10 Video Games You Didn’t Realise Gave Away Their Major Twists

The answers were there all along.

Video games have a long history of using twists to keep players on their toes. Your average game can€™t seem to resist dropping a bombshell in an effort to spice up the story and keep the player invested in the plot. Sometimes it works, and other times, well, not so much.

The best plot twists are those that you didn€™t see coming, but in hindsight, are obvious once you replay a game and notice all the details you missed the first time round. In fact, game developers often hide clues pointing towards an upcoming twist in fun and creative ways. Sometimes they are used to foreshadow; adding detail to the story while developing the setting and its characters. Other times they are more obtuse; put in by the developers for fun, just as a reward for the small percentage of gamers who'll notice them.

These are just some of the more notable examples of video games that do this; titles that have the answers to their significant twists hidden within, just waiting for you to find them...

10. Dead Space

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Dead Space places you in the role of silent protagonist Isaac Clarke as he explores a ship infested with Necromorphs in an attempt to rescue his girlfriend Nicole. All throughout the game it is implied that Nicole is still alive, but the final scene reveals that she has been dead all along, and that every moment of communication Isaac thought he had with her was really hallucinations brought on by the Marker.

Fans familiar with the horror genre may have seen this twist coming, but for many it was still a dark and unsettling shock€unless you€™d paid attention to the chapter titles. Eagle eyed gamers have realized that if you take the first letters of each chapter and put them together, they spell out €œNICOLEISDEAD.€

Yes, Dead Space literally spells out its final twist. Chances are you didn€™t catch it even though it was right there for all to see. Apparently the developers thought it would be amusing to spoil the ending right underneath your nose. It€™s a deceptively clever move on their part.


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