3 reasons pacifist runs are the next speedruns

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Game developers are always thinking of ways to add challenge to a game, especially with customizable difficulty settings that please players both casual and hardcore alike. But in the age of Youtube and Twitch, gamers have gotten a lot better about entertaining each other and creating challenges of their own.

Speedruns took off about as quickly as the name suggests, in such a way that they've has become their own subculture. But more quietly, a new wave of challenges has taken hold: the no-kill run, otherwise known as the pacifist run.

Published Aug. 29th 2015
  • Austin Widmyer
    Agreed. Pacifist runs take way more patience, and they also don't rely as much on exploits. I just did a run of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes where I made no contact with anyone. Back in Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, that was the only way to get 100%

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