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Dead Pets Unleashed is a narrative rhythm game about a struggling punk band wrestling with life and the challenges of getting older. You play the songs in rhythm-action elements, while also getting to know the locals and managing the progress of your band. It takes the coming-of-age games like Night in the Woods and Goodby Volcano High in an edgier grittier direction.

You play Gordy, who's doing her best to keep the band together. However, you have to work with Gordy's less-than-perfect finances and faltering well-being. Can you manage to earn enough to cover rent, bills, and everything else?

As you progress you make choices (or failures) that affect how Gordy prioritises her life and shapes the future of the Dead Pets band. With different endings, Gordy has the chance to grow up in different ways, depending on the decisions you make.

The result is a game of many parts that combine to create a surprisingly coherent whole. Feminism, lite management, rhythm-action and narrative. It leaves you pondering the value of music, long-term friendships, and the way we each grow up at our own pace.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Dead Pets Unleashed 10 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 7 weeks ago.
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This is a Communication, Narrative and Rhythm game with Adventure and Strategy elements. This is a single-player game.


We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

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Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Use of Alcohol/Tobacco.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Violence, Blood, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol, Drug Reference, Mild Language.
The developers state that the game "contains a major storyline relating to sexual assault and harassment. There is an implied sexual assault that occurs towards the end of Episode 2 of the demo. There is a content warning in-game before the scene takes place, and you'll have the choice to skip over the specific scene if you choose."

There is a scene where you are cleaning off a dildo in a sink.

Skill Level

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need to have good rhythm and reflexes for the mini-games. But mainly the challenge is interpreting what's happening to make informed choices about how to move the story forward. You also need to be able to cope with unintended consequences.


Dead Pets Unleashed

Steam Store PC Coming Soon
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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Communication, Narrative, Rhythm (Adventure and Strategy)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Triple Topping (@TripleTopping)

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