I love me some plot twists. Who doesn't? (OK, many people don't, but whatever). I was wondering, what are some of the best and/or most unexpected plot twists you've have encountered in video games? I'd love to start a game with some good plot twists that keep the story interesting, or somehow make you rethink everything you thought you knew about it. Two that come to my mind right now are 999 and Spec Ops: The Line. Obvious spoilers follow:
The way the plot ends varies with each playthrough, but in the end all these possibilities are revealed to be different scenarios seen by a young June/Akane, who is actually trapped in the last puzzle of the first Nonary Game, an incinerator. She used her psychic abilities to guide Junpei through the best course of action, so he is able to reach the incinerator in the "present", solve the sudoku puzzle and, indirectly, help her solve her sudoku and free her. Pretty wild paradoxes there. The best thing about this is that you realize that all the time you've been playing, you've seen the events of the game unfold through the eyes of Junpei through the eyes of June.
Spec Ops: The Line
Most of what the played had experienced through the game is actually a fabrication of Walker's mind to cope with all the traumatic events he was witnessing, including the killing of 47 civilians with white phosphorus by he himself and his own team. Konrad had been dead for some time and it was Walker's desire to "be a hero" that made things even worse for everyone in Dubai in the end.