‘The Turing Test’ review: An AI game that achieves a rare harmony of gameplay and narrative

(Courtesy of Square Enix)The Turing Test Developed by: Bulkhead InteractivePublished by: Square EnixAvailable on: PC, Xbox One For millennia, our species has understood that what helps separate us from the animal kingdom is our ability to articulate abstract phenomena, like a fear of death in the absence of an immediate cause for alarm. But is our intelligence reducible to our biology?  In the computer age, this question has assumed greater urgency since people such as Stephen Hawking have warned that unscrupulous research into artificial intelligence could pose a threat towards the human race. The idea of an untamed A.I. has energized the popular imagination for some time. In film, there are archetypes like HAL 9000 from “2001: A Space Odyssey” and the eponymous Terminator. And in video games, where there…


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