Detroit: Become Human - PlayStation 4

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • SKU: 5358700
  • Release Date: 05/25/2018
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood, Intense violence, Partial nudity, Sexual themes, Strong language, Use of drugs
$59.99
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    • Detroit: Become Human

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (828 out of 856)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Quantic Dream
    • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
    • Platform: PlayStation 4
    • Genre: Action and Adventure
    • Release Date: 05/25/2018

    Synopsis


    Get in the game with Detroit: Become Human for the PlayStation 4. You'll travel to future Detroit, where androids walk alongside humans. Realistic graphics let you immerse yourself in this world from the perspective of a female android named Kara. A wide narrative and branching game play evolve as you make choices in Detroit: Become Human.

    Features


    Pre-order Detroit: Become Human and get dynamic PlayStation 4 theme and digital soundtrack

    Observe, think, decide, feel, and follow your intuition to tell the unique story for each of three playable characters

    Confront moral dilemmas, make your decisions and face the consequences as all your choices will affect the story outcome

    Evolve and experience the emerging sense of true emotions and discover what it really means to be human through the eyes of a machine wanting to be free

    Discover what it really means to be human in a powerfully emotional journey made of choice and consequences

    For 1 player



    Customer rating

    4.7
    97%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Somewhat Flawed Gem of a Game

      Posted
      littlebit92
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      I've played through Detroit: Become Human several times now and gotten a platinum trophy in it, Overall, the game falls in the category of love it or hate it to me The characters are fairly well written and the actors are very good (the actors for all three playable androids, Hank and Carl are huge standouts. Hank being played by Clancy Brown and Carl by Lance Henrikson definitely help here) What lets the game down is that it has a hamfisted and somewhat anvilicious approach to subject matter and makes flawed analogies, while i loved the stories of the three playable characters and their journeys, and found myself empathizing and caring for them and several of the cast around them, the overall theme the game tries to tackle is racism in America and it just doesn't really work and at times its overly anvilicious. Better writers and reviewers with better qualifications to do so have delved into the multiple reasons why, but suffice to say theres just a fairly big difference between the struggles faced by minorities in our country today and androids in a hypothetical future. The anvilicious usage of things like Androids being forced to ride in the back of the bus is probably one of the worst offenders of it. Made even worse when most androids are NOT sentient beings and ARE just complex machines following orders with no free will, emotions or desires of their own, making them little better than an advanced Siri on legs... But besides that, I still enjoyed the characters themselves and the focus on their own unique struggles, Gameplay wise this isnt really much of a game, Its a series of quick time events like prior David Cage games, The downside is that sometimes they do not register correctly, do not make logical sense (making them difficult to predict) and some of the combinations you need to press requiring contortions and two hands to achieve to do something minor. The addition of motion controls to it which don't seem to work very well on the PS4 just adds to the frustration with them. I enjoyed the multiple choices plus some of the really fun ways you can mess about with the game. The game did make me feel genuinely sad, happy and scared at multiple points and it really is best to just do a blind playthrough and accept your choices before going and messing around. Also multiple playthroughs and taking multiple paths is the only way to really understand large aspects of what exactly is going on. If you're a fan of say...Blade Runner or Westworld, you'll probably like it, as will casual gamers looking for a good story and something to show off their new HDR TV (THe game looks fantastic in HDR and high resolution on the PS4 Pro BTW) But if you're looking for a more involved game, or something that is tackling serious social issues more competently its probably best to look elsewhere.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      So good, I'm mad.

      Posted
      Hightray
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      Well if you are a graphics junkie, the checkbox is well checked. You will be well satisfied with the presentation and the expressions of the characters. It really puts you in the story. Which brings me to why I am mad. I am mad, and being mad shows how well the story and characters are to me while playing this game. It completely drew me in and I care about them. No spoilers of course but I got an ending (I am a complete klutz when hitting buttons when called upon to do so), that 0% of the world got. Zero! Zilch, nada. And I'll tell ya, that ending had me sitting in my chair, shaking my head, mad and saddened. I loved the character! How could I screw up so badly to let that happen! Immediately I am on my second playthrough. I will make it right! Comes to the replay factor. Granted you are going through the story so you know what you have already done but there is a mind boggling amount of paths that you "could" have taken that make the replay value through the roof. Now, if you want hardcore relentless action, this game is not for you. This is a game driven by story, thought on themes, and characterization. That is my jam so to speak. I loved Heavy Rain. So there you go. If you are in my camp. This is a no brainer. A must addition to your collection. I am completely enamored with this title and could not give it more praise.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Game!

      Posted
      BatFan
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      This is an amazing game, especially if you like a narrative. I loved that this game told a story and you were in charge of how that story unfolded. Will you be peaceful or combative? Sometimes, the lines are blurred between the two. Even though this game isn't a shooter, you still have to survive your choices, keep your friends alive, use lots of stealth and often non-lethal (or lethal depending on the choices your make) attacks to progress. This game has tremendous replay value, in that there are a huge quantity of choices. If you think some of the characters look and/or sound familiar, it's because they hired famous actors you probably know and the characters look like them. The skill level of the actors, coupled with the use of motion capture, where the actors actually preformed ALL the choices, while they were recording the dialog, makes the game feel more like an immersive box office movie, and you're in the shoes of the lead actor. I know it's a frequent practice in both games and animated movies to have each actor record their lines individually in a sound booth. But it's the live interaction between each of the actors/characters, with them responding to another person, and not just saying their lines, that puts this game in such a higher level than many other games, and even some movies. If this style of game play is something you enjoy, you will love this game.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Beautiful & Gripping. Story Not Quite What I Hoped

      Posted
      PKThunder
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      Detroit is like playing firsthand through a season of pretty-good sci-fi TV. If you haven't played an "interactive narrative" type game like this or Heavy Rain before, it kind of has to be played to be believed. I've never felt as much like I WAS a character as I did in Detroit, and the challenges faced by its three characters were really thrilling. Graphically it's about the nicest looking game I've ever seen. Character models and actor performances make everyone believable almost all the time---not much "uncanny valley" here. Much of the game takes place in a snowstorm which is just beyond beautiful. I think the story missed some of its potential as science fiction, though. Androids gaining sentience is a great premise, but the rules aren't clearly explained and there's no real gray area between "subservient android with no free will" and "woke android that's exactly like a human". I would have liked to see the main characters struggle more with their humanity but it's pretty much instantly taken for granted. (How can a robot "want" something? How can it "love" someone? The story blasts right past these questions.) The character Connor, who's supposed to be caught between the two sides, has one clearly "correct" path which I found disappointing. Nonetheless Detroit's vision of 2038-era America was fascinating and I still recommend giving it a shot if it looks interesting to you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I AM ALIVE

      Posted
      KimberlyG
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      First off let me start by saying I have played the other games from QuanticDream, so I know about their style of game play, plot feeling, and the twists and turns you will experience. With that said.... HOLY CRAP! This game just grabs you right from the start and pulls you through a roller coaster of emotion and heartbreak with no stops till the very end. There were several points were I had to stop, pause, and breath. Choices given to me felt like I was forced to pick the lesser of 2 evils, I was worried about my characters getting killed off, or how the world would react to their actions. I took a while to write this review because I wished to play more then one play through, and believe me, it is amazing. Seeing how actions change the story, is just well done, BUT, with that said, multi play throughs will also show some of the weakness of the illusion of choice. It is an on rails sort of feel, with death being the only HUGE change in the first half of the game. That doesn't take away from the game at all, but it is something to keep in mind. I recommend this game to anyone looking for an amazing story driven game where you do feel like your choices matter. Be warned, this will get your emotions boiling, and what happens, is all up to you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My favorite Quantic game

      Posted
      troothsayer
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      Like a lot of people, I loved Heavy Rain and thought Beyond Two Souls was just decent. Detroit is a consistently enjoyable experience with an engaging story. Each of the 3 characters you play as have their own unique playstyle. As Conner you investigate crimes by analyzing evidence, reconstructing crime scenes, and occasionally giving chase. As Kara, you're having to make the best decisions to keep you and a little girl safe. As Marcus you look out for the greater good of a group of outcast androids and sometimes analyze terrain to perform advanced parkour. Their objectives are vastly different from each other so things never get stale. Graphics are top-notch. The high-action sequences and amazing score combine to make for exhilarating moments. The themes have been criticized as worn-out by this point, but that could be said for many movies as well. The way the themes are presented in the story is perfect imo. A flow chart at the end of each chapter shows just how many branching actions there are and offer a very compelling reason to replay scenes. I really enjoyed comparing my actions to the rest of the world and friends using the percentages shown on this chart. Overall would highly recommend, regardless of whether you're typically a fan of interactive storytelling games.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Lookout Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls

      Posted
      Clearlysaneguy
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      First off the story, graphics, sound, replay value and voice acting really shine especially if you have played Heavy Rain. There is an evolution. The chronological and three central protagonists approach to the narrative structure was ideal helping the player of any skill level to understand how each of the androids reach their goal despite being from different backgrounds. There are multiple paths to reach objectives or earn certain trophies. The only drawback being you may lose a little or a lot of progress in your chapter completion due to checkpoints not always being conveniently placed. A missed or undesirable critical choice may cause you to have to repeat chapters or do another play through entirely due to how the game saves data. This is just a warning for trophy hunters. For example (without spoilers) Connor early in the game has two distinct paths which if you choose one key path over another you would definitely have to repeat a lot of the game to get the alternate path. To me this ups the replay value but trophy hunters might see it as a problematic. Lastly if you have played Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human the narratives lend themselves to exist in the same universe, in my opinion.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great story to question morality

      Posted
      DanW
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      I have completed the game, and very much enjoyed the story. While the story itself isn't anything mind-blowing, it does offer some very interesting moral dilemmas. It will put you into situations that might make you uncomfortable, but all the scenarios are very realistic. The storyline follows the actions of multiple characters, so is a 'type' for everyone. From discussions with friends, I've found huge variations between the characters they like, and dislike. The game's playtime is roughly 10 hours. I broke my time up, over a week, playing a few hours here and there. There are a bunch of variations/outcomes in the different chapters. Once you complete the game, you are given the option to revisit any chapter, and see how different choices change the scene. I do find myself wanting to replay almost every scene, so there is definitely more than the original playtime, took warrant owning the game (vs renting). My only criticism is that the controls were a bit annoying at times. They try to make use of everything the PS4 controller offers, including shaking the controller. I found that it wouldn't register things properly, at key moments, which prevented me from the experience that I wanted. This was a bit of a rarity though, and didn't lead to any real frustrations.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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