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
The Way2016Linux, Macintosh, WindowsPlayWay S.A....
Inside2016PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OnePlaydead ApS...
Feist2015Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFinji...
Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries2015WindowsGriN BVBA...
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....
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)2014Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Windows, Xbox OneE-Line Media...
Deadlight2012Windows, Xbox 360Microsoft Studios3.65
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: The Sands of Time2003Game Boy AdvanceUbisoft Entertainment SA3.75
Prince of Persia: Harem Adventures2003J2MEGameloft S.A....
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
B.I.G.1997DOSHurtownia Oprogramowania USER...
onEscapee1997Amiga, iPhone, WindowsInvictus Games, Ltd.3.19
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee1997Android, DOS, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.17
Bermuda Syndrome1996Windows, Windows 3.xBMG Interactive Entertainment3.92
Zorro1995DOSCapstone Software2.88
Death by Dark Shadows1994DOS...
Nosferatu1994SNESSETA U.S.A., Inc.4.09
Heart of the Alien: Out of this World parts I and II1994SEGA CDVirgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc.3.98
4D Prince of Persia1994DOS3.61
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Selected Covers

The Way Linux Front Cover
Front cover for The Way
Inside Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Inside
Heart of Darkness Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Heart of Darkness
Bermuda Syndrome Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Bermuda Syndrome
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Inside
Main Title
Screenshot from Heart of Darkness
The introduction
Screenshot from Bermuda Syndrome
Title screen
Screenshot from Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
Screenshot from Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
Game group created by Oleg Roschin (174020), additional games added to group by krisko6 (467), Meximagician (1), Sciere (385911), robertmo, Pseudo_Intellectual (47892) and vedder (20604)