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Video Guides of this walkthrough are fine as long as I am credited in the video and the Guide linked!


There is a trophy for not using hints for the entire game. If you're worried you may accidentally use them (accessed from the pause menu), then before starting your new game, go to Options – Game and toggle the hints off.


During this walkthrough, I'll say "exhaust conversation" which means you must choose all the options that show up as "!" (usually all of the right-hand options) but the "?" choices are optional.


Many of the NPCs will wander around so I can't always give a precise location as to where someone is when you need to talk to them at a given point in time but they never wander far.

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Tutorial Desert

Run forward until a cutscene

Use pie with gang-gang bird (the tutorial will teach you how to use inventory stuff)

Examine body – (B) Your Lessons Are Over unlocked after cutscene


Union City – City Walls

Run forward until a cutscene – exhaust conversation

Get on the right sidewalk and follow it up to a booth with a purple and green roof

Use the hand device

Continue following the sidewalk back to the main road and continue forward

Repair the broken barricade pillar to talk to Hobbsworth – exhaust conversation – he will upgrade your registration chip

Head back towards the welcome gate and enter the playground on the right

Use crowbar on the chain on the roundabout

When the kid (Pixel) gets on, push the roundabout x2

Talk to Pixel – exhaust conversation

Go to the sidewalk you followed to get your hand chip, then interact with the strange bench (will now read "Voxel's Hideout")

Talk to Voxel – exhaust conversation – get firecracker

Go to the back of the truck

Use firecracker with murder of gang-gangs

Try to open the truck door

Go to the front of the truck and talk to the trucker (Wendell) – exhaust conversation

Open the truck – perform truck ritual (hit bumper/pull door) – get Mini K


Look to your left – you should see a waterfall. Wandering around the area is a gang-gang that has a purple head and is holding something in its beak. Interact with it and lure it over to the waterfall. When you're there, use the Mini K with the waterfall.


Pick up strange tool

Locate the gap kid you saw at the beginning of the game (Ember)

Talk to Ember – exhaust conversation

Talk to Ember when she's finished setting up at the workbench – yes

Interact with workbench

Go back to the kiosk where you got your hand chip

Use the door controls and enter

Turn around and examine the poster above the door (1/5)

Pick up the sandwich and the scanner, then leave

Go back to Voxel's Hideout

Talk to Voxel


Bye – (S) Hunger Games unlocked

Go back to the barrier and use the bridge controls on the left

Talk to Ember – exhaust conversation

Talk to Ember at the work bench – get hacker

Press :r1:, then when prompted, hack the vending machine – swap "dispense drink" with "play refusal", then click the diamond shape (or press Circle) and choose "apply".

Hack the bridge controls (will show as "safety bridge"), then use the controls


Cross the bridge and go left

Hack both the cooling system (fan) and the conveyor belt (recycling unit) – set belt speed to "rapidly"

This will (eventually) trap the robot

Pick up the battery from the robot's back once it's trapped

Cross the bridge and approach the front of the truck

Open truck hood and use the universal power cell with the battery compartment

Talk to Wendell – exhaust conversation

(G) Infiltrator unlocked after cutscenes

Go up the stairs and enter the monopod



Go forward and use Greta terminal – okay

Exit conversation (you don't need to take the survey)

Turn around and enter the monopod – Graham's Home


Lakeview Apartments

Run forward but don't enter the building yet

On the right side of the building is a sprinkler control box – hack it – swap the flow rate numbers

Enter the building

Exhaust conversation – color doesn't matter

Use the lift

Talk to the butler robot and enter Graham's Apartment


Graham's Apartment

Turn left and walk through the door into the posters room

Look at all four posters on the left wall

Turn around and look at the poster in the right corner – (S) Rational or Just Crazy? unlocked

Look at photos hanging over the mattress

Use MINOS terminal

Click the “view QDOS history” button

Click Civic Guide – click all five buttons, then back out

Click City Live – scroll down the entire screen, then back out


Look at the movie poster on the exit door (if you accidentally open the door, just wait for it to close again) (2/5)

Exit the posters room, turn left, then enter the bathroom

Use the medical scanner, then exit when you can.

Look at the employee of the month poster above the toilet

Exit the bathroom and into the main room

Enter the bedroom (right of the fireplace). You will still be given the option to look around if you want to keep poking around.

Quiz answers: comfort / A+ / B / train depot / heart / photography – (B) Interview Jeopardy unlocked

Go back into the bedroom

Look at plush collection on right bench

Look at empty spot on the bench

Talk to Songbird – husband – exhaust conversation

Locate Momma Bear on the bookshelf and turn her on – Bartleby

Leave the room and pull out the hacker so you have access to both "toy tracker" and "digi-bonsai holoprojector"

"holoplinth app"/"toy finder service"

Look at holoplinth (to your right)

Find Chipworth and talk to him – Butler Duties/Windows

Quickly enter the bathroom (Songbird will tell Chipworth to close the windows soon after he opens them)

Close the toilet, then climb on it

Use Mini-K with gang-gang

Pick up the box – get damaged hololens and photograph

Exit the apartments


Lakeview Apartments

Take the lift downstairs

Go into the laundry section of the lobby

Wait until the cleaning robot is refilling the water in the machines, then hack them ("integrated laundry system" and "waterboy base-station unit") - swap the laundry 0% with the base-station unit 100%

Hack the cleaning droid – swap the two cleaning options

Take the lift back upstairs and enter Graham's Apartment

Talk to Chipworth – (butler duties / laundry) x2

Follow Chipworth and watch him do laundry – (S) Wash Pin Bowling unlocked

Exit the building


Make a manual save after the cutscene – sometimes this puzzle can soft-lock so you will want something to reload in case that happens


Go to the little garden area and wait for the cleaning robot to refill, then hack it along with the sprinkler control – swap the base-station unit 100% with the sprinkler control 100%, so both numbers are at 100%.

Open the sprinkler control box, then use it – (S) Water the Plants unlocked

Talk to the woman on the roof – exhaust conversation

You should see a cutscene of the woman climbing onto the robot – this may take 2-3 cycles of the robot actually flying up to get her. If it doesn't happen after 2-3 cycles, reload that save I told you to make.

Talk to the people once the girl comes down – exhaust conversation

Get on the monopod – Piazza



Run forward, take the left branch when the path splits, then stop at the giant statue

Walk up the stairs behind the statue – exhaust conversation

Enter the building


Museum of New History

Follow the path left to the marionette bear, then stand between the exhibit and the water refill station you passed

Wait for the cleaning robot to use the water refill station (or for it to be in the bathrooms behind the refill station), so you can hack both the exhibit and the robot at the same time - "excitedly"/"aggressively"

Use the children's exhibit – (S) The Zen of Screaming unlocked

Approach the arm in the center of the room

Go back up the stairs, find the Asio City exhibit, then stand on the stairs so you can access both that exhibit and the robot circling around the arm

Hack both the robot and exhibit – "enticingly"/"calmly"

Go back to the arm

Hack both the robot and arm – "enticingly"/"gently"

Stand on the stairs between the arm and the children's exhibit

Hack both the robot and children's exhibit – "aggressively"/"gently"

Go back to the arm – make sure the man has approached the arm before continuing

Hack both the robot and arm – "aggressively"/"enticingly"

Pick up the aspiration brooch (should be directly behind you)

Interact with all five Joey history stations – (S) History Lesson unlocked

Approach and enter the gates to the Old History Exhibit


Old History Exhibit

Approach the fridge and look at the poster on the side (3/5)

Go to the back of the exhibit to the Joey Speaks booth

Use the exhibit information scanner next to it

When the robot arrives, hack both it and the Joey Speaks booth - "play attraction"/"announce exhibit information"

Wait for the robot to leave, then use the exhibit information scanner again

Use the exhibit information scanner again, then quickly run to the fridge

Use crowbar with padlock

Go back to the Joey Speaks booth and use crowbar with it

Pick up Joey board, then enter the room on the left

Use circuit board with vacuum bot – exhaust conversation

Go back into the exhibit and find the holo-display

Use crowbar with panel on holo-display

Joey the port (click the port and choose Joey for him to interact with it)

Talk to Joey – escape

Go back into the small room

When the flying robot comes in, hack it - "barrel robot"/"vermin warning2

Go back into the holo-exhibit

When the flying robot comes in, hack it - "union city map" and "barrel robot"

Joey the holo-display image – yes

Use crowbar on barrel

Climb inside barrel


Museum of New History

Leave the bathroom – aspiration day/yes

Exit to Piazza – (B) Reunited With an Old Friend unlocked



Go down the stairs and go right to the brooch kiosk

Use aspiration brooch with brooch slot – choose whatever

Repeat with the other two holograms – (G) Ultimate Collector unlocked

(Just continue with whatever brooch you like after unlocking the trophy)

Continue on the path to the safety services area and interact with Greta terminal – exhaust conversation (when given the option between Alonso and Orana, choose Orana)

Turn around and get on the monopod – Graham's Home

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Graham's Apartment

After the cutscene, enter the building, take the lift up, then enter Graham's Apartment

Enter the posters room

Put on the cleaner's uniform

Backtrack to the monopod – Aspiration Platform


Aspiration Platform

Walk forward – exhaust conversation

Walk to the tree and Joey the five piles around it – (S) Cleanliness is Next to Joeyness unlocked

Enter the little elevator room

Just inside the door is a sprinkler control panel. Open and use it, then go back outside

Walk over to the vending machine and look above it – you should see a gang-gang. If it's not there, either find it or wait for it to land above the machine

Lure the gang-gang, then throw the Mini-K at the tree

Go back into the elevator room and use the control panel again

Joey the fallen bunting

Exhaust conversation – get travel waiver – (B) Lax Safety unlocked

Take the Joeyboard out of the vacuum robot

Go up the open staircase and get on a monopod – Recycling Center


Recycling Center

Enter the building, go down the stairs on the right and approach the crusher

You will automatically get an empty bottle

Turn left and turn off the crusher conveyor belt

Use the crowbar with the crusher

Turn the crusher belt back on

Quickly turn right and hide in the locker

When the robot turns the belt off and is inspecting the crusher, quickly exit the locker and turn the conveyor belt on

Pick up the crowbar (it's next to the locker)

Go up the stairs, turn right, then follow the path until you can exit left


Continue forward, go right at the fork, then enter the Furnace

Follow the path down the stairs to a distiller

Use green bottle with tap – get moonshine

Backtrack to the Recycling Center


Give moonshine to Leet – exhaust conversation

Place hand on hand clamp

When given the opportunity, grab the fish – (S) A Fishy Tail unlocked

When given the opportunity, grab the empty glass bottle – (B) Knockout unlocked

Pick up cleaver (ground) and unicorn made of plastic explosives (desk)

Backtrack towards the furnace area but go left at the intersection this time


Instead of going up the stairs, go under them

Look at the poster on the wall (4/5)

Go up the stairs, then head right

Use crowbar on rusty box, then turn off light switch

Backtrack to the ladder and climb it

Walk up to the ANCHOR sign

Use cleaver with tether

Go back down the ladder and go to the anchor

Use unicorn with broken light (just above the gas pipes)

Go back to the rusty box and turn on the light switch

Backtrack to the furnace area, then enter


Go down the stairs

Enter the furnace and climb the ladder

Talk to Leet – exhaust conversation – (B) The Man Behind the Iron Furnace unlocked

Sit down in the LINC Interface – yes x2



Use the safe pillar

Download the duct tape and fire extinguisher, then go back

Use duct tape on damaged data

Use Z symbol pillar

Use duct tape on damaged data

Download eyeball, then go back

Use eye with giant eye

Use rock platform pillar

Download divine wrath, then go back

Use gear pillar

Use duct tape with damaged data

Download magnifying glass, then go back

Use chess piece pillar

Use divine wrath with virus (don't get too close), then go back

Use the safe pillar again

Use magnifying glass with giant safe – get core.log, then go back

Approach the firewall

Use extinguisher with firewall, then go forward – (B) 8bit Days unlocked



Go into the dome

Use Core.log with Converter.Exe – (S) Classic Threads unlocked

Turn around and interact with Navigator.Exe, then go through the door

Talk to Security Control AI


This is a stacking puzzle and you have three platforms to work with – the two kneeling guys and the Security Control AI. From left to right, number them 1-3. Solution: 2-3 /1-2 / 3-2 / 1-3 / 2-3 / 2-1 / 3-1 / 2-3 / 1-2 / 1-3 / 2-3


Exhaust conversation – you will automatically come into possession of Songbird's Bartleby Bilby plushy

Exit into the furnace area

Walk past the furnace burner (do not interact with it) and backtrack to the monopod – Graham's Home


Graham's Apartment

Enter the building, go upstairs, then enter the apartment

Enter the posters room and use the MINOS terminal

Click Messages – click the one with the attachment, then back out

Click Holo-Plinth – scroll over to the ?, then back out

Exit MINOS, then leave the posters room (you can change clothes in here if you like)

Walk towards the fireplace so you can access both the toy tracker and the holoplinth

Hack holoplinth - “holoplinth app” / “toy finder service”

Use damaged hololens with holoplinth, then look at the message – (B) Crystal Clear unlocked


Make a manual save here but don't overwrite it, because we will need it for a separate trophy after we finish the game.


Find Songbird – sometimes she goes outside of the building, if you can't find her in the apartment

Give Graham's photograph and Bartleby Bilby plushy to Songbird

Talk to Songbird – exhaust conversation

Go to monopod – Piazza



Go forward, take the right path at the fork, then approach Cafe de la Spankles

Enter the cafe and hack just the VIP lounge door system - "open door"/"play refusal2

Use the cafe terminal

Pick up the can of Spankles

Hack the cafe terminal - "order drink"/"alarm"

Go outside and turn right, hanging out by the tables

Look for someone in green – when you pull out your hacking device, you can see their portable music device

Find a spot against the side of the building where you can access both the music device and the cafe audio system with your hacking device

Hack both systems - "lounge music"/"album b-side"

Reginald will leave the lounge

Go back into the cafe

Use the cafe terminal

When the robot shows up, hack both it and the e-reader on Reginald - "Aspiration Gala poem"/"Aspiration Day"

Leave the cafe (if you are interrogated by another robot, just claim ignorance)

Follow the robot you summoned and hacked, until it gets to the brooch booth by the museum

Approach the brooch booth and hack both the robot and the brooch stall - “Aspiration Gala poem”/ “(something) holofile”

Use aspiration brooch with brooch slot – choose any of them (they'll all display the poem)

Backtrack to the monopod – Graham's Home


Graham's Apartment

Find the dapper butler robot – he's almost always outside

Talk to the dapper butler robot – exhaust conversation – (B) Party Party unlocked

You will end up in the posters room

Wear the party clothes

Backtrack to monopod – Aspiration Platform


Aspiration Platform

Go forward and down the stairs (cutscene)

Approach the small elevator room – exhaust conversation


This is timed. If you mess up, start over again at the vending machine, because the hacks will reset.


Hack the nearby vending machine - "dispense drink"/"alarm"

Wait for someone to use the machine – don't do it yourself!

Stand between the two holo-adverts to the left of the vending machine, then hack both of them - "vermin warning"/"aspiration day" (or "fireworks", or whatever the advert is. You're basically just moving the “vermin warning” tags across the room between the “load advert for citizen” part of the holo-adverts for this puzzle)

Go halfway down the stairs next to the holo-advert – you should be able to access the one at the bottom of the stairs as well as the one at the top of the stairs

Hack both holo-adverts - "vermin warning"/"aspiration day"

Go down the stairs and hack both the holo-advert and the projection robot - "vermin warning"/"fireworks"


Backtrack to the elevator room and use the elevator

Use crowbar with vent

Crawl into the vent system

Keep following the path. Eventually you will be given the option to watch a performance or move on

Choose to watch the performance – (S) Poetry Slam unlocked

Continue following the path

Exhaust conversation – (B) Hidden Trouble unlocked (eventually)


Reflection Spa

Go down the stairs into a new room with a console in the center

Locate the patrolling droid. Ideally, it would be just entering a room. If not, wait until it is. This is timed and may take you a few tries.

Use console screen – click whatever room the robot is in, then click the red button(s) for an empty chair, then exit the console

Quickly enter whatever the room is and fly behind the empty chair – if you've timed this correctly, there should not be electricity behind the empty chair

Press the system override button on the back of the empty chair

When the robot comes in, go behind it and push it over the railing

Go back to the console – (B) Joey Time unlocked when you regain control

Enter Room 5

Backtrack to the console for a conversation, then back up the stairs and leave the spa

Continue following the path – (B) Freedom! unlocked


Recycling Center

Follow the path to the furnace area

Go to the moonshine station and turn on the tap

Climb the ladder to where Leet is

Sit down in Linc Interface



Use Navigator.Exe, then follow the path

Talk to avatar

Pick up the (division sign) and the 0 from whatever pedestal they're on

Look at the pictures above the pedestals. Find the one with three people that reads “ALL CITIZENS”. Change those values so it reads (division sign) 0 – (B) Equality For All unlocked


Recycling Center

Approach the d-RYD shell on the mattress

Transfer Joey Board into it

Go back down the ladder, then try to leave

(if you didn't turn the moonshine tap on earlier, do it now)

Talk to Joey – Moonshine

Walk to the locker

Follow Orana for another cutscene

Turn left and hack the elevator console - "call elevator"/"play refusal"

Use elevator, then leave through the nearby door


City Walls

Follow the path to the control room

Stand midway between the door and the stairs so you can hack anemometer and gun controls - "green"/"red" and "manual fallback"/"send shutter alert" - dialogue choice doesn't matter

Leave the control room, then hack both anemometer and gun controls - "red"/"green" - you should see the shutters open again

Go to top right corner of control room

Hack both land train doors and signal system - "land train gate"/"main gate"

Find a spot along the left wall of the control room so you can hack both the toaster and the satellite dish - "transmit to land train fleet"/"toast"

Press lever on the toaster – (B) Time to Get Out of Here unlocked after cutscene



Follow the path to a vacuum shell – exhaust dialogue

Quickly hack the stalkers - "enemies"/"androids" (do this on both) – (B) A Meeting of Minds unlocks when you regain control

Enter the room

Walk up to the computer monitor on the right wall

Under the table is poster (5/5) – (G) Movie Buff unlocked

Sit in Overmann chair



You will be rotating picture cubes to progress through the conversation.

The pictures in order : robot grabbing person / Songbird and a man / a kneeling man / falling man (the corner triangles look identical, so swap them around one at a time if the picture doesn't take) / kneeling people in front of buildings – (S) Snuffing Out the Light unlocked

At credits, (G) Completionist and (G) Brain the Size of a Planet unlocked



Load the manual save I told you to make earlier. This time, ignore all the stuff with Songbird. Just go directly to the monopod and continue with the walkthrough. Play through and (S) Two Faced and (P) Metallurgist will unlock after dealing with Alonso at the City Walls.

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