Quantic Dream’s cinematic, interactive supernatural thriller starring Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe is finally available for PC users on the Epic Games Store.
Beyond: Two Souls is the second of three narrative-driven games from Quantic Dream to be ported to PC this year, all of which were previously exclusive to Playstation. Heavy Rain was first to get a PC release last month, while Detroit: Become Human is set to arrive on the Epic Games Store later this summer.
In Beyond: Two Souls, you experience the tale of a young woman called Jodie (Ellen Page), who grows up with supernatural abilities stemming from her connection to a ghostly entity called Aiden. The story is told in a non-linear fashion, regularly flashing back to key moments in Jodie’s childhood, allowing the player to complete certain objectives and make choices that affect the narrative of the game.
Each of Quantic Dream’s titles are written and directed by the studio’s CEO David Cage, whose method of game design has been met with polarised reception. While some see the focus on telling a complex interactive story as unique and innovative, others criticise the restrictive gameplay. Personally, I find playing a Quantic Dream game like trying to watch a film while my kids are playing with the TV remote; after a while I just want to snatch it away so I can actually enjoy the story and not have to unpause it every couple of minutes.
With 4K support and 60 fps, the PC version of Beyond:Two Souls is just as visually impressive as when it was originally released back in 2013, which had some of the best graphics we saw on the PlayStation 3. The PC version comes bundled with the Advanced Experiments DLC.
Beyond: Two Souls is available now on the Epic Games Store.