Most Shocking Video Game Deaths Of 2016
Few things can be as potentially shocking, devastating and emotionally resonant as death in a great book, movie, TV show or, yes, even a video game
Horatio Carlin – Watch Dogs 2
Horatio is one of the more interesting members of Decsec’s outfit, getting his time to shine during the hilarious Nudle mission, where he’s patronised for being a “well-spoken” young black man.
Sadly it’s not all fun and games, though, as later on, protagonist Marcus finds him bleeding to death, having been mortally stabbed by members of the Tezcas gang for refusing to rat out his teammates.
Seeing such a cool character die such a horrific death was bad enough, but that we get to see mobile phone video of the kill, complete with blood splashing all over the phone’s camera, makes it that much more intensely disturbing.
Marcus sure as Hell gets revenge, but it was still a deeply disquieting moment in a game that, more often than not, emphasised fun over tragedy (and certainly suffered through a few tonal hiccups to that end).