Death Stranding

Video Game • 2019 • Action  

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This video game contains 47 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
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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trashazaki
In a journal, a character's uncle, who is their surrogate father, is abusive.
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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marvmineral
An antagonist follows Sam from location to location in a predatory way, and sends him fan mail.
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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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Zoey
There are logs detailing how a character was severly beaten by his uncle when he was a child
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Addiction
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salarua
Not depicted in-game, but you will deliver medicinal drugs and oxytocin in various missions.
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Is there addiction?
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Shaii
A charecter is shown in flashbacks being clearly drunk and taking swigs of a bottle of alcohol.
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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)
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marvmineral
Dead or dying birds, crabs, whales, and fish can be seen in cutscenes and some select areas.
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Are animals abused?
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Literal piles of dead marine life related to Beaches and strandings.
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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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marvmineral
No, but there are massive cobwebs made of tar in some cutscenes.
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Are there snakes?
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marvmineral
No, but there are moving, snake-like bits of tar shown in some cutscenes.
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Are there bugs?
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marvmineral
Cryptobiotes are small, floating bug-like critters. They are edible, are eaten in several cutscenes, and can be found in the open world. They make a gross sound when eaten.
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Assault
Is someone restrained?
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marvmineral
No, but in two cutscenes an antagonist licks the face of a character in a creepy way.
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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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Is someone burned alive?
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ForestGreen
A woman is buried in rubble, but is rescued.
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Is there body horror?
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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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marvmineral
No, but BTs may float from side to side with their heads angled downward, which unintentionally resembles hanging from a distance.
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marvmineral
No, but there are a few intense punches during cutscenes, where damage to teeth is implied but not shown.
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salarua
The player character can be knocked out in combat, and can knock out enemies.
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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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dogtier1
There are scenes of toe nails being torn off
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Is someone tortured?
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sadiecookie
References to the character Fragile being tortured occur throughout the game
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It is possible for Sam to fall down stairs if he loses his balance.
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marvmineral
During a cutscene, one character is pushed off a cliff to their death. You can also fall from steep cliffs in the open world.
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marvmineral
No, but characters may have tar or blood that appears to flow from their eyes, like tears.
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MochiTiger
Body horror/dead body type stuff
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Children
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BB is technically "abducted" by Sam instead of incinerated. Later, she is occasionally taken from Sam for "maintenance," and he is visibly distraught by this. Finally, the antagonist Cliff is on an endless mission to find and reclaim his infant son.
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Does a kid die?
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Zoeyyyyy
A fetus is shot in a late-game cutscene but brought back alive by a secondary character
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Family
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marvmineral
Threat of a kidnapping is one of the driving plots of the game.
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Does a parent die?
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bettercalldidi
Both the protaognist's parents were killed, her adoptive mother dies as well
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Does someone cheat?
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sadiecookie
Several disfigured baby dolls are shown throughout the game.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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slug
when you check on BB in the private room, there is a chance sam will experience a short dream sequence that sometimes involves a jump scare.
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salarua
In a cutscene, a character appears to be possessed by a mask.
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Are there ghosts?
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marvmineral
BTs are not typical ghosts, but are coded in the same way. Restless spirits, tied to specific places, difficult to see, creepy, etc.
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Are there clowns?
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marvmineral
You can encourage the main character to take showers/baths. No frontal nudity.
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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dogtier1
It's not realistic vomit (it's like an oil substance), but yes
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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sodiepops
One is used near the beginning when equipping the BB
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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dogtier1
A character is shown in a simulated room with medical equipment hooked up to her, but it's not a typical hospital
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sodiepops
Sam, the main character, has his mother die of cancer very early in the game.
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Mental Health
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Anonymous
A man stabs himself multiple times during an attack.
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salarua
One character attempts suicide but fails early on, and another character succeeds in late-game.
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Is there misophonia?
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salarua
Cryptobiotes make an audible crunch when eaten. Several characters eat cryptobiotes in cutscenes. The player can also eat cryptobiotes to restore lost blood, but this is strictly optional and the player can rest or transfuse blood from a blood bag instead.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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marvmineral
One chapter has a trek through a cramped, dark sewer (mandatory). Navigating collapsed buildings in the open world can also be claustrophobic (optional). A cutscene has two characters talking in a cramped space; one of them is noticeably uncomfortable and avoidant throughout.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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marvmineral
Early on, minor characters make graphic attempts in order to escape BTs. Later, a character holds a gun to their head and pulls the trigger, but nothing happens.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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LizSautter
When B.B. is upset, you will hear crying. This can be solved by comforting them.
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Is there shakey cam?
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marvmineral
There are several short flashbacks in this style. Losing balance or tumbling in the open world may cause shaky cam.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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salarua
The player character may glance at the camera from time to time. A villain makes fourth-wall-adjacent remarks, using terms like "game over" and "changing the difficulty".
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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marvmineral
During a cutscene, a character gives birth, but the camera shows only the character's face as it happens.
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Are there abortions?
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salarua
For most of the game, you are accompanied by BB, a 28-week-old fetus in a wearable artificial womb.
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Shaii
Don’t know if this counts but a character gets trapped under rubble while waiting for a c-section but the baby becomes a B.T so take that how you want
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sadiecookie
pregnant women dying is part of the backstory of the BBs
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Technically, BB is misgendered for the entire game. The characters all refer to BB by the name Lou and he/him pronouns, but at the very end Sam calls her Louise, suggesting that she was female all along and no one bothered to check.
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It's unclear whether any people of color die, but all of the characters of color we do know about survive, and one of the most important characters in the game is a black man.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Is there hate speech?
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It's unclear if any of the characters are LGBT.
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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jdpamv
Some of the lore is that “asexuality” is part of what caused the apocalypse, as people weren’t reproducing. The term is misused to refer to lack of sexual activity and it’s overall painted in an aphobic light. Particularly unfortunate as this is one of the only mentions of the aroace community in a video game.
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Sex
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marvmineral
There is posterior shower nudity, and references to sex in some dialogue and lore text, but there is nothing explicit. No main characters are shown or implied to be in sexual relationships.
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salarua
The player character is shown nude in a few cutscenes and when bathing or showering, but no genitals are shown.
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Zoeyyyyy
The ending heavily implies that the tragic mistakes which led the world to ruin will be repeated as the true wrongdoers get hailed as heroes
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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sodiepops
A motorcycle crashes in the opening cutscene

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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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marvmineral
One sequence makes you maneuver to avoid a small plane crashing. Due to an in-universe time loop, this event will repeat until you’ve made it past and left the area. The sound is very loud and jarring.
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qwerty
It's possible to hit porters with a car or bike during gameplay.
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Violence
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marvmineral
One cutscene has mushroom clouds and detonation sounds. There is occasional discussion and/or threats of nuclear explosions.
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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dogtier1
There are numerous scenes of falling underwater though
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marvmineral
There are a few intense war cutscenes and gameplay sequences where continuous gunfire is heard. Guns (both lethal and non-lethal) can be used in the open world, and during boss fights. There are a few cutscenes where characters are shown dying from several gunshot wounds.
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