Fallout 4

Video Game • 2015 •   

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This video game contains 83 potentially triggering events.
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Anonymous
Enemy dogs and wolves can be killed, and there are lots of them
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ArrowProceeds
There are no horses in this game.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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eyesinthehills
The player is encouraged to kill a number of mutated, often violent animals ranging from dogs to bears to deer. Dead mutants resembling dolphins are seen occasionally and dead brahmin (cows) are a common indication of danger.
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tobyoz
wild mongrels will often come up and attack you
if you have dogmeat as your companion he will fight hostiles
with the nuka world DLC when entering the bradberton amphitheatre there is a cage in the middle with two pack animals fighting eachother, sometimes these are dogs
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Kris
The player can come across any of the animals in the game already dead.
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Someoftheseseemredundant
For the first time in the series, their are rabbits. They can be hunted by the player or hostile animals
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Anonymous
the cats can die but they are not a pet. There is cat meat that can be eaten and looted
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Does a pet die?
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Breanna
There are no spiders in Fallout 4. If people are voting yes they might mean the cousin of the arachnid, which is a scorpion, or a Radscorpion in Fallout's case. But since these are not ACTUAL spiders, the answer is no.
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Anonymous
Giant cockroaches, mosquitos, flies, and scorpions attack the player.
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A child is...locked in a refrigerator
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DreeTree
Your player character is followed by the railroad member, Deacon.
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JayR
Cait, a companion found in the Combat Zone, will tell you about her abusive parents if you choose to travel with her and raise her affinity
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Anonymous
No on screen child abuse, although there is clear neglect. Additionally, one of the adult companions refers to being abused as a child.
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Kaleigh
Not on-screen, but it is heavily implied in one characters flashback. You can hear a husband screaming at his family in the background.
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CrustNugget
The character Mama Murphy, among others, is an addict.
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Anonymous
Morpheine (MedX), PCP (Psycho), steroids (Buffout), booze, an inhalant that increases your AP generation (Jet), and pills that make you smarter (Mentats). These can be refined or combined in various ways.
RadAway comes in an IV bag.
Rad X comes in pill form.
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dorian1234
The player character can develop an alcohol addiction, which will be referenced by other characters in the game. Several companions are implied to abuse alcohol or at least have an unhealthy relationship with it.
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get_more_bald
not necessarily, though if you play a female character you might get punched and you may punch female enemies
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MovieWatcher10
Kent is tied up in the finale of the quest The Silver Shroud
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Rayne
Not on screen, but it is referenced as character back story and in some of the terminals.
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Someoftheseseemredundant
The companion Cait is stated/implied to have been raped as a slave
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JayR
During the option quest "Confidence Man" Travis gets verbally harassed and then attacked by two men during a staged fight to try and boost Travis' confidence
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Raymesserli
it's not shown, but in the character creation menu when designing the male character shaving can be mentioned. a switchblade can also be used as a wepon.
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JayR
The player can be hit by rocks or cars thrown by behemoths and deathclaws, however it does not look like you were crushed to death as it will play the default death animation
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Breanna
Heads explode in the game from direct gunfire and other assaults.
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MightyGoose
Your player character can die from damage caused by flames, NPCs can also perish in this way.
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Anonymous
Not on screen. A companion refers to losing a toe, but not through violence.
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spires_ghost
The player and several other characters are locked in cryosleep caskets and some characters die while inside. Another situation has a child getting locked inside a fridge for many years. While not necessarily burial, these might evoke similar feelings.
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GamingAndMemesGalore
Cannibalism is implied, and the player character can become a cannibal.
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CJ16
I believe if you explode an enemy's head, their eye may become an object
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RiftWitch
It is greatly toned down from previous games, but necrotic ghouls and beefy, veiny super-mutants are regular enemies.
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CynicalLion
In super mutant camps, one can often find "meat bags" which would likely be triggering for people who don't like gore. Pickman's Gallery might also be considered excessive due to the amount of dead bodies, blood, and severed limbs inside the building.
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ijustsettheworldonfire
You can die underwater
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MovieWatcher10
Some NPCs are unkillable and will be knocked down for a short period of time.
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CJ16
All killable entities are able to be crippled
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Anonymous
Nobody is tortured on screen, but the aftermath of torture is clearly visible in several locations and it is discussed in a few terminal entries.
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tobyoz
while it's not exactly amputation some enemies limbs and heads can detach after being shot/killed
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MovieWatcher10
You can find molerat teeth as an item on dead molerats and in other various locations such as meat sacks in super mutant camps.
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MightyGoose
Yes, fall damage can cause you and NPCs to die.
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Sibelos
Like with every other fallout game since fallout 3, hitting the head with some weapons (mainly sharp melee) can cause decapitation.
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Aliceskeetskeet
Dead bodies can be found hanging at raider camps
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SiRenfield
The plot is kickstarted by the Sole Survivor's infant son Sean being abducted
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Thomas Veil
Much of the story revolves around solving the mystery of whether the Player's own son is dead, or is kidnapped.
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JayR
The game starts and ends with major character death of the players family. Most NPCs can be killed by the player or the environment/hostile enemies, and death is a common theme in the game.
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GhostBones
A character will try to sell you a charge card if you say no he will call you it.
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Golden
It is possible to keep giving a particular character chems until they die
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Breanna
Your main character's spouse is killed in the beginning of the game. There is no way they return to the game at all.
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SheenaHutto
You can romance companions in game and can romance more than one; if a romanced companion witnesses this, their affinity towards you will go down. This is simply a game mechanic and holds no real value to the story otherwise.
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icanrockyourworld
You can scrap children's toys in the settlement workshop in exchange for materials
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Halcyon
Your spouse is killed at the beginning of the game
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Aliceskeetskeet
Your kid is kidnapped at the beginning of the game and they talk about instances of kidnap a lot during the game
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ArrowProceeds
While there are no intentional jumpscares, enemies can catch players off guard and accidentally cause a jumpscare.
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MovieWatcher10
Multiple mannequins can be found across the Commonwealth. Some are clearly put in place to cause a (minor) scare by the player.
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eyesinthehills
In the DLC Nuka-World, some ghouls are painted to vaguely resemble clowns, and the player may apply clown paint if they wish, but there are no literal clowns shown
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Are there razors?
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DizzyLizzy
After searching Kellogg's memories, Nick Valentine has some "mnemonic impressions" of Kellogg. This results in one instance of him essentially being possessed by Kellogg after his death
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Anonymous
The Nuka-World addon contains a ghost in one of the theme parks.
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JayR
The player can choose to eat corpses after getting the "cannibal" perk, and super mutants will often describe killing and eating humans
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Anonymous
No, but nausea and vomiting are referenced by several characters when the player is exposed to radiation.
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GamingAndMemesGalore
There are holotapes (audio recordings) of people being killed. The PC can listen to them if they so choose, but most can be avoided.
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Someoftheseseemredundant
The sidequest "The BIG Dig" involves breaking someone out of prison. You can trap raiders and gunners in cages. One of your followers has reportedly been incarcerated enough for the single in-use jail cell in the game to be referred to as her suite, however that only comes up in a throwaway line
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Someoftheseseemredundant
Unless you count one of your followers being a mind clone of an ethical cop in a very corrupt police force, no
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SiRenfield
The player can date any character regardless of gender and cheat on their romantic partner but there will be in-game consequences
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tobyoz
Cait's max affinity quest involves helping her cure her addiction, electro-therapy is used on her to cure her addiction
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Amanda Skinner
Father definitely does have cancer through the game, and ends up dying if he isn't killed somehow else by then.
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eyesinthehills
As with the hospital, a number of quests/loot areas exist within former mental institutions.
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Anonymous
Stimpacks and certain drugs if you choose to use them.
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Anonymous
Several quests take place within hospitals.
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JayR
Part of the main story includes going into Kellogg's memories, where the world appears soft and incomplete. In the optional area "Dunwich Borers" the player will experience hallucinations where the entire room looks like it did pre-war
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JayR
There is a gulping noise whenever the player drinks a liquid from their inventory or from a water pump. The player will breathe heavily when their AP is low while running
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Travis
Though The Radio Man Travis miles cries out of nervousness allot
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saw2004
Virgil is a super mutant who was once human. He hates his current body and isolates himself from the entire world because of it.

Curie is a robot who dislikes her robot form and wants to become human, though this is far less major than Virgil’s situation.

There are also several ghouls who deal with hating their current bodies.
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Anonymous
(Spoiler) It is possible to get Doc Crocker to kill himself during a side quest.
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charliexlindegger
No, but in the survival mode eating and starving are regularly referenced
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dorian1234
The player character is frozen inside a chamber about the size of a casket.
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JayR
Not word for word, however in the Brotherhood quest Blind Betrayal Paladin Danse will threaten to kill himself if you do not kill him first. He can be talked out of it if you pass a speech check.
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RyanJ
If a bomb/grenade goes off the camera shakes
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TribalSaturn
There are definitely flashes at some points in the game, they're uncommon but I've seen small flashes when ***SPOILER*** traveling to the Institute for the first time
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Sibelos
Standard M rated language: semi common uses of f*ck and sh*t
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Sean does in the beginning of the game
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Halcyon
One of the companions, Deacon, secretly follows you throughout the game
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AbsentLabRat
Not seen, but the PC can find a holotape belonging to a pregnant runaway from before the war next to a skeleton.
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Thomas Veil
Yes, but thank god it has nothing to do with their orientation -- it's just that 99% of the humans in this game are killable.
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RiftWitch
Male player characters can wear dresses if they wish, but no one will comment on it.
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DizzyLizzy
The main antagonist faction of the game, The Institute, has many antisemitic tropes and themes, namely being a secretive organization that runs shadow governments as well as kidnaps and replaces people. While there isn't an explicit mention of Judaism or Jewish people, it has very harmful antisemitic stereotypes
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Thomas Veil
Yes, *but* almost all of the hate speech is among fictional groups: super mutants and ghouls are biased against humans, and vice versa. Among real-life humans, there is some ethnic hatred towards the Communist nations, but otherwise there is no inter-human racial animus.
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tobyoz
if you talk to the scam artist Parker Quinn he will call the player character a "r*tard" regardless of how they respond to him
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SheenaHutto
While rescuing Nick Valentine in the vault, he will comment that the name of his captor, Skinny Malone, is an "ironic" name, and later says he can "hear fat footsteps" behind the door.
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JayR
Synths are occasionally called "it" regardless of their gender. Notably (spoiler), Elder Maxson, Proctor Quinlan, and Knight Rhys will refer to Paladin Danse as "it" after learning that he is a synth
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CJ16
If your spouse is black, then they are the first death shown, but this is optional
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Someoftheseseemredundant
The game can bug out and make everyone blackface
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SiRenfield
Grey area on account of sci-fi circumstances but your 200+ year old character can date multiple possible characters albeit all parties involved are adults and YMMV considering how the Sole Survivor is physically and mentally the same as their pre-war age on account of being cryogenically frozen
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GamingAndMemesGalore
If charmed, the PC can engage in sex with their compainions.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Golden
*Spoiler* By a very long extension, yes. Synths were created using your sons DNA. You can romance companions that are synths.
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Is there BDSM?
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MovieWatcher10
No, but if your character gets down to their underwear only, companions might react to it.
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MovieWatcher10
Not sure if directly, but Travis Miles' quest is about him gaining more confidence. One of his friends tells the player they want to help Travis "man up".
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JayR
No, however Nick Valentine shows having mild memory loss and not remembering someones name during the Far Harbor DLC.
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Breanna
Your mileage seriously varies with this one.
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dashael
Technically...

While you do not see a plane crash ingame, there are a number of ruin locations with potentially traumatic debris from plane crashes.
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GamingAndMemesGalore
No, but you can shoot cars to make them explode.
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Rayne
While not necessarily a car crash, there are many abandoned cars in the game which can explode violently if damaged.
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eyesinthehills
In addition to the comment about the player drowning, there are a few unlisted quests that lead to underwater skeletons implied or stated to have died by drowning.
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ijustsettheworldonfire
Sometimes player deaths can be graphic
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MightyGoose
The game is basically a first-person shooter, there's going to be an abundance of guns.
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Anonymous
Do you even know what the game is about
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