Layers of Fear

Video Game • 2016 • Horror  

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This video game contains 31 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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sunflowersystem
It's implied in the main game that the PC killed the family dog. In the DLC, there's a crude child's drawing of the father setting the dog on fire.
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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sunflowersystem
It's uncovered through memories that the wife and daughter were both neglected and abused by the husband/father (the PC in the main game)
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sunflowersystem
The husband/father is shown to be emotionally abusive/manipulative and gaslights the PC during the DLC.
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Is a child abused?
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sunflowersystem
It's slowly uncovered through memories that the child was neglected, emotionally and verbally abused.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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sunflowersystem
Alcoholism and a sort of addiction to/obsession with painting, to the neglect of his family.
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DrewB
alcohol bottles are found all over the house
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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MelGamerYT
The horse is a representation of the dogs family, bc the child didn’t know draw a dog
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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sunflowersystem
Several dead rats are shown in the main game and there is a sidequest where you can kill a drawn snake in the DLC.
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Are animals abused?
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sunflowersystem
There are several implications that the PC abused the family dog and eventually killed it.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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sunflowersystem
There is a drawn snake in the DLC that follows you and you die if it finds you. There is a sidequest to kill it
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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sunflowersystem
The PC's wife gets burned and ends up with a scarred face. The burning itself is not shown, but referred to several times and the scarred face is shown.
In one of the main game endings, the PC burns himself and the house down.
In one of the DLC endings, the PC accidentally burns herself and the house down.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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sunflowersystem
A finger is shown at the end of Chapter 5, but we don't see it being removed.
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sunflowersystem
If you choose not to use the crank in one of the rooms, miss finding it in the first place, or lose it when your wife kills you, you have to pull on a chain to open the next door. Audible screaming can be heard while the chains move, implying you pulling the chain is hurting someone.
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sunflowersystem
There is one sequence where you have to fall down a pit, but it doesn't kill you. There is another, optional sequence to jump into a different pit, but I don't think that kills you either. I'll edit this later if I'm wrong.
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sunflowersystem
There is a burn scar around the wife's eye, but we don't see the event.
An eye is shown with some of the optic nerve in the last chapter of the main game.
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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sunflowersystem
There's one ending to the DLC (the Non-Forgiveness Ending) where the PC, the daughter from the first game, dies
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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sunflowersystem
The wife/mother commits suicide. If you play the DLC, you play as the daughter exploring the house because your father passed (off-screen, not discussed in detail). You can find your mother's suicide weapon in the DLC as well and hear her portrait telling you she's going downstairs to take a bath (which is known to be where she kills herself)
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
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sunflowersystem
The PC's wife jumpscares you. There are a couple of jumpscares involving furniture and the dog in the DLC.
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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sunflowersystem
The PC's wife's ghost haunts him throughout the game. Facing her is the only way to die.
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Are there clowns?
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sunflowersystem
No shower scene, but you see the bathtub both empty and full of water. This is also **SPOILERS** where your wife killed herself, though it's not shown.
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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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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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sunflowersystem
There is a memory flashing back to him visiting the hospital, but you can only see the bed before and the bloody Ace bandages during the spoken part.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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sunflowersystem
There is projected body dysmorphia, where the PC sees his wife's scarred face as hideous and completely ruining her, when it's only a few spots.
His painting of her in the loop ending transforms into a significantly worse version and laughs at him.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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sunflowersystem
There are several narrow hallways and times where you're trapped in a small room
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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sunflowersystem
**SPOILERS**
The wife of the PC (or the mother if you're playing the DLC) commits suicide. It's not shown, but her suicide note to her daughter is found, the bloody knife is found in both the main game and the DLC, and you hear her talking to her daughter in her final moments in the DLC.
One of the main game endings involves the PC burning himself alive with his house.
One of the DLC endings involves the PC accidentally committing suicide the same way.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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sunflowersystem
None shown on-screen, but the wife's notes discuss her pregnancy and mentions her birthing the daughter.
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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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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Does the black guy die first?
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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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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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sunflowersystem
Both the main game and the DLC have three endings. I consider one or two of them happy, but in the end nobody wins. Main - most common ending is getting stuck in a loop, painting the wife over and over again. Other two endings are the PC ignoring his abusive behavior and prospering as an artist or realizing what he's done to his family and burning himself down with his house. DLC - not forgiving your father and burning yourself and the house down by accident, forgiving your father and going home and treating your daughter the same way, and the secret ending of finding an untouched room your father set up for you to continue his legacy.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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sunflowersystem
The main game requires you to stick your head underwater several times for a prolonged period, but you don't drown
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Is there gun violence?
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