Genre: Cinematic Platformer

Group Description

Cinematic platformers are a sub-genre of platform games that attempt to combine traditional challenges of the genre with realistic structure and presentation. These games often feature puzzle-solving elements and setpieces, and play considerably slower than more "jump and run"-oriented titles. They avoid the abundance of power-ups and score-increasing items and instead emphasize the vulnerability of the protagonist, forcing the player to carefully plot every move (sometimes in a trial-and-error pattern) to overcome obstacles and avoid falling damage. Protagonists in cinematic platformers are normally realistically proportioned, with special attention paid to animation and precise acrobatic moves (climbing, hanging on ledges, rolling, etc.).

The genre was defined and popularized by Prince of Persia (1989). Other notable examples include French-developed platformers such as Another World (1991). Many of the genre's gameplay elements were carried over as it shifted to 3D. This group, however, only includes two-dimensional cinematic platformers, particularly because the line between various platform genres tended to blur with the advent of 3D.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Inside2016Windows, Xbox OnePlaydead ApS...
The Way2016Linux, Macintosh, WindowsPlayWay S.A....
Feist2015Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFinji...
Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries2015WindowsGriN BVBA...
Never Alone2014Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Windows, Xbox OneE-Line Media...
Monochroma2014Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox OneNowhere Studios...
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty!2014Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii U, Windows, Xbox OneOddworld Inhabitants Inc....
Limbo2010Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OnePlaydead ApS4.04
Between Heaven and Hell2006WindowsMadGames...
Prince of Persia: Harem Adventures2003J2MEGameloft S.A....
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time2003Game Boy AdvanceUbisoft Entertainment SA3.75
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Curse of the Sword2001Game Boy ColorActivision Publishing, Inc.3.58
Tomb Raider2000Game Boy ColorEidos Interactive Ltd.3.94
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus1998PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.24
Heart of Darkness1998PlayStation, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.96
onEscapee1997Amiga, iPhone, WindowsInvictus Games, Ltd.3.19
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee1997Android, DOS, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.17
B.I.G.1997DOSHurtownia Oprogramowania USER...
Bermuda Syndrome1996Windows, Windows 3.xBMG Interactive Entertainment3.92
Zorro1995DOSCapstone Software2.88
Death by Dark Shadows1994DOS...
Nosferatu1994SNESSETA U.S.A., Inc.4.09
4D Prince of Persia1994DOS3.61
Heart of the Alien: Out of this World parts I and II1994SEGA CDVirgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc.3.98
Blackthorne1994DOS, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA 32X, SNES, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.79
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Selected Covers

Zorro DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Zorro
Limbo Xbox 360 Front Cover first version
Front cover for Limbo
The Way Linux Front Cover
Front cover for The Way
Feist Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Feist
onEscapee Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for onEscapee

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Zorro
Title screen
Screenshot from Limbo
Title Screen
Screenshot from Death by Dark Shadows
This is where you start. Different, eh?
Screenshot from 4D Prince of Persia
Main menu
Screenshot from Feist
Game group created by Oleg Roschin (174088), additional games added to group by Meximagician (1), Sciere (373769), robertmo, Pseudo_Intellectual (45655) and vedder (20607)