HUDless games

Group Description

Most games have sections of the screen reserved for numbers, graphs, or other visual abstractions of important game data such as score, health, and ammo. The total screen area used by these sections is called the Heads-Up Display, or HUD. A lot of games try to minimize the intrusiveness of the HUD by using a minimalist or transparent style, or by automatically hiding elements of the HUD when they aren't immediately needed. Games in this group have no HUD at all during proper gameplay. Every piece of game data is either tucked away in a sub-menu that must be manually opened, or is concretely represented within the physical game world. Low health might be indicated by the protagonist limping or bleeding, ammo might be indicated by an LED readout on the weapon, and so on.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice2017PlayStation 4, WindowsNinja Theory Ltd....
Little Nightmares2017PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneBANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc....
Bound2016PlayStation 4Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC...
Abzû2016PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One505 Games S.R.L.4.07
Inside2016PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OnePlaydead ApS3.23
Kholat2015PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneIMGN.pro...
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter2014PlayStation 4, WindowsAstronauts, The4.37
The Old City: Leviathan2014WindowsPostMod Softworks, LLC...
Mountain2014Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Windows4.42
Element4l2013Linux, Macintosh, PS Vita, WindowsI-Illusions...
Kairo2012Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsLupus Studios Limited3.40
Journey2012PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC4.23
1916: Der unbekannte Krieg2011Browser, Macintosh, WindowsDet Danske Akademi for Digital, Interaktiv Underholdning Filmskolen3.67
Q.U.B.E.2011Macintosh, WindowsToxic Games...
Limbo2010Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OnePlaydead ApS3.61
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories2009PlayStation 2, PSP, WiiKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.13
Afro Samurai2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.67
Dead Space2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.4.02
Mirror's Edge2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.96
Silent Hill: 0rigins2007PlayStation 2, PSPKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.98
Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie2005Nintendo DSUbisoft, Inc....
Black & White 22005Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.82
Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, PSP, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.59
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth2005Windows, Xbox2K Games, Inc.3.85
Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (Signature Edition)2005PlayStation 2, WindowsUbisoft, Inc....
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Selected Covers

Black & White 2 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Black & White 2
Little Nightmares PlayStation 4 Front Cover
Front cover for Little Nightmares
Bound PlayStation 4 Front Cover
Front cover for Bound

Selected Screenshots

The beginning.
Screenshot from Black & White 2
Title screen
Screenshot from Little Nightmares
Title screen.
Screenshot from Afro Samurai
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