Detroit: Become Human Game Review
Title: Detroit: Become Human
Platform: Playstation 4 and Microsoft Windows
Cost: $39.99 on Steam, $19.99 on Playstation (Currently on sale for $9.99 on the Playstation store until 9/1/2022)
Released: May 25, 2018 by Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Quantic Dream
Starring Actors: Jesse Williams, Bryan Dechart, Valorie Curry, Clancy Brown
Detroit: Become Human is a single player adventure game where players get to choose the path of their own story. The game is rated for ages eighteen and up due to violence, use of alcohol, suicide, and sexual elements.
There are three different main characters with their own stories. Markus, Kara, and Connor are androids who share brief plot points throughout the game (depending on your decisions) but the vast majority of the time, they are solo with their own cast of characters. Markus’s story follows his journey as he stands up for the rights and treatment of androids. Kara’s story is centered around escaping a violent and dangerous household and caring for a young girl. Connor’s story takes place on the investigative side as he is paired Lieutenant Hank Anderson to hunt down Deviant Androids.
Interactive games are not a new idea, but this game brings it to a whole new level. My favorite part of the game as a whole is that every decision has a ripple effect throughout the story. Even dialogue choices will effect your character’s relationships with others and their storyline. Though I enjoyed all three plot lines, Connor’s story was my favorite. The investigative side of the game was very interactive and had me laser focused on the scenes. As a character, Connor was also my favorite. His relationship with Hank Anderson was a lot of fun to watch and added much needed comedic relief.
This game is well worth the money due to the ability to play the game over and over again. As long as you make some decision changes, you will alter the story you end up with. The game makes it easy for you to replay specific scenes, which helps if you are a person who likes earning the different achievement trophies.
The graphics and acting bring this story to life beautifully. It is hard to believe how far gaming has come. This game truly looks like it is a movie. This cinematic quality also makes it enjoyable for people to watch. I know when I was a kid, we would take turns playing games. I would have loved to sit and watch my siblings play this game.
I first played this game in 2018 and I love it as much now as I did then. It is one of my favorite games of all time. Though it is recommended for ages eighteen and up, I do not think there is anything serious in the game that is inappropriate for a teenager. It is by far more appropriate than video games like Grand Theft Auto.
Have you played Detroit: Become Human? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!