Detroit: Become Human

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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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IGN

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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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8.5 / 10.0
May 24, 2018
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Metro GameCentral

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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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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 / 10.0
May 24, 2018

Despite some shortcomings in its dialogue and plot, Detroit: Become Human tells an engaging story about humanity and technology while allowing your choices to shape the experience

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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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May 24, 2018

Detroit: Become Human improves upon its predecessors by having a cast that you enjoy and want to spend more time around. Quantic Dream's visual craft and presentation is top-notch, but the writing hasn't quite caught up yet. It isn't subtle and some of the references to social ills are amazingly on-the-nose instead of being more unique. It's better than Beyond: Two Souls, but there's still room to grow.

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