Half-Life 2

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This video game contains 39 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
216 supporters
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DynoJumpyr
While it isn't technically a dog, the robot companion D0G survives and even provides the most helpful in the story events.

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Unanswered Triggers
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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alephnull47
State surveillance is a major element throughout the City 17 parts of the game.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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DragonsHidden
The player characters "Hazard suit" when taking large damage, will state: "Morphine administered." While not seen by the player its implied the protaginists suit is using morphine on them for medical purposes.
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Is there addiction?
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DragonsHidden
A main character and ally, Barney Calhoun, will say when first meeting the player: "About that beer I owe ya." In reference to the first game. There are also random empty bottles strewn about most levels, but its not clear what liquid used to occupy the bottles.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
102 supporters
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alephnull47
A bird gets eaten and you can kill pigeons.
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Are animals abused?
119 supporters
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DragonsHidden
Not story wise, but the player is able to harm crows and pidgeons, but this is not necessary.
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DragonsHidden
When the player first encounters the Barnacle enemies, a bird that the player accidentally scares away is caught by a nearby Barnacle Tongue and eaten.
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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alephnull47
It's implied that *something* happened to a cat in a teleportation experiment, it isn't shown or elaborated on.
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Does a pet die?
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implied before events of game
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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SynthLynx
The poison headcrabs in particular are quite spider-like in their appearance and movement.
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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AIS_Sona_v0198
No bugs native to Earth are present in the game with the exception of flies which appear as simple audio files playing near deposits of dead bodies. The closest manifestation to "Bugs" can be seen in the design of the alien "Antlions"; formed as large four-legged creatures building large ant hills and resting/breeding larvae in subterranean caves.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Iscopeeee
The citizens of City 17 are apparently drugged via the water supply "to make [them] forget".
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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eeeeevf
In later levels you have to (voluntarily, but there is no other way to progress) get into a metal carrier thing that prevents player movement and using your weapons. Other characters are also held in these involuntarily.
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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SynthLynx
This can happen to the player character if they stay underwater too long. Antlions will also die if they go in deep water.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Heyo
While it isn’t a main feature of the game, there are areas where Combine soldiers can be crushed with heavy objects such as vehicles or metal shipping crates.
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DynoJumpyr
Headcrab zombies are burned in Ravenholm as means for defense and progress.
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Jade37
Humans don't experience this, but during one of the episodes, you're tasked with covering holes that antlions crawl out of with objects, including heavy machinery. You are technically burying them to keep them from coming out, though it's more like an obstruction rather than a burial.
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Is there body horror?
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Turki
The Zombies are the most common example of body horror but combine soldiers are shown to undergo this as well.
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Is there amputation?
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DragonsHidden
A main character, Eli Vance, is missing his right leg past the knee. Its instead replaced by a metal prosthetic. But he does not lose his leg in the game.
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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alephnull47
A zombie gets hanged.
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Turki
The player can drown to death if they spend too much time underwater.
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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AIS_Sona_v0198
The Player is able to break their leg bones several times and will be notified in such case by their HEV Suit before being administered morphine. There is no explicit mention of other injured NPCs having any of their bones broken.
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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VivPizza
Headcrab zombies have long, bloody fingers after transformation, which may be triggering to some players.
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Is someone tortured?
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DynoJumpyr
A man is beaten in an apartment by the Civil Protection during the introduction of the game.

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Anonymous
The player character can.
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jdpamv
You can shoot enemies in the eye and a bloody wound texture appears on their closed eyelids (but you can faintly make out the eye undamaged). One of the corpses uses a photo texture of a real dead person’s face, which includes empty eye sockets.
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jdpamv
It's mild for an M-rated game but the zombies have exposed entrails (plus you can slice them in half) and there are excessively gory corpses strewn about some levels, at least one of which uses an image of a real dead body's face as its face texture.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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DragonsHidden
There are no children seen in the game, but some NPCs do mention children.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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eeeeevf
Main characters will follow you in certain sections, and though they regen health very quickly it is possible for them to die in which case the game will put you at your last save. In addition, a main character unavoidably dies in Episode 2
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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jdpamv
Countless deaths in-game as well as a photo of a real dead person’s face used as one of the corpse face textures. There are mods that remove this texture if this is triggering/against your ethics.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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splitts
One of the main plot points involves a character being kidnapped by the Combine. The player must rescue him with the help of his daughter. It is later revealed that the daughter has been kidnapped as well.
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Does a parent die?
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AIS_Sona_v0198
During the conclusion of Half-Life 2 : Episode Two; Dr. Eli Vance, father of co-protagonist Alyx Vance, is executed at the mercy of a Combine Advisor.
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Does someone cheat?
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vinnytime
not on-screen, but theres an item thats a dirty baby doll missing a limb and eyes.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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AIS_Sona_v0198
Starting from the chapter Route Kanal; the player may encounter dormant Zombies which will wake upon the player physically interacting or startling them. A few of such zombies are however located beneath shallow water surfaces and are automatically triggered to come up screaming as a form of jumpscaring enemy.
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AIS_Sona_v0198
Citizens may become possessed upon a Headcrab successfully coupling with their head; turning them into zombies. In rare circumstances the Headcrabs may survive the death of their victim and seek out alternate host bodies to possess. The transmutation of the victim is only a parasitic side-effect of the Headcrab taking control over the body.
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Are there ghosts?
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alephnull47
You can hear children's voices in an abandoned playground.
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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flabbergastio
In HL2 Episode 2, Antlion Workers spit acid at the player.
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Is there audio gore?
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theoverwatch1997
Yes; Injuries are accompanied by the sounds of bones breaking or blood splatters, zombies scream in reversed English for help etc.
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Jade37
There is arguably a strong anti-cop message as you'll face opposition with Civil Protection and other authoritarian Combine forces. One of the main characters is a double agent assuming the disguise of a cop.
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LGBTQ+
Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
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DragonsHidden
No, but multiple restraint chairs are seen in most combine outposts.
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OscarPixelModin
An alien spices uses a needle-like organ to consume victims.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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alephnull47
There's a hospital set piece in episode 1.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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DragonsHidden
In one point of episode 1, the character Alyx will have a episode of anxiety and emotion after realizing her and the player snuck into a stalker train car. She talks about feeling horrible for the Stalkers, due to them once being normal people.
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SynthLynx
There are some parts in the game where the player has to crawl through ventilation shafts.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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AIS_Sona_v0198
During the chapter "Follow Freeman"; a long deceased citizen is found inside an apartment having died in their seat with a .357 Magnum next to their hand. The situation likely indicates the Citizen to have performed suicide over a week prior during the beginning of the Lambda Uprising.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Jade37
You encounter a playground in which you can faintly hear ghostly sounds of children in the background, but no crying is involved.
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Is there shakey cam?
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DynoJumpyr
Camera can shake when near explosions, or during certain cutscenes with a lot of movement or action.

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Sibelos
Kind of, the worst it gets is usually "sh*t" but there is one line where Barney says "If you see Dr.Breen tell him I said 'f**k you.'" In game the f word is interrupted by rubble falling down however you can hear it if you listen to the audio file.
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AIS_Sona_v0198
Some areas of the game include damaged light fixtures as the only source of light which are flashing in a heavy strobe pattern. Additionally the game features surveillance drones called "Scanners" which come up to the player and flash into their eyes. If more than one Scanner is near a player their effects may overlap and cause a heavy strobe effect.
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Paranoia
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Sibelos
The G-Man can be seen watching you throughout the game.
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Jade37
If you die in episode 2 during the sequence where you must protect the rocket from oncoming Striders and Hunters, the death screen text contains “the game now ends.” Also if you talk to any vortigaunt during Half Life 2 (not the episodes), one of their standard lines includes “Something secret steers us both. We shall not name it.” This one is more vague because it’s up for interpretation, but some see it as an acknowledgment that you, the player, are controlling Gordon.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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jdpamv
There are baby dolls but no actual babies, not sure how to vote on this one.
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Jade37
No. When Gordon wears the Mark V HEV suit for the first time, Dr. Kleiner comments, "Well, Gordon, I see your HEV Suit still fits you like a glove. At least the glove parts do." It's very unlikely that he was making a comment on Gordon's weight in this context, but some have interpreted it that way in a non-serious manner.
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aesh
that depends on how you look at it. general npcs have randomly selected playermodels, so it's not intended if a black character dies first. however, the first confirmed (and permanent, at the time) casualty of any story-relevant characters is a black man, though his death is later prevented through time shenanigans. the same goes for our secondary protagonist, who is a black woman that dies impermanently.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
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Jade37
Short answer: Mentioned in discussion from time to time, but nothing graphic. Long answer: There is talk of a suppression field which inhibits procreation, but no actual sexual content depicted in the game. During some segments in the game, you'll actually hear the Combine Overwatch voice letting human Combine members know that a reward for deeds done correctly is "non mechanical reproduction simulation." This mention is as far as it goes. Also, if Gordon waits a while before putting on the HEV suit, you might be able to hear Alyx joke, "Don't worry, I won't look." During Episode 2, (spoilers) you'll be able to hear a recorded PSA from Dr. Kleiner letting citizens of City 17 know that, due to the suppression field no longer being in effect, now's a good time as any to try to reproduce again. Alyx even comments on this with "Is Dr. Kleiner really telling everyone to get busy?"
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Social
Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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DragonsHidden
In the final episode a main character is killed off on a cliffhangar ending.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
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AIS_Sona_v0198
Upon the player acquiring their Jeep; they will be pulled up by a crane which will fail and lead to the player crashing into the ground upside down. The player may crash one of their own vehicles if not careful enough. There are no other car crash accidents besides sabotages to Combine APCs.
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Enronin
The player has to drive a car during one section of the game. Its tires screech loudly any time the player accelerates, brakes, or turns too sharply.
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Does a plane crash?
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Jade37
You can make Combine airships crash if you shoot at them. Sometimes this is an unskippable part of the plot.
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DynoJumpyr
The player can hit either Headcrab zombies or Combine Soldiers with the Airboat or Offroader
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Violence
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DragonsHidden
At the end of the first game, the large ominous tower called the Citadel, explodes, but the player and Alyx are teleported away by the Gman and are unharmed by the explosion.
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Is there blood/gore?
37 supporters
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flabbergastio
A majority of enemies and npcs bleed when hurt. Headcrab Zombies are walking, semi-decayed corpses, as well as having their rib cage bursting out of their chests.
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Does someone drown?
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Anonymous
The player character can.
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DynoJumpyr
Almost the entire game revolves around gun-based combat.
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