6 Shocking Gaming Betrayals
Nothing’s worse than that moment when one of your trusted allies turns out to have been working for the bad guys all along, or worse – is the big bad guy. Gaming is full of these moments, and here are some of the worst. Beware: if you hate spoilers, even for old games, you might not want to read this list.
Would You Kindly?
If you haven’t had this one spoiled for you, there’s a good chance you’ve been living under a rock for the past eight years. Atlas has guided you through Rapture since your arrival in the doomed underwater city, providing a reassuring Irish voice to keep you calm in a world gone mad. So when it turns out that he’s been controlling your actions all along and – gasp – isn’t even Irish, it comes as quite the shock!
The Devil Makes Work For Idol Hands
At the beginning of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, our protagonist Makoto Naegi seemed to have found a trustworthy ally. Who was that? None other than Makoto’s middle school classmate and pop idol Sayaka Maizono, who he promises to save from the deadly game. Of course, she was no ally at all – proving that you can’t trust anyone, she tries to frame him for murder only to wind up becoming a victim herself.
Here’s some multi-headed betrayal for you. At the beginning of Headhunter, Angela Stern enlists Jack Wade to find out who murdered her father. But as the story winds towards its climax, it turns out that the man who shot Christopher Stern was Jack Wade himself! Was this the biggest betrayal of all? Nope – it turns out that Stern’s protégé Alan Sharpe had brainwashed Jack, and in fact was Don Fulci, the crimelord he had always purported to be crusading against. What a jerk.