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Top Games Like Detroit: Become Human You Can Play Now

Games Like Detroit: Become Human

Controlling three different androids in a city that’s as dystopian as it is beautiful, Detroit: Become Human is one of the most unique games currently out there. With all the replayability it offers, there’s still a time when you’re going to find yourself having completed every possible ending there is. So, where to next? Well, for starters, you’re in the right place right now! These thirteen games are absolutely perfect to play after Detroit’s decision-driven narrative, and I’m here to tell you why, starting with:

1. Nier: Automata

Androids are a big ethical dilemma that’s probably coming up for society: can they feel things, or are they just robots? Well, that’s exactly what this game is all about. And slashing people to death, that too. Just like Detroit: Become Human, Nier: Automata is about the story of three androids in a world where there are no humans left.

What’s their purpose, then? The androids are human-made and are going to be fighting a proxy war against machines from another world. It just keeps getting crazier in here! There’s a lot of gameplay and story here centered around existentialism and emotions (or the lack thereof), which makes for a pretty charged experience overall. But hey, it’s nothing you’re not used to from Detroit, am I right?

Nier: Automata is an RPG at heart, and the combat here is pretty different from anything you’ll find in Detroit: Become Human. That’s a good thing, though, because I’ve had hours and hours of fun just beating people up and slashing through them while I’m not off adventuring! Putting everything together gives you an android adventure that’s a lot like Detroit: Become Human but, at the same time, pretty different too; Nier: Automata is playable on Switch, Xbox, PS, and PC.

2. Baldur’s Gate 3

Much like a lot of the gaming world right now, I can’t recommend this game enough! Baldur’s Gate 3 is one of those games that defines a decade, an absolute masterpiece, and it’s a good game coming from almost any genre.

As a Detroit: Become Human fan, you’ll love the amount of different options you get to choose, explore, and branch out into here. Remember how you chose the wrong option once, and your Android got, you know, deleted? Well, take that and multiply it by a hundred! That’s the level of depth and possibilities put in front of you in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Of course, that’s not all there is to it; the game itself has an amazing storyline where you find yourself infected by a Mind Flayer tadpole and must journey across worlds to get rid of it. The story is full of side quests, each filling like a mini-campaign on its own and turn-based combat that’ll take you back to the days of game nights with your childhood friends. It is a dungeons and dragons-based game, though, so you’re in for a lot of new things here as a Detroit: Become Human fan but trust me when I tell you – you’re going to love it. Baldur’s Gate 3 is playable on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.

3. Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk has long left behind the days of its launch when it was, let’s be honest, an almost unplayable game that had half the features and content fans were expecting to find. Since then, with numerous updates, patches, and DLCs, the game has truly come into its own and become the masterpiece we all expected it to be.

Cyberpunk drops you into Night City, a city full of neon lights, crime, drama, and so much more. Night City is really the best part of this game, but what you’ll love as a Detroit fan (the game, and maybe the city, too) is the way the story progresses. At every turning point, in every dialogue, you’re put in control of the story by choosing the option you want to take. Which one is the right one? I guess you’ll only find out once it leads to you getting your head blown off, aren’t you?

There are no androids to be interacted with here, but Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the best RPGs out there and it has a story to match. Combined with its character customization and the decision-making system, you’ve got a game that’s perfect to play after Detroit: Become Human. To play Cyberpunk, you’ll need a PS4 or PS5, Xbox One or Series X/S, or a PC.

4. The Last of Us

In the same light as the last game, The Last of Us is an RPG that defined a generation of PlayStation gamers, now available on PC too. This game is all about you being in a zombie (fungi?) apocalypse that’s taken over the entire world. You, and the select few that remain in this world, have to survive and find a way to beat the virus.

The story is absolutely the best part of this game, and I know Detroit: Become Human fans will appreciate that, especially considering the bar that the latter has set. Your journey, though not really filled with many choices, is pretty linear but full of twists, turns, and mysteries at every point. You’ll go from location to location, solving puzzles, ideally avoiding the zombies or human enemies or engaging in chaotic gunfights that will always leave you scrambling for ammo.

You’ll also appreciate the focus on stealth here because being detected (especially by zombies) is super punishing in this game and is to be avoided whenever possible. If you’re looking for a survival experience unlike anything else, this game is perfect for you – playable on PC and PS.

5. Until Dawn

Detroit: Become Human is nothing if not dramatic, and this game takes that sense of drama to combine it with a ton of horror and a ticking clock. Think fast while you still can! It’s a horror game, but don’t think of it as Outlast or Phasmophobia; it’s actually a lot like Detroit but with a couple of twists.

Both games are the same when you look at the genre: they have interactive drama and a decision-driven narrative. That means the choices you make, once again, are going to decide where you live to see the daylight or become fertilizer for the plants on your grave. The decisions have consequences, and those consequences are going to really affect the characters you’re interacting with, too.

There are multiple paths to explore, a couple of different endings, and a thrilling atmosphere that’ll remind you of those life-and-death situations where you just barely got out alive with your android characters! If you’ve ever wondered what a horror game would look like with the gameplay of Detroit: Become Human layered onto it, Until Dawn is the one for you – playable only on PlayStation.

6. The Inpatient

If you really enjoyed having your decisions make a big impact in Detroit, then you might just have fun trying out The Inpatient, too! Now, I know, The Inpatient is all about being a spooky horror game, but guess what? It’s also got that cool decision stuff you liked in Detroit, so you can branch it out and explore every alternate ending possible.

So, imagine stepping into this creepy-looking place called Blackwood Sanatorium – it’s like a hospital but for people’s minds. Wait, isn’t that just an insane asylum? Anyway, the things you choose to do and say in the game are going to shape the story – just like Detroit! You can have the awesome hero moment you were always wanting…but you can also die horribly if you make the wrong choice. That’s the fun of it!

While The Inpatient is a bit on the spooky side, just like Detroit had its intense moments, it’s all about that adrenaline-inducing, suspenseful feeling. And what makes it even cooler for me is that you can play it with virtual reality goggles, so it’s like you’re right there. If you think Detroit wasn’t thrilling enough for you, this immersive horror show might be just what you’re looking for – playable on PSVR.

7. Heavy Rain

Just like Detroit: Become Human, Heavy Rain dishes out a variety-packed narrative. What kinda variety? Well, one is that your decisions and actions in this game hold some serious sway over the ending you land – just like your favorite Android simulator! And yep, that means you can hit the replay button for a new adventure as many times as you like, with a bunch of endings to explore.

Now, let’s chat about gameplay – it’s pretty straightforward, though it might raise an eyebrow or two initially. It’s like riding a bike – seems like black magic at first, but then you’ll be nailing those controls like a pro in no time. With you in the spotlight, everything that happens in this game’s story is led by you, so you can take it wherever you want!

I’ll warn you, though, this is an old game – it came out in 2010. Even though the animations and voices might feel a bit dusty, the core fun of Heavy Rain still shines through. If you’re into storylines where your choices really flex their muscles, kind of like in Detroit: Become Human, Heavy Rain is probably the destination of your next adventure – on PC or PlayStation.

8. Life is Strange 2

Meet Max Caulfield, a senior in photography who stumbles upon a unique ability – the power to rewind time! She’s on a mission to uncover the truth behind a classmate’s sudden disappearance, and her newfound power proves to be a crucial tool. You, playing as Max, peel back the layers of her town, Arcadia Bay, and discover a hidden reality beneath its surface. Welp, now what? Oh, and if that’s not all, you’re also just finding out that messing with time can throw a wrench into the future!

If you found yourself hooked on the impactful and divergent story decisions in Detroit, then get ready to dive into the world of Life is Strange – it’s like a kindred spirit with a twist. In Life is Strange, you’re not just making choices; you’re rewinding time itself, shaping the past, present, and future with your actions. The possibilities for story twists and turns are practically endless, and that’s what I loved about it!

Max’s journey through this strange world is going to have you on the edge of your seat as the past, present, and future all collide together. To try this supernatural decision-driven game, you can get it on Xbox, PS, PC, and Switch.

9. Road 96

Listen up and buckle in for a throwback thrill with Road 96! We’re talking about a road trip escapade that’s like taking a time machine straight back to the tubular ’90s. Here, you’re not just playing as one character, but several teenagers who’ve had it up to here with their country’s oppressive regime, so they’re all hitting the open road for a taste of freedom.

Now, if you’re flashing back to Detroit vibes, you’re not too far off. Except, instead of androids and futuristic flair, Road 96 dishes out that good ol’ ’90s goodness. But hey, don’t think the multiple endings gig is off the table because, like Detroit, Road 96 serves up a bunch of different outcomes that are begging to be unraveled. There are not as many different ones though, but each has their own unique charm and is well worth the replay.

As you can probably tell, your choices in Road 96 steer the narrative ship. Interact with your digital buddies, and watch as the plot takes turns that are all fueled by your decisions. And while Road 96 brings the feels, it’s no stranger to mixing in a hearty dose of chaos and laughs, which is honestly nice after the somewhat grim outlook of Detroit. To try it out, you’ll need a PC, Switch, PlayStation, or Xbox.

10. The Walking Dead

Whenever you hear ‘walking’ and ‘dead’ in the same sentence, it’s always bad news. Well, in this case, it’s terrible news because the entire world is infected by zombies. And no, there’s no hero story here; just like any old person in a zombie apocalypse, you’re pretty much fighting for survival here.

The best part of this game, apart from the game itself, is the fact that it’s made by Telltale Games. If you’re not familiar with them, they’re basically the best when it comes to unfolding a storyline in the most unique ways, all while offering you choices to shape where it goes!

There are decisions, so there are different paths that can be taken, and they all lead to a different outcome. That means, just like Detroit, one play-through is pretty much never enough with a Telltale game, especially in The Walking Dead. Oh, and if you’re not really feeling the zombie vibes too much, you can find Telltale’s magical formula in their other games, too, like Batman, Game of Thrones, The Wolf Among Us, and more. To try them out, you can get them on PlayStation, Switch, Xbox, PC, or Phone – lots of options.

11. Beyond: Two Souls

Buckle up because we’re about to dive into the world of Beyond Two Souls, the creation of none other than the man himself, David Cage. In true Cage fashion, Beyond Two Souls is all about story. The choices you make impact the narrative, and that’s the juicy part. However, brace yourself for a little snag – sometimes, when you’re feeling like you’re just getting to know a character – poof, they’re already tangled in some wild incident. Blink and you’ll miss it, right? A bit too right.

The characters in this game are a bit of a mixed bag: they might feel a bit one-dimensional at times. The game’s pretty much banking on you connecting with the main character just because, well, they’re front and center. For those of us Detroit enjoyers, connecting with all of the characters is an important point and that’s how it should be.

Gameplay-wise, think of it as a cocktail of puzzles and quick-time events. You’ve got your noodle-scratching moments and those gotta-press-the-buttons-fast bits, and all of that is complemented by the storyline, which is the star of the show here. If you’re a fan of making tons of choices, which we all kind of are, then Beyond: Two Souls is another solid alternative – available on PC and PlayStation.

12. Man of Medan

If you like a story that’s short and sweet, well, you’ll get the short part here, but it’s not so sweet. Man of Medan is about a WW2 Freighter that you’re on, and it’s been attacked by supernatural entities, and you’re also being chased by humans. Not a fun time, I’ve gotta say. Coming from Detroit, though, we’re no strangers to a dark outlook on the story, so let’s dive a little deeper.

In Man of Medan, the storyline is about 5 hours long, and it’s filled to the brim with choices that have their own unique consequences. With a story as short as this, it’s pretty much a weekend game for you to binge with your friends while exploring the multiple endings together. The story is what makes this game shine so much, and that’s also why it’s on this list!

If you’re looking for an adventure that’s perfect for an evening of gaming with the boys, this game offers just enough fun and variety for each of you to play through its horror show together and still feel isolated and terrified! To play Man of Medan, you’ll need a PS, Xbox, or PC.

13. L.A. Noire

Like Heavy Rain, we’ve got another classic but pretty old entry with L.A. Noire, having come out in 2011 but still proving a pretty solid alternative to Detroit. The game is unique in what it does – it’s an open-world game, but it’s not really as free as you’d think; you’re going to need to follow the objectives constantly if you want to get anywhere.

So, where are the similarities to Detroit? You’ll find all of that jazz in the detective work you do in this game. The missions are in the form of cases, and each case is solvable in a multitude of ways, so you can always try the different options to see what happens. Sound familiar? It’s Detective Connor! But he’s in 2011, and he’s also in L.A.

Accompanied by a pretty solid story, this game has a ton of variety and lots of branching out that a Detroit: Become Human fan would have an absolute field day with. To try it out, you’ve got a bunch of options in terms of platforms – PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC.

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With that wrapped up, we’re all done with this list of games like Detroit: Become Human! As unique a game as it is, you’d think there isn’t much out there that could match the magic it presents, but these thirteen games would definitely like to argue otherwise. From Baldur’s Gate 3 to Man of Medan, there’s a whole variety of adventures to choose from – which one are you going to next? Let me know, and until then, good luck and have fun!

Danish Javed

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Danish Javed

Obsessed with everything from Rainbow Six Siege and Valorant to Dota 2 and Rocket League, Danish is a competitive gamer at heart. Committed to creating exciting content about the latest trends in gaming, he is always on the lookout for the next big thing. Learn More

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