Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
Blood, Drug Reference, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Violence
This is a puzzle-adventure game in which players follow characters attempting to escape from a mysterious warehouse. As players solve environmental puzzles and interact with fellow captives, their decisions trigger various cutscenes, some of which include brief acts of violence: players' character getting strangled in first person (the screen blurs and fades to black); a woman attempting to stab herself with a scalpel. As the game progresses, various sequences depict bloodstained rooms and/or blood-splattered bodies, including characters lying in large pools of blood in the aftermath of a mass suicide (implied through on-screen text). Some of the dialogue contains sexual material/innuendo (e.g., “Not like I'm hoping to get my face sandwiched between a girl's bare thighs,” “Just leave me and Luna out of your sick fantasies, you creep,” “[A]re you trying to get me to take my clothes off?” and “Can you, like . . . kind of slide it down into your cleavage . . .”). Pharmaceutical drugs are a central part of the plotline, and references to other illicit substances occur during various scenes: “You must be really desperate to get high,” “You must've done a lot of drugs to look like that at twenty-two,” “Or was it just a hallucination, brought on by stress or maybe some strange drug they'd dosed me with while I was out?” The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” also appear in dialogue.