Death and Taxes

3.9 out of 5
7 User Ratings
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Death and Taxes this small Indie, short narrative-based game, you take the role of the Grim Reaper... on an office job.
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About Death and Taxes

About this game

In this small Indie, short narrative-based game, you take the role of the Grim Reaper... on an office job. Your job is to decide which people are going to live or die. Your choices will affect the world around you. Keep the chaos away or foil plots to destroy the world and rise through the ranks of Reapers all the way up to MIDDLE-MANAGEMENT, wow!

Death and Taxes is a game in the vein of narrative-based indie titles, such as "Papers, Please", "Reigns", "Beholder" and "Animal Inspector", to name a few. The consequences of your choices are yours to bear, while the mystery of your incarnation awaits revelation!

  • Have a.. totally normal.. office job
  • Talk to your boss
  • Get monies
  • Buy stuff from Mortimer’s Plunder Emporium(?)
  • Decorate your desk
  • Do some paperwork
  • Pet the cat??
  • Stare in the mirror and talk to yourself
  • Don’t let the existential dread set in
  • DONT LET IT SET IN (ONLY THE FATE OF HUMANKIND IS IN YOUR HANDS, IT'S 100% OK)
  • Listen to that one really catchy tune in the elevator

Features:

  • Meaningful choices
  • Branching storyline with multiple [SECRET] endings
  • Make-Your-Own-Grim-Reaper!
  • Fully voiced NPCs
  • Original Soundtrack
  • Original artwork featuring watercolour graphics
  • Dialogue options
  • Upgrade shop
  • Twitch integration!

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
February 20, 2020
Developer:
Placeholder Gameworks
Publisher:
Placeholder Gameworks
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
Supported Languages:
English +

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Processor: i3 or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated graphics or GPU with atleast 512 MB of VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Processor: i3 or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated graphics or GPU with atleast 512 MB of VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: macOS 10.12+
  • Processor: i3 or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated graphics or GPU with atleast 512 MB of VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: macOS 10.12+
  • Processor: i3 or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated graphics or GPU with atleast 512 MB of VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04+ or equivalent
  • Processor: i3 or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated graphics or GPU with atleast 512 MB of VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04+ or equivalent
  • Processor: i3 or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated graphics or GPU with atleast 512 MB of VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Death and Taxes Statistics

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Difficulty Statistics

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Simple
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Easy
23.08%
Just Right
38.46%
Tough
7.69%
Unforgiving
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Relax & enjoy! 38.46%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Death and Taxes User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 7 ratings
86% of users would recommend this.
3.9

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Phantom
I don't usually like this kind of game to be honest because often I find them repetitive and boring after a while. This game is an interesting mix of decision-making and story and after playing it a number of times I am amazed with how your decisions actually change the story. Often my biggest issue is that I don't feel like what I do doesn't matter but in this game it clearly does. Playing the game again is also encouraged by the archievements. The voiceover is great, the replayability is there, the "everyday work" in the game is nice and different. I recommend you play the demo and decide for yourself whether or not you'd like to try the game yourself.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Relax and Enjoy! 54% of GameFAQs users said Death and Taxes is Simple or Easy. 38% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 8% of GameFAQs users said Death and Taxes is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ACB, Death and Taxes is suitable for players aged 15 and above.
Yes, Death and Taxes is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Processor: i3 or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated graphics or GPU with atleast 512 MB of VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Processor: i3 or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated graphics or GPU with atleast 512 MB of VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: macOS 10.12+
  • Processor: i3 or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated graphics or GPU with atleast 512 MB of VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: macOS 10.12+
  • Processor: i3 or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated graphics or GPU with atleast 512 MB of VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 5 hours.
86% of Fanatical users recommend Death and Taxes. The average review score is 3.9/5
Death and Taxes was released on February 20, 2020
Yes, Death and Taxes supports MacOS.
Yes, Death and Taxes supports Linux.
Death and Taxes is published by Placeholder Gameworks
Death and Taxes was developed by Placeholder Gameworks
Fanatical users tagged Death and Taxes as Simulation, Story Rich, Point & Click, and Strategy
Fanatical users tagged Death and Taxes as Replay Value, Narrative, Dark Comedy, and Atmospheric
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Death and Taxes as having Character Customization
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Death and Taxes as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Death and Taxes as Simulation
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Death and Taxes as Story Rich
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Death and Taxes as Point & Click

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