Red Dead Redemption 2

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thespianscreed
You can kill domestic cats you come across, and you can hunt wild large cats such as panthers and cougars. One side mission requires you to kill a lion.
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thespianscreed
A dog disappears and is implied to have been killed by a main antagonist, but this is not shown.
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spoopt_doopt
It isn’t canon to the story, but if you choose to, you can abuse any animal you come across by hitting it. Also, there’s an NPC or two that hit their horses, and I know there to be one you can rescue by stealing it who takes a long time to calm because it’s so traumatized.
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spoopt_doopt
There are flies if you’re around manure or a dead animal carcass, especially in warmer climates
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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BeezerWWP
There are several quests involving fishing and hunting for deer, wolves, bears, etc.
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swoonsing
In addition to the animal death discussed under other questions, you're bound to encounter carcasses at random, including one of a horse in the second mission. Some of them will be graphically decomposed, frozen, or burnt.
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megwilton3556
SPOILER: at the end of the game when running from the Pinkertons with John, Your horse will get shot and subsequently die.
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AdamHirsch
You won’t encounter them often. Maybe once or twice if you’re actively looking for them.
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Snezzpai
During the later chapters you can encounter a man with a tent full of... inappropriate pictures of women, he also talks of how he was stalking a widow you can encounter in a side mission.
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lpsmv
agreeing with the other comment but swooping in to say that Molly actually didn't supply information to the pinkertons and in fact lied about it, presumably to get a reaction out of Dutch. the pinkertons say she gave them more questions than answers and that Micah told them.
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AnonymousCat
You can come across multiple scenes of NPCs and gang members arguing and occaisionally being physical with one another. Two main characters are in a very toxic relationship and are constantly verbally abusing eachother.
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Sashimiroll16
In a mission you have to complete to progress the story, you collect bounties for someone in your gang, and it doesn’t take long for you to figure out the guy in debt presumably abuses his son as while you search for the money you go into the son’s room (he gives you the money) and when you open the door the son screams something along the lines of “don’t hit me again!” (I don’t remember the exact quote as it caught me off guard). As you’re walking out you see the father again, and you have the ability to kill him. And if you choose to kill him you gain honour.
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wolves
it's heavily implied a character struggles with alcoholism. several main characters also regularly smoke
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DutchMcHutch
It can be found out that one of the members of your gang does heroin. The player can use cocaine gum, but this is far from graphic, as the player quickly puts it in their mouth, and the use is not required or forced upon the player.
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BeezerWWP
A character begins as an alcoholic, but sobers up over the course of a few chapters.
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BeezerWWP
There are multiple instances of torture. Your group keeps a member of a rival gang tied to a tree without food or water. The leader of that rival gang kidnaps your character and hangs him naked by his ankles as he threatens to castrate him. In the epilogue, one of your companions is captured and strung up over a fire without a shirt.
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BeezerWWP
Your characters grow facial hair and shave either themselves or can visit a barber to get a shave. No visuals of razors are shown. Several characters and enemies use knives as weapons.
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nolanfrancisco
A character gets his teeth knocked out in a bar fight
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Wilson
There is a point where a male character is threatened with genital mutilation, but it does not actually happen.
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nolanfrancisco
In a mission where you light up a tobacco field, one of the guards catches on fire
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camzhem
it's implied that one of the gangs partakes in cannibalism. nothing on-screen, though.
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wolves
several characters are graphically shot in the head
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VrisJade
You can find a stranger on his horse near-dead and take him to the doctor, and you can watch him get his injured limb amputated. You don't have to watch, though. The doctor tells you that you can leave.
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spoopt_doopt
I’m sure there are more instances, but you can optionally play a minigame called five finger fillet where you stab a knife between your character’s fingers and if you press the wrong button, they stab their fingers and cut them instead.
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bobbytava
There is a main mission where the leader of another gang is hanged
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AdamHirsch
Towards the end of the game, the player character is diagnosed with Tuberculosis and is shown struggling to breathe as well as coughing up blood on multiple occasions.
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ArdenAlexandra
No, though Trelawny feigns a seizure during the mission to rescue Sean.
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nolanfrancisco
You dont see it happen, but a member of your gang is beheaded and his eyes are gouged out
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AnonymousCat
There are multiple occasions in which you can choose whether to save a character or let them die via falling. Sometimes you may not be successful in trying to save them. There are also random encounters where people fall, and at a waterfall there is a barrel with a woman's skeleton inside who was implied to have fallen to death.
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thespianscreed
Several references to children dying, some with marked graves in-game, although the player cannot kill child NPCs.
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AnonymousCat
In a small town you can overhear a conversation between a sheriff and his mistress over their affair. They are heavily implied to be cheating on their significant others.
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DutchMcHutch
A child of one of your gang members is taken captive by a man and is used as incentive to do work for him. The child is not harmed or even threatened, and the child is seen multiple times as describing it as being a positive experience, with the captor giving him toys and candy. PS: No pedophilic undertones
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nolanfrancisco
A rancher who is a father of one son dies of turberculosis
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pandaboy466
F****n gators scare the spit out my mouth goodness golly
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nolanfrancisco
There are some paintings of clowns but there isnt any real ones. Besides, even if there was clowns, you could kill them anyway
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thespianscreed
There are at least three Easter Eggs involving ghosts: two in Lemoyne and one in New Hanover.
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thespianscreed
You can have your character take a bath in multiple saloons or hotels throughout the game world. This is entirely optional.
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ArdenAlexandra
The mission 'Wisdom of the Elders' begins with a sick man who believes he is possessed.
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Bobaboys
Gun shots, burning, and other sounds involving injury are used. It can probably be unsettling if your sensitive to it.
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Sashimiroll16
This is a very common idle animation for a lot of NPCs because it’s the Old West. As well as it appears in multiple cutscenes and any Red Dead Online player can spit using a specific emote
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nolanfrancisco
There is a scene where 2 characters get very drunk at a bar. The two get jail time for drunken violence and one of the characters vomit when they get out of jail
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swoonsing
The actual modern-day Pinkertons would have you believe this is the exact opposite of copaganda.
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thespianscreed
Mandatory hospital scene in Chapter 5.
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Bobaboys
There is an optional side mission where an electric chair is used in a fairly graphic cut scene. I'm not sure if this counts as electro-therapy though.
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wolves
in a scene at a doctors office, a character is given a shot of (what is implied to be) cocaine
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ArdenAlexandra
No, but there is an abused and mentally ill girl shown locked in a secluded room of her family's house and the parallel is close enough that I figured I'd mention it.
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thespianscreed
However, terminal illness is shown in multiple characters.
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Ruebot
Despite the overwhelming amount of "no's", one of the main character's son, after the ain character s forced to defend him and himself, and the young character realizes it, he begins to have a panic attack. Late epilogue 1.
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swoonsing
A major character becomes increasingly unstable and unwell over the course of the story, and with that shift in their state of mind, they become more and more prone to extreme, needless violence. Many minor antagonists, including rival gang members and a hidden serial killer, are depicted as rather unhinged as well. But a lot of the good guys (including the protagonist) are violent and struggling with forms of depression, addiction, and/or PTSD, too.
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luobinghe
The player's character sometimes makes self-depreciating remarks about his own appearance and if you comment on his reflection in the mirror, he states how ugly and pathetic he thinks he looks, obviously carrying a tone of unease/uncomfortableness with looking at his own reflection.
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genji
There are a few scenes in the game that take place in dark, confined caves
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AnonymousCat
A character who is heavily implied to be autistic/aspie is tortured and killed by a rival gang in chapter 4.
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Sashimiroll16
Also in the scene where the young man threatens to shoot himself, if you fail, the guy actually does pull the trigger
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thespianscreed
Throughout Chapters 1 and 2, a character is held prisoner and starved. He makes audible pleas for food and can't be avoided.
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PaliThePancake
This game hasn't really bothered me as someone with misophonia, but if you're overly sensitive to noises there are (minor!!!!) eating sounds, breathing/out of breath sounds, coughing, gory, whistling and humming. again, it was never something that I was really bothered by as its subtle and most times you can simply leave the area of the noise, but it is there!
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swoonsing
Thunderstorms can be flashy at night sometimes, especially in the forested areas that get very dim. There isn't just lightning in the sky; the entire map will briefly flicker between bright and dark. The side mission "A Bright Bouncing Boy - II" is especially intense with this.
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GraceK
SPOILERS when your character washes ashore there is shaky camera from heat exhaustion when you are at a bar for a few drinks the camera doesnt nessacarily shake, but its still difficult
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Does a baby cry?
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AnonymousCat
It's very difficult to come across, but if you play red dead one and two John and Abigail have a stillbirth of a daughter. There are references to this in red dead 2.
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thespianscreed
Non-human, but the player helps a horse gives birth in an Epilogue mission.
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jdpamv
The game has at least one hard-r.
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thespianscreed
There are no known transgender characters in the game, but there are a few instances of crossdressing men who are mistaken for women.
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thespianscreed
Frequent slurs and prejudice against racial minorities, including Native American, Hispanic/Latino, and black characters. References to lynchings are made, and the KKK can be encountered in random events.
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spoopt_doopt
No, not canonically. However, there is a side quest in which two male characters are implied to be in a relationship (in the very least, it’s some more of a bromance) and if you wanted to be evil and kill them I think you could.
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Onlydarkninja
If I remember correctly, I believe some gang members will make fun of the camp chef's weight.
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luobinghe
Sort of, in an unavoidable mission in chapter 3. The player's character has to pretend to be a "bit slow" and "quick to anger," basically implying he has a mental defect that makes him prone to violence and murder.
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swoonsing
There are men who wear dresses, and they're treated as a little quirky, but hey, it's 1899 in the American West. The protagonist is respectful of these characters and they aren't played for jokes or shock value.
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Ruebot
No, but in chapter 5 a character is called a queer by several soldiers as he is being tortured.
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VrisJade
Yes, you can find people who support the KKK and actual KKK rallies.
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mistersandman
Not first, but black characters are killed and experience racism in the game.
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VrisJade
Yes, some characters sing songs about having sex, and there is an (offscreen) scene where your main character is heavily implied to be sexually assaulted. You can also walk in on two characters having sex in a mission.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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genji
There's a random encounter on a farm involving an incestuous relationship. However, this scene is in no way necessary to progress the story, and can be avoided entirely
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DutchMcHutch
A woman is given a black eye from a man soliciting her and attempts to rape her. The player is forced to save her. It is ensenuated multiple times and it is usually the players choice to help them or not.
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genji
it's complicated. there are multiple endings, but even the best one is fairly depressing/bittersweet.
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DutchMcHutch
A cable car is violently crashed during an escape from a robbery. Stage coaches can be crashed, usually leading to the death of the horses pulling it.
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Sashimiroll16
There isn’t a plane crash, but while planning a prison break there is a hot air ballon crash, but at most the characters are dizzy
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nolanfrancisco
A wagon, not a car. There is a scene where a leymone raider is run down by one of your companions. You also will probably find yourself accidently running people over with your horse in crowded places time after time
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mistersandman
I’d avoid the game entirely if this is an issue for you. Shootouts and gunfights can’t be avoided.
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nolanfrancisco
All sorts of brutal things can happen, it would take me forever to list them all
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DutchMcHutch
The player can hogtie NPCs and drown them by placing them in too deep of water. The player character can drown to death. A couple missions include characters heads being held underwater for a period of time, sometimes its the player attempting the drowning.
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AdamHirsch
They didn’t have nuclear equipment in 1899
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