Twelve Minutes, Luis Antonio’s narrative adventure thriller, is quite the ride but it can be tough to tell when it ends. In total, there are six different endings to unlock and each has their own unique requirements and Achievements. Let’s take a look at all of them here. Spoilers of course follow so turn back unless you want the crux of the mystery ruined.
The first ending is pretty easy. Simply wait around and your wife will ask you to sit with her on the couch. She’ll start talking about various things, from wanting more in life to how you’d feel if she had an affair (just roll with it) and eventually bringing up her past. This is when she’ll discuss making mistakes and will go to the bathroom to retrieve something. From there, she’ll invite you out. Simply walk to the front door to unlock the ending and the Achievement “Listen.”
In a new loop, make sure to interact with the book that your wife is reading. She’ll narrate a passage for you, which will be extremely important for the final ending.
For the second ending, grab a cup from the kitchen sink and go to the bathroom. Close the door, take out some sleeping pills and put them inside. Fill up the water at the sink in the kitchen and give it to your wife (but make sure to do this before she gets her own cup of water). Eventually, she’ll get sleepy and go to bed. Next, go to the bathroom, open the ventilation shaft and look for the pocket watch. Grab it and go to the closet to hide.
Eventually, the cop will break in and wander to your bedroom. Upon flipping the light switch, he’ll be stunned and knocked unconscious. Use his zip-tie handcuffs to restrain him but ensure you don’t remove anything else. Once this is done, wait till he wakes up and tell him you’re innocent. Follow his instructions. Eventually, he’ll come out of the bedroom, ask you to call 911 and then leave. This unlocks the second ending and the Achievement “Coward”.
For the third ending, you’ll have to follow the exact same steps as the second ending, up till you zip-tie the cop. This time, you’ll want to actually take the phone out of his pocket, open it and select the text message icon. Select a message from Bumblebee, the cop’s daughter, and then call her phone number – it will be remembered for later. Start a new loop and go to the closet. Check the area marked “Clothes” and look at the bag to take a phone out. Call Bumblebee and choose the option relating to why her father is actually doing all of this. She’ll reply about talking to him and then hang up.
Go speak to your wife and accept the dessert. Help set the table and during dinner, when a song plays on the radio, ask for a dance. Eventually, she’ll give you a gift which contains baby clothes. Click on them in the inventory. You’ll hear the elevator outside and then the cop as he answers his phone. Once he leaves, your wife will discuss the baby. Tell her everything will be great and then dance with her (if she says you seem different, tell her you love her). Wait for the timer to run out and you’ve earned the third ending along with the Achievement “Groundhog.”
For the fourth ending, go to the closet and call Bumblebee. Tell her your wife is innocent and that the cop doesn’t have the full story. Go speak to your wife and tell her the truth. Choose either dialogue option that appears and then tell her that you’ll take the blame and confess. Go to the bathroom and get the pocket watch from the vent. Once the cop rings the doorbell (after speaking to his daughter on the phone), let your wife answer the door. The cop will approach you – confess to the crime. He’ll then ask for the watch and leave, which prompts your wife to ask you to leave. Walk through the door to unlock the fourth ending and the “Confessed” Achievement.
The fifth ending is a little weird but fairly straightforward. Once your wife is out of the bathroom, go inside. Make sure to close the door, or else she’ll walk out of the apartment and mess everything up. Open up the vent below the medicine cabinet with your house keys and get the pocket watch. Look at it until a cutscene is triggered. It will see the protagonist sitting in a chair with their father speaking to them. There are two key options to consider here – go with “Maybe it’s better we’re not together” and the scene will end, earning the “Alone” Achievement. Note that you must have learned the name of your wife’s nanny before doing all these steps.
We then come to the sixth and final ending. After choosing Continue, exit the elevator and walk towards your apartment door. Use your house keys to open it and you’ll find the apartment empty. Go to the bathroom and retrieve the pocket watch. Instead of staring at it again, drag the big hand to around two minutes before 12. Let it count down until you’re back with your father in his study. This time, before choosing anything, you’ll see the same book that your wife was reading, simply sitting on the shelf behind you.
Interact with it to narrate a passage. This will lead to your father speaking and offering a “third” choice. Don’t do anything, or even select “I change my mind” and the sixth ending is yours. In order to play the game after this, you’ll need to start from the very beginning. For more details on the game, check out our official review here.