twist on the players, but it’s still incredibly dumb.