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Games with an abrupt and unexpected ending twist - an IFDB Poll

by dutchmule
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I'm looking for games which, as in a lot of short stories, feature a sudden and unexpected revelation/twist at the very end of the game, that possibly changes your interpretation of what the game was really all about. (but please be careful with spoilers!)

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9:05, by Adam Cadre
18 votes
"A small game that seems very ordinary until the twist ending" [+]... "really unexpected" [+]... "the ending shifts everything, including the way you play" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Shade, by Andrew Plotkin
10 votes
"not quite abrupt, as you slowly become aware of what's going on" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Fail-Safe, by Jon Ingold
4 votes
"Well written twist!" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Photopia, by Adam Cadre
4 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... "Some people say..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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My Angel, by Jon Ingold
3 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Violet, by Jeremy Freese
2 votes
"The twist is..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Vespers, by Jason Devlin
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Madam Spider's Web, by Sara Dee
2 votes
"There is a point when everything that came before must now be re-examined." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Tales of the Traveling Swordsman, by Mike Snyder
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Fallacy of Dawn, by Robb Sherwin
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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La Seine, by Derek Sutcliffe
2 votes
"Well ..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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De Baron, by Victor Gijsbers
2 votes
"Obviously,..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Varicella, by Adam Cadre
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Babel, by Ian Finley
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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The Dreamhold, by Andrew Plotkin
1 vote
"Amnesia game" [+]...

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Till Death Makes a Monk-Fish Out of Me, by Mike Sousa and Jon Ingold
1 vote
"Whoa." [+]...

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Ecdysis, by Peter Nepstad
1 vote
"It's not as drastic as some of the other games, but effectively carried out." [+]...

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A Colder Light, by Jon Ingold
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Kaged, by Ian Finley
1 vote
"surprising ending" [+]...

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Broken Legs, by Sarah Morayati
1 vote
"Not only a nice..." [+]...

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The Tale of the Kissing Bandit, by J. Robinson Wheeler
1 vote
"YMMV on how 'unexpected' it is ..." [+]...

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Little Blue Men, by Michael S. Gentry
1 vote
"The moment you..." [+]...

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Knight Orc, by Pete Austin
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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