Detroit: Become Human
We gave it a B
Life often comes down to the choices we make. Even the most minute actions can have drastic consequences, ones that we can’t always walk back. When it comes to the more difficult decisions, we’re forced to consider the paths we’ve chosen to take and the people we ultimately hope to become. This quandary is what drives Detroit: Become Human, the latest release from developer Quantic Dream that’s more a compelling choose-your-own-adventure sci-fi story than it is your next video game obsession.
Directed by Quantic Dream founder David Cage, Detroit sets its world around the titular city in the year 2038. It’s a time when fictional tech company CyberLife has made such advances in the field of artificial intelligence that an android is now just another household appliance. There are androids for cleaning, androids for running errands, androids for pleasure, and androids that even assist police investigations. Aside from the slightly more advanced transportation system, auto-piloted vehicles, and abundance of neon lights, this world is very much like our own (sorry, no hover ca