Detroit: Become Human

Detroit: Become Human Reviews Summary

Amazing Presentation
Shocking Story Moments
Unworldly Writing

Summary: Detroit: Become Human improves on Quantic Dream's past efforts, but still somewhat fails to provide an affecting branching narrative. If you're in it for the over the top moments, you'll probably get what you're looking for.

Rating Summary

Based on 150 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

72%

Critics Recommend

Based on 150 critic reviews
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61 / 100
Dec 17, 2019

Occasionally fun but often unconscientious, Detroit: Beyond Human takes steps in the right direction but retains too much of the old Quantic dream formula.

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IGN

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
May 24, 2018

Detroit: Become Human is a poignantly pulpy interactive sci-fi drama where your choices can impact events to a greater and more satisfying degree than in most games of this type. Though I wish its story had been handled with a softer touch, especially considering the subtlety that can be conveyed through its tech and performances, its well-written and acted central trio were vital enough to me that I found myself feeling genuine distress when they were in danger and a sense of victory when they triumphed. Most importantly, Detroit offers a multitude of transparent branching paths that entice further playthroughs, and choices have a permanence that raise the stakes throughout.

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No Recommendation / Blank
May 24, 2018

Its big themes are glibly handled, though this is still Quantic Dream's most credible and satisfying interactive yarn by far.

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May 24, 2018

Immerse yourself in Detroit's wonderfully realised world, engage with its characters and stories, and you'll love this game.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 24, 2018
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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

6 / 10
May 24, 2018

A considerable improvement on Quantic Dreams' previous work, and while the storytelling is still flawed its tale of abused androids feels very human.

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8 / 10.0
May 24, 2018

The overall message about technology and our future lingers long after the credits roll, making me wonder how I'll handle my relationship with technology as it takes us to new places.

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Unscored
May 25, 2018

Quantic Dream has mastered making a very playable, even enjoyable interactive experience. But there's always this performative feeling behind it — always this reminder that, for as much as someone wants to help out a cause, there's a difference between saying it and doing it.

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7 / 10
May 24, 2018

Detroit: Become Human presents a gripping tale that's occasionally sullied by blatant missteps.

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Unscored
May 24, 2018

Detroit tells a story of robots who look and act relatively human, making their way through a nonsense world where everyone, even the humans, doesn't actually look or act human at all. It's a fragmented radio broadcast from a valley within the uncanny valley, so many layers deep in unreality that it could never hope to make it out intact.

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