Detroit: Become Human

Detroit: Become Human

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Detroit: Become Human is an adventure game directed by David Cage, developed by Quantic Dream, and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The plot revolves around androids in a futuristic version of Detroit where androids have become a part of society. The story follows three characters: Kara, an android who develops consciousness; Connor, an android that hunts sentient androids; and Markus, an android devoted to freeing other androids. Like prior David Cage games Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, the game progresses in a cinematic manner and the player's dialogue choices affect the outcome of the story. The game was released for the Playstation 4 on May 25th, 2018.


Cage was said to be in pre-production for Detroit: Become Human in late 2013, and had an initial script between 2,000 and 3,000 pages. The game was announced on October 27th 2015[1] at a Sony press conference during Paris Games Week (first trailer shown below). It appeared at both E3 2016 and E3 2017, showing trailers of additional playable characters and gameplay. Kara is played Valorie Curry, Connor by Bryan Dechart, and Markus by Jesse Williams.


Detroit: Become Human was released to generally favorable reviews, opening to a score of 79/100 on Metacritic.[2] Critics praised the branching narrative where each choice made by the player can have a dramatic impact on the story. Dualshockers[3] praised it as the "Quintessential Quantic Dream game." Some critics stated that the game's gameplay which is focused mostly on quick-time events could get tedious. In a middling review, Peter Brown of IGN[4] stated that the game's harrowing scenes left a large impression but also criticized Cage's writing, particularly when it came to Kara's storyline, and Cage's heavy-handedness with the allegorical elements in the narrative. Colm Ahern of Video Gamer[5] criticized the story as ham-fisted and obvious.

Online Presence

Detroit: Become Human has a strong online presence, with over 15,000 likes on Facebook, [6] 13,000 Twitter followers,[7] and a subreddit with over 8,800 readers.[8] On YouTube, Super Best Friends Play began a playthrough of the game (episode 1 shown below, left top) that gained over 150,000 views. The channel has mocked David Cage games in the past, and provided a bingo card of tropes one might expect to see in the game.[9] IGN's review of the game gained over 500,000 views on YouTube (shown below, right top). Popular youtube LP'er RadBrad also began a playthrough of the game, generally praising it, (episode 1 shown below, left bottom.) that gathered over 1,700,000 views. Gameranx's review of the game (shown below, bottom right) gathered over 360,000 views.

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External References

[1] Wikipedia – Detroit Become Human

[2] Metacritic – Detroit Become Human

[3] Dualshockers – Detroit Become Human

[4] Gamespot – On the nose.

[5] Video Gamer – Detroit Become Human review

[6] Facebook – Detroit Become Human

[7] Twitter – Detroit PS4

[8] Reddit – /r/detroitbecomehuman

[9] Imgur – Bingo Card

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The most unbelievable part of the game? Not the androids developing conciousness, not the heavy-handed racism imagery that any android manufacturer would conciously avoid, not even the fact that menial android workers wouldn't even need to look human. The most unbelievable part…

…is the idea that anyone from Detroit could afford to own androids.


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