A lot of video games tend to be predictable by virtue of
If you’re playing as the protagonist (which 99.99% of the time
you are), you expect to be a somewhat benevolent hero who makes the world they
inhabit a better place. If this wasn’t the case, you’d feel pretty rotten about
all that horrible stuff you’d been doing to virtual people over the last five
or more hours.
Unless you're playing GTA, of course, in which case literally anything goes.
As such, when video games unleash cruel twists of fate upon
us and our avatars, they tend to be even more shocking than their cinematic or
It’s always overwhelming to discover that a movie
character has secretly been evil or unhinged, but when a character you have
physically controlled for hours upon
hours is the bad apple, when it's ultimately your fault, that can be even more devastating.
Perhaps the most observant of video game detectives were
able to suss out some of the following rug-pulls beforehand, but the majority of
players were completely blindsided by such unforgiving and memorable twists.
Liam is a writer and cranberry juice drinker from Lincolnshire. When he's not wearing his eyes away in front of a computer, he plays the melodica for a semi wrestling-themed folk-punk band called School Trips.