There are a total of 7 endings that can be unlocked in 12 Minutes. These endings can be experienced during different times in the game i.e., early-on, middle of the game, end credits, and after learning about the twist. These endings in 12 Minutes not only add replay value to the game but also a whole lot of story elements. On top of that, each of these endings is tied to an achievement/trophy. In this guide, we have detailed all there is to know about how to unlock all the endings in 12 Minutes.
12 Minutes Endings
Before we begin, do note that the guide contains spoilers. You have been warned! Still here? Good. Below, we have provided a complete list of all the endings in 12 Minutes and steps to unlock them:
Ending #1 – Listen
This is probably the easiest ending to unlock in 12 Minutes. After entering the apartment, just stand still without doing anything. Your wife will eventually ask you to sit next to her which is automated by default. The conversation will lead to a look into her past. After a while, she will go to the bathroom and leave the apartment.
Ending #2 – Coward
In order to unlock the “Coward” ending, put some pills in the water cup and grab the pocket watch from the vent under the medicine cabinet in the bathroom. After your wife goes to bed, hide inside the closet and only come out after the cop falls on the floor. It is extremely important to only take one pair of handcuffs from him to tie him up – under no circumstance, take everything on him.
After he regains consciousness, tell him that you are innocent and do everything that he tells you to do. When he asks for the pocket watch, tell him that it is in the bathroom. Eventually, he will ask for a phone which can be found inside the closet. Hand the phone over to get this ending.
Ending #3 – Groundhog
This ending requires you to call Bumblebee and tell why her father is doing the things that are happening. Once done, talk to your wife and tell her that you would like to have the dessert. At the table, ask her for a dance. After a little while, open the gift and interact with the clothes through the inventory. From there, choose the dialogue options provided below:
- It’s going to be great.
- With pleasure.
- Tell her how much you love her.
And that should be it.
Ending #4 – Alone
Go inside the bathroom and collect the pocket watch – it should be right underneath the medicine cabinet. Keep on looking at it until a cutscene begins playing. To unlock the “Alone” ending, choose the dialogue option that reads, “Maybe it’s better we’re not together.”
Ending #5 – Continue
After the credits, select “Continue” from the main and enter the door. Go inside the bathroom to collect the stop watch from the vent under the medicine cabinet. Move the hand on the stop watch so that it reads 2 minutes before 12 and keep on looking at it.
During the cutscene, interact with the book on the shelf behind to unlock the ending. However, do note that in order to get this ending, you must have interacted with your wife while she is reading the book – keep on doing it until she quotes a certain line from the book.
Ending #6 – Mindfulness
In order to unlock the “Mindfulness” ending, there are a couple of things that you need to do:
- You must have interacted with your wife while she is reading the meditation book – keep on doing it until she quotes a certain line from the book.
- Go inside the bathroom to collect the stop watch from the vent under the medicine cabinet.
Keep on looking at the stop watch until a cutscene begins playing. Let the father ramble on until he asks you to “Say Something.” At this point, interact with the book on the shelf behind you. After that, interact with the clock as it strikes 12 to get the “Mindfulness” ending.
Ending #7 – Confessed
You need to call Bumblebee to prove your wife’s innocence. Do not, under any circumstance, divulge that you’re the actual killer. Talk to your wife and select the following dialogue options:
- Talk about her past …
- Tell her what really happened.
This will bring up two additional choices. There are no right choices here – choose whatever you like:
- Say you killed her father.
- Tell her you are her brother.
Once done, two more dialogue options will appear. You need to select the ones provided below:
- Say it’s your fault.
- Say you will confess to the cop.
After these dialogue options, collect the pocket watch from the vent before killing time in the apartment. While your wife is crying on the couch, leave her be and call Bumblebee and select the option that reads “Confess you are the killer.” After the cop arrives at the apartment, choose the dialogue options provided below:
- Tell him you killed her father.
- Say it’s your fault.
Once all is said and done, hand over the pocket watch and exit the apartment.
This is all we have got in how to unlock all the endings in 12 Minutes. For more help on the game, feel free to check out our detailed 12 Minutes wiki page for more help on the game.