Dead By Daylight

Video Game  Report
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JennaLafontaine
One of the Demogorgon's add-ons references a cat that was killed by it in the series Stranger Things.
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angrydoberman
In the archives, Hill Billy killed police dogs. The Clown has also killed dogs. All of this is lore though, it does not show up in the gameplay.
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JennaLafontaine
While no animals are seen being abused, several animal carcasses can be found in levels, along with an apparently live horse that appears badly injured.
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kirk
There are cockroaches that can be seen in the basements of the houses in the Springfield Maps.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
Yes
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No
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BriarRosePatch
In multiple levels you can find dead pigs hung as if in a butcher shop. One character wears a dead pig as a mask, but it is never shown alive or being killed.
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FandomLover
Multiple carcasses are shown as well as hanging pigs
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GrimKim
On one map there is a horse with it's ribs visible. It is obviously sick/dying or undead.
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Yes
0
No
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BriarRosePatch
The entity, which is the main antagonist of the game, resembles a spider. The killer player’s goal is to feed survivors to her, and it is impossible to play the game without seeing this regularly.
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thenumbereleven
Every match involves Survivor players being hunted down/stalked by Killer players. Worthy of note is Michael Meyers, who gains power by stealthily staring at Survivors from a distance.
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Yes
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No
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trickedboon
There is no violence on-screen but some character backgrounds may involve it; The Hillbilly was abused as a child.
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trickedboon
There is no abuse on-screen, but many characters' backgrounds include childhood trauma.
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BriarRosePatch
“The Pig” has a backstory in which she used to be an addict, but it is barely mentioned even in her backstory.
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BriarRosePatch
The character “the Clown” attacks survivors by throwing bottles of chemicals at them, which makes them dizzy. In his backstory these are said to be drugs. It does not affect the players very much, only blurring the screen and making them cough.
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DialgaMatthews
Alcohol is mentioned at various points in the game’s lore (such as a survivor’s backstory involving a hangover) but is never shown.
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BriarRosePatch
You cannot play this game and avoid seeing torture. The main purpose of the game is for the player acting as the killer to hunt down and kill four players who are survivors. [TRIGGER WARNING] This is done by hanging them on meat hooks, which slowly kills them. The Pyramid Head can trap survivors in cages of barbed wire instead, and The Pig (who is from the Saw series) places a trap from the series around survivor’s heads.
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Yes
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No
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kirk
Lacerating survivors is a key part of the gameplay.
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Raccaine
In a Tome cutscene for Nea's story "Rebel With a Cause," a mayor gets in a car wreck and we see him dead in the aftermath of the wreck, with multiple teeth fallen out. In additional Tome cutscene, for "Go For Broke," the character Ace Visconti gets in a bar fight where his face, and teeth, are damaged.
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koroneinugami
as far as i know, there's not any sexual content in dead by daylight.
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BriarRosePatch
One of the characters available to play as/against is Freddy Kruger from the Nightmare on Elm Street series, who is a vengeful ghost who was murdered by fire. His design reflects this as he is covered in burns.
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WitchAndroid
Leatherface from Texas chainsaw massacre is a playable character nicknamed "the cannibal" and while he doesn't on screen eat anyone like the hag, many of his items reference it
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PigRidingZombie
The clown has a mori where he smashes their head on the ground till death then takes a finger
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Anon149
In the Pinhead Mori, the survivor is chained to a log with spiked and dragged down through a blue portal in the floor, which closes up behind the survivor.
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JennaLafontaine
The Clown's mori (kill) animation shows him removing a victim's finger.
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DemetrioZannetti
when the clown uses a memento mori to kill a survivor he chops of their right index finger and tastes it before storing it on their person after violently stomping their head
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DanieT
there are images of nooses on a map that contains gallows. players are hung on a hook by killers as a means of killers winning
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BriarRosePatch
The character “the Nurse” wears a pillowcase on her head which restricts breathing. Several of the killers breathe in a ragged way.
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Yes
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No
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thenumbereleven
The Doctor's eye sockets are held open by his headgear in a rather disturbing fashion.
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FandomLover
The Deathslingers background shows him breaking his leg after beating and killing his prison warden
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mileswernham
* also want to note there is also no fall damage in game
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trickedboon
Not on-screen, but one or more of the characters' backstories involve children
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Yes
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No
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PigRidingZombie
The entity pulls people into his realm and they are never seen again
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Yes
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No
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JennaLafontaine
The Spirit's backstory does mention the violent death of her mother.
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DemetrioZannetti
this is a playstyle some killers like michael myers, the wraith, and the pig can use against survivors
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DemetrioZannetti
a playable killer is a killer clown named the clown this is all
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DialgaMatthews
One killer (The Spirit) is the ghost of a mutilated young woman. Freddy Krueger also makes an appearance, and two killers (Wraith and Nurse) have ghost-like traits. Ghostface is also in this game.
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koroneinugami
there are showers in the maps, but you can't use them.
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BriarRosePatch
Several of the killers are either hinted to be possessed, or are ghosts and demons themselves. As of now, players cannot be possessed by other players in combat, but because the game is always adding more characters there is a possibility this could change.
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EdgionTG
Sort of. In the trailer cutscene for Tome VIII - Deliverance, there is a flashback sequence in which a young Jeffrey Hawk (The Clown) wets himself in fear of his father's alcoholic rage.
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FandomLover
Plenty of sounds of stabbing and being impaled.
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miitsuri
the killer "the deathslinger" spits on the ground when you select him in the menu but that's about it
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fetishfangirl
the plague vomits on survivors and the map and causes survivors to vomit as well
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Yes
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No
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DemetrioZannetti
stage called lery's memorial hospital
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BriarRosePatch
The character known as “the Doctor” hunts down survivors and electrocutes them, and this is called “shock therapy” in the game. However, this is not realistically portrayed at all in game. The Doctor’s backstory does show that he used to perform realistic shock therapy, however.
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thenumbereleven
Some Med-Kit add-ons use needles and syringes as their icons, but they are not modelled/ever shown in-action.
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JennaLafontaine
Two levels take place in abandoned mental hospitals. One of them, Lery's Memorial Institute, features sounds of shock therapy and screams as background noise.
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BriarRosePatch
One very minor reference. The character “the Pig” has a power up that references someone she knows who has cancer, specifically his medical file. This character is absent in the game, and this power up can be avoided by not playing as the Pig.
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trickedboon
No, but there is a loud heartbeat that represents your terror. The heartbeat tells you when the killer is near.
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BriarRosePatch
The character “the Pig” has a power up in the form of a small box with razors in it, and the text on the power up explains that she uses this to self harm and it gives her strength. This power up can be avoided by not playing as the Pig.
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sparksfly
The Nurse is implied to have mentally “snapped,” causing her to kill people. A few of the other Killers are implied to be mentally ill. On the other side of the spectrum, multiple Survivors are implied to have mental illnesses or neurodivergency, and said survivors are not aggressive.
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Yes
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No
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trickedboon
No, but you can choose to hide inside a locker (though you can see outside of the locker).
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sparksfly
In Claudette’s lore, she’s heavily implied to be autistic, and her mother treated her coldly because of this, just wanting her to be like the other kids. (In actuality, her mother really wanted for her not to be bullied, however this isn’t stated at first in her lore.) Another character, Felix, is told by his father to get help for his social issues.
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BriarRosePatch
One of the characters is a ghost, who is designed with a pillow covering her head in reference to suffocation.
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BriarRosePatch
In the backstory of the character “the Hag,” it is described that she was starved nearly to death. Additionally while not an eating disorder (but I do not know where else to categorize this), multiple characters engage in cannibalism.
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FandomLover
The players show fear, heavy breathing, whenever they hear a load heartbeat sounding. This indicates when the killer is nearby.
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BriarRosePatch
The doctor has an ability to electrify people, which results in your screen flashing static until you can remove this status effect. Attempting to remove it can result in more flashing static.
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BriarRosePatch
The player controls the camera, and can make it as shakey as they please.
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Does a baby cry?
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes
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No
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mileswernham
no, however one of the killers is a parasitic twin and so when the adult twin lets the parasite out,(tw if even the mention will put you off) it looks like a baby jumping out of her stomach, so you just have to judge if that sounds too close to it for you.
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Yes
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No
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Raccaine
The character Sally Smithson, more commonly referred to as The Nurse, has additional lore through the Tome system in which she and other characters say hateful things in regards to mentally ill and disabled patients.
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JennaLafontaine
No characters in the game have confirmed sexualities or transgender identities.
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FandomLover
The clown is considered a fat character but this is not joked about or mentioned.
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BriarRosePatch
The majority of the killers fall into the “mentally ill” horror tropes, and one of the locations is an asylum.
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Anon149
The post-match chat is heavily moderated, but sometimes stuff slips through. You have the option to report if this happens. Also the usernames of your teammates aren't moderated, but you can report them through Steam.
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BriarRosePatch
You can play as a black character, and it is possible that you may be the first to die, but it is not an intentional or scripted event.
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BriarRosePatch
Survivor players often “t-bag” the killer as a joke which is in reference to a sexual activity, but it is more of a joke or a taunt than anything truly sexual.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
Yes
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No
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FandomLover
There are no incesturous relationships.
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teapotcutie
Some of the crossover characters have sexually assaulted others, but it's never mentioned or depicted ingame.
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PigRidingZombie
It is an endless game of cat and mouse you die you go back in you escape you go back in
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parathingum
one of the playable killers (the clown) has a santa claus cosmetic set.
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becquerei
A car crashes into a tree in the unlockable cutscene for Nea Karlson in Tome 5.
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Saraza
On the new RPD map you can find a burning helicopter on the roof that has clearly crashed, but you don't see this happening.
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Yes
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No
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DialgaMatthews
One killer, The Deathslinger wields a rifle that can fire out a chain. No actual bullets are seen but when playing as a survivor against him, a loud bang can be heard across the map
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BriarRosePatch
The entire purpose of the game is to either attempt to kill other players, or avoid being killed. Blood and gore are main mechanics of the game, and if that is troublesome the game should be avoided because there is no way to avoid this mechanic.
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kensheda
In The Artist’s backstory, her little brother Matias falls into a creek & drowns.
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