Making decisions against a rapidly dwindling timer, your character wakes up having just committed a bizarre ritual murder of which he has no memory. You must switch between playing the fugitive and the cops on his trail, your conflicting jobs are to help the anti-hero escape and conversely to help put him behind bars. But what mysterious force drove him to kill in the first place?
Most exciting moment:
Frequent interludes of rapid button pressing simulate physical exertion as your character escapes a looming threat you can see catching up with you. Your heart will be palpitating. Your nerves will be frayed.
Since you ask:
The introduction and brief tutorial from the games "writer/director" David Cage, is actually the head of the titles French development team, Quantic Dream, animated as a videogame character.
The bottom line:
Utterly superb movie-style thriller with genuine frights and a superbly tense climax.